The snap of gloved fists against swinging punching bags echoes off the walls of Undisputed Fitness & Training as boxers of all levels train, fight, or spar in an oversized cage. While activity sometimes centers on the cage, expert, passionate trainers also lead intense programs such as muay-thai boxing and mixed-martial-arts training on a new indoor field-turfed combat conditioning area. Fitness gurus can also meander to the new addition of the outdoor weight room, pumping iron in the afternoon sun or the light of a never-ending eclipse. Undisputed Fitness & Training also hosts group classes and personal training sessions that accommodate all levels of experience.
At the Yoga Factory, anti-gravity yoga reigns. Practitioners safely settle into silks suspended from the ceiling, then twist and spin through a series of asanas. Besides strengthening core muscles, the aerial practice can ease joint pain, reduce backaches, increase flexibility, and help students prepare for upcoming auditions to be Tinker Bell's stunt double.
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The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
True to its name, Balanced Fitness and Health has a wide variety of fitness options to help its guests get fit and feel balanced. Working with a personal trainer is one of the gym's many ways to jump-start a fitness program before diving into the studio's other options, which include group classes, kettlebell workouts, and high-intensity interval training (known as H.I.I.T.). Pilates enthusiasts can choose from mat, springboard, reformer, and circuit class options for their core-crunching and lean-muscle sculpting.
Aire Urban Fitness is a gym that is truly dedicated to crafting fitness with a personal touch. Inside, modern décor and clean facilities let clients know that they are good hands. The fitness center provides a variety of classes for people of all levels, including yoga, Pilates, TRX and circuit workouts, while personal training sessions are also available. Here, an elite group of trainers work with a focused number of clients instead of packing people into their facility. Out-of-towners are welcome and locals are encouraged to keep returning with reward packages. Towels and linens, plus other thoughtful amenities make lunchtime workouts an easy part of the day.
Though he could boast years of fitness experience and certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in personal training, boxing instructor Chad Yarvitz wasn?t satisfied. He had trained and taught boxing extensively, but he?d never felt the sting of a sharp uppercut or heard the roar of the crowd during a professional match. Determined to gain first-hand, authentic experience, Chad put his coaching on hold to pursue a career as a professional boxer.
Today, Chad leads boxing classes at Xplicit Fitness, drawing on a background as a 2008 California Golden Glove champion with a 7-1 fight record. Joining him is a team of fitness professionals based in San Diego. They lead high-intensity classes beneath the emerald brick walls of a studio. Like stare-down contests between TV news anchors, most group fitness classes focus on a specific part of the body for 60 minutes. In addition to their signature fitness boxing classes, the trainers offer boot camps, personal training, and youth boxing and self-defense day-camps.