An energetic workout could be heard far and wide in the parking lot of the Park & Shop shopping center in Concord promoting the fitness gym Shapes Fitness for Women which is opening soon on the second floor of a building at the far end near Rockin Crawfish. Find out more on the Concord page here.
Shapes® has been involved in women’s fitness for over 26 years. Our first location opened in 1990 and we have been helping women achieve their fitness goals every since. The impetus for Shapes® to open a fitness operation that was 100% focused at women was driven by the mainstream desire to live a healthy lifestyle and female fitness had been influenced by the likes of Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton, Bobby Riggs, Jane Fonda and so many others who with the development of new technology, brought health and fitness into your home.
Handworks of Danville closed last month in Danville and Oregon-based cycling studio StarCycle will be opening their first Bay Area franchise studio in this location. Note that they will offer childcare. Find out more about the classes and founders here.
StarCycle is a unique indoor cycling experience utilizing music and choreography. Each StarCycle class is a candlelit 45-minute, full-body energetic, inspirational and balanced cardio ride. No experience is required, and all are welcome. Our instructors will guide you on a fun, sustainable, low-impact, high-energy fitness experience that offers major results for both body and mind. We are excited to ride with you!
The Australian-based gym F45 Training, which features high-intensity interval training (HIIT), circuit training, and functional training is opening very soon at Main Street Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek where Ross is located. Check out their 31 45 minute training workouts here and watch for updates on their Facebook page here. Maybe they should team up with Baskin-Robbins to offer one of their 31 flavors upon successful completion of your first workout? 🍦
The fitness studio TruFusion will be coming to downtown Walnut Creek in Plaza Escuela according to the latest leasing information. This is where Spirit Halloween and Sports Authority used to be so it’s quite large at over 15,000 sf.
With over 65 different styles of classes, and up to 240 unlimited classes per week, TruFusion provides diverse and innovative styles to help you find your edge. Heated and non-heated classes include yoga, barre, Pilates, bootcamp, boxing, cycle, aerial, kettlebell, and battle ropes. With the fusion of heat up to 103 degrees and humidity up to 40%, your experience will be taken to another level. TruFusion classes allow our members to burn up to 800 calories in one class.
Thanks to a reader for sending word that Anytime Fitness is coming to Orinda Theatre Square where Entourage Spa and Salon used to be (since relocated across the street). Find out more about the membership here and coaching and training services here.
Last month we learned that personal training and boxing gym The Star Method gym would be relocating within downtown Walnut Creek and they have now opened. Find out more about the trainers here and check out class rates here. They still have grand opening special pricing available and their grand opening party is this Friday, July 13th. More details on the Facebook event page here.
The kickboxing gym iLoveKickboxing is planning on opening mid-July in the Avalon apartment complex near the Pleasant Hill BART station in Walnut Creek. Check out more details on their Walnut Creek page here.
iLoveKickboxing is what happened when we took the workouts that get professional fighters so fit… and made them accessible to ANYONE looking to get in awesome shape.
But we didn’t stop there.
We added loud, energizing music to get your heart racing… passionate instructors who really care about you, motivate you every step of the way… and a community of support and friendship lifts you up when you’re feeling down.
Adam Nijem is a fitness professional who specializes in boxing and personal training. As a youth he played every sport he could get his hands on and eventually pursued a career in Mixed Martial Arts and turned professional in 2013. After retiring in 2016 he instructed corporate wellness-fitness programs at premier companies in the Bay Area. His training have effectively been used to improve creative team building by using fitness and mental growth to promote confidence. Adam has been giving private lessons for 7 years and taught at the best fight and boutique gyms in the area.
The highly anticipated Omni Fight Club has opened at the Agora apartment complex in downtown Walnut Creek. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.
From a press release:
With a focus on fun, tough, fitness, Omni Fight Club officially opened in Walnut Creek on April 7th. The club provides an unlimited, all-inclusive studio experience, featuring strength training, kickboxing, nutrition information and experienced coaches. OFC offers cutting-edge equipment, engaging music and knowledgeable programming that’s effective for all fitness and wellness goals. There are no contracts or joining fees.
The gym City Sports Club is set to open tomorrow at the Veranda shopping center in Concord. Interestingly you can peek through the windows from the outside to look at the pool. I wonder if they’ll add some privacy screening to the windows…