Founders Kara Collier and Jasmine Buczek wanted to create a place where anyone could dedicate themselves to health and fitness. To do that, they drew up a recipe that included certified trainers able to work with people of all fitness levels, ages, and experience; an inviting space equipped with all high-end weight and cardio training equipment; and a dash of stylish locker rooms with showers. Next, they mixed in some Classes including spinning, yoga, and Aeroba-cize, which uses dance moves to build overall strength.
In 2005 they they threw the whole thing in the oven and baked up All In One Fitness. There, they make overall health the focus. Every new member gets a comprehensive fitness assessment and accurate BMI measurements. Once clients get into their regimen, trainers start regularly tracking changes with the Integrated functional Coaching System to keep goals in sight. All In One Fitness also offers weight loss programs and personal training complete with packages tailored to each client's requirement. The fitness gurus work one-on-one or with small groups to hone in on weight loss, prepare them for running a marathon, or just start off on the path to living a healthier lifestyle.
The eclectic instructors at The Works have done it all, from hiking national parks to training opera singers. At the studio, they run an array of dance and fitness classes that get participants moving, inciting shimmies during Cardio Dance's sweat-inducing thumping beats. To help students obtain a full-body workout and cardiovascular endurance on the fitness side, Total Body Challenge sessions incorporate high-intensity interval training and muscle confusion to create a one-of-a-kind class experience. But the instructors also work to calm the mind and body, strengthening limbs and channeling inner peace in Yoga and Pilates sessions.
Krav Maga is a self-defense method designed to prepare people of all fitness levels how to defend against street assaults and other threats. During the hour-long classes at this 7,000-square foot fitness facility, instructors guide groups through tactical strikes, kicks, and how to get away when an archnemesis traps you in a tank of sharks. Krav Maga Xtreme offers other classes such as TRX and Kettlebell, too, which combine cardio, flexibility, and strength workouts. The staff can provide instruction in English, Hebrew, French, and Spanish, and you?ll also have access to a full weight-training gym and shower rooms.
The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.
To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.
Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.