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Choose from Three Options
- $29 for 5 Santa Cruz boot-camp classes (a $75 value)
- $49 for 10 Santa Cruz boot-camp classes (a $125 value)
- $69 for 20 Santa Cruz boot-camp classes (a $250 value)
With local beaches, forests, and mountains as their backdrop, trainers lead 60-minute cardio and resistance workouts, focusing particularly on the core muscles. The exercise gurus favor functional tools such as resistance bands, hand weights, and natural props, varying workouts and locations each day to prevent boredom and fitness plateaus. See the class schedule.
Optimal Health and Fitness
Whenever she strolled down a sandy beach or marveled at the redwoods of a lush forest, LeTa Jussila would be reminded that Santa Cruz was the most beautiful place in the world. It seemed a shame to her that most people spent so much of their days inside houses and offices rather than taking advantage of the diverse landscapes of their surroundings. Inspired, she spearheaded the foundation of Optimal Health and Fitness—a multidimensional outdoor-fitness program.
Today, LeTa and her staff of trainers conduct energetic weight-loss classes at local beaches, forests, and mountain trails. They use the tools of their surroundings as exercise equipment, such as running up park stairs for a cardio workout. Encouraging well-rounded, healthy lifestyles, the instructors also conduct seminars on holistic topics such as stress management and meditation. Nutrition specialists, meanwhile, provide students with balanced meal plans and supervise detoxifying cleanses. The staff also offers various treatments popularized in the East, including traditional Chinese acupuncture treatments and rejuvenating qi gong stretching classes.