PlantFit PR Challenge (sign up extended to Wednesday, Nov. 18th)

PlantFit Community!

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As you all likely know, we were traveling Costa Rica during November and we expected we would be able to have access to email for questions, etc but we had little to none and were also caught up getting stoked on sloths, adventures and all things awesome over there. Apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by a delay but we are BACK! Because of all this, we have decided to extend sign ups for the PlantFit PR Party Challenge until Wed the 18th. If you are already in it to win it, you are welcome to start/test anytime this week, including before Wednesday, we just wanted to open things up a few more days for anyone who wants to join in! Please check out the previous PR Party Post  for more info. As a Bonus, if you repost the PR Party Flyer on Instagram we will discount (or refund if you’ve already paid) you $5 on your sign ups (please remember to TAG us in the picture and hashtag #plantfitprparty so we see it too!). All proceeds will be donated to Projecto Huella which, among other social activism, saves baby turtles.
PlantFit PR Party

PlantFit PR PARTY!!! (Nov. 16th – Dec. 20th)

PlantFit PR Party

Join us for PlantFit’s PR Party!
(November 16th to December 20th)

Registration is $20 for either challenge and the extended cutoff date is Wednesday, November 18th.

The Challenges are for who can make the most improvement in five weeks in:

Strength – Set your (P)ersonal (R)ecord for  a 1 Rep Max Weight of Deadlift and Push Press (15 minutes to work up to your heaviest lift for Push Press, then a short break. Then 15 minutes to work up to your heaviest lift for Deadlift.)
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Conditioning – PR for Max Reps of Back Squats at 75% Body Weight, Unbroken (can not set the bar down) and 5 minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of: 500 meter Row, AMRAP Burpees to 6″ Target with remainder of time.

Register for BOTH for $30!

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You can register by sending a payment through paypal to plantfitstrength@gmail.com

In the comments section, please state which challenge you are signing up for, contact info, and which day and time is preferred for initial test which has to be between Monday, Nov. 16th and Saturday, Nov. 21st

All participants will receive discounts for 1 on 1 training as well as discounts for team group classes!

All who sign up will be assigned to one of two teams. Winning Team Donates Proceeds to Proyecto Huella: a grassroots movement towards supporting and generating vital conservation for sea turtles and social justice. Here is Tim with a baby sea turtle that P.H. saved from poachers and released. Turtle Tim

The one person with the most progress from either team wins a mystery basket of awesome goodies and, of course, bragging rights!

On Nov 18th you will receive an email introduction. This will explain details such as which group and coach (Either Ed or Holly) you’ll be with, instructions for adding to the team Facebook group, what times/dates are available for team group workouts and an opportunity to schedule 1 on 1 training, as well as the test for your starting point.

If you’re new to PlantFit, don’t worry! We will schedule time for you to come in and learn the movements before your test, and remember: this challenge is about how much progress you can make on either your workout times, reps or amount of weight lifted rather than who can lift the most total weight so don’t worry about where you start.

Please Note:
To participate, you must be able to come to PlantFit (606 E. 11th St., Oakland, CA, 94606) for at least your start and finish tests. Sorry far away people!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Holly at hollyplantfit@gmail.com.

Thanks all and we look forward to smashing some personal records with you!

-Ed and Holly


September OnRamp is officially Full!

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The September OnRamp is officially full. If you are interested in getting started, please make your reservation for October before those spaces are filled up as well. The space is limited so 6 people is the maximum per month. You can also email me at edplantfit@gmail.com or Holly at hollyplantfit@gmail.com for additional ways to get started. Thanks everyone for following along! This plant-based Gym in Oakland is steadily growing and Holly and I couldn’t be more honored to serve you!

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Also, one final quick update to the September Schedule, the first two Monday’s are at 8pm. The rest of the classes are at 7pm.

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The schedule for September is:

Week 1

Monday Sep. 7th at 8pm

Thursday Sep. 10th at 7pm

Week 2

Monday Sep. 14th at 8pm

Thursday Sep. 17th at 7pm

Week 3

Monday Sep. 21st at 7pm

Thursday Sep. 24th at 7pm

Week 4

Monday Sep. 28th at 7pm

Thursday Oct. 1st at 7pm

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The location:

PlantFit Strength

606 E 11th St.

Oakland, CA

94606

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Fot the first day of the course, please show up 10 minutes early. Be sure to wear exercise appropriate clothing, such as shorts or athletic pants, and bring a water bottle. Thanks for reading and I hope to be of service to show that a compassionate lifestyle can indeed be fit and healthy.

-Ed Bauer


September OnRamp Schedule. Still room for 3 more!

