Oakland's top strength training gyms, ranked

Oakland's top strength training gyms, ranked
Photo: Bliss Fitness and Health/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 14, 2019.

Want to know where to go when it comes to strength training in Oakland?

Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned pro, there's no shortage of first-class strength training options to consider in and around Oakland.

To find the top strength training gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Game Changer Fitness

5427 Telegraph Ave., Unit W1 in back of building, Shafter

Photo: Game Changer Fitness/Yelp

Game Changer Fitness is Oakland's favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 1,664 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 92 reviews on Yelp and 1,608 fans on Facebook.

"Owner Jennifer Lynch opened Game Changer Fitness in November 2012," the business says on its Yelp page. "She is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor."

"Game Changer offers a variety of classes including bootcamp, body blast, Tabata and HIIT styles as well as personal training," its Yelp page continues. The classes "are full-body workouts incorporating all the latest fitness tools to keep things fresh and new."

See what people are saying about Game Changer Fitness' classes on ClassPass here.


2345 Broadway, Waverly

Photo: Truve/Yelp

With 4.7 stars out of 5,531 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 144 reviews on Yelp and 1,014 fans on Facebook, Truve has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Truve is a 7,200-square-foot private training facility, born out of the idea that health and fitness are not one-size-fits-all," Truve's Yelp page states. "Everyone has different needs, different wants and different budgets ... For the client, we provide personalized care to ensure that you reach all of your health and fitness goals; you can choose from personal training, Pilates, group fitness classes, acupuncture, chiropractic, spa services, nutrition guidance, massage, and/or physical therapy."

See what people are saying about Truve's different classes on ClassPass here.

Urban Agility

3031 Adeline St., Clawson

Photo: Urban Agility/Yelp

With five stars out of 29 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 11 reviews on Yelp and 274 fans on Facebook, Urban Agility holds its own among the competition.

"Urban Agility unites community, fun and fitness all under one skylight-lined roof," states the business's profile on ClassPass. "The studio invites all walks of life to get stronger, find balance in the body and in life, and unearth strategies for dealing with stress and strain."

According to its Yelp page, "Urban Agility workouts will help you build physical strength, mental toughness and cardiovascular endurance. You will have fun with your fitness while learning techniques that aid in better balance and injury prevention."  

Check out reviews of Urban Agility's selection of classes on ClassPass here.

Bliss Fitness and Health

4268 Broadway, Piedmont Avenue

Photo: Bliss Fitness and Health/Yelp

With 4.7 stars out of 820 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 17 reviews on Yelp and 602 fans on Facebook, Bliss Fitness and Health is another popular local pick.

"Bliss Fitness and Health’s vision and mission is to support a diverse community of people looking for ways to maintain a fit, healthy, vibrant life by offering classes that bring people together," explains the business's profile on ClassPass. "Even though they take health seriously, silliness, laughter and ridiculousness are highly encouraged."

"Growing out of a Meetup.com group established in 2014, Bliss Fitness and Health has evolved to become a brick-and-mortar home for its members," the gym says on its Yelp page. "Group fitness, yoga and massage therapy services are now available in Oakland in the Piedmont/Temescal neighborhoods."

See what people are saying about Bliss Fitness and Health's offerings on ClassPass here.

This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.