Funakoshi Fitness’s certified personal trainers lead goal-oriented sessions in an intimate gym environment. Preliminary visits begin with an interview to determine current fitness levels and goals to help trainers customize each workout. Clients are granted ample time to stretch and a cauldron to warm up in before embarking on their hour of cardio exertion, weight training, and resistance training.
Fitness Evolution's gyms span the country, from California to Maryland, hosting hassle-free workouts on their high-quality equipment or in a wide range of group classes led by upbeat instructors. The staff strives to maintain an open, inviting atmosphere at all times, whether helping clients operate free weights or offering encouragement to Aqua Fit and indoor cycling classes. Fitness Evolution conveniently offers some nutritional guidance and exercise training online with goal-oriented workouts, meal plans, and recommendations on the best strategies for going outside.
When Vicki Dixon tells her students, "You can do it and are worth it!" she knows what she's talking about. With her husband, they lost more than 100 pounds once they started doing Zumba together. But not only did she shed pounds and gain energy: she wanted to share her experience with others, so they could also party their way into shape with Zumba. She and her husband became licensed Zumba instructors, and now do just that at Zumba Queen V.
Discovery Martial Arts founder Jay Warwick and David Garmany and their team of black-belt instructors operate under the philosophy that learning a martial art not only improves physical strength and endurance, but also instills a sense of achievement and self-mastery. The results carry over into other areas of life, helping students as young as two and as old as adults to cultivate a life of discipline, confidence, and fitness.
In an open space of hardwood floors and walls of mirrors, members work up a sweat on treadmills and elliptical trainers while focusing their attention on the personal TVs each machine is equipped with. This is one of the many perks at FitU's Modesto, Oakdale, and Riverbank locations, some of which also feature massage therapy that can soothe muscles after working out or running into the weight room’s clear plexiglass walls. The enthusiastic staff is always on hand to dole out pointers to those heaving free weights or pushing toward David-like physiques on the circuit weight-training machines. They also motivate patrons in a social setting with group fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and spinning sessions. During one-on-one personal-training sessions, they zero in on a patron's abilities and goals to develop a challenging, yet manageable, fitness regimen. In addition to all the fitness-related amenities, the Modesto and Oakdale locations also feature cardio movie theaters and childcare facilities.
Lance Pimentel spends a lot of time focusing on boxing technique in his gym; it's called BoxFit Elite Training, after all. But he spends just as much time cross-training his students to give them physical proficiency across the board and help them to perform any exercise or daily task with ease. He mixes Olympic-style weight lifting, gymnastics, and plyometrics into his lessons while he jumps rope and swings from rings right alongside his students.