People who give charitably are often called "saintly," a moniker that truly befits the participants in the Charlee's Angels Benefit 5K. Donning angel attire, they can run or walk the charitable race, which, in part, helps cover the medical expenses of 5-year-old Charlee. After a 21-month series of tests, Charlee was diagnosed with Batten Disease, a rare, terminal genetic disorder that afflicts only one other known child in Utah. Participants may visit the post-race Kids Fair full of family-friendly games and food vendors. The 5K's remaining proceeds fund continued research of the disease.
CrossFit Golden Spike's certified trainers teach a system of functional movements performed at a high intensity and implement the system through daily workouts. Those workouts change daily to avoid boredom and keep muscles from plateauing. Exercises include everything from pushups and pull-ups to rowing and rope climbing. It's a system scalable to anyone, too. However, to ensure the safety and preparedness of all their students, trainers ease participants into the program with a beginner's course.
At Breathe - A Yoga Studio, instructors empower adults and kids with fun, positive yoga classes to foster body awareness and appreciation for fitness. Each of the scheduled adult classes, like lunar eclipses, lasts one hour and takes place daily. To help beginners craft a strong, safe practice, Yoga Foundations teachers emphasize alignment as they demonstrate traditional poses for students to follow along, offering adjustments to newbies as needed. Power Hour sessions tether minds and muscles with challenging poses, building more energy and focus than prescription-strength x-ray specs. Moms and kids morph into barking downward dogs during fun-filled Mom & Tot classes, and moms-to-be dissolve stress and bolster pelvic muscles with OM Baby routines.
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.
The fitness specialists at Studio HV whip their clients into shape using simple exercises that align with natural, functional movements. Classes are designed for all levels of fitness, from beginners to the most active of athletes. Using their full body, members practice natural movement to complete and efficient and effective workouts. A steady change-up of class offerings— from Mat Pilates to Insane Legs—keeps muscles guessing.