The press certainly likes California Family Fitness, granting the exercise venue such awards as Best Gym on KCRA-3's 2012 and 2014 A-List and Sacramento News and Review's Best of Sacramento 2012 Award. The press, however, isn't the top priority for the gym's staff; they believe that, to quote their about CFF page, “awards don't greet you at the door.” Instead, they depend upon their dedicated staffers at the front desk, chaperones at the Kidz Club play zone, and personal trainers to make families of clients feel at home. Certified personal trainers take aspiring exercisers of all ages through regimens that make use of the 18 available locations' ample workout machinery. Seasoned instructors, meanwhile, hold group fitness classes, free with a membership, fostering community as they incinerate calories during high-energy Zumba, step aerobics, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle. Nine of the locations boast pools that host swim lessons taught by certified water-safety instructors.
While hitting the gym, parents can drop wee ones at childcare havens. After breaking a sweat on the exercise floor, clients can also shed excess body moisture in saunas and tanning beds.
Motivation is the name of the game at Orangevale's Jazzercise Orangevale Community Center.
Consider checking out the fantastic aerobics classes offered here. Combining fun movement and high-intensity, they're perfect for your goals.
If you're looking for an exciting, fast-paced workout, try your hand at kickboxing.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Students should bring: Mat, towel, and water
Average class length: 60–90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Yoga Muse's owner, Rozlyn, has worked out pretty much her whole life. She played organized sports in high school and joined a CrossFit gym in her 30s. But it wasn't until she found yoga that she felt she had truly connected to herself. That's because according to Rozlyn, yoga's main intention is to help people get to know themselves and seek peace in their everyday lives—it just so happens to also have the added benefit of toning muscles and boosting flexibility.
At her studio, Rozlyn's instructors teach classes such as Power Vinyasa Flow and Yin yoga, as well as private yoga sessions. She believes these classes motivate members because they're "about becoming strong and comfortable in the body that has been given to you."
Since 1972, Spare Time Clubs has evolved into a 10-club, full-service family sports club company that includes programs for both adults and children. Each location varies in size—some boasting multiple complexes—and houses amenities such as lighted tennis courts, pools, kids’ play areas, and fitness centers. At the Diamond Hills and El Dorado Hills locations, members can shine up in the onsite European spas, and the jewel of the Gold River club is a lighted stadium court encircled by a 5,000 square-foot observation deck. In the event of inclement weather or courts being overrun by ball-chasing dogs, players can schedule time at the dedicated indoor-tennis center, where eight fully sectioned-off, championship courts glow under the power of tournament-level lighting. World-class coaches develop kids’ court skills at the junior tennis academy, students of which can practice with an unlimited number of sessions at any of Spare Time’s other clubs.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 20 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 weeks—and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6 to 9, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity, and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.