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How to Find the Best Health Clubs in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA

Most of us spend a lot of time sitting. When you've had enough of the sedentary life and want to firm up your muscles, tone your body and perhaps increase your fitness with Pilates, aerobics programs, weight training, spinning classes, nautilus machines or more, it's time to find good health clubs in Riverside County. Several good fitness centers offer personal trainers in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA, while others are class scheduled fitness studios.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best fitness centers in Riverside County and issues related to health clubs & fitness studios.

Updated September 28, 2013

 The TOP 10 Health Clubs & Fitness Studios in Riverside County CA

Family Sport & Fitness
(951) 487-0445
1635 S San Jacinto Ave
San Jacinto, CA 92583

Areas Served: San Jacinto CA, Hemet CA, East Hemet CA, Homeland CA, Beaumont CA, Moreno Valley CA

Xtreme-Fit Self Defense
(951) 303-8000
32820 Wolf Store Rd
Temecula, CA 92592

Areas Served: Temecula CA, Murrieta CA, Wildomar CA, Lake Elsinore CA, Menifee CA, Hemet CA

Menifee Valley Athletic Club
(951) 246-3530
29700 Bradley Rd
Sun City, CA 92586

Areas Served: Sun City CA, Menifee CA, Winchester CA, Homeland CA, Hemet CA, Murrieta CA, Temecula ...

Jazzercise
(951) 369-1270
3415 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92506

Areas Served: Riverside CA, Corona CA, Moreno Valley CA, Orange Crest, Mission Grove CA, Rubidoux CA

Canyon Crest Athletic Club
(951) 683-1847
5225 Canyon Crest Dr # 18
Riverside, CA 92507

Areas Served: Riverside CA, Moreno Valley CA, Corona CA, Mira Loma CA, Pedley CA, Woodcrest CA

World Gym
(760) 564-9822
46760 Commerce Ct
La Quinta, CA 92253

Areas Served: La Quinta CA, Indio CA, Coachella CA, Palm Springs CA, Rancho Mirage CA, Cathedral ...

Canyon Fitness Center
(951) 244-3353
32150 Railroad Canyon Rd
Canyon Lake, CA 92587

Areas Served: Canyon Lake CA, Lake Elsinore CA, Sun City CA, Menifee CA, Romoland CA, Perris CA, ...

How to Find the Best Health Clubs in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA 

 

There is no state license required for fitness centers in Riverside County and so no state standard for safety or competency. Likewise, there is no legal requirement that they have liability insurance from which you can be reimbursed if you suffer an injury due to a mistake or negligence, however all  health clubs or fitness centers bearing The Prime Buyer's ReportTOP 10 symbol do have that liability insurance for your protection, in addition to passing all of the other requirements for Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous members to verify high satisfaction, sufficient length of time in business, clean complaint record, hiring only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more. 

 

Fitness in Riverside County CA

The local gym was once the domain of only professional boxers or sweaty weight lifters. It was not a place most people—especially women—went. In fact, most people didn't actually do much regular exercise. In the seventies and eighties that began to change as people's consciousness began to focus on health and natural living. The running (jogging) craze hit and aerobics classes became very popular. People who had never heard of yoga began attending yoga classes. Richard Simmons broke out the short shorts. Leg warmers appeared on women's legs across America, even when they were just going to the grocery store.

Fitness and fitness wear became a new fashion statement. And to answer this craving for healthy living, businesses began popping up in towns across America. They didn't call themselves gymnasiums any more (though doing so might have brought even more business—the original meaning of the Greek word gymnasium was to "exercise naked"). These new businesses called themselves health clubs or family fitness centers. Offering a safe, convenient place to use weight-lifting equipment, attend exercise classes with like-minded friends and perhaps lose a few pounds, health clubs became, for many, a part of daily life.

A Variety of Exercise Programs Available at Health Clubs in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA
Health clubs and fitness centers in Riverside County have come a long way. The range of options has widened from weight training and aerobic classes to encompass every special interest a client may have. There is equipment that specifically targets cardio training, getting the heart rate up, nutritional programs with certified nutritionists, personal trainers who will work with you individually to address specific needs and goals, yoga classes, spin classes, therapeutic saunas and hot tubs, Jazzercize, massage, tai chi classes, physical therapy, recuperative classes, adapted physical education and more.

