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.
Pilates Plus has brought the SPX fitness class's high-intensity blend of traditional Pilates and modern weight training to media outlets from the TV Guide channel to Shape magazine. At each 40- to 55-minute group session, Pilates pros show students how to cultivate strength, stamina, and prize-winning roses with a ProFormer machine, which works upper- and lower-body muscles through a system of springs and pulleys. Although old-school routines such as pushups and lunges tone the body, support from the ProFormer machine keeps pressure off the joints and spine so elbows don't go on strike in the middle of putting a warthog in a headlock. The Pilates component of the workout lengthens and enhances posture while keeping heart rates up and burning calories.
The long-running hit reality show The Biggest Loser has portrayed its contestants' intense physical and emotional challenges as they strive to shed pounds and reorganize their lifestyle choices. Season winners invariably emerge from the competition sporting a completely reshaped physique, often 100–150 pounds lighter than when they started. Cultivating a commitment to strict exercise and nutritional regimens is at the core of The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge, Malibu, winner of Spa magazine's 2011 Reader's Choice Award for Best Weight-Loss Spa, as well as the No. 1 ranking in Spas of America's Top 100 Spas of 2011.The resort's weight-loss program blends exercise, healthy meals, and lifestyle seminars into a daily schedule that begins at 6 a.m. and lasts until 7 p.m. Certified personal trainers jump-start mornings with hikes through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, with varied terrain that allows for routes tailored to every fitness level. Nutritious, low-calorie meals—designed by registered dieticians and prepared under the direction of Culinary Institute of America graduate Rodolfo Reyes—fuel additional exercise throughout the day, ranging from water aerobics to kickboxing to mental challenges. In between endorphin blasts, groups attend lectures on weight training and nutrition education, including food-label reading and how to turn old pizza boxes into an obstacle course.At the end of the week, trainers record each guest's weight and measurements and note their progress. Guests constantly support one another, encouraging others to push farther than they thought they could go. This intense shared experience helps participants stick with a healthier lifestyle after the program's conclusion. To reward a day of hard work, the resort's spa administers massages, acupunctures and facials (for an additional fee).
Part of Therapy Services Plus and named for its location above it, Yoga Upstairs elevates visitors’ spirits and fitness levels with accessible Hatha- and Iyengar-style yoga classes, as well as basic, gentle, and Vinyasa flows. Sunlight warms the bamboo floor of the practice space as seasoned teachers demonstrate movements to help strengthen muscles and center minds. Iyengar class instructors walk students through routines to open joints and cultivate stamina, and students perform restorative-yoga routines to melt stress with gentle stretches and breaths deeper than a bass solo inside a moon crater. In addition to posing on mats, students can visit the studio’s four-panel yoga wall, where sturdy straps assist inverted moves and other advanced body-weight exercises without risking injury. Like a medieval castle’s daycare center, many classes incorporate blankets, blocks, and sandbags, which help students hold their poses as they hone their alignment.
Offering Classical Pilates and GYROTONIC® as alternatives to traditional exercise, the modalities we offer are designed to uniformly develop the complete body. Our fully equipped studio houses all the classical equipment and our comprehensively trained instructors, will make your workouts challenging and fun.
The only fitness pole-dancing studio in Ventura County, Poleates merges pole dance and Pilates techniques into one vigorous, empowering total-body workout. Each 90-minute shimmy session focuses on new moves and routines in addition to Pilates mat basics, helping to craft resilient upper and lower bodies and build solid cores capable of crunching coal into more coal. Greenhorn pole charmers can opt for a beginner class to gather the strutting, turning, and positioning basics, while more experienced dancers can practice dance transitions in the beginner/intermediate sessions. Pole aficionados ready to dazzle spectators with their master moves can sashay into the advanced class.