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!
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!
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
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/
Having an accurate fitness evaluation helps build a foundation for program design. Let’s face it; a lot of us tend to over- or under-estimate our physical abilities and therefore end up with strained muscles and joints or a lax exercise regime. However, with a personal trainer, your physical fitness will be accurately evaluated. Whether you are looking to gain strength, lose body fat or increase cardio, the best way is to start training smarter!
If your New Year's resolution is to "lose weight" or "get organized", be more specific on your approach and tackle these goals. Focus on setting a measurable goal like losing a 1lb/wk or everyday filing receipts in a folder for a concrete resolution. hny!
This "on the go" gym bag combines style and toughness in it's performance. I had the pleasure to demo the 2013 Spring line this May and now believe my personal friend (Mark Samuel) has crafted the product for fitness enthusiasts everywhere. Be sure to check out his website for backpacks, messenger bags, totes and more...http://fitmarkbags.com/...and tell him Mike Jigalin sent ya! :)
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.