67 Spear St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410537.792913 -122.394548
Neighborhoods: Central East, South Beach
these guys have got it figured out! – I have never posted one of these reviews before but feel I need to spread the word about HER Club to anyone who has dealt with persistent joint and muscle pain. I read about the power plate machine they offered as a training aide and went in just to try out the three day gym trial since the club is close to where I work. The proprietor Jonathan took me through several standard training exercises with the addition of doing them on the power plate. He explained that the technology of the machine was originally designed to combat muscle loss in astronauts in zero gravity. Apparently the action of the oscillating plates you work out on forces short muscle action as you simultaneously activate large muscle groups, which results in a more effective workout. He then went on to say that this machine combats spinal compression and helps people with back and joint pain.
I have been dealing with chronic joint pain and muscle tightness since a sports injury a few years ago that has literally left me lying on my back for days at times and affected my posture severely for a period of a couple months more than once. I have tried Swedish and thai massage, traditional chiropractic, bikram yoga, and medication to alleviate my pain. Some hurt me more, some made me feel somewhat better right afterward, but the pain would never have been fully alleviated and always come right back.
After one session I went home feeling like I usually do after a good workout, pretty good and stronger than I was before I went to the gym. The next day was what made me a complete convert. My lower back and hips felt fine, my calves did not feel tight, and the most amazing thing is my neck was not cracking like it had been. I went in to get treated by other methods for my original problems and ended up with this neck cracking that seriously freaked me out. I am 27 and felt like I was broken/ damaged for life.
I am one of the most cynical people you will ever meet and I have to say this treatment is the best thing since sliced bread, as far as I’m concerned. It has been weeks since I did a full workout ONE TIME and I am still feeling significantly better, and my neck is still almost completely free from freaky popping and when it does crack it’s nothing in comparison to what it was. I have been telling everyone in my office, my parents, my friends, etc because it truly is an amazing technology.
They also do non-surgical facelifts and weight loss programs using technology I have never been told about before. I tried the intro weight loss session and definitely felt as though I had done an intense resistance workout for a few days afterward.
My only complaint is that there is only one location. Do your body a favor, you will thank me!
Editorial Review – Women's fitness and nutrition chain offers classes, training and more for professionals, moms and others with packed schedules.
Positive Environment - doesn't feel like a gym - makes me want to work out!! – I cannot thank the group at Butterfly Life enough for helping get me to a point where I want to work out! I used to be easily intimidated by the weight machines at gyms and would avoid the whole section completely. Lynda calibrated each machine to my body size and explained to me the proper way to work each machine - wow! Now that I know how to use the outer thigh press - I'm a whole lot more apt to sit down and use the machine.
I truly enjoy walking into the location every day - being welcomed by Jonathan, Sherry and Lynda makes for such a positive environment to exercise at. The DVD classes are challenging and the video instructors explain the movements thoroughly making it every easy to follow along. I also like that pending other member participation, they will play any video you wish.
The best part...I'm seeing results! Not only are my pants looser (yay!) but I'm starting to see definition in my arms and legs! I'm feeling muscles that I didn't know I had or rather hadn't used in a LONG while.
I strongly encourage women, especially those who aren't gym-fiends to check out Butterfly Life. The positive environment that they have helped create makes such a huge improvement in my desire and commitment to exercise. I wish them nothing but success in the future.
Starting the New Year of 2008, we wanted to bring the very best services available to the Women that either work or live nearby our club. So, we decided to create HER Club, which stands for Health, Exercise, and Rejuvenation. The Butterfly has grown up and morphed into something even more worthwhile for you to come by for a visit and join in the Fun. Our expanded services now include:
The awesome POWER PLATE machine for vibrational and Acceleration training for those seeking a shorter more intense workout. See www.powerplate.com for more info.
?Optimal Health & Weight Reduction 3 Month Program
?Cardio, Strength, Circuit Equipment made 4 Women
?Group Classes--Yoga, Dance, Pilates, & more...
?Holistic Health lectures by local professionals
?Therapeutic Massage, Chiropractic services, Low Level Laser therapy, Cranial Sacral therapy
?Nutritional Consultation & Supplements available
THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR REVIEWS & HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON......LOOK & FEEL GREAT IN 2008!!
Serious About Losing Weight? ~this is the place for you! – Since I have joined the club, I have been even more motivated to loose the weight. I feel great from working out everyday. I have gained so much energy from my workouts. The owners are wonderful people who sincerely help you with great tips. I have been with Ballys, Gorilla Fitness, 24 hour fitness, and even Curves before joinning Butterfly. I am a very picky exerciser. Butterfly is the first place that I truly feel comfortable and at home in. It's in the most convienant location for me. The inside is friendly and super clean. BUT THE BEST PART IS THAT I HAVE ALREADY LOST 5LBS!!!! and inches!
If you are paying $20 for a membership at 24 HR Fitness and think you have a deal, ask yourself what you are truely getting for that $20(?) Are you even going? Get motivated at Butterfly! I work out everyday so it is working for me. I want to say thanks to the owners: Linda, Jonathen, and Dr. Fong for being there for me.
