Fitness + Outdoors
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.
Is that an SF I spy among the Warriors new set of logos for the 2014-2015 season?
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.
Behind the loosely guarded fences of Hunters Point Shipyard sits the old San Francisco Police Athletic Club, also known as Building 120, among the decaying relics of the old shipyard.
Although I've been active my whole life, I easily get bored of repetitious workouts. I never managed to finish all three months of P90x, I switched sports almost every year in school, I get bored after two laps around Lake Meritt, and I like to be outside as often as possible – a trait non-conducive to big-box gyms.
For many motivated recreational cyclists the ultimate bike ride (be it a Sunday or not) is to complete their first century – riding 100 miles in one day. An organized century ride is often the easiest (and safest) ways to accomplish this goal.
Early Sunday morning, in the pea-soup thick fog that shrouded SF Bay, more than 2,000 athletes took the plunge from the paddle wheel SF Belle off the Alcatraz shoreline into the 58-degree open water of the Pacific.
7x7 Magazine's annual Best of SF showcases all you could ever hope to eat, drink, see, buy, know, and do in the city. Here is the Best of Play: