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Malibu Gym is one of the largest gyms in Malibu, and its certified instructors and trainers are dedicated to helping clients meet their fitness goals. Group classes include offerings such as boot camp and spinning, and the top-of-the-line equipment includes cardio and weight machines from brands such as Star Trac and Hammer Strength. There’s a steam room and spa onsite, as well as a lounge area with snacks and available childcare.

28955 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu,
CA
US

The classes at Agoura Fitness blur the line between dancing, exercising, and rehearsing jabs in the boxing ring. Instructors lead a wide variety of courses designed to burn calories, many of which are set to upbeat music. Zumba routines pull from Latin dance styles for a cardio workout, whereas TaeRobics sync martial arts drills with energizing beats. Yoga classes take a slower approach to wellness with balanced poses and stretches. Other classes on the curriculum include boot camp, interval training, boxing, and Extreme Cycling—a better way to make stationary biking fun than repeatedly asking "are we there yet?"

The gym is also stocked with free weights and cardio equipment, and visitors can take advantage of these with the help of a personal trainer, or during solo workouts as early as 4:30 a.m. on weekdays.

28716 Roadside Dr
Agoura Hills,
CA
US

For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access.

In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.

17383 W Sunset Blvd
Pacific Plsds,
CA
US

Matteo Baker didn't put ?220? in the name of his fitness center just to help people remember its street address. He did it to remind them of his goal for the center's services: to be ?second to none.? With body-bolstering services that range from personal training to chiropractic care to nutritional counseling, 220 Fitness and Wellness blends conventional gym practices with holistic wellness therapy to forge a multifaceted approach to health. While in one of three studios or out on the beach, guests can get hearts pumping in one of the center's group classes, including boot camp, cycling, and yoga, each of which take place frequently enough to let latecomers find a fun alternate class and early comers join in the previous class's naptime. When workouts are finished, the modern facility's licensed and certified health practitioners work to help guests recover from or prevent injuries with physical therapy, chiropractic care, and massage therapy.

3002 Main St
Santa Monica,
CA
US

Equipment: Precor, Cybex, Icarion, LifeFitness, Stairmaster

Students should bring: Yoga Mat for yoga; all other equipment is provided for classes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 11?25

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 1978

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking garage

Q&A with Sue Stohrer, Fitness Director

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

We provide a wide variety of classes to fit all fitness levels. Instructors are motivated by the clients to change up the routines and keep things fresh

Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?

It is hard to please everyone, so most of our classes combine new and older-style music to fit the personalities of the clients.

What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?

Our classes follow the traditional fitness profile: active warm-up, work phase providing various levels for participants, cool down, and stretch.

4333 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey,
CA
US

Popular Classes: Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Personal Training, Cycle, Yoga, Burlesque

Students should bring: Bring a bottle of water, towel, mat, and MOTIVATION.

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 1994

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: We are an encouraging and supportive fitness family; we want you to be your best.

Q&A with Jeanette, Owner/Personal Trainer

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

We have a knowledgeable, talented, and motivated team of Instructors that are here to guide you in reaching your health and wellness goal. We have a variety of classes to keep you going and provide the body a challenging yet fun full-body workout every time. We are a fitness family that holds one another accountable and provides support and encouragement throughout your journey. Once you join, the addiction to exercise and feeling your best will keep you coming back for more...and we are waiting for you.

What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?

I have had clients transform not only physically but mentally and emotionally, and [some have] beat illness through exercise and nutrition. We have had a significant drop in weight and body fat in both men and women who have been committed and stuck to our program. Every one is different ... we specialize in personalized service and keep you accountable and on track. We are not focused on the number on the scale?we are focused on sharing our knowledge that this is a lifestyle, not a fad. We push for natural decreases in weight and body fat through hard work and commitment. There are no shortcuts, this is your body, and to learn how to make it work at it's natural potential is what we provide. You will see increased stamina, endurance, self-confidence, weight loss, body-fat reduction, drops in clothing sizes, strength, flexibility, and more. Who doesn't want to feel the best they have ever felt?

Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?

We want your experience to be fun yet challenging. We want you to leave knowing that you gave your all and you were pushed to your own limits. This is not a competition; this is a safe zone for all fitness levels and genders to come and work hard in an environment full of support, encouragement, and high energy. We are a TEAM, and when one succeeds, we all succeed.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We have a 5000-square-foot facility that is beautifully set up for a comfortable environment with a variety of classes, knowledgeable instructors/trainers, and a group of encouraging and supportive people. Our main goal is share our paths with those who are looking to seek their best self physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. You will find that challenge here, the only one holding you back would be yourself. Come get the tools to change your life.

8853 Wilbur Ave
Northridge,
CA
US