It's a new year... Let's do this!

Pacific Heights Health Club
2356 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

 that will help you lose weight, get stronger and fit, boost your energy and self-confidence so that you can be your BEST YOU.
 (You'll start feeling the difference in as little as 14 days.)
Starts January 29, 2018 - only 3 spots left
It's a New Year! Let's do this!
that will help you lose weight, get stronger and fit, boost your energy and self-confidence so that you can be your BEST YOU.
(You'll start feeling the difference in as little as 14 days.)
Starts January 29, 2018 - only 12 spots left
Hi there,

Do you want to make 2018 even better than 2017? Do you want to look and feel great in your body? Maybe you're looking to create a healthier lifestyle... one that will improve not just your fitness, but also increase your strength and stamina so that you can do the things you want with confidence and ease.

Look... in case you need a reminder, YOU are ALREADY Amazing.
But sometimes…it takes a little sweat, support, and a LOT of fun to make you FEEL that way!

Which is why I’d love to share a bit more about NEW YEAR BEST YOU. Because if it is the right fit, you may be in for an experience similar to Kelley's . . . 
“It only took 14 days for me to start really feeling the difference, both physically and mentally. My husband says I'm a different person, and he loves it. Looking back, I was at a point where I was ALMOST going to give up. I had tried so many different things when I finally decided get some expert help. I'm so glad I did. 

Now I'm making steady progress towards my goal weight and lost more than 2 inches off my waist. Even more importantly, I developed that sense of self-care which has impacted ALL parts of my life in amazing ways. My marriage… career… everything. 

Plus, after seeing the change in me, my husband also decided to join (miracles do happen). Together, we also have a solid plan for eating well without ever feeling deprived and I've made a bunch of new friends. Seriously, I'm having so much fun. Joining this program was hands-down one of the best decisions I made last year.”
 - Kelley
So exactly what is the 
So Exactly 
What Is Our
As I'm sure you know, a lot of people join a gym in January with specific goals in mind. They want to lose 20-30 lbs or more, get fit, have more energy and generally feel fabulous. 

So they join a gym and try working out on their own - do a lot of cardio, which is really boring - but aren't quite sure what else to do. And then stop going because the results stall.

Sound familiar? 

Have you tried taking group fitness classes, which are filled to the brim, and gotten injured - or feel like you can't keep up - and leave feeling lost?

Or maybe you've bought some at-home videos but stopped after a few weeks from boredom. We are, after all, social creatures.

Hmm... have you tried other programs too - restrictive diets or expensive meal plans - where you've lost a significant amount of weight, only to gain it back all back and pretty fast at that - because it simply wasn't sustainable? 

So how about something different? How about an evidence-based approach and using the strategies that create new healthy habits that lead to lasting results? 
That's what NEW YEAR BEST YOU is about... a step-by-step 30-day transformation program that includes clean healthy eating, fat-burning & body sculpting workouts, and daily inspiration to help you feel FABULOUS, look AMAZING and have the Confidence to do anything your heart desires. 
We deliver results. And we also educate you on how to implement what you've learned so you have the know-how for the long haul.

And most importantly, we do so in a way that’s so fun, you don’t really notice how much work you're doing. (Hence the small group training format, bad jokes, goofy humor, and various PHHC shenanigans including but not limited to theme days and trainers in tights.)

Yep, that's our motto. Fun, Fitness and Friendship.

We started this program just two years ago and have launched well over 250 fitness journeys. We’ve also continually improved our process and approach over time, leading to better, faster and more consistent results.The success of our programs have put Pacific Heights Health Club into local media publications like The New Fillmore, Nob Hill Gazette and San Francisco Business Times:
After seeing an ad on Facebook in January 2017 (“After retirement, I promised myself I would go back to the gym and get in shape”), Mrs. Ugarte started New Year Best You, an exercise and nutrition program at Pacific Heights Health Club. “In the beginning, I really couldn't do anything. A plank was the ugliest thing and my burpees were just awful,” she said about her pre-Badass state.

