About YAS Fitness Centers: Founded in Venice in 2001 by Kimberly Fowler, YAS Fitness Center was the first studio anywhere dedicated to the combination of spinning and yoga, sparking the yoga hybrid movement that has since swept the nation.
YAS has been a positive force locally, as well. An Abbot Kinney bastion long before the boulevard’s renaissance, YAS has been providing donations to virtually all local school fund raisers for nearly a decade. YAS’s own annual fund raising efforts have included raising $35,000 for neighboring Westminster Elementary School’s defunded arts program (2004) and $50,000 for the American Red Cross and ASPCA’s Hurricane Katrina Relief (2005). Over the years, YAS has raised close to $200,000 for Women’s Sports Foundation to keep underprivileged girls across America active. YAS continues giving back with its YAS-A-THON for ThinkCure!
YAS attracts strong and capable clients who, in addition to being incredibly charitable, want to take their fitness to new levels. With locations in Venice, Silverlake, East Costa Mesa and Downtown LA, YAS is a place to come together with like-minded people for hard work and fun. Kimberly’s pioneering one-hour yoga class, YOGA for ATHLETES® integrates movement, strength and breath work to help athletes excel, no matter their sport or ability level. Kimberly’s bestselling practical guide to yoga, The No OM Zone, is available at all YAS Fitness Centers, as are her three DVDs and celebrated YAS yoga and sportswear line. YAS offers comprehensive teacher training based in Kimberly’s original yoga hybrid philosophy. (www.go2yas.com)