Some of the best health clubs in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA have broadened their offerings to include indoor rock wall climbing, aerobic kick boxing, group cycling on modern exercise bikes and treadmills (often with televisions so you can watch your favorite show while exercising) children's exercise and fitness programs, martial arts, racquetball, basketball and even boxing, hearkening back to the old-school gyms where it all started.

Some health clubs offer special seniors-only or women-only classes, specifically designed for that demographic for comfort and privacy. Most health clubs offer free weights as well as exercise and weight machines. Most gyms offer the services of personal, certified fitness trainers who will show you the proper use of the machines and help you, based on your weight and experience, design an exercise program tailored just for you. Many health centers are open 24 hours a day.

Other health clubs offer Pilates classes in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA to strengthen muscles at the body's core. Pilates training is one of the most popular exercise methods in the world and is known to improve flexibility and create lean, strong muscles. Because of its low-impact fitness routines and emphasis on gentle body conditioning, the Pilates method is effective for people of all ages and of various physical abilities.

Some Pilates studios in Riverside County area teach Pilates mat work classes, which are performed on the floor without equipment or with small exercise props. Other gyms feature Pilates equipment, which use a system of pulleys, springs and body weight for resistance training. The most common piece of Pilates apparatus is the Reformer, and other equipment and props used in Pilates exercises include the Magic Circle, small weighted balls, foam rollers, large exercise balls and resistance bands.

Different Pilates teachers have modified the original Pilates technique, so various Pilates methods are offered at the fitness studios in Riverside County, including Fletcher Pilates, an innovative exercise program based on the original Pilates matwork, Stott Pilates, which incorporates contemporary exercise techniques and emphasizes rehabilitation, Power Pilates, a classic method taught by Pilates instructors, Winsor Pilates, which is faster-paced and includes some cardio benefits, and Gyrotronic Pilates, which offers full range of motion exercises by incorporating Pilates movements on a Gyrotronic machine.

Gym Memberships at Health Clubs in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA
Most Riverside County health clubs offer memberships. Typically, in order to use their facilities, one must pay an initial sign-up fee, then a monthly fee thereafter. Memberships may vary widely depending on how often you wish to come and what services you are seeking. Riverside County health clubs and fitness centers often run special introductory prices so be sure to ask. Many offer complimentary guest passes, or steeply reduced start-up rates, allowing you to try them out once or twice before committing.

Good health clubs and fitness centers provide a way to utilize the latest equipment and fitness trends without having to buy that equipment and have it sitting in your living room. They are a great place to socialize while staying healthy, and they provide the incentive to continue your healthy lifestyle.


Personal Fitness Trainers in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA

Fitness trainers or personal trainers in Riverside County CA are people who give you personalized attention and motivation to help you reach your fitness goals. The quality of personal fitness trainers varies widely. Standard health clubs often give you an option to sign on with a personal fitness trainer. Other fitness trainers freelance and are hired by you directly, not through a particular health club. 

Fitness Studios in Riverside County
Fitness studios are different from health clubs or gyms in that they are often not "come-and-go" like a gym, meaning you attend the fitness studio for scheduled sessions either in small groups or for individual sessions with a personal fitness trainer.

Some Health Clubs in Riverside County Are Much Better than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these health clubs in Riverside County CA: Canyon Crest Athletic Club, World Gym, Jazzercise, Menifee Valley Athletic Club, Family Sport & Fitness, Canyon Fitness Center, Xtreme-Fit Self Defense. Other fitness centers in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

 

How to Choose the Best Health Clubs in Riverside County CA 

In general, most people who join health clubs are motivated by one of two reasons: They want to tone up and be healthier, or they are recovering from an injury, surgery, or other health issue. These goals often go together, of course, but it's important to know what your goals are before choosing a health club. Trainers and exercise professionals often have very different approaches to the same stated goals. Your objective is to find the health club that most closely matches your goals and your comfort level. Sit down and write out exactly what you're hoping to accomplish by joining a health club, even if you're not completely sure. That way, when you go in, you'll be able to give each health club representative the same list of goals. This will make it easier for you to compare their responses to your consistent description.

Although many health clubs in Riverside County may have similar equipment and classes, there are differences of style, temperament and interest. Some don't have a lot of compassion for those just starting out; some emphasize comfort and privacy. Ideally the health club representative will show a great deal of interest and ask relevant questions, perhaps pointing out things you hadn't yet considered. If, after meeting them, you've gotten a good initial impression, ask some questions about the club's facilities and credentialing. Use the list of questions below as a guideline to develop your own.


