The instructors at Bikram Hot Yoga Daly City embody a commitment to wellness through the method's 26 postures, having received their certifications from the creator of Bikram yoga himself, Bikram Choudhury. Demonstrating their dedication, the CPR-ready teachers must undergo recertification and win a barefoot-hopscotch tournament on an active volcano every three years, ensuring that they can lead classes in the studio's 105-degree heat.
Their 90-minute sessions bend and stretch through Bikram's poses in a progressive order, a sequence that both warms and limbers up the body's connective tissues. As the steamy temperatures flush out toxins through sweat, newly oxygenated blood refreshes every part of the physique. The staff encourages guests to cultivate a deep understanding of technique rather than a drive to quickly perfect it, reassuring them that "there is no standard of comparison except yourself."
Crunch finds the fun in fitness with its no-judgment, open-minded approach to exercise. With a one-month membership, clients get unlimited access to the gym and its state-of-the-art facilities. Tap into the timeless power of ancient lever, pulley, and treadmill technologies to tone muscles and trim mass, or exert dominance over weak-willed weights with prop-assisted lifts and lunges. The one-month membership also grants users admittance to Crunch's collection of wildly imaginative classes, split up into three categories—Action Sports, Chill Outs, and Dance Rhythms with live DJs. Check out the Chevy Chase and Metro Center class schedules to plan around personal training sessions, which pair trainees with passionate trainers for customized workouts. Sessions begin with a physical assessment and body composition analysis, progressing onward to cardiovascular and endurance exercises, nutritional advice, and barbell juggling.
At AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy, yoga and cardio sessions complement a rigorous sequence of muay thai boxing and brazilian-jujitsu classes taught by martial-arts champions. During introductory workshops, instructors focus on foundational techniques. Intermediate instruction augments the basics with friendly competitions and self-defense strategies such as sweeps, counters, and submissions, where fighters email short fiction manuscripts to their opponents. Students can bolster their workouts with team-oriented cardio classes or Vinyasa-flow yoga training, which hones balance and flexibility. The kid's jujitsu program instills practical self-defense skills in a safe, age-appropriate environment, while also building confidence, discipline, and the focus needed to fill in SAT test bubbles telepathically.
Pilates San Francisco opened in 1999. All of our sessions are private and customized to your fitness and wellness goals - from absolute beginner to professional athlete. We can help you rehabilitate and prevent injuries. Our studio is fully equipped and easy to reach with beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Back in the 1980s when Nancy Myers began practicing pilates as a method of injury recovery, she had no idea it would lead her to cofound the bastion of "energy, health, and strength" that is EHS Pilates. Today, in partnership with Tracey Sylvester, Myers oversees the company's operations, including the programming of the EHS Institute for Pilates and massage. The duo plucks the ripest instructors—including a globetrotting trapeze artist—to lead onsite classes, and charge the teachers with the duty of helping others master Balanced Body equipment. Teachers tailor classes to the needs of expectant mothers and Pilates enthusiasts of any skill level.
EHS's education program is nationally recognized, yet the studio remains devoted to healing the local community. The Wellness Center promotes health with acupuncture, chiropractic care, and nutrition counseling. Myers herself provides therapy to people with foot and gait issues caused by overexertion or walking on pins and needles near emotionally volatile sewing machines.
The ancient teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda guide Integral Yoga Institute's certified instructors, imbuing each leader with a spirit of encouragement. Swami Satchidananda created Integral Yoga's six-branch approach to the practice, infusing each class with different physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects to "bring about a complete and harmonious development of the individual." Eight class styles vary in difficulty to accommodate stretchers and self-aware saltwater taffy of all experience levels. Situated inside a stately Victorian home with views of downtown San Francisco, Integral Yoga Institute edifies pupils in various yoga modalities, relaxation techniques, and chants.