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Balanced Fitness and Health

San Diego, California

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Balanced Fitness and Health

San Diego, California

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Dominic Stalder

30 June 2019

Did a workout there today (Sunday) and the gym is just great; because of frequent travelling, I use a lot of different gyms (like the smaller ones!) and this is one of the best / coolest I have ever trained at!Will try to get another workout in there! More...

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Reed Tuttle

30 June 2019

Balanced Fitness to me is the perfect private gym downtown for group exercise classes, with a great variety to choose from. The trainers are friendly & Rod the owner is very personable. The gym itself is open, comfortable, and has very clean facilities. The weight room has all of the equipment you would ever need for whatever program you are following. I would highly recommend this gym to anyone that is looking to up their game, or needs a gym to call home. More...

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Sophia T.

21 May 2019

Great first experience! Really clean gym with lots of space! Rodrigo, the GM, was super friendly and helpful when I had questions about the classes. Make sure to try the Kickboxing Bootcamp with Kevin Wirth, definitely a good workout! It was my first time kickboxing there and he made me feel comfortable while teaching me some cool techniques. I'll be back! More...

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Miss M.

9 May 2019

Balanced Fitness and Health really helped me get my (health) life on track. Without the awesome classes and instructors I would have never stuck to my work-out routines. The classes are so much fun and the instructors are so helpful, kind, supportive and professional. It's also so convenient that they offer several class options per day. Staff is friendly and super helpful. The towel service is wonderful as well. Highly recommended. More...

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Missy B.

25 April 2019

This gym has awesome energy! The trainers are very knowledgeable and eager to help and will take the time to help you. The trainers understand everyone's goals and what you are striving for and will get you there while having fun. Although the group classes are intense, the trainers accommodate all levels and include diverse workout combinations and exercises. Can't wait to see what else they have in store! More...

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Rita Ainsworth

26 March 2019

It’s an awesome gym with great space, friendly staff and nice people. I’d recommend it to everyone who is visiting or live in SD. If you get a chance book some PT sessions with Kevin. More...

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John Ainsworth

26 March 2019

Cracking gym, great space, super friendly, reasonable prices. We trained with Kevin, and he was AWESOME!! Best training I’ve done in years.

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Brian S.

14 March 2019

I was in town for a convention and spoke to the GM, Rodrigo, about dropping in a couple of times. He was really friendly and told me that it wouldn't be a problem. The gym is exactly what you want if you're looking to get a good workout in. I would describe it as a no frills location, which is what I prefer. Essentially a CrossFit box without the CrossFit. If I'm ever back in San Diego I'll definitely be back! More...

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Britt M.

1 March 2019

This place is exactly my kind of gym. I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to fitness, and this place is low-key, rarely busy, and the manager Rod is awesome. Unlike big gyms, he actually remembers you and checks in regularly to see how you're doing. The equipment is no-frills, but has everything I need (and then some).  I also like the kind of people who show up here regularly - they're all a lot tougher than me, doing boxing, pushing sleds, etc. Yesterday I while I was doing regular-grade sit ups, some dude was doing muscle ups two feet away. It's inspiring company. Makes me think if I keep showing up, I might get there one day. :-) I signed up for personal training with Colton, and he's great. Definitely worth the money just to learn your way around the gym and get a huge variety of exercises under your belt. More...

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Jesus Ruiz

25 January 2019

Great location, friendly staff, and a welcoming community.

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Joshua C.

16 December 2018

I really like this gym a lot.  I always feel a really great vibe here. Because I work at the Hilton bayfront hotel in the spa department as a massage therapist. So this is perfect for me to workout and train martial arts independently without being distracted. I wanted to join other gyms in the area, but unfortunately I don't feel like I fit in, so I decided to come here instead. Definitely really good place to train. Thank you so much for everything and I will be back again in January. Never leaving this gym. More...

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Joanne P

27 October 2018

Great little gym, looks like a movie should be filmed here, expecting rocky balboa to walk in, friendly staff great little find

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Ashley E.

24 October 2018

I found Balanced after moving downtown and spending a year at a really pricey, kind of intimidating gym by the ballpark. I am really happy I made the switch, because I ended up spending far less at Balanced, and working out more. The cardio area is where I spend most of my time, and have never had an issue waiting for a machine, or with machines I want being broken. The vibe in there is really friendly, and everyone is great about re racking their equipment. The staff is always on top of keeping the facility clean, especially the bathrooms. The wifi always works so I can zone out on my Netflix during a run, and I can always find a spot to stretch (or weigh myself if I'm feeling brave), and most importantly, I always feel comfortable here.  If you're looking for a new home gym, a spot by the office to get some lunch time cardio in, or a new personal trainer, definitely check out Balanced. More...

