Equipment: Anti-gravity hammocks, functional strength, pro-level sand training room
Students should bring: Long sleeves and pants for AntiGravity Yoga/fitness
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Don't change your shoes again, change the surface you're training on.
Q&A with Jonathan V. Graves, Owner
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Focusing on our clients' exercise experience is our top priority. Our goal as a business is to have the best retention rates in the industry so we create a uniquely individualized group fitness experience by utilizing the latest in fitness-tracking software. Members are able to get instant feedback on calories burned, heart rate, and exercise heart rate zone percentages.
We also offer our members monthly giveaways based on contests related to their monthly exercise achievements.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Our training philosophy is that fitness should support your lifestyle and not that your lifestyle should support your fitness.
We promote an active athletic lifestyle and through our fitness-tracking system we are able to integrate outdoor athletic passions of members with their fitness regimens.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Fun, challenging, dynamic, and rewarding
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Sand training has been around for some time. Most all professional sport franchises, Olympic training centers, and top NCAA D-1 programs have sand-training environments.
We are the only facility in the US offering members a professional level sand-training studio in a health-club setting. The Sand we use is not beach sand.
It is the same professional sand utilized on the pro beach volleyball tour and Olympic Games.
Oceanside Gymnastics offers a little bit of everything for children of all ages, from recreational classes to competitive teams to fun-focused day camps. Read on for more information about the gym's offerings:
Instruction: Recreational classes are available for little ones starting at 18 months. Tots work on developing body movement and attention span alongside their parents. Then, they graduate to preschool classes that teach basic skills such as rolls, leaps, handstands, and cartwheels. As kids grow into the school-age program, they move to the 11,000-square-feet Blue Room that lets budding gymnasts train on Olympic equipment.
Competition: More serious gymnasts who are interested in competitive meets are assessed for their eligibility, which is determined by their skills in the four women's events or the six men's events. Teammates train and compete together, building their strength, flexibility, and technique.
Camps: Each day of camp includes 30 minutes of gymnastics instruction, but the camps are much more focused on instilling a love of movement in children and fostering new friendships. Each day also features games, arts and crafts, water activities, and more.
Parties: The staff takes over much of the party planning for parents—that includes hosting, setting up, serving cake, and cleaning up. Coaches lead guests in gymnastics-based activities on trampolines and other fun equipment.
Yoga Alliance, one of the yoga community’s larger training facilities, awards its E-RYT 500 certification to students who have completed at least 500 hours of training and 2,000 hours of teaching at a registered yoga school. Laurie Mort is one such student. Now, Laurie shares this wealth of knowledge and experience with students at her studio, Inner Strength Yoga & Healing Center. And Laurie’s business is aptly named. After a car accident in 1972 that nearly took her life, Laurie began on a path of healing that included yoga and meditation as a way of keeping her from spending her life in a wheel chair. That journey certainly took inner strength, and is the inspiration for her compassionate teaching style.
At her studio, she and her staff of experienced yoga instructors—two of which are fellow E-RYT 500 certified instructors—predominately practice the poses and breathing exercises of hatha yoga. Nearly all of their classes are open to beginners and experts alike, including flow yoga, restorative yoga, and ThaiSen, which uses stretching and self-applied acupressure kneads to boost energy. For further wellness, the center also offers healing services such as reiki sessions and hosts workshops and events including group psychic readings.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Small Axe Jiu Jitsu is lead by Black Belt Professor Tim Sledd. World class instruction in Self-Defense and Sport Jiu Jitsu. Small Axe Jiu Jitsu is North County's only Atos Affiliate; you can be guaranteed a great time, with fun training, in a safe, clean, and friendly environment. DON'T MISS THIS!
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Small Axe Jiu Jitsu is for EVERYONE! Don't worry if you are young, old, heavy, light, man, or woman... YOU CAN DO THIS! Come learn in a safe, friendly, and clean gym. YOU WON'T REGRET THIS EXPERIENCE!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Small Axe Jiu Jitsu was started by former Judge and Prosecutor, Tim Sledd as a way to help those around him find a great form of exercise, mental activity, and group of people who care to make each student's life more positive. At Small Axe, we build you up, not break you down.
What do you love most about your job?
I love watching people exceed their expectations. Nothing is more thrilling than witnessing the moment a person says, "I can do that!" After class, I often ask, "Did you have fun, did you get a good workout, did you learn anything?" I make sure I get a yes from EVERYONE on all three questions.
When you are on the hunt for something fun to do this weekend, head to MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass in Carlsbad.
When was the last time you truly tested your body's limits? Elevate your fitness today with their terrific circuit training.
Embark on a cross fit challenge. It'll transform your body, and you'll love your new-found definition.
Challenge your mind and body to a spinning class and reap the fitness benefits.
Designed for all fitness levels, these kickboxing classes will give you a great cardio workout.
With an entertaining Zumba class, you can strut and dance your way to your health and wellness goals.
Get ready for some serious sweating at MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass — the hot yoga classes here will help flush out even the toughest toxins.
Prefer a more one-on-one exercise regime? No worries. One of the personal trainers on staff can assist you in creating work outs that are specialized to your goals.
The first rule about aerobics class is that it's tons of fun and does wonders for your physique.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So if you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with an instructor as the teachers assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.