About Us

South Park Fitness is a full service gym with on-site personal trainers conveniently serving the San Diego community of South Park and the surrounding communities including North Park and Golden Hill. The gym provides top of the line equipment, a semi-private indoor studio for core and flexibility training, a heavy bag, and a big backyard for outdoor workouts. Our Certified Personal Trainers are here to help discuss our introductory training programs and make your gym experience more comfortable and productive.

Location

South Park Fitness is located in Fire Station No. 9, San Diego’s oldest fire station. It is an incredibly unique atmosphere for a gym with high vaulted ceilings and walls covered in rock star paintings from a local artist. Please feel free to stop in our South Park gym today.  Our address is 2211 30th street, 92104.  See you soon!

Gym Hours

Mon – Thurs: 6am – 8pm
Friday: 6am – 6pm
Saturday: 7am – 5pm
Sunday: 8am – 3pm

Memberships

Our current membership rate is $50 per month with a one-time enrollment fee of $50. Students and active military get a discounted rate of $45 per month.  Day passes are available for $10. There are no contracts.

 

read more

History

South Park Fitness is a gym unlike any other. It resides in “Fire Station No.9”, the oldest fire station in San Diego. This 100 year old building has been completely renovated and is now one of the most unique gyms you’ll ever find.  It has giant wooden double-doors where the fire engines used to enter. It has high vaulted ceilings with much of the original wood restored. The walls are covered in rock star paintings by local artist Courtney Klos, giving the space incredible energy.  The gym has top of the line equipment, a semi-private indoor studio for core and flexibility training, a heavy bag for boxing and Muay Thai, and a big backyard for outdoor workouts.

 

read more

New Members

 

New Member Introduction

Getting started in a new gym and beginning a new fitness program can be intimidating. I strongly recommend that each new member schedule a meeting with one of our Certified Personal Trainers to discuss the introductory training programs we have available to make your transition here more comfortable and productive.

1. Orientation Session – One of our Certified Personal Trainers will take you on a tour through the entire gym. He/She will inform you of each piece of equipment that is available to you, what it is used for and the correct form when using it. During this orientation session you will have the opportunity to discuss your personal goals with your trainer and he/she will advise you on a program that will help you to reach your goals quickly and safely – The orientation is FREE with your membership.

2. Jump Start Program – Your Jump Start Program begins with a consultation and fitness assessment by one of our Certified Personal Trainers. Through a series of questions, simple exercises and drills, your trainer will determine your fitness level including strength, endurance, core strength, balance, and flexibility. With this information he/she will take you through 3 training sessions tailored to your personal goals. At the end of the sessions you can either continue to work with your trainer or branch out on your own. If you choose to be independent a detailed written program will be provided in the weeks to come. The Jump Start Program is $200.

Meet the Personal Trainers

Rob Pouliot – South Park Fitness is owned and operated by Robert Pouliot.  He has a degree in Exercise Science and Business Management from Montana State University, and has been certified by the American College of Sports Medicine. He has successfully operated his own personal training business for over 25 years and is a published health and fitness author. Rob is an expert in all areas of fitness and specializes in core strength, posture improvement, balance, bad backs, and injury prevention.

Rob believes that core strength is essential, that using basic compound exercises will maximize results, and that consistency is a must. Sessions are $75/hour.

Kaylene Victorio — Meet Kaylene, local mom of a high energy toddler and spunky pup! In addition to her NASM personal training certification and B.S. in Nutrition, Kaylene is also a Certified Senior Fitness Specialist and Certified Prenatal Specialist who takes a holistic approach when training her clients.

“Although my clients may not realize it, I consciously work on their ability to connect with their bodies each session by helping them to become aware of the importance of each movement pattern in each prescribed exercise. Once you become connected with your body the results will follow.” Kaylene teaches our Women’s Circuit Training class on the weekend, our mid-week Stretch + Strength class for members 50 yrs + and has guided a handful of her female clients into their third trimester and some up to their due date. Free consultation and mini session to all new clients. Sessions start at $65/hr. You may email her with inquires regarding her package pricing, referral program and/or group promotional rate for local businesses!

Marco Vitali – Muay Thai, Kick Boxing and Self-Defense Instructor. Marco has been training in martial arts since the age of 16 and has worked and trained in many well-established facilities in San Diego County. While training at Club Knockout, Marco’s life long dedication earned him the title of Muay Thai Instructor. He received his personal training certification while training at the La Jolla YMCA.

Marco believes that training in Muay Thai allows people of all levels to benefit from greater self-confidence, technique, balance, and power. Sessions are $65/hour.

Michael Florendo – coming soon!

read more

Testimonials

“With over 20 years of experience, Rob Pouliot is an amazingly talented trainer with excellent results. The staff at South Park Fitness are both professional and encouraging.”“Rob has the patience and skill required to work with many levels. I appreciate the motivation and attention provided. I would highly recommend South Park Fitness!”

“After using a walking and biking program to lose weight, I wanted to get stronger and more toned from top to bottom. Rob helped me do that with his knowledge, careful guidance and steady encouragement.”

“Working with Rob made all the difference in my getting fit and staying fit. I learned techniques that I practice to this day.”“

In just a few sessions I can feel and see the difference. South Park Fitness motivate, energizes, and honestly works to keep you in your best shape. I am proud they are part of the South Park Scene!”

“My trainer, Robert, is amazing. He’s incredibly patient and truly cares about your health and progress. The gym itself is cozy, inviting, and is the only gym I’ve ever been to that I look forward to coming back to! Highly recommended!”

“Motivating, knowledgeable, professional, and a hell of a guy. I always want to work out with Rob, even when I don’t want to work out. GO! You won’t be sorry.”

“Brand new gym, professional, friendly trainers makes South Park a great place to train.”

“The trainers are fabulous! They’re professional, personable, and knowledgeable. I hadn’t exercised in the 5 years since my daughter was born and in less than 6 months have made great changes in my shape, flexibility and strength. The first thing I really liked about Robert was that he didn’t make me feel uncomfortable or pass judgement on my lack of being in shape. His focus is helping me achieve where I’d like to be.”

“I love the studio. The trainers are no slackers either. Go check these guys out.”

“The new facility is awesome. Robert and Marco are a great team! Highly recommend training here.”

“Because the people there are very caring and they know what they are talking about!!”“Great guys, they really care and spend the time helping you understand why they have you doing the exercises you do.”

“Rob has been my trainer for the past 5 years, and thanks to him, I have a body to envy. I highly recommend his style and personality.”

“The personal attention to detail and the true concern that both the owner Robert and the personal trainers have for their clients is exceptional.“

read more