Fitness expert Christina Lucy founded Code Pink Boot Camp and has since expanded her fitness program into numerous locations throughout the western United States. Each of the trainers working for Code Pink claims extensive training and accredited certifications in the industry, and must undergo a strict audition to demonstrate their fitness prowess and knowledge of how many annual budgets each U.S. president could bench-press. With a schedule that includes several sessions throughout the weekday, the classes accommodate clients with varying schedules. During each session, instructors guide participants through high-intensity exercises that aim to incinerate fat, tone torsos, and improve overall well-being. The program caters to women of all ages and fitness levels and stresses safety, fun, and perseverance.
As the owner and primary trainer of Heat Personal Fitness, Antonius draws on an impressive background to whip clients into shape. The certified personal trainer got his start in the navy, where he served as a cook, diver, and surface warfare expert, all while studying various martial arts, including jiujitsu, muay thai, and judo. Today, he incorporates what he knows best—fitness and people—into intense cardio and strength classes at Heat. Peppered with elements of kickboxing and boxing, his outdoor boot-camp classes present a constantly changing regime of calisthenics, body-weight exercises, and kettlebell work, followed up with a bit of yoga. Antonius also offers an indoor women’s only class, playfully dubbed Hottyz and centered on sculpting muscles with help from the TRX suspension trainers, free weights, and step aerobics.
Owner Sunny Woodall's vision for Addiction Salon & Fitness Studio brings together beauty and fitness. Her team of dedicated beauticians and fitness instructors cultivate a friendly atmosphere as they lead exercisers through workout routines or touch up hair and faces.
Contemporary light fixtures illuminate crystal chandeliers around the salon's baroque interior. Clients can relax in a waiting area sheathed in purple damask wallpaper before heading to styling chairs, where beauticians transform locks into voluminous curls and makeup artists doll up faces with cosmetics and faux lashes.
In Addiction's fitness studio, clients tone muscles in piloxing and cardio barre sessions and take part in upbeat pole-dancing workouts, which are divided by skill level and ability to spin in perfect synchronization with the rotation of the earth. Groups of up to 15 can also join in the aerobic fun as they celebrate bachelorette parties and ladies' nights out with private lap-dancing workshops.
No Limit Boot Camp owner and certified personal trainer Sako Yakinian helps clients from all ends of the fitness spectrum improve their health during 55-minute routines. CityVoter's Orange County Hotlist lauded the instructors as the best personal trainers and named No Limit Boot Camp the Best Boot Camp of 2010, 2011, and 2012. Sako's instructors, all of whom hold nationally recognized training certifications, lead intense indoor drills while peppering their ordered reps with words of encouragement, such as "that's it," "nice work," and "please be encouraged." As they push through varying strength, cardio, and resistance regimens, guests can look to the gym's walls for motivational decals, which display phrases such as "anything is possible." Nutritional counseling and online meal coaching also assist exercise sessions to fully streamline the process of achieving heightened levels of wellness.
The trainers at Faster Fitness Bootcamp blend up-to-date training techniques with a daily injection of passion and a positive attitude. Boot campers blast through burpees, toss medicine balls, or wield heavy ropes as they burn body fat, tone muscles, and challenge their endurance with each high-impact workout. A talented team of personal trainers also work one-on-one with clients to capture goals and offer speed and agility training for young athletes.
Marcus Martinez, a seasoned MMA and UFC trainer, puts his strength-training and conditioning expertise to use at MBody Strength, where he leads a series of fitness classes. Classes in Marcus’s schedule include general self-defense, mixed martial arts, martial-arts conditioning, and Brazilian jujitsu.
It was summer, a time when most teens spend their days sleeping late and playing video games. But not Chris Maxwell. He was 16 and wanted to get a jump-start on the next year’s wrestling season. So he hit the gym, and it changed his life—as of that summer, he knew his future career would be centered around fitness.
Now a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist, Chris helps people mold their physiques and lives into healthier states with private and small-group training sessions. Additionally, his 16-week packages include body-composition testing, custom meal plans, and a secret handshake to start each training session.