Health & Fitness in Santa Cruz

5 or 10 Drop-In Yoga Classes at Santa Cruz Core Fitness + Rehab (Up to 76% Off)

Santa Cruz Core Fitness + Rehab

Central Santa Cruz

8 classes per week for all levels; aligning and strengthening with vinyasa classes and relieving mental fatigue with Yoga for Stress Relief

$95 $25

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One- or Three-Month Unlimited Membership with Personal-Training and Fitness Assessment at Curves (Up to 62% Off)

Curves

Live Oak

Women’s gym focuses on supportive environment and health; unlimited membership includes gym access and person-training, fitness assessment

$59 $26

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz (60% Off)

CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Learn foundational CrossFit weightlifting, gymnastics, and sprinting skills in a positive and encouraging environment with a certified coach

$125 $50

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Two or Four Acupuncture Treatments with Consultation at Flux Acupuncture Lounge (Up to 71% Off)

Flux Acupuncture Lounge

Westside

Acupuncturists use thin needles to improve the natural flow of energy through patients lounging in recliners

$90 $29

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Dental-Checkup Package at Smile Dental Care (76% Off). Two Options Available.

Smile Dental Care

Live Oak

Dental exam and cleaning, grouped with x-rays or fluoride treatment and screening for oral cancer

$306 $74

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Eastside

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $50

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5 or 10 Kickboxing or BodyPump Classes at Minorsan Self-Defense & Fitness (71% Off)

Minorsan Self-Defense & Fitness

Westside

Kickboxing burns calories and teaches self-defense skills, while BodyPump mixes weightlifting and music to create lean muscles

$70 $20

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Bio-Feedback Scan and One, Three, or Six Acupuncture Treatments from Rebecca Wendler L.Ac. (Up to 58% Off)

Rebecca Wendler L.Ac.

Central Santa Cruz

Treat pain, allergies, stress, and other maladies with a combination of modern technology and ancient techniques

$110 $55

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One or Three Cold-Laser Pain Treatments with Consultation and Exam at Atlas Chiropractic (Up to 89% Off)

Atlas Chiropractic

Multiple Locations

Doctor of Chiropractic Darrin Ferguson and his team address aches, injuries, and arthritis pain with low-level laser therapies

$400 $43

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Complete Physical Exam and Acupuncture with Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAC (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAC at The Office of Lonna Larsh MD

Santa Cruz

PA with a masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine offers integrative health care and acupuncture as well as traditional Western treatment

$250 $99

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Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio (Up to 78% Off)

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio

Eastside

Physically invigorating and meditation-based yoga styles for students of varying skill levels

$75 $19

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$69 for a Dental Exam, Teeth Cleaning, and Seven X-rays with Phillip S. Zeip, D.D.S. ($358 Value)

Phillip S. Zeip, D.D.S.

Santa Cruz Gardens

X-rays and exam assess health before teeth are cleaned

$358 $69

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Weight-Loss Plan or One- or Three-Month Chinese Medicine Program at Optimal Health and Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Optimal Health and Fitness

Optimal Health & Fitness

Comprehensive plan helps achieve weight loss via coaching sessions and body measurements; traditional Chinese techniques enhance wellness

$760 $134

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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Eastside

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$20 $11

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 77% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

$135 $31

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Exam and Two or Three Chiropractic Adjustments at LionHeart Chiropractic (Up to 79% Off)

LionHeart Chiropractic

Central Santa Cruz

Dr. Graham comes at her practice from multiple perspectives: as a doctor, a dancer, and a patient who herself found relief with adjustments

$210 $45

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Single or Double Kayak or Standup-Paddleboard Rental at Kayak Connection (Up to 37% Off)

Kayak Connection

Santa Cruz

Standup paddleboards and single and double kayaks let renters explore waterways

$35 $22

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$29 for a Chiropractic Exam and Adjustment at Aloha Sports & Family Chiropractic, Craig Eymann DC ($125 Value)

Aloha Sports & Family Chiropractic, Craig Eymann DC

Aloha Chiropractic

Experienced chiropractor examines spines and extremities and makes gentle adjustments to help ease chronic pain

$125 $29

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One or Three 90-Minute Hypnotherapy Sessions at Conscious Current Hypnotherapy (Up to 72% Off)

Conscious Current Hypnotherapy

Westside

Hypnotherapist uses relaxing techniques to unlock the subconscious, so clients make conscious, self-empowering choices to dissolve issues.

