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Sweat SF: Everything You Need To Know About SoulCycle

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?

Scenes of the City: Abandoned Anchor Glass Company

For this week's Scenes of the City, we visited a spooky old glass factory in the delta town of Antioch. Anchor Glass Factory (1400 W 4th Street) was demolished recently, but for some time it was a photographer's and explorer's haven. Like most abandoned industrial sites, it almost seems like everyone clocked out one Friday and just never came back, leaving behind magazines, boots, and tools.

Hike Maisie's Peak for Spectacular South Bay Views

A short drive and a mildly strenuous hike deliver great rewards at one of the South Bay's most accessible open spaces. Located on the western, urban fringe of Santa Clara County, the Fremont Older Open Space Preserve protects over 739 rugged acres.

Scenes of the City: The New SoMa West Skate Park

For this week's Scenes of the City we stopped by the newest park in the city—SoMa West Skate Park and Dog Play area.

Cycling Napa Valley's Winery Circuit

engaging valley views to be found near the Silverado Trail

While wineries have always been the biggest attraction in Napa, cycling in the valley and the surrounding mountains has gained traction as a choice destination activity in its own right. Whether it be a day trip for locals cyclists or a week-long organized tour, here's how to cycle the winery circuit. 

Where to Watch the World Cup (or Just Cristiano Ronaldo) in the Bay Area

Whether you're rooting for your favorite team or just hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo (or anyone, for that matter) will take off his shirt after scoring a goal, here are the best places to catch a match in the Bay Area, and get caught up in the FIFA madness. 

Where to Surf in San Francisco Without Getting Wet

San Francisco Surfset Sweat Republic

Bay Area residents need not jump into the glacial waters of the Pacific to get the experience (and fitness benefits) of surfing, thanks to SurfSET. As seen on countless TV shows this year, SurfSET is a group fitness class that simulates the physical challenges of riding waves without the ocean, so you can enjoy a lean surfer-babe physique—toned upper body, rippling abs, and strong legs—without ever having to slip on a wetsuit.

Golden State Warriors Reveal New SF Logo: Which One Do You Prefer?

Is that an SF I spy among the Warriors new set of logos for the 2014-2015 season? 

Which Logo Do You Prefer?

Step Up in Golden Gate Heights for the Ultimate Weekend Hike

Exploring neighborhoods is an intrinsic part of getting to know any city, whether visiting as a traveler or rambling through a local hood. No doubt one of the more interesting aspects of San Francisco is its geography—it's surrounded by water on three sides and said, like Rome, to be built on seven hills.

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