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.
The certified trainers at Sweat Cycling Studio and Personal Training propel clients toward fitness goals with custom-built cycling workouts and more than 20 types of group fitness classes. During 45-minute cycling sessions, students board RealRyder ABF8 bikes that twist, turn, and lean to activate little-used muscle groups and simulate the limbo segment of the Tour de France. JoyRyde sessions greet beginners with sprints and hill climbs, and RaceRyde workouts challenge serious spinners to battle their classmates as they activate muscles in the arms, legs, glutes, and core. For low-impact aerobics classes, Sweat loans clients Kangoo Jumps shoes, whose rebounding soles can reduce stress on joints while dancing, kickboxing, or shattering altitude records in games of leapfrog.
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.
Fifth-degree black belt Hank Valadao has taught numerous students throughout his more than 25-year martial-arts career. At Fit Force, that number continues to grow with each martial-arts, kickboxing, or boot-camp class scheduled. The driving force of Valadao's passion is his energetic, upbeat demeanor, which rubs off on his staff, students, classes, and sweat towel.
A busy schedule can make it tough to find time to exercise. Aspen Fitness offers a solution: 24-hour gym access that allows members to work out at whatever time works with their schedules. Members can burn calories on the center's ellipticals, spinner bikes, and other training apparatus, or build sculpted muscles with the free weights. If desired, the center's friendly, supportive personal trainers help to ensure results with weight-training and weight-loss programs. A few other membership perks include 24-hour security, private restrooms, and onsite tanning beds.
Kristina loves dance fitness so much that she quit her day job to dedicate her time to it. In 2010, Kristina became certified in Zumba and soon realized she wasn't satisfied with her work as a paralegal, so she left the position to open Fuzion Fitness. Here, she leads a team of impassioned coaches who help clients improve their overall health with guided fitness regimens set to pulsing world music. The upbeat, high-intensity classes include Zumba, boot camp, and Piloxing, which fuses Pilates and boxing exercises.