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Four of the toughest trainers in S.F.

By The Editors
March 16, 2016 9:00 am

Startups can fail. Relationships can sour. Once-promising jobs can flatline.

But fitness — put the time in, and you’ll get what you want. Especially if you work with the right people.

Herewith: four of the toughest trainers in all of S.F.

Better pack your tissuebox.

Jamel Ramiro

You might compare Jamel Ramiro — martial artist, kickboxing coach, TRX master instructor  — to, say, Jason Statham, but Statham comes off worse in the comparison. Ramiro takes personal clients; you can also catch him at Nob Hill’s TRX Training Center: Skip lunch for his noontime TRX Next, or head out of work early for his TRX Sweat.

Paul Wade at Third Street Gym

Wade, who kickboxed his way across Ireland before moving to San Francisco in 1994 and founding the Third Street Gym, leads the city’s best boot camp — it’s a 90-minute, five-day-a-week experience tailor-made to rebooting your system. Next session starts April 4.

Pradeep Teotia

Sometimes what a body needs is strength, alignment, focus and precision — and yoga can do it. Pradeep Teotia dials down the woo-woo while honoring the core of yogic practice. If you want to get fit, stay healthy and find a bit of calm, Pradeep’s your guy. If you’re not up for an Equinox membership, talk to him about private courses.

Simon Redmond at Hit Fit SF

Simon Redmond, a 1999 Golden Gloves champ, co-founded the Third Street Gym (see above) but launched his own spot in 2007. He doesn’t take personal clients, so your best bet is Hit Fit’s boot camp or his nightly boxing classes.

Image credit: ©2015 Jamel Ramiro

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