MyGym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 months and skewing up to 3 years and 3 months—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions—a class for kids aged 6 to 9—emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. MyGym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
Yoga Sol Studio is a Hatha-yoga studio, which means it has a variety of Hatha classes that strengthen core and back muscles. Co-owner Rozanne Englehart and most of the experienced instructors, hold RYT 200 or RYT 500 certifications, and all welcome students of any experience level into their classes. And though their main mission is to align bodies promote strength, toning, and flexibility, instructors don’t lose sight of yoga’s capacity for relaxation, body awareness, and mental clarity, as evidenced by the studio’s candlelight restorative yoga classes.
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LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists may burn from 800 to more than 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are provided during the one-month trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary motivational mumbling from Burgess Meredith (all three subject to availability).
In 35 years of dancing, including performances at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and Opera House, instructor Heik Hambarzumian has learned that comfort and confidence trump melodrama. Heik prefers to focus on style rather than overdone movements and channels his experience as a musician to demonstrate organic, fluid responses to rhythm. He coaches his students on pursuing general grace regardless of the type of dance being taught; and at Dance Like a Star Studio, he teaches styles including waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, salsa, tango, and swing.
He leads his classes atop a 3,800-square-foot floor that slightly gives each time a foot or space shuttle lands upon it. Beginner and intermediate dancers share the space as they socialize and twirl during group classes. Heik also hosts private lessons, helping couples master wedding-dance choreography or preparing contenders for upcoming competitions.
Doctor of Chiropractic Nicholas Brown tends to his clients at the Yorba Linda Wellness Center, helping to fill his community with healthy backs. Massages ease tension from troubled muscles and promote circulation, adjustments help to get bodies back into a healthy alignment, and, as needed, x-rays reveal problems beneath the surface.
Instructors at The Bear Pit lead mixed-martial-arts—MMA—classes along with boot-camp workouts to build strength and tone muscles. The popular 60-minute boot camps combine cardio and strength conditioning while students punch heavy bags and perform body-weight exercises.