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David L.

3 October 2018

If you work or live in downtown or vacationing in the Gaslamp and want a nice intimate gym then this is the place for you.This gym has everything you need.It is very clean and always has plenty of towels and a friendly staff. Super clean showers  and mouthwash are a nice perk.The owner greets me every time I come in and leaveHe treats this place like his baby.He always makes sure the AC is running or shuts the blinds in case there might be too much sun. He gives a you know what.I really appreciate owner operated businesses and I like to support local businesses They also have an amazing selection of classes and one of the best trainers in down named Adam Hutchins.Trust me...stop by for a free visit and try it out and I think could be a great fit for you. More...

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Ryan W.

2 October 2018

This place is great. Fun, difficult classes, attentive knowledgeable instructors. Kettle bells, punching bags, squat racks and a bunch of other necessities, whatever you're trying to accomplish this is the place for you.

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Karly H.

28 September 2018

Found Balanced Fitness a year ago when searching for a trainer in SD the three weeks leading up to my wedding. The personal training prices are on par with, if not better than, most in the area. My favorite part of the gym is the wide open floor plan with huge windows on the edge of downtown. It's refreshing to have all the natural light in there. Good equipment and so far I've never seen an issue with it being too crowded. The ladies locker room is super spacious and clean - I was impressed for it being an older building. Did I mention there's a rockwall?!During those first 2-3 weeks last year I was paired up with Lindley who kicked my butt - we focused on weights/strength training as i'd requested but she always managed to get my heart beat racing! As I'm currently training 4 days a week in Dallas, it gets challenging to fit it all in when I'm traveling to visit family in San Diego (and unfortunately I'm not motivated enough to workout solo), so I decided to reach out to Balanced and see if I could do a few drop in sessions. The owner was great and easily set me up with a couple sessions. Today was my first session with Colton and he was awesome. Through years of different types of trainers, it's not always easy to find someone who is easy to talk to for an hour. I felt like Colton did a great job getting to know my strength and capabilities during this first session yet still challenging me. I was certainly nice and sweaty at the end of the hour. Today was leg day and Colton had me doing exercises I'd never tried before - loved the creativity and expertise. Really looking forward to my next session! More...

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Benjamin N.

16 September 2018

I was in San Diego for a long weekend and needed a place to work out. After Yelping some other places, I decided on giving Balanced Fitness a try. A lot of the other gyms are for trainers only or received horrible reviews. A quick tour will show you a clean standard locker room and a well appointed workout area. They have a small assortment of cardio, machines, and free weights. While the assortment is small, it covers all of the essentials really well.The only reason why Balanced Fitness didn't receive 5 stars is because it lacks that extra wow factor. More...

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Alisa P.

5 September 2018

Great spot to train!  Awesome classes and very knowledgeable trainers.. if your looking for a place that is intimate and not intimidating, this is a good place to workout!

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Noah Buster

28 August 2018

Gym is kept clean and tidy. Weights, machines, ample free space for abs, rope, movement exercises and the best part is location

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Stephanie C.

22 August 2018

Well-priced gym in the heart of downtown. I only come during the workdays as it's right around the corner, and I haven't taken any group classes or worked with the super-fit, focused looking trainers, but the machines and free weight areas are good enough for me! It's smaller than chain gyms but has more open space than I've had at other boutique gyms. The many options available there has made getting back into a comfortable exercise routine a lot easier. More...

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Jason Thomsen

3 August 2018

Great gym. If you want to get results fast train with Brandon Michael C.

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Elisabeth Morse Schwarz

3 August 2018

Absolutely love Balanced Fitness and their staff! Great and positive atmosphere!

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Pouria Parsa

3 August 2018

Awesome gym, clean facility. If you want boxing training ask for Adam!

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Melanie Medina

3 August 2018

This is my gym when I am in San Diego, has everything I need to get a great workout.

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Shaun Cortez

3 August 2018

Great gym! Its well maintained with a awesome staff that interacts with everyone. Love the equipment it gets the job done with 100% satisfaction!

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Kelly Conte Sieckman

3 August 2018

Great place to train and so convenient with working downtown. Nice people!!!!!!

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Eric Huth

3 August 2018

Love this hidden gem in downtown !!! Service was amazing and all the equipment was there. Big fan !

