San Francisco Gyms

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  1. SuperDump250

    SuperDump250 New Member

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    Anyone here trained in/lived in SF before? There's a few Gold's according to the website but is there anything else closer to SFSU that's half decent?

    Things I'm looking for:
    - squat racks
    - allows DL
    - late hours
    - lots of free weights/DB's/benches
    - not super clean/annoying staff
     
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    You're best off training at Bally Total Fitness on Alemany. It's really close to SFSU (10 min walk from 19th ave/holloway, 2 minute drive) and even though there's only one squat rack it's almost never a problem. I lift there as well as y0gfx. Lots of people there and it's a good friendly atmosphere so you'll lift with a lot of cool people if you feel like being social.

    Only bad thing is they close at 11pm.



    24 hour fitness is OK and there's one a couple miles away from state. The main problem is people go there to hang out in groups and you'll never find a bench press or the right DBs earlier than 11pm.
     
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    all i know is the selection is disappointing for such a developed area, lot of old shitty gyms, at least on the peninsula
     
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    the golds is in the castro which =all gay if you didnt know. And not a joke it's all gay. I train at the 24 in north beach tues, thurs, and sat and at a gym in SSF mon, wed and fri. There arent many "rough" gyms in the area.
     
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    I'll probably go check it out next time I'm in the city...I couldn't find any pics online. Thanks
     
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    You could workout at Planet Fitness in DC :rofl: . It's a big open area, but they only have Smith machines and their dumbbells only go up to 65 lbs.

    I workout at Gold's in Soma which is an excellent facility but overfilled with gay people who really like to shove it in your face that they're proud to be gay. I'm only still here because it's walking distance from work so I go during lunch when it's more of a mixed crowd. At night it's more like a gay club with unce unce unce music included.

    Why not workout at SFSU? I would kill to workout at a college gym again. The one they have for UCSF in Soma is really nice but there's a waiting list.
     
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    no PL gyms or anything like that here. It sucks I bet if someone started one they'd make serious money.
     
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    Is there that many serious lifters in san fran?
     
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    definitely enough to have a serious gym opened.
     
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    Gold's Gym Castro for sure


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