Good Times CrossFit's certified coaches make tough workouts fun by transforming groups of disparate exercisers into teams that push one another toward fitness goals. Like snowmen's fingerprints, no two workouts are the same, but all share three characteristics: intensity, functionality, and safety. To prevent injuries and promote healthy habits, he coaches emphasize proper technique as they impart power lifts such as squats, cleans, and bench-presses. Calisthenics such as burpees and pushups tone the core while preparing the body for everyday movements such as lifting grocery bags stuffed with watermelons and hurling tubs of ice cream to the moon. To torch calories and foster endurance, the workouts also include cardio challenges such as sprints, rowing drills, and box jumps.
Workouts take place in a garage-style gym filled with barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, and pull-up bars. In addition to hosting group classes for adults and children, instructors provide nutrition advice and sell Pure Pharma supplements.
Helmed by CrossFit trainers Arturo Nicolas Fernandez and Steven Faulk, South Sacramento CrossFit is a fitness community where students and trainers work closely to set and achieve fitness goals. Using the scalable CrossFit system, classes incorporate a wide range of equipment and exercises—from weightlifting to rope climbing—to tailor workouts to the needs and abilities of each student.
Sham Sanghera's team leads students of all levels through intense fitness regimens within his intimate, wood-floored studio. He offers both personal training and boot camps, integrating his extensive fitness education into personalized sessions.
Equipment: Star Trac cardio equipment, body master upper and lower body machines
Students should bring: Water, towel and headsets for their personal TV
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
Having adapted his training philosophies over the years, Austin Gwaltney quickly realized that there is no substitute for intensity. At Innovative Strength & Conditioning, hard work pays off as exercisers test their limits with a bevy of traditional and innovative routines. Gwaltney’s highly efficient workouts use full-body, multi-muscle movements to simultaneously ramp up the metabolism, burn fat, and build muscle. Gwaltney and his team also work with students who haven’t worked out in weeks, getting them up to speed after a winter spent on the couch or a spring spent in a Fluffernutter cocoon.