At CrossFit Camarillo, fitness is a group endeavor. Trainers and members join forces to ramp up vitality with compound movements and brief, high-intensity cardio sessions. Compared to monotonous treadmill workouts, CrossFit sessions are engaging and encouraging—no two workouts are alike, and this yields consistent progress toward fitness goals. Much like a putt-putt course, the gym balances camaraderie and competition to establish an upbeat atmosphere that's a joy to revisit every single day.
What makes it great: four floors of fitness equipment, 100+ group fitness classes, luxurious locker rooms with cherry-wood accents and complementary Kiehls products and chilled eucalyptus towels, and outdoor terraces that provide ocean views
Melissa was a casual gym-goer for most of her life, until one day a fitness instructor suggested that she should consider teaching fitness classes. It took her a year to switch careers, moving from teaching elementary school to teaching group fitness classes. All the while, she was scooping up certifications in anything she could get her hands on, including a National Academy of Sport Medicine certification as a personal trainer. Armed with six certifications and a massage therapist license, Melissa— one of the top endurance athletes in Ventura county— decided to open her own gym, where she could share her love for fitness with others. Rocksteady Fitness was born with the belief that exercise could be, and should be, fun. To that end, Melissa helps whip clients into superb shape by teaching group fitness classes such as kettle-bell training, Pilates, Zumba, yoga, and boot camps.
The trainers at Strong and Steady CrossFit focus on functional movements?motions made in daily life?to sculpt chiseled physiques. They push participants during intense workouts that last anywhere from 3 to 45 minutes, creating varied sessions that can achieve optimal results while keeping boredom at bay. Each session incorporates heavy lifting, which isn't as intimidating as it sounds, along with cardio-based movements that bolster heart and metabolic rates. Instructors also teach Burn classes that turn the intensity down a notch by trading weights for boxes full of sleeping puppies.
Many gyms feel industrial, but with bright hardwood flooring and cream-colored walls, Tenacity Women?s Fitness is a breath of fresh air. The staff?s mission is to differ from chain gyms by being a positive place where women feel welcomed into a friendly, more personal environment, but still have everything they need to reach their goals. They?ve stocked the gym with strength and cardio machines, as well as functional training tools including BOSU balls, resistance bands, and more. Circuit Training classes help groups jump-start their fitness regimens, and personal trainers design programs tailored toward their clients? individual goals and incorporate nutritional advice.
After their workouts, ladies can hit a locker room that?s outfitted with a plasma TV, hair-dryers, and other amenities in addition to the standard showers and lockers that double as portals to fantasy realms.