Cliff Drysdale, a 45-time Davis Cup veteran, is more than a familiar face in professional tennis—he's one of its signature voices as well, having spent more than 30 years commentating matches on ESPN. Students of his coaching system get to tap into that deep well of experience at In-Shape Sport clubs all across California. At each location, experienced tennis pros lead four-week clinics that cover the fundamentals of the sport, organize competitive leagues for more advanced players, and tailor lessons to teens. Additionally, tennis socials help guests practice the sport as they meet fellow players and use particularly ferocious serves to deliver their phone number to an opponent.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness level and baseline measurements, which Koko’s machines use to design a bespoke workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser. The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout, and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change and constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
Trans4mations Gym encompasses more than the traditional rows of treadmills and stationary bikes. It’s a space where small groups gather throughout the day to partake in training sessions. The sessions usually last 45–60 minutes, and cover strength, conditioning, core fitness, and flexibility. The ever-changing routines are designed to replace fat with hard, lean muscle, no matter where exercisers initially fall on the fitness spectrum.
As the name suggests, Anytime Fitness is open all day and all night, seven days a week, 487 days a year. But just because it's open at all hours doesn't mean it surrenders its locker rooms to the dark forces of the night: security is active there around the clock. Besides creating a safe gym atmosphere that fits your life's schedule rather than vice versa, Anytime's hours cuts down on crowds and long lines to use each club's array of cardio equipment, circuit equipment, and free weights.
The System is more than just a name for this fitness studio—it's an actual system used to combat excess weight and tone bodies. It combines everything from resistance training and plyometrics to weight lifting and mixed martial arts with nutritional guidance. It also relies on functional-fitness exercises, which mimic everyday activities to help you with such common tasks as carrying heavy grocery bags filled with dumbbells.
The studio's fitness classes include calorie-torching Power Fit classes and kickboxing camp, plus flexibility-enhancing stretching. The studio also offers boot camps and martial arts classes for kids and adults.
Equipment: Precor cardio and strength, Concept2 rowers, TRX, Fitness on Request
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, and a lack of excuses
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Stay hydrated and eat a healthy snack an hour before exercising