It’s no surprise that “New Year, New Me” is one of the most common resolutions.
While the New Years’ fitness trip turns out to be successful for some, most others quickly find themselves falling off the wagon. This can be due to a variety of reasons: busy work schedules, health issues, or loss of motivation.
Local fitness instructors and trainers say it’s just a matter of finding the right kind of workout that’s right for each individual, because not everyone is built the same.
Here are three Salinas instructors who bring something unique to the table to help get fitness resolutions off to a good start.
Daniel Corona, Rock Boxing Gym
For those looking for a more toning, weight loss based program, Rock Boxing Gym may be the place to try.
The gym owner is none other than trainer Daniel Corona, a longtime boxer who shares his passion for the sport with other members of the community keen to try something new.
His love for sports dates back to the early 90s. Corona said he was inspired to teach sports in the hopes of helping people improve their physical health. He also uses his business to give back to young people in need through specialist classes for them, and even through advocacy and fundraising.
From learning the basics and punching to cross-training, cardio and circuit training, Corona says these intense workouts are designed to be effective for both amateurs and pros alike.
“They love it and hate it,” Corona said. “Everyone is always happy to come in, and they love the pain but that’s a good thing.”
The facility has a section of punching bags, weights, cardio equipment and two boxing rings.
Boxing exercises are one of the most effective exercises for clients.
“You constantly hit the bag for 20 to 30 seconds and then you spin with your partner. One hour of this workout, you can burn between 900 and 1,200 calories per workout, ”he said.
The gym is equipped with 24 different workout stations for guests to move around and try out various exercises. Corona explains that often people who repeat the same workout routines experience fatigue and eventually fall off the wagon.
“People are bored with workouts and that’s one of the reasons people stop going to gyms because they already know what they’re going to do,” he said. “So I have to mix things up and shake it up and keep everyone on their toes.”
Classes are offered Monday through Friday with classes and personal training from 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for ages 6 and up. Corona says Saturday classes could start soon.
A five-day free trial is offered to potential members. Rock Boxing Gym is located at 285 E. Alisal Street.
More information on http://www.rockboxinggym.com/
Omar Munguya, OMR Performance
At OMR Performance, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Omar Munguya dedicates his time to training community members of all ages to achieve a more professional athletic level of performance.
Along the walls of the gymnasium are medals and photos of clients who have successfully competed in bodybuilding and bodybuilding competitions.
He started his career as a coach of varsity athletes in the Bay Area, but then decided to open gyms where he could share this type of training experience with the local community.
OMR Performance clients learn strength training, core strength training, foam rolling, flexibility cardio exercise and more.
For Munguya, training is not just about improving the physique, but about making positive lifestyle changes by giving each client their own personalized training program.
“When you train with us you get the knowledge of a trained professional and we continually learn all of these movements and power exercises,” Munguya said. “We try to take care of our clients so that they can continue working the rest of their lives and eventually retire at a good age. We even have a 70 year old man who is currently training in weightlifting.
Nutrition programs are also available to help guide clients towards healthy eating.
When it comes to starting a new workout, whether the goal is to lose weight or gain muscle mass, Munguya says the key is to start with small goals.
“You just have to take small steps. Everyone wants to go to the gym and start really strong and injure themselves or burn out so that they can get quick and easy results, ”he said. “Usually any client that comes here, I tell them to come in two or three times a week first and from there we go up and try to do a little more at a time. “
Customers include students from local elementary and secondary schools who participate in an Olympic training program. Parents can also take family fitness classes alongside their children from 5 years old.
OMR Performance is located at 869 Abbott Street.
The opening hours are as follows:
Monday to Thursday 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
More information on http://omrperformancesc.com/team
Curtis sells, Curtis sells martial arts
Fans of Netflix’s Cobra Kai show will be ecstatic to know that martial arts training is close enough to home at Curtis Sells Martial Arts School in Salinas.
Instructor Curtis Sells is a former champion and teaches a mix of Tae Kwon Do, Japanese hard style karate and Chinese soft style Kung Fu.
His love for the sport began in early childhood after watching a Bruce Lee movie with his father in the 1970s. Sells says Lee became his idol and eventually ended up training with some. people who once trained Lee.
“I wanted to do the things he could do. That control of his body and that focus that he had, ”Sells said. “He made the martial arts beautiful. “
Soon after starting the sport, he developed a passion for teaching it and has been taking lessons all over the Central Coast for the past decades. Today, its location in Salinas serves people of all ages, but has a particular focus on young children.
Many of his young students, he said, are young people in need who have been referred by doctors or teachers to help with things like improving behavior and learning basic life skills. life.
“It teaches them not necessarily to fight, but to develop, to discipline themselves, to respect themselves, to have self-confidence and to have self-esteem,” he says. “It’s a way of life. It’s totally different from other sports where everything revolves around competition. It’s more about yourself.
From learning blocks to kicking and self-defense to becoming more focused and centered, Sells says his martial arts classes are a great start for anyone on the path to fitness. and self-improvement. Even students as young as 4 years old got their purple belt thanks to his training.
“A person can do it for a few months, but they will benefit their whole life from whatever they learn,” he said. “If you stick to it, it gives you a lot more pleasure.”
On membership and pricing, Sells says he’s working with families to find the right times and prices to meet their needs, adding that classes there are cheaper than martial arts classes. means.
Classes for children, teens and adults take place Monday through Thursday and typically start between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., depending on the schedule that clients wish to set.
Sells recommends a minimum of two days of practice per week and competitive opportunities are available to anyone interested.
Curtis Sells Martial Arts is located at 834 S. Main Street.
For more information visit https://www.curtissellsmartialarts.com/