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Jocelyn Ulrich

3 August 2018

A fabulous gym! Stayed in San Diego for a weeks' vacation...Balanced Fitness and Health had every piece of equipment I love to use and more. A unique facility. Would definitely train there again if I ever am in San Diego again :) More...

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Kevin Templeton

3 August 2018

I have been going here for quite a while now and I love everything about it. The staff is great and the equipment is exactly what I need. I highly recommend balanced fitness to anyone. More...

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Mike Sill

3 August 2018

Best gym ever.
Love the versatility at this place. Great for building strength as well as endurance.
Plus, every member is super friendly.
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Phillip Schumacher

3 August 2018

Balanced is a place for people of all levels and abilities who are serious about reaching their fitness goals. I highly recommend this gym for a great high-intensity, functional workout!

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Nicole Culbertson

3 August 2018

The gym is in a great location if you live or work downtown. The staff is even more amazing, super nice and they know what they are doing. I always feel comfortable when I workout here, I never feel intimidated by the trainers. 5 stars all the way! More...

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Emerald Grace

3 August 2018

I've been going here for about 9 months now and have made significant gains in my strength and fitness. The trainers and staff are wonderful and very friendly! I train with Adam because I'm learning to box, but I would recommend any of the trainers. More...

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Eric C Jackson

3 August 2018

I love this gym! Never crowded, convieniant and close to my office. Nice showers and lockers, good equipment and friendly staff.
And free Tapata and spin too!

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Susan Herwig Ikeda

3 August 2018

I've been going here since it opened and going to the space for at least 14 years. I love it. The people who work there are awesome and the people who workout there are easy going. No pressure, lots of laughs, and a great workout - if only they served beer. I recommend Balanced Fitness, it's the best. More...

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Katie Melissa

3 August 2018

Balanced Fitness is my new go to gym! I've recently started working out here with a trainer - Adam - and am so impressed with my results already! He takes the time to really explain the exercises to me and pushes me while still being encouraging!
Balanced is an affordable option located centrally in downtown SD. The facility is well kept and clean. They also have a group fitness studio and offer classes a few times a day. Definitely beats outrageous membership prices & waiting for machines to open up at other area gyms!
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Rebecca Leigh

3 August 2018

I love this gym! It's right down the street from my apartment. Conveniently located and the staff are all so wonderful. Rodrigo is the best. It's nice to go to a gym and see the owner there all the time. They stay on top of maintenance - I've never seen anything broken. Rodrigo is always finding ways to expand and improve upon the space and what's offered. He takes suggestions and actually follows through. This gym is like having your own personal training studio to yourself! More...

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Ted E Poore

3 August 2018


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William S.

13 July 2018

Great gym!  Inexpensive for a basic membership and they have knowledgable trainers and a variety of classes if you're into that.  They also have a rock climbing wall which is pretty rad!  Would definitely recommend More...

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Ms. F.

10 July 2018

This is a hidden jewel of a gym. It's where I go to get a good workout in, see friendly faces, and take a nice shower. I love this place. It's easy to sign up or just take a look around. It has all the amenities of a large gym without all the fuss and high prices. More...

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Jason M.

27 June 2018

Balanced Fitness is exactly what you want in a gym. It's a great spot downtown that has everything you need to keep yourself in shape. It's a must for the Downtown San Diego worker. More...

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Gabriel Rhodes

25 May 2018

Great place to work out I usually go during non-peak hours and its pretty empty and spacious.

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Reggie Wallace

25 May 2018

Overall, the best gym for me, downtown. Great atmosphere and great people. Clean bathrooms are a plus. It's never 'too' crowded here at all. Would highly recommend this place to anyone considering working out downtown. I only workout after work, so not able to give you my point of view during the lunch hours. More...

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Andrew Purvis

25 May 2018

Great local gym at a great price. Clean locker rooms as well. Perfect for someone that doesn’t need group training, but good variety of group training classes, if you’re into that. Plenty of free weights and machines for the amount of traffic. Very helpful and friendly staff also! More...

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Peter C.

15 May 2018

Best deal for a gym in San Diego!Rod the owner is a class act.  Gym has all the equipment you need and favorable hours. If you go early in the morning, Mike who opens, is extremely helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend joining over all other gyms in downtown! More...

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Chase B.

30 March 2018

It took me a while to find a gym this great, it's a shame I moved out of downtown! Never too busy, fair prices, and great equipment (bench & squat rack)!

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Chad C.

30 March 2018

Hidden gem in downtown SD. Great bang for your buck with pretty much everything needed for a wide variety of workouts. Friendly and helpful staff dedicated to providing a great experience. I couldn't be happier with this gym. More...

