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March, 2008 - Issue #41
Fitness for Adults

Butt-kicking Bootcamp
Fitness Edge Bootcamp

Your commanding officers Founder Cheryl Broughton, plus Instructors Tako, Rostad, Whiteley, Sundquist, Hernandez and Mecking.
Who you'll be sweating with People of all shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels; mom and daughter teams; corporate executives; actors; firefighters; grandparents and tri-athletes.
Why you'll stick with it It's the most comprehensive outdoor fitness program, offering nutrition courses, life coaching courses, progressive challenge programs, achievements, awards and the most exciting workouts that keep "troopers" coming back for more.
In three words Original, innovative and addictive.
Bootcamp results An amazing boost of confidence and self esteem; an increase in strength, agility and balance; reduction in body fat, inches and weight - all while accomplishing goals that you never thought were possible. The majority of troopers were never runners or were severely out of shape before joining. Now these troopers are winning first place medals at Camp Pendleton Mud Runs and other strength and endurance challenges.
How much you'll spend You get a life coach, a workout coach and a nutrition coach, all in one program. The one-year rate is as low as $6.16 a day.

Fitness Edge Bootcamp is held at Central Park and College of the Canyons, 888-671-6500 or www.fitnessedgebootcamp.com

Longing to Look Lean
The Pilates Pros

Who will guide you Owner Carrie Laisch, plus Kathleen, Rana, Katie, Paul, Amber, Stephanie, Sheyla, Christine and Jose
Who you'll stretch with Women, men, pre- and post-natal, athletes, teens and those working on the rehabilitation of injuries; plus mommies and their babies in Pint-Sized Pilates.
In three words Personal, result-oriented and dedicated.
What to expect All classes and instruction are approximately one hour in length and personally tailored to the individuals in the class. You will have worked and stretched every muscle in your body and the abdominals will have had a very complete workout leaving the body feeling invigorated.
Pilates results Pilates is perfect for anyone looking for a lean, long and toned physique. Other benefits to Pilates are weight loss, increased energy levels and a general sense of well being.
How much you'll spend From $8 per mat class to $65 for private one-on-one instruction.
Why you'll get your money's worth All instructors are Pilates certified and have completed a minimum of 500 to 750 hours of Pilates training, as well as continuing education classes, in addition to hands-on apprentice work before instructing clients. Instructors also have various backgrounds in physical therapy, personal training, holistic wellness, professional dance, dance instruction and kinesiology. Pilates Pros was also voted Best Pilates Studio in the SCV for 2006 and 2007.

Pilates Pros is located at 27935 Smyth Dr Suite #104 in Valencia, 295-0700 www.thepilatespros.com

Punch Up your Workout
Valencia Executive Boxing

Climb into the ring with Owners Vish Hanoman and Adam Hatley, plus trainers Jeff Martin and Rene Cabrera. Instructors are professional trainers and fighters.
More on Jeff Jeff Martin is a Pro MMA Cage Fighter. His background includes boxing, kickboxing, MuyThai, Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling.
More on Rene Since the age of 13, Rene Cabrera has trained with the best in the fields of Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Hisardut (the Israeli Survival System). He holds a third-degree title under Raymond Daniel's World Champion Karate.
Others drawn to the members-only facility Anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to box or to be fit like a boxer or fighter. Just bring your desire to learn and your enthusiasm. They will do the rest.
The low down on what you can learn Boxing, technique, cardio kickboxing, kickboxing, grappling, mixed martial arts and self defense.
In three words Non-intimidating, confidence, motivating.
Expect to Be in the best condition of your life; to feel confident and feel strong; to become lean, increase muscle endurance, speed, agility, balance and core strength.

Valencia Executive Boxing is located at 26370 Diamond Pl #509, Santa Clarita, 367-2444 www.valenciaexecutiveboxing.com

Say Goodbye to the "Traditional" Baby Boomer Body
Club 50 Fitness

Who you'll get fit with Owner Tami Lindahl, plus staff members Julie Green and Carol Blunt.
More about Tami She holds certifications from the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, the Arthritis Foundation, CPR and the Club 50 Corporation.
Who else is in your "club" Men and women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and better.
How you'll achieve your goals Circuit and personal training, plus lots of personal attention and guidance.
In three words Non-intimidating, weight loss, personal.
Results Clients get in shape, lose weight and make new friends in the process.
What's unique Club 50 Fitness is the only fitness center designed for Baby Boomers and seniors offering personalized service to ensure safety and confidence. There is both a weight loss center and fitness program under one roof.
What to expect A 30-minute circuit that clients can access any time, plus additional cardio equipment like treadmills, a bike and rowing machines.