• How long have the fitness centers' trainers and employees been in the health club industry?

• How many members do each of the Riverside County health clubs have?

• What are the hours the health clubs are open?

• Are there "peak" hours of use at the health centers?

• Do the health clubs provide child care?

• Will someone at the health clubs be able to train you on the use of the exercise equipment? Does this cost more?

• What does the gym membership fee include? (personal training, classes, pool, towel service, lockers, childcare, etc.)

• Are there extra costs for additional services at the Riverside County health clubs?

• Can you speak with members of the health clubs and ask them questions before you join?

• Is there a certain time-frame minimum at the gyms or can you quit anytime?

• Are the trainers/employees at each of the Riverside County health clubs trained in first-aid and CPR?

• What industry certifications do the personal trainers at the health centers have?


Through this question-and-answer period, consider first impressions, the cleanliness and overall look of the health club, experience levels and compatible styles. Visit the health clubs at different times. Many fitness centers have high-density use times or "peak" hours.  Are there long lines at equipment during the times you would be at the gyms in Riverside County CA? Do the health clubs offer a wide enough variety of equipment types to help you achieve your fitness goals?

When you've chosen the health club most suitable for you, make sure they are experienced enough to meet your fitness goals. Before you sign up, insist that there be a written contract that details pricing and all details of the gym membership, including how to opt out should you change your mind.

 

 

Tips for Choosing Good Health Clubs in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA 

Take Time Choosing Between Riverside County Health Clubs.
Whatever it is that you're trying to accomplish by joining a health club, take your time choosing. Different gyms and fitness centers have different skill sets, specialties and experience so it's important to be sure the health club you choose can actually provide you with what you need to achieve your goals. If you shop around a little you'll have better odds of finding the right fitness club for you.

Write Down Your Fitness Goals.
Think about the fitness goals you have in mind. What do you want to do? Tone up? Change your entire lifestyle? Restore your health? Write everything down that comes to mind. That way you'll be able to hand each health club representative a clear, consistent summary of what you're after.  If you give each health club the same information, it will be easier to compare apples to apples when you learn what each has to offer.

Talk to and Visit Several Gyms in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA.
It's not about just finding the lowest price, or nearest-to-work location. Comparison shopping for pricing help you get an idea of the median price for gym memberships and it will give you a chance to sound out the personalities and policies and customer service of the different health clubs before joining. It will also give you a chance to see the facility and get an impression of whether or not you'd be comfortable there.

Get the Gym Membership Terms in Writing.
Nothing is official until it is written and signed. So insist that the health club you choose provides you with a detailed document that describes the pricing in detail. Make sure you understand what you're agreeing to. Is it a month-to-month fitness club membership? An annual gym membership? (Don't sign up for a lifetime gym membership: They are illegal in most states.) Three-quarters of the states have specific legislation regarding the maximum length of health club contracts and provisions for cancellation. There is usually a "cooling off" period offered on all contracts, typically three days, during which you can cancel your agreement without penalty. Be sure you understand the cancellation provisions in the contract. To learn more, call the California State Department of Consumer Affairs. (See our article, "Resources About Health Clubs in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA).

Do Your Homework Before Joining a Riverside County CA Health Club.
To narrow down your choices, do some detective work. Research the club's licensing, insurance and reputation. See if there have been complaints about the health club with the Better Business Bureau. To help with this, see our article: Resources About Health Clubs in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA. Verify all of this information before signing the contract.

 

 

Health Clubs in Riverside County Offer Many of the Best Exercise Equipment and Brands 

Health clubs in Riverside County CA offer many of the best exercise equipment and brands including Bowflex, Nautilus, Precor USA, NordicTrack, Advanced Fitness, Inc., HealthRider, Inc., Cybex International, Inc., Eloton Exercise Equipment, Sohn, Benter Ball, Cableflex, Butt Blaster, Cardiosport, Orbitrek, TrackMaster, StairMaster, Sportline, Jumpking, Empower, Altus, Variflex, Valeo, Powertec, Infiniti Fitness, Textrix, Unisen, Scifit, Versa, Intek Strength, Sportsart and Quinton.

