Our Culture

Our Oakland CA personal training and self defense facility is built around intentionally cultivating a culture of self-actualization and healing. We accept everyone at whatever level of conditioning they present with. Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to join us!


  • Corrective exercise
  • Restorative fitness
  • Functional mobility
  • Tui Na massage therapy
  • Self defense

If at first glance these modalities don’t make sense together in our martial-arts-based training facility, see The Relationship of Martial Arts & Healing.

Training Format

sign upAll of our training is done in a semi-private environment. You will train exclusively in a small group or individualized personal training session. You’ll have a guide who is aware of your personal fitness progress. Our programs were all developed along a consistent martial arts philosophy.

No Showoffs!

There are no attitudes, showoffs, or intimidating personalities in our sessions. We are all here for the right reasons – to support you in improving your quality of life through fitness.


See our reviews about KES Fitness from people from all walks of life, all ages and professions.

Contact Us

Contact us for hours and current pricing specials!

Personal Training
Strength, Conditioning, & Mobility
Tui Na Bodywork
Workplace Wellness Programs
Self Defense
Women’s Self Defense
Muay Thai Martial Arts

Our Trainers

Certified Personal Trainers

Our trainers are all certified personal trainers.

Postural Therapists

Our trainers are postural therapists as well as personal trainers. With that special expertise, they can assess your fitness to determine what combination of passive or active stretches and strengthening exercises are necessary to bring balance to your body.

Fascial Training

Our trainers have experience in a discipline or methodology of fascial training, such as

  • martial artists
  • dancers
  • gymnasts
  • strength & conditioning trainers
  • yoga teachers

What is Fascia?

Fascia is the connective tissue throughout our bodies, similar to the white connective tissue of an orange that holds its juicy cells in place and gives it shape. This interwoven system of fibers supports and protects our muscle groups, organs, and the entire body during movement. The vitality of your fascia affects every other system of the body, and is key to good health.

More About the Fascia

Fascia: What Is It, How Do You Train It, and Why Bother?

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had