Victoria Ainis says that, once upon a time, she thought of her dream body as unattainable. She tried various fitness regimens and diets, but she fought with her basic need to eat and her desire to spend time with friends rather than at the gym. She began to think that perhaps the challenge was not to to starve oneself or spend hours working out, but rather to eat the right things and do the right exercises. After some research, she began to see results, and her desire to share those results with others led her to found Ultimate Fitness Breakthrough.
Today, she combines nutritional programs with fun, fast work outs. She changes up the physical challenges regularly, making use of the great outdoors and her obstacle course over more boring things such as treadmills, weightlifting, or re-shelving heavy library books.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Equipment: Forge Fitness
Students should bring: Athletic shoes, water, and energy
Average class length: 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: You bring the steak and we'll bring the sizzle
The Water Wellness Center’s staff is more than willing to help educate you in the benefits of drinking Alkaline, Micro-Clustered, Anti-Oxidant water. We will also teach you how to have a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy financial opportunity
The Stronghold Climbing Gym is all about options?and, of course, climbing. The gym offers a slew of programs for beginners on through mountain goats, and even the 45'-tall roped climbing wall gives folks a choice of hundreds of routes. For example, the intro to climbing class introduces how to climb safely with a top-rope, and the lead climbing class teaches more advanced climbers how to climb and belay on the "sharp end" of the rope. Indoor adventurers can choose from rope climbing and bouldering, or jump into classes with instructors that help climbers keep their bodies in peak physical condition. Core-focused classes and yoga keep physiques limber, while other fun activities like slack-lining help to improve balance or a career as a double-dutch referee. Classes are open to climbers of all ages, and even kids can boost their climbing skills and athleticism.
Six-foot obstacle walls tower over rows of barbells and bumper plates within Valley CrossFit's 15,000-square-foot facility. The gym strives to challenge all its members with diverse equipment, including seven climbing ropes, a 1,600-square-foot pro gymnastics floor, and a 48-foot-long pull-up and monkey-bar structure. Each CrossFit workout is designed to be challenging but can be scaled for participants of any fitness level, and the trainers constantly mix up class activities to keep bodies engaged. On any given day, members might find themselves swinging kettlebells, tossing medicine balls, or using rowing machines. Though group exercise is the core of the CrossFit program, coaches can also tailor the workouts even further during personal-training sessions.