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
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.... read more
Kewesi is an excellent martial arts and personal fitness trainer. He is gifted at motivating you beyond your potential without pushing you too hard for what you're physically not ready for. I highly recommend KES Fitness.Mickey F. 3/30/2018
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 moreMelissa C. 10/27/2017
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... read more
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... read more
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
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.
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
My training at KES came at a time of personal fitness low, but getting an engaged personal trainer was really encouraging. I felt super safe and protected when I trained at KES, even at my age, because Kewesi is careful to assess what is safe for your body to do during personal training. I really enjoy his martial arts philosophy-based... read moreLinda P. 7/05/2019
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... read more
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... read more
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 moretim f. 11/03/2010
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 morebeth g. 3/17/2012
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
I felt super safe and protected when I trained at KES, even at my age, because Kewesi is careful to assess what is safe for your body to do during personal training. I really enjoy his martial arts philosophy-based training. Ladies, you won't find a trainer with higher integrity and drive to help you learn to defend yourself on many... read moreLinda P. 8/13/2019
My new spot!! Thanks, Kewesi!Liz H. 3/02/2016
The owner and his family are great people; they take care of folks. Very professional and personable, too. Holistic fitness and health is the focus here. Highly recommend.Jake E. 8/06/2019
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 J. 8/22/2015