Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
For 30 minutes, limbering ladies move around a circuit that positions machines inward so that they'll have a chance to share laughs and secret handshakes with fellow fitness frontierswomen. Because each workout warrior is at a different station, the only competition that exists is with one's own burgeoning muscles. A soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues that tell participants it's time to move on to the next station. The complete aerobic and strength-training workout raises heart rate, burns calories, and allows women to meet new friends and arrange girls' nights out between labored breaths.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
All instructors at Dominate MMA are dedicated to developing well-rounded athletes. This class applies to all levels of athletes in their MMA training. Staff provides excellent customer service and a clean, safe training environment. Prices for this membership are unbeatable in today's market.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
16 & up
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
This is a venture that American Martial Arts has always wanted to endeavor into. Martial arts is a passion for all instructors and their love of MMA sparked an immediate interest in beginning this class. Our dedication to our students and the martial arts inspired us to create this class.
What do you love most about your job?
What we love most about our job is helping others and providing a service that will truly help them in life. We love seeing a student grow from their first day of class to becoming a skilled athlete. Our students make our job the best job in the world.
Head trainer and owner Louie Concepcion and his team of instructors at Concepcion Academy of Martial Arts teach everything from traditional arts such as taekwondo to fighting styles of the modern age, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu. While studying the science of combat, Concepcion recommends that students remain aware of their comfort levels and limits. Louie likes to use the phrase "No pain, no gain," but thinks its a maxim for seasoned athletes rather than beginners. For those new to martial arts, he instead advises, "Come with a relaxed attitude and and open mind for training [and] learning."
Equipment: 8ft. Striking Bags, Focus Mitts, Thai Pads, Kicking Shields
Students should bring: bottle of water, comfortable workout clothing
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Motivation is the name of the game at Stockton's In-Shape Health Clubs.
With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this gym boasts among the best eats this side of the city.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this gym just as much as their parents do.
Take advantage of the aerobics classes offered. You won't know where the time has gone while you're having fun working out.
At In-Shape Health Clubs, you can learn quick and effective kickboxing techniques that will tone and enhance your body.
Re-invigorate your physique with a true challenge of fitness. Cross fit poses the perfect workout to meet your fitness goals.
In-Shape Health Clubs' Zumba instructors are energetic and enthusiastic, which helps make your workout fun and exciting.
Next time you stop by, ask about one of their amazing personal trainers who can help you with proper form and exercise routines.
Try out one of the spinning classes at In-Shape Health Clubs and increase your athletic endurance.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
In an open space of hardwood floors and walls of mirrors, members work up a sweat on treadmills and elliptical trainers while focusing their attention on the personal TVs each machine is equipped with. This is one of the many perks at FitU's Modesto, Oakdale, and Riverbank locations, some of which also feature massage therapy that can soothe muscles after working out or running into the weight room’s clear plexiglass walls. The enthusiastic staff is always on hand to dole out pointers to those heaving free weights or pushing toward David-like physiques on the circuit weight-training machines. They also motivate patrons in a social setting with group fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and spinning sessions. During one-on-one personal-training sessions, they zero in on a patron's abilities and goals to develop a challenging, yet manageable, fitness regimen. In addition to all the fitness-related amenities, the Modesto and Oakdale locations also feature cardio movie theaters and childcare facilities.
Go is Japanese for hard, ju means soft, and the phrase goju ryu refers to a type of karate, pioneered in 1930, that uses both types of movements. "Hard" generally refers to closed-hand attacks. "Soft" generally describes open-handed and circular motions used in defense or grappling, as well as the aggressive throwing of cotton balls. To say that Sensei Tibon is an expert in this form of Okinawan karate might be an understatement. He estimates that he's trained hundreds of athletes who went on to win national and international competitions, and his own trophy case isn't exactly lacking, either. Sensei Tibon has also lent his martial arts and instruction skills to an array of outreach organizations. On the mat at one of his studio's multiple locations, however, Sensei TIbon directs his focus completely to the lesson at hand, which can be anything from a weapons class or beginner classes for kids aged 4 to 12.