The Best Health and Wellness Coaches in Marin

Leigh Claxton board

Taking care of yourself has never been more important in these post-pandemic times, and there are few better places than Marin to revitalize yourself; mind, body, and soul. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Leigh Claxton (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin Health and Wellness Coach Bar picks see below.

Our 2023 Fitness & Sports category sponsor is The Club at Harbor Point.

We’ve broken it down by region: Southern, Central Marin and mobile.

Southern | Central | Mobile

Southern Marin

Leigh Claxton

Mill Valley

With over 30 years of experience teaching indoor and outdoor fitness classes in the Bay Area, Leigh Claxton has built a dedicated following and transformed the lives of plenty of fitness lovers. She has certificates and licenses in multiple disciplines of cycling, TRX, Pilates, yoga and personal training.

100 Shoreline Hwy Suite 100, Bldg A, Mill Valley

Central Marin

Skaar Fitness Training Studio


Since starting his personal training business in 2008, Stein-Erik Skaar has built a reputation as an energetic and empathetic trainer and health coach in Marin County. Stein uses his background as a college athlete, outdoor enthusiast and bootcamp/TRX class instructor to create his own unique brand of workouts. 

1106 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 415.847.6861

Thought Partners


Many people struggle with stress or feeling unfulfilled, especially after the pandemic, and Thought Partners’ mission is to help you revitalize your life. Whether you’re dealing with burnout or anxiety, consider giving Thought Partners a call for their free 20 minute consultation and see if they’re the right fit for you. 

810 College Ave., Kentfield, 415.991.3443

Nan Foster


From recipes that are as delicious as they are nutritious to techniques that improve sleep, Nan Foster’s approach is less about hitting the gym and more about the habits and foods that affect wellness. An AFMC Certified Health Coach, she’s here to work on your lifestyle from the ground up. 

Ross, 415.307.6955

Lori Holscher

San Rafael and Mill Valley

It might be tough to chase a dream, but Lori Holscher is here to strengthen and support everyone she teaches. Her sessions are often at a different time each day to accommodate as many tricky work schedules as possible — make sure to sign up for Lori’s classes as soon as they pop up.

4050 Redwood Highway, San Rafael, 415.300.6533


Binay Curtis

Binay Curtis energizes clients through her enthusiastic and holistic approach to health and wellness. She offers virtual and in-person HIIT classes, live or recorded, nutritional reboot programs, carefully curated and delicious Bounty Bags, and a private label supplement line. 

Clara Gray

Clara Gray is a Certified Integrative Yoga teacher and an ACE Personal Trainer. Her method involves utilizing yoga as a tool for therapy, connecting mind and body to help balance out the struggles of daily life. She also offers programs for those with various chronic illnesses or other medical conditions who may have difficulty with other fitness routines. 

Susan Ezra

Co-author of Guided Imagery and Beyond; Stories of Healing and Transformation, Susan Ezra has many years of experience in holistic treatments, such as Reiki and Chi Gong. She also boasts 20 years of working in hospice care as a registered nurse, making her more than familiar with pain management.



The Club at Harbor Point: 2023 Best of the County Fitness & Sports

Club at Harbor Point
Providing friendly and professional service in a social resort atmosphere, Harbor Point boasts a clubhouse, restaurant, pool, tennis courts and fitness center. Owner and general manager Patrick Kalinski is part of a family that has owned and operated the club since the 1960s.

What are some fitness trends you’ve liked throughout the years?
Seeing tennis surge again during and after the pandemic was encouraging. Mobility and core strengthening, like pilates, Gyrotonic and yoga continues to grow in popularity.
What was your biggest tennis tournament moment?
Having Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf play on our courts during our Esurance Tennis Classic was magical. Also, having the oldest living Grand Slam Champion in the world, Vic Seixas, as a part of our community is an honor.
What is something you love about the club?
The original plans for the Harbor Point development had a 100 + berth marina, but because this never happened we now have such a beautiful view of the open water, with seals, bat rays, pelicans, egrets and more.