FIT Athletic is located in the middle of the newly revitalized East Village area of downtown. The health club's 40,000-square-foot exercise studio, located on the second floor of DiamondView Tower, is hip and urban. Floor to ceiling windows featuring fabulous views of Petco Park, raw concrete floors, exposed beams and a centrally located lounge are all part of the open, loft-like space. The lounge is equipped with free WiFi, modern furnishings and a huge two-sided TV screen.
In terms of the exercise space, there are four classrooms and five areas for sweating and heart pumping. Music also tends to be pumping in these areas. The club boasts 83 cardio machines (most with TVs attached) and strength buffs can hit the free weight or free motion areas. The other two areas are for pilates and stretching. No matter your preferred apparatus, you should be able to find it here. And if you prefer to sweat with others Fit offers myriad classes.
Locker rooms are well appointed and well equipped (steam and sauna). There is no extra charge for towels, and basic toiletries and hair dryers are available. The outdoor pool is a nice touch, but lappers should look elsewhere for their workout. The club will also validate for 2 hours of parking.
If you are staying at one of the downtown hotels, admission costs $20/day. Be sure to bring your room key for proof because all other non-members must pay $30/day.