PHHC's fitness community of “fun, fitness-minded, ready for prime time” members cheered her on, she said, and after New Year Best You ended, she continued to work out there, enjoying the positive energy at the gym. "I love all the people. I love all the trainers. What's really surprising is what it's done for my mental health." Just a few months ago, she attended her high school 50th reunion and “everyone said how wonderful I looked... I felt wonderful inside."
Here's how NEW YEAR BEST YOU works.   
Know your WHY and then Create SMART Goals
We start with creating a positive mindset and an "unbreakable" motivation. Then we'll work with you to establish specific and attainable goals with specific deadlines. These will give you laser-like focus to reach your goals. Even your biggest critic will be impressed by the remarkable progress you make.
Commit to at least 2, preferably 3 training tessions a week
We specialize in small group personal training, which means you're always working out with a personal trainer who has customized the workout for your individual goals and needs. Each session usually has 3-5 clients - with a limit of 6. This means, in addition to the trainer, you'll also have the support of new friends during your workouts... because misery loves company! ;-)

Each of our custom workouts lasts only 30 minutes which means they are safe, fast, effective and will fit the busiest of schedules.

In addition to fat burning, these sessions will strengthen your core, regain muscle, improve your balance, and increase your stamina. PLUS they will leave you feeling energized each time you leave.
Create New & Healthy Eating Habits
Who says healthy eating has to be confusing or tasteless?

We'll work with you to identify the obstacles preventing you from making the breakthrough in your diet and create new healthy eating habits that will fuel your body with the nutrients it wants and needs.

Say goodbye to quick-fix diets and cravings. Say hello to healthy choices and tons of energy!
"I knew I needed to get back in shape. I think once you hit 40, your metabolism slows down and I noticed my strength wasn't as good so I wanted to get all that back. 

I have to say this gym has to be one of the friendliest I've been to. We all know each other and enjoy working out together especially in small group training. We've all become quite close. The trainers here are awesome! They know what they're doing. You feel safe here. They're not going to make you do anything that will cause an injury. 

When you are ready to make a change, this place can make it happen."
- Jacqueline
"Love this little gem of a gym! I needed a gym in the neighborhood and was super happy to find this one. It's nice and clean and has a beautiful sky roof. It feels like you are working out outdoors! 

I need an extra push to work out so I used to hire personal trainers in the past but was looking for a more cost-efficient way of staying on track with my workouts. With small group training, you get a lot of individual attention. Highly recommend this place!"
- Karla 
"I'm 62 years old. I was looking to have more energy to keep with my grandchildren. I now have three with one more on the way so I wanted to be strong and keep up with them at the playground.  When I first started here, I did a 43-second wall sit and now it's over 2 minutes. 

I love this place because it's a 30-minute workout, and if I don't have time for a 30-minute workout then something's wrong with me. I can get in and out of my office within an hour, showered and ready to go. 

