Korrie's Pilates Place’s founder, Korrie Sudweeks, channels her experience as a personal trainer and former gymnast into an entire spectrum of wellness services, including yoga, Pilates, massage, chiropractic medicine, and skincare. Her classes adhere to the philosophies of Hatha yoga, which carefully ties breath to movement in slow-paced flow or heart-pumping power-yoga sessions. Pilates veers down a different path to fitness, employing mats or equipment such as reformers, Wunda chairs, and the Barrel to strengthen and tone the core muscles that buttress spines and tricornered hats. Large mirrors reflect students’ progress against the backdrop of lime-green walls and hardwood floors.
Inside Rock Fitness’s recently constructed 20,000-square-foot facility, jagged and slanted walls brandish holds that climbers uses to scale upward while attached to safety harnesses. The indoor rock-climbing course features surfaces for low-altitude bouldering and roped routes that ensure safe climbing all the way to tops of Rock Fitness’s towering walls. Special packages for beginners include belay lessons, day passes, and all the necessary rental equipment, such as harnesses, chalk bags, and belaying devices. The facility, which is open 24 hours a day, also houses a basketball and volleyball gym and hosts a variety of fitness classes, including Zumba, yoga, and kickboxing.
Named after the yoga principle of self-surrender and devotion, Isvara Yoga and its staff dedicate themselves to their clients’ physical and spiritual well-being during 18 weekly Hatha yoga and body-sculpting classes. New students and amnesiacs with 24-hour memories engage in one-hour sessions of introductory Isvara 1, covering basic poses intended to strengthen the body. Sculpt Fusion classes combine fitness-furthering weight training with basic Hatha postures to tone muscles, open joints, and ease tight ligaments. The serene studio, which boasts copious natural light, hosts a rotating selection of special workshops that spices up the stacked schedule like oregano-flavored Pop Rocks, including a monthly Laughing Yoga class that improves circulation through vigorous chuckling.
Pole dancing is an intense cardio workout that incorporates core-strengthening, muscle toning, and balance/coordination exercises with a pole handy for limbo after-parties. Pole Kraze offers classes for all skill levels. Tone your curves as you curve your body around the pole with the choreography class, or get a lesson in head-turning pole spins and strength-building climbs. For people who long for yoga to flaunt gravity's imperious decree, there's pole-ga: yoga-inspired pole dancing. Your second class must be used within 30 days of the first.
With more than 20 years of weight-loss experience, the fitness coaches at Total Fitness know better than to rely on fad diets and unrealistically fast results. Rather, the team breaks the cycle of yo-yo dieting by customizing fitness and nutrition plans to help clients gradually and effectively shed fat instead of just water. Aware that each body uses energy differently, coaches base their meal plans on the results of body-composition tests and tailor them to accommodate the client’s favorite foods, lifestyle, and any allergies.
Power Pros Fitness' certified instructors foster a familial ambiance with group classes for all fitness levels held in three studios and a workout area well stocked with sunlight, equipment, and childcare. Personal trainers craft custom regimens with patrons as childcare professionals supervise youngsters ages 6 months to 11 years. More than 40 classes scheduled per week offer opportunities for visitors to pummel boxing bags or condition cores with a fusion of yoga and Pilates to prepare for withstanding tickling from a giant squid. Local vibes permeate even the fitness furnishings, including Paramount strength machines, functional cable trainers, and cardio gear all built in Southern California.