Yup, There's Already a Third Bay Area Rumble in the Works
The fitness crowd in San Francisco has been buzzing about Rumble for months, and the chain hasn't even opened in the Bay Area yet. First, it was the news that Rumble would be building its first San Francisco studio in the Financial District. Then, there was word that Rumble had secured a second location in the Marina before even starting construction on the first. The latest scoop? The lifestyle boxing gym is heading to Silicon Valley.
Palo Alto will get the first shot at the workout on the Peninsula, according to Rumble CEO Andy Stenzler's Instastories. (Yes, we go deep in the Internet to stalk fitness news.) While Stenzler didn't dive into the details of where the studio would be opening, his story congratulated Ashley Camerini, Rumble's Executive Vice-President, for "bringing home sites from Palo Alto and South Lake Union and LA." Stenzler's hashtags suggest that the Palo Alto studio will be "#SF3," while the other two studios are in LA and Seattle.
Given that it's already home to SoulCycle and an incoming Barry's Bootcamp, our money's on Rumble going straight to Stanford Shopping Center. To be clear, that's pure speculation, but as the Chronicle recently observed, "Like many malls across America losing out to online retail, Stanford Shopping Center has reimagined itself as a community center to keep foot traffic constant."
As far as timing goes, Rumble says San Francisco's FiDi studio will open Fall 2018 and Marina will follow in Summer 2019. Typically, permitting and construction moves faster in Palo Alto than in San Francisco, so we wouldn't be surprised if Rumble Palo Alto opens ahead of Marina.
Until then, you can get all the details on Rumble and the Bay Area team in our Rumble Boxing Guide.