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Sure, there are plenty of places to get your sweat on in San Francisco. But there’s a particular fitness studio that’s out to make every other workout seem like a walk in the park.
We’re talking about Chicago-based Shred415 and, lucky for us, they opened their first West Coast location in January 2019, bringing their hardcore HIIT workouts to San Ramon in the Bay.
The Shred415 concept was created back in 2011 when fitness-minded Chi-Town locals were inspired to open a gym where people of all athletic abilities could work out. After experiencing success in the Chicago area, the studio decided to franchise and now boasts handfuls of locations across multiple states.
And thanks to the ambitions of San Ramon’s Shred415 owner, Lily De Choudens, we’re blessed to have a (locally-owned) studio in our backyard.
True to its name, Shred415 organizes its workouts in four, 15-minute intervals that are equal parts strength training and cardio. You’ll start on either a treadmill or the floor and switch back and forth until your 60 minutes are up.
On the floor, you can expect everything from box jumps to burpees, with a few kettlebell moves thrown in. And when you’re crushing your quads on the treadmill, the instructor will call out speeds and inclines guaranteed to make you sweat.
It doesn’t matter if you’re flexing your muscles for the first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, though — they’re happy to modify the exercises and intervals to fit your fitness level. Between their insane HIIT workouts, polished studio, and supportive community, Shred415 is about to be your new favorite place to get your adrenaline pumping.
You can find Shred415 right on Crow Canyon Pl. in San Ramon. A word to the wise — there’s an In-N-Out Burger close by, and after this workout, you deserve a burger.
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