“This gym changed my life. I am not a gym person. In fact, I am afraid of gyms but my friends convinced me to go. Four Elements is more like a community studio and accessible to all sorts of levels/body types/genders/etc.”
“I LOVE this place! Nothing more inspiring than this bad ass girl power! Four Elements is a gym that I feel comfortable and safe to participate at as a woman and thank gawd not a treadmill in sight!”
“I have NEVER been interested in boxing, but Jamal teaches it like an art. He’s like a dance teacher and a Iyengar yoga teacher all balled into a boxing teacher. He’s so methodical and specific – it’s heaven for someone like me.”
“The gym itself is on the smaller side, making it perfect for getting lots of one-on-one training and guidance from the teachers. It’s like you are getting a mini-private lesson! Which is always the best!!”
“I’m doing the JKD/Kali classes and always break a sweat in warm ups and always learning something new every class.I live in SF but IMO worth the trip out to Oakland once a week for class.”
“I love this unique gym. The trainers have just the right mix of toughness, kindness, knowledge, and openness that makes me wish I lived around the corner.”
“This school is trans- and queer friendly, diverse in terms of race, gender, sexuality, age, and fitness level.The level of inclusivity is pretty amazing. The instructors really care about their students and want to help them achieve whatever they are looking for, whether that’s becoming stronger and fitter, learning new athletic/martial arts skills, preparing for competition, or learning self-defense techniques. “
“I’d been shopping around for a long time (for myself & a handful of other trans folk) for a gender-affirmative place to train in ANY art, and after scoping out Four Elements for a few months it’s where I direct everybody looking to train.”
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