Don’t let vacationing stop you from breaking a sweat! San Luis Obispo provides visitors with ample opportunities to workout, both indoors and outdoors. With so many options – fitness clubs, yoga centers, barre and cycling studios, rock climbing centers, hiking and biking trails – it’s no wonder SLO repeatedly makes SmartAsset’s most fitness-friendly places in America year after year. Many of these fitness facilities in SLO offer day passes, one-time fees or short memberships, allowing you to fit in a sweat-session during your getaway.
Fitness Clubs & Gyms in San Luis Obispo
With over 10 gyms in San Luis Obispo, you can find the perfect facility whether you’re dedicated to CrossFit, fitness clubs for women, or personal training. Browse the following fitness clubs in SLO and check out their class schedules while you’re in town.
- Athlon Fitness & Performance
- Cal Poly Recreation Center
- Club 24 Inc
- CrossFit Inferno
- Equilibrium Fitness for Women
- Headstrong Fitness
- Kennedy Club Fitness
- MZR Fitness
- Rev SLO
Pool Facilities in SLO
When it’s sunny and 75 nearly year-round, a dip in the pool sounds like the perfect idea. San Luis Obispo has multiple pool facilities whether you’re looking to swim laps, take swimming lessons or leisurely lounge by the pool. SLO even has waterparks nearby in Paso Robles and at Lopez Lake. Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, too!
- Cal Poly Recreation Center
- Kennedy Club
- Mustang Waterpark
- Ravine Waterpark
- SLO Swim Center & Sinsheimer Pool
Yoga Centers in SLO
San Luis Obispo has a variety of yoga centers, with offerings like core power yoga, Bikram yoga, yoga for beginners, prenatal yoga and more. Get the inside scoop on yoga centers in San Luis Obispo, recently featured on our #ShareSLO blog.
Barre Fitness Classes in San Luis Obispo
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the barre, there are a few studios in SLO offering barre classes for visitors of all fitness levels. Try Tabata Barre or Mixed Methods, which fuses ballet, yoga, and Pilates into one.
Spin Classes in SLO
San Luis Obispo is paradise for recreational bike riders with bike paths and trails throughout SLO. If indoor cycling is more your style, SLO has you covered, too with indoor cycling studios to get your heart rate up in a fun, motivating environment.
Pilates and Movement Training in SLO
For a lower-impact yet effective workout in SLO, Pilates might be for you. San Luis Obispo offers several options for small group classes and one-on-one sessions. Smaller, intimate settings like the Pilates Collective studio make for great ways to connect and grow better with friends.
Dance Studios in San Luis Obispo
Looking for dance lessons in San Luis Obispo? Explore the following dance studios, which focus on different styles from ballet and jazz to tap and even authentic Irish dancing.
- Academy of Dance San Luis Obispo
- Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo
- Claddagh Irish Dance Company
- Core Dance Company
- Ryan’s American Dance
- SLO Dance with Linda Drake
- SLO Movement Arts Center
- World Rhythm & Motion
Combat and Self Defense in SLO
If you prefer to roll, spar, kick, or strike to get a good sweat in, there are several places in town that welcome drop-ins for technique or fitness-focused training. Pit.fit, started by former Cal Poly wrestler and UFC Champion Chuck Liddell has become a hot spot for cross-training and mixed-martial arts in SLO. For BJJ & Muay Thai for all ages, check out Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s camps and classes.
- Aikido of San Luis Obispo
- Budo Ryu
- Paragon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Elite Muay Thai
- Sleeping Tiger Fitness / 360 Krav Maga
Indoor Rock Climbing Centers
Reach new heights and climb boulders at one of San Luis Obispo’s indoor rock climbing centers. Once you’ve mastered rock climbing, hit the natural boulders and crags surrounding San Luis Obispo, including Cabrillo Peak, Scott Rock and Rock Front Ranch.