Snap Fitness is open until 11 p.m. seven days a week. Because this deal includes the all-access key card, you don't have to let the strictures of time dictate when you can avail yourself of cardio and strength benefits. Arrive at Snap as night falls and pretend you're working out in an Edward Hopper painting, or pound the treadmill at 6 a.m. and get pumped for 7 a.m. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced. Juvenile jocks and experienced athletes alike can take advantage of a personal-training session at Snap to get started with a new routine, take workouts up a notch, or discover the best exercise for developing ear-wiggling muscles.
Natural light floods into ATP Specific Training’s recently remodeled studio, illuminating training equipment such as barbells, yoga balls, and Pilates Reformers. Members of the fitness staff, including exercise-video star and co-owner Tracey Mallett, help clients increase endurance and lose weight during innovative group classes. Available classes include Booty Barre and Indo-Row, a workout that captures all the elements of on-water rowing, as well as a circuit-style session that combines both classes. In addition to fitness classes, a physical-therapy staff blends manual techniques, modalities, and exercises to treat clients with sports-related injuries, poor balance, and post-pregnancy pain.
The creator and owner of The Fit Factor, wants her clients to be excited to get out of bed in the morning. By teaching inventive fitness classes, she and her friendly staff of certified personal trainers and instructors help students get toned muscles and tap into their personal reserves of unlimited energy. All classes are semi-private and come with a free fitness assessment.There's The 50 Minute Factor, a 50-minute circuit training class that's packed with intense cardio and strength training moves, and there's the No Holds Barre Pilates Fitness class, a low-impact class that fuses mat Pilates moves and ballet barre techniques. Students can come in for a one-on-one session with a personal trainer or drop in on a Fit Factor Fight Club class, a cardio boxing session designed to leave muscles strong. The Fit Factor hosts such training in a sunlit, wood-floored space full of supportive and social energy from instructors and students alike.
At Push Pull Cardio, ACE-certified personal trainer Alan Ashley schedules one thing: TRX suspension training classes. Ashley, who is qualified by TRX to teach the classes, leads exercisers through a series of strap- and band-assisted body-weight exercises. These workouts boost heart rates and challenge endurance along the way, helping students build healthy hearts and circulatory systems as they go. Beginners can familiarize themselves with the movements during Push Pull's introductory classes or TRX's annual spring ice cream social.
A lot can happen in 30 minutes. At Sayon Fitness, a half hour is all it takes to get through a full workout with cardio, stretches, and strength training. Expert trainers lead these small group classes, giving ample personal attention to each student as he or she works toward a slimmer, toned physique. The trainers also work with exercisers privately, accommodating clients who don't want to expose their super powers.
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.