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Best Personal Trainer: Mini’s House of Pain

Mini’s House of Pain is not your typical gym or place to get a workout in when you feel like it. Clients who are a part of the House of Pain family are part of a committed team — no fad diets and quick fix work outs. The staff  believes in lifestyle changes starting with […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Best of 2013 | Read More »

Local trainer wants you to be the Biggest Loser

Sharon Thompson of El Dorado Hills is an official Biggest Loser Pro. She achieves success by customizing plans to each client'€™s abilities and personal goals and incorporating the best of weight training, kickboxing, plyometrics and yoga to achieve optimal results. Courtesy photo

By Lynn Machon Following an extensive application and evaluation process, local personal trainer Sharon Thompson, CPT, founder of Thompson Training, has been selected by NBC/Biggest Loser executives to function as an official Biggest Loser Pro. Thompson, who lives in El Dorado Hills, will serve as the Northern California expert for the “The Biggest Loser Live […]

3 Comments / February 03, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Animal Services investigates dog trainer

El Dorado County Animal Services is investigating a Placerville dog trainer after allegations of abuse arose last week. Animal Services Chief Henry Brzezinski said Regina Collins, of El Dorado Hills, filed a formal complaint Jan. 3 against Ridley K9 Academy, alleging her 3-month-old standard poodle Chance was abused over a span of several days. Because the […]

Comments Off / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Joint barre, indoor cycling studios get people moving

FitRIDE instructor Claire Alano leads her students in a class. Members spin with their lower body as they target the upper body with free weights. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

There’s a new exercise craze offered at thebodybar(re) and fitRIDE, partnering El Dorado Hills exercise studios that share more than just a lobby. Members are encouraged to shape, sculpt and tone with the barre method, alternating the next day with a variety of high-intensity, spinning “party on a bike” classes across the hall at fitRIDE. […]

Comments Off / November 09, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Best Sports Club: El Dorado Hills Sports Club

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

El Dorado Hills Sports Club General Manager Stephanie Ward wants her clients “wowed” on a daily basis. That experience begins with a smiling face and a friendly greeting. Then it’s on to the business of hitting the weights, sweating it out in Zumba and/or swimming laps in the pool. Whatever exercise routine clients chose, Ward […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2014 | Posted in Best of 2013 | Read More »

Folsom Lake College fall classes start late August

Folsom Lake College’s fall 2013 semester starts Aug. 24. While students have already begun registering and some classes are now full, there are available classes. Here are a few of the classes still open for registration: General Education offerings — These classes in areas such as communication studies, history and English writing are critical for […]

Comments Off / August 05, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Best Fitness Center: El Dorado Hills Sports Club

Village Life photo by Noel Stack

For eight years El Dorado Hills residents have whipped themselves into shape at the El Dorado Hills Sports Club, a Spare Time Club. They’ve swam laps, lifted weights, stretched in yoga and found their rhythm in zumba. This program variety, along with stellar customer service, has kept clients happy, according to General Manager Stephanie Ward. “We […]

Comments Off / April 18, 2013 | Posted in Best of 2012 | Read More »

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