Without a variable workout, exercise quickly becomes nothing more than a Sisyphean routine of lifting boulders, running up hills, and running away from sudden boulder avalanches. Rock your world with today’s Groupon to ecoFit in Santa Rosa. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get one month of unlimited women’s fitness classes (a $39 value).
- For $40, you get eight drop-in women’s fitness classes (an $80 value).<p>
Santa Rosa’s picturesque city parks transform into open-air gymnasiums for ecoFit’s structured group workouts, which invite women of all fitness levels to imbibe outdoor oxygen during one-hour Body Blast classes scheduled five days a week. The instructors pep up lethargic ladies with circuit-training exercises that strengthen core muscles and open trainees up to new levels of limberness. A Legs to the Core class on Tuesdays and Thursdays punishes glutes for their idle hours spent hugging chairs, and Friday’s Run for Fit workout spices up the plodding nature of morning jogs with a combination of intervals, hill training, and photosynthesizing poses that harness the sun’s rays for sustained energy.
Certified personal trainers and tree whisperers Wendy Welling and Stephanie Evans envisioned their exercise program as a means to make women accountable to one another on their quest toward firmer thighs and prairie-like abdominal regions. All of ecoFit’s current classes are set on the trail systems of Howarth Park, Spring Lake, and Annadel State Park—local wildlife havens that the owners recompense by donating 2% of their annual revenue to the Santa Rosa City Parks and California State Parks.
Making use of the motivation provided by friends and the beauty supplied by local parks, the duo of instructors behind ecoFit takes troupes of women outdoors for calorie-busting exercise in the sunshine. Wendy Welling, who is an ACT-certified personal trainer, and Stephanie Evans, who studied exercise physiology and nutrition at UC–Davis, lead their workouts multiple times a day, varying routines throughout the week to provide quick results in increasing their clients' general levels of fitness and ability to tell the difference between Monday and Tuesday while blindfolded. As a grateful gesture to the community spaces that make this type of exercise possible, ecoFit gives 2% of its annual revenue to Santa Rosa city parks and California State Parks organizations.