Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Choreographer Richard Giorla's energizing ballet-barre workouts incinerate excess fat, elongate muscles, and tone hindquarters with dance-inspired, no-impact maneuvers. Each session incorporates full-body exercise and isolated movements to shape the muscles in the torso, arms, legs, and backside. The addition of light weights further sculpts limbs. Celebrities from Lucy Lawless to Dakota Fanning praise the nontraditional fitness regimen, and busy clients laud the studio's seven-day schedule.
The frosty rinks at Iceoplex have supported the arabesques of professional figure skaters and served as the backdrop in feature films. During public skating hours, though, anyone can stop by for a glide on the ice. Visitors can rent hockey or figure skates for the day, hold events in heated party rooms, or play games in the video arcade. Beginning skaters can attend skating school or take hockey lessons.
CrossFit 805 is not your typical gym experience…it’s high octane, small group training. We use functional movements in constantly varied ways to develop you both physically and mentally. We run, lift, throw, jump, pull and move….we push ourselves and each other to new levels of fitness and performance.
CrossFit Simi Valley is an affiliate of CrossFit. Our 4,800 square foot facility is the only one of it's kind in Simi. We pride ourselves in training individuals from across the community to achieve that next level of fitness. Everyone is welcome from the novice to elite.
Instructor Mark Cox of America's Best Krav Maga imparts potentially life-saving self-defense techniques to students of all ages. Developed for the Israeli military, this style of self-defense takes a "by any means necessary" approach, teaching its pupils how to disarm opponents and use surroundings to their advantage. Cox walks students through combinations of strikes, take-downs, and joint locks designed to stymie assailants of any size or strength.
Krav maga is one of the fastest growing self-defense training programs in the world, and for good reason. The official martial-arts system of the Israeli Defense Forces is based on the idea that anyone?no matter the size or physical build?can successfully defend their own life.
The certified instructors at Americas Best Krav Maga Family Self Defense Centers are serious about helping students learn effective self-defense techniques. Aside from standard classes for adults and children, they teach specialized courses in women's self-defense and police and military defense. There are even fitness classes that use disciplines such as kickboxing as a jumping-off point for a punishing workout. At the spacious and functional facility, bags hang from the ceiling and mirrors line the walls, helping to keep students in proper form as they learn to punch, jab, and steal their opponents' noses.