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• For $59, you get one month of adult fitness classes (up to 10 classes, a $140 value). This option is redeemable at the Downtown, Live Oak, or Westside locations or at the Cabrillo Fitness Club in Aptos. Zumba classes are not valid Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at Live Oak. • For $49, you get one month of kids' and teen fitness classes (up to 10 classes, a $140 value). This option is redeemable only at the Westside and Live Oak locations.
Filled with vibrant colors, hand-painted murals, and Eastern sculptures, the Pleasure Point Yoga studio exemplifies the way the space is often thought of by its staff, which is "your local, everyday retreat." Instructors encourage guests to use yoga and breath as a way to connect with themselves, their neighborhoods, and the global yoga community. As they lead classes held every day of the week, instructors guide practitioners of all levels through Vinyasa Flow classes and workshops that are offered monthly.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own mats or shag carpets, but can also borrow mats from the studio when necessary. Helpful props intended to take poses to different levels are also available, such as straps, blocks, and supportive blankets.
At Santa Cruz Aerial Playground, expert instructors––including former gymnasts and a flying-trapeze artist for Ringling Bros. Circus––look on, belting out safety tips and encouragement to students who take to the skies in not only classic aerial-silks classes, but an inventive form of yoga as well. In these sessions, fabric hammocks help them to achieve both traditional and new poses, all of which are designed to tone muscles and boost flexibility. The staff aims to have something for everyone, with classes that help them to attempt everything from a simple handstand to circus-worthy acrobatics.
Seabright CrossFit bypasses the monotony of exercise by offering different workouts each day. Coaches create a series of strength and conditioning exercises performed using functional movements, from lifting weights to jumping up onto wooden plyometric boxes. The equipment for a CrossFit workout is specially chosen for scalability, allowing coaches to easily adjust kettlebell exercises and gymnastics movements so every person in a single class remains equally challenged. Inside the gym, tucked behind a glass separation, a dedicated studio space hosts yogis as they twist and bend into poses on a sleek hardwood surface.
Members of CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz find themselves amid a second family that supports their athletic endeavors. Coaches tailor workouts to challenge every person that swings a Kettlebell, lifts a barbell, or flips a tractor tire. Kids as young as five years of age can partake in CrossFit as well, with special kids classes that focus on having fun with functional fitness exercises. The gym also holds Krav
Maga classes?dubbed by the trainers as ?The CrossFit of Martial Arts? for its self-defense techniques steeped in functional fitness. There, students learn such classic moves as a knee strike or noogie.