Readers’ Choice 2021: Health Club

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JCC of San Francisco

(415) 292-1200 •

Continuing as a regular among the Readers’ Choice awards, the JCC of San Francisco, with its 42,000-square-foot Koret Center for Health, Fitness and Sport, provides members a place to swim, work out and participate in group fitness classes, or work with a personal trainer. Under one roof are many options: cycling, Pilates, mind-body classes and group exercise. And one of the most valuable things in San Francisco—parking!  Parking structure is underneath the building, so even when it rains, you have no reason to put off that workout.



Oshman Family JCC

(650) 223-8700  •

This Palo Alto favorite made it once again onto the J. Readers’ Choice list for best fitness center. Oshman Family JCC on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life features a beautiful park and indoor gathering space. The JCC’s Goldman Sports and Wellness Complex is state of the art and houses Pilates and cycling studios, a double-court gym with recreational leagues and open gym time, plus indoor and outdoor pools and multiple classes. Nutrition and wellness programs round out the offerings.


Peninsula JCC


(650) 378-2703  •

With an NCAA regulation-size gym, swim programs in the indoor and outdoor pools, and a huge variety of exercise classes, plus personal and group training, the Peninsula JCC is a perennial fave of J. readers.  They offer fitness options for all levels, ages and interests. The Pink Ribbon program provides postoperative workouts for breast cancer survivors.



Osher Marin JCC

(415) 444-8000  •

A beautifully maintained fitness facility, classrooms for yoga, Pilates and all types of classes are available at the OMJCC. A full complement of spa treatments including massage, facials and hair removal are offered to both JCC members and non-members for your wellness and enjoyment. Their gym is loaded with every kind of fitness and workout machine and offers many options to add variety and enjoyment to your workouts while you are getting in shape.

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