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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? 

Poll: 
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.

Scenes of the City: SF Police Athletic Club Decays in Hunters Point Shipyard

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.

Where to Plop Poolside in San Francisco

From swanky indoor pools, to heated saltwater baths, here's where to get your swim on in SF.

Public Fitness Hub and Community Space Opens in Hayes Valley

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. 

Gear Up for the 100-Mile Marin Century

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.

World Class Athletes Brave SF's Elements for Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

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. 

Best Of Play: Where to Have Game Night, Workout, and Catch Some Air

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:

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