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.
At Club Results, power couple Cynthia and Steve Teran help clients of all ages, body types, and fitness levels get into the best shape of their lives. A former Miss Galaxy and Miss Fitness U.S.A., Cynthia helps her students build lean muscle and jumpstart their metabolism with classes, while certified personal trainer Steve mentors clients in safe, effective weight and cardio workout techniques. During their Total Body Training Bootcamp sessions, participants sculpt their bodies and burn fat with an interval training method that firms and slims much faster than a boring trek on a treadmill or an afternoon spent trying to lift barbells with their minds.
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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Fit Body Boot Camp's instructors all over the world share a common goal: to help clients hit their fitness and weight-loss goals with regimented training programs. Trainers lead group workouts that combine cardio with resistance exercises, strength training, and light alligator wrestling. They design the workouts to be as time-effective as possible and vary the routines constantly to avoid workout plateaus that can leave clients feeling uninspired. Trainers empower their students with healthy eating guidelines to keep motivation high outside of class.
During one-on-one sessions, certified personal trainers plan out tailored fitness programs, which clients can take with them to Fit Body Boot Camp?s gyms to continue shaping up on their own.
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.