Have holiday treats and goodies already gotten you moving your belt over to the next notch? Many people gain some amount of weight around the holiday season, due to the excess of parties, cookie exchanges, and gatherings galore, where deliciously tempting food is often the focal point. Get a jump start on your fitness resolution now, by taking a look at the Inland Empire’s best fitness studios, which offer much more than just the traditional cardio workout. Who knows? Perhaps this year, your resolution to get fit will actually make it past Feb. 1.
Pedal Spin Studio
12499 Victoria Gardens Lane #101
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
201 N. Indian Hill Blvd. #101
Claremont, CA 91711
Spin classes have been extremely popular ever since they came on to the fitness scene, and Pedal Spin Studio has two locations to serve spin enthusiasts in the Inland Empire. Indoor and outdoor cyclists can expect to find fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping Spin classes conducted in an intimate, stylish setting, powered by motivating music and led by expertly-trained Spin instructors. The studio encourages participants to go at their own pace and fitness level, and the staff is encouraging and aims to help participants regardless of their fitness experience. Spinning on a bike can also be an excellent alternative for people who cannot place high impact on their joints and lower back but who still want to get powerful cardiovascular workout. There are no contracts to sign up for here, and all locations offer “Pedal Perks”, a reward system where attendees can earn points by attending classes, referring others, or mentioning Pedal Spin Studio on Facebook.
25040 Stewart Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Loma Linda is a city with a long-standing and well-known reputation of promoting health, wellness, and fitness, and the Drayson Center fully embodies a holistic approach to wellness. The Drayson Center itself is an impressive facility, very spacious and offering a vast array of fitness and wellness amenities. Here you’ll find everything from fitness classes and sports teams to wellness services like medical massage and weight management programs. In addition to the standard gym equipment, the Drayson Center also hosts various aerobics classes, a comprehensive aquatics program, intramural sports programs featuring basketball, soccer, softball and other leagues, and much more. Interested and fit-minded seniors can enjoy being a part of the Senior Wellness Program, which supports a fit lifestyle while keeping this population’s special considerations in mind. If you’re looking for a place that truly embodies and promotes a fit, healthy lifestyle, the Drayson Center truly fits the bill.
Embody Pole Fitness
1535 E. Ontario Ave.
Corona, CA 92881
Searching for something truly unconventional yet refreshingly new and fun? How about something a bit daring, or even slightly risqué? Embody Pole Fitness truly breaks away from the fitness mold, by offering classes in pole fitness, an exercise program that combines exotic dance moves with pole tricks, routines, and floor work. Embody Pole Fitness welcomes women of all ages, shapes, and sizes to come and express themselves in a pole class set in a private and safe environment, as only females are allowed in the fitness studio. They also offer a variety of other innovative classes other than pole fitness, including “Chickfit”, a high-intensity conditioning program, a Kettlebell training class, Embody Barre, Hip Hop Cardio, and even a Classic Burlesque/Cabaret dance class.
The Claremont Club
1777 Monte Vista Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
The Claremont Club is more than just a fitness center — it’s a full-on luxury wellness center and retreat, complete with high-quality gym equipment, a full day spa featuring all the standard services and amenities of luxury spa and a pro shop. The club even features social activities like clubs and group outing events. This facility offers its members the opportunity to take lessons for tennis and swimming, and members can even join leagues for both activities, for those interested in taking their game further. Personal training is also offered at The Claremont Club, along with group exercise classes such as Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, outdoor sports like hiking and walking clubs, and “Mommy and Me” classes. Whether you’re in the mood for a great game of tennis or looking for a restful massage, the exquisite Claremont Club has more than what can be offered at your average gym.
The Studio: Pilates, Yoga, and Spinning
32835 Temecula Pkwy, Suite A
Temecula, CA 92592
This popular studio located in the tranquil Temecula Valley features four main options for fitness, which include Yoga, Pilates, Spin, or TRX Suspension Training classes, inviting guests to find the workout program that will suit their needs. Pilates training is offered via intimate group classes with no more than four students, individual sessions, duet sessions taken with a friend, Pilates circuit training, or a Pilates Mat class where students can focus on mat work. Yoga classes are structured to be novice-friendly and yet challenging enough for the seasoned yogi. For those seeking a high-energy rush, 55-minute long Spinning classes are featured, as well as a “Spin-Fusion” program that is made of 30 minutes of high-intensity interval cardiovascular training, followed by 30 minutes of high-intensity floor work. The TRX Suspension Training program provides for a unique yet highly effective workout regime utilizing suspension equipment and workout methods used by elite athletes and members of the military. Peaceful yogis and hard-core athletes alike can call The Studio their personal fitness haven.
Julie Ordonez is a busy mom to an active 4 year old, and when she is not chasing her child, you can find her hitting the pavement training for her next half-marathon or taking a group fitness class. Her work appears regularly in OC Metro and OC Family Magazines.