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Back To Basics Fitness

Bonita, CA, San Diego

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Back To Basics Fitness

Bonita, CA, San Diego

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Offering: Boxing, HKC Kettlebell, TRX, Circuit Drills, Endurance Training, Strength Training, Flexibility, High Intensity Interval Training and more.

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Roger Frey

16 August 2018

Great little gym. It's like having a personal trainer. We have become family. Great people Arturo and Gail

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Tiffany Gutierrez

16 August 2018

Amazing studio with great instructors that have great attitudes and really inspire and encourage you to push your self to the limit. Wonderful choreography and music. Great great studio and very professional. #1 Back to Basics Fitness Studio!!! More...

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Scott Schull Sr.

16 August 2018

We haven't been to the new studio yet, but the real foundation are the people running the classes and they are TERRIFIC !!!!
Never have I experienced, upon first impression, such a warm and caring environment.
My child was born with a muscle syndrome and is obese, but that is not an issue for the staff at Back To Basics Fitness welcoming us and accommodating are sons needs. Words are not enough to explain this fitness center, you have to visit.
We need more people like Coach Art and Gail, so giving of their time and talents to one and all,
God bless-
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Ingrid Oushana

16 August 2018

Super Zumba class with Raymund

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Victor Zully

16 August 2018

Awesome people!!!! Awesome environment!! Awesome dedication!!!! Thanks Art!!!!

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Curtis Curtunculous Brown

16 August 2018

Awesome awesome awesome. A real work out and it's interactive and fun

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Gail Force Wynne

16 August 2018

My favorite place in the World! Lol! Shaow!!!

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Michele C. Blake

16 August 2018

LOVE IT. LOVE IT LOVE IT.


Gail and her husband do great thing for the communities. They motive children, adults and older adults to live a healthier lifestyle.

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Victor G.

8 February 2018

Hey, not all Fitness and kickboxing/boxing gyms will treat you like the Coach Arturo. You will feel welcomed and in family. Coach that will try his best to be holistic. Just ask him and he will do his best. I've been a boxing fan wanting to learn the science of boxing, plus get the strength, endurance and shape. Yes, you will get the results if you let him do his work. Wonderful guy!!Arturo thank you infinitely for all your dedication which demonstrates the passion you have to help who needs. Thanks! More...

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Aimee N.

18 January 2018

Just visited for the first time and will definitely go back. This is a very welcoming, neighborhood place. I did kickboxing led by the head coach, Arturo. I was with a small group of parents. Simultaneously, the coach's daughters led our kids in kickboxing in the adjoining room. Arturo seems like a great guy, and my son liked his daughters too. This space is small and simple but offers variety and guidance. While kickboxing was going on, one guy worked out independently with heavy weights. Arturo also stepped aside now and then to help out a woman with pain in her hip to do some stretching out. Everybody was getting what they wanted and needed. Comfortable atmosphere. More...

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Mike Mayhew

25 May 2017

The kids classes are fantastic. Great environment with the right mix of discipline, hard work, learning, and most of all fun! Highly recommended.

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Michele C. Blake

31 March 2017

LOVE IT. LOVE IT LOVE IT.

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Elana And Tamar B.

28 March 2017

Two months into boxing and I love this gym! A hidden gem in the La Cresenta area (literally, I almost missed it the first time- they dont have much in the way of signage). If you're looking for an early morning work out, Arturo will make sure you have a great one. He is a great Coach who is happy you came to class and will push you to do your best with a smile on his face. He is very talkative, in a good way, and it helps you distract from the pain and sweat you pay to endure! The music is not too loud but easy to hear and its upbeat. I plan on continuing classes with Arturo and getting into great shape! The prices are very fair. First class is free and if you want to drop in its $15. Check it out! You'll feel great! This yelper gurantees it. Parking is always easy in this area. Especially in the morning. More...

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Linda K.

