2161 Union St Ste 3, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412337.797168 -122.434929
Neighborhoods: North, Cow Hollow
The Best of the Bootcamps! – "You're getting up WHEN?" asked my incredulous East Coast friends when I asked them to help me out with a 5am (8am for them) wake-up call for my first day of boot camp. They know me--up and active into the wee hours, hard-pressed to get out of bed before 9. But I'd always said that if I had a drill sergeant, I'd be hot. Then I heard of boot camp and thought, "Oh boy, now I HAVE to do it!" And so I did. Now, 4 dress sizes, 30 lbs, and 15% of shed body fat later, I'm pretty much, well...HOT! And so are the other women at VyAyr--women of every size and ability and age, all having a great time working hard, accomplishing what they never thought possible, and getting hotter with every push-up, stronger with every sprint, and healthier with every heartbeat. Talk about fun! Owner and head coach Kristi Dowler is like no other: truly invested in each woman's fitness, valuing cardiovascular health more than numbers on a scale. Her superbly qualified staff of coaches reflect her high priorities and exuberance. There are other boot camps out there, but none of them match VyAyr's service in personal attention, encouragement, followup, and motivation. VyAyr will change your life!
Vyayr can't be beat! – Kristi and her team are amazing!! I started the Chrissy Field bootcamp back in December out of shape and with my confidence was at an all time low. I hadn?t worked out for months, so I knew that I was up for a challenge. However, it was impossible to get discouraged since the Vyayr staff and other bootcampers were there every step of the way to offer posoive support and encouragement. Now, just a few months later I am hooked, and even attend the South Beach location on my off weeks!! If you are looking for a fun and effective workout , then l would highly recommend Vyayr !
Best Bootcamp in the Bay – Situated in beautiful San Francisco, which provides an inspiring way to begin any day, the Vyayr Fitness Bootcamp run by Coach Kristi Dowler takes inspirational beginnings to a new level. Each workout is different, and I?ve been doing bootcamp with Kristi for over a year and half. I love it! Kristi thoughtfully plans exercises that reach all body parts, including plenty of cardio to get our hearts going. As a result of this I?ve seen excellent results in both my weight and BMI. I recommend Bootcamp for anyone who wants to lose weight, get in shape, or start your day off with a group of awesome ladies. And despite the hardcore name ?Bootcamp?? I think Kristi?s camp accommodates anyone, regardless of your age or fitness level providing you are willing to try and want to have fun!
Best boot camp in San Francisco – I?ve been going to Kristi Dowler for almost 2 years and for those who know me, that in itself speaks volumes about what an amazing coach she is. I started up two summers ago and had only planned to do one 4 week session to kick off my plan to get in shape. What I found was that the program was the best thing I?ve ever done. I was terrified that I would make a fool of myself and would never be able to keep up with the other women. But Kristi explained that the workouts were planned to keep the most fit participants challenged and those of us who were PE Class drop-outs (my words not hers) comfortable, safe and motivated. Kristi is encouraging and you can tell she is personally invested in each and everyone of us that shows up. Her boot camp isn?t just a workout, it is a community of women who cheer each other on to reach their personal goals whether that be a 7 minute mile or fitting into a wedding dress. Each session is different so you never get bored. Kristi & her Vyayr staff are knowledgeable and caring and have helped me do things I never thought I was capable of doing.
Vyayr Bootcamp – I have never been a morning workout person - until I met Kristi Dowler and I got hooked on bootcamp. I started training with Kristi back in 2005. I had been working out with a trainer because I was getting married, but I started to plateau a few months before the wedding. I heard about bootcamp from some other brides and figured I would give it a try. I assumed that I would stop bootcamp after I got married and didn't have that extra motivation getting me to Crissy Field by 5:30am. That was 2 years ago! I keep going back session after session for the comraderie, the results and the coaching. The other women in camp are fantastic. We work our butts off, but we have fun too. And we push each other harder than if we were working out on our own. Plus, you can't beat working out at the beach. Listening to the waves crash and watching the sunrise is much more inspiring than watching CNN and working out next to a guy with bad B.O. As for results - the inches literally melted off. The seamstress working on my wedding dress gave me a hard time because every time I came in for a fitting she had to take my dress in again! It doesn't get much better than that. The other reason I keep coming back - the coaching. Kristi and her team (Courtney & Stephanie) are awesome. They are supportive, enthusiastic and know just how hard to push to get the most out of us. Every workout is different, so you never get bored and you never plateau. And they don't yell, which I appreciate (the drill sargeant routine employed by some other bootcamps gets old fast). Kristi, Courtney & Stephanie know that if we're motivated enough to show up at 5:30am, we don't need to be yelled at to perform. Kristi is also really flexible and doesn't punish you if you're a bit late or if you show up at a later class. Because of Kristi and her program, I always feel fit and strong enough to tackle any physical challenge that comes along.
A Great Bootcamp Program! – Before Vyayr, my workouts consisted of waiting in line for a treadmill and doing the same weight circuit I'd been doing for the last 6 years. I was getting really bored with my exercise regiment and as a result, I started getting lazy. I started researching bootcamp programs in the area. I decided on Vyayr because the locations (Crissy Field and South Beach) were really convenient, the program was focused on women and I was encouraged by Kristi's (coach) story and workout philosophy on the Vyayr webpage. The idea of bootcamp was really intimidating at first --- I was convinced I would break my arms and legs because it would be too rigorous. I sent Kristi multiple e-mails with questions and concerns. She e-mailed me back promptly and reassured me that all different athletic levels were represented in the camps and that I wouldn't be rendered immobile. I've been attending bootcamp since October 2006 . I've never had so much fun working out. The workouts are challenging and varied so you'll never lose interest or feel like you've reached a workout plateau. You'll be inspired by the women you workout with and the coaches foster a really positive environment. I now look forward to swimsuit season and wearing sleeveless tops --- I have muscles, more confidence and I feel GREAT! Ha ha! My husband has actually taken advantage of the Vyayr personal training program. Kristi devoted a lot of time to create the best training program for his fitness goals. All of the coaches (Kristi, Courtney and Stephanie) are a wealth of knowledge and totally accessible too.
Best Women's Boot Camp Anywhere! – Vyayr is an awesome boot camp for women. I joined in the Summer of 2006. Kristi is an incredibly energetic and motivational coach. She creates a different program every day that is suitable for people of all different fitness levels. No one feels left out or left behind. I should know as I'm one of the more out of shape campers. If you're afraid you can't keep up, don't worry. Kristi and her assistant coaches Courtney and Stephanie foster a supportive environment conducive to early morning laughter along with those crunches, squats, and sprints. Working out at 5:30 am can be fun as long as you're with Kristi, Courtney, and Stephanie of Vyayr Fitness for Women.
Editorial Review – Four-week fitness boot camp for women offers organized outdoor workouts and pre- and post-session consultation. Personal training sessions also available.
BEST Bootcamp for Women! – With 2 locations (Crissy Field and South Beach), Vyayr gives women in SF 2 options to get fit and enjoy the views of the city. The program is innovative, fun and outdoors. Kristi and Courtney are able to combine a great workout with a lot of different fitness level individuals and create a real bond between everyone. I joined bootcamp in Spring of 2006 in less than desirable shape and I have made progress, dropped a pant size and just feel healthier. Bootcamp has become part of my routine (early in the am) and I would recommend it to anyone interested in being outdoors and looking for a new type of workout with two great coaches in Kristi and Courtney.
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