Before they discovered TRX training, A List Fitness owners Vince and Lori were itching for a new exercise regimen. Vince's experience with college baseball and other competitive sports gave him the same tenacity as Lori's seven years as a personal trainer, and together, they explored ways to enhance their gym's class curriculum. Once they tried the suspension system for themselves, they added it to the roster immediately.
TRX now shares the spotlight with other one-hour group classes, such as power yoga, team sport training, and outdoor running sessions. Vince and Lori stand by the suspension bands' capacity to tone muscle and hone balance, effects that have made it the preferred workout of acrobat moving companies. During routines, instructors demonstrate modifications for all strength levels to ensure every guest can flex safely and comfortably.
At Modesto Self Defense & Fitness, it's a family affair. Hardworking and energetic, the trainers from the Bucheli-Choate clan motivate their trainees with daily-changing CrossFit workouts that may include overhead squats, pull-ups, and lifting your grandmother over your head. They also help students tone and strengthen their bodies in boot camp, or dispense hard-hitting self-defense martial-arts skills in krav maga.
Despite the industrial feel created by its enormous garage doors and expansive space, CrossFit Central Valley delivers personal attention to clients through nutritional counseling and custom workouts. Run by a family man, the gym focuses on creating healthy lifestyles for kids, their parents, and singles in an inviting, motivational setting. The facilitator's handpicked fleet of trainers works with exercisers to help them to reach fitness goals, reinforcing the nine fundamental movements of CrossFit decoded from the secret messages in Beethoven's nine symphonies. The resulting community encourages members to fight through lethargy to torch calories during scalable workouts that include tire flipping, pull-ups, and sprints.
Men and women meet at Norcal Viper Training to take their fitness to the next level. Trainer and founder Eddie Munoz started his gym with the belief that there’s no single exercise for everyone, so he has filled the gym’s offerings with a wide range of class types, like an arm-wrestling team, that aim to improve physical well-being and health and whips clients into shape.
One class style stands out on Morgan Hill Crossfit’s schedule: Kids’ Crossfit. Owner Skip Rebozzi wanted to open a gym where his children, avid athletes, would feel comfortable working out as well. Regardless of students’ ages, Rebozzi and his staff lead Crossfit classes comprised of moves that scale to challenge exercisers of all stripes while toning the entire body.
The Quad Fit Mall takes its name from that portion of college campuses known to draw students to play frisbee, engage in philosophical debate, or pretend to do things on the off-chance there's a student-magazine photographer around. The Quad's students, though, find their sense of community in the mutual pursuit of fitness. The gym houses plenty of strength-training and cardio equipment, but most of the action tends to happen in its specialty classes. In addition to Absolute Barre classes, the club has group workouts that include boxing in Concrete classes, a combination of lifting and gymnastics in CrossFit classes, and cross training at altitude in AirFit. To help these intense workouts fit easily into members' schedules, The Quad offers full-day childcare services seven days a week so students won't be embarrassed if a kindergartener can dead lift more than them.