Therese is certified by NASM and specializes in strength gains (her favorites to transform are glutes and back!) and improving body composition using a combination of functional movement, kettlebells and bodybuilding-style workouts.
Her training mentality consists of moving well and often, improving strength for life experiences and teaching her clients the tools to make improvements 24/7.
Therese instructs clients concerned with body composition in how to work through a pyramid of needs, beginning with the appropriate quality and quantity of movement paired with base nutritional requirements. Working from the bottom up ensures clients build a solid foundation to meet goals, exceed goals, and maintain them for life.
In addition to client-specific training goals, she places emphasis on deep core strength and mobility for all her clients, who currently range from the ages of 21 to 81.
Therese is also passionate about local, whole, sustainable eating and the impact specific foods have on the body. Therese's keen interest began as a teenager with visits to SF where she learned from her aunt, the founder of a bay area organic granola company. She continued to further her knowledge of nutrition and preparation through the years and loves to experiment with cooking and baking in a flexible range of dietary specialties.
Therese is certified in Strength Matters Kettlebell, Animal Flow Level 1 and is working on a Corrective Exercise Specialization through NASM.
Ease the knees by performing a reverse lunge with a medicine ball and disc slider. Stay tuned for more planes of motion...
Michael Jigalin performs an advanced plank motion from a weight lifting bench and TRX. In this movement, a plank position is held while gliding into a rollout and slid up into a pike. Check it and try it out!
Jillian Devine makes it all happen at Jigalin Fitness. From swinging kettlebells to flying through agility ladder drills and maintaining strong handstand holds, personal training with Jillian creates a fun workout environment plus you master the skills to pay the bills. This video only displays a sample to what Jillian brings to the table. Contact us today!
At an early age, Casey learned the importance of respecting the body, not only on the outside but how the body was handled internally as well.
Casey watched his father prepare meals and recover from countless body building competitions. This guidance helped Casey plan weekly workouts in advance and see the dedication through every exercise performed. His father inspired him in many ways even Casey couldn’t understand at the time but now appreciates.
"When he was sticking to this regiment, he had a certain glow about him, the everlasting happiness was almost contagious which made me want to follow the same steps."
Fast forwarding to Casey's early 20’s, he finally met his father's level. Working out at the gym is where Casey finds to be the happiest. Casey consistently adapts to new workout routines from fitness legends and continues to educate himself as a personal trainer by reading endless articles on rehabilitation, nutrition and supplementation. In finding new ways to push the body he pushes a new type knowledge on friends, whether they heard it or not.
Casey turned his passion into a career, and over time he discovered not only the love for educating people but enjoyment sparking motivation on individuals thus adding fuel to the fire.
Initially, Crunch Fitness of San Francisco was where Casey applied his knowledge obtained from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Right from the start, he was fortunate enough to build a strong clientele base exposing him to a variety of people of all ages with goals of fat loss, performance gains, body sculpting, rehabilitation due to injury/surgery, new/innovative workouts and clients needing professional accountability.
Casey believes fitness should be fun and everybody should find ways to achieve their goals without dreading the process of getting there.
Now Casey has progressed his career to the next level by joining the knowledgeable fitness professionals with us at Jigalin Fitness.
"Work for what you want! Want what you deserve!"
Jigalin Fitness is going for a new look in 2016, you might not recognize us. We plan redesign the exterior and repair minor blemishes for an overall attractive appearance. Stay tuned...
We are a personal training studio in the Marina and offer clients detailed full body assessments and fitness program design. Our functional movement and sport interval/circuit training style brings body weight management/fat loss results plus strength gains for building muscle.
With a personal trainer, our ongoing nutrition assistance program helps improve athletic performance and a whole body physique transformation.
We also specialize in corrective exercise, injury prevention and recovery guidance. Achieve the possibilities in 2016.
Signup with a personal trainer today for a safe and effective training program!
In July, we had the opportunity to participate in the Spartan "sprint" Race at AT&T ballpark. After blasting past steps among steps (which was no walk in the park), thankfully Lyon St. stairs made for a helpful component of our training regime. If we combine the tools at the gym plus increase the amount of cardio, preparation for our next challenge, the SF Urbanathlon, will be no sweat in the city!
This event has a Sprint (3 mile, 7 obstacle) or a Classic (11 mile, 14 obstacle) race looping just past Fort Mason. We believe everyone will enjoy putting themselves to the test. We plan to coordinate teams/waves of 5 according to individual running pace. We have approximately 3 months until race day so it's time to get crackin'.
Leading up to this exciting competition, we will start to increase our weekly running program and record of the average pace. Below is an example for "Long Run" Sundays:
September 6th - 1 mile
September 13th - 2 miles
September 20th - 3 miles
September 27th - 4 miles
October 4th - 5 miles
October 11th - 6 miles
October 18th - 7 miles
October 25th - 8 miles
November 1st - 9 miles
November 8th - 10 miles
November 15th - 11 miles
November 22nd - Race Day!!
Be sure to add a "short run" and "recovery run" during the week as well!
For example: October 27th - 5 miles & 29th - 4 miles.
Now take a deep breath and have fun because fitness is fun!
Personal Trainer Dennis Drinkwater has the personality and charisma to motivate just about anybody looking to be in the best shape. Having a personal trainer like Dennis will make your fitness journey interesting with his unique and creative style of training. If you want to spice up your training with one the best trainers and feel the best in San Francisco (or anywhere you go!), contact us today to begin your Jump-Start!
