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San Francisco is like a sports temple. People run, slide, surf, foil, paddle, kite, climb, fly, camp, walk, do yoga, pilates... Here is our selection of best sports stores in San Francisco.

Major national or neighborhood professionals, just pick the right one for you.


Large Fitness clubs with membership : 


These clubs offer group fitness classes, personal training, fitness machines... 



There are many yoga studios in San Francisco. Prices for a class are usually from $10 to $20.


Here is a list of studios we have heard of :


Bend SF.

1935 Hayes street, NOPA.



Various classes and teachers split up into many studios.

519 Hayes St. (entre Octavia et Laguna) 

780 Stanyan St. (entre Waller et Beulah)

For trendy purist sport lovers and experts, small specialized sporting-goods retailers can be found everywhere in the city. 


SKI and SNOWBOARD > click here.


SURF > click here.


GOLF > click here.


YOGA and PILATES > click here.



Fleet Feet.

Running and walking shoes + Sport bras. "Making sure our customer are fit with proper footwear and sport bras" is their motto. They carry brands such as : Adidas, Nike, New Balance, Saucony, Asics, Brooks, Mizuno. 

2076 Chestnut street, la Marina.


On The Run.

Fashion footwear and sport shoes as long as they are comfortable. Recommended by podiastrists and doctors. 

Hamilton Pool Geary at SteinerHamilton Pool Geary at Steiner



There are nine public swimming pools in San Francisco, including one outdoor pool in the Mission open only in the Summer (close for renovation since April 2011). Price (as of january 2011): $5/adult and $1/kid. For more information: SF Rec.


All the swimming pools mentioned in LostinSF "Swimming Pools" address book offer swimming lessons. 

More addresses : 


To learn how to swim :



SF is not only a surfer's paradise, it's also a golfer's paradise. Golf players have the choice between five golf courses right in San Francisco, and many more in the Bay Area. There is no chance you won't find the perfect course for your budget and level. For more information about golf courses in the area, visit


There are numerous surf schools for adults and children on the shore of San Francisco and beyond. The only requirement is to be able to swim ! 


Sea, Surf and Fun

The first and only bilingual French and English surf school in the Bay Area. For residents and tourists alike. Classes take place in Half Moon Bay, half an hour South of San Francisco. They also offer surf camps. 

Private clubs (read our address book "Tennis courts") offer tennis lessons for adults and children. 


The city of San Francisco, SF Recreation and Parks, offers numerous art classes and sport lessons, including tennis lessons for adults and children, at affordable prices


For one-on-one lessons with a personnal coach, here are some professionnal teachers with a good reputation:

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