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La Jolla’s Best Gym

August 31, 2011 | By | Reply More

The La Jolla Sports Club, located on two levels of the Merrill Lynch Building, is the best gym in La Jolla.

Most travelers today want to maintain their work-out routine while they’re on vacation. If this includes you, head to the La Jolla Sports Club in the village. It’s the best fitness club around – and I should know, I’ve tried them all.

For many years I was a member of the La Jolla Family Y, but I really prefer the classes and facilities at the La Jolla Sports Club. The Pilates classes are particularly good, and I’ve also taken a good stretch class. I’m not into spinning, but that’s offered, too – and I’ve heard their yoga instructors are good. (If lap swimming is your thing, head to the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex on the corner of Nautilus and Fay.)

You don’t have to be a member to work out at the Sports Club. Hotel guests can buy a day pass for $18 – and that includes two hours of free parking in the underground garage they share with the other businesses in the Merrill Lynch Building. The Club offers child care while you’re working out and has a physical therapist and an esthetician (facials, massage, body treatments, and waxing) on staff.

The La Jolla Sports Club is located on the corner of Fay and Silverado, in the heart of the village. It’s open every day of the year except December 25 and January 1.

If cardio and strength training make you hungry, the legendary Sandwich Club is located in the courtyard of the Merrill Lynch Building and – if you’re being super healthy – Lean and Green is right next door. They offer a choice of organic, vegan, or gluten-free salads and wraps.

Pretty handy, huh? You can workout, grab some lunch, and then head to the beach. Just remember to practice safe sun.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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