You don't have to be an Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter to train like one at UFC Gym. That's because instructors at the fitness haven teach the training techniques and mixed martial arts of the UFC during a wealth of classes and personal training sessions. Members can learn kicks, punches, and jabs during cardio box and combat challenge classes, and build formidable abs in Killer Core. In doing so, they'll develop the strength, muscle tone, and endurance to finally outrun the neighborhood bull.
The instructors at the Yoga Den lead classes seven days a week, imparting body-stretching and mind-calming knowledge to students of all abilities. The studio's temperatures rise to a balmy 80 degrees to deepen stretches during classes such as yin yoga, an active 75-minute asana practice that targets often-neglected connective tissue and joints. Work-related tensions melt away during Iyengar Influence classes, which spend 60 minutes incorporating blocks, chairs, straps and other props to assist in poses that strengthen legs, increase vitality, and improve coordination, while the festively named Happy Hour teaches students soothing Vinyasa flow that makes rejuvenation as obtainable as half-priced artichoke dip.
Just Yoga provides yoga classes that can reach out to people of all abilities, sizes, and experience levels with techniques that remain simple, enjoyable, and true to their roots. This brand-new studio offers classes that range from basic, soothing sessions for mat neophytes to advanced classes for people who can easily fold themselves into takeout boxes. Check the schedule to discover times and descriptions for classes, such as Gentle Yoga, an excellent square one for beginners, and the abdominal- and glute-flexing Guts and Butts series. Get bendy with the All-Levels class, explore more involved movement in the Rock Your Asana! sessions, or open a deep connection with mind, tissues, and joints during the 90-minute Yin Yoga experience. This Groupon is not valid for community classes.
A New Year's resolution is a slippery beast that easily dodges in and out of the grip of your resolution fingers. For $40, today's Groupon lets you staple down your 2K10 desires to forge a fitter physique with six intense group workout sessions at CrossFit Inland Empire, MyFOX Los Angeles' pick for Best Personal Trainers of 2009. Stretch yourself with new activities that push you to your body's limits and begin molding your frame into a highly athletic machine capable of slithering through duct work and lifting naturally fallen trees.
With more than 50,000 square feet of collective climbing surfaces, Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms's four locations, including its newest in Long Beach, offer ample terrain for climbers of all skill levels. From first-timers just learning to belay to seasoned climbers seeking a vertical challenge, athletes of all stripes can find suitable terrain and helpful assistance from experienced staff members. At the Riverside location, top ropes and lead routes circle around a freestanding boulder that tops off at 20 feet. The Southbay location's large training section gives adventurers prep time before they embark on the facility's challenging crack climbs, and the Upland location's 40-foot roof climb lends a scenic vantage point for those honing their skills on the ceiling-spanning rope or trying to spot a lost contact lens. After traversing 70-foot routes through lead caves and descending towering boulders, climbers can decompress in a yoga class.
At Embody Pole Fitness, shimmying and spinning does more than make for a good performance, it also inspires self-confidence. The studio’s certified instructors lead women through an eclectic series of classes that lift spirits while toning bodies. Pole dancing tightens cores with combo spins, inversions, flips, and rippling like a flag, while barre sessions blend fast-paced ballet positions with strength-training moves that lengthen muscles and improve flexibility and posture. Exercise-centric classes such as ChickFit keep the focus on fitness with routines designed by Navy SEAL instructors to keep muscles coordinated with a bombardment of high-intensity interval training and isolation movements.