Health & Fitness in San Francisco

Up to 68% Off Pilates or G.I.T. Fit Classes

Mission

$75 $24

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Instructors improve posture and strengthen cores with Pilates, or provide full-body strength and endurance training in G.I.T. Fit classes

78% Off Fitness SF Membership Package

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 51% Off The Neon Run 5K Entry

San Francisco

$49 $24

At six glow stations along a 5K course lit by black lights, a water-based formula that radiates light rains down on runners

Up to 82% Off Massage-and-Chiropractic Packages

Multiple Locations

$250 $45

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Release stress and decrease muscle aches with a soothing massage; optional chiropractic services gently align spines without pops or cracks

94% Off 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

93% Off Chiropractic Exam

Multiple Locations

$624 $45

Physical exam and necessary x-rays test reflexes and flexibility and detect spinal conditions; adjustments treat specific spinal conditions

86% Off Spinal Decompression Package at Bay Spine Center

Multiple Locations

$340 $49

A doctor uses a computerized traction device designed to relieve pressure between vertebrae, which can alleviate back and neck pain.

Up to 67% Off Aerial Fitness at Featherpistol Fitness

San Francisco

$150 $49

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Learn how to perform graceful moves while building muscle under the tutelage of a professional pole-dance and aerial artist

71% Off at Purusha Yoga

Outer Richmond

$99 $29

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Students gain strength and flexibility in community-oriented yoga, Zumba, and dance classes held in a sunny studio

87% Off Glasses at 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.

Up to Half Off at 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 70% Off Laser Tattoo Removal

Pacific Heights

$600 $199

Tattoos gradually fade under the light of a Quanta Q plus C laser

83% Off Teeth-Whitening Pens

Downtown

$89.85 $15

Teeth-whitening pens fit in your pocket to spot-treat teeth all day for a whiter smile

83% Off Beginner Jiu Jitsu Classes

SoMa

$150 $25

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Developed and taught by award-winning martial artists, beginner jiu jitsu classes follow the facility's martial-arts philosophy

Up to 75% Off Laser Lipo Sessions

Fillmore Center

$370 $99

Noninvasive laser light targets localized fat deposits

Up to 74% Off Laser Nail-Fungus Treatment

Multiple Locations

$675 $229

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Medical staff treat fungal infections at the source with Cutera GenesisPlus laser system during 30-minute appointments

Up to 97% Off Eyewear at Veo Optics

Multiple Locations

$800 $25

Showrooms feature styles by Marc Jacobs and Prada as well as polarized and transition lenses

Up to 70% Off Cardio-Boxing Classes

Third Street Boxing Gym

$100 $29.99

Golden Gloves champions lead classes that include cardio drills, jump-rope practice, shadowboxing, and core toning

72% Off Boxing Classes at Polk Street Gym

Civic Center

$175 $49

Classes help beginning boxers tone their cores, arms, and legs while practicing jabs, hooks, footwork, and head movement

70% Off Cardio Kickboxing

SoMa

$120 $36

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Half Off Prescription Eyeglasses

San Francisco

$300 $150

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65% Off at 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

81% Off Nutrition Response Testing

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

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

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

55% Off Services

Lower Pacific Heights

$100 $45

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Up to 76% Off Boot Camp from Functionally Fit SF

San Francisco

$400 $99

Results-driven training that combines cardio- and strength-based exercises; designed for trainees of all ability levels

Up to 83% Off Membership to 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

Up to 83% Off Dental Checkup or Whitening

Downtown

$600 $129

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Dental checkup with x-rays and cleaning; in-office Zoom! treatment brightens teeth an average of eight shades in 45 to 90 minutes

Up to 54% Off Complete Invisalign Treatment

Downtown

$6,500 $2,999

Invisible braces straighten teeth in 6–18 months

Up to 53% Off Herbal Medicine or Acupuncture

San Francisco

$30 $15

During an herbal consultation, Chinese-medicine practitioner Kenan Akbas scopes out bodily issues to home in on an herbal solution

Up to 76% Off Massage Packages

Inner Sunset

$130 $45

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Massage tames muscle aches; holistic evaluation pinpoints the source of health anomalies, or adjustment releases tension & aids energy flow

Up to 82% Off at 108 Heroes Kung Fu

Financial District

$160 $29

Kung fu lessons teach essential self-defense moves as well as confidence and skills useful for a lifetime of overall wellness

