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Half Way There

Community Highlights | June 4, 2014


Craig and Ramona on Day 4 of the AIDS/Lifecycle ride. They are just over halfway in their 545 mile trek to LA!

IC Alumna turns Dancer


Seven years ago Anakari was just learning to climb the bachar ladder.  Today she is an aspiring dancer, commuting from El Cerrito to the Oakland School for the Arts daily, where she spends 3-4 hours per day training in hopes of joining one of the most competitive professions in the entertainment business!

Tilden Tough Ten & B2B

Community Highlights | May 18, 2014

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We had a wonderful Race! Wendy, Sherry and myself crossed the finish line together…
And Kim had an amazing time of 1hr 23 min.
- Jen Frisch

Pic includes myself, my sister Carri, and three of her friends. Eleventh year running plus fourth running the race with my sister and niece. Four years ago my sister beat breast cancer and decide celebrate by running the race with me. That first year together we had 6 runners in our group and now we are up to 14 runners celebrating life! – Sara


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Kaia, Gretchen, Chris, and Andrea

Matching Game

Match the shoe to the runner.

Daughter and Dad Workout


Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! Where would we be without the love and care from our moms?
Here is a small sample of our IC-fit moms putting in the work to keep their bodies and minds healthy and strong! We salute you!

Ice Chamber Hosts Jaguars Soccer Team


We had the pleasure of hosting a team building fun-day for the Jaguars of the Albany Berkeley Soccer Club! The team was full of positive energy and athleticism. Thank you Dana and Missy for organizing this cool event!

If you are interested in having the Ice Chamber host your corporate, non-profit, or athletic team event, please contact me directly at steven@icechamber.

Next up we are hosting the 2014 Daiheigen Sumer Judo Camp Cross Training Workout Day with EBJI!


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Free Session with Specialized Training Staff

Although the Ice Chamber is recognized for our popular group classes, many of you may not know that our specialized training staff is available to work with you or your family and friends on a one-to-one basis.  Our team is not only highly credentialed, compassionate, and results driven, but they are also some of the best trainers you will find anywhere in the fitness industry.

We want you to experience for yourself the unique qualities of one-to-one specialized training at the Ice Chamber.  For a limited time, register for yourself, or a family member or friend, to receive a complimentary 30-minute training session with our one-of-a-kind training staff.

*limited to new personal training clients only

saraSara Nelson 
Sara has over 8 years of staff experience at the Ice Chamber in specialized private training, group exercise instruction, and kettlebell sport coaching.  She is a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise as well as a founding a member of the renowned Ice Chamber Kettlebell Girls Team.  As an athlete, Sara was one of the first women in the world to achieve the Master of Sport ranking with the 24kg Kettlebell in the Long Cycle event. She is also an avid runner with race distances from 5k and the marathon. Her compassion for individuals of all fitness levels come from her own journey in successful weight loss and lifestyle change.  Combining holistic principles in physical training, active recovery, and nutrition, Sara brings a unique approach to help diverse populations become the most athletic people possible.  In addition to her roles as coach and trainer, Sara manages the daily operations at the Ice Chamber.

tags: kettlebell, core, special populations, holistic, athletes



remyRemy Neuville
Remy is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine with 25 years of experience in fitness and sports.   In addition to general Strength and Conditioning methods, he has experience with sports specific training,  injury rehabilitation and corrective exercises. Remy is also a soccer conditioning specialist and long distance running conditioning specialist.  In France, Remy played soccer at the semi-professional level (MLS equivalent) and volley ball at the State level.  He coached women soccer in San Francisco, taking the team from 5th division to 2nd division over 6 seasons in the Golden Gate Women Soccer League.  He also coached men soccer in SFSFL league of San Francisco for 2 seasons.  Remy has completed the San Francisco marathon and various half marathons.  Whether your goals are to run faster, become stronger, or even sports specific, Remy’s engaging, passionate attitude coupled with strong determination and experience will help you produce the results you are seeking!

