It's rare to walk by the Rhythmic Body Fitness studio without hearing the thumping beats of Latin music or the reverberations of hip-hop bass tones. These lively tunes serve as soundtracks for daily Zumba classes, in which exuberant instructors lead easy-to-follow dance moves and muscle-toning exercises along the spacious facility's hardwood floors. With an emphasis on opening their doors to students of all ages and abilities, instructors also lead seniors and those with restrictive injuries in Zumba Gold classes. They also conduct cardio-kickboxing classes, which guide students through kickboxing-infused workouts designed to build muscle, stamina, and coordination. Committed to fostering healthier lifestyles, the staff guides guests toward nutritious diets with recipe ideas and health tips, encouraging them to avoid eating processed foods, refined sugar, and butter sculptures.
Lacee Green turned her passion for training other people into a career when she created Laced Fitness, a women-only exercise program unlike any other. Rather than promoting the skewed body image so long in vogue, Lacee designed a program that builds strength, burns calories, and preserves the curves that she herself enjoyed having. Many varieties of Zumba, boot camp, cardio camp, and yoga classes are available, offering a range from intermediate to advanced workouts for all ages and levels. Her innovative regimen can produce results in as little as 30 days, less time than it takes most people to somersault to work.
The painful experience of watching his father endure several heart attacks, and eventually a heart transplant, left its mark on John Latham, but the effect wasn?t entirely negative. His father?s struggles convinced John, at the young age of 12, that fitness and nutrition are the route to a long, healthy life. Since then, he?s trained more than 40,000 clients. He complements personal training with nutritional consultations to boost weight loss, and he also leads group fitness classes.
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Hollywood Fitness's spacious interior contains all the necessary tools to get clients into the best shape of their lives. Apart from the rows of up-to-date stair-climbers, treadmills, and circuit-training machines, a boot-camp area lets clients pound heavy bags swinging from suspension cables?all while watching movies in surround sound. After the workout, members can rinse off in private showers and dry off with complimentary towels.
Self-confidence and self-defense go hand-in-hand at Ventura ATA, where instructors teach students of all ages the principles of tae kwon do. Older students can also try ATA Xtreme, which incorporates even more skilled moves, such as punching, kicking, flipping, and cartwheeling. The gym's packed schedule promotes well-rounded practice with sparring practice, trick training, and instructor training.