How long have you been a member and what level have you reached?
Since work is literally 16 steps to KMSF, I naturally joined in 2008. Level reached?
I never made it beyond level 1. I love the fitness classes and yoga.
What’s your favorite aspect about training at KMSF?
I appreciate the range of classes Gail and Barney have complied and the wealth of
knowledge the instructors provide. When I took Krav Maga classes, safety was
always iterated by every instructor and in every class.
What’s your favorite class and why?
Do I have to pick one favorite class? Yoga, TRX, and Conditioning are my favorite
classes offered at KMSF. Due to time constraints, I currently only have time for Yoga
and TRX. Sandra (Yoga instructor) has the amazing ability to modify the class to
accommodate a new student’s level of experience without compromising the class
for any of the students. Her classes are not only about increasing flexibility but also
include strength training, cardio, and relaxation. You can work up a sweat and feel
rested and relaxed all in same hour! Then KMSF has a number of TRX instructors.
Because each instructor is different, each workout becomes a new learning experience
for my body to adjust to, i.e., I’m almost always sore after a TRX workout. It’s
interesting how changing a movement from a 20 second interval to a 30 second
interval can make you feel like you’ve never done TRX before.
What’s your most memorable training story?
My most memorable training story involved a yoga move. Sandra tried to turn
the seasoned students into pretzels that stood on 2 arms. She, in great detail,
breaks down the move, shows us what we should look like, and then says we
should try. So, I tried, got a far as a face plant on the mat and squeaked like a
mouse (not part of Sandra’s demo). Simultaneously, comparable results occurred
with the other students. We all burst out laughing while Sandra held her 2 armed pretzel
pose. I’m sure it has a real yoga name but that’s how I remember it
What’s your life like when you’re not taking classes?
When not training, I play, eat, and work.
At Play: I certainly do not play enough, limited weekend and so many options…
love hiking with my boyfriend who is gearing up for a backpacking trip. Since he’s
worked up to a 55lbs pack, I can pile on the water bottles, snacks, lip gloss, shoes, etc.
Wine tasting is also on my list of things I don’t do enough of. I tend to like all the
flavors and don’t discriminate much on geography. Lastly, traveling on a Goldwing is
in the near future. When the weather really warms up but isn’t too hot, we plan on
biking up and down the West coast. We’re going to rent 1st to make sure we (I) like it
and then we’ll consider buying. Currently, my boyfriend has a R6 that is not suited for
long, leisurely travels.
At Eat: I recently discovered you can bookmark restaurant on Yelp (I’m a late bloomer).
My boyfriend and I have enjoyed trying out fellow Yelper’s 4+ star reviewed restaurants
at the $$ to $ price range in San Francisco and Marin. Now, I just have to write up my reviews.
At Work: As noted, I work next door. I’m a licensed mortgage broker with First Capital Group, Inc.
I’ve been in the industry since 1998; so, I’ve seen all the changes the mortgage industry has
had to offered the US economy. Sorry! Personally, I like helping a client, a friend, reach a
budget to help them save and then obtain a home of their own. It’s a grueling process but what is
a friend for. If anyone is in the market to purchase a home or to refinance, contact me.
I also love referrals.
Don’t forget to ask for Linda.