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If hiking the hills of San Francisco isn’t enough of a workout for you, don’t worry — the gym at Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco is large and stocked with every conceivable piece of equipment you’d need to get sweaty. Affiliated with Four Seasons San Francisco, Sports Club/LA is open to both hotel guests and outside members. It’s not staffed by the hotel, but you can access it through the San Francisco hotel, which will provide you with complimentary bottled water and earphones at the entrance. The gym is open Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on weekends from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
At 127,000 square feet with multiple floors, the sprawling facilities make it easy to get lost amid the equipment. For cardio, there’s treadmills, elliptical machines, bikes and StairMasters, each with a personal TV. There are also more than 120 fitness classes weekly and several workout studios for every exercise you can imagine, including yoga, kickboxing, spinning and cardio-aerobic instruction. If you prefer one-on-one attention, you can also arrange time with a personal trainer.
An entire floor is dedicated to weight training. There are weight machines in addition to free weights. If you prefer group activities, you can shoot hoops on the full-sized basketball court, or take an aquatic class in the junior Olympic-sized pool; there are eight lanes dedicated to lap training.
After you’re done, hit the locker rooms for an equally accommodating experience. The neat and organized locker rooms for men and women feature a grooming and showering area, as well as a sauna and steam room. Parents take note: Guests under 16 can’t use the gym or pool, so if you’re traveling with little ones who want to swim, head to the Marriot Marquis’ pool around the corner on Fourth Street.