So Cal X Fit trainers Luis Briseno and Michael Jauregui get exercisers into shape during engaging boot-camp classes. These workouts incorporate myriad forms of resistance, from battle ropes and Prowler sleds to TRX suspension training tools and over-sized tires from Paul Bunyan's childhood tricycle. To complement the workouts, So Cal X Fit also provides body wraps and nutritional counseling.
The certified CrossFit trainers at Rycka CrossFit believe that routine is the end of workouts. At this no-nonsense fitness center in Tustin, the emphasis is on a constantly changing variety of functional movements, such as pushing, pulling, and lifting, combined with gymnastics and plyometrics. Clients come in for a different-each-time Workout of the Day, doing everything from dead-lifting weights to 50 pushups in 30 seconds, burning fat and building muscle efficiently in each class.
You won't find any treadmills or weight machines inside Primitive CrossFit. Instead, owner Matt Charney fills his gym with barbells, kettlebells, pull-up bars, plyometric boxes, gymnastics rings, giant tires, and ropes that dangle from the ceiling. Reading that list may be exhausting, but it's nothing compared to the workouts themselves, which are extremely welcoming to beginners. CrossFit is known for its intensity, and Primitive lives up to this reputation with a series of high-energy workouts that change every day to keep muscles guessing. With its focus on functionality, CrossFit can help individuals achieve goals that range from running a 5K to cartwheeling a marathon.
At Anaheim CrossFit West, owner Stephanie Amato and her team of experienced coaches lead small groups through the ever-changing and intense workout of the day in their recently expanded studio. The workouts?which are designed for all fitness levels, including Little Mario, Bigger Mario, and Fire Mario?require exercisers to complete a daily sequence of functional exercises such as squatting, deadlifting, rowing, and jumping with purpose. To help replenish exercisers' bodies following the grueling sessions, Stephanie, whose nickname is Primal Mama and whose background includes nutrition counseling, posts protein-packed recipes on her blog.
The familial trio of Jack Brown, Jeff Brown, and Lauren Brown chose CrossFit not only because it works, but also because it works for everyone. At Garden Grove Crossfit, they lead classes that welcome men and women from all walks of life. Some are members of the military and police, others are stay-at-home parents or grandparents, and still others are completely new to fitness routines. Their system of intense functional exercises can be scaled to all of them. It's so adaptable, in fact, that one student could be focusing on a completely different regimen from another student during the same class. To create ideal fitness, class leaders change up routines every day, which also keeps boredom from creeping in. So all members can engage the method with confidence, they offer Intro to CrossFit classes every Monday.
The experienced coaches at Chalk Fitness want to make sure their clients get results quickly with their fast-paced, challenging group fitness classes. There are no rows of expensive machines in this indoor/outdoor gym—members do pushups outside, heft kettlebells, and work with resistance bands to achieve measurable workout goals.