COMMUNITY STRONG

Founded in 2014 and converted to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2021, Four Elements Fitness is run by female martial artists, dedicated to equality and social change - building community strength through martial arts and fitness. Our programs and services enable individuals to realize their potential, offer ways to connect and have fun together, and empower people to be healthier in body, mind and spirit. Our gym is inclusive of all sexual and gender expressions, body types, and fitness levels. 

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ABOUT OUR GYM

TUFF LOVE FITNESS

Four Elements Fitness is operated by Tuff Love Fitness, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing accessible and affordable self-defense, martial arts, and fitness training for people in Oakland and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. We were founded by a team of four female martial artists with the goal of promoting martial arts for populations that may be underserved by many traditional martial arts programs: women, the LGBTQ+ and POC communities and assault survivors.  Our nonprofit sponsors Tuff Love Self-Defense, Four Elements Fitness and Sweaty Betties Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

MISSION

Our mission is to teach martial arts, self-defense and fitness in a manner that promotes personal wellness, community responsibility and social justice, providing restorative programming and resources for systematically excluded communities. 

 

VISION

We envision a San Francisco Bay Area in which everyone can access high-quality martial arts and fitness training, regardless of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity and income-level.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Visit the Tuff Love Fitness website.