$110 $32

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When Cliff Hodges, the founder and CEO of Adventure Out, graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering, he knew a traditional desk job wasn't for him. According to Technology Review, he quickly gave up his engineering career for the wireless world of the great outdoors, where he began to hike, climb, and surf his way around the world, always staying true to his philosophy of environmental respect and protection.

His travels and business accomplishments have gained some measure of notoriety; he's coached on MTV's Made, consulted for ABC News, and was selected as one of four winners of the 2011 Santa Cruz County Civic Service Award: The Nextie. Adventure Out was also identified for meeting survival skills training standards by The New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Chef.

Today, he and his program consultant Tom McElroy lead excursions into the California wilderness to teach backpacking and survival skills, including the tracking of animals and wild ice-cream trucks, and they also guide novices through surfing, rock-climbing, and mountain-biking sojourns. Through fundraising, Adventure Out has helped save Castle Rock State Park from closure and a portion of their proceeds is put directly back into the park.

1 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Whenever she strolled down a sandy beach or marveled at the redwoods of a lush forest, LeTa Jussila would be reminded that Santa Cruz was the most beautiful place in the world. It seemed a shame to her that most people spent so much of their days inside houses and offices rather than taking advantage of the diverse landscapes of their surroundings. Inspired, she spearheaded the foundation of Optimal Health and Fitness?a multidimensional outdoor-fitness program.

Today, LeTa and her staff of trainers conduct energetic weight-loss classes at local beaches, forests, and mountain trails. They use the tools of their surroundings as exercise equipment, such as running up park stairs for a cardio workout. Encouraging well-rounded, healthy lifestyles, the instructors also conduct seminars on holistic topics such as stress management and meditation. Nutrition specialists, meanwhile, provide students with balanced meal plans and supervise detoxifying cleanses. The staff also offers various treatments popularized in the East, including traditional Chinese acupuncture treatments and rejuvenating qi gong stretching classes.

21645 E Cliff Dr.
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Since Rocky Snyder founded his self-named fitness studio 18 years ago, Good Times Magazine has bestowed the facility with its Best Personal Trainer award six times, a testament to Rocky's Fitness Center's commitment to one-on-one training and promoting healthy form and movement.

Group training sessions maintain a manageable 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio in classes whose daily-changing moves blasts through workout plateaus with the gusto of a military tank. Sessions are small enough for instructors to ensure the proper execution of exercises and give each client some individual attention. Amid the gym's green and yellow color-blocked confines, exercisers take part in Rocky's scientifically savvy program, which is designed to ignite metabolism and bulk up muscular strength. The qualified trainers help individuals as well as small groups build strong, powerful forms with one-on-one instruction, while sports training conditions recreational and performance athletes alike.

4135 Portola Dr.
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Trudie Ransom knows just how addictive the sensation of standing above the waves can be. After just a few trips out on her board, she not only began training with the standup-paddleboarding master Andy Whitman from Angulo boards, but also opened up SUP Shack. From her experience shadowing Whitman, she decided the best way to introduce people to the sport was with Angulo’s soft, 10-foot boards, which serve as an easy surface to learn on while spending a day on the waves or taking one of the shop’s classes or tours. Classes never contain more than six students, allowing each student to have the one-on-one attention needed to master the art of balancing and maneuvering the board. Once pupils are sure of their strokes, the shop’s instructors lead guided tours that slip out across the rippling blue mirror and past the sights of the harbor or tackle the more advanced paths past sea-lion habitats. Late-evening tours pause as the sun sets over the ocean, filling the sky with color like somebody inciting peacocks to riot.

3703 Portola Dr
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

In 2014, Curves partnered with celebrity fitness expert Jillian Michaels to design a new take on its traditional circuit. These workouts incorporate functional bodyweight exercises?each with modifications?into the existing sequence, providing a slightly more intense gym experience intended to jump-start metabolisms while still forging lean, toned muscles.

2724 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.

Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.

4450 Capitola Road
Capitola,
CA
US