Health & Fitness in Oakland

Up to 78% Off Acupuncture

Lake Merritt Community Acupuncture

Downtown

$88 $25

Licensed acupuncturist aims to expel bodily aches and pain with acupuncture and ancient Chinese herbal remedies

87% Off Glasses at Site for Sore Eyes

Site for Sore Eyes

Multiple Locations

$150 $20

Opticians fit customers with frames from top designers in thousands of different styles and provide them with a second pair for free.

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 62% Off Reiki Sessions

Moonlit Soul Energy Therapy

Oakland

$60 $29

Reiki is one of several holistic techniques that energy healer Tamara uses to jump-start the body's natural healing process.

Up to 84% Off Semi-Private Training Sessions

Jamz Trainings

Jack London Square

$300 $55

Certified trainer James Robinson uses positive reinforcement to motivate clients through fun, challenging workouts

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Bay Area Martial Arts

Grand Lake

$220 $29

Students learn kung fu moves and train with rattan sticks during self-defense martial arts classes

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Luke Training Conditioning

Oakland

$120 $49

Intense boot-camp classes keep exercisers engaged by mixing it up with team games and a sense of humor

Up to 69% Off Chiropractic Packages

Laurie Wonnell, D.C.

Piedmont Avenue

$125 $39

Consultation and exam identify troublesome spots while adjustments aim to realign vertebrae and alleviate pressure

Up to 83% Off Membership to Body Mechanix

Body Mechanix

Multiple Locations

$340 $59

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Unlimited one-month membership grants access to gym equipment and group classes; expert personal trainers offer one-one-one motivation

87% Off Curves Gym Membership & Classes

Curves

Multiple Locations

$153 $19.97

(217)

Curves workouts from Jillian Michaels are designed for women of all ages and help kick start weight loss in 30 minutes a day

88% Off Therapy

Dr. Thomas Marchevsky

Rockridge

$540 $65

Each session lasts 60 minutes

Up to 74% Off Group and Private Training

The Perfect Sidekick

Oakland

$149 $39

Small groups of eight to ten people build muscle and burn off fat in a safe space

48% Off Snowsports

Destination 1440

Destination 1440

$50 $26

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76% Off Acupuncture

Weaving Harmony Chinese Medicine

Multiple Locations

$200 $48

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78% Off Fitness SF Membership Package

Fitness SF

Multiple Locations

$219 $49

Modern exercise equipment, pool, spa, cardio machines, and group classes help gym members get fit at five Bay-area locations

Up to 57% Off Tennis Lessons

D2 Tennis

Mills College

$70 $35

USPTA-certified instructor and former D1 college player teaches tennis fundamentals during lessons at Mills College

Up to 63% Off Teeth Whitening

Laurel Smile Dentistry

Redwood Heights

$350 $139

Dentist breaks down dark stains and discoloration using a system that leaves tooth enamel in tact

45% Off Therapy - Physical / Physiotherapy

Awareness Through Movement Oakland

Oakland

$100 $55

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55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Grand Lake

$120 $54

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Up to 78% Off Acupuncture Treatments

Left Coast Acupuncture

Fairview Park

$75 $19

Acupuncture treatments help ease mental stress and physical pain by stimulating pressure points and realigning energy flows

74% Off Circuit Training

Personal Training & Coaching With Spencer

Oakland

$450 $117

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Up to 80% Off Boxing Fitness Classes

Boxing for Health

Oakland

$125 $29

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Boxing coaches teach footwork, combinations, and punches in a gym with a regulation sized ring and 14 heavy bags

Up to 87% Off at 30 Day-Bootcamp

30 Day-Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$130 $19

(2)

Instructors lead women-only and coed boot camps focused on fitness and self-defense

(Up to 79% Off) Zoom! or Take-Home Whitening

Lake Merritt Dental

Downtown

$600 $129

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Get a Zoom! treatment, which brightens teeth up to eight shades, or a year's worth of whitening supplies

72% Off Laser Nail-Fungus Removal in Oakland

Advanced Foot Clinic

Oakland

$900 $249

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Lasers destroy fungal infections, allowing clean nails to grow in naturally.

