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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
By Eric Kenyon It’s been a great decade for FIF. It encompasses almost our entire time in Goldcountry. I realize we have done what we were meant to do: serve our students and our community better and better every year. Here are some highlights: Our top athlete, pro snowboard racer Evan Strong, won Read more about A Decade of Excellence! What’s Next?[…]
By chief instructor Eric Kenyon Coming up on another new year. How many people need what Form is Function teaches? Almost everyone you know needs it. But wait, aren’t there many gyms and exercise studios around? Aren’t they all about the same? Is FIF just another generic, provider of service, like a gas station, or Read more about Creating a Powerful New Year[…]
Well designed physical practice is incredibly powerful, for health, happiness, and for getting things done in life. Here are some observations I have made from my lofty perch at the head of FIF for twenty years: People who exercise most regularly get the best results. 2. People who exercise regularly Read more about The Successful Physical Practice[…]
Form is Function presents: Reducing Fall Injury Starting 16 September 2018, at our facility at 142 East McKnight Way in Grass Valley CA. This eight week intensive course reduces the frequency of falls and reduces the severity of injury in falls. We do this by practicing and teaching: 1) Exercise to improve balance. 2) Improving Read more about Reducing Fall Injury[…]
Form is Function is collaborating with Gold Crush Climbing Gym in Grass Valley CA! All rock climbers and aspiring rock climbers are invited to our debut at GCCG on March 14th at this workshop: Injury Proofing and Restoration for Rock Climbers, 530-730 pm on Wednesday, March 14th. 124 Clydesdale Ct, Suite D Grass Valley, California Read more about Training Rock Climbers.[…]
Last week Form is Function’s top athlete, pro snowboarder Evan Strong was on the front page of our local newspaper. Evan won a gold medal in Paralympic snowboard cross at the Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia 2014. He has one leg missing from a motorcycle wreck 13 years ago. However he often races in Read more about Return to the Winter Olympics[…]
2017 was a glorious year for FIF. Our students have accomplished more than ever. We have 3 new instructors ready to teach, and we will offer a whole new group of additional classes to keep them busy! Last year FIF athletes competed in triathlons and Scottish Highland Games, won cage fights and Brazilian jiu Read more about New year 2018[…]
This new course will soon be offered to our women only. The instructors are Form is Function female staff. CGA focuses on the physical ability and well being of women. It is a natural evolution at FIF, moving the “fitness” conversation further away from a narrow, limiting and fear based, physical appearance or weight loss Read more about Curvy Girl Athletics[…]
Do Results Matter? A Form is Function we are in the business of providing outcomes. Other gyms, health clubs and exercise studios seem to be in the business of providing an experience. I am content for other businesses to provide that. I have designed FIF to provide unique and superior results. There are a number Read more about Do Results Matter?[…]
Saturday May 20th, 1:00 to 4:00 pm At the beautiful Aikido’Ka dojo, 142 East McKnight Way, Grass Valley 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. This popular workshop is extended to Read more about Functional Body Sculpting May 2017[…]