88% Off Fitness Classes at I Luv My Body Fitness

I Luv My Body Fitness

$250 $29

A certified personal trainer helps clients tone their bodies and burn calories with challenging, action-packed workouts

Up to 76% Off Cardio-Boxing Classes

Mission

$60 $19

Certified trainers lead exercisers through a routine of kicks and punches

49% Off Bicycle Repair

Mission

$75 $38

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Up to 71% Off Filipino Martial Arts Classes

San Francisco

$185 $59

Experts guide students through Filipino self-defense techniques, a versatile fighting style utilizing weapons and bare hands

Up to 54% Off Pilates or Barre Classes

Mission

$150 $69

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Pilates mat classes strengthen core muscles while Booty Barre blends Pilates, yoga, and dance; private Pilates sessions with skilled teacher

Up to 67% Off Weight-Loss Consultation

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

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Consultation evaluates health & nutrition and provides a metabolic rate print-out; B12 injections may boost energy and help with weight loss

Up to 51% Off Two-Hour Kayak Trips from City Kayak

South Beach

$64.16 $32

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Paddlers drift past city views on the way to Brannan Street Wharf

70% Off Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Union Square

$599 $179

Whitening lightens teeth up to eight shades at a luxurious office with a saltwater fish tank and a DVD player in each treatment room

76% Off Acupuncture

Multiple Locations

$200 $48

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Half Off an Acupuncture Package

Prana Urban Healing Lounge

$180 $90

Health practitioners tests for imbalances in the body, then aims to rectify them with acupuncture, biomagnetics, or a nutrition plan

Up to 66% Off LipoLaser at GAEL Modern Health

Western Addition

$290 $99

Noninvasive low-level lasers target pockets of excess fat and coax acids, glycerol, and water from cells for inch loss to start the new year

Up to 54% Off Membership at Gym 445

Inner Sunset

$198 $99

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Monthly memberships grant unlimited access to fitness and self-defense classes such as beginner boxing and Thai kickboxing

Up to 50% Off Phytobiodermie Cellulite Reduction Treatments

Downtown

$110 $65

60-minute treatment's suction massage and ultrasonic technology noninvasively smooth away cellulite on thighs, glutes, and stomachs

Up to 61% Off at Being Yoga with Trishna

First Voice Studio

$60 $29

Hatha yoga classes fuse breath and movement with held poses and meditation for a dynamic yet relaxing experience

Up to 55% Off Fitness Sessions

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

US Navy veteran trains clients one-on-one or in groups of up to eight people, with both indoor and outdoor locations available

Up to 82% Off at BayFit Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$160 $39

Kettlebells, weighted bags, push-up boards, and more at ever-changing boot-camp sessions

Up to 54% Off at Taichi Acupuncture

San Francisco

$65 $32

Acupuncturist wields a hair-thin needle while working to balance the flow of energy within the body

Up to 50% Off Bike Rental at Blazing Saddles

Multiple Locations

$72 $36

Deluxe rental bikes whisk riders away on self-guided or guided tours of San Francisco, the Bay, and surrounding landmarks

Up to 67% Off Nonsurgical Face-Lift

Multiple Locations

$300 $99

The iEllios device stimulates natural healing below the surface to tighten and brighten skin; LED therapy enhances its effects

55% Off

San Francisco

$170 $76

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Up to 67% Off Personal Training

Marina

$100 $39

Mike Jigalin and his fellow certified personal trainers can help you reach goals such as improved athletic performance and weight loss

Up to Half Off Juice or Cleanse from Juicey Lucy’s

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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100% organic fresh-pressed juices made from seasonal veggies to optimize health, strengthen immune systems, and aid in weight loss

87% Off Take-Home Teeth-Whitening Kit

Potrero

$199 $25

Professional-grade bleaching gel and LED light erase unsightly stains; remineralizing gel strengthens enamel and reduces sensitivity

Up to 70% Laser Nail-Fungus Removal

Lower Pacific Heights

$750 $249

Podiatrists brandish FDA-cleared PinPointe lasers to clear up irksome nail fungus in as little as one treatment

Up to 59% Off Overnight Big Sur Backpacking Trip

Central North San Francisco

$340 $170

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Experienced outdoorsmen lead excursions through redwood-lined and oceanside trails as hikers learn basic skills

Up to 59% Off at Diana Shkolnik Acupuncture

Laurel Heights

$80 $35

Acupuncture sets out to restore energy flow and balance throughout body with ultrathin, disposable needles

