Julia Millay Walsh | November 28, 2011 12:22 pmThe leftovers have been nibbled into extinction, so now it's time to burn those pumpkin-pie calories and shake off your Beaujolais blur! Sometimes the best way to kick-start a healthy habit is to switch up your usual exercise routine. Many of you probably have a membership to a neighborhood gym like Crunch, 24 Hour Fitness, or Equinox, but the treadmills, ellipticals, and packed classes can become stale and unmotivating after a while.Read More
Nancy Einhart | September 13, 2011 5:05 pmSan Francisco Summer is right around the corner, and Pop 5 favorite gym Crunch (various locations) just released its Fall class schedule — perfectly timed for any last-ditch efforts at sleeveless shape-ups. Here are four classes I suggest you try ASAP, and one you don't.
Diesel Michele at FitSugar introduced me to this awesome circuit-training class for short attention spans.Read More
Nancy Einhart | July 6, 2011 9:26 amTo get you in shape this Summer, I'm sampling group fitness classes that will make swimsuit and sleeveless season as painless as possible. This week, I checked out Chisel at the Polk Street outpost of Crunch (2330 Polk St., 415-292-5444). Though I didn't actually do any crunches, my abs were sore for two straight days after this class, and in swimsuit high season, that is a high compliment.Read More
Nancy Einhart | June 24, 2011 11:39 amTo get you in shape this Summer, I'm sampling group fitness classes that will make swimsuit and sleeveless season as painless as possible. This week's class I chose based on the name alone: Total Body Blast, which sounded promising, if not quite as literal as Bikini Body Sculpt at Equinox.
Offered at one of my all-time favorite gyms, The Sports Club/LA (747 Market St., 415-633-3900), Total Body Blast combines all your fitness needs into one tidy hour.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | June 22, 2011 12:00 amBetween the midnight bottle feedings, the diaper changes, and cleaning up the Cheerios on the floor, finding the time (and motivation) to make it to the gym, not to mention a babysitter, seems impossible. But miracles happen, mom, so get your butt over to Baby Boot Camp in the Marina with our offer for $75 for one month of unlimited classes, a $150 value.
Certified personal trainer Jackie Katz began her Crissy Field and Lyon Street steps classes four years ago and has since helped dozens of new and "seasoned" moms get their pre-baby bodies back.Read More
Nancy Einhart | June 14, 2011 4:00 pmSan Francisco doesn't give us many opportunities to don bikinis, but vacations do, and it's time to start sweating swimsuit and sleeveless season. To get you in shape, I'm sampling group fitness classes that will make the moment of truth easier to face. First up: the bikini body sculpt class at Equinox (301 Pine St., 415-593-4000), one of our Pop 5 best gyms.Read More
Nancy Einhart | May 11, 2011 12:29 pmLooking for a way to get fit? How about five ways? Last week we asked for your suggestions for the best fitness classes in SF, and you came back with some fabulous full-body workouts.Read More