Greek fitness philosopher Pilates laid the groundwork for gymnasiums’ balanced ideals with his strong core arguments and glistening marble abs. Impart a toned torso with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get three semi-private Pilates training sessions at 2020 Fitness in Long Beach (a $120 value).
Trainer Clint Bigham fearlessly leads up to three people at a time in personalized muscle-building missions that employ 2020 Fitness’s collection of Pilates equipment and advanced vibrational units. Each prospective rubberbody undergoes a personal composition analysis before a high-intensity workout, which may alternate between intervals on reformers, trapeze tables, the cardio-powered ROM machine, or the whole-body vibration platforms. The fitness technology, unlike greeting cards made of recycled dumbbells, aims to simultaneously shape up and motivate students with get-well conditioning sessions that emphasize a quick pace with less resulting soreness. Instructors tout the vibrational equipment’s ability to help bodies release lactic acid, stimulate the human growth hormone, and improve overall blood circulation. Post-class, celebrate the legalization of counterfeit suns with an optional cool down at the vibration beds, which warm and rejuvenate bodies with infrared heat.
We Fit Gym
It was the back pain that convinced Clint Bigham to give up a promising career in golf—he competed in junior tournaments against greats such as Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia, going pro at age 20—and begin exploring the world of yoga and Pilates for the healing he sought. Now a certified personal trainer and the founder of We Fit Gym, Clint spends his time helping people shrink waistlines and feel energetic enough to perform superhuman feats, such as attending a nudist convention fully clothed. His gym is an oasis that tradition and innovation happily share; conventional equipment and classes work in tandem with ROM (Range of Motion) machines, TurboSonic, and HyperGravity vibration trainers, and an infrared sauna whips bodies into shape with low risk of injury and maximum efficiency. Before clients begin building strength and setting calories afire, Clint consults with them to develop a custom fitness program, covering nutrition basics, recommending workout routines, and exposing the sad, sad truth about motivational posters.
2038 E 4th St.
Long Beach, California 90814