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Siobhan M.

21 February 2018

I love this place! It's open and bright. The machines are great and it's never too busy. I'm not a typical "gym person" and don't know what I'm doing a lot of the time but I never felt intimidated to try and Rodrigo and his staff are always happy to give friendly tips. The gym really has a personal vibe and you never feel like just another "number" to them, they make you feel like family. The location is great, as are the classes, which are at great times if you work a 9-5 job! I really have nothing bad to say about the place, keep the great work up guys! More...

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Jay E.

22 January 2018

I love this gym! The location is ideal for me and I like that it's a smaller gym and all the people that work out there, are there for serious workout and not just to prance around. I trained with Lynley for 2 months and totally saw a difference in my body. Rock climbing wall is cool and the classes are fun- kickboxing with Adam and Tabata More...

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Mike S.

22 January 2018

My New Year's Resolution was to hit the gym hard and really put on some muscle mass. I've been a member here at Balanced Fitness & Health ever since it opened and the trainers (Jordan, Adam, Lynley) and owner (Rod) have always been super helper in helping me fix my posture, spot me when adding weight or giving me advice on my diet. They structure everything around my muscle mass goal and really help me kick into gear. It's not a meat head gym where everyone think's they're too cool for school. Instead, it's an interactive community filled with motivated people who want to make change in their lift. The gym has all the equipment you need to get shredded. Give this place a shot! #bodbyrod More...

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jon n.

22 January 2018

Thisisa loft gym on the 2nd floor of several business underneath. It looks very small, but packs a punch. There is at least one of every single thing you can imagine-from the usual free weights and dumbbels to TRX, ropes for armwork and cardio, kettlebells, stepping platforms of 3 different levels, and even a weighted sled (I love this one). The first level has executive-size lockers for daily use. Private showers with towels and soap provided. Very helpful and amiable personal trainers whom you will get to know whether you work with them or not. All in all, this gym is a very worthy investment; of course, your health is more of an investment. More...

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Jorge F.

27 December 2017

I've been to a lot of gyms and it's frustrating having to wait for someone to finish their set to be able to use it next. With Balanced Fitness, it's different. Sometimes I feel like it's my personal gym just because the majority of the time it's only a handful of people working out at night. They have everything you need and they just stocked up on new boxing gear. Anddddddd Don't get me started with the free courses they offer. I've never been so sore in my life. The trainers are very knowledgeable and very welcoming. I definitely recommend coming to this gym!!! More...

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James T.

30 November 2017

Loved working out here.  Staff makes you feel like family and I don't see a dozen people just taking selfies of themselves.   Great gym.

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Phillip S.

30 November 2017

Couldn't ask for a more well-rounded workout than what they offer at this gym. Weights, functional fitness, plyometrics, boxing, spin class, rock wall; they truly have it all! I recommend this gym for fitness levels of all types. You will not be disappointed. More...

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Yuriy C.

17 November 2017

Great gym. Not a ton of people. Easy and inexpensive month to month option. What more can you ask for. Plenty of space to do your workout.

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Kelsea F.

2 November 2017

I absolutely love this gym. It is a boutique gym with everything you need plus an awesome little turf, ropes, and the right amount of cardio and machines. It's never crowded so you don't have to worry about standing around waiting on anything! Rodrigo is great and very welcoming. If I wasn't moving to SF I would stay at this gym forever . Did I mention the price is unheard of for a Cali gym and has towel service showers and everything you need?!? Go here, stop doing free trials at crappy corporate gyms and join this local badass gym. More...

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Cat M.

29 October 2017

I don't think I've ever felt so comfortable in a gym before like I do at Balanced. My old gym closed but I followed my trainers Ruben & Rose to Balanced for their group training sessions. The sessions are amazing, Ruben & Rose are very educated and experienced with strength & conditioning and nutrition. They'll modify the workouts to fit your needs. The gym itself is clean and it's awesome how it's never overly crowded. Very clean and friendly staff. I moved out of downtown and decided to terminate my membership to save but I enjoy the group training and the gym itself so much that I asked Rodrigo to retract my termination. P.S. You know the gym cares when the owner, Rodrigo, participates in group training sessions!! Great place! More...

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Ryan F.

28 October 2017

Nice gym with outstanding customer service!

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Kacy T.