9 March 2017

Great place for a variety of work outs! So far I've tried TRX, Boxing, Circuit, HIIT and they were all great! Can't wait to try them all! :)

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Americus J.

27 November 2016

By far one of the best gyms I've been to!  Art takes his time to teach you the correct way to do the exercises and Gails classes are full of energy!!  The atmosphere is very fun and gym is clean, I definitely recommend this gym to anyone that is looking to get a good work out in!!! More...

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Talina H.

29 August 2016

I just came back from my first boxing session here and i loved it! I signed up and i'm so happy :) Love their class schedule, membership is very affordable and the trainers are helpful & make you feel comfortable. I haven't been to the gym in so long & initially thought it would be intimidating but everyone was sooo welcoming and friendly! I can't wait to try zumba tomorrow. I'm convincing my friend to sign up too. I got a great workout today and i'm looking forward to getting back in shape. I'm so grateful to have found such an amazing fitness studio. Yay!!!!!! Thank you :) More...

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Abby Martinez

25 May 2016

I found Back To Basics through a friend. The place is small and intimate and the owners know everyone's name as well as their personal goals. I took a boxing class and was scared at first, but everyone was super supportive and they made me feel comfortable. My kids now take boxing too! I have seen an improvement in just a little bit of time and I feel great! More...

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Ashley C.

25 February 2016

This place is by far the best fitness gym in town. I've had the most pleasant experience since day one. Gail has been so helpful and accommodating. Arturo has really helped push me in the direction I want to go. He is an amazing personal trainer and he really knows his stuff! If you are looking for a personal trainer he is definitely your go to guy! Oh and they have classes that are super early in the a.m or later in the evening that really work around my work schedule. THIS PLACE IS ALL AROUND AN AWESOME GYM! More...

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Tina H.

14 February 2016

I've been a member of B2B for about two years & have been attending at least 2 classes a week since I started. They offer great unlimited fitness classes with an affordable amount of membership. The hours are pretty flexible. They never over book the classes, you pay for group exercises but you really get personal training results.I LOVE this place! More...

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Kat M.

9 February 2016

I hate gyms, or working out or sweating....but if you have to , then come hereThese guys and gal are awesome , it is like having a personal fitness instructor....small classes and they will work with you on your comfort level.Best around....I wish they were closer and that I wasn't so lazy. More...

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Malu T.

5 January 2016

I continue to enjoy boxing lessons and training with Art and zumba with Gail. Both are cordial and very friendly.  Glad to be Back to Basics.

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Michael E.

5 January 2016

Took it nice and slow, helped heal an old injury and between the Kettle Ball and Zumba I am covered.

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Noel O.

31 December 2015

I'm new to Back To Basics, but my experience so far has been awesome. Everything I read on Yelp is absolutely correct. Back To Basics is a friendly, supportive, well run studio. It has a very cool, friendly vibe, and I felt welcome immediately. I was drawn there by the boxing class, and I am really liking it. I am not a boxer and never took a boxing class before, but something told me it would be a good workout. It is just what I wanted. Arturo made sure from the start that I was working at a pace right for me, but he doesn't let me slack or take it easy on me. It's a great work out. I can't wait to try some of the other classes too. It's great to have a cool place like this in my neighborhood to work out at. Thanks, B2B! More...

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JL L.

13 November 2015

This is a great fitness studio to begin your workout (no judgment was felt here, coach and peers seem friendly and supportive). Arturo (down to earth, easy to talk to and ask questions) knows what he is doing and really coaches you on how to get better (adult boxing class). You get a good workout, good energy. You workout in a group setting, but it felt to me like I was getting individualized training. Nice and clean studio. Schedule runs throughout the day, which is great, especially if you have odd working hours, or work regular business hours (this is my case), but can make it early in the morning or late in the evening. VERY affordable and reasonable, you can't beat the fees, look around and you will see!Definitely continuing here and its a great way to give to yourself and to the community.small parking, but plenty in the street.great for adults and children More...

