San Francisco Kettlebell ClassUPDATE: These Kettlebell and Steel Mace Classes in San Francisco has been discontinued.

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Brand New Kettlebell Class offered by ONNIT Kettlebell & Steel Mace Specialist Coach Rich Thurman in San Francisco at Sweat Republic SF.

Kettlebell Strength & HIIT (Saturdays, 10am)

Kettlebells are a great tool for overall strength and conditioning. This class has progressions for all levels of ability and experience.

You will learn some new and unconventional movements with the Kettlebell, helping you improve Strength, Mobility, Cardiovascular Endurance & Durability.

You’ll get a challenging workout, which will be capped off with a High Intensity Interval Training segment, sure to leave you sweaty and spent. 

Warrior Workouts Steel Mace Training (Saturdays, 11am)

Steel Mace Training San FranciscoTrain like Warriors!! This class utilizes Bodyweight Movements as well as an Unconventional Training tool called the Steel Mace.

Challenge your Strength & Stamina…

Improve Core Stability & Core Strength as well as Posture all while gaining Power and Muscular Endurance.

The Steel Mace will find your weak spots and make them strong.

The class combines an Instructional and Strength portion with a cardio finisher that’s sure to test your inner warrior. This class is an exclusive class that you won’t find anywhere else in San Francisco.

Is there a Warrior inside of you? 

Steel Mace Training San FranciscoLooking for Steel Mace Training in San Francisco?

Coach Rich Thurman has been working with the Steel Mace for a couple of years now and most recently became certified through ONNIT Academy as a Steel Mace Specialist.

This new and innovative methodology for using this tool will not only help you get incredibly strong, but you’ll learn better coordination, balance and core engagement.

Due to the offset nature of the Mace, training with this tool results in improvement to Body balance and awareness of potential weakness leaks your body may have though the core.

*Warning* Training with this tool can be fun and addictive.

If you’re interested in learning more, please consult a Certified Professional as the Steel Mace requires keen awareness, focus and guidance.

For more information on Steel Mace Training in San Francisco contact Rich at:


Warrior Workouts

Where: Sweat Republic SF (Marina Cow Hollow)

When: Saturdays at 11am – 11:50

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Onnit Academy Certification

Yana Ibrahim will be conducting Postnatal Fitness Classes and Community Yoga classes in San Francisco’s Excelsior District, starting in February 2016.

Here’s the Class listing and Descriptions:


Postnatal FitnessTarget group: Postpartum mothers (baby participation is optional)

Trainer: Yana Ibrahim

Contact Info: Email or text 415-999-5615

Day: Sundays 

Time: 10am-11am

Cost: $15 per class

Signup Here 

Why train with Yana after birth?

Pregnancy brings many physiological, mental and emotional changes to the body. Training with someone who is knowledgeable about the pregnant/postpartum body is essential. After 10 months of extreme change in the body, the postpartum body has to heal and regain stability, strength and vitality. The focus in postpartum training is to address strength and stability issues in the core and pelvic floor muscles. It also feels good to move and increase circulation in the body. Key areas that we focus on is pelvic floor conditioning, abdominal recovery and increasing cardiorespiratory fitness.

Benefits of participating in group exercise postpartum

  • Regain core strength and stability
  • Reduction in back and shoulder injury from carrying baby by learning correct lifting techniques and improving upper body strength
  • Reduction of stress & increase mood
  • Speed up post-birth recovery
  • Increase in much-needed energy
  • Helps to reduce postnatal depression
  • Create a community of mothers/babies



Community YogaInstructor: Yana Ibrahim

Contact info: Email or Text 415-999-5615

Day: Sunday (starts Sunday Feb 6th)


Cost: $12 per class

Signup Here

Why practice Yoga with Yana?

  • No judgement. All levels of practice are welcome.
  • I work with you, I meet my students where they are at in their practice.
  • A properly sequenced class that starts with centering, breathing, sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures, supine postures and deep relaxation at the end.
  • I offer explanation of the purpose of each posture.
  • I teach my  students the importance of breath in yoga and in their daily lives.
  • You will feel invigorated with a bounce in your step, ready to take on the day!

Yoga Instructor’s Bio: Yana Ibrahim is a certified personal trainer with American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is a certified Level 1 Prenatal Yoga Teacher with MamaTree. She is classically trained in Hatha Yoga and received her 200HR Yoga Instructor certification through SVYASA Yoga Institute. She has a Bachelor Degree in Exercise & Sports Science (Edith Cowan University). Yana draws on her many years of working with prenatal & postnatal women and also being a mother herself. She is also a certified birth and postpartum doula. She is also the co-owner of Xodus Fitness. Xodus Fitness provides personal training, group fitness training, bootcamps, yoga, corporate wellness programs all over San Francisco. 

