In-Person Fitness

Bay Area Classes

BORP hosts regular indoor and outdoor fitness classes around the Bay Area. We also offer workshops and clinics in activities like boxing and dance. Led by experienced instructors, classes provide a fun and challenging workout and are a great way to meet people in your community.

BORP Fitness Center

The BORP fitness center in Berkeley features open gym hours and has a range of adaptive exercise equipment including a stationary handcycle, a rowing machine, a VitaGlide, a SkiErg, as well as weights and bands.

Group of people standing and in wheelchairs working out at BORP fitness center

Class Fees & Studio Rental

Unless otherwise stated, BORP in-person classes are $11 per class; 10-class passes are available for $100. Seniors 55 and older pay $8 per class, or $70 for a 10-class pass. Passes can be used for any class and are valid for one year. All classes are free to veterans. First class is free for everyone.

The BORP studio is also available to rent for community instructors who wish to offer their own classes. For more information, contact fitness@borp.org or 510-849-1319.

Current In-Person Classes and Activities

hursey baker

Tai Chi

BORP Fitness Center, Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley
Saturdays, 10am-11am
Instructor: Hursey Baker

The purpose of this meditative movement class is to transition through a series of gentle, health-giving exercises in a relaxed and joyous environment. Tai Chi combines the fluidity of dance with energetic movements that tone and the body and Improve circulation, balance and posture. The mind is focused and results include a general sense of well being as the ”chi,” or life force, is strengthened. A sampling of Qigong and Rosen Method movement exercises are included. The course is open to all ages and varying abilities.

Lela Davia

Gentle Stretch and Movement

BORP Fitness Center, Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley
Mondays, 10am-11am
Instructor: Lela Davia

The Arthritis Exercise Class provides gentle movement and strengthening for people with disabilities and/or joint disease. Classes will include warm-up, strengthening, stretching, cardio, and relaxation segments. Everyone is welcome.

David Blaschka

Circuit Training/Open Gym

BORP Fitness Center, Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley
Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Instructor: David Blaschka

Utilize BORP’s fitness equipment to get your body moving. Whether your goal is increased strength, stamina, functional fitness or all the above, David will help you achieve it! David works with each participant to orient them to the equipment with the ultimate goal that they become self-sufficient or need minimal assistance to get set up. We have several machines, weights, TRX Suspension Training system as well as weights and bands.

Jorge Macias

Fitness for All

Class postponed until further notice

BORP Cycling Center, 80 Bolivar Drive
Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Instructor: Jorge Macias

Join a fun and inclusive workout, outside in the courtyard of the BORP Cycling Center. We will be using innovative adaptive equipment designed to work for you. Says instructor, Jorge Macias, “Fitness is for everyone! I take great pride in meeting you where you are and helping you find your next step.” This class is a great way to stay active and socialize outside while maintaining social distancing. All fitness levels welcome!

Helpful Tips

  • Please arrive on time. Some classes do not allow latecomers past five minutes.
  • If you are a new participant, please arrive 10 minutes early to meet with the instructor.
  • All participants (including assistants) must have a completed BORP registration and waiver.
  • Equipment will be provided.
  • Bring your own water and towel.
  • Please do not wear any perfumes or scents.
  • If you need an assistant to complete the exercises, they may join the class.
  • Classes are subject to change at any time. Please register for class to receive updates and cancellations.
  • Participants must be vaccinated and wear masks.
COVID Safety! Strict COVID guidelines will be followed, masks are required.