Gumsaba is all about appreciating and respecting the outdoors, and not just the outdoors in our neighborhood, but the entire natural world.  Everything we do has an effect; from the dollars we spend to the thoughts we think, there are always repercussions to our behaviors. Little things add up…like little drops of rain that become a body of water, everything we are is part of a larger picture.

There are many ways that we can positively effect the world around us with simple choices. Today, I ask you to boycott products with palm oil. The practice of clearing rain forests for palm oil production is causing horrific consequences, orphaning orangutans and devastating their habitats. Products that have palm oil in them are not something you want to buy if you care about the welfare of our planet and its inhabitants. They are not Gumsaba  friendly!!!

We are so far away from the source of our food, clothing and every day items that it seems harmless, but that cadbury egg, milky way, Ben and Jerrys, dove soap, clinique products or shampoo you love is causing harm, and I know that is not your intention. Take the time to read ingredients and stand up for our fellow earthlings by saying NO to products with palm oil.


I know that this is a lot to ask you, but I am absolutely positive that is why I was put on this planet – to help people do things that make this world a better place. It is up to us to be the stewards of this planet, to treat it like the cherished, amazing, beautiful and special place that it is.

If you want to help immediately, please consider adopting a baby orangutan from the Orangutan Project.  Its a great, thoughtful gift for the holiday season too. Say hello to my adopted baby Seroja.



Here’s to making the world a better place! 🙂 Coach M

Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Wednesday 11/12/15

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Karen – HIIT Wednesday!

6AM Sunup Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – CHIP Wednesday!

8:15AM Sunrise Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – CHIP Wednesday!

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Jentry – HIIT Wednesday!

11:00AM Cytosport Boot camp Lite Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) TRX HIIT

12:00PM Cytosport Boot camp Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) TRX BUNZ

2PM Cytosport Gentle Yoga – Coach Michelle D. (private class)