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.

Starting in June, Open gym will be Tuesdays 12pm-1pm and Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm.

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

Class Fees & Studio Rental

Membership and Day passes are available. For more information about memberships, click here or on the register buttons below.

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.

Open Gym

BORP Fitness Center, Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley

Every Tuesday 4:30-5:30 PM

Every Thursday 12:00-12:45 PM

Free!

Everyone is welcome to come use the equipment at BORP’s Fitness Studio. This is not an instructor led class. If you are not able to use the equipment independently you may bring someone to assist. Participants must use masks and be vaccinated. Limited to eight participants. Please sign up so you can be notified of schedule changes

Email cynthia@borp.org for more information

Jorge Macias

Fitness for All

Fridays, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Instructor: Jorge Macias
Cycling Center

“Fitness is for everyone! I take great pride in meeting you where you are and helping you find your next step.” JM

Join Jorge for a fun and inclusive workout at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley. We will be working out on the outside deck, using innovative adaptive equipment designed to work for you. These courses are a great way to stay active and socialize while being outside. All fitness levels are 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.
  • The Fitness Studio has two high powered air filters. Masking is optional.
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COVID Safety! Strict COVID guidelines will be followed, masks are required.