Despite the industrial feel created by its enormous garage doors and expansive space, CrossFit Central Valley delivers personal attention to clients through nutritional counseling and custom workouts. Run by a family man, the gym focuses on creating healthy lifestyles for kids, their parents, and singles in an inviting, motivational setting. The facilitator's handpicked fleet of trainers works with exercisers to help them to reach fitness goals, reinforcing the nine fundamental movements of CrossFit decoded from the secret messages in Beethoven's nine symphonies. The resulting community encourages members to fight through lethargy to torch calories during scalable workouts that include tire flipping, pull-ups, and sprints.
At Modesto Self Defense & Fitness, it's a family affair. Hardworking and energetic, the trainers from the Bucheli-Choate clan motivate their trainees with daily-changing CrossFit workouts that may include overhead squats, pull-ups, and lifting your grandmother over your head. They also help students tone and strengthen their bodies in boot camp, or dispense hard-hitting self-defense martial-arts skills in krav maga.
Before they discovered TRX training, A List Fitness owners Vince and Lori were itching for a new exercise regimen. Vince's experience with college baseball and other competitive sports gave him the same tenacity as Lori's seven years as a personal trainer, and together, they explored ways to enhance their gym's class curriculum. Once they tried the suspension system for themselves, they added it to the roster immediately.
TRX now shares the spotlight with other one-hour group classes, such as power yoga, team sport training, and outdoor running sessions. Vince and Lori stand by the suspension bands' capacity to tone muscle and hone balance, effects that have made it the preferred workout of acrobat moving companies. During routines, instructors demonstrate modifications for all strength levels to ensure every guest can flex safely and comfortably.
Men and women meet at Norcal Viper Training to take their fitness to the next level. Trainer and founder Eddie Munoz started his gym with the belief that there’s no single exercise for everyone, so he has filled the gym’s offerings with a wide range of class types, like an arm-wrestling team, that aim to improve physical well-being and health and whips clients into shape.
Equipment: Kettlebells, stability balls, Bosu balls, weights, and medicine balls
Students should bring: Towel
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Have fun.
Anthony Malta and Tyler Wilcox—the co-owners and coaches at CrossFit ASAP—both have CrossFit Level 1 certifications and strength-and-conditioning experience that dates back to high school. At CrossFit ASAP, they use friendly motivation and CrossFit’s dogma of varied, functional fitness to help clients get in shape. Workouts of the Day (WODs) often incorporate exercises such as weightlifting, interval training, body-weight exercises, and less conventional methods such as sled pushing and kettlebell training.