I love the people here. The PHHC team’s joy in my successes and encouragement is genuine. Every day, I leave the session smiling and feeling more powerful."
- Donna 
So what does NEW YEAR BEST YOU entail?
To get the most out of your NEW YEAR BEST YOU experience, you'll need a bit of a shift in mindset. We're not about “quick fixes” - we're about forming new healthy habits and then seeing and feeling the amazing results.
  •  It's Prime Time Motivation workshop 
  •  3 Small Group Training Sessions per week plus 1 Bonus Session
  •  Well Balance Nutrition seminar 
  •  Unlimited Fitness Classes
  •  PHHC NEW YEAR BEST YOU fitness journal
  •  Unlimited email and online support
  •  Nutrition coaching and daily healthy lifestyle emails
  •  Pre-workout movement screening with physical therapist
  •  Flexible scheduling – switch from your primary training group up to six times based on availability
  •  Living Your Best Life seminar 
  •  Special discounts to enhance your New Year Best You experience with meals from Booster Foods, Pilates, massage, and more!
  •  Complimentary 60-minute Massage for completion of Lucky 13 session
  •  Glitter, glamour, and magical unicorn rides*
  •  An online community! Get to know your fellow Badasses through a private Facebook Group.
  •  And of course, the world-famous Best Life Party, a night dedicated to celebrating YOU
* Magical unicorn rides are weather permitting.
And you get all of the above for…
3 payments of $125
or one-time payment of $295
Are you in?
We start on January 29th - only 3 spots left
"I joined the club in February 2017, and became a full member in March and loving it... coming three days a week. I work with three different trainers. I feel great. I play competitive tennis four times a week, and my teacher has noticed I'm moving so much faster, getting to all the balls. So I love this place. Very happy... You've got me forever."
 - Sarah
"We came together for the first time with this goal, and we have collectively lost 15lbs!  We highly recommend this program for any couple who wants to get in shape.  It’s awesome coming in together because we keep each other in check.  This has also changed our lifestyle at home.  We are both eating healthier and it’s fun!  We are on a mission to get to our goal weight.  Give it a shot!”
- Sam & Pari
"I was at one of those big box clubs and it was just uncomfortable where there were all those beautiful skinny women. Made me feel bad every time I went to the gym. So when I came here, everybody was friendly, it was a smaller space, I felt comfortable and I felt like I was going to achieve my goals. I really wanted to be fit. I wanted to lose some weight... and I feel great! 

What surprised me the most is how much I enjoy the small group training. I love working with Jamie and the other people in our sessions have been a lot of fun. We've got a lot of camaraderie going on so you forget you're actually exercising. That's great!"
- Donna
What Makes This Challenge So Different?
We know what you are thinking right now...

"What makes NEW YEAR BEST YOU different from all of the other fitness "noise" that is showing up in my Facebook newsfeed and inbox?"
Great question. Thank you for asking!

Bottom line... we are the only health club in San Francisco that specializes in healthy weight loss and customized fitness programs for active aging. This means focusing on functional movement, educating our clients and supporting healthy lifestyle habits (not quick fixes). Not to mention a fun and supportive environment that will help ease some of the "nerves" and intimidation when trying something new.

What else?  
Our Small Group Training format.  
Look.... there are clearly many pathways to fitness. The biggest benefits of private training sessions are accountability, scheduling and exercise knowledge. Group fitness classes are another popular path and many of the club's members have experienced great results going to our Pilates mat, H.I.I.T., cardio core and hardcore burn classes. 

I believe that Small Group Training, where three to six clients work with a trainer for just 30 minutes a session, is the best of both worlds. Here's why:
Support and Accountability. With small group training, you get the added benefit of motivation from both your peers and the trainer. In classes, the group of “regulars” that attend creates some accountability, but it is more easily broken compared to that of working with a trainer and a few others in a small group who quickly become friends.
Fun! There is more energy in a group setting, camaraderie and even a little bit of good, old-fashioned competition. It’s just human nature that if the person next to you is giving an all out effort, you are more likely to do the same. Just this past week, I watched as one member of the group asked others to join him in taking a Pilates Fusion class the followed a training session, and then there were three!
Personalized. In a group fitness class, the teacher instructs and the students follow. It's basically choreographed so that the entire group more or less is doing the same thing. On the other hand, in a small group personal training session, clients will often be performing different exercises together at their own rate of speed, intensity, and ability because the workouts are tailored for their personal goals and fitness level. 
Challenge and Progression. Unlike classes, with small group training, we always know about the client's health history and are able to provide proper modifications to work around injuries and joint issues whether permanent or temporary. In regards to your fitness program, our trainers will continue to challenge you in areas where there may be weaknesses and they can provide proper and challenging programs (it may be that no two workouts will be the same) to make sure that you are constantly progressing and improving.
Affordable. The cost associated with private personal training is often a factor. The national average is $50 -$75 per hour, where rates of $120-180 per hour are fairly common here in San Francisco. Our small group training sessions are just $35-60 for 30 minutes versus an hour, which allows for the frequency needed to make a difference. It also makes working with our trainers very time efficient.
Has A Limited Number of Spots
Because PHHC is the only health club that specializes in healthy weight loss and fitness programs for active aging in San Francisco and of course, the time of year, our availability is VERY limited. Many sessions fill up completely.

