About Champagne Fitness
Champagne Fitness was established in 2004 in Tiburon CA emphasizing elite training for high school and collegiate athletes looking excel in their sport at a Division 1 university. In 2008 Champagne Fitness opened up its Corte Madera location where it currently is today. Over the years, cliente have ranged from 16 years old to 84 years young, male and female and all different fitness levels. Since 2008, Champagne Fitness has emphasized in private personal training for those who are completely new to working out as well as intermediates who need the extra guidance of a professional. The beautifully decorated 800sq/ft studio is a combination of carpet and synthetic flooring and is fully equipped with up to date, top of the line machines and free weights. Unlike many of the industrial training warehouses in the area, Champagne Fitness is located in a secluded shopping center and has a warm, clean and inviting feel. The studio also has an easily accessible restroom, very efficient Heat/AC unit, 55 inch HD TV, state of the art surround sound acoustics and double wide french doors that open into a secluded asphalt parking lot. It is the PERFECT place for high end private training.
The studio is very versatile and adjusts to every client's preferred environment of workout. Some clients prefer to keep all the doors closed and heater on while they can check in on the news, sports or favorite show between exercises. Others enjoy having the french doors open while listening to their workout playlists over the studio speakers as we transition between indoor and outdoor exercises. Those who are looking for the more rugged, tire flipping, rope climbing, weight dropping, crossfit style of workout might consider another training studio that compliments your preferred style of training.
About Gary Champagne
Gary Champagne was born and raised in Tiburon Ca where he began his athletic career at 5 years old playing a variety of sports. At the age of 16, he suffered a severe foot injury while playing baseball that resulted in him having to give up all sports requiring running. After several months of inactivity, his weight topped off at 240lbs as a freshman in high school. Ashamed of his physical presence, he decided to join the Marin Rowing Association, a sport that would respect his athletic drive but not compromise his foot injury. During his years at Marin Rowing, Gary quickly excelled to the top of the squad and in 2001 and 2002 was selected as one of the top eight rowers in the nation to race internationally for the U.S. Junior National Team. The following year he was top collegiate recruit in the nation for where he chose to be a Golden Bear at his parents alma mater U.C. Berkeley. His success continued at Cal, rowing for Steve Gladstone in his top Varsity boats culminating in a national championship in 2006.
After graduating, Gary was forced to decide between embracing rowing as an olympic endeavor or opening up his own business and begin growing his life here in Marin. He opened up his new location of Champagne Fitness in 2006 and it has been a success from day one. Gary’s love of teaching and his advanced knowledge of the physical body is the perfect combination for what he does. His kind, humorous and extroverted personality is the most important part of being able to comfortably interact with clients of all ages and fitness levels. His style of training is a unique blend of what the client enjoys to do along with what Gary knows they need to work on. Gary is open to requests from clients regarding different training styles and exercises as long as he feels they are safe and suitable for meeting their fitness goals.
Gary currently lives with his wife, Kelly, and young son, Gus, in Corte Madera, only minutes from his training studio. His outgoing character is very well known in the community and you will soon find that by becoming one of his clients, you will become a lifelong member of his Champagne Fitness family of clientele.