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Large indoor rock-climbing facility offering hundreds of different routes and wall difficulties. Offers instruction and equipment rental.

On the Alameda Naval base, the large facility offers a wide range of sports with leagues and instruction available for kids and adults.

Situated on 22 acres in the lush Berkeley Hills and affiliated with a historic landmark hotel, this gem commands some of the best views in the Bay Area. Open for business since 1915, the stunning white hotel ringed with large dignified palm trees is conveniently located, yet deluxe.: Three swimming pools (including an Olympic outdoor pool), ten tennis courts (six lighted for night play), hot tub, sauna, whirlpool, children's activity pool, competitions, clinics, restaurant, hotel, nationally rated spa.Salsa dancing, aqua-aerobics, swimming, tennis, Pilates, tai chi, cycling, and more; download schedules from ClaremontResort.com/TheClub/Fitness/.Cardio and strength machines, computerized aerobic equipment.Childcare is available.

With comfortable amenities and state-of-the-art equipment along with a wide range of classes to choose from.Part of a chain with twelve other facilities in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, this one is a convenient favorite for downtown-Oakland workers. A keen commitment to cleanliness is evident in the locker and shower areas, where shampoo and other freshen-up toiletries are free to members. Many of the cardio machines are outfitted with TV screens. The emphasis here is on getting members to stick with it — so if you haven't shown up in a while, a staff member will call you and ask why. Outdoor heated pool, racquetball courts, squash courts, basketball gymnasium, indoor running track, cafe, pro shop, saunas, whirlpool spa, steam rooms, personal trainers, massage therapists.Cardio and strength machines including free weights, elliptical trainers, stair-climbers, treadmills, plate-loaded machines, selectorized machines.

Utilizing CrossFit as their primary training method, focusing on optimizing physical competence in each of 10 recognized fitness domains, as well as incorporating diet and nutrition.

Offers dozens of classes in tai chi, qigong, spinning, yoga, aerobics, aqua-aerobics, Pilates, core training, body sculpting, kickboxing, and more.

Offers boxing, calisthenics, martial arts, running, and nutrition; partners with schools and CBOs to offer off-site boxing programs; and facilitates and organizes all-female self-defense classes and workshops.

With circuit training, personal trainers, and boot camp, as well as a variety of classes and open equipment use.

Teaches young children gymnastics skills.

Recent renovations have expanded the fitness areas and spruced up the whole facility. Basketball courts are also in the offing.Indoor/outdoor pool, aerobics/dance studio, handball/racquetball, indoor running track, roller rink, sauna, steam room, whirlpool Jacuzzi, teen/youth center, general purpose room, computer room.Cardio and strength equipment. Childcare is available.

Kinetic Arts Center offers training for Trapeze arts, circus arts, gymnastics, and juggling.

Unapologetically old-school and Rocky-esque, this is an Oakland staple — presided over by Charles King, who has trained at least two state champions and many other pros since he started this line of work in 1984. Facilities include one boxing ring, several speed bags, and various weight machines. No childcare is available.

The Albany YMCA offers cardio and strength equipment including ellipticals, bikes, rowing machines, cross-trainers, stair-climbers, free weights, and more.

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