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MetCon in Oakland


Metabolic Conditioning

Metabolic Condition (MetCon) in Oakland

MetCon is shorthand for Metabolic Conditioning and true to its name, our MetCon class is structured to rev up your metabolism and develop lean muscle mass that will keep you feeling fit, healthy, and full of energy.

The goal of MetCon is to train our bodies to create new energy pathways through a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercise- essentially teaching our bodies to tap other energy sources (i.e. fat stores) in order to maintain a high level of performance.  Our program focuses on functional movements and employs high intensity intervals training (H.I.I.T) to strengthen necessary muscle movements that are a part of our daily lives.

Each class typically consist of a strength portion to learn proper form and technique and then moves on to a conditioning segment to develop and grow our cardiovascular capacity.  We end each class with a fast-paced circuit workout typically consisting of 2-5 exercises performed for a predetermined time or number of rounds/reps.

Dogtown is Oakland's first and only gym to offer MetCon as a standalone class. Our goal is to test our personal limits and work thresholds and ultimately set new ones.  It is a fun, fast paced, super-charged class that will keep you burning calories well after the workout has ended.

Fitness is lifestyle. It is a commitment and a desire to be a part of a community of athletes who share this belief.

Are you looking for a challenging training program, a growing community with fun, dynamic individuals and coaches who genuinely care about your fitness goals?  Then Dogtown Athletic is the place for you. At Dogtown Athletic we believe in finding your true physical potential and improving your quality of life by employing proven training methods.  We stand by our statement of being the best MetCon gym in Oakland and the East Bay.

Our training  program is all inclusive and is designed to accommodate all levels of fitness, from the reformed couch potato to the professional athlete. We prepare you for all of life's challenges by testing you physically and mentally.

At Dogtown Athletic our program extols the notion of constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity – exercise in the way the body was designed to move, as efficiently and effectively as possible to achieve the goal of complete fitness.

Our small group classes are led by a certified and experienced coaches, Each MetCon class lasts an hour, and includes a dynamic movement warm up, skill and strength and conditioning.  Our training sessions are never the same and changes everyday.  Do you want to be in the best shape you have ever been in? Then come check us out in West Oakland near the Emeryville border.

Who we serve.

Dogtown Athletic is for you if you:

  • Want to get in shape but don’t know how to design a fitness program
  • Dislike the impersonal “GloboGym” environment
  • Have lost interest in your gym routine or get bored with your workouts
  • Think you don’t have time to exercise
  • Are looking to get faster or stronger for your sport
  • Are no longer seeing results with your current training regimen.

Our community at Dogtown Athletic is diverse; it includes members of our  full-time moms, doctors, lawyers, police officers, fire fighters, business executives, elite athletes, retired grandparents, tech workers, cooks and the self-employed. Regardless of how you earn an income or your current fitness level, you will benefit from the coaching at Dogtown Athletic .

We also offer private coaching, specialty coaching and programming for competitive athletes , endurance athletes, weightlifters, powerlifters, corporate and other special groups as well.

Dogtown Athletic  is located on West Oakland / Emeryville border and minutes from several public transportation options the Eastbay has to offer.  We are approximately five minutes from the West Oakland Bart station and 8 minutes from the MacArthur Bart station.

Our training facility is 8000 square feet which includes the following amenities

  • Male and Female Locker Rooms
  • Multiple occupancy Showers
  • Individuals lockers
  • 100 feet artificial turf
  • Rogue Infinity Rig
  • Battle Ropes
  • Boxing
  • Concept 2 rowers
  • Onsite secure parking

Dogtown is a community; a family that sweats and suffers, laughs with and supports each other. We are not your standard gym, and therefore, we take pride in not operating like one. We look forward to adding you to our family. Come check out the best gym in the Eastbay.