UC Berkeley facilities

UC Berkeley’s recreational sports facility (Cal Recreational Sports) offers a large choice of activities and classes. The current membership rate for UC and Lab postdocs is $150 per semester (as of January 2016) and gives access to all the classes and facilities, including pools (e.g., Hearst Pool) and tennis courts. Spouses are eligible for the same rate. Don’t forget your Lab ID when you go to the Customer Service Center located at the Recreational Sports Facility (2301 Bancroft Way).


Cal Sailing Club is a co-operated sailing club, where Oracle’s Larry Ellison used sail.
It offers free sailing & windsurfing lessons. The ambiance is very relaxed. The fee is a complete bargain : $100/3 months or free with 10h of volunteering over 3 months. The have a monthly open-house, on Sundays 11-3 if you want to try it out first.

Gym & Climbing

  • Iron Works (Ashby/Emeryville)
  • Bridges
  • San Francisco : Dogpatch Boulder/Mission Cliff

Yoga & meditation

  • Yoga to the people (free)
  • Yoga tree
  • Core Power Yoga


  • Grizzly Peak
  • Fire Trail
  • Mount Diablo


Bike East Bay is an association advocating for bicycles in the East Bay, and they have lots of nice resources.

  • San Francisco Bay Trail

Watch a game

  • Cal Bears (multi-sport)
  • Golden State Warriors (Basketball)
  • San Francisco Giants (Baseball)
  • 49ers (Football)