30 Day-Bootcamp enlists an array of dynamic exercises to blast calories, sculpt muscles, and bolster confidence with women?s fitness classes. During fitness and weight-loss boot-camp sessions, instructors guide clients through 45-minute circuits that combine light strength training, plyometrics, cardio exercises, Pilates, and intense cheeseburger slandering to build endurance and foster trimmer, healthier bodies. Classes are conducted outdoors across multiple Bay Area locations.
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.
Sometimes, it's impossible to keep all of the peacefulness in one place. Such was the case for the yoga instructors behind You and the Mat / Piedmont School of Yoga, which recently expanded their harmonious empire to include a brand new studio in Oakland's East Bay. Their expansion also helped preserve a local legacy, rescuing some of the most distinguished instructors of the venerable Piedmont Yoga Studio from disbandment. These include Piedmont co-founder Richard Rosen, who joins senior instructors including Leslie Howard, JoAnn Lyons, and Yoko Yoshikawa on a team sporting multiple decades of shared experience.
Here, inside two 1,200 square foot practice rooms, these seasoned instructors lead students through yoga and meditation classes calibrated for every experience and ability level. Whether they're relaxing in the flickering glow of Candlelight Yoga, developing awareness and attention to detail with Annie Carpenter's SmartFLOW yoga, increasing range of motion during Yoga For Flexibility, or recentering with Mindfulness Meditation, students practice their craft in a studio built around education and openness.
The studio's positive qualities don't end there; designed for maximum eco-responsibility, the space lets people improve themselves while simultaneously improving the environment around them. In addition to classes, the space also hosts a fine arts gallery dedicated to yoga-inspired art.
Nestled in the center of West Oakland, YogaLove Oakland is a community-centered yoga studio that believes in small class sizes and personalized attention. Its certified instructors offer everything from classes teaching the basics of yoga to sessions for moms-to-be and advanced students. Owner and director Treina Alexander, an RYT-500 instructor, leads a team of RYT-200 and RYT-500 teachers whose styles focus on different aspects of yoga such as flow, meditation, heart opening, gentle movement, and energy flow.
In a Level 2 class, yogis practice more challenging poses and breathing skills, while in Level 3 classes, they gain strength and flexibility with a focus on breathing and visualizing themselves as a rubber band. Everything students need for class is provided, including filtered water, yoga mats, and a hand towel, and YogaLove Oakland is only three blocks from the West Oakland BART station.
Boring workouts are a thing of the past at Oakland Fitness Company. Depending on the day, trainees might find themselves swinging a kettlebell on the sidewalk, wielding a battle rope, or busting out sets of BOSU ball pushups. The large, open-layout gym accommodates a variety of training, from one-one-one or small-group sessions to larger classes. Students can build strength and endurance with TRX suspension training, calisthenics, plyometrics, weight training, and agility drills, and work on flexibility and recovery with foam rolling and stretching.
Owner, trainer, and nutrition consultant Mike Beatrice founded Oakland Fitness Company in 2012 with the hopes of not only providing a place for students to cross train, but also to provide nutritional guidance. He offers one-on-one nutrition training and provides specifically designed meal programs to help trainees achieve better overall health.
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.