Best Athletic Centers in the Bay Area

These Athletic Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: California Sports Center. Offers competitive and recreational classes for children 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: 24 Hour Fitness. Multiple locations.

SF and Marin

Gold: YMCA of San Francisco.  This center strives to build strong kids, families and communities. Multiple locations. 415-777-9622.

Silver: Acrosports.  639 Frederick St., San Francisco. 415-665-2276.

Bronze: Equinox. San Francisco locations: 747 Market St. 415-633-3900. 301 Pine St. 415-593-4000. 2055 Union St. 415-854-0799.


Gold: Peninsula Jewish Community Center. A gym, basketball court, exercise classes, pools, a sauna and outdoor fields are among the offerings at this huge fitness complex for the whole family. 800 Foster City Blvd., Foster City. 650-212-7522.

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

Bronze: Planet Granite. 100 El Camino Real, Belmont. 650-591-3030.

East Bay

Gold: SLIM Fitness. Provides families of all ages and fitness levels a fun, friendly, safe and supportive environment to work out together. 5437 Central Ave., #3, Newark. 510-378-6615.

Silver: 24 Hour Fitness. Multiple locations. 800-224-0240.

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


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