10th Planet Jiu Jitsu is a no-gi style of submission grappling developed by Eddie Bravo. It is performed without the use of a traditional Kimono, or martial arts uniform. It focuses on technique and leverage, over strength and athleticism. With proper usage, smaller, weaker people can success.
As the morning begins, a row of toddlers takes turns tumbling feet over head while their parents guide them into the correct movement. Later, school-age kids sit in a circle, legs stretched before them as they try to touch their toes. At My Gym, the trained staff imbues kids aged six weeks to 9 years with life skills through music, physical activities, and games. Many classes incorporate exercises with social and developmental skills, and art classes allow kids to explore new topics before expressing what they learned through various media. Additionally, gymnastics training and the development of sports skills teach tykes discipline in a noncompetitive atmosphere. All classes take place in a well-padded room, led by staff trained in child development and fluent in Muppet. Birthday parties give the special boy or girl and their entourage private access to the entire facility, games, and puppets.
At 6,500 square feet, House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts houses the vast array of training equipment and sparring space required by their schedule of classes in eight martial arts. In the gym’s elevated boxing ring, students and trainers work through the jabs and hooks of boxing and muay thai, and the mat-covered floor is home to arjukenpo karate, escrima, and general fitness classes.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
With locations in San Ramon and Lafayette, internationally recognized Itrim helps members lose weight quickly and keep it off by combining healthy meal plans with a specialized exercise center. Unlike other weight-loss programs that stop when clients have reached their goal, Itrim recognizes that most people still need guidance when it comes to maintaining their svelte figures. So their health coaches and staff take the time to provide hands-on support and give members tips for incorporating healthy eating and exercise into their daily routine. By following these tips and the rest of the program, Itrim says members can lose an average of 25 pounds in the first 12 weeks.
The dedicated squad of friendly, flexible female tutors at Urban Lily Yoga tends to each budding rubber-body with support, compassion, and personal attention, helping students exceed their goals and sprout healthy habits. Nearly 60 classes per week are held in Urban Lily Yoga’s clean, intimate studio, with styles running the gamut from the classic Vinyasa flow to off-the-bended-path disciplines such as Iyengar, restorative, and prenatal. Over the course of five classes ($15 per class), you’ll discover a full-body dexterity known only to crazy straws and the most limber of scarecrows. Mats are available to rent at $1 per class. Urban Lily Yoga’s classes are designed for students of all abilities, allowing newcomers and nuanced practitioners alike to harness the power of the art’s principles at a comfortable and supported pace.