A New England native, Rick of Yoga With Rick moved to LA to pursue music and acting; he earned his 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification along the way. Though he still loves the arts, Rick’s equally passionate about yoga’s physical and mental benefits. During his Hatha-yoga classes, he blends techniques from styles such as flow, power, and Iyengar yoga to help students strengthen, balance, and tone their bodies while calming their minds.
I have a private personal training business based in los angeles. I train privately in my clients homes, at private gyms and local parks. I also teach group sessions at a few west hollywood parks. the group sessions have 8 to 10 people per session.
Certified trainer Don “DB” Brooks knows that it takes a lot of muscle mass to defeat shape-shifting robots. As the personal trainer on the Transformers set he had to build hero-worthy musculature for celebrities such as Josh Duhamel. Nowadays, DB works with Duhamel's wife, Fergie, as the Black Eyed Peas' trainer, transforming her and her bandmates' physiques with his signature Matrix workout.
When he isn't touring with the band, however, he shares the same regimen—featured in Glamour, Shape, and People —with civilians at his studio, Don-A-Matrix Training. Each workout slims figures and builds endurance with 50-minute bursts of cardio, resistance work, and sports-specific drills, such as basketball's speed basket weaving. DB drew on his eclectic array of certifications in disciplines from Pilates to muscle conditioning to design the results-oriented program.
Fitness industry veteran Dulcinea Lee Hellings's goal is to bring a high-quality, effective exercise regimen to people who don't love big gyms or can't afford personal trainers. In 2004, she realized that mornings could be used for more than hitting the snooze button over and over for two hours, and founded Boot Camp "Morning Crunch!" to help fledgling exercisers whip into shape.
She designs her all-levels programs to be scream-free morning motivators⎯the first stop in her patrons' journey of daily accomplishments. The fast-paced, ever-changing circuit of strength and cardio exercises keeps bodies guessing and minds from becoming bored. Each of the boot camp's 12 outdoor locations has a different dedicated trainer who gets to know each student personally, remembering their names and memorizing any interesting freckle patterns. They complement their morning routines with a smattering of evening options for those who prefer to work out after the day's activities.
Cross Training 360’s more than 15 fitness classes build long, lean muscles instead of bulky mass while burning up to 1,200 calories per session. Each one-hour class, such as Piloxing—a mix of Pilates and boxing—features cross training for well-rounded conditioning while reducing boredom as well as injury risk. Besides classes such as TRX Glide and hip-hop dance, Cross Training 360 offers a 90-day weight-loss-oriented boot camp.
Variety is the key to a successful exercise regimen, according to David and Dylan Davies Schenk, the certified personal trainers who helm Cross Train LA. While David taps into PAC 10 wrestling experience and functional-training expertise to strengthen muscles and motivation, Dylan draws from years of dance and Pilates training to sculpt physiques as slim and flexible as a wallet made of bendy straws. To prevent injuries and promote active lifestyles, the pair espouses several methods of movement, including high-intensity calisthenics and calming yoga poses. In addition to leading classes such as power yoga, Pilates, and kettlebell boot camp, their staff of certified instructors runs a results-oriented fitness program six days a week. A 30-day cleanse and a Facebook page filled with nutrition support keeps clients motivated outside of class by inspiring healthier eating and lifestyle habits.
Created by dancer and choreographer Carrie Rezabek, Pure Barre utilizes the ballet barre to dissolve fat and tone muscles throughout the body. In group classes, upbeat music ushers participants along as they perform intense, concentrated movements, which manifests a fit physical transformations as well as mental results similar to those garnered in zen practices such as yoga, meditation, and eating ice cream in a dark room.