tags: sports specific, soccer, running, corrective exercises, athletes


slisabethElisabeth Sherratt
Education and Credentials
• M.S.N.- Family Nurse Practitioner- In progress and expected 12/2015, Samuel Merritt University
• Registered Nurse, Samuel Merritt University
• M.A.S. (Masters of Advanced Studies) Maternal & Child Nutrition, University of California, Davis
• B.S. Nutrition Science: Biochemistry, University of California, Davis

Fitness and nutrition has been Elisabeth’s passion since she was a little girl growing up in the heart of the Central Valley, California. She could be found out and about with her family farm helping her dad harvest fruits and vegetables or helping her mom in the kitchen. It was only a natural transition for her to study nutrition at UC Davis. As a creative outlet from her science studies, she became certified with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Personal Trainer and started teaching fitness classes and one-on-one training. She has been doing both ever since, adding certifications in yoga, TRX, indoor cycling, and kettlebell. For almost a decade, her career was the Fitness and Wellness Program Director at U.C. Davis, where she established the dance, mind body, youth wellness camps and personal training programs. In addition, she managed the group fitness program, nutrition services, martial arts, senior fitness and served as faculty for the American Council on Exercise certification courses. In her quest to better understand the physiology of the human body, she is currently a graduate student in transition to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, and a “WellCoaches” student in the Health and Wellness Coaching program. She draws on her degrees in nutrition, training in nursing, and 14 years’ experience in the fitness industry, as well as her personal experience competing in volleyball, half and full marathons and kettlebell sport. Elisabeth enjoys working with clients from teens to older adults, beginners to athletes. Her goal is to help you achieve the most awesome version of yourself through hard work, consistency, and sound goal setting.

tags: holistic, nutrition, mind body, special populations, medical, mobility, recovery, strength & conditioning, running

brittBrittany van Schravendijk
Brittany is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA and a USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach. She began working part-time at Ice Chamber while finishing her engineering degree at UC Berkeley, and found her passion in health and fitness. Brittany has over five years of experience in Track & Field, as an athlete and coach for sprints and hurdles. Her personal experience also includes years of horseback riding, long distance running (cross country, 10k, half marathon), and powerlifting. As an active competitor and coach in Kettlebell Sport, Brittany holds a CMS rank in both Long Cycle and Biathlon with the 20kg bell. Brittany loves working with kids and teens of all ages as well as adults who want to build strength. She finds great inspiration in helping people discover the positive impacts—both physical and mental—of having a healthy body.

tags: teens, kids, track & field, kettelbell, athletes, mobility, strength

kirkKirk Pelarde
Kirk is a health coach with over a decade of experience specializing in Kettlebells, Pilates, Powerlifting, Yoga, Restorative and Old World Training, bringing the best of holistic performance to his clients.  Kirk is well known at the Ice Chamber for his popular hybrid core and restorative classes.

His Story
Kirk was born in Eagle Rock, Los AngelesCalifornia. He traveled and lived in TampaFL, BirminghamAL, and New OrleansLA, but is very glad to be back in California/San Francisco for the produce alone. He has been here for 13 years and there’s no plans to leave except for the north shore of Kauai.

His Fitness Philosophy
“Believing in yourself is an essential first step to creating a successful fitness regimen. Having the proper chain of commands in each exercise can make a world of difference in your fitness experience. Correct form and muscle awareness can take you to your physical goals and remember BE PATIENT.”

tags: holistic, mobility, kettlebell, recovery, mind body, pilates, yoga

IC Kids Alumnus headed to the Big Show

Community Highlights, Kids | April 27, 2014


“…here’s Haakon at his last contest- he had enough for first place juniors, but they decided not to give out awards that day for juniors.  The day before, he got 3rd place in the 6 mile race -cold rainy, nasty open ocean water race.  Rune and he are driving to So. Cal next weekend for a big junior race and surf sup comp.” – Renee H.N.


Extra Effort


Couples express love in creative ways.