Although Intersport Fitness Center houses a sprawling weight room, there's still space for exercisers who don't want to work out alone. The facility's staff schedules one-on-one personal-training sessions and weekly group-fitness classes, including cycling and aerobics. Topping things off are amenities such as saunas.
The experienced staff at POWER trains athletes of all ages at three Central Valley locations. Boot camp classes get grown-ups fit with thrice-weekly workouts designed to help them reach fitness goals. Participants bring hand weights to each session, and leave with instructions for at-home workouts for days off. Meanwhile, across padded floors and rows of trampolines, kids and teenagers in cheerleading classes tumble and spring their way to pep-rally mastery. Lead by USASF-certified instructors, each class focuses on team-energizing spirit and nurtures the dedication, commitment, and level of fitness that cheerleading requires. Whether practicing cheers or building human pyramids to astonish archeologists, students learn gymnastics skills that boost both strength and flexibility, readying them for school functions and competitions.
The personal part of "personal training" at Core Fitness doesn't just refer to the studio's individual and small-group class sizes; it's also a statement about the studio's quality of instruction. Without resorting to cookie-cutter gym methods, its trainers take students through a blend of exercises drawn from Pilates, TRX suspension training, boot camps, and other approaches to fitness. Because Core Fitness keeps class sizes limited, students get the benefit of personalized lessons, and instructors don't have to rely on signal fires to explain each new exercise.
It’s easy to see the imprint of Body & Soul Fitness founder Jade Reyes on his studio’s class curriculum. His specialty in dance aerobics is displayed in exotic-dance and Latin-dance-inspired Zumba classes. And his training in kickboxing informs not only classes in the same discipline, but also body-combat classes, which feature high- and low-impact moves to challenge exercisers of all fitness levels. He also specializes in spinning and knows much about massage therapy and relaxation, which explains why yoga is on the schedule and drinking Mountain Dew and screaming Van Halen lyrics is not.
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.