Gyms in Piedmont

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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Three or Six Group Lessons at Tango Nation Inc. (Up to 51% Off)

Tango Nation Inc.

Tango Nation

Leaders and followers learn basic to advanced tango techniques during lessons taught by experienced instructors

$45 $22

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Two Aerobics Classes at Bellyfit Bay Area With Nancy (67% Off)

Bellyfit Bay Area With Nancy

Redwood Heights

From the merchant: Bellyfit blends dance moves from around the world for a unique fitness class guaranteed to help women feel great!

$15 $5

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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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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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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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Four or Eight Barrelates™, Xbarre, or Torch Classes at PHYSIQA (Up to 64% Off)

PHYSIQA

Piedmont Avenue

Barrelates™ sessions blend cardio, barre, and Pilates; Torch burns calories with interval training; and Xbarre is a combination of both

$88 $32

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Kinesthetic Exercise Sciences (75% Off)

Kinesthetic Exercise Sciences

Oakland

One-hour small-group boot camps burn calories and build lean muscle with high-intensity workouts

$100 $25

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Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Anywhere Trainers (49% Off)

Anywhere Trainers

Oakland

Unlimited attendance at any of our weekend boot camps for six weeks through our program membership.

$59 $30

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$60 for $120 Worth of Boot Camp at Focused Fitness Solutions

Focused Fitness Solutions

Oakland

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

$120 $60

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One-Month Gym Membership or 5 or 10 Classes at FLEX (Up to 66% Off)

FLEX

Piedmont Avenue

Well-rounded gym offers everything from yoga and boot camp classes to separate areas stocked with free weights and cardio equipment

$48.95 $24

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Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Trans4mation Fitness (Up to 60% Off)

Trans4mation Fitness

Coliseum North

A certified personal trainer helps create individualized workouts and nutrition plans customized to meet clients’ goals

$80 $39

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10- or 20- Class Pass or Three Private Training Sessions at Boxing for Health (Up to 82% Off)

Boxing for Health

Oakland

Boxing coaches teach footwork, combinations, and punches in a gym with a regulation sized ring and 14 heavy bags

$125 $27

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10 or 20 Adult Martial-Arts Classes, Including Registration at Bay Area Martial Arts (Up to 87% Off)

Bay Area Martial Arts

Grand Lake

Students learn kung fu moves and train with rattan sticks during self-defense martial arts classes

$220 $29

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Group Training Classes with Four Private Training Sessions at The Perfect Sidekick (Up to 77% Off)

The Perfect Sidekick

Oakland

Small groups of eight to ten people build muscle and burn off fat in a safe space

$225 $86

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Two Personal Training Sessions at Trained By DeVon (65% Off)

Trained By Devon

Oakland

From the merchant: Let DeVon help you become your best today!

$170 $59

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One or Two Months of Saturday Boxing Boot Camp Classes at Phight Club (Up to 60% Off)

Phight Club

Oakland

Get in shape while learning how to box under expert coaches at gym renowned for producing professional fighters

$40 $18

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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

Flying Yoga owner Laura Camp draws on her experience with contemporary dance, circus aerials, and various yoga modalities to create her studio’s curriculum, incorporating elements from a number of strength disciplines to ease students into a new practice or push seasoned exercisers to the next level. Laura cultivates a noncompetitive, judgment-free atmosphere where guests can feel comfortable trying their hands, arms, and legs at Ashtanga- and Vinyasa-style yoga poses, engaging Zumba dance steps, and muscle-sculpting body-weight exercises while hanging safely from a TRX suspension system.

Throughout each class, instructors encourage pupils to modify techniques or utilize the center's posture-aiding blocks and straps to accommodate physical limitations or injury. Inside the recently renovated and expanded studio, instructors keep students engaged in workout sessions by playing music during class or ratcheting the temperature up to 90 degrees, which helps to purge bodies of toxin-laden perspiration and parasitic ice sculptures.

4308 Telegraph Ave.
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

Alison Roessler, the owner of and an instructor at Urban Wild Fitness, and her Pilates- and ACE-certified trainers, who speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Vietnamese, help everyone from advanced athletes to novice exercisers carve lean muscles with boot-camp sessions, personal training, and body-sculpting classes. They teach their students to have a positive relationship with food and view it is a source of fuel for a healthy body, rather than a source of anxiety or ammunition in a fight. During outdoor boot camps, which train 20–25 participants to work their abdominals and strengthen extremities, Roessler tailors workouts to fit individuals. Her personal-training sessions further personalize exercises with athletic-performance training or extreme weight loss. Roessler also volunteers her expertise to train young Costa Rican athletes and middle schoolers, who typically run laps while memorizing Judy Bloom passages.

614 Grand Ave
Oakland,
CA
US