Kristi Dowler offers outdoor fitness classes, interval training, boot camp, personal training and small group training in San Francisco. Her popular outdoor fitness camp for women only is usually held at Crissy Field. Participants can watch the Golden Gate Bridge come to life early in the morning while getting a great workout. Many of Dowler’s clients have been loyal for 10 years or more; she says the women come back for both the workouts and the camaraderie and joy they get from one another.
Dowler found her niche outdoors in the fresh air after years of indoor classes and personal training. The name of her company, VyAyr Fitness, means energy to live your life. VyAyr is open five days a week, even when it rains. Dowler uses the natural environment as her gym — sand, trees, trails, benches and rocks — to vary the workouts daily. Activities such as lunges and burpees in the sand may not be a favorite, but, she says, they are effective. Her clients don’t argue, they just follow the instruction and get it done.
Visit VyAyr’s website for dates for the next session at Crissy Field. To see Kristi in action, watch her short workout video with Red Carpet Bay Area’s Marybeth La Motte: