Breakthru's 14,000 square feet of pristine workout space make up the country's only federally recognized indoor ecological reserve for evolved cardio machines and herds of roaming fitness buffs. A schedule of various classes includes oodles of yoga, piles of Pilates, stacks of spinning, and a truckload of dance classes including Zumba, hip-hop, and the dance of the ancients—boot camp. Classes are offered seven days a week and start as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m. Other membership perks include discounts on special classes and ample free parking.
At Pilates Barbell Club, Lauren Saracione and her team of trainers, dancers, and bikini competitors lead a regimen of weight-lifting, conditioning, and Pilates workouts known as PBC 5X7. The studio's schedule boasts ample semi-private, 45-minute workout sessions of four people, which begin with a warm-up of rocking, crawling, and squatting exercises. Students segue into barbell hoists for strength training and move on to high-intensity interval training to get blood pumping for heart-strengthening conditioning. Sessions end with a series of Pilates mat exercises that include twisting, turning, side bending, and desert-snake sidewinding.
Pilates is an innovative system of mind-body exercise evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates. It dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek, toned physique.
Exercisers can expect two things at CrossFit Crown City: variety and intensity. That's because co-owners Peter Danenberg and Tom Scoble and their staff of fellow CrossFit Level 1–certified instructors adhere to CrossFit's workout of the day. The ever-changing workout pits muscles against a series of functional exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, and squats. In order to maximize the results, the trainers encourage exercisers to complete the workout as vigorously as possible. Augmenting matters, the studio keeps an arsenal of Rogue Fitness equipment, famously used to train the "Hang in There" cat.
The trainers at Catz Pasadena, voted a Top 10 Gym by Men’s Health three years running, draw from their CSCS, UnderArmour, and Combine360 certifications to draft energetic, sports-specific training programs. The instructors tailor workouts to various skill levels with movement-based routines specific to the client’s sport of choice, be it football or quidditch. Boasting a family environment, the gym hosts classes for adults, children, and seniors alike, with low student-to-teacher ratios in each session to cultivate a social atmosphere furthered by partner exercises. In addition to getting their students fit, Catz conducts conditioning training and physical-therapy research for professional organizations via partnerships with Chivas USA soccer team and the physical-therapy department of USC.
The personal trainers at Quay Fit motivate clients toward achieving their fitness goals through personalized exercise regimens. Sessions are limited to one-on-one and small-group configurations, ensuring all participants can receive individualized advice.