Inside Rock Fitness’s recently constructed 20,000-square-foot facility, jagged and slanted walls brandish holds that climbers uses to scale upward while attached to safety harnesses. The indoor rock-climbing course features surfaces for low-altitude bouldering and roped routes that ensure safe climbing all the way to tops of Rock Fitness’s towering walls. Special packages for beginners include belay lessons, day passes, and all the necessary rental equipment, such as harnesses, chalk bags, and belaying devices. The facility, which is open 24 hours a day, also houses a basketball and volleyball gym and hosts a variety of fitness classes, including Zumba, yoga, and kickboxing.
Boxing classes at UFC Gym are simply called The Workout—not because they’re the only workout, but because they’re the most famous one. Open to all skill levels, they build the strength, technique, and tenacity necessary to succeed in the ring. Complementary martial-arts courses teach other disciplines, from kickboxing to jujitsu to MMA. State-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment rounds out the gym’s offerings, allowing for solo workouts.
Pole Kraze helps women of all skill levels turn up the heat through a variety of flirtatious fitness classes. Pole-dancing incorporates core-strengthening, muscle-toning, and balance and coordination exercises to create an intense cardio workout, all on a pole that handily pulls double-duty at limbo after-parties. Firm your curves as you curve your body around the pole with the choreography class, or sign up for Pole Tricks to get a lesson in head-turning spirals and strength-building climbs. For those seeking additional athletic offerings, selections such as Pole-ga combine Ashtanga yoga and pole-dancing to create tighter outsides while striving toward more peaceful innards.
The origin of Team Appleby Fitness is a tale of two Applebys. Steve Appleby grew up in Southern California, and led a very active lifestyle until the age of 17, when he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident. Determined, Steve rehabilitated and transformed himself, eventually making a career out of helping others do the same.
Tanya Appleby, meanwhile, hails from Northern California. For awhile, she led an inactive, unhealthy lifestyle. Then she met Steve in 2000. Inspired by his story, she, too, underwent a transformation, eventually dedicating herself to helping others just as Steve had years before. Today, Steve and Tanya both boast multiple certifications, including personal training. They combine their decades of experience to offer a variety of training programs, assisting clients in weight loss, muscle training, endurance training, and more.
With more than 20 years of weight-loss experience, the fitness coaches at Total Fitness know better than to rely on fad diets and unrealistically fast results. Rather, the team breaks the cycle of yo-yo dieting by customizing fitness and nutrition plans to help clients gradually and effectively shed fat instead of just water. Aware that each body uses energy differently, coaches base their meal plans on the results of body-composition tests and tailor them to accommodate the client’s favorite foods, lifestyle, and any allergies.
Named after the yoga principle of self-surrender and devotion, Isvara Yoga and its staff dedicate themselves to their clients’ physical and spiritual well-being during 18 weekly Hatha yoga and body-sculpting classes. New students and amnesiacs with 24-hour memories engage in one-hour sessions of introductory Isvara 1, covering basic poses intended to strengthen the body. Sculpt Fusion classes combine fitness-furthering weight training with basic Hatha postures to tone muscles, open joints, and ease tight ligaments. The serene studio, which boasts copious natural light, hosts a rotating selection of special workshops that spices up the stacked schedule like oregano-flavored Pop Rocks, including a monthly Laughing Yoga class that improves circulation through vigorous chuckling.
Holly Humphreys Reyes didn’t set out to create a fitness empire in her hometown. The busy mom simply wanted to shed some weight after the birth of her daughter. But this impulse unearthed a passion for helping others do the same. Now a certified fitness trainer, fitness instructor, and raw-food chef, Reyes helms 951 Fitness as a way to motivate others to get in shape. During her boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions, she encourages participants to eat more nutritiously and suggests ways to incorporate fitness into their everyday lives, such as bench-pressing stacks of Excel spreadsheets. She is also the owner of Fit Sexy Mom, a business that inspires women of all shapes and fitness levels to challenge themselves to 20 minutes of exercise a day.