In this parkour-based studio, improvisation is the name of the game as urban acrobats navigate a changeable maze of barriers, bars, and soft landing pads using practical and functional movements. Directed by a pro team originally based out of Boulder, athletes ages 13 and older scale sheer walls, spin in mid-air, and bounce from vertical surface to vertical surface. Before they attempt open gym sessions, beginners should start on introductory classes, during which they work on strength, agility, the art of falling, and explaining to citizens that they are not real superheroes.
Kevin Allen earned his personal training certification in 1989, but he didn’t stop there. Instead, he layered more expertise and experience onto his resume with every passing year, finally founding Namaste Personal Training to share his wealth of fitness knowledge with as many clients as possible. Now the gym has been named Oakland magazine's best gym in the East Bay in 2012 and 2013, a title Allen and his team of four trainers uphold by addressing patrons’ individual fitness goals in one-on-one personal training sessions, or obliterating bucket loads of calories in group fitness classes. They also tailor introductory fitness courses exclusively to beginners, lowering class size, shortening duration, and eliminating exercises that involve flaming jump ropes.
We offer programs for all children from toddlers to teenagers. We offer classes in ballet, tap, hip hop, and gymnastics. We also host full service birthday parties for up to 20 kids and bi-weekly Parents Night Out. We take care of all of your needs at Aerials Academy!
Sweat Republic strives to create a strong community where individuals help motivate one another to meet their respective fitness goals in stimulating group classes. Those classes include unique offerings such as Surfset, during which, participants balance on a six-foot long board suspended over three medicine balls?to mimic balancing on water?for a workout that challenges the entire body. TRX suspension systems are incorporated in some classes, while the aptly-named apocalypse training program combines elements of TRX, plyometrics, parkour, and other disciplines to give students the skills they need to survive a major catastrophy, such as a nation-wide squeeze-cheese shortage. In addition to their classes, Sweat Republic also has aromatherapy available on site and superfood drinks available for purchase.
Flags of the world's countries line the walls of World Class Boxing Gym, across from posters of Manny Pacquiao and other boxing legends. Speed bags dangle from wall mounts and heavy bags suspend from the ceiling, inviting pugilists to step up and prove themselves by massacring the bags with a flurry of jabs or moving them to tears with a sonnet. Though the equipment is professional caliber, you don’t have to be an aspiring pro to train here. The expert trainers and staff specialize in teaching students of every background, from amateur boxers to those who simply want to get in shape.
Springy surfaces of red, blue, green, and purple blanket the floors at Accel Gymnastics' two facilities. These soft mats cushion gymnasts of all ages as they somersault, tumble, and eventually back flip throughout a progressing curricula of gymnastics classes, starting at preschool lessons and heading toward the competitive level. Seasonal camps, too, immerse young ones in the sport. But coaches and staffers also make time for pure fun at birthday parties, where kids perform tricks that make their peers say "Ooooh" and "Ahhh" until all the birthday candles are blown out.