Welcome to The Works Exercise & Dance Studio

We offer quality classes and provide certified professional instructors so that we can give you a great workout every time! We welcome men and women to our studio.

Our schedule and description of classes and rates will give you all the information you need to get started. Click here for a peek into the studio.

Our studio is available for rentals, either on a single or long term basis. For more information on rentals see our rental page.

Hope to see you soon.

What makes The Works special?

The person sweating next to you in class is probably the "owner" (well, one of them, at least). We have been owned by member students since 1999. That means we operate with no Corporate Ownership. Every cent that we collect is invested back into keeping this wonderful studio alive and thriving. The fascinating authors, academics, artists and otherwise ingenious people who populate The Works are part of something bigger than themselves, and now you are too — every time you walk through the doors. Doesn't that feel good?

Upcoming Events at The Works

7AM Presents — Trap Yoga

Sunday afternoon, September 18

Yes, you heard that right! We are bridging the world of traditional Yoga and Trap music. All you need to do is bring yourself and if you don't have a yoga mat, not to worry, we have them available for rent.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7am-presents-trap-yoga-tickets-27552675795

*This is a beginner's yoga class.

Instructor: Rahel Campbell
Detailed Schedule:
1:00pm - 1:30pm - Check-In
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Trap Yoga Class
General Admission: $20.00
General Admission + Yoga Mat Rental: $25.00

Our trap yoga experience is a fusion of a yoga, a popular mindfulness movement practiced alongside the backdrop of the 808 bass thumps we love in trap music. Why Trap Yoga? Trap culture and yoga practice have more in common than most would assume. We see both as being a multi-layered journey filled with raw emotion, triumphs, deep inquiry, setbacks, victory, and everything in between. Yoga and trap culture, in its entirety, is always pulsing; reverberating a mantra of work hard, and evolve yourself!

Trap yoga is about reinvention, present moment awareness, showing up and giving your best, hustle and perseverance. It celebrates the spirit of resilience, turning every circumstance, every insight into an advantage. Its about tuning into your inner energy and being a catalyst in your life for growth!

Event Video Link: https://youtu.be/c3XrlS_mZto

The Works Schedule Updates

Mondays @ 9:00–10:00 with Alyssa
Tuesdays @ 8:00–9:00 with Alyssa
Thursdays @ 8:00–9:00 with Alyssa
   (Marisa will sub Mon 9/12, Wed 9/14, Thu 9/15)
Cardio Dance
Tuesdays @ 9:30–10:30 with Chrissy*
Thursdays @ 10:00–11:00 with Chrissy
Yoga + Balance
Wednesdays @ 9:00–10:00 with Alan
Total Body Conditioning — Intervals
Sundays @ 9:30–10:45 with Karen
Thursdays @ 9:00–10:00 with Heather
   (Karen leads TBC Sun 9/11, 9/25)

* Class moves to 10:00–11:00 starting October 4

Life at The Works . . .

Cuban Dance, November 2015.

Halloween Dance (Costume) Party! October 30, 2015.

Do you remember when we danced for Deb's healing in December 2013? A healthy, vibrant Deb returned to dance with us on Friday, December 12th!

Cardio Dancing for Deb:

The event took place last December 10 in Chrissy's Cardio Dance class, with dancers Roz, Debra, Barbara, Dorothy, Earll, Maxine, Cheryl, MorningStar, Leslie, Fernanda, Sara N, Johanna, Chris, Esther, Sarah W, Sarah EJC, and Deb herself. Watch the VIDEO!

Deb Cohan's Healing Journey continues from The Works to Good Morning America, to Bing's Heroic Women of 2013

(along with Margaret Thatcher and Malala Yousafzai).

Deb sent the note at right.

Some scenes from last year's Bay Area Dance Week at The Works: