DAC Signage

1809 Picasso Avenue
Near the intersection of Pole Line and Covell
Mon-Fri 5am-11pm
Sat-Sun 7am-9pm
Child Care Hours
Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm
Fri 8am-7pm
Sat-Sun 8am-1:30pm
Get Fit Davis

About the Club

The former Davis Athletic Club (DAC) has changed ownership, and has become Get Fit Davis Sport. There have been some changes to policies or facilities, and much -- but not all -- of the staff has changed in the past two years. Many comments and historic notes below are less relevant, because of the change to ownership and management.

GFDS is not a meat market like 24 Hour Fitness or the ARC. Most of its members are local Davis families, high school athletes and UCD professors, most of whom are very friendly and helpful. The DAC is seldom crowded; only once has the original author of this text seen someone have to wait to use a treadmill machine. Among the amenities offered are 2 heated pools, a co-ed hot tub, a cardio room, a treadmill room, a free-weight room, a circuit room, a steam room (available for the men only), men's sauna and women's sauna, a martial arts training room, an indoor basketball court, an indoor soccer field, and many fitness classes. In September 2006, one of the two weight rooms received a makeover.

Associated Businesses

J. Cunningham Hair Salon

J. Cunningham Hair Salon is also located in the GFDS building, with a separate entrance.


CrossFit at Davis Athletic Club

Davis Athletic Club is the first gym in Davis to offer CrossFit. CrossFit is a remarkable fitness program that develops elite fitness for life. This program combines cardiovascular training, weightlifting and gymnastics. CrossFit was created in the 1980's by Greg Glassman a former gymnast. The program has gained the attention of various military and law enforcement agencies. Routine is the enemy! Every workout is different. We combine movements from many domains to make the workout fun fast and exciting. Elite athletes and elders can train together in the same workout-due to the flexibility of the program. CrossFit is a program which builds strength for life. The CrossFit.com website offers extensive information and videos of the many workouts. The best thing about CrossFit is that it is fun. This is a fitness community that will change your life.

Come by and try one of our free classes CrossFit Fundamentals class Sat. 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. You don't have to be a member of the gym to participate.

Classes are currently offered Mon thru Sat.

Mon, Wed, Fri 6-7 a.m. 9:30-10:30 am 4-5 pm ADVANCED CLASS 5-6 pm Tues, Thurs 6-7 am Sat. 9-10 am (Fundamentals) 10-11am

If you are new to CrossFit, we recommend, after you master the fundamentals you take 3 individuals training sessions to learn the reast of the moves. Three individual sessions for $99.

Then when you are ready to become a regular, you can pay a couple of ways:

1. If you are a member it's $40 a month unlimited CrossFit sessions in addition to you dues. 2. If you are not a member you can buy a punch card for 10 classes $120. 3. If you are a member of a fire department, law enforcement or the military-show proof and you can get CrossFit for $50 a month unlimited.

CrossFit Kids Program

CrossFit Kids is brand new to Davis Athletic Club. CrossFit Kids is for kids ages 5-12. We have a great time while building coordination, skills and strength. A great addition to improve performance in any club or school sport. For younger kids, it is a great introduction to working out.

Classes are offered MWF from 3:30-4:00. First 3 classes are free and then it is $25 month unlimited.

Martial Arts Classes

Adult and Children classes offered in all arts.

Enhance your Martial Arts training with saunas, both dry and steam, Jacuzzi, Olympic swimming pools, weight rooms and a newly constructed Cross Fit Training Room.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


The Davis Athletic Club is the official home of the Davis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy! Click below for the wiki page

Davis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy


There are kickboxing classes taught by Ty, and a special $42/month price for students.

Environmental Impact

This is where the D.A.C. truly begins to rile a few members. They claim to have a desire to go "green" and state they are pro-environment, yet they are in a location which requires many residents to drive to, have stopped allowing the use of center owned towels (causing some to bring their own towels, while others have merely begun to use more and more of the on-site paper towels) and create quite a bit of paper waste through all of their on site and mailed pamphlets and brochures, workout trackers, data entry sheets and a slew of other items all of which waste paper and leave an environmental imprint. Don't claim to be environmentally friendly when you are, in fact, not by any means. Go in the late evening to watch them clean the facilities.. know where all of their cleaning solution end up? Right in the main sewer/flood control system of Davis. Used pool cleaners? Containers? Right into the Yolo County Landfill (via Davis Waste Removal). "Green" is a term they either don't truly care about or are completely ignorant of it's meaning.

* You do not have to drive to the Davis Athletic Club, you can bike. And they have not stopped allowing the use of center owned towels, if I am correct, they charge a dollar to borrow a towel(?), to sway from people using towels, and you can easily bring your own towel or wipe your sweat off on your shirt. You do not have to blame a business for trying to go green, the real going green part is for the person to do themself. - NikhilDahal

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[Comments pre-Winter 2015 moved to Davis Athletic Club comment archive, as the ownership change makes them much less relevant to the current club.]

2015-05-29 21:40:00   Very disorganized switchover, no flexibility about membership rates, staff don't seem to even understand how to sign new people up, and management is unresponsive to members. —JaneBF