Happy New Year from Ultimate Fitness!

Happy New Year from Ultimate Fitness! May 2016 be filled with all good things, including slow-motion training to keep you fit, strong, and young.  We’re here to help you get there.  Call us to make an orientation appointment and find out if our program is right for you....
Prairie Prince and Atom Ellis LIVE at Ultimate!

Prairie Prince and Atom Ellis LIVE at Ultimate!

Ultimate Fitness presents a live music show featuring drummer Prairie Prince from the Tubes, and bass player Atom Ellis.  They will be rocking out for us on Thursday September 26th.  The show starts at 6 pm and everyone is welcome.  Ultimate Fitness owner Sara Ellis will also be teaching her super fun spin class to the LIVE music.  Please call to reserve your bike.  And remember, you don’t have to be a spinner to come enjoy the show.  See you then! Call us for more info at...

The Body by Science Book

Clients often come to us because of Doug McGuff’s book “Body by Science”.  In the book, John Little, a columnist for Ironman magazine, and fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff, team up to present a formula that builds strength and develops muscle using slow motion training.  The information is well presented and makes a clear case for the efficiency and safety of that method.  Whether you’re considering joining us at Ultimate or simply want to gain better understanding about the slow training workout you’re doing with our fitness trainers, you’ll find this book informative. While slow training is at the core of Ultimate Fitness’ philosophy, what sets us apart from the book’s very purist approach is that we believe our clients get better overall results from a varied and personalized exercise program. Call us to learn more about what we do, or even better, call us to make an “orientation” appointment. We’ll talk about your health and fitness goals and take you through a sample slow workout. You’ll see, you’ll love it! And who can’t make time to workout 30 minutes twice a...

Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors’ Brains

A new study finds that elderly women’s mental functioning significantly improved after 6 months of strength training. The study focused on women between 70 and 80 years old who had complained of memory difficulty. The testing done after 6 months of supervised weight lifting showed improved activity changes in the part of the brain associated with cognitive behavior.  So there you have it:  slow motion strength training will keep you strong AND smart! Read the article here: Strength Training...
Skip Sandberg’s New Photo Book!

Skip Sandberg’s New Photo Book!

Avid Ultimate Fitness spinner and long time Mill Valley local, Skip Sandberg just published a photo book of the town’s hidden steps, lanes, and paths. We’ve all heard of the Dipsea steps but did you know that Mill Valley has many other hidden shortcuts?  To learn about these unique pathways, visit Skip Sandberg’s website robertsandbergphoto.com.  The book is called  “Steps, Lanes and Paths of Mill Valley” .  You can also read the recent IJ article here: marinij.com. When Skip is not exploring local sites and taking amazing photographs, he can be found at Ultimate Fitness, taking one of Sara’s spin classes.  Congratulations on your book Skip, and see you on Thursday! Sara Ellis also teaches spin on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Saturdays at 9:30 am.  More about the classes here:...