Whether you live here or are just visiting, the Coachella Valley offers an abundance of programs and expert coaches to jump-start your journey to wellness. Here are some of the valley’s best classes.
Get a full-body workout as certified practitioners take you through 26 poses at Bikram Yoga University Village. Bikram — a 90-minute class held in a room heated to approximately 105 degrees F and 40 percent humidity — is a form of hot yoga that lengthens and strengthens muscles, as well as cleanses the body and spirit. BYUV also offers Bikram Light (in 90 degrees F), Booty Barre Flex ’n Flow, Pilates Power Gym, and children’s yoga. Single classes and discounts are available. 36869 Cook St., Ste. 101, Palm Desert. 760-346-2988; www.bikramyogauvpalmdesert.com
CrossFit transforms the body from flab to fab with total-body workouts that combine elements of core training, gymnastics, weightlifting, and cardio. At Desert CrossFit, coaches interact with groups in the top signature classes: CrossFit and CrossFlex — a combo of CrossFit and yoga. Burner Boot Camp is also available to help participants lose those stubborn extra pounds. Desert CrossFit offers class discounts, day passes, and specials. 73605 Dinah Shore Dr., Ste. 1400N, Palm Desert. 760-779-8880; www.desertcrossfit.com
Fit in 42
Held at Next Level Fitness centers, the Fit in 42 program — perfect for residents and snowbirds — helps promote full fitness potential with a personalized routine based on Nutrition, Exercise, X-perience, and Transformation (NEXT). After 42 consecutive days, you will have a foundation for a healthy lifestyle and perform and look better. Fit in 42 is offered four times a year and is limited to 40 participants. The next session begins Feb. 2. 75130 Mediterranean Ave., Palm Desert. 760-341-8200. 46660 Washington St., La Quinta. 760-341-8200; www.nextlevelfitness.org, www.fitin42.com
This form of Pilates incorporates weights to offer toning and strengthening in a circuit training sequence that works the core and beyond. Pilates Plus Palm Springs provides new member specials as well as individual and group packages. 611 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-325-8052; www.pilatespluspalmsprings.com
World Gym’s multiple locations, with cardio and weight equipment, offer an opportunity to exercise away from home. Group training includes Boot Camp, CrossFit, Pilates, yoga, and the famed spinning class. This cardio workout promotes fat burning and leaves you energized to the beat of music. Free passes are available. 46760 Commerce Ct., La Quinta. 760-610-7558. 72840 Hwy. 111, Palm Desert. 760-610-7558. 1751 N. Sunrise Way, Ste. E, Palm Springs. 760-327-7100. www.worldgym.com