The certified trainers at The FITness Academy believe everyone can tap into the mental toughness needed to make their best life. Operating under the idea that regular exercise is one of the most important things we can do for our bodies, The FITness Academy offers indoor and outdoor group fitness classes designed to combine cardio and strength training, building muscle and burning fat efficiently in a team-like environment.
Basketball on Monday, racquetball on Tuesday, Zumba on Wednesday, swimming on Thursday, weight lifting on Friday, and a weekend of relaxing in the Jacuzzi. There's even an indoor-outdoor swimming pool open during winter and summer months, thanks to a convertible roof that facilitates year-round frolics. This could be an entry in a PE teacher's dream journal or a routine visit to Modesto Court Room Fitness. Its 35,000-square-foot gym has been shaking up workout regimens for 35 years.
Members climb aboard weight machines and cardio equipment under the watchful eye of a personal-training staff or jettison calories alongside peers in group classes. Two aerobics studios host classes such as body pump, yoga, boot camp, cycling, and Zumba or special sessions where guests tone on Pilates reformers. Patrons cross rackets on one of eight racquetball courts or drench a sweatband during pick-up games of full-court basketball.
SOS Club is an unusually luxurious take on a gym?for one, there's an on-site bar and restaurant. For another, there's not one swimming pool, but three, including a heated one. The array of sports courts, meanwhile, ranges from tennis courts to basketball ones. For a group workout, members can also take to the group fitness studios, for sessions of mini-ball Zumba, Pilates, yoga, or pirate toga.
The personal part of "personal training" at Core Fitness doesn't just refer to the studio's individual and small-group class sizes; it's also a statement about the studio's quality of instruction. Without resorting to cookie-cutter gym methods, its trainers take students through a blend of exercises drawn from Pilates, TRX suspension training, boot camps, and other approaches to fitness. Because Core Fitness keeps class sizes limited, students get the benefit of personalized lessons, and instructors don't have to rely on signal fires to explain each new exercise.
Some days a yoga student might want an energizing class where she can work up a sweat, but on others, a calming, slow-paced class is just what the doctor ordered. Shakti Body Yoga offers both. Students sweat through cardio-enhancing Vinyasa yoga classes, synching breath to movement as they flow from one posture to the next. Alternatively, in gentle restorative classes, folks combine slow-paced movements and long-held postures with breathing techniques to quiet the mind.
Because Shakti Body Yoga believes yoga should be accessible to all, the studio also offers weekly donation-based community yoga classes that range from beginner to advanced. Prenatal yoga classes open the floor for moms-to-be to improve mind, body, and spirit, while also giving babies a head-start on learning yoga moves so they won't feel self-conscious in future Mommy and Me classes.
Everyone can practice yoga. That's the core philosophy at The Yoga Center ? no matter baby or senior citizen, or beginner or well-practiced yogi. Since opening its doors in 1993, the studio has created an accepting environment where students can pursue the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga at their own pace. To help accommodate this range of skill levels and interests, the instructors lead an eclectic assortment of classes, inspired by the traditions of Sivananda, Iyengar, Kundalini, and Vinyasa flow. Beginner classes focus on basic postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques, while intermediate and advanced sessions delve into deeper poses, proper alignment, and yoga philosophy.