Health & Fitness in Oakland

One or Three 60-Minute Acupuncture Treatments with Herbal Consultations at Left Coast Acupuncture (Up to 81% Off)

Left Coast Acupuncture

Fairview Park

Acupuncture treatments help ease mental stress and physical pain by stimulating pressure points and realigning energy flows

$75 $17

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Three Fitness Classes from Personal Training & Coaching with Spencer (74% Off)

Personal Training & Coaching With Spencer

Oakland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$450 $117

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Three or Five Circus Classes at Kinetic Arts Center (Up to 39% Off)

Kinetic Arts Center

West Oakland

A different way to work out and stay fit without the typical gym experience; lessons include yoga, Pilates, aerial arts, and hand balancing

$114 $69

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5K Run for One or Two from Deborah Riley at We Run This Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

We Run This Fitness - Deborah Riley

Lake Merritt

Run the 5K course around the lake in the park; post-race, enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment

$40 $15

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Chiropractic Package with Exam, Consultation & One or Two Adjustments from Laurie Wonnell, D.C. (Up to 69% Off)

Laurie Wonnell, D.C.

Piedmont Avenue

Consultation and exam identify troublesome spots while adjustments aim to realign vertebrae and alleviate pressure

$125 $39

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$15 for a One-Hour Group Tennis Lesson (All Levels) from Denton Desquitado ($30 Value)

D2 Tennis

Mills College

USPTA-certified instructor and former D1 college player teaches tennis fundamentals during lessons at Mills College

$30 $15

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$55 for $100 Groupon — Awareness Through Movement Oakland

Awareness Through Movement Oakland

Oakland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $55

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$54 for $120 Groupon — Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Grand Lake

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$120 $54

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LASIK Eye Surgery Package for One or Both Eyes at The LASIK Vision Institute (Half Off)

The LASIK Vision Institute

Oakland

LASIK procedure performed by an experienced specialist with a company that has performed over 1 million eye surgeries nationwide

$1,400 $699

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5 or 10 Turbo Boxing Classes at Emi TKB (Up to 62% Off)

Emi TKB

Laurel

Learn non-combative kickboxing techniques from seasoned instructors while growing stronger and more flexible

$60 $24

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$125 for an In-Office Zoom! Teeth-Whitening Treatment at Lake Merritt Dental ($600 Value)

Lake Merritt Dental

Downtown

Dental team applies hydrogen peroxide gel that activates under UVA light to hoist out stains and leave teeth whiter

$600 $125

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$15 for $30 Worth of Aerobics — U-Jam Fitness

U-jam Fitness

Fruitvale Station

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$30 $15

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$6 for $12 Worth of Cheerleading — Pyramid Allstarz Cheer Class

Pyramid Allstarz Cheer Class

Rockridge

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$12 $6

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5 or 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Brooklyn Academy Roots (Up to 69% Off)

Brooklyn Academy Roots

Produce and Waterfront

Yoga classes teach Vinyasa and Hatha styles to help strength, stretch, and relax bodies; Pilates classes focus on strengthening core

$65 $20

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10 or 20 Cardio Hip Hop, Bodywerk Dance Fitness, or Zumba Classes at In the Groove Studios (Up to 66% Off)

In the Groove Studios

Downtown

One-hour dance classes teach students the moves of hip-hop, popping, and Zumba

$100 $45

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$44 for Chiropractic Consultation and One-Hour Massage at Oakbay Chiropractic ($200 Value)

Oakbay Chiropractic

Pill Hill

Chiropractor susses out causes for pain, and then eases tension and aches during a one-hour massage

$200 $44

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Laser Nail-Fungus Removal for One or Both Feet at Advanced Foot Clinic in Oakland (72% Off)

Advanced Foot Clinic

Oakland

Lasers destroy fungal infections, allowing clean nails to grow in naturally.

$900 $249

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Lessons at U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu (Up to 73% Off)

U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu

Chinatown

Black-belt instructors train students in traditional Shaolin kung fu, with an emphasis on self-defense and self-discipline

$100 $30

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$26 for 10 Drop-In Classes at Monkey Yoga Shala ($150 Value)

Monkey Yoga Shala

Lakeshore

Yoga classes offered morning and evening

$150 $26

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The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

520 20th Street
Oakland,
California
US

21 years ago, Ellie Herman worked as a professional dancer and choreographer, running her own company in San Francisco. She loved her work, but she had bills to pay. So, naturally, she took on a side job; she became the professional wrestler known as "Ruth Less." As soon as she began tossing fellow wrestlers around, she incurred a serious knee injury that threatened to end both of her careers. Luckily for her, the nearby St. Francis Hospital of Dance Medicine offered surgery-free rehabilitation through Pilates. Ellie did the workouts for months, and returned to her company an even better dancer than she'd been before her injuries. Later, as a masters student at NYU, Pilates once again helped her recover from hip pain. She discovered an ability to innovate within the bounds of Pilates, and resolved to become a teacher.

