At Yoga Fountain, proprietor Renee Sera and a staff of eminently qualified instructors guide students of all ages, body types, and levels of ability through the healing art of yoga. Classes create a supportive atmosphere that's welcoming to newcomers as they master the fundamental flows and postures of level I and II courses or move on to the more intense movements of advanced sessions. With its flexibility and resistance exercises tailored to the needs of each individual, regular yoga practice can boost overall wellness and help build muscle tone and posture before attempts at the world record for walking with a dictionary on your head.
Voted Best Gym in the Bay Area 2011 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, World Gym San Francisco is home to plentiful cardio and weight machines, group fitness classes, and chiropractic care facilities. After receiving a towel in the sea foam-green lobby, guests set foot in one of the gym's spacious exercise rooms to stretch on mats while waiting for exercise balls to hatch into personal trainers. Inside cardio rooms equipped with flat screen TVs, guests can catch up on news while their hearts catch up on skipped beats.
Steam rooms and dry saunas relax bodies tuckered from group classes such as boxing, spin, and yoga. A cafe vends fresh smoothies approved by the gym's nutrition programs, and a tanning bed bronzes newly toned physiques.
Pilates equipment ranges from basic fitness mats to more complex apparatuses, such as Reformers, Cadillacs, and Oldsmobiles. At Centered Body Pilates, Oona Nelson and her staff make use of all this gear during their one-on-one sessions and group classes. They even take their mats on the road for onsite sessions at clients' homes. Regardless of where the workouts take place, they can be tailored for an array of fitness needs, including sports training and prenatal exercise.