Fitn is a leader in the social fitness movement, which strives to make exercising a more exciting and interactive experience while keeping it simple. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the app connects users to a fitness network of nearly 100 participating gyms and exercise studios around the San Diego area—from downtown and Mission Valley to Carlsbad and Pacific Beach. Once connected, members can search for gyms and classes by distance, intensity, and style, and then reserve a spot using the single membership. The sheer number of facilities in Fitn's network, described in this Discover SD article,
creates a buffet of fitness opportunities ranging from Pilates and yoga to aerial fitness and CrossFit classes, inviting members to explore new types of exercise styles and connect with new people along the way. Click here to learn more about Fitn.
If you see people dangling from lampposts in San Diego parks, chances are that Kevin LaCourte is responsible. The certified personal trainer finds creative uses for the outdoor landscape and architecture during his group classes, commonly hooking TRX Suspension Trainers to railings and streetlights for resistance drills. He calls upon 16 years of experience in the fitness industry to help plan his unpredictable routines, which blend calisthenics, cardio intervals, functional exercises, and core work into holistic sweat sprees. This thorough approach has helped almost 2,000 clients shed weight and gain muscle, including the creative and editorial director of Living in Style magazine, Lisa DeMarco, who attended and chronicled a six-month FitCamp endeavor.
Kevin's program sprung from his desire to lead athletic workouts for those with little to no sports background. The classes, now held at five locations, are intensely challenging, although he never yells or embarrasses his students. He instead chooses to motivate participants through honesty, supportive words, and complimentary nutrition tips. He also adjusts his techniques to accommodate clients of all skill levels. Beginners can gain coordination and strength with simplified exercises, while more advanced students can ask Kevin for heavier medicine balls and aerobic bands with higher cement content.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Two weight training rooms-
Cardio Floor (Treadmills, Elliptical's, StairMasters & Recumbent bikes 2 Fitness Classrooms, Indoor & Outdoor stretching areas, Clean locker rooms with private computerized lockers, Outside training area with industrial sized tires and basketball hoop.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
We have over 30 classes a week to choose from, and the best part, all fitness levels are welcome. We have a team of warm and friendly instructors who will keep you excited and engaged at your own pace and comfort level.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We didn't like the Corporate feel so we wont treat you like one. Our locally owned and operated facility boast with natural sun light and ocean breeze which makes everyone feel like family and part of the community
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing how our knowledge can change a person life for the better. Whether it be for health reasons, training, strength conditioning, flexibility or sports related.
As a gymnastics coach, Kaia FIT Solana Beach head coach and owner, Tara Szen, always noticed how children in motion tumble and play with ease. They were effortlessly agile and flexible, and yet many of them would grow into adults who would struggle to stay active. Kaia FIT Solana Beach sprang from this realization with the goal of restoring female physiques to the adolescent pliability everyone enjoys before they grow their rock-hard exoskeleton after sixth grade. In a welcoming environment, the expert coaches retrain bodies with dynamic workouts designed to strengthen muscles, boost energy and confidence, and vanquish fat. They root the sessions in functional training, a method that enlists athletes' own body weight and movement to stimulate fitness.
Programs range in intensity and length for exercisers of all ages, fitness levels, and goals, and Saturday Power Hours, which blend interval, strength, and endurance training. The various regimens invite women to join a community where they dedicate themselves to maintaining their health and fitness.
Scott Baker doesn't care if you can point to your latissimus dorsi muscle, nor will he ever make you pronounce a word like "gastrocnemius." Years ago, Scott realized that he wanted to be a different kind of trainer—the kind who connects with his clients, rather than merely handing them weights and an anatomy book.
Scott's philosophy is simple, but he's tested it many times over the course of his 15 years as a personal trainer: hard work works. At Gemini Fit Lounge, his boutique gym in Solana Beach, he puts that philosophy into action. Though one-on-one personal training will always be his specialty, Scott has expanded his offerings to include group training, training camps, and sports-specific workouts. His positive attitude is contagious and attracts many types of clients, from weekend warriors to professional athletes. He asks only that these clients believe in themselves, stick to their fitness goals, and stop asking him to arm wrestle all the time.
The air at CrossFit Society fills with wafting plumes of weightlifting chalk and triumphant shouts at completed workouts. Expert trainers emphasize proper form as students learn an ever-changing collection of Olympic lifts, kettlebell movements, and calisthenics such as burpees and box jumps. Legs trace slow circles through the air as patrons hang from gymnastics rings, and kettlebells clang against racks with the sound of Robocop trying to exit a Honda Civic. Workouts can be scaled to meet the fitness level and needs of any participant, and students set and meet their own measurable goals. Trainers keep a constant eye on subtleties in movement, ensuring that workouts are always safe.