Each class at StudioFit is unique because each of the certified instructors choreographs an exercise routine set to a custom mix of heart-pumping music and lights. They welcome students of all fitness levels for spinning, cardio-kickboxing, and Zumba classes held within a spacious mirrored studio. In spinning classes, exercisers straddle stationary bikes as they pedal along to different resistances. In kickboxing, they make their ways through boxing techniques that fuel cardio workouts. In Zumba classes, dancers move to Latin-based rhythms and music, shaking their hips and performing cardiovascular dance moves more fun than the power-walking man.
Flat-screen TVs and a high-quality stereo system are just frosting at The Workout, a boutique fitness studio. The main appeal: LifeStride treadmills, LifeFitness cross trainers, Tectrix steppers, and other brand-name cardio and weight-training equipment. Trainers focus on one-on-one sessions, but also lead group fitness classes including spinning, power yoga, and kickboxing and judo for kids.
Customers dust off unexplored muscle groups with the myriad exercise amenities at Spectrum Athletic Clubs. Although facilities vary by location, visitors can unleash a stationary bike from an indoor cycling studio to ride through spaces that include Pilates studios, basketball and volleyball courts, cardio equipment with individual flat-screens, heated swimming pools, and women-only workout areas devoid of the sound of men crying through exceptionally bendy yoga poses. Certified personal trainers and instructors conduct more than 1,200 group classes and training courses weekly in kickboxing, yoga, and more. Interactive kids' clubs are available for when kickbox cravings arise and the sitter is still missing after a game of hide-and-seek. After sweat sessions, nosh rewardingly with a healthy bite at the in-house café at the Canoga Park, Palisades, Valencia, Howard Hughes and South Bay locations, or attempt to digest a low-calorie towel from the unlimited towel service.
Coreology Fitness Outdoor Training offers intense outdoor fitness sessions for those looking for a total-body workout. The classes incorporate beach sand drills, circuit training, high intensity interval training, and light weight lifting while focusing on creating core strength, cardio endurance, flexibility, and agility.
After years spent volunteering for nonprofit fundraisers, Fit On founders Franca Stadvec and Angela Bennett understood the power of people coming together for a shared purpose. When that purpose became supporting each other in their journey toward better fitness, Fit On Studios came into being. The studio hosts intimate group classes to maintain a supportive atmosphere in a space illuminated by picture windows and vibrant earth tones.
During cycling sessions, guests climb onto adjustable Schwinn bikes to burn fat and clear their minds by focusing solely on their workout and the inspirational bumper stickers on the bike in front of them. The center also focuses on joint-friendly exercise, such as barre classes that use low-impact, focused movements to tone lean muscles and improve balance, and TRX suspension training that builds strength by leveraging the body’s own weight.
A triathlete since 2004, Brandon Hament knows cycling's physical rigors and benefits firsthand. At The Cycle Annex - the indoor cycling facility Brandon has run since 2007 - his crew of instructors imbue beginners with pedal-pumping confidence at introductory sessions during which pupils first familiarize themselves with their bike before hopping on and burning calories. For cycling students of all levels, Brandon's team lead more intensive workouts such as the Ultimate 90, a combination of core and strength training that segues into an hour of riding. An abdominal workout on yoga mats follows cycling during AB 20 sessions, while interval cycling gives way to running and stretching during brick workouts. In between exercises, guests can hydrate with complementary gulps of The Cycle Annex's oxygenated, filtered water.