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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
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[…]
I am teaching a three hour section on kettlebell lifting at this amazing weekend of workshops hosted by BodyTribe in Sacramento. Join us! Events
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[…]