50% Off Aerobics

U-jam Fitness

Fruitvale Station

$30 $15

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50% Off Cheerleading

Pyramid Allstarz Cheer Class

Rockridge

$12 $6

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50% Off Personal Training

Every Body Fitness

Produce and Waterfront

$450 $225

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Up to66% Off Dance Fitness Classes

In the Groove Studios

Downtown

$100 $45

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One-hour dance classes teach students the moves of hip-hop, popping, and Zumba

76% Off at Oakbay Chiropractic

Oakbay Chiropractic

Pill Hill

$200 $49

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Chiropractor susses out causes for pain, and then eases tension and aches during a one-hour massage

Up to 73% Off Shaolin Kung Fu Lessons

U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu

Chinatown

$100 $30

Black-belt instructors train students in traditional Shaolin kung fu, with an emphasis on self-defense and self-discipline

83% Off Yoga Classes

Monkey Yoga Shala

Lakeshore

$150 $26

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Yoga classes offered morning and evening

60% Off Implant Package at Rotunda Dental

Rotunda Dental

Oakland

$5,025 $1,999

The dentist replaces a missing tooth with a titanium implant and natural-looking crown

Half Off Boot Camp

Focused Fitness Solutions

Oakland

$120 $60

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50% Off Personal Training

Play Fitness

Oakland

$750 $375

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67% off Small-Group Fitness Training

Next Level Personal Fitness Systems

Grand Lake

$299 $99

KeepFitTogether doesn't exceed 5 exercisers, so each gets attention while honing speed, strength, & other aspects of fitness

Up to 56% Off Boxing Boot Camp Classes

Phight Club

Oakland

$40 $19

Get in shape while learning how to box under expert coaches at gym renowned for producing professional fighters

Up to 88% Off Yoga Classes at YogaLove Oakland

YogaLove Oakland

South Kennedy Tract

$140 $20

Gain flexibility and greater strength in these small group yoga classes in West Oakland

Up to 48% Off at Lake Chabot Golf Course

Lake Chabot Golf Course

Chabot Park

$110 $59

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Challenging 18-hole course gives golfers all they can handle—including gorgeous views of San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Bridge

65% Off Personal Training

Jameson Cassidy Personal Training

Emeryville

$240 $84

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65% Off Personal Training

Famous Physique

Emeryville

$300 $105

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Up to 87% Off Dental-Exam Packages

Randhawa Dental Corporation

Multiple Locations

$410 $55

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Dental team examines teeth for health and cleans built-up plaque and tartar; option for take-home whitening kit or Invisalign credit

45% Off Personal Training

Akoteu Fitness

Emeryville

$600 $330

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Up to 59% Off at Leela Yoga

Leela Yoga

Alameda

$70 $29

Yoga classes in styles such as hatha align, vinyasa flow, and ashtanga, plus special sessions for seniors and expectant mothers

Up to 82% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes at Body Techniques

Body Techniques

Alameda

$120 $39

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Certified and experienced teachers lead boot-camp, Zumba, yoga, and reiki/meditation classes

Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

AquaTech Swim School

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

(59)

Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 78% Off Yoga and Pilates

Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga

South Berkeley

$130 $35

Pilates mat classes are offered for students of all levels, along with Forrest, Stellarflow Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga

Up to 92% Off Hypnosis for Weight-Loss Class

Living Lite Hypnosis

Multiple Locations

$290 $29

During a three-hour class, clients are hypnotized four times in sessions that help create healthier eating and exercise habits

Up to 92% Off Weight-Loss-Hypnosis Package

Living Lite Weight Loss

Multiple Locations

$290 $29

Weight-loss classes strive to induce lasting habits for healthier eating and exercise by using relaxing hypnotherapy techniques

50% Off Classes at YogaKula

YogaKula

North Berkeley

$90 $45

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Studio that incorporates a spa offers Pilates Reformer classes with poses for beginners and those in need of a challenge

Up to 65% Off Gym Membership and Personal Training

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

$64 $25

Get in shape at the 24/7 gym, with a trio of optional personal training sessions to help clients safely jumpstart fitness routines

81% Off Nutrition Response Testing

IHS Functional Medicine Center

Multiple Locations

$200 $39

NRT is a noninvasive way of analyzing the body in order to locate underlying causes of disease, and find ways to obtain more optimum health

$35 for $200 Toward Prescription Eyeglasses

For Eyes Optical

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

Designer frames from Burberry, Prada, and Ray-Ban contain light, resilient Toughlites lenses with a 30-day comfort zone guarantee

Up to 76% Off Health Consultation and Oxygen Therapy

Breathe Health Center and Services

Berkeley

$415 $105

Regular sessions of oxygen therapy infuse bodies with this vital element, helping to sustain life and heal

50% Off Homoeopathy

Breathezone Oxygen Access And Lounge

Southwest Berkeley

$280 $140

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Groove Yoga – 87% Off Classes

Groove Yoga

Berkeley

$150 $19

Instructors lead over 40 heated and non-heated yoga classes each week, open to all experience and ability levels

