La Jolla Sports Club
La Jolla, CA 92037
Area: La Jolla/Torrey Pines
|Upright Bike||Life Fitness|
|Recumbent Bike||Life Fitness|
|Elliptical||Life Fitness, Precor, StarTrac|
|Machines||Cybex; Hoist, Free Motion, Icarian|
|Hours||M-F 5:30a to 9p, Sat 6:30a to 6p, Sun 7a to 6p|
|Cost||$10 all hotels, $15 others|
This diminutive facility may be short on space, but it stocks a powerful punch of new cardio machines and strength equipment. Most endurance apparatus is offered on the smaller, ground floor including Life Fitness 9500 series bikes and ellipticals, new Precor EFX ellipticals and StairMaster 4600PT model steppers. A few more cardio pieces are stocked in the large below-ground room, but it is primarily a strength venue. We stopped counting stack-loaded weight stations after 20 and noticed a ton of free weights as well. Swimmers, this club is water-phobic, i.e., no pool on-site.
All area hotel guests get in for $10 ($15 if you're not in a hotel). Be prepared to show your room key. Overall, LJSC is a convenient health club option for those staying in downtown La Jolla.