Hey there and welcome to this post on the best gyms in Bakersfield and everything you need to know about working out here. Over the next few minutes we will cover just about everything you need to know about fitness in your area.
The best gyms near you will kick this off but they are just the beginning. We will talk about the best places to go for spinning and indoor cycling, as well as the best boxing and MMA gyms you can visit in the city.
Once they are out of the way we will get into the best pilates and yoga studios in Bakersfield. Other topics on working out near you like bootcamps and barre exercises will be getting their own sections to make this a full on fitness guide.
You can easily get a sweat in outside of the best gyms so the top outdoor recreation areas in the region will get a mention. And following all of that we will talk about where you can buy sporting goods and home gym equipment in Bakersfield.
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Best Gyms In Bakersfield
Here is our list of the best gyms in Bakersfield for working out:
- In-Shape Health Club at 3409 Coffee Rd
- Strength & Health Gym at 318 21st St
- Planet Fitness at 4001 California Ave
- Elite Fitness Center at 6558 Meany Ave
- Planet Fitness at 625 Cecil Ave, Delano
- Grand Slam USA Gym at 2236 High St, Delano
24 Hour Fitness recently closed but you can still find a 24 hour gym in Bakersfield at Planet Fitness. Some of the above have multiple locations but we tried to limit them to one in town and one gym in Delano so that the list didn’t get annoying with multiple listings of the same type of place.
Strength & Health is a good place to go if you are really into weightlifting, while all of the above should be able to handle any cardio needs. If you want a local gym with a pool in your area the top four on the list all have one, and In Shape has a basketball court if that is what you are looking for.
Spinning & Indoor Cycling Classes
Rush Cycle located at 2765 Calloway Dr #104 would have to get our nod for the best spinning classes in your area. Of course you can also find indoor cycling classes at many of the best gyms in Bakersfield.
Boxing & MMA Gyms Near You
Fighting is also great cardio and the best boxing and MMA gyms near you are:
- Bakersfield Boxing & Fitness Club at 3452 Alken St #C
- Llamas Competition Team Martial Arts & Fitness at 2505 Alta Vista Dr
- Bakersfield Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at 4308 Resnik #203
- Eric Nolan’s Xtreme Training Center at 5101 White Ln #D
Llamas offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, MMA, MuayThai, Kick Boxing, Self Defense, Cardio Conditioning and plenty more. Bakersfield Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is run by Matt Baker who is great at his craft.
You can find local boxing, kickboxing, classes for kids, bootcamps and more at Bakersfield Boxing & Fitness Club. Eric Nolan’s Extreme Training Center offers all kinds of different mixed martial arts techniques like Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has classes for kids or adults.
Yoga & Pilates Studios In Bakersfield
There are also many good yoga and pilates studios in Bakersfield like:
- Warrior 1 Yoga at 1006 Calloway Dr #A
- Club Pilates at 9000 Ming Ave #J1
Warrior 1 offers beginners yoga classes as well as classes for those with more experience like hot and Bikram yoga plus they even have a special technique for butt lifts!
Inner Bodyworks has all levels as well as meditation, strength, and power yoga. Club Pilates is often fully booked so you may want to sign up early so you know you will be able to attend their lessons.
Poise Pilates is also good but we chose to include them in our Barre section. If you are after any specific pose or technique follows those links until you end up on the right studio for you.
As much as we would like to give more detail when there are so many poses including vinyasa, hot, bikram hatha flow, ashtanga, power and many more it is impossible for us to break it all down.
Those who need a little extra motivation can get it by going to local workout bootcamps and you can find some here like:
- R12 Fitness Personal Training & Bootcamps at 1410 Wible Rd #109
- The Camp Transformation Center at 4510 Stine Rd
- Drop Fitness at 4725 District Blvd #4
- Fit For Life Gym at 701 19th St
Barre exercises are getting more popular by the day and Poise Pilates+Barre at 1800 21st St is a great way to try out Barre near you.
Best Places For Outdoor Recreation
You can workout pretty much anywhere so you don’t always have to go to the gym. Many people prefer to run or ride bikes when the weather is nice and some great places for outdoor recreation and fitness in your area are:
- North Rosedale Park
- Grissom Park
- McMurtrey Aquatic Center
- Kern River Canyon
- Sam Lynn Ballpark
- Lake Ming
- Beach Park
- Lake Isabella
- Hart Memorial Park
- Panorama Vista Preserve
- Sequoia National Forest
- Sierra Nevada Mountains
- Kings Canyon National Park
- Riverwalk Park
- Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area
This city is in a very beautiful area of California so there are plenty of places to get outside on a sunny day. Sequoia National Forest and Kern River Canyon are both great for hiking or cycling.
Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area and the other lakes are good places to go fishing, boating, and all kinds of water sports.
Where To Buy Sporting Goods In Bakersfield
You may need to buy some things that will help you workout or visit the gym, and the best sporting goods stores in Bakersfield are:
- Action Sports at 9500 Brimhall Rd #400
- Sole 2 Soul Sports at 9000 Ming Ave
- Xtreme Soccer at 3900 California Ave
- Bear Mountain Sports at 8032 Dimiller Dr #D
- Dick’s Sporting Goods at NW Promenade 9300 Rosedale Hwy
- Big 5 Sporting Goods at 3214 Ming Ave
- Dd’s Discounts at 720 Woollomes Ave #108, Delano
- Big 5 Sporting Goods at 720 Woollomes Ave #104, Delano
Dick’s is your typical big box retailer that should have just about everything you need. Obviously Xtreme Soccer focuses mostly on soccer, while the outdoorsy types can get the sporting goods they need at Bear Mountain Sports.
Home Gym Equipment Near You
You can probably find some at those stores we just listed, but you can also buy home gym equipment near you at Wheeler’s Fitness Equipment at 206 Bernard St. Just so you know we have also written about:
- Working Out in Los Angeles
- Working Out in Fresno
- Working Out in Riverside & San Bernardino
- Working Out in San Diego
If you wanted to learn more about working out in some other major cities that aren’t too far away.
Enjoy Working Out At Bakersfield Gyms
At this point you have learned about all of those gyms, spinning classes, yoga studios, outdoor recreation spots, and places to buy equipment for working out near you your confidence should be sky high. We would like to ask that if you notice anything out of date on this page or if you have any of your own fitness tips to share please tell us in the comments.
Have fun visiting the best gyms in Bakersfield or working out in whatever way you enjoy the most.