The best gyms and personal trainers in San Francisco
Urban group hikes, with up to eighteen pals, include cardio, asanas, and great views of the city.
Hiking Yoga, starts at Ferry Building Marketplace,1 Ferry Building (888-589-2250 or hikingyoga.com).
Take your pedal to a whole new level by renting a bike at Blazing Saddles. The company offers standard mountain bikes, kid-size bikes, baby seats, and electric bikes for a slightly quicker mode of transportation.
Blazing Saddles, 2715 Hyde Street, between Beach and North Point Streets (415-202-8888 or blazingsaddles.com).
Visit this ecofriendly studio for group classes in the Stott Pilates, Gyrotonic, and TRX methods.
Blue Sparrow Pilates, 1441 Grant Avenue, between Union and Green Streets (415-398-4425 or bluesparrowpilates.com).
This serene, minimalist Pac Heights spa is home to some of the better massages and facials around. It also has a stunning yoga studio with classes for all levels.
International Orange, 2044 Fillmore Street, between California and Pine Streets, second floor (415-563-5000 or internationalorange.com).
Fitness and weight management consultant Shanon B. Smith will work your core, coach you on good nutrition, and give you a personalized workout that fits your schedule. One-hour private or group sessions can be held at a studio, outdoors, or in your home.
Mercury Fitness Pilates Center, 2904 Laguna Street, between Filbert and Union Streets (415-567-9009 or mercuryfitness.com).
Stefana Serafina’s popular weekly Hoop the Flow classes combine hula-hoop and dance with a sound track of hip-hop, world, Balkan, electronica, and Middle Eastern beats. The cardio-intensive workouts engage the whole body, regardless of your skill level.
Classes are held at Symbolic Dance & Fitness, 672 South Van Ness Avenue, at 18th Street (415-681-8140 or symbolicdance.com). For more information, call 415-729-4297 or go to hooptheflow.com.
Pack it up, pack it in. Tone it down and weigh it up with Peninsula-based personal trainer Ami Jampolis of Focus Fitness. She’s all about circuit training and core conditioning.
Informed Body Movement Studio, 389 Grove Street, at Gough Street (415-626-1111 or informedbody.com).
Get bikini- or bride-ready with an intensive, four-week PowerVie boot camp (ladies only, coed, corporate) that covers everything from hill running to obstacle courses to core strengthening. Then stretch and lengthen with yoga, Pilates, and massage.
The swanky gym located in the Four Seasons Hotel includes a restaurant and full-service spa to take care of your every need — from massage to facial to bikini wax — so you never have to leave the premises.
The Sports Club/LA, 747 Market Street, at O’Farrell Street (415-633-3900 or mpsportsclub.com).
Sweat it out in 55-minute classes combining Pilates, weights, and cardio at the studio in the Mission or nearby Inner Sunset.
Burn, 1043 Valencia Street, between 21st and Hill Streets (415-829-3331); 637 Irving Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues (415-665-5608 or burnsf.com).
Housed in the former Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, this state-of-the-art fitness facility caters to the FiDi crowd, offers myriad classes, and is pimped out with a lap pool, yoga studio, and full-service spa.
Equinox, 301 Pine Street, between Sansome and Montgomery Streets (415-593-4000 or equinox.com).
There are a number of fitness options (yoga, floatation, meditation) at this humble spot that aims to give back to the community. Leave in good energy.
Hyde Street Wellness Cooperative, 815 Hyde Street, between Bush and Sutter Streets, suite b (415-806-6899 or hydewellness.com).