As Ross Valley CrossFit states on their website, they’re focused on creating a workout that’s “productive, not destructive.” That said, the CrossFit system is intense, and the trainers push their students to the limit during daily workouts populated with a variety of challenging but functional movements and exercises. Through the use of intuitive movements such as pushing, running, and pressing, they prepare class participants for anything the day can throw at them, from hauling groceries to fireman-carrying a large person, running a marathon, or climbing a mountain. They mix up routines each day to keep things interesting; students may perform pushups and deadlifts one session before swinging kettlebells and running sprints the next. Paired with nutritional advice, workouts help those of all ages and fitness levels slim down, enhance agility and flexibility, and build brawn across all muscle groups.
Equipment: Treadmill, Computrainer, Rowing Machine, TRX Korr CardioCoach
Students should bring: Something to drink and a towel. Their bike for cycling test.
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We answer all questions as all tests are one-on-one sessions. We provide photos of you during your test.
TIME 4 YOU Fiscal and Physical Fitness is a business with the rare double mission of training your body and your wallet at the same time. Their workouts have a goal that might seem strange at first: the trainers want their clients to be in the gym for as little time as possible. They're not lauding minimal effort, though; they simply want their clients to spend as much time in nature as possible, so they train them outdoors. After a sweat session, they can sit down with clients and offer an opinion on their investment portfolios, just like famed investment banker Jack LaLanne.
Patriotic pomp and personal wellbeing collide at the 4th of July Firecracker Run. To celebrate our nation's independence, runners clad in red, white, and blue zip across downtown Novato, just as George Washington once zipped across the Delaware on America's first jetski. The 4-mile course winds down Grant Street, where the Independence Day parade kicks off after the last runner crosses the finish line.
The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set
Equipment: Stability and Bosu balls, weights, calf stretcher, foam roller, etc.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Outdoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No