Fitness & Health
Empowered Body is a boutique Pilates studio focused on the instruction and preservation of the work of Joseph H. Pilates. Fully equipped with authentic Pilates apparatuses, We offer Private and Semi Private training, and group classes of no more than 6 students per class. We are in the business of empowerment! Our goal is to teach clients how to move intelligently through mindful and controlled exercise while sharing our love of movement with our community.
iChakras is a Chakra Healing and Meditation Center focused on bringing you to your fullest potential.
iChakras uses a very advanced approach to wellness which is a whole new level of Chakra Balancing! We track our clients brainwaves and biofeedback during a meditation, or chakra balance which has allowed us to unlock the chakras and see the real benefits of spiritual healing, and meditation. We are taking all of the vagueness and intimidation out of the healing experience. We will create a clear path towards your goals & ensure that you reach them in your Mind, Body & Spirit.
Welcome to the San Juan Dance Family… A place where every student is provided with a positive learning environment. Our quality staff is comprised of certified teachers, many of whom are members of The Royal Academy of Dance (London), Dance Masters of America, and/or hold college degrees. Our two studios in downtown Los Altos include professional dance floors and large wall-size mirrors.
At SJD, we are committed to giving every student, based on their individual goals, the happiest and highest caliber of dance education possible.
More Than Kicking and Punching
Honor – At Sky Family Taekwondo, students learn to develop good moral character through the examples of our instructors, and discover the importance of demonstrating values of respect in everything they do.
Unity – Sky Family Taekwondo emphasizes the benefits of teamwork and views all students as part of the extended Sky Family. Students will find the support to work together and become future leaders.
Service – Students discover the virtue of humility through the act of helping one another and serving the community
About our founder Grandmaster Jun C. Yoon: Doctorate in Sports Management, the only 9th degree black belt in the Bay Area. World Games, Korean Nationals, and USA Nationals Gold Medalist, USA National team head coach, Referee Instructor US Olympic Committee, Referee Chairman US National Collegiate TKD Association.
Our World Class Instructors are practicing athletes with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certification and hold degrees from the Korea National Sport University, UC Berkeley, and UCLA.
Building a strong mind, body, & spirit since 1992.
A part of the Mountain View High School athletic department, Spartans Sports Camp (SSC) was originally the brainchild of John Payne, a former athletic director at MVHS. The camp’s direction was taken over by MVHS alum Doug Wiersig (‘05), who later enlisted Ricky Appler (‘07). The two worked together with the athletic department of MVHS to secure funds and promote the camp. Soon recruiting future counselors to help promote, Doug and Ricky hired high school students as counselors and began the inaugural day of camp on June 11th, 2012. The camp ran every week from then through the week of June 27th, not including the week of the Fourth of July. The camp continues to benefit the athletic program and has donated over $210,000 since it’s inception in 2012. Parents & campers continue to be thrilled with the experiences they have with Spartans Sports Camp, allowing for the camp’s continuation. This is now the sixth year of Spartans Sports Camp.
United Studios of Self Defense is the largest martial arts school in North America. Since 1968, our students have studied USSD’s unique system of Kempo-style martial arts from the finest instructors in the United States. From the earliest beginnings nearly 2000 years ago, the martial arts have been steeped in tradition. Nowhere else will you feel that sense of rich history than at a USSD studio.
A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM TO FIT EVERY NEED
Whether you’re a beginner or experienced martial artist, United Studios of Self Defense has a program to fit every need. Men, women and children of all ages and professions participate in our Private & Group Training Programs.
The United Studios of Self Defense System is an ever-changing wealth of knowledge that is always interesting and fun to learn. At United Studios, you’re not just another student. You will realize your full potential, because you are special to us.
Since 1968, USSD has been the pioneer in perfecting the teaching of martial arts for self defense on an instructor/student basis. The USSD Private Training program allows students to progress at their own pace and to focus on their needs and interests. USSD’s unique self-defense system allows the beginner and advanced student alike to adjust the techniques to fit their physical ability, strengths and limitations.
Private training allows students to receive direct critique and motivation from the Instructor, expediting their advancement and understanding of techniques and principles. The Private training program also provides a flexible training schedule, fitting the lessons to the students availability.
Some of the benefits of private training include:
Advance yourself up to 4 times faster than with group lessons alone.
Private instruction allows you to advance at your own pace.
All of the attention is on you, so any corrections are immediate.
Gives you the time you need to process what you have learned.
Students with private lessons are more likely to achieve black belt.
Flexible scheduling lets you fit the lessons to your availability.
Lessons can be modified to your physical ability, age and interest
You will be more motivated as you see how quickly you progress.
BENEFITS FOR KIDS
Our students develop a range of skills that enable them to succeed in all areas of life. This is particularly important for children, who need the guidance and support of parents and others to develop the skills they need to become capable and balanced adults.
We will help your child become a strong and productive member of society armed with character, strong self-discipline and a healthy self-image. At United Studios of Self Defense, we work hard to make your child’s experience with the Martial Arts a safe and productive one.
In the USSD Martial Arts program, children will improve:
Strength & Endurance
Respect for themselves & others
All of this is achieved in an environment where the camaraderie created by shared challenges creates a sense of trust and recognition of individual achievement. Students advance at their own pace, without the pressure that is often such a part of team sports.
The practice of Martial Arts, when done properly and under the guidance of a professional USSD Instructor, is safer than most school sports. It is a workout routine that improves focus and self-discipline, developing the mind as well as the body. Students learn to control themselves and to respect others, which naturally leads to a respect for self. This benefit often carries over into school, helping to not only improve behavior, but academic performance. Students learn how to use their energy in a positive manner and not to be aggressive towards others. Experts agree that, rather than promoting violence, Martial Arts open the door to building a solid foundation of self-confidence and a healthy sense of self-worth. The core philosophy of USSD Martial Arts training is non-violence. Our training enables students to respond in a calm and controlled way that will stop, rather than escalate violence, should violence be unavoidable.
ADULTS & TEENS
For the teen or adult student, the martial arts provides a balanced improvement of both mind and body. The USSD Teen & Adult Program is designed to provide you with the principles of self-defense while strengthening your stamina & physical ability. In addition, the techniques and training fundamentals you learn will be adjusted to fit your needs and interests, whether your goals are to learn to defend yourself, get in shape, become more flexible, reduce stress or otherwise.
Build muscular strength and endurance
Learn practical self-defense techniques
Founded in 2012, YogaSix is a boutique yoga brand that offers a broad range of heated and non-heated yoga classes, sculpt classes and meditation accessible to all. YogaSix is a modern fitness boutique offering a fresh perspective on one of the world’s oldest traditions. Backed by powerhouse boutique fitness curator Xponential Fitness, YogaSix aims to debunk the stereotype that often surrounds the practice of yoga and deliver its life-enhancing benefits to all ages, shapes, sizes and genders. Utilizing modern language instead of Sanskrit and offering six core formats – Y6 101, Y6 Restore, Y6 Slow Flow, Y6 Hot, Y6 Power, and Y6 Sculpt & Flow – YogaSix’s classes are meant to encompass every fitness level, whether the focus is on deep stretching, stress relief, or breaking a sweat. YogaSix Mountain View is owned by local residents Audrey Ryder and Toni King, who live in Los Altos with their three children and have been offering fitness classes and services on the Peninsula for ten years.