Mission Bay Fitness

Elevate your fitness routine with sparkling water views and bay breezes by exercising on Mission Bay—a fitness lover’s paradise. With 12 miles of waterfront walking and biking paths, 4,600 acres of bay perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming, and fitness activities all along the grassy parks and open stretches overlooking the water, Mission Bay is San Diego’s wellness playground. Come to Mission Bay every day of the year to train for your next race, enjoy a group yoga class, or find your zen moment for a peaceful meditation.

Fitness Collaborations at Mission Bay

During the spring of 2022, Mission Bay partnered with San-Diego based NXPT Fitness to host an outdoor six-class fitness series at each of the six waterfront resorts on Mission Bay. The free community fitness classes were for all ages and fitness levels, featuring a 5K obstacle course, cycling/spin classes on the bay, a 5K run/walk/jog and yoga. Brunch specials never tasted so good following some bayside fitness!


Paddleboarding is a great full body exercise, providing an extensive range of a workout, from upper body training to leg work and core strength building. At the same time, it is also low-intensity and a fun thing to do. It requires cardio work, strength and balance as well. In fact, paddleboarding can burn 300-400 calories per hour. For added intensity, try various yoga positions on the paddleboard! Paddleboarding can be equally fun solo or with others. Try it solo for mental clarity and peace. Or in a group for fun! Paddleboarding is a great way to explore Mission Bay on the water.


Working multiple muscle groups, kayaking can burn upwards of 300 calories per hour. Rowing a kayak works the muscles in your core and lower back through a twisting motion. This strengthens the smaller muscles around your spine, thus providing more strength and stability in your back and core. It can also lead to improved cardiovascular fitness, and increased muscle strength, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders and chest, from moving the paddle. Kayaking can be enjoyed solo or with another person. It is a fun way to be on the water in Mission Bay!

Mission Bay Bike and Walking Path