Love getting caught in the Butterfly net! – From the moment I signed up for membership, I knew this was the place for me. Having met Lynda and Jonathon, I was truly "caught in the net" with not only their enthusiasm but with their sincerity in helping people. As soon as you walk in the center you receive a warm welcome and the tensions of the day just slip away. The members are friendly, helpful,supportive and just plain great! I like the many choices of working out that Butterfly provides so that one can mix it up and not become bored with the same routine. I would never have thought that this "working-out" business would actually be fun but it is and I am truly enjoying my participation. Come and join the fun!
As fitness club vetran - Butterfly Life is everything I need! – After years of working out in all types of places I tried out Butterfly Life. It's great! BL is a small fitness center with all the personality of the gym version of "Cheers" but the variety of a big club. The staff is friendly and greets me by name - that never happened at 24 Hour! They took time to review my goals and background before taking meon a one-on-one orientation. That cost me $70+ bucks an hour at some of the old places. Now I have a 30 minute (more if I feel frisky) program that covers strength, cardio and mind/body. Plus I'm strarting my year off right by taking part in the Weight Loss Express program to drop those holiday lbs. So far I'm 2 pounds down after the first few days. Wish me luck! What a great little find and so convenient. I'm glad I found it.
No excuse not to work out – I work in the building and I find myself happily anticipating my workout. Everyone is happy to see me when I come in and they look forward to my return. I love that I can work out on the machines for 30 minutes and if I choose to stay another 30 minutes for cardio; its so efficient. I look forward to coming back every day. I call this place "My Happy Place" because I'm so much happier when I leave.
Join before everyone else finds out about this friendly, low-key, high value gym! – Sherry, Jonathan, and Lynda have put their heart and soul into this new women-only gym, and it works! Personalized attention, no "downtown attitude" like at other gyms in the financial district, and none of the flaws of Curves, either. Just good folks providing a GREAT service, the equipment is new and always clean, easy to operate, and will scale as you get in shape (I maxed out the Curves hydraulic equipment). Here there is the best of both worlds, and plenty of room to work out, stretch, and a great space for working out to a big-TV video if you are resting from the weights. My husband has commented about how much happier I am when I come home after a workout. Location can't be beat if you work anywhere near Spear and Mission or Market. I couldn't make myself go to that other gym more than a few times, but I'm on a roll here at Butterfly!
The Working Woman's Answer to a Prayer! – Ask and you shall recieve! I knew I had to do something about my health. I needed exercise but how do I fit exercise into my busy schedule. I have a FT job and a home business, together with a loving husband who requires attention. Lots of it!
Thank goodness for Butterfly. It's a 30 minute workout and so convenient. It's my lunch hour and I'm doing something for myself. I'm getting so many benefits from my new lunch hour that I truly believe in the phrase......Ask and you shall recieve. This was an answer to a prayer.
Lynda, who is the site coordinator is so wonderful. She is so enthusiastic, supportive and has a wonderful sense of humor.
There is so much to tell and I'll keep it short. I've lost a total of 8 inches, my clothes are fitting better and I'm a lot happier. What more can I say! I'm looking forward to staying with Butterfly for a lifetime!
THE MOST SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR THOSE SEEKING CHANGE – I love belonging to this club where the new equipment is built for my body and my strength level. It is great to have a friendly, supportive, clean and non-intimidating environment to go to that also fits into my busy work schedule. When I get a break in my work, I can just run downstairs and do a quick class. It is always amazing to see how much my body loves to do Yoga, cardio kick box, or any of the other great classes as I de-stress before going back to work or home (my husband says I am a lot more fun!). I?m already getting way more results besides my weight and inches lost. Sometimes, I just show up because I?ve had a ?bad? day and need a friendly place to go to relax and unwind. I can?t believe I actually look forward to exercising?that has never happened before in all the other clubs I have belonged to.
You have to test out the Power Plate machine......it is incredible! If you are interested in quick, effective, and powerful strength training or if you need some awesome rehab for present or past injuries.....the Power Plate is your answer. The personal training team at HER Club really know their stuff and I break a sweat in about 2 minutes on this amazing vibrational device.
I have been a member of HER Club since it was Butterfly Life Center and just love this place. It has become my own little secret hideout away from my fellow attorneys and associates located nearby. Most of the time, it is just like my own private gym. Although, this place is soooooooooo much more than just your regular gym. Believe it or not......these folks actual care about whether or not you show up. They call it "Care calls".....occassionally, when they don't see you for a while.....they will call and check in on me to see if there is anything that they can do to get me back into my routine. So far this year, I am on track to add to my total loss of weight to 30 lbs. and 14 inches throughout my body.
A new service that Dr. Sherry has found where you send in a saliva test to check how balanced your hormones is WILD! The info that comes back and the latest options for taking inexpensive and homeopathic hormones to correct the imbalances is amazing. I have gotten rid of my synthetic and bio-identical ones after feeling the results.
I thought the Power Plate was amazing.......now they have brought in two new services for doing natural facelifts through tightening your face and neck muscles and a machine that causes your muscles to contract in order to get rid of fat around the body. I lost 3 inches during the first treatment around my belly button......WOW! That is my most difficult area to lose from.
Risa, Brianna, and Kristina are a great addition with their live Yoga and aerobic classes.
The club owners keep coming up with new things to improve my health and well being. The best part of it, of course, is that my insurance is covering it along with my Ion Magnum and Perfector treatments. Gotta love that!
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