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Hardcore Fitness Downtown San Diego stands out for its commitment to fostering an inclusive fitness community with expertly led workouts designed to achieve personalized fitness goals. Located conveniently at 1014 Fifth Ave in a vibrant area, this gym provides tailored strength and cardio programs, highlighting its role not just as a gym but a transformative space. Apart from traditional gym offerings, their focus on high-energy group classes and thorough fitness guidance encapsulates their unique approach to fitness and wellness.


  • Highly skilled and motivating trainers
  • Welcoming community that supports all member levels
  • Tailored nutrition help and fitness guidance
  • Personalized attention in class-based workouts
  • Effective and enjoyable high-intensity sessions
  • Hosts diverse workout options including strength and cardio classes
  • A strong sense of camaraderie among members
  • Supportive environment that boosts confidence
  • Empowering members to feel confident in any gym setting
  • Friendly and helpful staff, making it feel like a fitness family


  • Some reports of selective attention from trainers
  • Complaints about management availability and responsiveness
  • Issues with cold shower facilities

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I have been going to Hardcore Fitness for 5 years now. It is the best gym with a great sense of community. The trainers are all knowledgeable, motivating and enthusiastic. The workouts are well thought out and create real change. They also offer nutrition help and guidance as well. It's a great experience and a great place to start working out if you are a beginner or just want to make a lifestyle change. Thank you Hardcore!


If you’re looking for a class-based strength training workout, HCF is a great option, plus they have cardio-based classes as well. Working out here for 6+ months definitely has me feeling a lot stronger and more confident in weight training, and the trainers (and all staff) are so encouraging and helpful. Definitely recommend!


Phenomenal, passionate, and personable coaches. Thank you Mac, Matt, and Josh for bringing that fire each and every morning and lighting it within me. The system works with consistency and perseverance!


Don’t waste your money coming here. The trainers only help the ones they think are hot and laugh with them but if this old guy has a question nobody is to be found. Maybe if I was doing a competition people would notice me. The manager is never there, I think her name was Sandra or Stephanie, and even if they set up appointments with you, GUESS WHAT? They don’t show up. Not even text or call to say sorry. There is never anyone in the front desk area. The shower water is very very cold. I had a week free trial but they said I only had one day and if I wanted the free week I had to sign up? What???


Hardcore Fitness is an outstanding gym that truly lives up to its name. From its top-notch facilities and equipment to its dedicated staff and vibrant community, every aspect of this gym contributes to an exceptional fitness experience. If you're serious about reaching your fitness goals and looking for a place that will push you to new heights, Hardcore Fitness is the place to be. Highly recommended!

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I’m a HF member from Orlando and came to San Diego for business. This HF was only 5min away from my hotel so I called them ahead of time to make sure I could workout over there while I was in town. Erin was absolutely wonderful, took the time to give me details about the location, workout schedule and made sure I was able to keep comms with the staff. When I got there, Josh, one of the coaches immediately took me in as one of their own. The workouts were absolutely great! Loved Josh’s energy, his workout tips were on point and in the end made sure I was welcomed by the rest of the class as extended family. My last night in town I did the Fight Camp express class and once again, Josh was incredible. Super high energy, high intensity, challenging, but most of all super fun. I had the best time and I hope everyone gets a chance to try it sometime and join the fam! I’ve found my home away from home in San Diego. Thanks guys!


Matt and Josh are freaking amazing! Not only do they support you physically, but they also support you mentally. The employees are what keep me coming back, even on days I want to give up. All the staff are amazing from the front desk to every trainer.


Great gym. Classes provide the right level of difficulty, and the trainers are top notch. A significantly better workout than heading to the gym on your own. Highly recommend!


I am a fitness fanatic and this place was awesome! I had a great workout with Coach Josh and he was super helpful and energetic. The music was fun, the workout was effective, and everyone in the class was so nice and welcoming!


If you’re looking for a new gym to join but are hesitant about committing, I would highly recommend trying HCFDT! This is more than just a gym, you leave here feeling like the best version of yourself. I started coming here last year and I haven’t looked back since then, because I absolutely love everything that this gym stands for. The trainers here are so knowledgeable and passionate, and I mean PASSIONATE, about what they do and the results speak for themselves. I’ve never really participated in small group workouts, but it’s honestly a great feeling knowing that the person working out next to me is on the same journey as me, and all we can really do is support one another! I can honestly say that if I were ever to step into a regular gym, I wouldn’t be intimated at all because the knowledge I acquired at Hardcore Fitness has prepared me to walk into any gym with the outmost confidence and crush it! Just like with anything in life, you do have to work hard and be consistent, but you are not alone in this journey! From the trainers all the way down to the members and staff, you have an endless support system. We all want to see you win! If you’re interested in checking this gym out or taking a couple classes, Stephanie or Shiloh will be definitely help make that happen for you :)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Except the peak hours, this place remains quite free or moderately crowded.

This business has a rating of 4.5-star.

This business has 10 reviews.

The address is: 1014 Fifth Ave Assistant Registrar, San Diego, CA 92101, United States .

The contact number is +1 619-239-2473

This service is listed under Gym .

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