Fitness + Outdoors
SoulCycle is the toughest workout you’ll ever love. Founded in New York in 2006, the body-rebuilding spinning-meets-support-group craze didn’t hit the Bay Area until 2013. Since then, it’s developed a rabid following in San Franciscans like Jaime Gagliardi, who describes the workout as a “Dance Party + Therapy + Triple Espresso while burning hundreds of calories.” How could we not try it after a plug like that?
2014 marks the 6th year of one of Northern California's premier cycling events, Levi Leipheimer's GranFondo, in Santa Rosa. Held the first Saturday in October, it has quickly become the biggest ride of the year for local cyclists, a rite of passage for many, and even attracts riders from around the world.
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Avant-Barre is a genuine group-exercise unicorn — a truly adaptable workout that allows participants of a wide range of fitness levels to get involved, but still keeps every member of the class pushing hard for the full hour. You'll leave the class feeling fitness is attainable, and maybe even... fun? Yes, fun.
We went behind the scenes at the new Santa Clara Levi's Stadium to bring you a glimpse into this mammoth, state-of-the-art ode to 49ers football. The (staggering) $1.2 billion stadium seats approximately 68,500. It also features 165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats.
Are you a fan of snuggling to stay warm, hot coffee poured from a thermos, and breathtaking views of San Francisco? If the answer is yes, this date is for you. Trust us, the early morning wake-up is well worth the effort, and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy with your special someone. The crowd-pleasing Instagram photo is just an added bonus. Learn more.
For this week's hike you'll endure a rugged (but beautiful) climb up Hood Mountain for the satisfaction of 1,600 feet of elevation and breathtaking views in all directions.
Don’t listen to the naysayers who claim, “There are no beaches here.” Au contraire, the Bay Area has some of the most stunning beaches in the world (whether you can frolic in the water is another argument). What makes a beach “the best?” Read on…
The East Bay’s Iron Horse Trail is one of the premier cycling routes in the state, providing the residents of Concord and the San Ramon Valley varied recreational (and transportation) opportunities.