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Fitness Center

Whether you’re in the mood for yoga and meditation, weight training, or cardio, you’ll find it all at the Alisal Ranch Fitness Center.

If you’re looking to loosen up before hitting the trails—or maintain your exercise regimen while you’re away from home—our Fitness Center has everything you need. It features treadmills, ellipticals, cycles, resistance machines, a Peloton bike, and a selection of free weights. 

We also offer a variety of group classes including Strength & HIIT, Mat Pilates, Flow Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Total Body Strength & Conditioning. (The yoga studio can be used at guests’ leisure if a class isn’t in session.) Sign up in advance to ensure your place, or drop in and see if there is an opening. 

Our cardio-weight room offers:

  • 5 lb to 50 lb free weights
  • Seven-piece machine circuit
  • Additional resistance training equipment
  • Plus a full complement of the latest cardio exercise equipment

Details & Rates

  • Group classes are $30 per person and include all equipment; advance reservations are recommended
  • Reservations can be made with Ranch Concierge or at the Fitness Center
  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your class
At a Glance
  • Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 6:00am – 7:00pm
  • Enjoy group fitness classes, cardio equipment, and weight training
  • The Spa & Fitness Center is open for guests and members of Alisal Ranch only
  • Fitness Classes are $30 per class

Meet Our Fitness Instructors

Alix Marks, Alisal Ranch fitness instructor
Alix Marks
Fitness Instructor

Alix Marks was born and raised in the Santa Ynez Valley. In 2012, she discovered Pilates where Alixlater became certified through the Pilates Education Institute.  Alix specializes in teaching the fundamental movements of Pilates. She is passionate about helping people achieve proper alignment, improve posture, increase stamina, and build strength. “The human body is an amazing thing, and with the right foundation we can achieve stronger bodies and healthier minds.”

Jackie Steck, Alisal Ranch Fitness Instructor
Jackie Steck
Fitness Instructor

Jackie Steck has been a resident of the Santa Ynez Valley since 2020 after relocating from Park City, Utah. She is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and is trained in power yoga and vinyasa since 2017. Jackie adheres to the traditional pillars of power yoga and vinyasa while striving to tailor postures and sequences to the individual anatomy of each student. Jackie believes that yoga is for every body – regardless of experience level or perceived limitations – the perfect practice for you exists in this space. In a class with Jackie, expect to move, breathe, sweat and restore.

Laurie Burnaby, Alisal Ranch fitness instructor
Laurie Burnaby
Fitness Instructor: Yoga

Laurie Burnaby is a certified yoga teacher and a certified yoga therapist.  She has over 40 years of experience as a practitioner, 26 years as a teacher and 13 years as a yoga therapist.  Laurie has studied with many long-standing teachers, traveled to India to learn from K. Pattabhi Jois, studied Therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett, received her teacher training from Erich Schiffmann in 1996, studied trauma informed yoga at the Veterans Yoga Project, received her certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists after completing a two year program at Loyola Marymount and has been working as a yoga therapist at The Family Counseling and Trauma Healing Center in Solvang for the past 4 years.  Laurie has been teaching yoga classes at Alisal Ranch for 17 years.

Laurie teaches public classes, online classes, private sessions in-person and online, specialized workshops and individual yoga therapy sessions.  She works with a wide range of abilities and ages, tailoring classes and practices to individual needs.

For Laurie yoga is a life-long commitment.  Therefore, she is always learning via classes, workshops, reading and research.  She is forever interested in learning more and discovering new ways to integrate yoga into her work.  She bases her work in proven studies and research.  Laurie finds it fascinating as more work is being done to show the benefits of yoga.  Even though these practices are over 3,000 years old, she feels it is important to prove their effectiveness.

Melissa Moore
Fitness Instructor: HITT & Strength Style Classes

Melissa Moore is a Certified Life Coach, Group Exercise Instructor, and Personal Trainer. She is introducing one-on-one Personal Training for our Signature Club members and Guests at Alisal Ranch. Melissa received her personal training certification from the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) & her Life Coach with the International Association of Professions (IAP) Career College.

Melissa is deeply trained in the art and science of how to improve your health. From muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics, Melissa can customize a training series designed to assist you in your fitness goals. Melissa teaches a circuit HIIT and strength style class at Alisal Ranch and is now introducing Personal Training.

Sara Flower, Alisal Ranch fitness instructor
Sara Flower
Fitness Instructor

Sara Flower has been practicing yoga since the 90’s when she was introduced to Steve Ross in Los Angeles. Her practice has sustained her through multiple moves and has opened her eyes to various forms of yoga from Jivamukti to Iyengar, Ashtanga to Hatha. In 2010 she decided to take the next step and become a 200-hr RYT through YogaWorks in New York City. Since then, she has taught all over in faraway places such as an avocado farm in Guatemala, a kibbutz in Israel, a rooftop farm in Brooklyn and now back in CA. She is motivated by functional movement and mobility and her playful and sometimes challenging practice has her students always coming back for more.

When Sara isn’t teaching you can find her training horses, herbal crafting or spending time with her family.

Our Fitness Classes

Power Yoga Flow

Power Yoga Flow

Yoga Flow is a powerful, energetic form of yoga. This is a vigorous, strength-based class, working the body to the core, building flexibility, and endurance. Weaving together wisdom teachings and music can inspire physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and blissful states of consciousness. All levels welcome.

Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga & Gentle Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga includes breathing practices, yoga postures and techniques that will address the particular needs of each person.  Each class is influenced by restorative yoga, yin yoga and integrative yoga.  The intent is to leave class feeling better and having learned something new that can be helpful in your life.  No yoga experience is necessary…just an open mind and heart.

By opening our body, mind and heart, yoga can have profound effects.  In Gentle Yoga we’ll explore ways to do just that by softening the restrictions in the physical body.  That can be achieved through holding poses longer, focusing on the connection to the breath and being gentle with ourselves.  Each class will include seated, standing and reclining poses all designed to create a transformative experience.  All levels are welcome.

Strength & HIIT

Strength & HIIT

Improve muscle strength, power & endurance in this high-intensity, circuit-style training class. Challenge different muscle groups, increase your cardiovascular fitness, push your limits and walk out feeling elated. Cool down includes yoga-like stretches.

The spirit of adventure.

At Alisal Ranch, we start each day with an unrelenting curiosity—and we invite you to do the same. There’s no better place to connect with the passionate, pioneering spirit, or to spend meaningful moments with friends and family. Take the road less traveled, breathe a little deeper, feel the power of nature, and dream under the stars.

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