Director Maribeth Hammond and her certified, supportive instructors pursue the achievement of four goals in each class held at The Yoga Channel: spiritual awareness, serenity, body alignment, and flexibility. The studio's ocean views cultivate a sense of calm, and class styles including flow, sunset, Iyengar yoga, and mat Pilates restore strength and augment fitness goals. A seven-day schedule includes early-morning, afternoon, and evening classes that invigorate both experienced yogis and tin men rendered immobile after misplacing their oilcans. To aid new students, instructors circle the classroom throughout each session and tweak any improper techniques.
Hollywood Beach Fitness, a spacious, clean gym, contains a variety of treadmills, free weights, circuit machines, and harbor views. There, in addition to the gym equipment—which also includes kettlebells and ropes—patrons will find group fitness classes that range from cardio ballet to strength training to kickboxing. The fitness center offers personal and small-group training coupled with nutrition coaching.
Elizabeth Gutierrez loves doing and teaching Zumba because it’s a fun way to work out. Certified in Zumba Fitness, she leads classes set to the tunes of motivational music as her pupils gyrate their hips and perform dance combinations that help them burn calories and trim waistlines. She is also certified in Zumba Toning, a modified version of the class that uses Zumba Toning sticks and enhanced rhythms to help sculpt bodies and build strength.
Knockout Boxing & Fitness unites guests with kickboxing-centered fitness classes and an array of cardio equipment, free weights, and yoga mats. The gym's trainers coach sweat savants in classes that knock out up to 1,000 calories per session while increasing self-esteem and odds of dominating arm-wrestling matches. Kickboxing and boxing techniques are infused in classes such as the full-circuit KO 360 class, which establishes a ring of workout stations zeroing in on heavy-bag drills, mitt work, and core work, and the KO Sparring class, which teaches fitness-seekers boxing basics through three-minute rounds of drills. For a customized workout, a health regimen is developed to suit each client's nutritional, emotional, and fitness needs in the 10-week Go Girl Go boxing and fitness program.
Oxnard Athletic Club feels like a private neighborhood gym, yet has many amenities one might find in a larger, big-box fitness center. Inside the club, clients have access to an indoor heated pool, and thanks to a selection of cardio machines, such as ellipticals, bicycles, and treadmills, exercisers never need to wait in line to work out. A separate free-weight and strength-training area ensures weightlifters can execute proper form in a comfortable space.