Bianca Molgora Rekindles Her Love of Swimming

Published on June 01, 2016


San Francisco’s Bianca Molgora joined Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at UCSF Mission Bay in January and it was love at first sight.

“The entire facility is a dream,” Molgora said. “It’s clean and the staff is helpful and polite. I came from another gym and I find the Bakar Fitness Center to be well organized and the aesthetics are fantastic.”

After joining the gym, Molgora also rekindled her life-long relationship with swimming. “I used to be a competitive swimmer when I was young but life had gotten in the way and I completely stopped. When I joined the gym I began swimming again and it’s wonderful.”

Molgora Was Attracted to the Outdoor Swimming Pool

She was attracted to the Bakar Fitness Center’s rooftop outdoor pool, which has captured the attention of the entire city. San Francisco’s 7x7 Magazine said the following about the pool. “This outdoor rooftop pool and deck in Mission Bay is one of the most picturesque in the city, featuring sweeping views of the skyline. For a few measly dollars, you can sunbathe to your heart’s content.”

Because she hadn’t been in a pool for years, Molgora started slow. “I gave myself a goal of 20 laps. Now I’m up to 50 laps. I don’t swim fast – I’m not swimming against anybody – but I simply go back and forth and change styles. The pool also reminds me of my hard trainings of my long gone youth.”

Molgora said she likes everything about the outdoor pool. “You can see the sky or the bottom of the pool, depending on what type of stroke your are doing, and the air is fresh and it’s exhilarating to me. I get to the gym, jump in the pool, and when I get out everything is good with the world.”

Weight Lifting and Fitness Classes Supplement the Pool Time

Molgora doesn’t limit her exercise to swimming. “As a new member, I met with a trainer at the fitness center and she recommended different exercises to help me keep fit. I used to be a runner but, over the years, I’ve slowed down. Now I walk fast on the treadmill for 15 minutes and then work on different weight machines. I try to swim at least three times a week.”