Following the CrossFit ethos, Rocklin CrossFit designs high-intensity workouts that build strong, resilient bodies. Depending on their fitness level, participants may begin the muscle-manufacturing process with exercises that use only their body weight, such as squats, pushups, and tonguestands. As tone and technique improve, trainers tack on tonnage with the sonorous bells, dumb, and kettle bars, as well as plyometric boxes and medicine balls. Cardio blasters such as rowing, running, and rope jumping are also indigenous to workouts.
Part of yoga’s beauty lies in its adaptability. Whether performed by an experienced practitioner or a first-time student, the postures can be modified to become simpler or more complicated. For students looking for an added level of impact, another variable awaits: heat. During sessions at Bikram Yoga Lincoln, instructors lead students of any age or ability level through a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises in rooms infused with sultry waves of super-heated air. Deep breath work awakens the body with a refreshing jolt of oxygen before muscles, ligaments, and joints shed stress and stiffness. A final series of balancing postures closes classes, as students push the limits of their concentration, patience, and prior training as a unicyclist.
Illuminated with natural light coursing in through a wall of large windows, Bikram Yoga Lincoln’s studio is lined with a sweat-proof and antimicrobial Flotex floor. Guests are invited to converse with peers either before or after sessions in a community lounge, and enjoy a refreshing cool down in spacious steam showers.
Guiding Fitness’s staff doesn’t believe in quick fixes or fads. Instead, they’re partial to the simple approach of informed exercise and eating. The team of certified personal trainers do their part during private and small-group personal-training sessions, and the team of fitness instructors schedules month-to-month in-studio and online fitness classes.
Bright flashing lights swirl in the low-lit studio as Latin-inspired music moves hips through high-energy dance moves. The Klubhouse 2's popular West Sacramento Zumba classes lead exercisers from all walks of life through easy-to-follow, calorie-torching moves demonstrated by energetic instructors 19 times a week. The fitness studio offers bountiful group fitness classes to help guests slim profiles and bolster muscles during R.I.P.P.E.D. classes. The driving force behind these sessions is an aversion to plateaus that other, less-inventive and less-varied workout regimens can engender.
He’s sculpted the physiques of bodyguards, soldiers, and professional athletes, but at Lincoln Fit1, trainer Herb Tanton works his fitness magic on the everyday exerciser. He leads the KRE cross-training class, a powerful mix of body-weight exercises designed to transform muscles. He and owner Susan Jansson also head up group fitness classes ranging from Superkids karate to Zumba to cycling.