LIFT Fitness Studio to Join Bay Meadows

Get ready to stretch, strengthen and flex, Bay Meadows! The hugely popular business LIFT exercise will open studios in the groundfloor of Station 4 – SurveyMonkey’s headquarters. Soon, workers, residents, LIFT fans and newbies alike will enjoy a variety of workout classes in the new facility.

LIFT has amassed a steady cult following at its existing location in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood. Owner Erin Wetzel is excited to bring her customized, high-intensity workouts to Bay Meadows, aiming to open in June.

In addition to exceptional training in a beautiful space, the amenities that LIFT at Bay Meadows will offer are distinct: Childcare? Showers and lockers? Workout apparel for sale. Food and beverages. Meticulously trained teachers? LIFT has it all and more.

Erin has been a fitness aficionado her whole life. With a background as a marketing professional, Erin did the deep research when considering starting her own business. She discovered many one-size-fits-all options, but not a lot of focused, customized training. “We saw BIG BOX gyms and we saw gyms getting face lifts and smaller sites that provided a mass application of a single modality.”

Erin created LIFT to offer multiple things under one roof – cardio in one room, body-changing classes in another with strength-training options, as well. Flexibility is a key element to LIFT and so is inspiring others and generating community.

LIFT’s various classes include:

  • Barre
  • Bike
  • Core + Stretch
  • High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Even Barre + Baby (for those that want to bring their baby into class with them!)

Janice Thacher, partner with Bay Meadows developer Wilson Meany, noted, “LIFT is a perfect fit for the retail we’re curating at Bay Meadows. We were delighted to discover a fitness business that is homegrown and unique and offers a customized experience. Plus, everyone in the classes looks like they’re having a ton of fun and making good friends.  We’re really looking forward to introducing our community to Erin and the LIFT team.”

And our transit-oriented, urban village resonated with Erin, as well. “Bay Meadows immediately spoke to us; the space itself, the vision, the retail partners really fit what we considered focusing on local businesses.”

Welcome to the neighborhood, LIFT!

Looking for a great place to ride? Bay Meadows and the surrounding San Mateo area are bike friendly and offer many different paths to ride and sights to see. The City of San Mateo even have an easy-to-use bike-sharing system, Bay Bikes. Plus, Bay Meadows has a convenient bike map that you can download here, so you can decide exactly where to ride. Some resident favorites include the Bay Trail as well as Coyote Point Park, and here’s a handy list of 10 sites within a six-mile bike ride. And join the Bay Meadows email list to stay on top of fun dates, such as Bike to Work Day 2017!