New TRX Fitness Classes in San Francisco’s Marina District taught by Coach Rich Thurman at Sweat Republic:

TRX BOOTCAMP (Tu/Th 7a – 7:50a)

This workout is designed to deliver a fast, effective total-body workout, that helps build a rock solid core, increases muscular endurance and revs up metabolism. Each week the equipment and workout will change to keep you at peak performance. (Includes TRX, Weights, Cardio and more)


This class is designed to ramp up your metabolism with challenging but effective interval training. Push your cardio and strength to the limits as you work harder than you’ve ever worked to not only burn the maximum amount of calories in a short 50 minute class, but to keep burning throughout the rest of the day.

TRX & FLOW (Th 6a)

This class will wake you up with the perfect combination of strength and mobility movements both on and off the TRX. It’ll challenge your core stability, endurance and cardio, jump starting your energy for the rest of the day.

Classes are held at Sweat Republic SF. Sign up here.

Doula in SF

“Imagine what it feels like to feel confident going into labour and welcoming your baby in a supportive & loving environment”

People have different wants and needs when it comes to giving birth. My role as your birth doula is to help you navigate and explore all the different options out there and help you make well-informed choices.

As your doula, I will honor your birth vision and personal beliefs with no judgement. This is your birth and this is your baby.

Doula in San FranciscoWho am I?

Hi! I am Yana and I am a birth and postpartum doula, a yoga teacher, a personal trainer and also a fellow mama. I am a Singaporean living in San Francisco with my husband and son. My son’s birth is an integral part to why I am a doula. Giving birth to him has been such a transformative experience that I feel like I was reborn. It is as if I  see the world from a different pair of lens once I become a mother.

As soon I found out  I was expecting, I became more aware of everything that is happening inside and outside my body. Like every mother out there, I wanted the best for my child even before he was born. I believe in birth stories and I believe that every child born into this world deserve to have supportive, loving and warm hands to welcome them. My experience giving birth, breastfeeding and mothering have further fueled my passion for this work. I want to empower you by providing emotional, informational support and physical comfort. I will be very honored to support your birth.


Certified Postpartum Doula through Cornerstone Doula Trainings

Certified Birth Doula through Cornerstone Doula Trainings

Homebirth training through Cornerstone

B.S. degree in Exercise & Sports Science from Edith Cowan University (Australia)

Certified Personal Trainer through American Council on Exercise (ACE)

Prenatal & Postnatal Specialist Training through ACE

Certified 200-HR Yoga Teacher through SVYASA Yoga Institute

Certified Level 1 Prenatal Yoga Teacher through Mama Tree


Studies have shown that births that have a Doula in attendance are:

  • Less likely to have cesarean birth
  • Less likely to request pain relieving drugs
  • Less likely to require forceps/vacuum extractions during vaginal delivery
  • Less likely to describe their birth as a negative experience

What I offer?

Doula in SFI blend my training as a yoga teacher, prenatal/postnatal training specialist and birth doula to support the mother in cultivating a deeper intuitive relationship with her body. This can be done through relaxation/comfort techniques such as yoga breathing, movement practice, heat, touch and acupressure. 

I am your personal birth trainer that will help you create a realistic birth plan to reach your goals. I will be there to coach and cheer you on as you make this amazing journey.

Your body already knows how to give birth to this baby. I am here to help you relax and keep your oxytocins flowing.

Birth Package (Current Sliding scale Fees $600-$800)

  • Pre-birth planning consultations to relieve stress and fear: 2 x 90 minute sessions
  • 100% support from start to finish: via phone/ email anytime, in-person during labor
  • Prenatal Yoga/Birth Breathing: 1 x 50 minute session
  • Postpartum home visit to help you process the birth, family’s adjustment check-in  and provide referrals/ resources: 1 X 90 minute session
  • 24-hour on-call 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after the due date
  • Attendance at birth until baby is born and until 1-2 hours after delivery
  • Pictures/Video of your birth and new family (if desired)
  • Community referrals for birth, mama and baby related needs


Postpartum care (Current Fees: $30/hour with minimum of 10 service hours)

  • Help promote bonding & attachment with your newborn
  • Provide support for healing & recovery post-birth
  • Prepare nourishing food & organize nourishment support for mama
  • Help with breastfeeding issues
  • Assisting with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, and comforting


Pre Post Natal Doula Yoga San Francisco*Personalized packages are available upon request.

Other services available:

Birth Plan Facilitating: $80

  • 90 minutes in person
  • Discussion on pros and cons of birth procedures and options
  • Design a Visual Birth Plan
  • Edits after reviewing with your care provider
  • PDF copy will be emailed to you If you decide later to hire Yana as your Birth Doula, the fee for Birth Plan Facilitating will go towards your Birth Package.

Service Area: Currently only offering services to families in San Francisco.


Service Area:

I offer doula services to families within San Francisco.


FREE Consultation (no obligation!)

Let’s schedule a time to meet and find out our compatibility.

Phone: 415-999-5615


Please include in your email:

  1. Your name
  2. Your email
  3. Partner’s name
  4. Partner’s email
  5. Estimated Due Date
  6. Phone and best time to call you
  7. Which part of the city you live in?
  8. Where do you plan on giving birth?
  9. Who is your doctor or midwife?
  10. What services are you interested in?
  11. How did you hear about me?
  12. Please tell me how I can best support your birth and/or postpartum period?