63% Off Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Financial District

$500 $185

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A specialized light activates the hydrogen peroxide-based Zoom! formula, leaving teeth several shades whiter in just over an hour

43% Off LASIK Eye Surgery

Multiple Locations

$5,300 $2,999

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

Up to 60% Off Slim It Body Wraps

Nob Hill

$400 $159

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Firming and tightening creams prep bodies for wraps in temperature-controlled blankets designed to burn calories over course of one hour

Up to 46% Off Laser Toenail-Fungus Removal

Lower Pacific Heights

$550 $299

Lasers target fungal nail infections without damaging nails or the surrounding skin during a pain-free treatment

Up to 75% Off at Integral Yoga Institute

Castro

$120 $35

Instructors teach yoga and meditation classes that emphasize breath, form, and the harmonious development of the individual

85% Off Professional Teeth Whitening Kit

San Francisco

$199 $29

At-home whitening kit includes trays, gel, and personal LED light

Half Off Natural Health and Beauty Products

San Francisco

$20 $10

Bilingual health and wellness store with vitamins, supplements, weight-management products, skin-care and makeup products.

Up to 54% Off Indoor Cycling Classes

North Beach

$75 $35

Tunes and movies spice up indoor spinning classes that also include a bit of off-bike work with weights, kettlebells, and resistance bands

Up to 83% Off Group Fitness or Mom's Boot Camp

Panhandle

$175 $39

Group-fitness classes and indoor/outdoor boot camps for moms combine endurance drills, exercises, and strength training

Up to 73% Off at Hot Yoga Ocean Ave

Ingleside

$99 $49

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Bikram-inspired and Vinyasa yoga classes in 60- to 90-minute sessions

74% Off Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

San Francisco

$185 $49

Boxing classes, Brazilian juijitsu, and muay thai taught by experienced instructors in a fully stocked gym

Half Off Aerial Classes at Aspen Aerials

SoMa

$30 $15

Introductory aerial circus-arts classes with up to three people

51% Off Bicycle Tune-Up at Columbus Cyclery

North Beach

$80 $39

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A bike mechanic adjusts brakes and gears, pressurizes tires, trues wheels, and cleans gears, the chain, and the bottom bracket

Up to 83% Off Bikram Yoga

San Francisco

$280 $49.99

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Each 90-minute, heated class is designed to stimulate every organ, gland, muscle, and body system with a sequence of 26 postures

69% Off Kids' Kung Fu or Adult Kickboxing Classes

Inner Parkside

$160 $49

Students learn self-defense skills while simultaneously gaining physical and mental strength

Up to 86% Off at Shapero Chiropractic

San Francisco

$234 $37

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Chiropractic treatments combine spinal decompression and spinal adjustments to restore health and wellness to bodies

70% Off at AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Portola

$129 $39

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A variety of martial arts classes s are complemented by pilates and cardio conditioning

Up to 87% Off Chiropractic Care and Massage

Multiple Locations

$79 $29

Network of chiropractic doctors alleviate aches and inspire overall wellness with adjustments and massage

Up to 59% Off Acupuncture or Tuina Massages

Marina

$135 $65

Nationally certified Diplomate Anita Lang-Bakar uses globally sourced skills to heal with acupuncture and tuina massage

Up to 80% Off Martial Arts Classes

Inner Parkside

$150 $39

Martial arts classes for kids or adults held inside a family-oriented facility

50% Off

Mission

$10 $5

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After one look at the pristine pools packed with toys, and it’s no surprise why La Petite Baleen’s four San Francisco-area swim facilities are so popular with kids. What may be surprising however, is that the flourishing network of schools started humbly in the backyard pool of John Kolbisen and Irene Madrid.

In 1979, the public school teachers were brainstorming ways to integrate their passion for educating kids with their love of the water. Starting with their own three children, some neighborhood kids, and one cleverly disguised frog, John and Irene began teaching swim lessons with a rather progressive philosophy: They approached swimming not just as an extracurricular activity, but as a means to boost self-confidence, build friendships, and learn to overcome fears.