She opened the aptly named Ellie Herman Studio, where she continues to teach today. True to her inspiration, she uses Pilates as a basis on which to innovate better forms of corrective movement. So far, she's written nine books on the subject. She invented her own piece of equipment, the Pilates Springboard, which compresses the size and cost of the more traditional Pilates wall unit. She also developed a blend of Pilates and gait training, to help people stave of injury by becoming conscious of the way they move their legs in every day life, which helps to prevent things such as rolling ankles or randomly kicking strangers.

3931 Grand Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Jill Dailey McIntosh has always been intrigued by the human body and how it moves?so much so that she graduated in 1991 with a kinesiology degree and soon thereafter decided to open her own Pilates teaching studio. But it wasn't until years later that this curiosity would manifest itself in a single question: "How can one aggressively transform the shape of their body while still maintaining proper alignment of the spine?" Eventually Jill began to examine her diverse fitness background, pulling low-impact movements from ballet, Pilates, and even orthopedic-exercise routines to create the basis for her fitness style, The Dailey Method.

Now, more than a decade later, Dailey's fitness routine has ballooned into studios sprawled across more than 10 states and gained praise from Self, Allure, FitPregnancy, and InStyle magazines. Regardless of the location, instructors remain true to Jill's mission of offering a diverse series of exercises that focus on toning and lengthening the body while lengthening the spine and building strong core muscles.

4409 Piedmont Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Tony Carr was something of a renaissance man, simultaneously holding degrees from UCLA and UC Irvine, working on a vaccine for Alzheimer's, and preparing for a sailboat race to Hawaii. His regatta ambitions, however, were unjustly cut short by a debilitating lower-spine injury. Despite this twist of fate, Tony persisted, and took up Bikram yoga at the Bikram Yoga College of India as just the latest endeavor of a man with diverse ambitions. Within one month, his symptoms had been alleviated, and within four months they had almost vanished completely.

Tony had found his new passion, and he immersed himself in it with enough enthusiasm to lose 30 pounds—the average British child's entire net worth—and transform his body in the process. He traveled to India and studied personally with Bikram Choudhury, the father of Bikram yoga. Tony became certified to teach in 1998. Now he leads classes at Bikram Yoga College of India, where he guides students through the 26 postures in the hopes that they, too, can transform their lives.

478 Santa Clara Avenue
Oakland,
CA
US

Monkey Yoga Shala's attentive instructors help students hone energy, balance, and strength with individualized instruction in a variety of specialized yoga classes. The studio's signature Isometric Monkey yoga melds aspects of dance, martial arts, and Ashtanga yoga to create an exhilarating low-impact workout. Additionally, resistance stretches lengthen limbs as instructors personally assist students in finding their most comfortable pose. In Vinyasa classes, aspiring yogis harness deliberate breathing to flow through asanas and backbends with the grace of a swan performing downward-facing dog. New mothers gather for 90-minute Mom & Baby sessions, toting tots through a series of mind-body exercises designed to increase energy and facilitate more focused baby-bottle juggling. Monkey Yoga's flexible roster of early-morning and late-night classes beckons participants to the spacious studio, which glows with natural light and hardwood floors polished well enough to reflect the radiance emanating from students? auras.

3215 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

The healing hands of Bay Area Restorative Massage Therapy facilitate a wellness philosophy that strives to maintain optimal health through customized pain relief sessions. Combining Eastern and Western techniques, various massage modalities aid clients in padding flexibility, circulation, and tranquility levels according to their needs and Myers-Briggs typology.

Applied with light to medium pressure, Swedish massage stimulates nerve endings and boosts circulation with broad strokes in a gentle session that's well-suited to first-time massage recipients. Aching kernels of connective tissue unravel under an hour of intensive pressure during deep-tissue massage honed by turning terra-cotta statues into malleable mounds of play-doh. A gentle dry brushing begins the hot-stone massage's muscle and vertebrae therapy before warm oil and polished rocks plucked from the sun's cobblestone streets radiate healing heat waves into their blissful target.

1611 Telegraph Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

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