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?
Who comes to The Works?
. . . for Works Coop classes: Sophisticated Berkeley/Oakland residents interested in a grown-up version of Pilates Mat, Yoga with a focus on Balance, Iyengar Yoga, Cardio and Strength training with Intervals, and the pure fun of Cardio Dance. Use your Works class card for any class on the schedule with a PINK BOX.
. . . for more Exercise options:
Those who want even more options can check out Shola's Body Sculpt, White Crane Silat's Kung Fu, Carrie's Sharqui, and Shakti's Yoga.
The Works Schedule Updates
Every Thursday in November is pay for 1 class and stay for all 3!
Mondays @ 9:00–10:00 with Alyssa
Tuesdays @ 8:00–9:00 with Alyssa
Thursdays @ 8:00–9:00 with Erin
Tuesdays @ 9:30–10:30 with Chrissy
Thursdays @ 10:00–11:00 with Chrissy Thanksgiving Day: 9:30–10:30*
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 Karen Thanksgiving Day: 8:30–9:30* No class Thursday, December 4 only
Sat @ 9:30–11am with Shakti (you can use your Works class card to try this class).
Shakti also hosts class on Mon @ 5pm and Wed @ 10:15am.
* Thanksgiving Day classes: By popular demand, we are getting our workout in EARLY on Thursday morning for a special two hour combination class. Come for all or part of the workout—still costs only 1 regular class price. YOU MUST RSVP and PAY by Tuesday 11/25 so that we can confirm payment for both our lovely teachers ahead of time.
Life at The Works . . .
July 28, 2014: President Obama awards a 2013 National Medal of Arts to writer and Works member Maxine Hong Kingston during a White House ceremony. (Charles Dharapak/AP)
Full house of Cuban dance action July 2014.
On January 22, Works members took a tour of the newly-renovated Cal Stadium. Many thanks to our guides Justin Panarese, Ash Puri, and Jenny Simon.
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!