Club 50 Fitness is located at 24148 Lyons Avenue in Newhall, 253-4950 www.club50fitness.com/ca0024

Girls Just Wanna have Fun!
Goddess Fitness

Who you'll have a ball with Owner Emma Ridley-Tyler, plus instructors Melissa, Mary, Tracy and Ashley and staff members Christie, Sharn and Lynda.
More about Emma This English rose completed her Royal Ballet Training in London, England, and has 20 years experience in the Yoga and fitness industry. She's also a mom and a sought-after instructor.
Your cohorts Other women who love to dance and/or want to lose weight.
In three words Unique, exhilarating and motivating.
The most popular classes Goddess Diva Belly and Pole, Ballet Workout, Yolates, Circus Fitness, Hoop Dance and Sexy Pole.
What to expect Classes are one to one-and-a-half hours long and consist of a warm-up, cardio and cool-down in a fun, party atmosphere. There are packages and programs for every budget.
Results Expect life-changing results. Clients are always shocked at how quickly they lose weight and build tone, because in their past experiences, dropping pounds and getting fit has never been so much fun.
What's unique Goddess Fitness also offers a Makeover Program and Nutritional Counseling.

Goddess Fitness is located at 18843 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country, 251-2831 www.goddessfitnessscv.com

Martial Arts

Mix it Up
Sidekicks Fight Academy

Who you'll spar with Owner David Dunn, plus instructors Alex Jovica, Karo Parisyan and Jeremy Williams.
More about the instructors David Dunn has a second degree black belt in Karate, a black belt in JJ Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a fourth-degree black belt in Mr. Chuck Norris' art of Chun Kuk Do. Karo is an ultimate fighting welterweight contender. Jeremy is a former WBC heavyweight number-one contender.
Classes serve Children to adults and senior citizens.
What "type" of Martial Arts you'll learn Chuck Norris' system of Chun Kuk Do, Mixed Martial Arts, boxing, kickboxing, JJ Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
What's unique Sidekicks offers not only the traditional Martial Arts, but since they opened their doors in 1995, they have been combining arts (Mixed Martial Arts). Sidekicks was the first SCV martial arts school to offer MMA and Jiu-Jitsu classes.
In three words Goal-oriented, modern day - yet traditional - discipline, consistency.
Results Clients improve focus; personal discipline; increase weight loss; channel aggression; and advance self defense.

Sidekicks Fight Academy is located in Canyon Country at 18849 Soledad Cyn Rd in Canyon Country, 251-0761 www.sidekicksacademy.com

Integrating the Mind and Body
Ekata Martial Arts & Fitness

Who you'll learn from Owner Edward Monaghan, UCLA professor and Martial Arts expert; Michael Lill, MD, UCLA professor/director of Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center; JoAnn Wabisca, World Champion Savate Kickboxer and Figure Champion.
What Ekata offers Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee's Martial Art that emphasizes conditioning
and realistic self defense; Raw Beauty/Women's Warrior, which includes Yoga, meditation, Savate kickboxing, redirection of energy/self defense; Muay Thai/Savate kickboxing.
Who you'll meet along your journey Adults who are either bored with, or have never been comfortable in, a gym; law enforcement and children.
In three words Exciting, soothing, effective.
What to expect Students learn realistic self defense skills, physical conditioning and mind/body integration. Clients practice learning how to take the physical lessons from martial arts and apply them in life so as to lead a harmonious, balanced existence.
What's unique The training format is designed to implement ancient practices for application in the modern world. The teaching lineage descended directly from Bruce Lee.
Results A calmer, more peaceful state of mind and effective re-training of the mind so clients learn not to give up.

Ekata Martial Arts & Fitness is located at 23333 Cinema Dr, Valencia, 255-1114 www.ekata.net

Gymnastics

Help them Achieve their Personal Best
Fun & Fit Gymnastics Center

Founder/president Jeff Lulla was named 2006 Business Leader of the Year by USA Gymnastics.
Ages accommodated 12 months to teens.
What's unique Fun & Fit creates success for kids with a unique non-competitive teaching system.
A "mission" to be proud of "To help children feel good about themselves; to raise the level of fitness and self-esteem in our students; to help children to BELIEVE they can accomplish whatever they put their mind and effort to."
Why gymnastics It's one of the best activities for developing the strength, flexibility, balance coordination, agility and aerobic fitness.
What's amazing about Fun & Fit Los Angeles magazine visited over 100 gyms and awarded them "Best Kids Gymnastics" in LA County. USA Gymnastics gave them "Club Service" Awards in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Some class selections include BabyGym, Tumble-Tots, Boys & Girls (3 to teens), Cheer, Tumbling and Trampoline.
Great advice "Visit several programs to
decide what you feel is best for your child.
We offer a one-month money-back guarantee - so parents can check our program out without risk," suggests Lulla.

