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!"
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!
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!
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
Thanks to ThroughALenz, we were able to capture all the action during an exciting small group class at the Lyon street steps. Drop-ins are $25 or $20 for commitment to a 6-week training program. The 1hr. sessions are just once a week. Join us for a fun workout! Click on "Get Started" tab to sign up.