Best Sports and Health Clubs in San Francisco to Get Your Workout

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As much as San Franciscans love jogging along Crissy Field, running up and down the Lyon Street steps and hiking Mt. Tam, there are times when an indoor workout calls. Some haute sports and health club facilities have opened recently in the City by the Bay, making this the perfect time to update our list for the best health clubs in San Francisco. And if you’re wondering why Sports Club/LA-San Francisco didn’t make the cut, it’s because the Market Street spot that is considered by some to the city’s best gym is in transition after being acquired by Equinox, which seems to be taking over everything. Read on:


1 Equinox

High energy music grabs you the moment you step through the doors of what was once San Francisco’s landmark Metro Theater and recently opened as a four-level fitness hub. Working out here feels classic, well if you can take your eyes off the Golden Gate Bridge. With Art Deco details still intact, Equinox has transformed the theater into a playhouse of indulgence with calming yoga studios, inspiring spin rooms, and intimate Pilates spaces, not to mention Wi-Fi throughout, Kiehl's products, chilled eucalyptus towels, a kiddie room and a bevy of classes.
2055 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 854-0799

2 Barry's Bootcamp

Warning: working out here can be addictive. Just ask anyone in Barry Jay's cult-like following in other cities. A longtime fave of Hollywood celebs -- but don't hold that against the company -- and new to San Francisco, BBC is where you can get a 1,000-calorie workout in one party-like group class of intense cardio and strength training. Bootcamp may not sound glamorous but there are amenities, including full locker rooms with showers, Malin + Goetz beauty products, and custom-designed and patented Woodway Treadmills.
236 King Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 546-3996

3 SoulCycle

SoulCycle made its Bay Area debut in 2013 and the name says it all. This isn't your father's spin class. This is indoor cycling reinvented. During these 45-minute classes that give you a full-body workout to rockin' music, you'll climb, jog, sprint, dance, use hand weights and do choreography to work on that all-important core. Get ready for the fitness revolution ride that has caught on across the nation. Word is SoMa will have a location soon.
2095 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 415-695-7685

4 Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

With four floors of fitness, you'll never get bored working out here. Ample cardiovascular machines and extensive free weights, basketball and volleyball courts, full-service spa, cafe, steam and sauna rooms, fully-stocked grooming stations and, to top it off, San Francisco's finest aquatics center with a five-lane, 25-yard lap pool, a warm-water recreation pool and a heated spa. What more could you need? Underground parking and childcare? The JCCSF has you covered.
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118; 415-292-1200

5 TRX Training Center

Just because a Navy SEAL created TRX doesn't mean you have to be one to excel in it. Though it doesn't hurt. Seriously, all fitness levels are welcome at this Russian Hill hot spot that serves as TRX's flagship training facility and research lab where you use suspension trainers and your own body weight and gravity to reach your fitness goals. We wouldn't blame you if you booked a personal trainer.
1660 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 (415) 655-4797
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