(NOTE: PHHC Members get to “early enroll” in the spot of their choice. Membership has its privileges!)

For information on our current availability and future registration dates, click here.
100% Money Back Guarantee
Yes. Really!!
If you make it through the whole program and don’t feel like the PHHC team has done everything possible to help you succeed, we’ll give you all your money back. Seriously.

I feel very strongly that New Year Best You is the best program of its kind. But if you do the whole program and don’t think it was worth the investment, not only will I give your money back, we’ll help figure out your other fitness options in San Francisco.

I can’t say it enough, I want to help you succeed because you are worth it... and because I believe we have a plan that works and will give you lasting results. I want to remove as much of the risk as I can so you will give this a try. I have no problem offering a guarantee like this because we’ve helped hundreds of people get in the best shape of their lives.

So if you decide NEW YEAR BEST YOU is the right fit for you, I’ll do everything in my power to earn your trust.

And if you’re feeling skeptical, you are NOT alone. Trust me, I get it. There’s a lot of trendy stuff and hype in the diet and fitness industries. It would be strange if you weren’t skeptical. So was Lisa…
"Well, I can't believe I'm going to say this sentence. I've been coming regularly twice a week for 6 months. And prior to that, I had walked into gyms and walked back out again, I had been completely intimidated by the equipment and the people, and not knowing what to do. 

From the moment I stepped in here, Jamie and Amy were completely welcoming and warm, and explained very clearly all the things that we needed to do and issues I needed to address. 

I had suffered from pretty severe depression before I came in here. Basically coming home from work, laying down on my bed and not getting up. 

And so now that I'm up and coming to the gym twice a week, I look forward to it and besides becoming just more physically fit I've dropped about 20 pounds in the six months that I've been coming, and it's easier for me to stick to my food plan and choices. So you know... Why not come? It's only half an hour twice a week."
 - Lisa
So is NEW YEAR BEST YOU the right fit for you?
So is NEW YEAR BEST YOU the right fit for you?
Only you can make that decision. The choice is yours. But we’re more than happy to get together and talk more so you can make the right decision for you.

If you want to come visit us at the club first, give us a ring at (415) 563-6694, or shoot us an email at

Better yet, you can email me personally at I promise I’ll answer.

I’m 100% committed to your vision of health and fitness success. If you're looking to lose weight, tone up, have more energy, better sleep and more confidence… I can help! I’m happy to answer any and all questions and help you make the best choice for your particular situation.

Dedicated to inspiring and helping you live the life you want.
Amy Lang
Owner and Chief Motivating Officer
Pacific Heights Health Club
P.S. Still reading? Awesomesauce! Check out our FAQs and more stories of inspiration below…
Frequently Asked Questions
  Where is Pacific Heights Health Club located?
  How can I get a hold of you if I have a question?
You can call us at (415) 563-6694 or email us.
  When does the 30-Day NEW YEAR BEST YOU Challenge begin?
We have 2 start groups in January. Select the one that works best with your schedule.
 -  January 15, 2018 to February 13, 2018
 -  January 29, 2018 to February 27, 2018
  What's the difference between this and group fitness classes?
Our small group training sessions are led by nationally certified personal trainers and typically have 3-5 clients with a max of 6.  Unlike classes led by an instructor, the fitness program for each of your workouts is designed to meet your specific individual health and fitness goals.
  How many times do I have to work out each week?
Our most successful clients have training sessions 2-3 times a week.
  What training session times are available?
6:00am, 9:00am, 11:30am, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:15pm
6:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:15pm

