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We opened in Downtown Alhambra on Black Friday of November 2011. Yup! That’s how we do it. ;) We like to pop-in with a bang!

We are a female, Latina-owned business and our creator, Joanna Vargas, grew up in Alhambra. Oh yeah. . . she knows Alhambra!  Joanna and her team enjoy spreading the fitness and dance legacy to the Alhambra community.

Joanna created The Fit Factor Studio because she was looking for a community where she could get a strong, intense and fun workout in the San Gabriel Valley. She couldn’t find anything that tickled her fancy. . . so if you know Joanna, ;) she took things into her own hands and created The Fit Factor Studio.

Our mission is to inspire ourselves and others to wake up and live fully. We believe in educating our Fit Fanatics that your fitness transformation begins with your mindset. You cannot change your body with the same mind that got you where you are. Reset your mindset, and reset your body.

We focus highly on mindset and exercise form. We offer High Intensity Interval Training classes and low impact flexibility and body recovery classes too. They are both extremely important in your training routine and the longevity of your body’s lifespan. Foam rolling, stretching and recovery are so important. Practice Yoga and lift like a Bad Ass. We teach you how to do both! Yup! That’s how we do it. ;)

If you’re ready for something different because other training programs didn’t work for you, then we’re your new fitness home. If you’re looking for a quick fix to lose weight or change your mind overnight, we’re probably not the right fit for you. And. . . you’re always welcome to give us a try too!

Being at The Fit Factor Studio empowers you to be excited to wake up and embrace a vibrant, energetic gift that has always been inside you. While we hold you accountable and push you to be your best, we keep in mind that your personal best is different every day. If the finish line is your fitness goal, would you stop once you reach it? Or are you going to keep going beyond the finish line?

As you race toward your personal best and commit to tapping into your inner power, you become unstoppable at reaching your fitness goals and beyond. Invest in your life TODAY. Become a Fit Fanatic today and join our circuit training party! 

Are you ready to join our Fit Fanatic family?

Join our 14 Day Jump Start Program and jump start your fitness transformation today!



"Hey Fit Fanatics!
Welcome to The Fit Factor Studio and it’s a pleasure to have you here. How did I get so darn lucky?
Thank you for visiting our site and I am so incredibly grateful for each and everyone of you. My mission is to inspire myself and others how to live fully. Are you willing to join me?
I began my fitness journey my freshman year in college at Long Beach State University. I was writing in a dream journal all the things I wanted to accomplish that year and I wrote down, “Become an Aerobics Instructor.” Yup. Aerobics Instructor. Who remembers that? I do!
That year I got certified and began teaching Step Aerobics at every gym within 30 miles. No joke! I was a hustler and taught everywhere. I was addicted and loved it! I learned so much by teaching all types of individuals from stay at home moms to senior citizens. I was hooked.
My wellness journey began when I was 5 years old. I’ve been a dancer ever since I could walk. I started with ballet and tap at the local rec center, then that led to professional Hula and Tahitian lessons when I was 7 years old. I have been dancing ever since. I danced in high school competitively and was a dance major in college and studied ballet, modern dance and hip-hop. After my audition years I created Jayvee Dance Center in Downtown Alhambra in 2004. I sold that business in 2010 so that I could focus on other projects and developed and created The Fit Factor in 2011 for a new venture.
Every day when I wake up I ask out loud, “How can I be a contribution today?” And yay! Here you are on this site reading about The Fit Factor Studio. How great is that?!
I love live music, the sound of a guitar tuning, Kettlebell training and margaritas. ;) Yes, I said margaritas! Trainers eat and drink too. ;) I live my life to the fullest and enjoy it.
When I’m not at the studio, you can find me listening to a podcast, rocking out at a concert or watching my favorite show, “Shark Tank.”
I am excited to meet you and cannot wait to have you in my class or one of our amazing instructors' classes. Did I mention how AMAZING our instructors are here at The Fit Factor? Oh. . . we have the best in town! They are knowledgeable, open and so willing to spread the love of living fully. Hop in a class today and join our 14 Day Jump Start Program.
See you soon!
And remember. . . to live fully!
Joanna Vargas

You can't change your body with the same mind that got you there.

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Patty Jimenez

Studio Manager

Chris Baca


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Lucy Lopez


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