You could be forgiven for associating the Y with bare-bones equipment and dated facilities. Not so at the Embarcadero YMCA, which completed a year-long renovation in 2018. The four-story building has always been a stunner, thanks to bay-facing windows overlooking the Bay Bridge. Now the updated digs have higher ceilings, an expanded workout space, new machines and flooring, and a retrofitted locker room. The facilities include a cycling studio with new Keiser M3 bikes; a cardio floor lined with machines and weights; a TRX/Pilates studio; a basketball court; and two group exercise studios for classes like body pump and yoga sculpt. But the biggest draw may be the pool area, which touts a lap pool, activity pool, and jacuzzi (all were drained and deep-cleaned during the recent renovation.) Cool down on the gym’s landscaped rooftop garden, which is dotted with lounge chairs and picnic benches.
|Venue name:||Embarcadero YMCA|
169 Steuart St
|Cross street:||at Howard St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 5:30am-9:45pm; Sat 8am-7:45pm; Sun 9am-5:45pm|
|Price:||Unlimited monthly membership $80|
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