As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
No two days are the same at Pure Form PFT. One day it's dumbbells and sandbags, the next it's resistance bands and slam balls. But this much is always true—the trainers are going to get muscles working to capacity. Each session focuses on core, strength, and interval training regimes that cater to each student's fitness level and ultimate goals. Sessions involve short bursts of explosive activity, which keeps metabolism and conversational wit working in overdrive for several hours after each workout.
Equipment: Kettlebells, stability balls, Bosu balls, weights, and medicine balls
Students should bring: Towel
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Have fun.
CenCal Strength schedules its intensive, ever-changing group workouts six days a week and encourages nutritional changes with guidance in protein-heavy diets. Instructors focus on weight-training and aerobic exercises in classes to help build strong cores, and motivate students to log personal goals to foster dedication and mental discipline. To ease in new members, they host one-hour personal-fitness consultations that include tours of the facility, diet plans, and sample workouts, giving neophytes an idea of what to expect in their classes and ensuring that they aren?t already endowed with super strength. The trainers also bolster bodily health during strength and conditioning camps, which help local athletes improve their performance levels.
CrossFit 209 Sport is composed of dedicated trainers whom are firm believer in the foundations of CrossFit. The workouts are fun, challenging, always varied, and the results are dramatic. The support, encouragement, and camaraderie developed with CrossFit cannot be matched by any other.
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.