September is Self-Improvement month, which means it’s a great time to pick up a new healthy hobby, learn a new skill, or get a massage (#treatyourself). Need ideas? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite fitness studios, spas, gear shops, and learning communities in the Bay.
Does your self-improvement regimen include getting a new job? These spots also happen to be great places to work.
Says the business: “Wheel House is a cutting-edge fitness studio dedicated to the combination of yoga, core strength classes and indoor cycling. We provide group fitness immersive experiences for people who want something more, benefitting both the mind and the body.”
Says the business: “The goal of Atlas Massage Center is your total well-being. Atlas Massage offers a diverse list of services like deep tissue, swedish and sport massage in San Francisco, California, to relax and invigorate your entire body. Whether you are looking to relax your muscles and calm your nerves or you are looking for deep treatment to relieve pain and muscle tightness, Atlas Massage has luxurious services for you.”
Says the business: “iLoveKickboxing takes the same workouts that pro fighters use to get so lean and toned... and makes them FUN and accessible. Any man or woman looking to shed those extra pounds, boost your fitness, and love life will love these classes. Our philosophy is fun, fun fun. We know if you love your workout, you'll keep it up. And if you keep it up, you'll finally get those results you've been longing for.”
Says the business: “At Funky Door, our mission is to make lifelong health and wellness the utmost fun by balancing a serious, rigorous workout with an upbeat, humor-inspired environment. We’ve got a big, bright, beautiful studio with teachers who are passionate about teaching yoga. Our certified instructors teach the Bikram yoga method, the original hot yoga, done in a carefully temperature and humidity controlled room. You’ll sweat like crazy, but when the class is finished you’ll feel incredible.”
Says the business: Sports Basement is a growing sporting goods retailer with eight locations in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as an online store. We take pride in selling the best brands at basement prices, but if you've ever been to the Basement, you probably know that that description doesn't really do us justice.
Says the business: We're Psoas Massage + Bodywork. And we create personalized treatment programs like no other. More sports massage, A.R.T., deep tissue and myofascial. Less Swedish. More sprains, strains, pulls, rehabilitation, and maintenance. Not just relaxation. So talk to us. Our intake specialists are here to listen. Tell us where it hurts, what pressure you prefer, and when you'd like to be in prime marathoning-swimming-dancing-climbing-traveling-balling-paddling-cycling-popping-locking-boarding-birthing-typing-gardening-downward dogging shape. We're up to the task. Because we're not a spa. We're a massage clinic.
Says the business: “Namaste’s mission is to empower our community with skills necessary for living a healthy, sustainable and sacred life. We internalize the importance of each individual’s journey and believe through the practice of yoga and wellness we can evolve together along our unique paths. In this pursuit to bring yoga to people we are dedicated to acting with integrity, compassion and inclusiveness. The heartbeat of our studio is our community and above all else we do what we do for you.”
Says the business: “Ride Oakland is Oakland's premier indoor cycling studio. We offer a FUN kick-butt cardio workout in an inviting, motivating, and friendly environment. Whether you come to improve your fitness, build strength, torch calories, de-stress, meet cool people, or just get away to have an hour to yourself, you will leave very sweaty, happy, and ready for your next challenge. Cycling. Fitness. Fun.”
Says the business: “Orangetheory® Fitness is a scientifically designed, one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Orangetheory's heart-rate-monitored workouts are designed to get participants within the target-training zone of 84 percent to 91 percent of their heart rate, which stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Led by highly skilled coaches, each Orangetheory Fitness workout incorporates endurance, strength and power elements through a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX® suspension training and free weights.”
Says the business: spavia day spa at the summit is located at the corner of so. virginia st. and mt. rose hwy, just a few doors down from the apple store. our guests love spavia because we provide superior guest services and a relaxing ambiance. we begin your relaxation experience from the moment you walk in the door. our guest advisors will provide you with a plush robe and sandals and lead you to our retreat area, which has reading material, comfortable seats, and hot teas and tea mints for you to enjoy. you will be well on your way on your journey to total relaxation by the time one of our experienced and skilled massage therapists or estheticians come to greet you. after that, you will be treated to one of our amazing spa treatments. while you experience pure bliss, we focus on providing you with the results you seek. whether you want a spa facial, massage, wax, or spray tan, our day spa can provide you with spa treatments that are customized to your needs.
Says the business: “At Kabuki Springs & Spa in San Francisco, we offer a wide variety of spa services including massages, facials, and body treatments. We also offer spa packages, specifically created to cater to a variety of needs.”
Says the business: “Right Start Music is the premier music school for busy parents looking to give their kids the gift of music. We make lessons easy for parents by bringing the teacher to their home, and we make lessons fun for students by hiring enthusiastic teachers who are great with kids.”
Says the business: “AVAC® is your family-owned favorite place for swim, tennis, fitness, and community. Explore our classes, meet our staff, and discover the AVAC® experience today!”