Chris Pedroza doesn’t understand bicep curls and overhead presses. These fabricated movements, after all, aren’t typically found outside the gym, so Pedroza—owner of and trainer at Supreme Assailant—instead encourages his clients to mimic practical moves, like the ones they perform in everyday life, but with a bit more spirit. His 60-minute training sessions are crash courses in strength and endurance. They combine plyometrics and agility drills with resistance training, creating one intense effort to shed weight and sculpt toned muscles. Exercisers of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels can sign up, from those looking to drop their couch-potato flab to bodybuilders who yearn for a workout that doesn’t require a bright-orange spray tan. No matter what shape a client is in, Pedroza customizes classes to each individual by scaling moves up or down, depending on who performs them.
LA Boxing sculpts physiques into fighting shape with group fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. These total-body routines combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Sixteen-ounce gloves are provided, as is complimentary motivational mumbling from Mickey Goldmill.
Under the ceiling's exposed industrial piping and beams, track lighting brightens an all-white interior spanned by a light-blond hardwood floor. Recycled materials comprise the floating mirrors and shelves that accent the minimalist decor and hoist name-brand products by M.A.C. and Davines. The space is undeniably chic and helps the studio’s team-based environment flourish; this environment encourages collaboration between stylists, clients, and chatty follicles. As stylists snip hair, apply extensions, and administer Brazilian Blowouts, aestheticians wax faces and makeup artists brush on color.
Amateur and professional fighters and martial artists comprise the staff at Perez Fighting Systems, led by Gene and Derek. Along with striking coach Ken Harding, they focus on fitness in classes, clinics, and sparring sessions for students of all ages and ability levels, with special courses designed for women and kids.
The sagacious instructors at Dahn Yoga New Mexico facilitate the betterment of flexibility, strength, and the elusive mind-body connection during morning and evening classes. Dahn-style yoga melds the ancient wisdom of ki-energy training with modern breathing postures to unlock inner peace and sweep up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. Warm-up maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that calibrates mental and physical energies. Cool-down exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality, and a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance.
Yoga Santa Fe’s highly experienced instructors of peaceful posing specialize in Kundalini yoga to promote physical and emotional health. Called the yoga of awareness for its ability to calm the mind and remember yogis' birthdays, Kundalini bolsters the bodies and well-being of all skill levels, with classes such as the morning Yoga for Healing, focused on detox and cleansing, and the afternoon Kundalini Yoga, geared toward deep relaxation and self-realization. Check the schedule for a full listing of classes.
Located inside The Dance Place, Sabor! Dance & Fitness's Zumba classes help participants whittle their waistlines and bolster their physical fitness, utilizing Latin-dance-flavored moves set to upbeat music. Led by an instructor who has overcome her own battles with weight, the classes take place six days a week, just like the sunrise.