Gyms in San Diego

Five or Eight Drop-In Pilates Plus SPX Classes at Core Body Pilates Plus (55% Off)

Core Body Pilates Plus

Carmel Mountain

$100 $45

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Classes designed by Sebastian Lagree sculpt the body and burn fat in a way that is both intense and easy on the joints

10 Drop-in Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Trinity Yoga & Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Trinity Yoga & Fitness

San Carlos

$170 $29

Expert instructor with more than 10 years of yoga experience leads students of all levels through fusion-yoga classes

10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at Xtreme Starz Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 90% Off)

Xtreme Starz Academy of Martial Arts

San Diego

$149 $19

Extreme karate classes impart practical self-defense training while also working to establish self-confidence and focus

Five or 10 Outdoor Fitness Classes or Outdoor Class Season Pass with National Fitness Solutions (Up to 70% Off)

National Fitness Solutions

Balboa Park

$85 $29

90-minute classes meet in Balboa Park every Saturday at 8 a.m., and combine cardio, strength training, balance, and agility exercises

10 or 20 Gym Visits and Two Personal Assessments at Being Fit (Up to 87% Off)

Being Fit

North Clairemont

$220 $29

Work out in a gym with Star Trac equipment and skilled personal trainers; members can take classes such as Pilates and cardio kickboxing

$33 for One In-Studio Private Yoga Session at Freebird Yoga Massage ($75 Value)

Freebird Yoga Massage - Leisure

Old Town

$75 $33

In one-on-one sessions, yoga instructor focuses on improving balance and posture to help beginners get started or recover from injuries

$25 for 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Fit 2 Ripped Fitness ($100 Value)

Fit 2 Ripped Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $25

Passionate instructors lead patrons in high-intensity boot-camp regimens in the outdoors

One, Three, or Five Barre, TRX, Aerial Yoga, or Belly Dance Classes at Flip Force San Diego (Up to 60% Off)

Flip Force San Diego

Miramar

$20 $10

Fitness classes in full range of styles from ballet barre workouts to aerial yoga to TRX suspension training

One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes and a Uniform at KickForce Martial Arts (90% Off)

KickForce Martial Arts

Miramar

$200 $20

World champion instructors teach groups self-defense techniques in classes that build leadership qualities and self-confidence

5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit San Diego (Up to 56% Off)

CrossFit San Diego

East Village

$100 $49

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CrossFit classes are scalable to clients of all experience and fitness levels, and the gym even features women-only workouts

5 or 10 Drop-in Fitness Classes or 21-Day Weight-Loss Program at Grinder Gym (Up to 81% Off)

Grinder Gym

Morena

$99 $19

Personal trainer and nutritionist Dave leads a gym focused on hitting individual goals while cultivating a tribe-like community of support

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Yoga Classes at Reach Yoga (Up to 55% Off)

Reach Yoga

San Diego

$108 $54

Bend and stretch your way through classes that combine inspirational music, breathing exercises, and movement in a heated studio

Three Private Self-Defense Lessons or One Month of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do at Dynasty Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Dynasty Martial Arts

San Diego

$180 $45

Three private one-hour self-defense lessons for up to three adults or Tae Kwon Do for ages five and up with uniform included

2 Months of Classes for One Child or a 2-Hour Party for Up to 20 Children at Pacific Martial Arts (Up to 51% Off)

Pacific Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Classes teach self-defense and discipline, and parties treat kids to headbands and playful sparring with punches, kicks, and toy swords

$39 for Six Yoga Classes at Shafa Yoga ($108 Value)

Shafa Yoga

Plaza Rancho Penasquitos

$108 $39

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Sixty-minute beginner- through advanced-level Hatha yoga is taught in small classes

10 or 15 Classes with Uniform at Blue Dragon Taekwondo Academy-San Diego (Up to 91% Off)

Blue Dragon Taekwondo

Carmel Mountain

$220 $24

The martial-arts school focuses on physical fitness, character development, and self-defense to build self-esteem

Three- or Six-Week Fat-Loss Program at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 91% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Pacific Beach

$227 $21

Women and men of all ages burn fat and calories while boosting metabolism during workouts; before and after pictures included

12 Kettlebell Fitness Classes or 3-, 4-, or 6-Week Boot-Camp Challenge at Kettlebell X Training (Up to 80% Off)

Kettlebell X Training

San Diego

$97 $29

Shave off pounds, build core strength, and de-stress through fun kettlebell workout; boot-camp challenge includes nutrition program

Adult or Youth Mixed-Marital-Arts Packages at Victory MMA and Fitness (Up to 87% Off). Four Options Available.

Victory MMA and Fitness

Midway District

$150 $25

Classes in boxing, kickboxing, MMA, CrossFit, and jujitsu taught by experienced instructors; six-week program taught by famed UFC fighter

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Justin Fassio earned his personal-training certification during his time in the military, when his passion for exercise landed him the chance to lead a physical training program for an Air Force–operations group. Once his time in the force was up, he didn't leave his love of fitness back at base—he brought it home with him. Today, he leads outdoor fitness programs for all citizens.

Nutritionist Rachel Bowman has a background in Clinical and Holistic Nutrition, offering a wide acumen of current nutritional research. Her career now emphasizes weight management in all walks of life, ranging from digestive health to healthy eating while traveling. Her sports enthusiasm has also forged professional relationships with athletes and key athletic trainers.

