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As they enter the training at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

2528 Blanding Ave
Alameda,
CA
US

Chelsea Martin dabbled in ballet, jazz, and salsa before she truly began to experiment with dance. Belly dance proved to be the catalyst for her evolution?she studied under several experts and performed with ensembles throughout California, mastering the sinuous moves enough to hold her own classes and blend in at snake family reunions. When hip-hop entered her repertoire, Chelsea didn't want to split her energy between the two styles. Instead, she blended them, inventing Belly Dance Funk techniques that she also teaches in addition to Zumba routines. With multiple upcoming showcases and a tireless passion for choreography, Chelsea plans to continue shaping and sharing her signature moves.

2700 Brookdale Ave.
Oakland,
California
US

We Run This Fitness seeks to make fitness affordable and accessible to everyone with a diverse array of classes, services, and special events. Staff at the San Jose-based business partner with health clubs across the country to bring clients individualized personal-training programs and group fitness classes, with a dedicated gym location in the works for 2015. They also organize fun seasonal runs such as a Halloween Day 5K, a Mother's Day Run, and more.

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Oakland,
CA
US

Members of Alameda Athletic Club make use of cardio equipment, free weights, and exercise classes before rewarding their taxed bodies with restorative massages. A one-month membership unbars a fitness fortress, as members gain access to cardio and weight rooms and an unlimited number of classes, including Pilates, yoga, and TV repair. Zumba sessions bounce to the beat of Latin rhythms, and boxing classes arm students with self-defense. Women can sweat and strive in the private exercise room, and all members can enjoy an invigorating spell in the sauna.

1226 Park St
Alameda,
CA
US

Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2014

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Free street parking

Pro Tip: Arrive 10 minutes early to register for your first class. Have fun, keep moving, and fake it till you make it.

3468 Midvale Avenue
Oakland,
CA
US

As an LGBTQ gym, The Perfect Sidekick aims to create a safe, welcoming environment where anyone can feel comfortable striving to meet their personal fitness goals. The intimately sized space emphasizes a sense of community between the members and the dedicated trainers, who provide encouragement and support while pushing visitors to challenge themselves.

Instead of unwieldy machines, the gym stocks kettlebells, resistance bands, and free weights for guests seeking to strengthen and tone their muscles. The trainers also lead small group classes that provide a bit more focused guidance, including cardio-intensive interval training, Vinyasa-style yoga, and lengthy jogs around the subterranean particle accelerator.

2706 Park Boulevard
Oakland,
CA
US