Studio Pulse, a Mad Dogg-licensed studio with 30 Spinner NXT bikes, specializes in hybrid cycling classes that gun for a full-body burn. Up to 30 exercisers climb aboard stationary bikes for 50-minute spin sessions, which keep legs churning and toast calories with interval training. SpinSculpt blends 30 minutes of cardio with 30 minutes of strength drills, and SpinStretch unfurls limbs into balance-boosting poses after cycling. Torsos clench throughout SpinCore's medley of tummy-conditioning moves that tighten abs both on and off the bikes. As adults pedal in the spin studio, youngsters can flex into fun yoga tableaux in an adjacent room, practicing stances that mirror trees, animals, and their favorite pasta noodle.
For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access.
In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.
Body One Fitness is a Training Facility specializing in group fitness, no more than 10 people per class. Our group training offers an array of classes from Hi-Volume, CrossFit Style to Plyometric Training all at an incredibly affordable price. You will be challenged and motivated daily. From beginners to elite athletes.
Center for Health and Fitness's facility spans 17,000 square feet and harbors everything members need to embrace wellness. The cardio space beckons exercisers with Matrix treadmills, stationary bikes, and stair climbers, as well as arm-cranks and seated NuStep elliptical trainers, which go easy on joints and aid in injury rehabilitation. A complete kettlebell set stands out among the abundant strength training equipment, which also includes Hammer Strength machines, free weights, and a squat cage. Functional training equipment is also available, including foam rollers, medicine balls, and Thera-Bands for building giant rubber-band balls.
Each of the center's personal trainers and medical exercise specialists boasts a health-related college degree, as well as certifications from the ACSM and other organizations. They teach group exercise to cultivate fitness camaraderie—classes such as belly dance, body sculpt, and cycling are included in basic memberships, and unlimited memberships open up a wide variety of Pilates and yoga sessions on the studio's wooden floors. Instructors also lead classes that focus on meditation, weight management, and nutrition.
To reward bodies after a workout or for not spontaneously combusting, massage therapists infuse Swedish kneading with techniques including shiatsu, deep tissue, and reiki. Staffers replenish stacks of freshly laundered towels so members can wick away sweat or towel off after using the locker rooms' showers, stocked with shampoo and conditioner.
At Heart & Pole, veteran, enthusiastic instructors lead classes of bodily mastery and sultry exploration. Designed as a pole primer, the Introduction to Pole-Dance class provides a taste-test of Heart & Pole's pole program, with a complete workout and teaching of basic tricks on the ever-elusive pole. The Girlie Burlesque class teaches students a routine that can easily be used at home, onstage, or at a home stage in the kitchen. There are three possible routines broken up by accessories: feather boas and stockings, pearls and gloves, and shirts, ties, fedoras, and Hulkamania foam fingers (check with Heart & Pole to confirm which routine will be taught in each class).
An oasis in downtown Manhattan Beach, The Guru’s Gate fosters an environment of health and wellness through soothing Yoga and meditation sessions and healing therapies. Lisa Vitta, a Kundalini Research Institute–certified instructor, owns the studio and has handpicked an encouraging staff of her very own “gurus,” including Yoga and Pilates instructors, physical therapists, and chiropractors. Together, the team hosts an array of sessions such as healing circles, energy therapy, subconscious programming, and a selection of nearly 30 Yoga and healing classes, from the classics, such as mat Pilates and Vinyasa flow, to sessions tailored specifically to pregnant women, new moms, and even kids themselves.
Beyond the wood-floored Yoga and meditation studio, The Guru’s Gate opens to private rooms for one-on-one holistic wellness therapy sessions, such as reiki, prenatal massage, and a stress-reducing phenomenon called the Emotional Freedom technique, which combines gentle taps on key meridian points with positive affirmations. Clients can also stop in for The Guru's Glow organic spray tan, or to simply peruse the onsite boutique, stocked with eco-friendly Yoga clothing, organic juices, and even Dr. Alkaitis Skin Holistic Organic Skin Food products made solely from living, edible ingredients, such as fruit or self-aware Twizzlers.