 

 

Resources About Health Clubs in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA  


Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Health Clubs & Fitness Centers in Riverside County
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Consumer Reports on Health (http://www.consumerreports.org/oh/index.htm)



Media Related to Health Clubs in Riverside County

National Health and Wellness Club (http://www.healthandwellnessclub.com/)
International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association (http://cms.ihrsa.org/)
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (http://www.fitness.gov/)
National Gym Association (http://www.nationalgym.com/nga/index.php)
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (http://www.ncpad.org/)
Association of Women's Fitness (http://www.association-of-womens-fitness.org/)
PRO Pulse Magazine (http://public.proclub.com/PROPulseMagazine/tabid/77/Default.aspx)
Club Solutions Magazine (www.clubsolutionsmagazine.com)
Natural Health Magazine(www.naturalhealthmag.com)
Women's Health Magazine (www.womenshealthmag.com)
Men's Fitness Magazine (www.mensfitness.com)



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Health Clubs in Riverside County within the following zip codes:

92591, 92241, 92583, 92235, 92506, 92260, 92563, 92236, 92532, 92553, 92543, 92282, 92599, 92589, 92544, 92226, 92505, 92585, 92571, 91752, 92316, 92507, 92860, 92548, 92262, 92552, 92508, 92239, 92320, 92521, 92255, 92554, 92514, 92263, 92270, 92518, 92501, 92274, 92581, 92531, 92551, 92595, 92201, 92549, 92240, 92590, 92587, 92247, 92877, 92881, 92276, 92234, 92225, 92878, 92561, 92292, 92220, 92545, 92516, 92879, 92504, 92536, 92586, 92584, 92530, 92202, 92522, 92210, 92258, 92248, 92592, 92509, 92570, 92503, 92593, 92564, 92539, 92596, 92546, 92513, 92572, 92880, 92883, 92882, 92254, 92230, 92555, 92261, 92203, 92582, 92515, 92211, 92223, 92264, 92567, 92562, 92556, 92519, 92253, 92557, 92517 and 92502

 


