Get in shape with exercises from a pro

February 9, 2009 4:03:04 PM PST
Improve your physical activity to help with stress, with easy moves you can do at home.


  • Forward and side lunges: works the hamstrings, glutes and thighs. You can add resistance by using a weight, water bottle or canned food.

  • Push Ups: works biceps, triceps and deltoids. You can use the wall instead of the floor to ease difficulty.

  • Shoulder Rotations: works deltoids and shoulder blades. You can add resistance by using a weight, water bottle or canned food.

  • Squats: works the glutes, quads and hamstrings. You can add resistance by using a weight, water bottle or canned food.

  • Side Plank: works abs. You can stay stationary or move your hips up and down for more of a challenge
Shape Up SF:

WHAT: Mayor Gavin Newsom kicks-off Crunch's Train for Charity event on Tuesday, February 10th. Crunch's certified staff of personal trainers will offer guests the opportunity to experience an expert personal training session while simultaneously benefitting the community of San Francisco. All proceeds will be donated to Shape Up San Francisco to fund initiatives that encourage healthy eating habits and active lifestyles including Soda Free Summers, Walking Challenge, After School for All and Shape Up Bayview Hunters Point Garden Project.

WHERE: Crunch Union Street
1725 Union Street (at Gough St.)
San Francisco, CA 94123

WHEN: Tuesday, February 10th

Union Street- 1725 Union Street, (415) 430-3399
Polk Street- 2330 Polk Street, (415) 292-5444
Marina- 2324 Chestnut Street, (415) 292-8470
Van Ness- 1000 Van Ness Avenue, (415) 931-1100
New Montgomery- 61 New Montgomery, (415) 543-1110
Embarcadero- 345 Spear Street, Hills Plaza (415) 495-1939
Financial District- 350 Sansome Street (415) 503-9640

Train for Charity will take place on Tuesday, February 10th ALL DAY at all seven SF Crunch locations

Crunch personal trainers will be donating their time in 30 min. increments (participants can also do an hour or more) and all proceeds will be given to Shape Up SF on behalf of Crunch

Suggested minimum donation is $30 for 30 min. session and $50 for 60 min.

There will also be a raffle going on all day, with the grand prize being a two-night stay at Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn ($600 value)
a. Other prizes include six laser underarm treatments from Smooth SF med spa ($550 value), Burke Williams gift certs., and more
b. Burke Williams will be onsite throughout the day giving mini chair massages
c. There will be giveaways-including food
d. The raffle is so that people that want to donate but don't want a personal training session can participate AND an add-on for people who do choose to "train for charity"

About Crunch:
Crunch is a collection of state-of-the-art health clubs that believes in making serious exercise fun by pioneering a philosophy of entertainment and fitness. Headquartered in New York City and owned by the private equity group of Angelo Gordon, Crunch serves over 80,000 members with 28 gyms in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta. Renowned for creating unique programming that caters to an exceedingly diverse membership, Crunch has raised the bar for the entire fitness industry. For more information, visit

About Shape Up San Francisco:
The Shape Up SF Coalition ( is a public/private partnership and serves as the organizing body for The Mayor's Challenge: To make San Francisco the healthiest city in the U.S. Shape Up San Francisco is an incredible program designed to promote healthy eating and physical activity in the lives of San Franciscans. Shape Up San Francisco aims to create environments that promote healthy eating and active living while preventing disease and health disparities using culturally- and age-appropriate strategies. Shape Up achieves this by offering interactive initiatives and educational tools where people live, play, work and learn. The Coalition is a multidisciplinary body with representation from city government, community based organizations, businesses, schools, health care and others. The Coalition utilizes a public health approach; as such, its efforts focus on primary prevention.

About Kendell Hogan:
As one of the hosts of ESPN's longest running fitness programs, Bodyshaping, Kendell gained national recognition when he brought surf, sand, and step aerobics into millions of viewers' homes. Kendell's fitness programs range from step class and boot camp to sculpting and abdominal targeting. His classes are entertaining, high-energy and extremely engaging, offering unique and exciting choreography with innovative twists. A former aerobics champion, Kendell has earned his position as one of the most sought-after trainers and consultants in the fitness industry today and as one of the most talented fitness professionals in the nation. He has produced more than 20 fitness DVDs and stars in a variety of fitness programs that appear on Video On Demand, Exercise TV and infomercials. He has also served as a consultant on various fitness videos, including Oscar De La Hoya's boxing fitness. Since being a part of the Crunch family, Kendell has implemented and marketed several exciting group fitness programs, including Cardio Strip Tease, Karaoke Spin, Ruff (dog) Yoga and Pogo Boot Camp.