I'm recovering from chronic illness issues and Cindy has a perfect mix of personal training and martialarts experience. She's kind, understanding, and genuinely interested in helping me. She's also very engaging, having a passion for what she does. Highly recommend!
CH Fitness & Self Defense
Working with Elias has been one of the most rewarding fitness experiences I've had in months. When the quarantine started, I didn't know where to look to get involved in fitness and who to trust to teach me self-defense and foundations in mixedmartialarts.
I didn't have a lot of experience with finding instructors or trainers in the city since I'm new and just moved here from Canada, eh. I also had a lot of personal worries and doubts about who to trust and rely on for training, self-defense and fitness. I didn't know a lot of people and was in need of someone trust-worthy and reliable.
When I met Elias, I was skeptical about the $60/per session but open-minded to the idea of working with him and that turned out to be one of the BEST fitness decisions I've made. Elias over-exceeded my expectations in so many areas, including delivering fun, challenging, engaging workouts that focused on foundations, strength workouts, and variety on Muay Thai, Boxing, and BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu).
In his words, he grew up in a tough neighbourhood, and those experiences taught him to be practical, smart and nimble. He has over 20 years of experience in MMAs (mixedmartialarts). He's competed professionally in a ring for over 5 years, giving him a HUGE range of experiences to share with his students. On top of that, he's kind (he bought me a Gatorade when I didn't bring water to a class), considerate of his students (pushes you just hard enough and asks you how you're feeling), responsiveness (you need 1:1 classes ASAP because life is stressin' you out - he's got your back), and has high integrity (believes in delivering value and teaching you to be excellent, instead of just trying to take as much money from you as possible).
He has built a wonderful 1:1 experience for me by building a safe place to learn MMAs, without making me feel bad about taking my time to learn foundations. He's patient and deeply cares about his students and the experience he delivers.
As a plug, him and his team also have outdoor boxing lessons in the Panhandle & Russian Hill currently. Support this local business and help them thrive during the pandemic so they can deliver more outdoor boxing classes for others in a safe manner. If you do, google sfboxingclub. I do both the 1:1 and go to the these outdoor classes on the weekends. Truly, truly a wonderful experience that is hard to come by. Not only does his team do such an amazing job of attentively making sure your experience is wonderful and safe, they also help to build a small, safe and mighty community of boxers who are strong and happy to get their fitness in a safe and comfortable space. Thank you Elias for all that you do.
I do not write reviews very often, but when someone goes up and beyond to make my experience amazing, I will write a review for them. Highly, highly recommend.
A+++++++++. Do it up.
Elias - SF Boxing Club
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