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If you ask the team at Tri-California Events what a triathlon is all about, you might hear about swimming, biking and running, but what you?ll hear the most about is how fun they are. As each racing season emerges, the team gets to work running fun races from the mud-filled MORE Obstacle Course in the spring to Scott Tinley?s Triathlon in fall, replete with on-road and off-road options. One of their most popular events is the Wildflower Triathlon, now one of the largest triathlons in the world. During this packed event many athletes camp out for the weekend to ensure a memorable experience and to make s'mores as race fuel.

1284 Adobe Lane
Pacific Grove,
CA
US

Under the soft canopy light of this eco-friendly salon, specialists service skin shells with a variety of rawhide-rejuvenating techniques. Sun-damaged Sandras or Stephans can find solace in Oasis's 70-minute vitamin-C facial, which aims to exfoliate and cleanse skin while coaxing lazy collagen from its life of darkness and deceitful video-game playing ($85). Skilled aestheticians banish baneful bacteria from façades during the 70-minute acne-clarifying facial, which uses high-frequency anti-bacterial treatments to establish derma's dominion over inflammatory invaders ($85).

1664 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Since his first run-in with Brazilian jujitsu at age 7, Claudio França has been busy. Now a fifth-degree black belt, he's spent more than 30 years mentoring MMA competitors, winning multiple championships, and hosting the annual U.S. Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Santa Cruz. He also teaches classes at three eponymous dojos with the help of fellow black belts. Training sessions teach groups how to execute BJJ's signature ground-fighting techniques and instill in individuals the keys to becoming a part of the martial-arts community.

Claudio's classes mix advanced students with total beginners, enabling the new arrivals to learn from more than one person, while regulars hone their coaching chops. The environment is family friendly, as well: there are programs for kids as young as 4, youth classes, and both women-only and co-ed adult lessons.

2-1507 E Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

A certified personal trainer, Justin Cordeiro understands that fitness is not universal. That's why he designed his boot camp to accommodate different exercisers and their exercise goals. Justin's clients include athletes looking to stay fit in the off-season as well as individuals looking to simply shed some pounds. Justin is passionate about what he does, and even shares photos of his own fitness journey to help clients understand what they're capable of.

17447 Serene Drive
Morgan Hill,
CA
US

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Established: 2011

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Recommended Age Group: Adults

Pro Tip: Stay active [and] stay fit [in a] social group

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Training for 5K, 10K or half marathon

Gilman and Campbell Ave.
Campbell,
CA
US

The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.

10268 Bandley Dr.
Cupertino,
CA
US