28 September 2017

This gym is really a hidden treasure. The staff is great and the equipment is of high quality and well-maintained.  I never have to worry about a broken or dirty machine! They really keep the place extremely clean and care about ensuring all equipment is functioning properly which is what I look for in a gym.  It also has all the machines and weights anyone could ask for! I love the TRX and ropes.  There are so many things to do to keep workouts fun and I need that to stay motivated. I'm glad they offer a variety of options and don't just offer the standard gym equipment. They also have a lot of great classes at times that can fit my busy schedule. This gym was referred to me by a friend and I'm glad he shared this secret! And, one of the best parts, this gym is super affordable! Less than half of what those "trendy" gyms like fit or 24 hour charge. This place is amazing! I rarely write yelp reviews but I thought this place definitely deserved the recognition. More...

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Kacy W.

7 August 2017

Awesome staff and trainers, great facility, affordable cost for the amenities. I highly recommend Lynley as a personal trainer. She has helped me get through several injuries and come back stronger. More...

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Kayla M.

6 August 2017

Can't say enough good things about this gym. It's in a convenient location, it's always extremely clean, there's plenty of room and equipment, monthly rates are super affordable, and the staff is so friendly and helpful. I've been training with Lynley for a couple months now and she's amazing, I really feel like I've made a lot of progress. Couldn't have picked a better gym! More...

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Marisa G.

31 July 2017

My boyfriend and I love this gym! We live in Downtown and it is just a short walk away. Even at peak hours, there is enough room for everyone and everyone that goes there is very nice and welcoming. All the employees keep the gym and bathrooms clean and always greet us with a smile! There is a good amount of equipment for whatever needs you have (my boyfriend and I workout very differently and it suited both of us). Overall great experience! More...

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Amanda V.

12 July 2017

I really like this gym. It may be a bit small, but it is mighty. The staff at the gym are friendly and supportive. The gym itself is clean and has lots of machines and equipment. Plus there are a lot of windows in the equipment area, so you get natural light and some downtown views. Even at 5:30 pm, the gym wasn't too crowded. We came in for a company boot camp, got a tour of the facilities, and got to work. Hailey was a great instructor that pushed us hard but still kept us motivated. I can't wait to come back! More...

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Liora F.

19 June 2017

I love this gym. It has everything. The price is right, the people friendly. I have been looking for a gym that is not crowded and close by, I live in South Park. Great atmosphere. I love looking down when I am on the treadmill.  Ha !  A real hidden in plain sight gem in the heart of the city. More...

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Randy D.

29 May 2017

We were in San Diego for the Memorial Day weekend and found this gem of a gym as our hotel didn't offer one. Pros:Lots of weight lifting equipment including kettlebells, free weights, bench press equipment, etc., A spacious floor lay-out so you have space to lift weights, stretch, skip rope, sprint, or whatever else you like Good amount of cardio equipment including treadmills, stair machine, elipticals, and bikesMirrors all over the floor - it's a little bit of a personal thing but I like mirrors in a gym!Punching bag on the floor for usage during your work-out Towels for you to use during or after your work-outGreat downtown location -  This was right downtown and walking distance from several hotels and the Seaport Awesome staff: As mentioned we were only in town for a few days and the staff (Rodrigo) worked with us from a pricing perspective to accommodate our days in town with a flexible plan! Not to mention he gave us some great recommendations for things to do.  Great guy! There were classes offered that we didn't get a chance to take advantage of but this place was a great find for us during our short stay in San Diego and I would strongly recommend! More...

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Ivan Baumgardner

25 May 2017

Easy going gym that's perfect for the downtown worker that wants to fit their workout in before, during or after work. Have all the traditional weight machines, spin bikes, treadmills, and free weights plus a great open turf area and 2 story rock climbing wall. Locker rooms are nice and clean too. More...

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Trevor Y.

1 March 2017

Balanced Fitness has been a great experience. For years my company has had the convenience of having this gem of a gym across the street, unfortunately we are moving and will no longer be able to utilize their services. Rodrigo and the team of trainers are friendly, educated and motivating. There are several classes offered each day that are challenging and designed to give you a total body workout. The equipment in the gym is in great shape and the facility i.e. showers and locker room are clean and well stocked with towels, soap and Q-tips etc. There is also a Rockwall (NBD) complete with classes / trainer. Stop by balanced on 7th downtown and check it out for yourself, it is not your average DB gym and it shows immediately. The price and location combined with the services offered make this gym stand out amongst others. More...

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Adrian M.

5 December 2016

I absolutely love this gym! I walk in and I am greeted by their friendly staff. They are always there to answer questions/concerns I may have. The facility is very easy to navigate and you can be guaranteed there will always be a machine/equipment to use. I definitely like the atmosphere of this gym and it's members. No one walks around taking selfies and wasting time. People are here to work out and get things done. This gym is by far the best one I've used in the last 4 years. More...