Rachael Frank - Certified Personal Trainer
American Council of Exercise, Group Fitness
American Council of Exercise, Personal Training
Boot Camp, Strength Training, Body Building, Weight Management and Weight Loss, Athletic Conditioning, Total Body Muscle Toning
“The difference between having a goal and reaching your goal is YOU! Don’t stand in your own way”
Everything except for Barre/Ballet classes! I primarily strength train as well as run and cross-train via metabolic styled workouts. I do both yoga/pilates, and spin occasionally.
All of it!
Favorite Vacation Destination:
Australia – Gold Coast
Jigalin Fitness would like to congratulate personal trainer @darlenelizotte for taking home 2nd place in the Culver City Muscle Contest NPC Western Cup. She has been crushing it every day in the gym and her hard work and dedication has paid off. We are so proud of you. Here's to many more successful competitions in 2015.
NEW CLASS: WEDNESDAY 630PM,
DARLENE LIZOTTE leads Total Body Sculpting.
Our Marina Core "kick-ass" class blends muscular strength and endurance using free weights. If you want to look good, feel good and be in the best shape then Darlene will do a body good! Sign up now!
NEW CLASS: Sunday 9:00am,
Dennis Drinkwater leads Athletic Mobility.
This heart pumping class will get you moving in ways you never knew possible. Take a few deep breaths to find your inner athlete in our cardio-conditioning class infused with yoga. Sign up now!
National Academy Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Certified Personal Trainer
Yoga Tree, 200hr Teaching Program
Strength Training, Yoga Meditation
“This life therefore is not righteousness but growth in righteousness; not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not what we shall be but we are growing toward it; the process is not yet finished but it is going on; this is not the end but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified.” -- MARTIN LUTHER
What do you like most about being a Personal Trainer?
I enjoy bringing soul into the exercise regime.
The Marina Deli sandwiches are THE BEST.
Favorite Vacation Destination:
Brasil – joga bonito.
Jigalin Fitness San Francisco reinvented the way we workout with our small group training classes. Our personal training gym is located in the Marina on Lombard street. If you are looking to cross train from your regular routine, burn fat, become stronger or get fit then jump-in on the best exercise training in the city!
Challenge yourself to a combination of fun and physicality. If you want to be in the best shape of your life, results will show. All shapes and sizes are welcome to join our best small group training classes. We strike an excellent balance between the workout and fun. Our San Francisco athletes are exhausted but still exhilarated following Mike Jigalin's class to burn fat and calories to get that bikini body. Join the movement, we crush workouts outside bootcamp at Lyon st. steps and indoor at Jig's Gym on Lombard. Jigalin Fitness provides dynamic personal training to help prepare you to the next level of strength performance. Our personal trainers are certified for one on one, partner or small group training to the best workout in the Marina.
We’re taking it back to the streets of San Francisco. Ah yes, the lyon st. steps or stairs, whatever you want to call it, we’re doing it outside. Rain or shine, this cardio specific interval group class will keep your legs moving and heart pumping! Meet you up at the top of Broadway in the Marina.
Ever wonder how hard you're actually working out in the gym or during outdoor bootcamps? Most of us measure our intensity from the amount of weight we lift, reps we perform, sets we complete, respirations we take or even the sweat we perspire. Now, with our group exercise classes in the city, you're visually able to see how intense the workout actually is, wearing a heart rate monitor. Prior to the first training session, we find the right target training zone for you (burning the most fat) and get the best out of your group workout! Following the best training session in San Francisco, the amount calories burned is then analyzed and shared to everybody (which is pretty cool). Jump-in on the best group class, located in the Marina of San Francisco, to get in best shape and see what's up (your heart rate)!
This short fitness video displays outdoor bootcamp workout examples including core training. Most of the small group training with interval circuit style classes instructed by personal trainer Mike Jigalin is located in the beautiful Marina District of San Francisco near the Lyon st. steps, Crissy Field and the Lombard street gym. If you are looking for a fun workout in the Marina, try a group class and get in shape!
What are your plans for super bowl this year? How about a run/walk 5k or 1/2 marathon through golden gate park. We will be out there and you can still register online. Follow the link $65/half or $45/5k.http://xnet.kp.org/sanfrancisco/registration/
JUMP-START – 3-60MIN SESSIONS
3-Day jump start $120 ($40/session)
The Jump Start series is an introduction to the SGT classes. This course includes 3 one-hour private coaching sessions designed to introduce you or up to two friends to the fundamental functional movement techniques, nutritional consultation and total body assessments. These private training sessions are specifically designed, as a gateway, to joining our regularly scheduled small group training classes. These 3 sessions are to be completed with the same trainer and booked all online. We also highly recommend that you complete these 3 1-hour sessions within a 2 week period so be prepared to increase your heart rate and sweat a little; SGT circuit-style workouts will be thrown in the mix!
(NEW MEMBERS ONLY)
Are you able to pick up a bag of groceries? Then dropping in on a class is for you! Marina Core offers small group training classes meant for everyone and anyone looking for a can of fitness.
Marina Core Classes
5pm & 6pm Monday/Wednesday
6am & 7am Tuesday/Thursday
Signing up is easy! Go to Class Schedule and start training today!
XTrain has every workout challenging you, whatever fitness level, whether fresh out of college athletics or fresh off the couch. Whichever part of the “fit spectrum” you fall into, we’re excited to have you with us. Join the fun and get into to shape fast!
$280 8 Pack ($35/class)
Sign up here!
Perfect Fit introduces XTrain! Our 3-5 person, small group cross-training classes are designed to revamp and reinvent your training. These fast-paced, dynamic circuit style workouts are known to kick your rear-end. Reap the benefit of having instruction from a fitness coach plus the motivation of others to reach your goals. XTrain classes include TRX, kettlebells, BOSU, free weights, gymnastic rings, battle ropes, medicine balls and more...Sign up! https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=42597