Equinox Opens in San Francisco’s Former Metro Theater

By  June 10, 2014

Equinox Union Street San Francisco

The wait is over: Equinox Union Street is opening it’s doors on Wednesday, June 11th. San Franciscans have been waiting for an Equinox location outside of the Financial District to open and it’s here, just in time for summer. The upscale, full-service fitness club is taking residence in the former Metro Theater on Union Street in the heart of San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood. Continuing with their tradition of re-using local properties, Equinox has carefully converted and restored the 1929 Art Deco theater to be both state of the art and seismically sound. Restored/preserved elements from the Metro Theater include original columns and two grand Anthony Heinsbergen murals (created in 1941).

“Along with the award winning firm AvroKo, the Equinox design team worked to preserve a number of the original Art Deco elements of the historical building, including a restored “Metro” theater marquee and two grand Anthony Heinsbergen murals which flank the new fitness floor” says Aaron Richter, Equinox VP of Design. “A member lounge inspired by the theater’s history serves as the heart of the club, while a two story Group Fitness studio now occupies the former main stage.”


With uninterrupted picture-window views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, the facility boasts four fitness studios: group fitness (pictured left), Yoga (pictured right), cycling, and Pilates. The club will also include their state of the art cardio and strength training areas along with the option to work with their personal trainers. The Equinox experience doesn’t stop at fitness: The Spa @ Equinox features everything from post-workout massages to facials, and the Shop @ Equinox stocks designers like Stella McCartney and Joie. Between the towel service, Kiehl’s products in the bathroom, the Earthbar (a full juice bar), and luxurious member’s lounge, Equinox is not just a gym, it’s a fitness destination.

Equinox Union Street
2055 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Membership Office Address
2030 Union Street Suite A
San Francisco, CA 94123