Most of us are familiar with the health benefits of yoga and exercise: improved flexibility, muscle building, increased focus — the list goes on. But if doing yoga or going to the gym doesn’t sound appealing, you can still get fit. Here’s a small sample of group workout classes throughout the county (and just over the bridge) that will get the job done.
|What||PURE BARRE||BURN||ROCO DANCE AND FITNESS||SOULCYCLE||THE DAILEY METHOD|
|Where||Mill Valley, San Rafael||Four San Francisco locations||Fairfax, Mill Valley||Larkspur||Corte Madera, Fairfax, Novato|
|About||Barre work plus special classes for newcomers, new moms and brides-to-be.||A nonstop circuit that includes cardio, weights and Pilates Springboard work.||Youth and adult classes ranging from ballet and modern dance to cardio hip-hop.||A mix of weights, core work and cardio, all performed on a stationary bike.||Focuses on alignment and posture. Offers classes moms can participate in with newborns.|
|Duration||55 minutes||55 minutes||1 hour or 1.5 hours||45 minutes||45 minutes or 1 hour|
|Cost per class||$23||$22||$18||$30, plus $3 shoe rental||$20-$25|
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Drop-In Fitness“.
Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.