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 $39, you get one month of unlimited classes at We Fit Gym in Long Beach (a $125 value).
Formerly known as 2020 Fitness, We Fit Gym employs a mix of small-group training and personalized attention in fitness classes that range from family yoga to barre Pilates. Each prospective rubberbody can elect from several yoga classes, including Rudra yoga, drawing elements from various traditions, such as Hatha, Kundalini, Tao, Tantric Buddhism, and Bon Buddhism, and supplementing physical movement with breathing, sound, or meditation. In the barre Pilates classes, ballet, Pilates, and yoga amalgamate to sculpt bodies into long, lean pillars of coordination and endurance. Instructors in the one-hour Feldenkrais sessions coach participants through slow, disciplined movements geared toward relieving chronic pain and improving balance. In addition to the bounty of unlimited classes, Groupon holders may purchase up to three personal training sessions ($50) at a discounted rate of $25. Post-workout, celebrate the legalization of counterfeit suns with an optional cooldown at the vibration beds, which warm and rejuvenate bodies with infrared heat.
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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.