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The Star Method Gym Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1372 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

A new gym focusing on personal training and boxing called The Star Method has opened on the second floor where CREAM is located in downtown Walnut Creek. Find out more about the trainer, Adam Nijem, here.

From their website:

The Star Method is not a diet, boot camp, or a quick fix to lose weight. The Star Method helps turn health and fitness into an organic way of life, rather than a pesky chore. More than just fitness classes, weight training, or any exercise, we’ve developed new age way to becoming more athletic by taking the best of sports and applying them to our fitness regimen. With our main role being positive lifestyle advocates, The Star Method has been proven to work for everyone from corporate teams, to fitness enthusiast, to competitive athletes.

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Just 40 Fitness Coming to Concord


2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord

A new fitness gym called Just 40 Fitness is coming to the Concord shopping center where Buffalo Wild Wings is located on Diamond Blvd. across the street from where the new Veranda shopping center will be. They will also be opening in Pleasant Hill next to T.J. Maxx.

From their website:

No more rushing to reserve a spot at a class. There are no class times at Just 40 Fitness. A new circuit begins every 5 minutes. Come in at your convenience.

8 Stations. Multiple Exercises. We are going to keep you moving and sweating through the stations in our 40-minute circuit. Our workout changes everyday to keep you refreshed, challenged, and eager for more. Your body needs constant stimulation to avoid plateauing.

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Align Yoga Opening in Pleasant Hill


1521 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Thanks to a reader for sending word about a new yoga studio called Align Yoga coming to Pleasant Hill. Their grand opening will be June 23rd – June 25th anounced soon and they will offer various yoga classes including hot yoga. Check out their classes here, rates here, and read about the instructors here. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.

From their website:

Our goal is to create a space for the yoga community that provides balance, health and wellness to it’s members. Align Yoga’s philosophy is to offer a variety of yoga classes and styles, suitable to all levels and aid in everyone’s yoga journey.

Our classes will be at varying temperatures depending on the class. The benefits of hot yoga are for everyone. The heat is a tool to increase flexibility by warming the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. It improves range of motion and balance. The heat and humidity of the room detoxes the body through sweating. Our yoga rooms and sauna use the latest technology of infrared heat to detox and heal the body from the inside out.

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Club Pilates Opening in Lafayette Plaza Center in June


Plaza Center, Lafayette

A new Pilates studio called Club Pilates, with over 200 studios nationwide, is coming to Plaza Center behind Whole Foods in Lafayette. According to a post card on the door the grand opening will be June 3rd and 4th where they will offer demo classes, 25% off all retails merchandise, earlybird discounts and hourly raffles & vendor giveaways.

From their website:

The widest array of classes available anywhere, designed to challenge students at every level and target exactly what you want to work on most.
Brand-new state of the art equipment in every studio, including not just Reformers, but the entire array of Pilates tools: the Chair, the Springboard, the Barre. And the TRX Training System. You’ll get a complete Pilates workout, every time.
The best value in Pilates, with unexpectedly low prices that allow you to dedicate yourself to Pilates for life.

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9Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness Opens in New Walnut Creek Location


1508 Sunnyvale Ave, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that 9Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness has opened in a new location in Walnut Creek right near N. Main St. on Sunnyvale Ave. Their other Walnut Creek location is in the Nob HIll shopping center on Oak Grove Rd.

From their website:

9Round is a specialized fitness center for people who want an unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing themed fitness program that incorporates a functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The programs consist of a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by a World Champion Kickboxer.

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Atma Yoga Opens in Orinda


99 Brookwood Rd., Orinda

A new yoga studio called Atma Yoga has opened in Orinda above the A.L.M.A. music school. Check out their schedule here. See what types of yoga are offered here.

From their website:

We believe yoga, being the union of heart, mind, and body is more than just a type of physical exercise. The name of our studio is a Sanskrit word (Ātma) which means one’s soul, spirit, or truest self. It is the essence of who we are internally and who we are seeking to become. We believe this best describes the philosophy of our practice and our mission.

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Lagree Method Studio CB Fit Opens in Walnut Creek


1840 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that a new Lagree Method fitness studio called CB Fit opened recently in Walnut Creek near the DMV. Learn more about the 45 minute class here, checkout pricing here and see their schedule (scroll down) here.

From their website:

We emphasize CORE stabilization, using a patented machine called the Megaformer, through increased strength and BALANCE that are powered by the patented Lagree Fitness Method. The innovative celebrity trainer Sebastien Lagree created both Megaformer and Method using progressive spring based resistance so that clients have control of the intensity level while maintaining low impact on the joints.

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Orangetheory Fitness coming to Orinda – Lease Pending…


25A Orinda Way, Orinda

The heart rate-based gym OrangeTheory Fitness is popping all over the East Bay and beyond with the latest one planned for a new development in Orinda across from the library. According to What’s Up Downtown Orinda, there is a lease pending for the ground level (“14K square feet of ground floor” is available in total) which needs approval from the Planning Department. Learn more about their heart rate-based workout routine here.