To my KES Fitness Clients: I’ve been blessed with your hopeful, hard-working energy since I opened KES Fitness in 2009. Help me spread the word in the East Bay by sharing your fitness story in a review! — Kewesi

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Xavier L. Avatar

No nonsense gym. It's not fancy, but the owner and trainers are dedicated and very caring. Great place for a serious workout

at your own pace.

Xavier L. 3/25/2016
Jordan L. Avatar

5 star rating If you have not had the pleasure of meeting Kewesi Simon, you're missing out. He knows what he's doing, he's smart, professional and inspiring! KES fitness is an awesome spot, because he is a gem of a guy!

Jordan L. 2/05/2016
Dr M. Avatar

Kewesi is an amazing personal trainer, he has helped me to recover from having a baby and, maintain longevity to do a physically demanding job. He also mixes in self defense, with core, and weight training.

Kewesi can help you learn to stay calm, composed and powerful in the face of confrontation and fear. Whether this gets applied in...
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Dr M. 10/27/2017
Jane M. Avatar

The best place to be if you are looking for emotional and physical fitness. I enjoy going there at a minimum 3 times a week. Love it. Thanks Kiwese!!!

Jane M. 8/22/2016
Liz H. Avatar

My new spot!! Thanks, Kewesi!

Liz H. 3/02/2016
Matt O. Avatar

KES Fitness, owned and operated by Kewesi Simon, is singlehandedly the best gym I've been a part of. I've been attending for about a year, and each time I see Kewesi feels like seeing an old friend.

The level of attention Kewesi gives each of his students and trainees during his sessions or classes is unparalleled. Even with several students engaged...
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Matt O. 3/21/2017
Lailani P. Avatar

5 star rating I don't understand people who say they love to work out. It's time-consuming, it's sweaty and it's painful. I'd honestly rather lay on the couch and catch up on Glee than do push-ups any day.

Kewesi gets this and makes me laugh while jumping rope. Somehow, my resistance to doing anything that is going to make me sweat is wiped away....
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Lailani P. 1/28/2014
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5 star rating Kewesi is a great trainer for both conditioning and Muy Thai. I left for a few years to train other martial arts  and have come back after some serious back injuries because he's the only trainer I trust to help me get strong while protecting my back. I can't express how relaxing it is to train with a teacher who... read more

l. b. 1/21/2015
Melissa C. Avatar

5 star rating Kewesi is an amazing personal trainer.  He is a master in the world of working out so you don't have to be. You can relax and have fun and trust that you are getting a great workout that is safe for you body.  He has all the regular gym equipment, weights and machines, but he also has a dojo where... read more

Melissa C. 10/27/2017
Terra K. Avatar

The focus is on helping you get where you want to be. Strength, balance, coordination, thought, it’s all there and they’ll help you harness it.

Terra K. 12/21/2017
Chris H. Avatar

5 star rating Since I have been going to classes at K.E.S, my girlfriend has been a little bummed. She prefers that I stay a little chubby and that is not happening with the work out that is bestowed upon any person who trains with Kewesi.

 For the past couple of months I have attended about 3-4 classes weekly and grateful that...
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Chris H. 12/09/2012
Linda P. Avatar

KES Fitness gave me the most engaged personal training I've had, even at my age. I really enjoy the wholeness of Kewesi's philosophy-based training. Ladies, you won't find a trainer with higher integrity and drive to help you learn to defend yourself on many levels. He's careful to assess what is safe for your body to do during physical training... read more

Linda P. 7/03/2019
Sarah C. Avatar

The level of personal attention Kewesi gives everyone in class is amazing. I'd never trained Muay Thai before and I got hooked and stayed on until I left Oakland. The boot camp classes are also great. Be consistent and you will get fit and fearsome. The regulars are smart, interesting, and dedicated people.

Sarah C. 11/10/2016
Branch T. Avatar

My wife and kids LOVE the place. I'm back to being a kid again as this is the kind of space I grew up in.

Branch T. 12/05/2017
beth g. Avatar

5 star rating i've been going to bootcamp and taking muay thai here for over a year now, and although i've moved back to san francisco, i still make the drive over to oakland for my workouts. I've had many trainers before, and have learned a lot of stuff, but i've never had as much attention and corrections made to my form, which... read more

beth g. 3/17/2012
Jessica C. Avatar

5 star rating Sooo so grateful to have found Kewesi and this great gym.

I came to KES in need of healthy outlets for anger and frustration, and also hoping to refocus on taking care of my body so that I could feel healthy and fit again (I work in the food industry... its pretty easy to forget eating carb-cenrtic meals three times...
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Jessica C. 6/06/2014
E B. Avatar

5 star rating I can't say enough good things about training at KES.

As a former pro-level athlete (yes, I know how obnoxious that sounds, but it's true), I have had a lot of experience with trainers, coaches, and training plans. My time at KES has been among my best experiences. Kewesi is a fantastic teacher who gets to know to his students/clients. If...
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E B. 12/10/2013
Angie N. Avatar

5 star rating Kewesi has become an exemplary instructor for me since my first day in his Muay Thai class 3 years ago. His teaching is as rigorous as it is rewarding. My experience at KES Fitness has truly changed my life for the better. Thank you for everything Kewesi and everyone at KES!

Angie N. 8/22/2015
Linda P. Avatar

KES Fitness gave me the most engaged personal training I've had, even at my age. I really enjoy the wholeness of Kewesi's philosophy-based training. Ladies, you won't find a trainer with higher integrity and drive to help you learn to defend yourself on many levels. He's careful to assess what is safe for your body to do during physical training... read more

Linda P. 7/05/2019
tim f. Avatar

4 star rating My experience searching for gym's and working with personal trainers has been quite a mixed bag. My search has turned out many disappointments. Trainers are either high priced, and used to working out with people that are completely unmotivated; trainers who apply the same workout to all their clients. After working out with Kewesi and KES Fitness, it becomes apparent... read more

tim f. 11/03/2010