From Our Editors
By teaching martial-arts and group fitness classes, Modesto Power trains competitive athletes and clients simply seeking a healthier lifestyle. The 6,000-square-foot facility partitions classes into three separate studios. The Wood Room houses a dance floor and wall of mirrors, in front of which instructors lead Zumba classes. The Power Room, meanwhile, builds muscle mass with a collection of free weights and is known for using its occupants' energy to generate electricity for the other rooms. Finally, the Mat Room lines its walls and floor with padding and stocks rows of chain-hung heavy bags for mixed-martial-arts training comprising brazilian jujitsu, muay thai kickboxing, and submission grappling. Trainers also tailor sessions for younger guests; kid's aerobic and martial-arts classes teach dance moves, self-defense, and the distractive power of balloon animals.