Foothill Gym has been a leader in fitness for over 24 years. With 40+ group exercise classes each week, a huge line of machines and freeweights plus a state of the art cardio room with CardioTheater, Foothill Gym has something for everyone. Our expert staff and trainers are available answer all your questions.
In 1999, Matthew Castaneda began developing exercise programs for his friends and family. As his reputation grew, so did his clientele base, which quickly expanded to include business professionals, athletes, and stay-at-home moms. More than a decade later, and with countless hours spent perfecting his craft, Matthew opened the doors to Pasadena Muscle Company in his hometown. There, he does what he's always done: engineer customized workout programs for people interested in building mass, losing weight, or gaining strength. In addition to one-on-one training, Matthew also offers boot-camp-style workouts conducted in small groups.
The fitness coaches at Apollo Boot Camp are dedicated to one thing: helping their clients look and feel great. This means they don?t endorse starvation diets or promote painful and miserable workouts. Instead, instructors devise upbeat boot camps for groups, personalize training programs for individuals, and concoct healthy and fulfilling nutritional plans for everyone. They also cater specific programs to the elderly or to youths who are battling obesity.
Lauded by Pasadena Weekly for having the best fitness program in 2011, Stadium Fitness earns its praise with a full schedule of energetic workouts held inside the hallowed walls of Rose Bowl Stadium. Recently featured in LA Yoga magazine, yoga classes also stay on the small side, helping instructors tailor workouts to individual goals and pay more attention to each student's inner growth. During each one-hour session, coed groups of all skill levels shed calories as a knowledgeable, certified fitness coach encourages quadriceps to put forth their best effort. Workouts are customized to each attendee's abilities—whether they want to jog up stadium stairs, sprint full-speed across the field's sun-splashed grass, or develop innovative cheerleading routines on the sidelines. Inside, a 5,000-square-foot locker room volunteers its spacious layout, allowing groups to participate in a variety of circuit-training routines or read plaques engraved with quotes from legendary tackling dummies.
Fitness industry veteran Dulcinea Lee Hellings's goal is to bring a high-quality, effective exercise regimen to people who don't love big gyms or can't afford personal trainers. In 2004, she realized that mornings could be used for more than hitting the snooze button over and over for two hours, and founded Boot Camp "Morning Crunch!" to help fledgling exercisers whip into shape.
She designs her all-levels programs to be scream-free morning motivators⎯the first stop in her patrons' journey of daily accomplishments. The fast-paced, ever-changing circuit of strength and cardio exercises keeps bodies guessing and minds from becoming bored. Each of the boot camp's 12 outdoor locations has a different dedicated trainer who gets to know each student personally, remembering their names and memorizing any interesting freckle patterns. They complement their morning routines with a smattering of evening options for those who prefer to work out after the day's activities.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: CrossFit classes and personal training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Parking: Free parking on the street or in our parking lot.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Brands Used: Rogue Fitness
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Expect to have fun.
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
Our head coach has 13 years of experience and was an NCAA Division 1 strength and conditioning coach, and our assistant head coach has 11 years of personal-training experience. So the level of detail and professionalism is more than most people receive at other CrossFit gyms.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We started our business out of a two-car garage and have grown into a 3,750-square-foot facility.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
Yes. The best part was the coaching that we received and the attention to detail that allowed us to get better from where we were before.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We want you to have FUN.