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Curves Banning CA 92220

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Beaumont CA

Anytime Fitness Beaumont CA 92223

Xtrme Fitness Beaumont CA 92223

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Bermuda Dunes CA

Curves Bermuda Dunes CA 92203

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Blythe CA

Blythe Fitness Center Blythe CA 92225

Curves Blythe CA 92225

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Calimesa CA

Curves Calimesa CA 92320

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Canyon Lake CA

Canyon Fitness Center Canyon Lake CA 92587

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Cathedral City CA

Anytime Fitness Cathedral City CA 92234

24 Hour Fitness Cathedral City CA 92234

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Cherry Valley CA

Curves Cherry Valley CA 92223

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Corona CA

24 Hour Fitness Corona CA 92879

Cross Fit Corona Corona CA 92883

Cross Fit PROPER Corona CA 92879

Curves Corona CA 92879

Curves Corona CA 92880

Empire Training Center Corona CA 92879

Fitness 19 Corona CA 92882

Fitness Fix Corona CA 92880

Interactive Fitness Corona CA 92882

Jazzercise Corona CA 92880

Rhino Fitness Corona CA 92880

Ultimate Training Center Corona CA 92879

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Desert Hot Springs CA

World Gym Desert Hot Springs CA 92240

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Hemet CA

About Fitness Hemet CA 92543

Curves Hemet CA 92545

Curves Hemet CA 92544

Fit for Women Hemet CA 92545

LA Fitness Hemet CA 92545

Maxvo2 Professional Fitness Hemet CA 92543

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Idyllwild CA

Curves Idyllwild CA 92549

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Indio CA

Anytime Fitness Indio CA 92201

Coachella Valley Kiva Indio CA 92201

Curves Indio CA 92201

Power Of Fitness LLC Indio CA 92203

Twenty Four Hour Fitness Indio CA 92203

World Gym Indio CA 92201

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs La Quinta CA

Body Alive La Quinta CA 92253

Dangerous Curves Old Town La Quinta CA 92253

World Gym La Quinta CA 92253

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Lake Elsinore CA

Curves Lake Elsinore CA 92530

Faboom Dance Lake Elsinore CA 92530

Wilcyns' Fitness Lake Elsinore CA 92530

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Mira Loma CA

Cross Fit Inland Empire Mira Loma CA 91752

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Moreno Valley CA

24 Hour Fitness Moreno Valley CA 92553

Curves Moreno Valley CA 92557

Fitness 19 Moreno Valley CA 92553

Fitness 19 Moreno Valley CA 92551

Ladies Workout Express Moreno Valley CA 92557

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Murrieta CA

Academy Fitness Boot Camps Murrieta CA 92562

Affordable Fitness Murrieta CA 92563

Bkbaf LLC Murrieta CA 92563

Cross Fit By Overload Murrieta CA 92562

Cutting Edge Cross Fit Murrieta CA 92563

Freedom Fitness Studios Murrieta CA 92563

Jazzercise Murrieta CA 92562

LA Fitness Murrieta CA 92562

Pole Kraze LLC Murrieta CA 92563

Powerhouse Gym Murrieta CA 92562

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Norco CA

Curves Norco CA 92860

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Palm Desert CA

Aldape Crossfit Palm Desert CA 92211

Body Alive Palm Desert CA 92211

Creek's Personal Fitness Hq Palm Desert CA 92260

Dangerous Curves Palm Desert CA 92260

Desert Cross Fit Palm Desert CA 92211

Gold's Gym Palm Desert CA 92211

Infinity Pilates Palm Desert CA 92211

Pacific Pilates & Yoga Studio Palm Desert CA 92260

Palm Desert Athletic Club Palm Desert CA 92211

Palm Desert Pilates Palm Desert CA 92211

Pilates Path Studio Palm Desert CA 92260

Power of Fitness Health Clubs Palm Desert CA 92211

Premiere Fitness Palm Desert CA 92260

World Gym Palm Desert CA 92260

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Palm Springs CA

Basic Gym Palm Springs CA 92264

Curves Palm Springs CA 92264

Gold's Gym Palm Springs CA 92264

Palm Springs Pilates Studio Palm Springs CA 92264

Pilates Plus Palm Springs Palm Springs CA 92264

Power of Fitness Palm Springs CA 92262

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Rancho Mirage CA

Curves Rancho Mirage CA 92270

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Riverside CA

24 Hour Fitness Riverside CA 92509

6th Street Pilates Riverside CA 92501

Adrenaline Athletic Training Riverside CA 92507

Anytime Fitness Riverside CA 92505

Articulations Riverside CA 92506

Bally Total Fitness Riverside CA 92504

Canyon Crest Athletic Club Riverside CA 92507

City Gym Riverside CA 92501

Cross Fit Riverside Riverside CA 92508

Curves Riverside CA 92505

Curves Riverside CA 92506

Curves Riverside CA 92508

Curves Riverside CA 92501

Dynamic Fitness Solutions Riverside CA 92504

Fitness 19 Riverside CA 92503

Fitness Mania Riverside CA 92508

Fitness Repair Shop Inc Riverside CA 92503

Hangar 18 Riverside Riverside CA 92503

In the Zone Fitness Riverside CA 92503

Jazzercise Riverside CA 92506

Just Plain Dancin & Co Riverside CA 92509

Karla Adams Fitness Corp Riverside CA 92506

Knockout Riverside Riverside CA 92503

LA Fitness Riverside CA 92507

LA Fitness Riverside CA 92506

Ladies Workout Express Riverside CA 92516

Mike's Fitness Riverside CA 92506

Temple Fitness Mma Riverside CA 92501

Tournament House Sports Center Riverside CA 92506

Turley Fitness Riverside CA 92504

Youth Skill Center Riverside CA 92509

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Romoland CA

Curves Romoland CA 92585

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs San Jacinto CA

Cross Fit By Body Fit San Jacinto CA 92583

Crossover Fitness San Jacinto CA 92583

Curves San Jacinto CA 92583

Family Sport & Fitness San Jacinto CA 92583

Physiques Training Camp San Jacinto CA 92582

Powerhouse Gym San Jacinto CA 92583

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Sun City CA

Cross Fit 951 Sun City CA 92586

Curves Sun City CA 92584

Menifee Valley Athletic Club Sun City CA 92586

Quantum Fitness & Spa Sun City CA 92586

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Temecula CA

24 Hour Fitness Temecula CA 92591

Cross Fit Psycho Temecula CA 92592

Curves Temecula CA 92591

EMH Sports & Fitness Institute Temecula CA 92592

Fitness 19 Temecula CA 92592

Fitness Alliance LLC Temecula CA 92591

Gold's Gym Temecula CA 92591

Healthy Exercise Temecula CA 92592

LA Fitness Temecula CA 92591

Murrieta Fitness Temecula CA 92593

P4L Fitness Temecula CA 92590

Sweat Cardio & Yoga Temecula CA 92592

Xtreme-Fit Self Defense Temecula CA 92592

 

 

Fitness Health Clubs Wildomar CA

Arena Sports Inc Wildomar CA 92595

Fitness 19 Wildomar CA 92595