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.
Ten percent of every Camp Fit Mom boot-camp class fee goes right to women's charities. Which makes sense, because the outdoor boot camp caters to current or expectant mothers. Even the coaches are moms. They lead four-week fitness endeavors that include not only workouts for all levels, but also nutritional counseling. The coaches also head up small group classes with up to three students.
Modern Recess is on a mission to eliminate the sedentary lifestyle through one simple word: fun. Their kids gym welcomes children enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade, and instructors teach an ever-changing lineup of classes focused on topics such as speed and agility; yoga and balance; and strength training. To round out this healthy education, the instructors also lead a nutritional lesson as part of each day.
Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, and
comfortable dance sneakers.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
At The Yoga Fusion, students and teachers grow side by side as they stretch toward the sun and reach into the recesses of their minds. Founders Gloria Persico of Glorious Yoga and Greg Riley of Upward Spiral Yoga strive to cultivate a relaxed atmosphere, welcoming yogis of all levels to connect and thrive, much like the Legos in the world's tallest Lego structure. Most of the instructors bring 10?35 years of experience to the mat, where they impart ancient poses and breathing exercises that build strength, flexibility, and focus while melting pent-up anxiety. Classes range from soothing routines, filled with sitting and supine poses, to advanced hatha sessions, which are built on challenging poses and opportunities to explore yoga's spiritual side. Diablo magazine readers picked The Yoga Fusion as the city's best yoga studio in 2012.
30 Day-Bootcamp enlists an array of dynamic exercises to blast calories, sculpt muscles, and bolster confidence with women’s fitness and self-defense classes. During fitness and weight-loss boot-camp sessions, instructors guide clients through 45-minute circuits that combine light strength training, plyometrics, cardio exercises, Pilates, and intense cheeseburger slandering to build endurance and foster trimmer, healthier bodies. The training center also imparts self-defense strategies, ranging from the exercise-oriented cardio kickboxing to the more in-depth assailant vanquishing taught in krav maga tactical self-defense sessions. Classes are conducted indoors and outdoors across multiple Bay Area locations, and clients can also enlist in personal training sessions for one-on-one instruction.