Rogue and Saint specializes in fitness boot camps and Pilates classes for all fitness levels. Rogue and Saint can be found in the heart of the Mission in San Francisco, between 15th and 16th Streets. Known for its customer service, dedicated trainers, and kick-ass classes, Rogue and Saint is modeled after two contrasting modalities of fitness (hence its namesake). The term ‘rogue,’ typically associated with a kind of savageness or rawness, symbolizes the high intensity of the boot camp workouts, which are incredibly challenging, as well as enjoyable. These classes are meant to make you sweat. They will push you out of your comfort zone, but in the best way possible. On the other end of the spectrum is the ‘saint,’ which covers the Pilates classes that center the mind and strengthen the core. Although these exercises are primarily done lying down, they still require strength.
This is the key differentiator of Rogue and Saint — it is a notch above ‘just’ fitness. The founders of this studio researched the flow of energy that our bodies exert when we exercise, as well as the kinds of exercises that will yield the optimal results, thus creating their specialty.
The popular trainers at Rogue and Saint include Michael G. and Amanda Crawford. Michael G. specializes in boot camps, which are 55 minutes long. All boot camps at Rogue and Saint are led by certified trainers. The structure of these workouts are as follows: a five-to-ten minute warm up, followed by 45 to 50 minutes of H.I.I.T. (high intensity interval training) workouts. These H.I.I.T. workouts are divided between free weights and cardio intervals on treadmills, which speed up your metabolism and continue to burn calories after the workout is complete. The Pilates classes are also 55 minutes long, and they utilize a springboard to complete resistance exercises that channel technique and help to clear the mind.
The popularity of this fitness studio is growing rapidly — so much so that you must reserve your spots for classes throughout the week. The typical drop-in rate is $25 per class. However, Rogue and Saint offers daily specials when they have open spots, meaning you could potentially have the class of your pick for as low as $15. Reservations for classes can be made through the Rogue and Saint website and close two hours prior to the beginning of a class. The good thing is, classes are offered from 6am to 1pm and pick up again in the evening at 5:30pm.
For those looking to truly dedicate themselves to a training plan, Rogue and Studio offers two options: The Elite Plan and the A La Carte Plan. Apart from the $25 drop-in rate, visitors can purchase five classes for $105 or ten classes for $200. The Elite Plan offers unlimited classes on a month-to-month basis for a monthly rate of $179. For those that think these prices are steep, Rogue and Saint offers payment plans. Every dollar is worth it at this renegade and revolutionary studio.