More than 30 years later, La Petite Baleen has become a renowned family of schools, partnered with the U.S. Swim School Association and the Swim for Life Foundation. Part of the success has to do with how children are grouped. In weekly sessions, pods of tots of similar age, skill level, and personality evolve at a similar pace—earning individual achievement ribbons as they do. Kids make friends in the group, and the recurring scheduling means that they can stay enrolled with their new buddies indefinitely or until they grow their own dorsal fins. Each location’s indoor pools are kept at an inviting 90 degrees, in an attempt to make even the most timid student to feel comfortable in the water. Perhaps most importantly, the teachers participate in ongoing training designed to encourage empathetic, yet firm teaching methods.

933 Mason St.
San Francisco,
CA
US

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.

2295 Harrison St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Certified therapists Hernan Goldstein and Siannan Gall named their joint practice Dryad after the mythological spirits of oak trees, which are also symbols of healing and longevity in many cultures. Hernan graduated from the National Holistic Institute, where he studied Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and shiatsu massage. He also pursued advanced training in pregnancy and prenatal bodywork and myofascial therapy. Before joining forces with Siannan, he worked in spas and with chiropractors and cared for his own clients. In keeping with his American Massage Therapy Association membership, Hernan aims to foster both physical healing and self-awareness.

Raised by a family of dancers, massage therapists, and medical professionals, Siannan was primed early on for a healing career path. She graduated from the Institute of Conscious BodyWork, where she studied deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massage and myofascial release. Despite being finished with school, she continues to study the human body through anatomy and physiology courses while adding new massage techniques to her repertoire. Siannan also never relinquished her love of dancing, which she fuels by performing, competing, and doing jigs on street corners whenever someone says the word "pancake."

4224 California Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Though SEE Eyewear’s specs are only found in their stores, their designs sprout from imaginations around the world. Winner of reader's choice awards in cities ranging from San Francisco to Nashville, SEE Eyewear stocks its frames directly from fashionable frame crafters and passes on the savings of doing business at the source to customers. The company calls on fashion designers from France, Italy, and other style-conscious countries to create one-of-a kind designs to be featured on store shelves and client faces. Before that happens, though, each potential frame goes through a rigorous design and review process to ensure its distinctiveness and quality before it can be added to the national eyewear shop’s exclusive coveted selection.

From cat-eye to horn-rimmed and perfectly round to wayfarer-inspired, the cost of each frame includes single-vision lenses, giving customers the simplicity of a flat price that doesn’t require customers to pay an extra prescription fee or mine their own bifocal quarry. SEE Eyewear also trains its staff members to be aesthetically savvy so they can find the perfect fashion-forward, vision-correcting specs for any face shape, mood, or fashion sense.

2100 Union St
San Francisco,
CA
US

After walking through the studio’s namesake entryway, visitors to Funky Door Yoga Polk Street are greeted by the grunts of Bikram practitioners carried on waves of steamy heat. The stretch dojo's seven-day schedule boasts early-morning, afternoon, and evening classes that take place in a classroom stoked to up to 105 degrees, the perfect temperature for facilitating flexibility or melting a corporate rival's ice statue in effigy. Students run through Bikram Choudhury’s 26 poses that pique muscles, organs, veins, and ligaments while the sweltering heat flushes toxins from the body. After a 90-minute session, students can hop into one of Funky Door Yoga Polk Street's showers, or down a bottle of water or sports drink available for purchase. The studio also stocks rentable mats and towels for greenhorn yogis not quite experienced enough to levitate.

The bright studio helps students fine-tune posework with wall-to-wall mirrors, and the expansive floor space affords enough space to execute even the most complex poses. Two nearby parking lots and metered parking afford convenient parking for car-toting students.

1749 Waller St
San Francisco,
CA
US

In one room, skincare specialists swath bodies in an all-natural seaweed gel, sprinkle on a potpourri of nourishing herbs, and let infrared heat draw out their toning and detoxifying qualities. In another, acupuncturists realign clients' chi and fine-tune their physical and emotional fields. And behind any door, massage therapists may be kneading tense muscles, chiropractors may be adjusting injured backs, or aestheticians may be resurfacing complexions to a radiant glow with oxygen facials.

A staff of professionals from many areas of expertise come together under the roof and stress-zapping force field of Balance the Clinic, where they work together to bolster physical and emotional health with natural remedies and clinically tested treatments. In addition to consulting with any of these staff members, guests also can retreat into the privacy of an infrared sauna. From a private changing room, individuals or couples step into a hypoallergenic, odor-free basswood chamber equipped with a sound system that sets the sauna gently vibrating in time with relaxing music.

3303 Buchanan St
San Francisco,
CA
US

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