Where to Get Some (Indoor) Exercise in the Sacramento Area
January in Sacramento typically means blue skies and very little precipitation, making it a popular time to burn off that holiday indulgence with a bit of outdoor exercise. But this year, an atmospheric river left Sacramento pummeled with nonstop rain for weeks, making it difficult to get out for those winter walks, bike rides, sports and other outdoor pursuits.
The rain is on hold for now, but storms are expected to return. Regardless, chilly temps may mean many people are still hibernating inside. So how to hit those fitness goals? Head inside to one of the many gyms, fitness centers and community centers and take advantage of the sports facilities they offer — no membership required. Whether you’re interested in basketball, golf, swimming or climbing, there are plenty of options where you can get the blood pumping while staying warm and dry.
Le Five Soccer | West Sacramento & Rancho Cordova
Located in West Sacramento and Rancho Cordova, Le Five Soccer is an indoor soccer arena that focuses on 5-a-side soccer. Not only do they have leagues and tournaments, they also have 2-hour pickup sessions Monday through Friday so you can kick the ball around and get some exercise, no matter your age or experience level.
Top Golf | Roseville
This sleek golf-themed hangout in Roseville is a great spot to get in some swings when the weather’s too uncooperative to hit the greens. They have 100 all-weather bays, which are covered and climate controlled from which you can swing and shoot toward on-course targets.
The Boulder Field | Sacramento
As the name implies, this indoor climbing gym in Sacramento is known for world-class bouldering terrain — all 10,000 square feet of it. They also have bouldering classes for kids and adults, yoga, and cardio/weight equipment.
Shoot 360 | El Dorado Hills
Take traditional basketball, combine it with high-tech effects, and you end up with Shoot 360, a basketball training center in El Dorado Hills. They have youth skills classes as well as shooting & skills cages open daily, plus adult open runs on Fridays. They also have leagues for men and women, as well as personal training.
Woodland Community Center | Woodland
Looking for a local spot to drop in for a round of badminton, pickleball, basketball or volleyball? Check out this public rec facility in Woodland. They also offer drop-in boxing for both kids and adults several evenings a week for a low monthly fee. If you’d prefer something more formal, the city of Woodland also offers adult basketball and volleyball leagues.
Wilderness Archery | Rocklin
Ever wanted to tap into your inner Katniss/Hawkeye/Robin Hood? Then head to this indoor archery shop in Rocklin to launch a few arrows. They offer open lanes and rentals, plus lessons for both kids and adults.
Andy Morin Sports Complex | Folsom
The city of Folsom operates this public recreation center, which has all types of sports facilities for both kids and adults. They have drop-in table tennis, soccer, pickleball, basketball and batting cages, plus rentals for basketball courts and soccer fields. There are also leagues, camps and clinics available as well.
West Sacramento Recreation Center | West Sacramento
The West Sacramento Recreation Center offers all types of indoor sports and exercise facilities. They offer group fitness classes such as Pilates, barre and spin, plus cardio and strength equipment on a drop-in basis. There’s also a rock wall, basketball and pickleball. Check out the open gym schedule for more information
Mike Shellito Indoor Pool | Roseville
Don’t let winter weather stall your aquatic fitness plans. This public indoor pool in Roseville can keep you in tip-top shape even on chilly days. You can hit the pool for lap swim at designated periods throughout the day or take an aqua fitness class, which includes aqua bootcamp, aqua yoga and aqua Zumba. Or, create your own workout and take advantage of open exercise time slots.
Pipeworks | Sacramento
Located in an old pipe & steel works building just outside of downtown Sacramento, Pipeworks is one of the longest-standing indoor spots for rock climbing and bouldering. They’ve also added a full gym and a lineup of fitness classes, including indoor cycling and yoga.