Best Fitness Classes In San Francisco

January 9, 2015 5:00 AM

Fitness can be achieved in an uncountable number of ways in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Exercise enthusiasts can go with traditional options like walking or biking the city’s hills and scenic Embarcadero, or choose more formalized and targeted workouts put on by one of the many and varied exercise studios. With everything from outdoor social workout options to intimate dance studio styles, anyone interested in improving personal fitness is sure to find an attractive choice. Here is a list of five of the best fitness classes in San Francisco.

Rogue And Saint Fitness
1919 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 913-7999

Rogue and Saint is an all-around structured fitness program that combines strength training, cardio and stretching. The company has two studios; one holds bootcamp-style classes, while the other is for pilates workouts. Workouts can be purchased a la carte or in packages that include rotating classes in both studios. Come to enjoy clean facilities, intense workouts and a fun environment.

Bianchi Fitness The City Is Our Gym
San Francisco, CA
(415) 218-7045

Bianchi Fitness uses the gorgeous city of San Francisco as the gym for its outdoor-style bootcamp. All styles and levels of athlete from runner to soccer star will receive individualized attention in order to perfect form and avoid injury. Bootcamp membership options include one-, three- and six-month packages, and both private and group personal training is available. Bianchi Fitness is an excellent option for those looking for an open-air, positive, sociable workout environment.

Fitness For The Heart
1278 Indiana St., Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 756-0966

Run by San Francisco native and United States Marine Sargeant Shehabeddin Elmarouk, Fitness for the Heart offers a diverse workout program that incorporates pilates, cardio, martial arts and more to create a well-rounded workout. Clients will enjoy increasing levels of fitness without the common aches and pains that frequently accompany heavy workouts. Holistic health and fitness is a running theme, and Sgt. E also offers lifestyle coaching and massage services. For those looking to mold an entire lifestyle of health, wellness and fitness, look no further than Fitness for the Heart.

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2863 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 875-9486

Move-sf offers both small group classes and individual personal training with a specialized focus on improving every body’s efficiency of movement. Classes can be purchased in singles as well as in blocks of five, 10, 20 or 30. Rates vary for personal training. Class sizes are very small to make best use of the facilities and focus on each individual’s movement. Facilities are kept very clean and water and showers are available.

592 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 735-1928

Avant-Barre holds a unique style of class incorporating cardio with intense core and strength-training exercises utilizing the barre and energetic music. Classes are perfect for those looking for a well-rounded intense workout that offers more fun than a traditional gym or bootcamp type workout. Sign-up options vary from single class purchases to class packages and unlimited monthly memberships. This is great for dancers and non-dancers alike.

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Joanna Metheny is a freelance writer covering all things South Bay. Her work can be found on

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