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Joel G.

1 October 2015

Enjoyed my kettle bell classes enough at this gym to invite friends to come and join it.Look forward to coming back again soon.

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Tish M.

26 July 2015

I continue to work out with Gail and Arturo at BACK TO BASICS.  I love the friendly atmosphere and working out and  especially doing ZUMBA.  I would highly recommend Arturo for training. My experience at this gym continues to surpass my expectations. More...

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Valentina M.

18 June 2015

I had my first boxing class May 19th, and I love it! I have notice a change in myself and my family... Arturo, Gail and thier daughters are great!! My son is in their Jr. Boxing program and in the summer fitness camp. He loves it! If you are looking to try out a new routine come check them out....Thanks so much Gail and Artuo!! You guys are AWESOME!!! More...

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Khaye P.

17 June 2015

I used to travel for work and tried thousands of fitness center and gyms from northern to Southern California so I get very picky before I sign up. This is the BEST so far and it's in my neighbourhood! I found B2B in Yelp and explored their website and classes of what they offer! So one Friday night, I dragged my nephew with me to check the place out. We came in our work out clothes and walk in. The class being offered that night was HIIT (high intensity interval training)! As awkward as it seems because we walked in the middle of the class, Arturo (the owner) welcome us with open arms and gave us special attention. The work out was awesome! I swear it moved at least more than 1000 plus muscles in my system including my face muscle because I went home and signed up smiling! We loved it!The following morning we came back for more. This time it was a boxing class! My nephew thank me for dragging him into it because he gets the work out that he wants and have some fun too at the same time. (He used just to go to LA fitness and lift)! B2B offers a lot of classes from Zumba to TRX. They have kids classes too. What I love the most about this fitness Center is that, they offer early and late classes. Unlike, other gyms classes usually end at 8pm the latest. Aggghhh! That won't really work with my schedule. To add, the owners Gail and Arturo made sure that all classes are in small group to make sure that they give special attention to each and every member they have. They also send reminders about your classes! It's like a personal secretary! Also, they charged reasonably!I have met cool people in this facility and encouraged me to keep going. I'm down 4lbs in a span of 2 weeks. I highly recommend B2B. I always go home with a smile every after work out! I always thirsty for work outs everyday and I have not missed a day up to date! Love it! B2B got swag! More...

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Joanne D.

17 June 2015

I previously posted back in January this year.. Since I joined i have met some terrific  and supportive  new work out buddies.. It's Arturo and Gail who make their studio so welcoming and down to earth! I have been doing personal training with Arturo (Mr. wonderful)..he's trained me and helped me to get pass some physical challenges and I am not afraid to move.. And loving it!! I think I might be the oldest member.. Not sure.. But at age "60" i am now taking his boxing class.. Loving it and really proud of myself that I am finally sticking to it..Gail's Zumba classes are a blast.. And the workout is invigorating.. I am working towards their circuit classes.. I am happy to call these two husband and wife team .. My friends..love you guys! More...

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Curtis B.

16 June 2015

Okay so I been coming here for a couple of weeks or so and I love it. Peas never the type to go work out so not coming would be easy but they make it fun and interactive while still making sure you sweat to your hearts content. My whole family comes father in law included. They offer all kinds if classes at amazing prices. I strongly suggest everyone to come at least to try it. #operationfatbegone More...

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Angela E.

14 June 2015

This place is great, wonderful kids program! ! Im terrible at trying new places, but the first day i took my son you feel like you're  family! Very relaxed environment, and my son has learned so much in the few months of attendance taking the JR Kickboxing  class, we are very happy and definitely would recommend! !!! More...

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Janice M.

12 October 2014

Took a groov3 class and u - jam class to help raise money for the aids walk.  B2b is clean and my experience was wonderful.

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Jamie C.

