SeaFit Studio's encouraging exercise instructors lead groups through Lagree Fitness classes, a Pilates-based workout developed by trainer Sebastien Lagree that combines cardio movements with intense strength training. Inside the sunny studio, rows of padded Megaformer machines rest side by side, waiting patiently to burn calories and activate sweat glands as upbeat music blasts from speakers. All Lagree Fitness classes are available in small packages, unlimited monthly packages, or limited monthly packages.
Zen Dojos Martial Arts Academy, located in San Juan Capistrano, has black-belted sensei and a family-oriented atmosphere to teach students, from children to adults, the mental discipline of martial arts alongside the physical mastery of each kick and grappling hold. Kenpo karate classes help to develop motor skills and confidence in children aged 3?12. Teens and adults leap into a wide range of combat styles, including krav maga self-defense and jujitsu. The core of its kick-punching pedagogy focuses on strength of character to ensure that students learn how and when to properly channel their skills, whether they are guarding against bullies or weed-whacking a garden by hand.
Nicole Howard and Cara Fraser both studied dance at California State University Long Beach, so it wasn't a stretch for either of them to pick up the controlled, graceful movements of Pilates. But once they did, they were hooked. They earned their BASI certifications for Pilates and ultimately opened Align Pilates Center. There, the duo and their staff teach the core-focused workouts to kids and adults in rooms equipped with Pilates mats and apparatuses. Exercisers can supplement the main workouts with posture- and flow-based yoga or Gyrokinesis workouts. Adding to the welcoming and communal vibe that's inherent in exercises such as Pilates and yoga, the center has an art gallery that showcases local artwork.
CrossFit To The Core is much more than a place to work out. Its trainers strive to build a supportive community and way of life for its health-minded members. Classes center around the importance of a dynamic workout?CrossFit's signature Workout of the Day (or WOD)?which features high-intensity interval training rooted in everyday movements. CrossFit To The Core also encourages students to continue their functional-fitness regimens outside of class, fully engaging with their surroundings as they run, swim, surf, bike, hike, and play epic games of zombie laser tag.
Co-founders Tricia Ashley and Michelly Young can both remember the moment they fell in love with yoga. Tricia?s happened when she stepped into a Bikram yoga class and remerged 90 minutes later inspired to dedicate her life to the transformative practice. Michelly, a lifelong dancer and Zumba enthusiast, turned to yoga whenever her MBA program became stressful, and after graduating, she combined her degree and her passion by opening her own studio. Now they find fulfillment everyday helping students discover their best selves and achieve more than they thought was possible.
Together, Tricia and Michelly have created a community that speaks to all their interests with a full list of classes. Their signature hot yoga class is reminiscent of Bikram yoga, but is offered in 60-, 75-, or 90-minute sessions. SolFire also uses radiant heat panels to evenly distribute heat from floor to ceiling. As a result, the air distribution is easier to handle for those with allergies or sensitivities to pollen and dust. Alternatively, Heart and Sol yin yoga offers students a calm environment to stretch and unwind, while Zumba classes set to high-energy music inspire students to dance out their stress, cares, and any sand still stuck from last summer.