Fun & Fit Gymnastics is located at 26620 Valley Center Dr in Santa Clarita, 255-7244 www.funandfit.com

Olympic Experience
Wallers' GymJam Academy

Your team includes Owners Chris (1992 Olympian and 2004 Olympic Coach) and Cindy Waller; 2004 Olympian Mohini Bhardwaj; seven-time National All Around Champion for Syria Aladine Naamou; Cal Berkeley Team Member Zarl Ziehn; Southern California TOPs Program Director Bob Matthews; SJSU Team Member Tracy Hite; Michigan State Team Member Jennifer Burrill.
A little about the gym Trampoline, Tumbling, Gymnastics and Movement is offered for 18 months and up.
Who your kids will "hang" with Primary clients are pre-school age and elementary school age children who come in an hour or two a week. Approximately 90 boys and girls are on the competitive Gymnastics Team or Trampoline and Tumbling Team. Wallers' recently had two students move onto UCLA Gymnastics Team.
What's unique Training is offered for all levels. Previously, those involved in gymnastics in Santa Clarita had to commute to Los Angeles. Now people are commuting to Santa Clarita. The staff doesn't push students onto the "team track."
In three words Passionate, quality and fun.
Results They teach students how to work hard, work with others, and work through challenges which will help them in life.

Wallers' GymJam Academy is located at 26515 Ruether Ave in Santa Clarita, 251-3390 www.gymjamacademy.com

The Right Tools

Foot Solutions Valencia

Who's there to help Owner Jon Chaitt and Laura Bouziane, a certified pedorthist.
What's unique Foot Solutions is a health and wellness store specializing in comfort footwear and arch supports. They spend an average of 30 minutes with each customer and provide a free foot analysis, gait assessment and computer scan as part of the unique fitting process.
What you'll find Custom-made arch supports, MBT Footwear, Chung Shi Balance Step shoes, Thorlo and Spira brands.

Foot Solutions is located at 28108 Newhall Ranch Road in Valencia, 702-0070 www.footsolutions.com

Runners Lane
Who's there to help Owners Flo Mina and Meliza Bautista, plus manager Dominic Domingo.
What's unique Their philosophy is to serve each and every customer with the "Thorough Sizing Process." They use this philosophy to fit not just runners but walkers, gym rats and people with problem feet. They size each person to their particular needs, issues and injuries, measure feet size and do a treadmill test.
What you'll find Running and walking shoes, apparel and accessories. Brands include Asics, Brooks, Saucony, New Balance, Nike and Pearl Izumi.

Runners Lane is located at 26248 Bouquet Canyon Road in Santa Clarita, 260-3368 www.runnerslane.com

Health Professionals

Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Center

Who can help Owner Kathleen Kenneally, L.Ac. is a California state licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She has advanced training in Classical Five Element acupuncture, NAEY - (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique) and is a Reiki Master. Her specialties include infertility (male/female), allergies, women's issues, chronic/acute pain, emotional clearing/balancing, facial rejuvenation and stress relief.
What you'll find Alternative healthcare including Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, herbal medicine, acupressure, NAET allergy elimination, Reiki, cupping/massage, massage therapy, detox foot baths, reflexology, classes in Reiki and qi-gong (Chinese exercise for health and vitality), Pranic healing, free lectures on acupuncture and a variety of topics.

Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Center, located at 27225 Camp Plenty in Canyon Country, 252-4100 www.kenneallyacupuncture.com

Beyond Harmony Med Spa
The weight loss program Beyond Harmony offers CoreVita Medically Managed Weight Loss Program, plus treatments like VelaSmooth which is the only FDA-approved medical device for elimination of cellulite and fat. They also offer Lipotherapy, which is an injectable procedure that actually shrinks fat cells.
Who they help The primary clients for Lipotherapy are women (and more and more men all the time) who want to refine areas of their body that diet and exercise can't improve. A lot of clients who have had great results successfully eliminated the "Mommy Pouch." The CoreVita program is for anyone, at any age, who needs to lose pounds. It is medically based, so it is good for diabetics, children, adolescents and post-bariatric surgical patients.

Beyond Harmony Med Spa, located at 18635 Soledad Cyn Rd #101, Canyon Country, 298-8008 www.beyondharmony.com

New Hope Acupuncture Medical Group
Who's there to help Dr. Joseph Koh, DAOM, L.Ac.
Their weight-loss and fitness philosophy Any successful weight loss program must holistically treat the person in order to achieve long lasting and life changing results. Some weight loss treatments include Lipo-Acupuncture Weight Treatment; Ear Acupuncture; Cupping Therapy; Air Pressure Therapy; Detoxification Therapy; Infrared Heat Therapy; Natural Herbal Supplements.
What's unique New Hope is the only acupuncture weight loss center in Southern California to offer the LIPODREN/LIPODR certified machine by the Korean Oriental Association for the Study of Obesity (KOASO). This is a specially designed machine that performs a three-step weight loss process: breaking down fatty acids, firming the treated area and draining/eliminating loosened fatty acids.

New Hope Acupuncture Medical Group, 28212 Kelly Johnson Pkwy, #140, in Valencia, 257-1233 www.newhopehealingarts.com
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