26 August 2014

Just went into b2b  for a class but I had the scheduling wrong the owner was there and was so friendly  and welcoming he  gave me some personal training  which I wasn't expecting  he kicked my butt  and  gave me a great work out  ! I'm excited to go back and check out more of their classes  . More...

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Christy J.

24 July 2014

the Best Ever. I am sooooooo excited to be a part of this amazing family oriented Fitness family,Gail and Arturo are the nicest people ever and they really bring results. They have amazing work ethic and dedication to their clients, employees, and they Love the kids my son loves coming with me. They are so Humble and I dont go to the gym anymore i just got to B2B cause theres no other place to B. This is everyones ONE STOP Shop for amazing workouts and feel soooo WELCOME. Sooo many classes to choose from and the instructors are amazing.Stop by and see what i seee. REAL RESSULTS More...

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Charley G.

29 April 2014

Really great place to get a serious workout with a knowledgeable, fun, inspiring staff.  Clean airy space, great energy from the people - clients and staff.  Me and my wife take boxing and Zumba classes there.  Arturo knows his stuff and Gail gets us moving.  We've lost a ton of weight and have never felt better!  Give em a try and you won't regret it.  You'll work you butt off for sure, but have fun doing it! More...

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gabriel n.

13 April 2014

My wife and I have been training with art for about 5 months now. His circuit training classes incorporate strength training exercises such as burpees, inch worms, kettlebell, weighted squats, battle ropes. Etc He comes out with new exercises each week to keep the routines new and fresh. He's very energetic and very motivating. Brings a good vibe to his classes and will definitely push you to be better than you were yesterday. His mindset is to make us bigger, better, stronger, and faster. His classes are challenging and will push you to your limits. That's why we can't get enough of his classes! If you want something you've never had, you gotta be willing to do something you've never done! Are you ready to sign up?! More...

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Sarine K.

4 March 2014

Thank God for Google... because it led me to B2B Fitness. This is NOT your cookie-cutter, 24 hour fitness or LA fitness type gym. In fact, it's a zillion times better. Not only is the place nice and clean, but the owners are friendly and most importantly, extremely knowledgeable. You can tell right from the start that your fitness goals are their top priority. I learned more about health/nutrition in a one hour consultation than I ever did in a semester long college health class!If you're looking to get a killer workout with that personal attention you would otherwise never get at those commercial gyms, this is definitely your place. More...

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sabrina t.

16 February 2014

Love this place! I was there for a Zumba Instructors Jam session, from the moment i entered the doors i fell in love with the studio. Small but big enough for a good size Zumba class. The colors of the room just burst out at you. Very calming but exciting at the same time. The owners friendly and accommodating. I will return for another session or class. Definitely a spot for good training and classes. More...

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Jeff L.

8 February 2014

The staff here is so wonderful. The place is clean and well run.Very impressed with this studio!

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Karina A.

8 January 2014

After leaving my last gym (due to a lack of challenging classes) I felt as if I had no choice but to join 24 hour fitness...which I really didn't want to do. I came across this gym through a trainer/friend who insisted I "check it out". She knew I was looking for a place where I would have direct interaction with trainers who would teach/focus on form and technique rather than reps. I can't say enough about this gym. It is small and quaint but don't let the size fool you. The classes are intense. The owners, Gale and Arturo, are both fitness enthusiasts. They are always immensely welcoming and truly care about your fitness goals. My favorite classes so far:Any class with Arturo. He knows his stuff. If you are looking for a trainer who cares about your technique, who ensures you are pushing yourself and getting the results you want, then this is your man. I'm addicted to his TRX and Circuit Training classes. Lisa G teaches Circuit Training + TRX on Saturdays at 9am. She is THE BEST. Constantly bringing new and challenging moves to the class. Be prepared for a total body workout. Lisa R new to B2B, does Cardio Cross X on Tuesdays at 7pm. This class will kick your butt in the best way possible. Cardio+weights+old school aerobics+the best music = a fun and challenging hour. Expect to sweat like you've never sweat before. I'm personally not a huge Zumba fan but if you are they offer some great Zumba classes with amazing, upbeat, professional instructors. I've had the pleasure of seeing some of the classes and they look like A LOT of fun. Again, sweat fest. My advice: Get over to B2B. First class is free. What are you waiting for? More...

