Next Step Fitness' two-trainer team understands that staying healthy does more than just help you look good. Wendy Soto, Next Step founder and lifelong athlete, knows that keeping strong through nutrition and exercise keeps her in shape for her favorite activities. CrossFit Level 1 trainer and police officer Veronica Sandoval works to build her strength, flexibility, and endurance to ensure she can tackle any situation her job throws her way. With that in mind, the duo lead exercise programs that help members slim down and stay active. Members are given 24-hour access to the gym, allowing them to drop in whenever, rather than interrupting the block of time they usually spend winding all the clocks in their houses.
Deb McCormack wears her fitness inspirations on her sleeve in the fusion classes she teaches at Mind-Body Exercise. Though her routines revolve mostly around Pilates and yoga, she pulls moves from a slew of unconventional styles, such as qi gong, tai chi, belly dancing, functional fitness, and capoeira. No matter the class, she aims to help her students feel mentally centered and focused while building stronger physiques so that they can experience how a bodybuilder feels walking a tightrope. None of her class styles?which also include yoga, boot camp, Pilates, and Zumba?require students to be flexible or, in the case of Zumba, experienced dancers.
Equipment: Medicine balls, dumbbells, bosu balls, sandbags
Students should bring: Towel ,water
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Outdoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come with a open mind to workout and have fun getting in shape
Pulling from their years of study and diverse experiences, the instructors at Inner Bodyworks Yoga Studio conduct a variety of yoga classes inspired by Ashtanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa styles. Along the hardwood floors of their sunlit yoga studio, they lead students of all athletic abilities through poses and postures designed to build flexibility and strength while calming the mind. The versatile instructors also offer a corporate program, journeying to local businesses to lead employees through rejuvenating and relaxing yoga sessions.
Stephanie Hidalgo knows the importance of being able to step back and see the bigger picture when it comes to understanding health. As both a nutrition counselor and dance and fitness instructor, she works closely with her clients to understand where their hurdles originate, whether it's lack of energy, weight gain, or inability to jump over actual hurdles. At My Dance and Fitness Studio, she and a handful of instructors host group Zumba or Insanity! workouts, which integrate cardio and movement to burn calories and shed pounds.
The Training Ground proves that it's possible to do a pushup without your hands ever touching the ground. In the fitness studio's TRX Suspension Training classes, exercisers instead plant palms inside rings hanging from the ceiling. They push and pull against the rings throughout the workouts, which pit body weight against the tug of gravity. For a more traditional routine, customers can opt for a coed or women-only boot camp.