Rise Body Works' staff balance their serious fitness regimens with a laid-back studio setting that resembles a coffee shop. Inside, health and fitness professionals lead sociable group classes that introduce beginning and advanced Pilates techniques, TRX fusion workouts, and boot camps. Personal trainers whip clients into shape during private sessions, and massage therapists relax backs by massaging them, using chiropractic techniques, or by hiring an audiobook narrator to read the newspaper to them.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Although the coaches at Kimura CrossFit all teach the same functional workouts, they each bring different experiences to their craft. For example, founder Eugene has worked under the strength and conditioning coaches of the Oakland Raiders, in addition to playing college baseball. Co-founder Bernabe, on the other hand, has worked as an LE/MIL defensive tactics instructor in the U.S. Coast Guard. The rest of the staff follow with an equally athletic background, which enables them to properly coach members through Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and plyometric exercises. They oversee every session, challenging exercisers by tailoring the weights and repetitions, whether the workout involves swinging kettlebells, climbing ropes, or flipping and eating giant tires.
AnthroFit was born out of owner Tristen Davis’s love of anthropology and fitness. Tristen, who holds an MA in anthropology and certifications from CrossFit and the NCEP, designed a program that blends traditional fitness methods such as CrossFit and the paleo lifestyle with her own academic anthropology studies. The result is a fitness regimen that crosses various platforms, including CrossFit exercises, TRX Suspension Training, trail running, and weightlifting. Tristen is living proof of the results, as someone who used to suffer from chronic fatigue and has now completed more than 20 half marathons and three marathons.
Voted Best Gym in the Bay Area 2011 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, World Gym San Francisco is home to plentiful cardio and weight machines, group fitness classes, and chiropractic care facilities. After receiving a towel in the sea foam-green lobby, guests set foot in one of the gym's spacious exercise rooms to stretch on mats while waiting for exercise balls to hatch into personal trainers. Inside cardio rooms equipped with flat screen TVs, guests can catch up on news while their hearts catch up on skipped beats.
Steam rooms and dry saunas relax bodies tuckered from group classes such as boxing, spin, and yoga. A cafe vends fresh smoothies approved by the gym's nutrition programs, and a tanning bed bronzes newly toned physiques.
Honored with the rank of 6th dan Black Belt by the Kukkiwon, the world's official Taekwondo governing body, David Park brings considerable chops to every lesson at his boxing and Taekwondo studio. Monday through Saturday, David leads a full schedule of classes for all age groups and skill levels. Classes are offered ? la carte and in packs of ten, while memberships grant budding bruisers unlimited access to classes as well as the gym's facilities, which features an ample supply of punching bags and a motivational chorus of punches landing on the punching bags.