Shawn Crawford has been climbing for more than 40 years, working with wilderness search and rescue at age 13 and later serving as a park ranger. Today, he’s the owner and head instructor at Rock City Climbing, where he puts his American Mountaineering and Guiding Association certification to use as he teaches climbers of all experience levels techniques of top-rope climbing, belaying, rappelling, and bouldering.
Inside a gym equipped with more than 10,000 feet of climbing walls, as well as top-rope and bouldering areas, students learn basic and advanced climbing techniques in a range of classes. As they climb, instructors introduce techniques such as hand and foot placement and what to do if gravity starts working in reverse. Visitors can leave the main floor to explore a tunnel maze behind the climbing walls, filled with trap doors, narrow passageways, and drops of up to 11 feet.
When not overseeing his gym, Shawn leads outdoor climbing excursions to challenging locales such as Joshua Tree, Riverside Quarry, and the Statue of Liberty. He also oversees a nearby ropes course, where staffers help groups and individuals navigate two ziplines, as well as more than 20 aerial challenges at heights of up to 60 feet.
Having mastered high-performance body-sculpting techniques, Keith and Blake Robbins—the KBR in KBR Lifestyles—decided they wanted to help others do the same. They started training clients independently in their homes and parks and eventually became personal trainers, helping actors and actresses whip into shape for upcoming roles. Now armed with over ten years of fitness experience, the duo aims help clients overhaul their lifestyle to attain success. Along with personal training, KBR works one-on-one with clients of all fitness levels using group training, high-intensity cross-training, and physical therapy to help
inject fitness into their daily lives.
In addition to training, KBR Lifestyles has also expanded into meal plans with KBR: Fit & Healthy Meals 2 Go. Each plan—full of properly-portioned, nutritionally-balanced meals—is created by a certified nutritionist after a thorough consultation which each client. The convenient meals are then prepared by culinary experts and delivered directly to clients' doorsteps. The extensive menu includes both kids' and vegetarian options.
The trainers at Precision Fitness believe that achieving wellbeing is a deeply individual process. For this reason, they work only with small groups of students, avoiding the intimidating bustle that’s common at most gyms and instead facilitating focused, nonjudgmental sessions. The intimate setting allows them to create exercise regimens for patrons of all walks of life, from those with little gym experience to seasoned athletes or brides-to-be. Their programs typically involve a mix of cardiovascular and weight training, as well as nutrition tips for healthier long-term diets that don't just advise patrons to eat two apples a day. Though they embrace a private atmosphere during lessons, group activities outside of the gym, such as bowling outings and dinner parties, encourage a sense of community among their clients.
Pure Barre program founder Carrie Rezabek Dorr continuously tweaks her dance-inspired workout regimen, relying on the traditional ballet accouterment to support body-lengthening moves. Dorr started her first class in the basement of an office building in 2001 without so much as a mirror to call her own, but in the intervening years, she managed to grow her workout into a national franchise. Her method involves a ballet barre, which practitioners grasp as they perform isometric movements of discreet muscle groups. Such movements isolate the buttocks, thighs, and core to build strength and burn calories. Though results vary on an individual basis, some students report seeing the beginning developments of long, lean ballet muscle after just 10 classes, which, incidentally, is the same number of eggs one must break to improve at the art of omelet making.
You'll feel great after working the machines at Anaheim's Private Fitness and The Yoga Room.
Don't worry about packing a snack. This gym has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this gym just as much as their parents do.
Don't forget about strength training--and you won't when you take advantage of a great cross fit program.
Keeping your form is incredibly difficult, but when you sign up for a personal trainer, they'll ensure your form is looking great for maximum impact.
Heat up your day with some hot yoga at Private Fitness and The Yoga Room, where students push themselves both physically and mentally.
Sharpen your kickboxing and self-defense knowledge with a kickboxing class from Private Fitness and The Yoga Room.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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