Power duo Angelo Nunez and Cary Williams-Nunez opened their first Prime Time Boxing Club location in 1998, determined to spread their love of fitness and boxing to one small group at a time. Today, their boxing fitness empire extends to three gyms that been spotlighted by such reputable publications as the New York Times, Men's Fitness, and Shape. Angelo, Cary, and a team of encouraging trainers lead 45-minute fitness classes that build boxing skills from the ground up and increase stamina through an intense combination of basic jabs, bobbing and weaving, and sashays that best show off Americana shorts. The boxing aficionados train students aged 13 and older, with younger classes focusing on overall cardio and playing nice with pendulous speed bags.
Inspired by Greek philosophy and the trifecta of body, mind, and spirit, Three Pillars Fitness & Wellness challenges clients with a core workout regimen focused on short bursts of intense exercise. Coaches help clients build strength and endurance by combining weight-lifting exercises with gymnastics, running, and plyometrics. The constantly-changing workouts also emphasize functional movements, such as lifting and pulling heavy objects. Instructors emphasize proper form to prevent injury or embarrassment after forgetting to keep their pinky elevated while lifting barbells. Three Pillars also assists clients with a comprehensive wellness program, which delves into subjects beyond exercise such as meal-planning and body composition analysis.
To help condition the next generation of athletes, former Arena football player and certified agility trainer Lemuel Adams founded GAME-FIT Fitness Training Depot. Here, he and his team patrol the center's boxing ring, batting cages and indoor turf field, while bolstering their guests' abilities with an array of athletic training services. They help budding student athletes up their game by zeroing in on the skills of a specific sport, such as football and prepare them for college through their LIFE-FIT program, which includes tutoring and financial-aid workshops. Catering to those who just want to whip into shape, they also offer fitness classes such as yoga, boot-camp, and strength-training.
CrossFit studios pulse with high-intensity workout routines. As students undergo varied exercises from the scheduled Workout of the Day, a shoal of coaches circumnavigates the floor, guiding movements, ensuring safety, and stopping any public displays of affection between star-crossed kettlebells. Combining weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques, CrossFit aims to build the kind of resilience, strength, and versatility that lends itself to every athletic endeavor, equipping students with the stamina to conquer any challenge they might face. Instructors scale each workout up or down to accommodate individual levels of fitness or exercisers recovering from restrictive injuries.
The coaching staff at CrossFit Natomas see their workouts of the day (WODs) as more than just a way to transform your physique; they're an opportunity to blow off the stress and anxiety you've absorbed throughout the day. In the traditional CrossFit fashion, their WODs are scalable for various ages and fitness levels, and are inspired by functional movements such as lifting, pushing, pulling, running, and extreme tooth-brushing. Members can show up to tackle the WODs in sessions scheduled seven days a week, and even post their stats on an online public whiteboard that ranks each participant's results.
Equipment: Barbells, kettlebells, dumbells, pull-up bars, gymnastics rings, and Prowler sleds
Students should bring: A bottle of water, towel, and workout attire
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We design a fitness program that is challenging and fun. Exercising in a group atmosphere develops fun friendly competitions.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
At our gym, we realize that everyone comes from a different athletic background. We try to encourage members to try as hard as they can, but to keep proper form and technique. We can take pride that our current members are awesome; they help motivate others and foster support during a difficult conditioning session.
Has your business won any awards?
We were voted in the top 50 gyms in Sacramento by KCRA Channel 3 A-List after being open for just six months .
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a hybrid gym, focusing on Olympic lifting and general strength and conditioning.