Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques such as swimming and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines. Celebrate contemporary fitness with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a one-month unlimited family membership (a $110 value), two 30-minute personal training sessions (a $60 value), and four tanning sessions (a $30 value) at California Family Fitness, valid at any of the 16 Sacramento-area locations.
California Family Fitness helps everyone from robust weightlifters to athletically ambitious novices get stronger, healthier, and more fit. An array of group classes range from high-energy fitness fusion, which marries kickboxing with dance moves, and Zumba, a cardio workout based on Latin dance, to calmer endeavors such as balance-boosting tai chi, which appeals to mindful meditators and tightrope walkers. Independent types can also take advantage of the gyms' full stock of cardio and weight-training equipment. During two 30-minute personal-training sessions, certified trainers work one-on-one with clients to design custom workout routines tailored to individual goals and can-crushing aspirations. To enhance their newly toned exteriors with an eye-catching bronze glow, guests also get four trips to the centers' tanning beds.
California Family Fitness supplies busy parents with on-site childcare and a Kidz Klub, boasting arts and crafts, interactive playscapes, team sports, and more to keep younger iron-pumpers engaged. Family yoga classes also encourage grown-up Gumbys to help progeny realize their pretzel-miming goals. After tough workouts, the spa, sauna, and steam room detoxify and rejuvenate tired limbs.
- Great gym! Clean and easy to use layout, Cardio machines all clean and in good working order. – Moss B., Carmichael location, Yelp, 1/22/11
- I joined a few months ago and have never loved a gym more! – Jessica B., Enterprise Drive location, Yelp, 5/22/10
California Family Fitness
The press certainly likes California Family Fitness, granting the exercise venue such awards as Best Gym on KCRA-3's 2012 and 2014 A-List and Sacramento News and Review's Best of Sacramento 2012 Award. The press, however, isn't the top priority for the gym's staff; they believe that, to quote their about CFF page, “awards don't greet you at the door.” Instead, they depend upon their dedicated staffers at the front desk, chaperones at the Kidz Club play zone, and personal trainers to make families of clients feel at home. Certified personal trainers take aspiring exercisers of all ages through regimens that make use of the 18 available locations' ample workout machinery. Seasoned instructors, meanwhile, hold group fitness classes, free with a membership, fostering community as they incinerate calories during high-energy Zumba, step aerobics, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle. Nine of the locations boast pools that host swim lessons taught by certified water-safety instructors.
While hitting the gym, parents can drop wee ones at childcare havens. After breaking a sweat on the exercise floor, clients can also shed excess body moisture in saunas and tanning beds.