Best Athletic Centers in the Bay Area

These Athletic and Fitness Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2023 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers.

These Athletic and Fitness Centers were voted the Bay Area’s 2023 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. For a full list of Best of the Best winners, go here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: The Plex. This multi-sports facility offers something for everyone including indoor soccer, roller hockey, volleyball, a fitness gym, exercise classes, kids’ activities, bocce ball, dining and more. San Jose.

Silver: Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC). San Jose.

Silver: Barre3 Willow Glen. San Jose.

Bronze: Bay Club. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Centennial Recreation Center. Morgan Hill.


Gold: Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC). Reach your fitness goals with the support of experienced, results-oriented trainers. It has an outdoor pool, indoor rec space and classes for all ages and physical levels. Foster City.

Silver: KG Fitness. San Mateo.

Bronze: Bay Club Redwood Shores. Redwood City.


San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Orangetheory Fitness, Greenbrae-Marin. This total body group workout combines science, coaching and technology to provide maximum results. Greenbrae.

Silver: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. San Francisco.

Bronze: Bay Club San Francisco. San Francisco.


East Bay

Gold: ClubSport San Ramon. Offers more than 80,000 square feet of fitness facilities, including eight full-lit tennis courts, a year-round heated pool, indoor racquetball and squash and more, as well as childcare and classes for kids. San Ramon.

Silver: The Mission HQ. Alameda.

Bronze: Orangetheory Fitness. Multiple locations.


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