Why PG?


I founded PG in 2009. Initially to legitimize my dealings with the collegiate rugby teams I was working with. When I went out on my own and began training as an independent contractor in 2013, I expanded the purpose of PG from solely a collegiate and high school performance training service to a company, with colleagues, that offered the same everyday performance results that athletes strive for to everyday people.

PerformanceGaines is now the only Palo Alto fitness gym that specializes in results-based fitness programs, performance-based training outcomes, and healthy lifestyle coaching. Our members and clients change how they train, move, and view fitness - all of which contributes to their everyday life experience.

We offer our members the only training facility in the Bay Area with a committed and attentive staff committed to expanding their knowledge on a daily basis, and collaborating with each other. We’re constantly working to grow the team you see everyday, the services you experience, and improve everything we can about our state of the art gym.  You won’t find a more qualified, collaborative, or more highly trained fitness team around.

What also sets us apart from the rest of the gyms in the area is that while everyone else focuses on increasing the frequency or intensity of your workouts, we're the only fitness gym that focuses on improving the quality of the movements within the workouts you do. Because it doesn’t matter if you increase your reps or intensity of an exercise if you’re not performing it optimally for you. The way you move has a profound impact on how you're able to live your life.  We are the only fitness facility whose sole focus is on your long-term results. In this case, long-term results come from you learning about how your body works and changing some of the ways you move - whether to increase exercise intensity, frequency, performance, or just your overall quality of life.

We are proud to be a locally owned and operated business.  We’ve been training clients of all levels in this community for over a decade.  If you are looking for results and you appreciate a thoughtful approach, with a truly personalized touch, then we’re the right fit for you. If you just want to get in a good, hard workout and be on your way, then we may not be the place that will work for you.

Thanks for the opportunity to help you. I look forward personally meeting you.

Christopher Gaines