Though indoor climbing tends to be clear of mountain-goat traffic, climbers at Adrenaline Climbing may come across a different kind of animal: the adrenaline junkie. Owners Trey and Brad provide a haven for these gentle thrill-seekers at their enormous facility, which boasts 12,500 square feet of climbing space. Along with their staff, the duo takes a hands-on approach to climbing instruction, helping them with the equipment and spotting they need to traverse Adrenaline’s walls.
To keep things fresh, the challenging routes and boulder problems—meticulously prepared by a route-management plan and rated according to the Yosemite Decimal System—are periodically recast. Adrenaline Climbing welcomes all climbers, dispensing lessons regardless of skill level, discipline, age, or spirit animal preference. The facility also hosts youth training, climbing classes, and even outdoor guiding trips.
Within the expansive, red-floor studio, groups of boot campers huff and puff during intense, 45-minute sessions designed specifically to burn off weight. Certified personal trainers and profoundly confused lion tamers roam the floor, leading exercisers through strength training with kettlebells and heavy ropes to amp up muscles, and interval cardio that gets rid of calories. A suite of 21 morning classes a week fits nicely into busy schedules. For more focused attention, personal coaches take clients under their rippling wings, creating menu plans, taking measurements, and giving out personal email addresses and phone numbers.
For the team at Gymworks Gymnastics, the benefits of their chosen sport are invaluable?especially when it comes to children. The instructors use gymnastics as a way to help kids build muscle coordination, increase their flexibility, and develop healthy habits in their earliest years. Perhaps most importantly, gymnastics can instill in children a positive self image. It should come as no surprise, then, that Gymworks starts their students young with programs for ages 18 months and older. Instructors guide these fledgling gymnasts as they master the bars, beam, tumbling, vaulting, rhythmic gymnastics, and anti-gravity devices also known as the "trampoline".
There's a lot more to Gymworks Gymnastics than tumbling and cartwheels. Visitors might even walk in and come face to face with a dinosaur. Gymworks Gymnastics hosts birthday parties and camps with many different themes. The staff might help kids dig up fossils, dress up like pirates, or go on an imaginative safari through different crafts and games.
For Pur Aura's staff, each workout should be a party—therefore, they focus their training on Zumba dance-fitness classes. The exhilarating workout is led by the “Zumba twins,” who go through a series of choreographed moves to the beat of Latin, African, jazz, and hip-hop music. They also provide Zumba's calorie-burning cardio to workplaces striving to be healthier with a corporate fitness program.
As a measure of their devotion to their clientele, the Rainbow Pilates team brings its expertise on the road, teaching yoga and Pilates at homes and offices. The certified staff expands their curriculum even further at the studio, where they lead Tai Chi, Zumba, bellydancing, and cardiolates. Friendly Pilates teachers offer a range of innovative twists on the fitness discipline, including 50 Shades of Pilates classes held for couples, singles, or individuals who want to hone their focus by practicing the core-strengthening postures in the dark. Rainbow Pilates also offers rigorous boot camps and a yoga class designed specifically to ameliorate the symptoms of PTSD for veterans, called yoga warriors.
Sonya Dube' founded Rainbow Pilates after more than a decade in real estate, motivated by an urge to help others learn the power of conscious breathing techniques, among many other fitness ideas. Sonya specializes in clinical and post-rehab exercise, and her fellow staffers, including certified Qigong instructor Anisa Taylor, support her mission of promoting personal fitness.