At Evolutionary Fitness, NASM- and ISSA-certified personal trainer Gerard Pommier presents a warm and personal gym atmosphere with one-on-one and group training programs that meet your needs. Groups of four or more convene three days per week for a high-intensity interval boot camp class focused on full-body moves and muscle-toning. Beyond group classes, Gerard customizes personal and small-group training workouts, focusing first and foremost on flexibility to help clients avoid injuries and perform better during charades.
Each member of Bridgeway Gym’s diverse team of certified trainers taps into his or her own unique specialty to develop workout plans tailored to clients’ particular needs and goals. Gary's experience with rehab patients, seniors, and gym newbies helps him put his patrons at ease, whereas Mark's focus on varied intervals yields intense TRX routines and strength-training circuits. Alternatively, Shiloh aims her sights on weight loss and proper nutrition, as well as prepping athletes to run marathons.
The gym's amenities outside of customized personal training include machines from Cybex, Hammer Strength, and Nautilus, as well as a wide array of free weights and cardio gear. During group classes, instructors demonstrate Zumba spins, yoga poses, and the spicy steps of Brazilian dance. Meditative lessons in the form of Qi Gong strengthen mind-body connection, whereas Pilates and body align courses stress the value of healthy posture and balance. After classes, the on-site steam room or sauna takes center stage, allowing clients to unwind or finally nail Richard Nixon impersonations.
Former Marine Ray Murphy and his wife Bridget Murphy cut their fitness teeth running CrossFit Peachtree together in Atlanta, before bringing their training techniques – and their dog Luna – to San Francisco to start Primal Fitness Bootcamp and Personal Training. They now run boot camps and conduct personal training sessions drawing on the same exercises that helped their first business succeed. Their ever-changing fitness regimen takes students from beaches to parks to bridges in all-outdoor cross-training exercises.
At KN Fitness & Tennis for All Ages, Kevin Nguyen lives up to his company’s billing by training students to become better, fitter tennis players, regardless of age or ability. His training regimen begins with entry-level basics, such as ball striking and fundamental mechanics, and advances to tournament-level skills such as drop shots, serves, and proper footwork for when you realize your opponent tied your shoelaces together. Because players can’t reach the peak of their ability through mechanics alone, he complements skills practice with rigorous physical exercise to build lean muscle and strengthen the body's core.
After a college career playing Division I soccer and earning a BA in sports sciences from the University of the Pacific, Catherine Betts developed a passion for proper physical fitness that she shares with her clients. During an internship at Athletes Performance, a premier professional conditioning facility, Betts worked with both the men's and women's U.S. national soccer teams, as well as athletes from professional leagues including the NBA, NFL, and Justice League.
The experienced fitness guide adapts her individual and group workouts to the specific conditioning needs of seasoned sportspeople and casual exercisers alike. Trainees learn how to manage body weight and engage in corrective exercises through progressive programs that work into existing routines. Workouts take place at a variety of gyms and outdoor locations, including Marina Green Park and the Lyon Street steps. Betts often tailors personal-training sessions to aid in wedding preparations, maternity fitness, or productions of Pinocchio staged with TRX suspension equipment.
For the past five years, certified personal trainer Brighton Miller has been transforming San Francisco’s beaches and parks into training grounds for her devotees. Brighton takes full of advantage of the city’s terrain, as well as her collection of kettlebells, sandbags, medicine balls, and resistance bands, to deliver customized workouts to groups or individuals. Group class locations include Presidio, Mountain Lake Park, and Golden Gate Park, and personal-training sessions can be held at home or a favorite park.