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Derek D.

10 October 2016

I don't normally write reviews about gyms but balanced fitness has a little bit of everything. I have used a few different trainers over the past year and I love the variety that each trainer brings to the table. I don't always have a lot of time to spend in the gym so some of the trainers customized my workouts to 30 minutes. Although they were fast work outs my heart rate also went up fast and I was sweating within 5 minutes.I recommend writing down some of the exercises so you don't forget them.  #stayfit More...

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Mary M.

5 August 2016

I really enjoyed working at out this gym Loved the kettebell and Ripped classed with Adam. Great instructor. I had to cancel membership due to location change and I will miss working out here the most.

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Vince L.

5 August 2016

So far so good. I'm working downtown and this was the first, and closest fully equipped gym to me. They have all the equipment you need to get a great workout in: cardio machines, free weights, and even a turf area for any fun exercises you'd like to do. I do wish some of the equipment was more updated, but I'm sure they will continue to upgrade and improve as time goes on. Their towel service is great along with their locker rooms. If you're in downtown and looking for a gym, don't let this place leave your radar! More...

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Katie B.

27 June 2016

Balanced Fitness is my new go to gym! I've recently started working out here with a trainer - Adam - and am so impressed with my results already! He takes the time to really explain the exercises to me and pushes me while still being encouraging! Balanced is an affordable option located centrally in downtown SD. The facility is well kept and clean. They also have a group fitness studio and offer classes a few times a day. Definitely beats outrageous membership prices & waiting for machines to open up at other area gyms! More...

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Emily D.

22 June 2016

I have been going here for about a month now and it's walking distance from my apartment so I've really enjoyed coming here. They have all the equipment I need. Also, I tried their Wednesday night yoga class tonight and I had Angela (Angie) as my instructor and I had such a wonderful experience. She guided me through each pose and was hands on when I needed it (which I really appreciated.) She was a very nice woman and even brought out an essential oil at the end and it really relaxed me and put me into a zen mood. I walked out feeling refreshed and I can't wait to go back next week. I give her ten stars! More...

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Derek DiNublia

25 May 2016

I have been working out at this gym for over a year now. I have used a number of the personal trainers and they are very professional and more importantly I had great results. Like most people I only have a certain amount of time to get a workout in. Their trainers taught me how to have efficient work outs while gaining strength and stamina. Overall this is a very clean gym( including the locker rooms) and their staff is great. If you work or frequent in the downtown area I recommend giving balanced fitness a try.Sincerely DD More...

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Keith C.

23 March 2016

I've been going to Balance Fitness and Health for about two years now. In that time, my body has changed drastically (for the stronger and healthier) thanks to the great personal training I have received.My personal trainer is James Neidlinger, a great believer in using neuro science in his workout regimens. James has a passion and commitment to help a client achieve the results they want. James has introduced me to a whole different way of looking at workouts. They have also become a lot more fun and interesting to me. I have more agility and mobility (I'm 60) than I have ever had at any age. With James, you learn to test the exercise you're doing at the moment with the body itself through muscle testing. This has been an eye opener for me in that you're actually in contact with your body about the exercise you are currently doing. James' exercise regimens incorporate a great deal of flexibility to allow the body the exercises it deems appropriate at any given time (through muscle testing).I highly recommend James Neidlinger for anyone who wants to get results for their body in the most effective ways. He is a great personal trainer for the 21st Century! More...

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Amy L.

8 February 2016

I have gone to this gym for over two years and it was the best thing ever for improving my fitness and well-being!  The trainers are professional and focused on what your personal needs and goals are.  If you don't know, that's ok too.  They will help explore and pinpoint that as you progress.  I am now doing and accomplishing things that I never would of thought of even trying or attempting when I first started training here.  The fees are very reasonable and the facility is well-maintained.  I have never had to wait my turn for the use of any equipment and everyone is friendly.  They even have an indoor rock climbing wall!  This is the place to be if you work Downtown and need a place to workout before or after work or even during a lunch break (great locker room/shower amenities).  Awesome group classes too.  Come try it out.  You'll be glad you did! More...

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Hans K.

29 January 2016

Pros: Nice people, very welcoming environment. Good gym to go to when for those living in Downtown/Cortez Hill and don't want to deal with 24 fitness. Has almost everything you'd want in a gym. Cons: Closes early, some equipment are a bit old, but they get the job done. More...

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Arlene I.