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Hey guys, the September OnRamp Course is about to start on Monday September 7th. For the first session, the course will be from 8-9pm. For the remainder of the month, the course will be from 7-8pm. I wanted to make a quick post for everyone who is interested in joining, so there is no confusion on the schedule. Here is a list of the specific dates and times.

The schedule for September is:

Week 1

Monday Sep. 7th at 8pm

Thursday Sep. 10th at 7pm

Week 2

Monday Sep. 14th at 7pm

Thursday Sep. 17th at 7pm

Week 3

Monday Sep. 21st at 7pm

Thursday Sep. 24th at 7pm

Week 4

Monday Sep. 28th at 7pm

Thursday Oct. 1st at 7pm

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So far, we have 3 people registered for the class. There is still room for 3 more.

To reserve your space for September, send a $100 payment through Paypal to plantfitstrength@gmail.com and write ” September OnRamp” in the title.

Here is the full description of the class:

The PlantFit OnRamp Course is designed for the generally active, injury free individual who wants to improve their physical fitness. This class is designed for beginner’s and no prior gym experience is necessary to participate. In this class, you will be exposed to our movement curriculum in a small group format (up to 6 people). Movement techniques will be drilled as well as a progressive introduction to the intensity levels that are inherent in advanced training. This class is ideal if you are interested in:

-weight loss and improved body composition
-increased strength and endurance
-knowledge of sports nutrition
-increased stamina, speed, and flexibility
-improved agility, balance, and coordination

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The location:

PlantFit Strength

606 E 11th St.

Oakland, CA

94606

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Fot the first day of the course, please show up 10 minutes early. Be sure to wear exercise appropriate clothing, such as shorts or athletic pants, and bring a water bottle. Thanks for reading and I hope to be of service to show that a compassionate lifestyle can indeed be fit and healthy.

-Ed Bauer


Yoga Fundraiser for Animal Place! (July 18th – August 23rd)

Animal Place Yoga

May this be a reminder that in order to be able to help others, we must first help ourselves. A healthy diet and daily exercise are ways to do that! Starting the weekend of July 18th until August 23rd, “Yoga with Carlo” will be donation based and all funds raised will go to Animal Place! Animal Place is a non-profit sanctuary for rescued farm animals in Grass Valley, California. The Yoga Class is every Saturday and Sunday at 10am – 11am and the suggested donation is $5 – $10. Please bring your own mat. The address is:

PlantFit Strength & Conditioning
606 E. 11th St.
Oakland, CA 94606

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Please R.S.V.P. on PlantFit Strength’s Facebook Events page and specifiy which day you wish to attend. There is an event for each weekend. Drop ins are allowed as well, but RSVP is encouraged. All level are welcome and we hope to see you there!


OnRamp Class (Beginner’s Class) starts First Monday of Every Month.

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Beginning the first Monday of every month, a new beginner’s class begins. The PlantFit OnRamp Course is designed for the generally active, injury free individual who wants to improve their physical fitness. This class is designed for beginner’s and no prior gym experience is necessary to participate. In this class, you will be exposed to our movement curriculum in a small group format. Movement techniques will be drilled as well as a progressive introduction to the intensity levels that are inherent in advanced training. This class is ideal if you are interested in:

-weight loss and improved body composition
-increased strength and endurance
-knowledge of sports nutrition
-increased stamina, speed, and flexibility
-improved agility, balance, and coordination

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The schedule: 2 days a week for 4 weeks (8 classes total)

Monday and Thursday, 7pm

(This always begins the first Monday of every month)

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The location:

PlantFit Strength & Conditioning

606 E 11th St.

Oakland, CA

94606

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The cost:

$100

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To reserve your space for next month, send a $100 payment through Paypal to plantfitstrength@gmail.com and write ” (Specific Month) OnRamp” in the title.

(This class is limited to 6 individuals per month.)

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Fot the first day of the course, be sure to wear exercise appropriate clothing, such as shorts or athletic pants, and bring a water bottle. Thanks for reading and I hope to be of service to show that a compassionate lifestyle can indeed be fit and healthy.

-Ed Bauer


The Grand Opening was a Success!

Grand Opening Group Photo

Hey guys, thank you so much for such a wonderful turnout for the Grand Opening of PlantFit Strength & Conditioning and FitQuick Cafe on January 17th, 2015. We had a great turnout! Holly and I couldn’t be more thankful for such a wonderful and supportive community. So for this event, we held a raffle fundraiser for Animal Place, and we sold 152 tickets and raised $400! So rad! It is so cool knowing we get to help animals in need just by doing what we love. This business could not exist if it wasn’t for the community of ethically minded individuals who want to feel great in their own skin. Thank you for everything you do in creating a more compassionate world for all.

-Ed Bauer

plantfitstrength@gmail.com