SURFCORE is all about RESULTS!

SURFCORE was born in the back of a surf shop, what started as a fitness class for surfers has grown into the best HIIT class in LA!

SURFCORE is a HIIT (high intensity interval training) class that uses the most effective combination of strength, cardiovascular exercises to sculpt your body and burn up to 1,000 calories in a single session.

Our super fun classes welcome all fitness levels, they are never boring or repetitive, you’ll encounter a variety of exercises and equipment such as kettlebells, dumbbells, plyometric boxes, skateboards, and of course plenty of aloha spirit. (our ALOHATRIBE is super friendly and welcoming)

transform your body
fuel your soul
live aloha!


Top Reviews and 5 star ratings

We love our clients and our clients love us back... Go check our reviews, SURFCORE fitness enjoys a perfect 5 star rating on Facebook, Google, ClassPass and yelp

Here is some aloha from our clients:

"This is an awesome class! Carlos is a great trainer! The workouts challenge you and make you stronger. I bring all of my friends here and would recommend it to everyone!"

 "This class was exactly what I needed. A friendly atmosphere makes a challenging workout not so bad. Plus, the owner is wonderful! Highly recommend!"

"I love SURFCORE! I've watched my body change dramatically. The trainers are, inventive and really cares about the clients.  I couldn't be happier!!!!" 

"This is literally my first ever HIIT class - always found the gym culture intimidating - SO GLAD I CAME HERE! Everyone was super friendly and stepped up to help me out. Carlos was incredible - funny, teasing, pushes you to try new things. I could not have asked for a better experience. Will come back!"

SURFCORE Creator: Carlos Makali'i Sosa

As a seasoned fitness professional, INBA World Cup titleholder, celebrity trainer, surfer, tahitian and hula dancer Carlos Makali'i Sosa, wanted to bring the surfing lifestyle and the Hawaiian philosophy into fitness and create a new workout that approaches fitness with a sense of aloha.

The famous surfer Duke Kahanamoku used to say "The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun"...  We want our workouts to be fun... something you look forward to and that deliver fast results.

Carlos is always furthering his fitness knowledge here are some of among his ever-growing number of titles, certifications and awards:

INBA WORLD CUP titleholder
TRX Suspension group training
TRX Sports Medicine Suspension training
ASFA Certified Personal Trainer
NCCPT National Council for Certified Personal Trainers Certification
NSSIA Surfing Instructor Certification
Hula Halau Na Pua Mekealoha

Te Aho Nui



Our Credo

Our studio and everything we do at SURFCORE is guided by these Hawaiian values:

Kokua - to help one another

Malama - care for one another

Akahai - patience with one another

Lokahi - recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped

Olu'olu - flexibility and kindness

Aloha - to love and care for one another

Kuleana - to take care of your responsibilities.

We share these values with our clients so they can apply them to their everyday life.


Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua  
“Love all you see, including yourself"