Fitness + Outdoors
While it can be difficult to reconcile the fact, Bay Area outdoor enthusiasts should appreciate the long-term US military occupation of the lands surrounding the Golden Gate. Because without the Army’s ongoing stewardship (however good or bad that was), these lands would have been developed for housing after the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area might never existed.
There’s a lot to celebrate in San Francisco this week! So let’s keep it going.
Colin Kaepernick can do a lot of things. Apparently, he can do pretty much all of them well.
For this week's Scenes of the City we tour a historical gem in San Francisco's Portola District. Overgrown and falling apart, the 'hood's old rose nursery is one of those places that reaps its magic from its state of decay. Full of brambles, broken glass, and old nursery tools, the greenhouse takes up an entire city block. See it on Google maps here.
On a day reserved for the dads of the world, it was a mom from Berkeley who won Father’s Day in record-breaking fashion.
Are you looking for some outstanding views and little off-the-beaten track exploration on your next cycling adventure? Then this twenty-mile Crockett Martinez loop is just the ticket. Most of this route is the road less traveled for even longtime Bay Area residents and offers some unique perspectives on familiar landmarks.
In San Francisco we can have it all, but not in one place. We work out à la carte, going one place for our yoga, another for our Pilates, and way over there for our much-needed massage. It’s a perfectly curated, but totally inconvenient (and super exhausting), fitness experience.
In another part of town, at the intersection of California and Presidio, locals are enjoying customized and convenient fitness in the comfort of community. They’re parking in an underground garage, dropping their children off at childcare, meeting their friends for a power-up smoothie at the onsite café and checking in to the JCCSF Fitness Center–a lifestyle gym that meets all their needs, all in one place.
New York City launched a massive bike share program last month, and the whole city is a buzz with bike talk. The Wall Street Journal calls bike share the worst thing to happen to New York City, and part of a totalitarian takeover. But the general consensus from non-NIMBYs is that bike share is amazing, and the greatest transportation change since the subway was built.
New York isn’t the only city with bike share. It’s now in dozens of cities around the world, including a booming system in Paris and Mexico City. And there’s one coming to San Francisco as well.