27 January 2016

Great gym with tons of equipment and great personal trainers. Friendly staff and nice locker room. Terry Reddinger is a neural-based trainer that utilizes the nervous system in conjunction with physical exercise to improve your workouts. He does some weird stuff but it works!! More...

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Pam R.

26 January 2016

This gym is a hidden gem!  It is not for people that want a fancy schmancy place that wants to look or be looked at to hook up.  It's for real people, mostly downtown professionals, that want to really workout.  There are free weights, a few weight machines, ellipticals, treadmills, and stairmaster type equipment.  The machines are clean.  After you use the equipment there is a papertowel and cleaning spray station that you pick up and wipe down the machine you just used so the next person gets the same experience you just did.It has an open area for stretching or other exercises you may want to do such as Jump roping.  They have excellent trainers and a room for classes.  Another plus is that they have showers that are clean and have fresh towels to use free of charge.  In the women's shower/restroom area there are lockers, blow driers, makeup remover pads plus liquid and cotton swabs and all very very clean!The best part is that it's walking distance from any office in downtown.  It's convenient.  The staff is friendly and professional.I recommend it for people that are serious about their workout!!! More...

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Holly S.

18 November 2015

If you live downtown, this an affordable, convenient option that's more personal than a larger gym. The staff members and trainers are friendly, laid back and always willing to help. If you're looking for a massive gym with all the bells and whistles, this is not for you. However, if you need open space to exercise and typically use basic gym equipment, I'd totally recommend Balanced! More...

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Jarrod R.

17 November 2015

I work Downtown and going to Balanced Fitness is a regular part of my daily routine. It has an  awesome team, the equipment is comprehensive, nice variety of class schedules, and the space has a thoughtful layout. I don't work with their personal trainers there but I can tell you that they have loads of regular clients and the workouts I see them doing are pretty awesome. Loads of new ideas and new perspectives on conditioning and strength training. If you work or live in this area, seriously consider making this your go-to spot for achieving your fitness goals. More...

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Tish L.

17 November 2015

I am not a traditional gym goer... I dont like 24hr fitness or any other main stream gym where I feel everyone is looking at me because i am not sure what I am doing. When I came to check out this place from the second I walked in it was a friendly experience. I like that they have a little bit of everything to offer and are crazy affordable. I started going here in the summer during a challenge where i need to lift, from there I met an awesome trainer who I train with twice a week. All the gym goers are other professionals working in downtown and if you get to know them, they are super supportive of each others goals. I lost 18lbs in that 1 month challenge. They offer towels and showers which i thought was awesome and give very little reason to not go to the gym. There is nutrimart underneath so you can get your supp or protein before or after your work out.Rua is super help, ask for her if you stop in to check out the place. More...

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Alex G.

17 November 2015

After 10 years of not working out, in 2011 I decided to find a gym. Working in Downtown I needed a gym where I had no excuse why not to go. I found Downtown Fitness now called Balance Fitness & Health right around the corner on 1100 block of 7th ave. Weighing close to 350lbs I made a decision not to just join to lose weight but to create a lifestyle. Balance Fitness & Health has helped me with that. The culture in the gym is great and every staff member is professional and knows their art! More...

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Errol A.

6 November 2015

Wow!! Today's core/functional workout was amazing and a real eye opener to what my body is really like! The personal attention to what my body needed and more importantly shouldn't force was something new for me. I can already feel muscles I haven't used in a long time getting the attention they needed! Thank you Rodrigo Iglesias & the whole Balanced Fitness and Health Team! More...

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Nicole C.

5 November 2015

Good location if you live or work downtown. The gym is not intimidating and the staff is amazing, they are super helpful and knowledgable. The equipment is newer and very clean, I also love that they have new clean showers, I love coming on my lunch break to get a quick workout. More...

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Ryan B.

5 November 2015

Not to often you can hit the weights, do footwork and push a sled on turf hit the bags all in one weight room, bathrooms are amazing unlike most "high profile" gyms, friendly staff it was an easy choice to ditch 24hr fitness.

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Melanie D.

19 October 2015

This is a full service gym, offering a variety of free weights, machines, cardio equipment, locker room, and shower facilities. They also stock towels for equipment and shower use.Upon entering, staff was very friendly. There was only one other person in the gym at about 9AM. I was told that I was the 2nd person to patronize the gym that day, and that it typically gets busier around lunch and dinner times. There was no air conditioning on, but I felt that this gave me a better workout.tip - customers staying at the Comfort Inn Gaslamp are allowed free use of this gym during their stay More...

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Maksim P.

