Each day, CrossFit Burlingame presents new 60-minute workouts for its members. All workouts are based on high-intensity gymnastics, lifting, and metabolic-conditioning exercises steeped in functional movements, but weights and reps differ for each individual. That way, all participants are equally challenged. In addition, coaches are on hand to ensure members perform each exercise correctly, so they are less likely to injure themselves when swinging a kettlebell or jumping onto a plyometric box or bed of nails.
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.
The ClubHouse Training Schools help aspiring baseball players reach new athletic peaks under the tuition of seasoned coaches and professional baseball scouts. Well versed in the arts of hitting, pitching, and yelling for bags of peanuts, the instructors hone players' skills in a 17,000-square-foot training facility, which facilitates year-round practice with indoor batting cages and a full on-site gym with free weights and stationary bikes. A regimen of fitness and performance training helps athletes stay in shape on and off the field?sure to be an asset during the ClubHouse's fall high-school baseball league, when students put their skills to the test by pitching crumpled math homework.
At Crossfit Old County, a crew of certified Level 1 coaches lead muscle-building, sweat-producing, and fitness-improving CrossFit classes six days a week. While the goal of every class is the same?broad, general fitness that prepares participants for whatever life brings?each workout is different. To keep workouts varied and the body from getting bored and strapping itself to a couch, exercisers might muscle through deadlift sets before completing an endurance circuit and plyometric exercises. While that might sound intimidating, the instructors encourage everyone to scale the workouts to their own capabilities, making them suitable for everyone from beginners to elite athletes.
Team Taf's head trainer Adam Tafralis designs personal training sessions as well as group classes and elite programs specialized for athletes of all levels. Alexa's Fit Crew sessions pair total body interval training with cardio and strength workouts, and Mike's Noon Bootcamp incinerates calories with a series of fun and intense exercises. In addition, Team Taf hosts youth training classes to instill budding athletes with fitness fundamentals and the ability to fend off junk food-peddling cartoon mascots.
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.