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We train individuals, and small or large groups at any location. We also conduct private training at three excellent facilities in Nevada County, California.
Come to class as often as you want with a subscription for an Unlimited Pass, come twice a week or just try it out for a month.
Meet the Team
Eric has been training athletes and non-athletes, in the San Francisco Bay area, Gold Country and beyond since 1999. Eric’s style of instruction is very different from mainstream fitness training.
what students say
“Say Goodbye to That Lower Back Pain! Eric Kenyon knows the business of getting fit for life and living a healthy lifestyle. He recently introduced me to the benefits of Kettlebell training and I haven’t looked back. ..”
About Form is function
The Form is Function style of instruction is very different from mainstream exercise modes. Using our Soviet/Russian based methods you will focus on adept, natural movement, rather than working muscles or body parts in isolation. This makes for extremely strong, confident, mobile, well balanced and resilient athletes. True Russian-style kettlebell training is shown to: BURN FAT ~ more than twice as many calories per minute as aerobics or spinning, and continue burning calories for 48 hours after the workout; Increase your BONE DENSITY; make your HEART STRONGER, more capacious, and more resilient; increase your JOINT MOBILITY and flexibility; PROTECT YOUR BACK and joints against injury, and in some cases strengthen and rehabilitate existing injuries; make you FASTER AND STRONGER without increase in size; increase your cardiovascular capacity.
Improved sense of confidenence
Form is Function presents: Strength Training for Endurance Athletes. Saturday April 29th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm At the Aikido’Ka dojo, 142 East McKnight Way, Grass Valley CA Endurance athletes must do strength training. This is a universal truth. The details are not so clear in mainstream athletic culture. How much strength training? How strong does Read more about Strength Training for Endurance Athletes April 2017[…]
Saturday, April 15th 2017 1:00 to 3:00 pm At the Aikido’Ka dojo 142 Easy McKnight Way, Grass Valley CA At this workshop Form is Function shows how to combine practices of robust health and dynamic athleticism to create a body aesthetic that maximizes your natural gifts and reduces your challenges. Join us and learn: 1) Read more about Functional Body Sculpting[…]
Form is Function presents: Lower Back Strength and Health. Saturday April 1st 1:00 to 3:00 pm At the Aikido’Ka dojo 142 East McKnight Way Grass Valley CA Does your lower back ever feel weak, unstable or painful? Do clinical treatments have only short term beneficial effects? How would your life be improved if your lower Read more about Lower Back Strength and Health, April 2017[…]
Form is Function Presents: Shoulder Restoration. Saturday 25 March, 1:00 to 3:00 pm At the Aikido’Ka dojo 142 East McKnight Way, Grass Valley CA Do your shoulders feel weak, stiff, sore, fragile? Have stretching and strength training failed equally badly in improving your shoulder situation? This workshop is for you. Join us to learn: 1) Read more about March 2017 Shoulder Restoration Workshop[…]
Russian Flexibility for Health & Well-being. Saturday March 18th 1:00 to 3:00 pm At the Aikido’Ka dojo, 142 East McKnight Way, Grass Valley Do your limbs and joints feel stiff, immobile, rusty? Do you have trouble squatting down, touching your toes, or reaching above your head? Do you think you should be more flexible and Read more about Russian Flexibility for Health & Well-being[…]
Form is Function presents: Knee Strength and Health. Saturday March 4th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm 142 East Mcknight Way, Grass Valley CA Instructor: Eric Kenyon Cost: $45.00 Are your knees weak, unstable, painful? Have you “tried everything” to stretch or strengthen your knees with little or no beneficial result? How would your life be improved Read more about Knee Strength & Health Workshop.[…]
Form is Function presents: Lower Back Strength and Health. Does your lower back ever feel weak, unstable or painful? Do clinical treatments have only short term beneficial effects? How would your life be improved if your lower back was strong, stable and resilient? At this two hour workshop you will learn: 1) Why “lift with Read more about Lower Back Strength & Health Workshop[…]
Form is Function presents, two free introduction classes: Tuesday 3 January & Tuesday 10 January 2017 9:30 to 10:30 am At the Aikido’Ka dojo 142 East McKnight Way Grass Valley CA . Want more results in less time? We will show you how we do that. Sick of time wasted because of injuries? We will Read more about Free Intros to Results Based Exercise[…]
Knee pain, weakness and instability are common complaints among Americans of all ages and all walks of life. Knee injuries often end careers in martial arts, dance and winter sports. This workshop is a collection of Form is Function’s most efficient methods we use to heal and protect the knees of our students and athletes. Read more about Injury-proofing your Knees.[…]
At Form is Function we approach flexibility quite differently from what you have seen in this country. FIF students and athletes tend to be very flexible and yet do very little stretching. They also suffer no compromise for this high level of flexibility. Our people are very strong and very stable. Attendees will learn these Read more about Russian Flexibility Workshop[…]