15 July 2015

I love this gym and my trainer Terry has helped me out a ton. I came in a with a busted shoulder, and he pretty much fixed it over the course of a few sessions. Then I busted my back and he was invaluable in helping that too. He also got me to make massive changes in my eating and workout habits, and helped me to increase mobility and stability. He possibly also made me smarter with his crazy brain science. Also the gyms layout and people are awesome. I can definitely say I look forward to going there for workouts. Basically if you're looking for someone to kick you in the rear and get you on the right track towards your goals, this is the gym and Terry's the guy. More...

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Andrew C.

9 April 2015

I like this gym given its good prices and location.  The only complaint I have is that some of the cardio machines are run down and that it gets very hot . . . they have a couple of fans to cool you down but sometimes there is a ton of dust on them.  Other than that the service is excellent! More...

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Jenn A.

17 March 2015

I LOVE this gym and my trainer Brandon Cheeks. Balanced offers a wide variety of group classes and great trainers. I did a 30 day fat loss challenge and couldn't believe the amazing results I had. Definitely check this place out if you haven't already! More...

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Annette G.

7 December 2014

I've been training here for 3 months now with Brent Elston & I have nothing but Praise for him and the amazing staff! I have noticed an increase in energy, my body fat has decreased (-27lbs and counting), as well as an overall comfortable feel as soon as I step through Balanced Fitness' door!  I never was a dedicated gym go-er..but, working with a trainer has definitely made me appreciate fitness more and more with each session. With the help of Brent and the fellow members here at Balanced fitness (who, by the way are so awesome and encouraging & Not judgemental at all)..I count down the hours till my next sesh because..well.. I simply have never felt so proud of myself and the way I feel after I complete a nice gruelling workout here! More...

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Mike S.

24 April 2014

I used to go to this gym when it was "Downtown Fitness" and the improvements have been vast since Balanced Fitness and Health stepped up to the plate. If you ever popped in when it was Downtown Fitness and were turned off by the size... reconsider. They demo'd the locker rooms up top and moved them below the gym space, opening up an extra 1,000 sq. ft. to get your swol on. Now there is plenty of room to unlock the inner beast mode. The one thing that hasn't changed about the location is the outstanding trainers who work there. You can always tell good management and a promising vision when employees jump from company to company instead of moving on during a transition. I came to this gym after suffering a shoulder injury and got nursed back to health in no time. Brandon Michael is one hell of a trainer, and I thank him greatly for getting my wing flapping again. I also had a fractured leg and kept on heading to the gym under his guidance to get the endorphins cooking and keep active. He's worth hitting up to get started or if you find yourself doing the same workouts over and over at your current gym.Net net, join Balanced Fitness and Health. More...

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Julie F.

3 March 2014

This gym makes you feel comfortableness not a big chain with fake people. People who go to this gym go to work hard and get it done.  I have been training with BRANDON MICHAEL for 6 months.  I never in a million years would have thought I would grow to love my work out sessions.  He continually pushes me to do better.  Now I am can not imagine not training thrive off it.  When I started with Brandon  I told him, this is will be short term, I just need you to show me a few things and I will go from there.  I really thought there was no way I would last a week, but week after week I got stronger and noticed the changes in my body and mind.  Needless to say I never turned back. All I can say to Brandon is THANK YOU ...THANK YOU...THANK YOU!!On a side note...the staff at this gym are amazing, friendly and know there stuff.  Don't hesitate to stop in as they are all great!!! More...

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Elinor G.

12 February 2014

I really like this gym, it is not as impersonal as the big chains. There is always someone you know. I have been training with Brandon Michael for almost 3 years now. I always thought a trainer was nothing for me and the only reason I scheduled a few sessions with him was to get introduced to rock climbing. Now, almost 3 years later I am still training with Brandon Michael and have to give him all of the credit for still training regularly. I am in better shape than I have ever been and feel strong and fit.Brandon Michael's experience and approach to training has been very effective for me, both in terms of my level of fitness and staying active. He makes sure all major muscle groups are being trained by using many different exercise to keep the workouts interesting and challenging. I also like that most of the exercises do not require specialized and expensive equipment, which means I can do much of my workouts at home if I cannot make it to the gym.Brandon Michael is flexible and adjusts the session to my needs, which may mean yoga when I am stressed out from work and stretching at the end of a session when my muscles are very tight. While he makes the workouts challenging and tough, I have never injured myself.On the business side of things, Brandon Michael has always been there for our appointments and has always accommodated my schedule when I needed to change days or times.I definitely recommend Brandon Michael as a trainer. More...

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