When you move to a new city, one of the first agenda items is finding a new gym. Whilst some people prefer meditation, others consider exercising a very important part of their lifestyle. That’s why we want to help with your search. This article explores the variety of gyms in San Francisco. From rock-climbing walls to barre classes, TRX equipment, and massage services, these gyms provide great amenities. 

But, maybe big, commercial-style gyms are not your thing. In that case, a gym inside your apartment building could be a better match. Many apartments listed by Blueground feature fitness centers inside their buildings. Residents have the ability to exercise within a short walk of their front door. It could be a choice worth considering.


Mission Cliffs

Neighborhood: Mission

This neighborhood gym in San Francisco is a full-service rock climbing gym. There are 10 different climbing routes each with soft grading. Climbing routes change every 10 weeks to keep you engaged and challenged. Besides climbing, members have access to free weights, cardio equipment, a squat rack, leg press, and more.

gyms in San Francisco girl in harness climbing a rock wall at her local gym

At Mission Cliffs, there’s a sauna as well as yoga, cycling, cardio boxing and strength classes. Introductory and group classes for climbing and bouldering are available too. Membership includes access to all Touchstone Climbing gyms, free guest passes, and discounts on personal training and climbing clinics.

Types of memberships

  • Monthly membership: No commitment, can freeze membership at any time. Initiation fee of $100 and $84/month
  • Couples membership: Save $10 by signing up with your spouse or domestic partner. Initiation fee of $150 and $158/month
  • Family membership: Initiation fee of $150, $84/month for parent 1, $74/month for parent 2, $74/month for children (ages 13 to 17), and free for children (12 and under)
  • Youth membership: Applies to youth that are 17 and under. Initiation fee of $50 and $74/month
  • Senior membership: For adults older than 60. Initiation fee of $50 and $74/month
  • Student membership: Need to show current student ID during sign-up. Initiation fee of $50 and $84/month
  • Annual membership: No initiation fee and $924/year
  • One-month membership: First visit must occur within 30 days of purchase. One-time charge of $125


Fitness SF – SoMa

Neighborhood: SoMa and six other locations

With seven locations around the city, many residents have made Fitness SF their go-to gym. The locations include Castro, Embarcadero, Fillmore, Mid Market, Downtown, SoMa and Transbay.

The gym in SoMa covers an entire city block, so space is abundant. The ceilings are high, the floor plan is open and spacious and lots of natural light floods in. This Fitness SF offers free parking, towel service, and EO body products. Other amenities and services include locker rooms, personal training, WiFi and a pro shop.Blueground offers fully-furnished, equipped and serviced apartments in some of the world's most sought after cities.On the gym floor, you’ll find over 100 cardio machines, a top-notch selection of free weights, and TRX equipment. Group classes take place daily and include Zumba, ViPR Bootcamp, BODYPUMP, and yoga.

For anyone interested in joining, you can sign up in person for a free trial. And you can speak to a customer representative while there about membership plans and pricing.



Neighborhood: Located between the Tenderloin and Cathedral Hill

This multi-level open loft gym has over 30,000 square feet of studio space. As such, the floor plan is open, airy, and bright because of the many large warehouse windows. Services include group classes, one-on-one coaching, massage, and bodywork.

Studiomix’s range of classes includes pilates, barre, boxing, aerial conditioning, cycle, muay thai, HIIT, yoga, and TRX. Because of the mix of offerings, Studiomix is one of the most diverse gyms in San Francisco.

One of the many perks of becoming a member includes special offers from local businesses throughout the city. Some examples include A Runner’s Mind, GNC, Bronze Organics, Reboot Float Spa, Zipcar and many more. Other perks are a steam and sauna room, superfood cafe, discounted garage parking, and private showers.

gyms in san francisco sauna with a towel on the bench seat and the door is closed

Types of memberships

  • Drop-in day pass: $30
  • One-week: $60
  • Two-week pass: $100
  • Mix membership: Unlimited gym access and fitness classes for $145/month and a $95 one-time enrollment fee
  • Mix+ membership: Unlimited gym access and fitness classes plus a monthly 50-minute massage for $215/month and a $95 one-time enrollment fee
  • Results membership: You’ll have unlimited access to the gym and fitness classes plus four monthly coaching sessions for 60-minutes each. Also, you’ll get a monthly 50-minute massage, your own overnight locker, and two guest passes per month. The cost of this membership is $445/month with a $0 enrollment fee


The Dailey Method (TDM)

Neighborhood: Downtown, Mission-Castro, Cow Hollow

The Dailey Method is all about individualized, hands-on education, training, and one-on-one attention. All classes focus on finding your center and becoming grounded during and after class. With this holistic approach, the body and mind can reach new heights.

Workouts are all about proper alignment. This helps bring the body into balance so that muscles can correctly elongate, contract, and strengthen. The results equal better posture, movement and a more thorough workout. For this reason, TDM is one of the best integrative gyms in San Francisco.

Classes include barre, cardio fitness, strength/cardio blend, myofascial release techniques, isometric stretching, meditation, cycle, and mother/baby classes. Childcare services are also available at TDM studio. You can view the class schedule and book childcare with the TDM app.

Types of memberships

  • New client: 10 days of unlimited access to group classes for $49
  • Single class: Redeem within 14 days of purchase. The cost is $32
  • 10 class package: Redeem within three months of purchase. The cost is $240
  • Unlimited monthly: The cost is $225

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