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Group Exercise Classes

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San Francisco Health Service System (SFHSS) in partnership with the San Francisco Recreations and Park Departments (SFRPD) provide the opportunity to bring group exercises classes to the workplace for FREE. Classes are located at various work sites throughout the city that support CCSF, CCD, USD and the Courts, Classes can be offered  as a one-time activity or as an ongoing class. If you are here interested here is what you need to know.


Step 1

Designate a site lead and space for class

Step 2

Identify type of class you would like to offer and frequency

Step 3

Identify the preferred day and time you’d like class to be offered

Step 4

Complete the Event Request Form

Step 5

Email to let the team know you have submitted a request

Types of Group Exercise Classes Offered

  • Bootcamp

    This class is designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of types of exercise. You typically can use your own body weight to perform the exercises if equipment is not available. A typical class may include plyometrics, push ups, interval training, squats, lunges, burpees, speed training with sprints, core strength and more. Classes can be offered indoors and/or outdoors.

  • Chair Yoga

    You can perform yoga in a chair. This class focuses on actively stretching to have greater efficiency of movement, fewer postural issues and recover quicker from life's minor aches and pains.

  • Feldenkrais

    Feldenkrais uses ingenious, gentle movements to promote efficient use of the whole self. These classes have helped people who have limited mobility, repetitive stress injuries, and chronic pain. Come and explore these gentle movements to help with your well-being.

  • Interval Training

    Interval training is a type of training that involves a series of low- to high-intensity workouts interspersed with rest or relief periods. The high-intensity periods are typically at or close to anaerobic exercise, while the recovery periods involve activity of lower intensity.

  • Pilates

    Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, Pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body’s core or powerhouse (torso). People who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.

  • Qi Gong

    Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. There are likely thousands of qigong styles, schools, traditions, forms, and lineages, each with practical applications and different theories about Qi (“subtle breath” or “vital energy”) and Gong (“skill cultivated through steady practice”). 

  • Tai Chi

    Tai Chi uses slow smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. While keeping your body in constant motion, this class is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints.

  • STRONG by Zumba®

    STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. The music drives every squat, every lunge, every burpee, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

    In a one-hour class, you will burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing.

  • Total Body Conditioning

    This class will use a variety of equipment (balls, bands, weights, body weight) to help build strength and endurance for your total body workout. Modifications will be suggested for various fitness levels.

  • Total Body Toning

    This class focuses on providing you a full body workout that consists of working large muscle groups, core and abdominal exercises along with intermittent bouts of cardiovascular exercise. You will walk away with achieving a total body workout.

  • Yoga

    Yoga has many benefits including relaxation, improved circulation, strength, balance and flexibility. Additionally, those individuals who actively stretch have greater efficiency of movement, fewer postural issues and recover quicker from life's minor aches and pains.

  • Zumba®

    The Zumba workout features easy dance moves to Latin music - no partner required. This class is a high energy workout. Please adjust the pace of the moves to best suit your fitness level. Wear comfortable clothing and exercise footwear.

Physical Activity & Fitness Resources

In addition to the free Group Exercise Classes offered through the city, you have discounts and benefits from your medical provider and participating fitness center's in the Bay Area. 

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