At Red Carpet Boot Camps’ fitness center, trainers motivate others toward fitness through classes such as spin, yoga, and Reformer Pilates. When not in the gym, trainers lead their charges outside for 60-minute boot-camp sessions that combine everything from their classes, as well as resistance, cardio, and calisthenics. Understanding that pushing muscles to their limits is only part of the equation, Red Carpet also offers nutrition coaching.
Evolution ATR owner and former professional baseball player Tom Hill understands that athletes—no matter what sport they play—must master the fundamentals of speed, strength, and balance before they can excel in their field. He and his staff of yoga instructors, CrossFit trainers, and cyclists help athletes and everyday visitors hone their fundamentals through varied, high-intensity workouts.
The certified trainers at Point Loma Sports Club want to motivate, encourage, and inspire clients to get their minds, bodies, and spirits into the best shape of their lives. In certified instructor-led group classes, students can box, stretch, or sweat their way to fitness, whether it’s focusing on core strength in mat Pilates classes, combining strength training and cardio in boot-camp classes, or spinning calories away in high-intensity cycling sessions. Club-goers can also make use of the facility's long lineup of top-line exercise equipment.
On the way into the cycling studio at Breakaway Cycle, students pass a wall covered in positive messages. Notes like "break your limits," "break new ground," "break a record," and "break free" all work to motivate cyclists as they take on their own personal challenges during one-hour classes. Energetic music and visual displays surround students as they spin on Schwinn AC Performance cycles. In addition to offering a smooth ride, the bikes display power, cadence, calories, and heart rate. Throughout workouts, patrons can hydrate with unlimited access to a purified water system and sop up sweat with fresh towels or unfolded maps of the Tour de France.
The aerodynamic look of The Rush Studio’s Keiser M3+ bikes makes them appear poised to race away—but they never do. The sleek stationary bikes, with a single-wheel design, host athletes during spinning classes at the boutique-style studio. Their built in mini-computers track each athletes unique workout stats, from their RPMs and calories burnt to when they should start wearing a helmet just in case. Led by enthusiastic instructors, classes can run for 45 or 60 minutes, and students can reserve their bikes ahead of time with the studio’s interactive iPhone app.
As a thin teen, Peter San Nicolas turned to bodybuilding to buff up his physique, which gained him praise from ESPN’s American Muscle. Then in 1989, Peter channeled that motivation into establishing Ramona Fitness Center, a two-story workout facility for members 21 and over. Now, nearly 25 years later, Peter and his team of dedicated personal trainers and fitness instructors are still motivating others to lose excess weight and tone bodies through personal-training lessons, small-group sessions, and 18 group-fitness courses. Instructors get students’ heart rates pumping during Turbo Kick sessions, which meld kickboxing and intense interval training. Additionally, Core and More classes take 30 minutes to focus on ab work without attempting to do yoga while wearing a suit of steel-plate armor.
The facility is also packed with modern workout equipment that ranges from the ellipticals and spin bikes that line the loft-style second floor to the free weights that fill the ground level. The upscale fitness center is also outfitted with a retail area stacked full of vitamins and supplements.
The PushHouse’s instructors know a good workout has a way of bringing people together. To help accomplish the “good workout” portion of that equation, the studio focuses on intense exercises workouts for the whole body that incorporate cardio exercises, weight training, and core fitness, and each class takes place in a motivating group atmosphere.
The studio recently has been equipped with RealRyder bikes. These spinners feature side-to-side tilting action, which engages the whole body so you can practice dodging neighborhood frisbee dogs. Students can hop on these bikes and join others in an intense workout during group indoor-cycling classes. Alternatively, in dedicated Pilates classes, the staff leads workouts that help tone the muscles with slow, focused movements on Pilates Reformer equipment. The Reformers also come into play in the intensive fusion classes, which feature Booty Barre techniques that help sculpt one’s rear end.