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Azy K.

8 January 2014

Gail and Arturo are very friendly and welcoming owners. Gail is my favorite Zumba instructor! She makes you sweat and tone by simply dancing and having fun. I highly recommend this studio because it is the real deal. It is the complete package from cardio dance classes to Pilates toning to circuit training and trx. First class is free! So go on over and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed. More...

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Megumi M.

30 December 2013

FIRST TIME WRITING A REVIEW, WOOP!B2B STUDIO IS AMAZING!!! I was a full-blown dancer for 15 years. I did everything from ballet, to tap, hip hop, jazz etc. However due to a career change I had to quit dancing and move away from everything I knew!Gail (the owner) instilled my mind to "JUST KEEP DANCING!" It doesn't matter what you're doing in life, or what has happened in it, just continue to dance, always. And this studio right here, has everything for every person, on EVERY LEVEL of training/dance. I honestly, would've never gotten back into dancing out here in LA, if I had never met Gail!Back To Basics really INSPIRES all the people who come in through that door, and has the most welcoming atmosphere, ever! Everyone is friendly, and there are no judgemental stares or stank eyes coming from anyone (which is important because....AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!!)All the teachers are so motivational, fun, and most importantly: EVERYONE HAS AN EXTREME AMOUNT OF FUN WHILE GETTING THEIR FITNESS ON!!!!! Make your commitment to your 2014 resolutions NOW, and start a healthy lifestyle by having fun at B2B!!Gail, I love you guys, and all the people at your studio!!! More...

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Berenice G.

20 September 2013

I have never been so committed to any workout as I am now! In November I will be competing in the Tough Mudder obstacle challenge so I knew I needed to start training intensely. I came across this place through a friend who told me about it. I came to one of their TRX classes and absolutely loved it. I am currently taking the TRX classes and my trainer not only makes this class fun, but also challenges us to work harder. You know the saying "Work hard, Play Harder". Well, yea, this is exactly how it is. Every time I feel like I already got this workout under control, BOOM! he comes up with something different and challenging. Another thing, this place also is great for kids and teens. I brought my two girls, ages 12 and 16 to their Hip Hop class and they loved it. The best part about this place and the owners is the fact that they do a lot of charity events. They have teamed up with several organizations/causes to help raise money. To me, this place rocks and the owners along with staff are AMAZING!!! More...

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Erin B.

18 August 2013

I have taken TRX and close quarter combat classes at Back To Basics.  I love it!  great  trainers, great space.  Its nice and clean.  I love having the mirrors everywhere so I can really see my form while i'm doing the movements.   I'm really happy with the great changes i've seen in my physique.  I found out about B2B because I use to train with one of their trainers at a 24 hour fitness location.   Once he left 24 hour fitness to open this place with his wife I had to follow him.   I've been working out with him since summer of 2011.  He's had this new studio for a few weeks now and i'm so excited to continue working with him here.   I love how this gym/studio does a lot of charity events to raise money for worthy causes that the owners are passionate about.  i highly recommend back to basics.  good value.  great workout.  amazing results. More...

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Personal Trainer, MMA Strength and Conditioning, TRX, Tactical Training Specialist, Exos Performance Specialist, Exos Fitness Specialist, Hardstyle Kettlebell, HIIT, Metobolic Training for all levels and ages.

Coach Art has over 20 years experience ranked top three fitness professional in the Country by Hylete Pro Gear.

Certifications: Personal Trainer, MMA Strength and Conditioning, TRX, Tactical Training Specialist, Exos Performance Specialist, Exos Fitness Specialist, Hardstyle Kettlebell, HIIT, Metobolic Training.