50 Unique Workouts in the Bay Area

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50 outside-the-box SF Bay Area workouts that guarantee an all-new you. 


1. Replace your stairmaster: The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps (Outer Sunset) 

2. Cross the finish line: The San Francisco Marathon (Embarcadero) 

3. Conquer the island: Mount Livermore (Angel Island)

4. Play all 18 holes: San Francisco Ultimate Club (Golden Gate Park)

5. Chase the sunrise: Mount Diablo State Park (Livermore)

6. Clutch pink weights: Pop Physique (Multiple locations)

7. Climb SF’s second highest hill: Twin Peaks (Twin Peaks)

8. Join the Secret Service: Krav Maga Institute (Oakland)

9. Swim upstream: Bay to Breakers (SoMa)

10. Dodge poison oak: Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve (Inner Sunset)

11. Achieve zen: Yoga in the Labyrinth (Nob Hill)

12. Get lost in the fog: Batteries to Bluffs Trail (Presidio)

13. Tame the “toning trifecta”: Burn Pilates (Multiple locations)

14. Sculpt calves of steel: Cleveland Cascade Stairway (Oakland)

15. Hike to Stinson Beach: Steep Ravine Trail (Mt. Tamalpais)

16. Earn an orange sweatband: Tough Mudder (Lake Tahoe)

17. Make the city your gym: ClassPass (Mission)

18. Swim the bay: Dolphin’s Club (Fisherman’s Wharf)

19. Strap on skates: Church of 8 Wheels (Lower Haight)

20. Just do it: Nike Women’s Half Marathon (Union Square)

21. Don’t stop pedaling: SoulCycle (Multiple locations)

22. Watch out for wildlife: Tomales point Trail (Point Reyes)

23. Lunge your ass off: Fitmob (SoMa)

24. Pick a fight: Polk Street Boxing Gym (Nob Hill)

25. Walk for a cure: Aids Walk (Golden Gate Park)

26. Hold your breath: Equinox Sports Club (Multiple locations)

27. Get picked first: Kickball SF (Golden Gate Park)

28. Race to the peak: Mount Davidson (Sunnyside)

29. Reach altitude: AirFit Training (Pleasanton)

30. Cross a bridge: Strawberry Hill (Golden Gate Park)

31. Shake your tail feather: Beyonce Dance Classes (SoMa)

32. Slide into home base: The Giant race 5K (Embarcadero)

33. Get a grip: Dogpatch Boulders (Dogpatch)

34. Perfect your plié: Avant Barre (SoMa)

35. Sweat. Burn. Repeat: Barry’s Bootcamp (SoMa)

36. Visit the edge of the world: Coastal Trail at Lands End (Sea Cliff)

37. Try box jumps: San Francisco CrossFit (Presidio)

38. Channel Rocky: Lyon Street Steps (Pac Heights)

39. Run in circles: Lake Merritt (Oakland)

40. Beware of sharks: Paddleboard with Sea Trek (Sausalito)

41. Bike the eastern span: The Bay Bridge (Oakland)

42. Take on the Megaformer: Bodyrok Sculpt (Marina)

43. Escape from the rock: Alcatraz Swim with the Centurions (Alcatraz Island)

44. Be a swinger: Lindy in the Park (Golden Gate Park)

45. Stroll hand-in-hand: Lovers’ Lane (Presidio)

46. Ice skate in July: Yerba Buena Gardens (SoMa)

47. Brave the climb: Baker Beach Sand Ladder (Presidio)

48. Jump around: House of Air (Presidio)

49. Take a spin: Marin Century (Marin)

50. Greet the dawn: Tai Chi in Portsmouth Square (Chinatown)

Cheapskates, rejoice! Stay tuned for The Big Cheap: 100 Things to Do in SF Under $20, making its penny-pinching debut next month.

This article was published in 7x7's March 2015 issue.

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