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trainer/gym in San francisco

farfisa23

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I want to get in shape, sick of being a desk jockey.

Any gym and trainer recommendations in SF? I live in Potrero Hill and work in the FiDi.
 

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If you're in FiDi go to Crunch Gym. they have several locations.
 

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Bay Club is the nicest by a good margin. The big one is on the Embarcadero, and there is also one in the old BofA building. Miles better than the chain gyms. John Ferguson is a great trainer, and a really cool guy.
 

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Originally Posted by farfisa23
I want to get in shape, sick of being a desk jockey.

Any gym and trainer recommendations in SF? I live in Potrero Hill and work in the FiDi.


Try UCSF gym in the mission Bay area
 

farfisa23

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Originally Posted by dragon8
Try UCSF gym in the mission Bay area

Matt, the Bay Club is nice and super near my work, but I don't want to spend close to 400 bucks a month for membership and training.

Mission Bay enrollment is closed, I live two blocks away and it's a year waiting list.

Anyone have any experience with the 3rd St Boxing Gym or the Embarcadero Y?
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
Bay Club is the nicest by a good margin. The big one is on the Embarcadero, and there is also one in the old BofA building. Miles better than the chain gyms. John Ferguson is a great trainer, and a really cool guy.

Wait... I thought you haven't been inside of a gym in 10 years???
 

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Originally Posted by farfisa23
Matt, the Bay Club is nice and super near my work, but I don't want to spend close to 400 bucks a month for membership and training.

Mission Bay enrollment is closed, I live two blocks away and it's a year waiting list.

Anyone have any experience with the 3rd St Boxing Gym or the Embarcadero Y?


Misson Bay always says they are closed to new members. My friend signed up a month ago after being on the wait list for 2 weeks.
 

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Originally Posted by dragon8
Misson Bay always says they are closed to new members. My friend signed up a month ago after being on the wait list for 2 weeks.

Really? They said it was a six month waiting list and all they had was a membership good from 8-5pm and on the weekends. Working a full time gig, I said no dice.

Maybe I should call. I live three blocks away from the gym.
 

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Originally Posted by whacked
Wait... I thought you haven't been inside of a gym in 10 years???
My wife works out there. She does enough for the both of us. Recently, I stopped by to use the restroom, so I am starting a new streak.
 

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if you work in the montgomery area (rather than across market), then i recommend club one. it's pretty small but clean and relatively uncrowded. it's also much less expensive than equinox or the la sports club.
 

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Originally Posted by farfisa23
Anyone have any experience with the 3rd St Boxing Gym or the Embarcadero Y?

I like the Embarcadero Y because it's unpretentious and has few d-bags. One of the highlights is the row of treadmills and bikes along the wall with windows overlooking the Embarcadero and facing out to the bay. Very inspirational to look out and see the bridge and TI rather than a TV screen or brick wall. Also has a roof-top deck with a small (~50M) jogging circuit along with some lounge chairs. During the summer and fall months, I would go up there after a work out to relax and get some sun.

I don't know about any others. I don't know about the personal trainers.
 

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3rd Street Gym it is for me. The place is small, a few machines, it's all about the boxing classes. I sat in on one tonight, looks like a cardio workout from hell.

Can't wait.
 

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Originally Posted by farfisa23
Really? They said it was a six month waiting list and all they had was a membership good from 8-5pm and on the weekends. Working a full time gig, I said no dice.

Maybe I should call. I live three blocks away from the gym.



Are you f-ing kidding me!

A gym that has a waitlist, costs in the area of $400 a month, and restricts your hours...

 

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