I love the classes and the staff. I had been debating about joining a gym to build strength and honestly, the thought of going to a gym and doing machines was about as much as I could stand. I found Elevate from an Amazon Local offer and thought why not? The classes have kicked my butt and I have gotten stronger (on many levels) in a short period of time. I love the positive vibe, the affirmations to succeed and the energy of the staff and my fellow classmates. All levels of ability are there and all making progress. I find myself leaving a class with a big smile on my face and as I drive home I chuckle to myself, “I did that!”
In the past, I was intimidated by small studios. I was extremely self conscious about my level of fitness not being high enough to keep up in a small class.. It’s so easy to get lost amongst a large crowded class.
All fears went out the window once I got ELEVATED!
Every single staff member of Elevate is friendly. They get to know you and remember you. Don’t be self conscious. Everyone is there for self improvement. You get tons of personal attention in these classes unlike large chain gyms. Instructors come around and help you with your form or give you modifications should you need it. Don’t be intimidated if it appears someone is doing “better” than you. Everyone is at a different level and no one is there to judge you. Elevate is a welcoming and encouraging environment.
There are different classes but I suggest you try them ALL. Why? Because they’re fun. They make you sweat, they make you hurt, they make you SMILE and most importantly, they make you LOOK AND FEEL GOOD.
Fusion classes are my favorite. They are a mix of yoga, pilates, barre, and resistance training. It is quite possibly one of the best full body workouts I have ever done (more so than TRX!)
Elevate is extremely CLEAN. Just bring yourself, a towel (if you forget there are some there) a positive attitude and a smile! No need to lug around a yoga mat all day, those are provided as well.
Fellas, do not be put off by the ladies. These workouts are not “just for chicks” Try a few classes and see how much you can challenge yourself, I dare you.
I have missed Elevate SO MUCH since I’m rarely around the 1st location. Congrats on the 2nd location and welcome you all to Hayes Valley with an open heart and open arms!”
I can’t thank and recommend Elevate Group Fitness enough! I’m the type of person that walks into a gym, gets freaked out by all of the machines, and walks out. I love group settings when it comes to working out. Not only are you told and shown what to do, but everyone else around you is doing the same thing – and that level of encouragement is what keeps me going and coming back!
I absolutely love how Elevate incorporates various workouts into one. The class always starts out with an inspirational quote and a little bit of yoga. I have worked out at other studios before and have always thought that jumping into an intense work out was a little too much. The inspirational quote and yoga is genius and I often find myself repeating the quote to myself when I’m ready to fall over ;)! As soon as that is over, the class jumps right into intense cardio, followed by a mixture of pilates, resistance training, barre and even MMA moves. I love it all and absolutely love when the instructors mix it up. That way, I am never bored and continue to come back! Being said, this is a full body workout leaving you sweaty, sore and coming back for more!
The studio is exceptionally clean and I love how it has so much natural light! If it’s freezing outside, it is always warm. It’s also a very “safe” studio in that you can store all of your belongings and know that it will be safe.
Staff & Instructors: Thank you so much for your hard work in continuing to shape our bodies into what we’d like them to be!
Jada, the owner and one of the best instructors is just the sweetest. There has never been a time that I haven’t seen her smiling. You can tell she truly loves what she does. She will listen to her clients suggestions in bettering the studio and experience, which is great! I love taking her classes and the fact that she will always come around to ensure you have the right form. She’ll also randomly pop into a different instructors work out and have fun with her students!
Blake is a beast, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. At first, I was seriously afraid of his classes. I took one and it truly kicked my booty! However, after starting to take more and more classes at Elevate, I decided to quit being such a chicken and take more of Blake’s classes. I feel as though I can keep up now (I’m getting better at the 3 minute challenge!) and find myself signing up for Blake’s classes with a smile on my face. Blake is probably the most encouraging instructor at Elevate. I absolutely love all of the things he says before, during and right as the class is ending. He truly makes all of the students keep working their hardest and reminding each and every one of them that giving up is not an option! He is always smiling! Students: don’t be afraid of his classes! You will sweat, you will feel as though you will fall over, but the results you will get are amazing!
I love taking Justin’s classes on Tuesday mornings! Although Justin seems a little bit more “chill” than the other instructors, his classes are not! I love how he incorporates a few MMA / Boxing moves into the cardio part of the class. Being that my father was a boxing champion and has always “tried” to teach me a few moves, I really like that Justin does that! I also really appreciate how he will always make you stretch after a few minutes of a workout. That really helps with the soreness the next morning (or hour)! His music mix is probably my favorite and I find myself singing along the entire time. This helps the 55 minutes go by even quicker. Also, I love how he focuses on abs a lot!
Amanda is such a sweetheart and I love taking her classes! She is so encouraging and ALWAYS walks around to fix your form – so important! I feel as though her classes are very different from the boys’ and I like that! She also focuses a lot on abs and a lot on legs. She is probably one of the only instructors that will always use the leg resistance bands, which I like.
Kristen is a very fun instructor with an amazing music mix! I have only taken a couple of her classes (because of my schedule) and hope to take more of her classes soon! Her classes are seriously so much fun! She incorporates a lot of dancing into it, which I love. However, her classes are not easy and you will still get an amazing, full body work out!
Natalie, who does a lot of client services, is so sweet and nice. She is always very welcoming! I love how she will jump into a class and workout with the rest of the students.”
I don’t usually write Yelp reviews but Elevate Fitness is a real San Francisco gem. Located on Ocean Ave, the entire team is incredibly positive and supportive. The facilities are squeaky clean (I love that!) and the work-outs always, always feel great. They have just launched a brand new class called YOGA SCULPT which includes using Yoga Wall Belts. I highly recommend it. With the support of the belt and using gravity, you can gently stretch out in ways you never thought possible. The results feel wonderful.”
I”ll be pushing 35 end of this year, and after having 2 children, my body just ain’t what it used to be.
I’ve tried it all: Bikram Yoga, Dailey Method, Bar Method, S Factor, Personal Training, you name it! I’ve been searching high and low for an addictive workout, supportive environment, and overall positive attitude and community.
Thank GOD for the women at Elevate Group Fitness. Teachers and practitioners alike.
I love how the teachers begin each class with a positive encouraging message, totally sets you in the mood to try your best. The teaching style is very calm and meditative.
I I love how the practitioners are supportive and encouraging. And the workout? It’ll leave you feeling sore the next day, but it’ll keep you coming back for more! I so look forward to it trekking my fat ass here every day 😉