50% Off Acupuncture

Turning Point Acupuncture And Feldenkrais

Northwest Berkeley

$210 $105

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61% Off Pole and Aerial Fitness Classes

Phoenix Aerial Art and Pole

Downtown

$200 $79

Talented instructors teach students of all ability levels strengthening vertical tricks on the pole and the art of aerial contortion

79% Off Chiropractic Services with Massage or Acupuncture

Source For Wellness Health Center

Albany

$235 $49

The specialists at this whole-body healing center help get to the root of pain and discomfort with detailed exams and treatment plans

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Vara Healing Arts

Albany

$105 $39.50

Eight different yoga classes focus on calming the mind and strengthening the body through various styles of movement

Up to 65% Off Spin and Mat Classes at Star Pilates

Star Pilates

Moraga

$162.50 $59

Get fit in Pilates classes that teach mat techniques or cycling sessions infused with group motivation

Up to 57% Off European Body Wraps

Shape Shifters Pilates and Health Studio

Moraga

$180 $79

Slim down for bikini season with European body wrap sessions that may help shed 6 inches or more

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Passes

El Cerrito Swim Center

El Cerrito

$20 $10

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Single-day or summer pass to heated, outdoor pools with lap lanes, play areas, and a water slide; grounds offer picnic tables and bbq area

Up to 81% Off 90-Minute Classes at El Cerrito Yoga

El Cerrito Yoga

El Cerrito

$120 $29

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Studio features new floor system with recycled cork underlay and waterproof, slip-resistant, antimicrobial covering

43% Off LASIK Eye Surgery

Ellis Eye & Laser Medical Center

Multiple Locations

$5,300 $2,999

(25)

Dr. William Ellis and his staff consult with patients before performing corrective LASIK surgery and monitoring the results for 3 months

Up to 93% Off Massages at Smith Chiropractic

Smith Chiropractic

El Cerrito

$410 $29

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Chiropractor evaluates spinal health with x-rays and a thermal scan before promoting relaxation and proper alignment with massage

Up to 74% Off at Bridges Rock Gym

Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

$93 $26

(154)

Scale rocks, kickbox, or flex muscles during yoga classes at this comprehensive climbing gym

55% Off 5K Run/Walk from 420Games.org

420Games.org

San Francisco

$64.29 $29

Folks enjoy complimentary beer after hitting Golden Gate Park and San Francisco streets to help de-stigmatize marijuana via athletic effort

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off a 60 or 90-Minute Reiki Session

San Francisco Reiki Center

Mission

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off a 60 or 90-minute reiki session

59% Off One Month of Unlimited Membership at STUDIOMIX

STUDIOMIX

Nob Hill

$240 $99

Clients enjoy access to gym equipment and fitness classes such as power yoga, cardio boot camp, pro box and rock climbing

Up to 52% Off Singles 5K Run

LUV RUN San Francisco

Crissy Field

$55 $27

5K course that starts in Crissy Field and encourages mingling between runners who wear bibs denoting their romantic availability

46% Off Turkey Trot Registration

San Francisco Turkey Trot

Mission Bay

$24 $13

Registration for one for a Thanksgiving Day 5K fun run benefitting local food banks

Up to 40% Off at Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Downtown

$20 $13

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Each hitting bay has a GC2 Smart Camera launch monitor, which provides statistical feedback to help goflers make corrective adjustments

83% Off Premium Home Teeth-Whitening Kit

Glam White

San Francisco

$175 $29

Home teeth-whitening kits include trays and free whitening gel refills for life; can whiten teeth up to 12 shades in one to two weeks

70% Off Zumba

Zumba With Tai

San Francisco

$90 $27

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Up to 74% Off Classes at YogaWorks

YogaWorks

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Yoga Alliance–trained instructors lead exercisers of all abilities through yoga classes that include Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow

Up to 90% Off a Chiropractic Package

Body Focus Health Center

Financial District

$350 $49

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Chiropractor consults with patients to learn their concerns, then performs x-rays and a spinal adjustment, along with an optional massage

65% Off at Xcel Fencing

Xcel Fencing

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

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The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

520 20th Street
Oakland,
California
US

21 years ago, Ellie Herman worked as a professional dancer and choreographer, running her own company in San Francisco. She loved her work, but she had bills to pay. So, naturally, she took on a side job; she became the professional wrestler known as "Ruth Less." As soon as she began tossing fellow wrestlers around, she incurred a serious knee injury that threatened to end both of her careers. Luckily for her, the nearby St. Francis Hospital of Dance Medicine offered surgery-free rehabilitation through Pilates. Ellie did the workouts for months, and returned to her company an even better dancer than she'd been before her injuries. Later, as a masters student at NYU, Pilates once again helped her recover from hip pain. She discovered an ability to innovate within the bounds of Pilates, and resolved to become a teacher.