The partnership of the two is ideal at San Diego Core Fitness, where staffers emphasize that fitness and nutrition always work hand-in-hand. The varied boot-camp workouts fuse fun and motivation with functional training techniques designed to help build up neglected core muscles and regain muscular balance. Personal-training sessions are supplemented with nutritional advice and lifestyle counseling, and keeps semiprivate training sessions small so that each participant can receive individual attention. During outdoor boot camps, groups make use of whatever the locations offer as equipment—depending on the scenery, they wade through deep beach sand, run up open-air stairs, and bench-press park benches.

Golden Hills Gateway
San Diego,
California
US

Joe Decker isn?t your ordinary fitness trainer. He might just be the planet?s fittest human, at least according to Guinness World Records. He earned the title of World?s Fittest Man in 2000 after mastering a 24-hour challenge comprising a 100-mile bike ride, a 10-mile run, 1,100 pushups, and other exhausting feats. Today, his boot camp program, Gut Check Fitness, helps exercisers tackle goals that are just as lofty with outdoor workouts that have won accolades from TrailRunner magazine and the attention of Coca-Cola's fitness programs.

Each ever-changing workout leads participants into the great outdoors, where they discover the true meaning of ?gut check,? a military term used to denote a test of courage, character, or determination. With the help of several talented trainers, Joe propels athletes through a gauntlet of fitness drills that torches dozens of calories and fortifies muscles throughout the body. The classes? main piece of equipment is the earth, which provides hills for climbing, gravity for resistance, and solid ground for sprints and bodyweight exercises. In addition to basking in the trainers? shouts of encouragement, the group cheers one another toward each milestone, fostering friendships while creating an ongoing incentive to achieve.

10920 Roselle Street
San Diego,
CA
US

Founder and CEO Allison Beardsley's passion for Pilates sparked after struggling to find exercise that would not aggravate her basketball-related ailments. The discovery that the efficient resistance moves helped her to develop a strong core without subjecting her joints to pain inspired her to spread the word of Pilates's benefits to others, which she does from thirteen clean and sunny Club Pilates?studio locations. A team of certified instructors teaches the group classes, which are designed to strengthen, tighten, and tone the entire body. The staff leads students through controlled movements and breathing techniques performed on specialized Pilates machines, such as the Reformer, a Pilates ballet barre, and retired kitchen chairs. To ensure each patron can craft a well-rounded workout regimen that suits his or her needs, the studios offer stretching and sculpting classes that touch upon a variety of fitness modalities.


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2760 5th Ave Ste 110
San Diego,
CA
US

At Dream Body Boot Camp, which was voted San Diego A-List's best boot camp of 2012, trainer Matthew Johnson and his staff of specialized trainers help patrons to quickly sculpt physiques into top form during indoor and outdoor workouts that pair cardio moves with strength-boosting exercises. Instead of painting muscle ripples onto participants’ abs, each of Johnson’s instructors draws from a kinesiology degree or a national personal-training certification when designing a new 60-minute workout each day. Before their first class, students meet with Johnson to get acquainted and set their fitness goals, such as looking good in a bikini or ripping through a T-shirt to reveal their swimsuit with one powerful body flex. In the course of 10 minutes, he asks clients what they’d like to achieve in class and how they’ve pursued their goals in the past.

Once the talking ends, the training begins, and the motivational instructors put patrons to work hefting dumbbells, straining against Trx suspension gear, and flipping giant tires end over end. Johnson and his trainers leave long runs out of their workouts, opting instead for tire hopping, jumping rope, and other dynamic exercises to elevate heart rates.

4040 Sorrento Valley Boulevard
San Diego,
CA
US

A team of passionate instructors—which earned its business CityVoter's 2011 award for Best Pilates Studio—expands Pilates' scope to include more muscle groups than just the core. To do this, the team combines traditional Pilates exercises with strength and cardiovascular training to create invigorating workouts for the entire body. During each class, teachers help students tone core and limb muscles with specialized equipment such as the Proformer, which uses a system of pulleys and spring resistance to bolster strength. To boost sweat-session efforts, they encourage a calorie-burning pace by blaring energetic music and replacing all water fountains with pixy-stick stations. Because their low-impact sessions focus on achieving proper form and minimizing the risk of injury, they push students of all skill levels to complete the rigorous workouts despite their intensity.

1010 Turquoise St
San Diego,
CA
US

Resa Weinstein describes herself as a woman with an entrepreneurial spirit. Some years ago, as she sat through a business class, it hit her—she could capitalize on her experience as an exotic dancer by teaching other women the skills she had learned. Soon, she began teaching erotic dance classes and hosting themed parties.

Though she primarily teaches moves within the Pretty Is studio, she also takes her expertise on the road—literally—for Lap Dancing in the Limo classes and Canoodling in the Covered Wagon sessions. Through her courses, Resa helps women to explore their sensual side and find confidence. She also equips them with skills to kindle romance. Past entries on her video blog have covered what to wear during a striptease, how to awaken interest through eye contact, and how to select sexy music.

418 3rd Avenue
San Diego,
CA
US