For the past five years, certified personal trainer Brighton Miller has been transforming San Francisco’s beaches and parks into training grounds for her devotees. Brighton takes full of advantage of the city’s terrain, as well as her collection of kettlebells, sandbags, medicine balls, and resistance bands, to deliver customized workouts to groups or individuals. Group class locations include Presidio, Mountain Lake Park, and Golden Gate Park, and personal-training sessions can be held at home or a favorite park.
The fully certified instructors at A Body of Work call on years of teaching experience, leading classes that combine movement, bodily awareness, and fitness within the center's bright, airy studios. In a variety of courses, teachers educate on fitness disciplines such as the Gyrotonic Expansion System, which employs special equipment to prompt joints, connective tissue, prehensile tails, and muscles to work in unison during stretching and strengthening movements. Group and private Pilates classes work to improve the posture and flexibility of bodies, and Hatha, Iyengar, and TriYoga practices burgeon focus, centeredness, and quests to discover inner koi ponds. The center also offers bodywork and massage, with therapeutic sessions ranging from deep-tissue and sports massage to trigger-point therapy and acupuncture.
High-profile television shows such as The Biggest Loser and Dr. Phil's Weight Loss Challenge have documented Shianne Lombard's ability to transform loose, flabby bodies into sculpted physiques. At Lombard Fitness, she delivers the same results off camera. Patrons tone and tighten their bodies during one-on-one, partnered, or group personal-training sessions. Lombard also leads boot-camp workouts.