She opened the aptly named Ellie Herman Studio, where she continues to teach today. True to her inspiration, she uses Pilates as a basis on which to innovate better forms of corrective movement. So far, she's written nine books on the subject. She invented her own piece of equipment, the Pilates Springboard, which compresses the size and cost of the more traditional Pilates wall unit. She also developed a blend of Pilates and gait training, to help people stave of injury by becoming conscious of the way they move their legs in every day life, which helps to prevent things such as rolling ankles or randomly kicking strangers.

3931 Grand Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Measuring in at an imposing 673 yards, the 18th hole at Lake Chabot Golf Course seems, at first glance, like an act of course-design cruelty. There's a catch, though: it's a par 6. The extra stroke, combined with the hole's all-downhill orientation, turns the titanic track into a surprising birdie opportunity.

This final hole caps a breathtaking four-hole finishing sequence that rides the high ground, offering gorgeous vistas without sacrificing course play. At 259 yards, the 15th hole dazzles with tee-box views of San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Bridge, but its greatest gift to golfers is a high-risk chance to drive the green (pro tip: keep your driver in the bag; there's less room than you think).

Alongside the championship course, Lake Chabot unfurls a 9-hole, par-3 layout for golfers seeking a shorter round. Shaded by towering trees, the course arcs over the same elevation changes that shape its 18-hole counterpart. Before rounds at either layout, it's not a bad idea to warm up at the driving range and putting green. The Spanish-style clubhouse is also home to the Chabot Cafe, where guests can replenish and enjoy sandwiches artfully skewered with golf tees.

Championship Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Length of 6,006 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 69.5 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 124 from the tips
  • Three tee options available
11400 Golf Links Rd.
Oakland,
CA
US

Jill Dailey McIntosh has always been intrigued by the human body and how it moves—so much so that she graduated in 1991 with a kinesiology degree and soon thereafter decided to open her own Pilates teaching studio. But it wasn't until years later that this curiosity would manifest itself in a single question: "How can one aggressively transform the shape of their body while still maintaining proper alignment of the spine?" Eventually Jill began to examine her diverse fitness background, pulling low-impact movements from ballet, Pilates, and even orthopedic-exercise routines to create the basis for her fitness style, The Dailey Method.

Now, more than a decade later, Dailey's fitness routine has ballooned into studios sprawled across more than 10 states and gained praise from Self, Allure, FitPregnancy, and InStyle magazines. Regardless of the location, instructors remain true to Jill's mission of offering a diverse series of exercises that focus on toning and lengthening the body while lengthening the spine and building strong core muscles.

4409 Piedmont Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Tony Carr was something of a renaissance man, simultaneously holding degrees from UCLA and UC Irvine, working on a vaccine for Alzheimer's, and preparing for a sailboat race to Hawaii. His regatta ambitions, however, were unjustly cut short by a debilitating lower-spine injury. Despite this twist of fate, Tony persisted, and took up Bikram yoga at the Bikram Yoga College of India as just the latest endeavor of a man with diverse ambitions. Within one month, his symptoms had been alleviated, and within four months they had almost vanished completely.

Tony had found his new passion, and he immersed himself in it with enough enthusiasm to lose 30 pounds—the average British child's entire net worth—and transform his body in the process. He traveled to India and studied personally with Bikram Choudhury, the father of Bikram yoga. Tony became certified to teach in 1998. Now he leads classes at Bikram Yoga College of India, where he guides students through the 26 postures in the hopes that they, too, can transform their lives.

478 Santa Clara Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

Monkey Yoga Shala's attentive instructors help students hone energy, balance, and strength with individualized instruction in a variety of specialized yoga classes. The studio's signature Isometric Monkey yoga melds aspects of dance, martial arts, and Ashtanga yoga to create an exhilarating low-impact workout. Additionally, resistance stretches lengthen limbs as instructors personally assist students in finding their most comfortable pose. In Vinyasa classes, aspiring yogis harness deliberate breathing to flow through asanas and backbends with the grace of a swan performing downward-facing dog. New mothers gather for 90-minute Mom & Baby sessions, toting tots through a series of mind-body exercises designed to increase energy and facilitate more focused baby-bottle juggling. Monkey Yoga's flexible roster of early-morning and late-night classes beckons participants to the spacious studio, which glows with natural light and hardwood floors polished well enough to reflect the radiance emanating from students’ auras.

3215 Lakeshore Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

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