More than 40 years ago, workout guru Joe Gold embarked on his quest to launch exercisers toward their physical-fitness goals by opening a small studio in Venice Beach, California. Today, that studio has since expanded into a worldwide fitness empire comprising 600 locations that share Joe's passion for reshaping bodies and minds through expert training and self-empowerment.
Skyview Aviation's pod of professional pilots takes the helm to ready aspiring stratospherians for flight. The 30-minute introductory flight puts you in a safe and reliable Cessna aircraft, in which a trained instructor will familiarize you with the airport, the aircraft, and the instruments and controls the pilot must manage, all while preventing you from pulling off all your favorite Red Baron maneuvers. While the instructor will take care of the more difficult parts, such as takeoff and landing, the lesson allows you to briefly take control of the plane. For the six months following touchdown, trainees will enjoy a free subscription to Flight Training magazine, a paperback repository of aviatorial tips, tricks, and migration patterns.
No one should be too intimidated to exercise. That's the core philosophy at The Yoga Center. Since opening its doors in 1993, the studio has created an accepting environment where students can pursue the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga at their own pace. To help accommodate this range of skill levels and interests, the instructors lead an eclectic assortment of classes, including four or six-week beginners courses that teach breathing exercises, meditative techniques, and 12 fundamental asanas—as well as intermediate and advanced sessions that introduce deeper poses and discussion of yogic philosophies. Flow yoga ensures a more dynamic practice by creating seamless transitions between asana sequences, and alignment yoga classes adopt a slower pace, asking students to monitor each stretch's precise orientation as they bend their bodies into a perfect Möbius strip.
Lokes Looks is a Mini Mall for Music, Dance, Health & Fitness & Martial Arts. We have classes in Piano, Guitar, Voice, Ukulele, Drums, Belly Dance, Burlesque, Cardio Hula, Hula/Tahitian, Salsa & two forms of Martial Arts. Classes start at age 4 and go up to Seniors. We offer family discounts & multiple class discounts.
In 2010, Bikram Yoga Central Valley's Stockton location was named Best Yoga Studio by San Joaquin magazine and KCRA 3 A-List. Despite the acclaim, owner Helena Monica and her staff have kept their noses to the grindstone.
Each day, sometimes as early as 5:30 a.m., they welcome students into a sweltering studio and lead them through Bikram yoga's traditional series of 26 postures, two breathing exercises, and one conga line. The benefits of the heat and movements are plenty. Students can reduce stress, sweat out toxins, increase their strength and flexibility, and tone their bodies.
Co-founder Gillian Clark's been teaching since 1987 and is certified as both an instructor and personal trainer through ACE, AFAA, and Cal State Hayward. After developing the Yoga Booty Ballet at Crunch, Clark and partner Teigh McDonough (a trained instructor, trainer, dancer, choreographer, actress, and movement director for more than 20 years) created the boutique body-shop Swerve.