6:00am, 9:00am, 11:30am, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:15pm
6:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:15pm
6:00am, 9:00am, 11:30am, 4:30pm, 5:15pm
8:45am, 10:45am
  How long are the training sessions?
Only 30 minutes.  Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to each session and warm up with some light cardio.
  If I am out of shape can I still do the program?
Yes, we have modifications for every exercise and we can scale the workouts to your fitness level. 
  What if I have an old injury?
We have a ton of experience working with clients that are recovering from and rehabbing injuries, especially for the knees, shoulders and hips.  We will modify exercises so you can perform them safely.
  Does it include a nutrition plan too?
We prefer working with you individually to determine what obstacles are preventing you from making healthy choices in your diet.  If you prefer having a template to follow, our program does includes a full 4-week meal plan designed by registered dieticians Dr. Kara & Dr. Chris Mohr, who are leading nutrition experts, which is specifically designed to help you lose weight safely and effectively while also boosting your energy and helping you build muscle.
"I was experiencing some back pain and was advised to strengthen my core. I was already in pretty good shape but WOW, what a difference a fitness professional can make when they really know what they're doing. I'm now having fun and motivated to get stronger. The trainers here understand your limitations, but still push you when appropriate. I recommend this program to anyone that is wanting to find a more fit and healthy self, regardless of your current fitness level!"
- Vas
"Finding a trainer who is dedicated, inspiring, skilled, sensitive to individual needs, flexible and both funny and kind is a rarity! Jamie has all of these attributes and more. I have made immeasurable progress in strength, endurance, and confidence in my body thanks to Jamie. He respects your comfort zone and gently encourages you to go beyond. I plan to continue my training on a regular basis - sky's the limit!"
- Susan
"Seriously, this program works.  I've been training for a little less than 2 months.  I wanted to lose some fat and add some bulk.  Thanks to the strength training I have a renewed focus on working out and being healthy and fit. I've already lost 10 pounds through the combination of strength training and aerobics.  Yay me!  Since I thought I was in pretty good shape, I was surprised by how hard the exercises were when I first started.  Clearly it helps to have a fitness pro pushing you."
- Robert
"I was really looking to get back into a regular fitness regime, and a big part of this club for me in the success of doing that has been the friendliness of the club - the members and the staff - as well as the set up of the small group training... 

Now I'm here usually four days a week and I'm really advancing towards my goals of fitness, wellness, weight loss and some medical things like blood sugar reduction. All those goals are well underway, and I'm seeing great progress with them because of my time here.

The part that surprised me the most is the environment that develops when you have these small group trainings because when you come at a similar time every week, you meet the same people and you start to form some new friendships that way.  

And that's extra motivational because people are looking for you to be there, and ask when you're not there. Overall the experience has been great! The club set-up has been a really really big part of my success."   
 - Tim
"Hi, my name is Judy Hoctor and I'm 53 years old. I've been coming to Pacific Heights Health Club for the last year. 

One of the things I was looking for when I came here was to be more functionally fit, walking up the hills, getting to my apartment and carrying heavy groceries. I work with a lot of really young people and we do company offsites, and I knew I didn't have the physicality to participate in activities at these offsites. And so I really wanted to not site on the sidelines and I didn't want to embarrass myself... 

Everything was a perfect storm to just get in to the gym and make some really solid improvements in how I just carry myself on a day-to-day basis.

One of the biggest surprises is that I've actually come to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, sometimes 5 a week, every single week of last year. And not because it was a New Year's resolution but because I was getting so much out of it.

It's very empowering to feel stronger and to have more endurance. 

I'm part of the small group training and the people that I train with are fabulous and there's a lot of laughs. Frankly, that's also a reason for coming because you feel very connected. You know your trainer is going to miss you if you're not there. You know that the people that you train with are going to give you a little bit of a hard time about missing you, and it makes you accountable in a way that doesn't feel hard. It feels very natural. It's really great. 

I'm constantly improving myself and that feels absolutely awesome!"   
 - Judy
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