Best Athletic Centers in the Bay Area

These Athletic Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2016 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: 24 Hour Fitness. This athletic center has locations all over the Bay Area with a variety of training equipment, group classes and personal training as well as swimming pools and saunas at some facilities. Childcare is available. Multiple locations. 800-224-0240.

Silver: Bladium Sports and Fitness Club. 800 W. Tower Ave., Alameda. 510-814-4999.

Bronze: Pacific West Gymnastics. 42656 Albrae St., Fremont. 510-471-0240; 32920 Alvarado Niles Road, #210, Union City. 510-471-0240.


Gold: Peninsula Jewish Community Center. This 50,000-square-foot athletic center offers a gym, basketball court, exercise classes, pools, a sauna and outdoor sports leagues. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 650-212-7522.

Silver: Bay Club Redwood Shores. 200 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City. 650-593-4900.

Bronze: YMCA. Multiple locations.

Silicon Valley

Gold: California Sports Center. Offers competitive and recreational classes for 18 months and up in a fun, safe and progressive environment. It also has birthday party packages, summer camps and drop-in gymnastics. Multiple locations.

Silver: YMCA of Silicon Valley. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Silver Creek Sportsplex. 800 Embedded Way, San Jose. 408-225-1843.

Marin/San Francisco

Gold: Bay Club. This center offers a comprehensive squash program, yoga and Pilates, social events and a sanctuary spa. Multiple locations. 415-433-2200.

Silver: YMCA of San Francisco. Multiple locations.

Bronze: AcroSports. 639 Frederick St. 415-665-2276.



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