Happy Birthday, Jessica
By: Michele Hren
Not knowing what to get my daughter Jessica for her 20th birthday, I thought a one month unlimited pass to the downstairs workout room and upstairs classes at M6 fitness in Thousand Oaks would be a nice and practical gift. To my surprise and delight, Michelle Vrakelos, the owner of M6, was a favorite choreographer of Jessica’s while on the Thousand Oaks Dance Team. My gift idea was a hit and Jessica looks forward to Michelle’s “insane” workouts again and trying every class there is.
When visiting M6 Fitness for the 1st time I was not disappointed. The cycling room was amazing and the classes were packed with smiles, determination and sweat. There was a buzz of good energy at every turn and it was addicting.
A native of Thousand Oaks, Michelle Vrakelos has known and worked with most of her clients for years and has far exceeded their fitness goals and expectations. For years she has created lasting relationships with her clients and students. The fitness techniques and concepts created by her and her team of trainers and instructors have been coveted by celebrities and fitness devotees alike.
Her clientele includes well-known athletes, such as professional volleyball player and model Gabrielle Reece, former NFL player Chris Hayes, and former NBA player Gary Grant.
Chris Hayes, former eight-year veteran of the NFL and Super Bowl champion of the Green Bay Packers, credits M6 Fitness for staying fit after retiring from the NFL and said, “M6 Fitness, with its unique styles of workouts and high-powered energy, reminds me of how I trained as a player in the NFL.”
M6 Fitness’ line-up of instructors includes football coaches, former professional football players and boxers, NBA and NFL trainers, as well as trainers for celebrities, like 50 Cent.
With the opening of its new location, M6 Fitness has introduced the M6 Revolution, a state-of-the-art cycling studio that is the only one of its kind in Ventura County, equipped with RealRyder bikes that take indoor cycling to a new level. As featured on major networks and publications, the buzz around the RealRyder has attracted a strong following throughout 22 countries, from beginners to competitive athletes to cyclists and celebrities, like Rihanna and Tobey Maguire.
Lacey Philbrick, once 40 pounds overweight says, “Before I started my journey with M6 Fitness, I had been searching for that one place that had motivating instructors as well as diverse members with the same fitness and lifestyle goals as mine. M6 is that place. And although my primary inspiration to join M6 was to lead a healthier lifestyle, I have lost 50 pounds since joining. M6 did what other gyms in this area couldn’t do. It kept me wanting more. Every workout is a new challenge, every class is invigorating, every instructor is invested, and every member is inspiring.”
M6 Fitness is designed for the busy mom, fitness enthusiast, athlete, and novice of any shape and size – anyone and everyone who craves a fresh new outlook on their fitness regimen and a step-up from their current level of fitness.
Gary Grant, long-time M6 Fitness member and former L.A Clippers and New York Knicks basketball player, trained at M6 during his time as a guard and continues to go to M6 Fitness for his daily workouts. “If you want to get in shape or stay in shape, M6 Fitness is your place,” says Grant.
Katie Porush, a Westlake High School student says, “M6 has helped me develop a passion for fitness. The classes, instructors, family environment, and energy all come together to create the perfect way to end my day.”
You must visit www.m6fitness.com for all of the classes and their descriptions. For more information call 805-449-1501.
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