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Sweat SF: RowClub Promises a "Bulletproof" Body

Find a cox and jump on your erg! RowClub’s high-intensity interval training classes will leave you convinced you missed out on rowing stardom in the Ivy League.

Sweat SF: Vint Brings Personal Trainers to Your Fingertips

Need a personal trainer? There's an app for that.

Get Gym-Chic With Local Startup The Sweatbar

The power of a hot workout outfit cannot be overstated—the right top can both inspire minutes more gym time and double up for a night out. So when local e-tailer The Sweatbar launched last week with activewear as fit for a run down the Embarcadero as a dance-off at Harlot, we were on board to get physical. Eat your heart out, Olivia Newton John.

5 Fitness Apps Perfect for Shedding Pounds

After sweating up a storm with 7x7's "50 Ways to a Rockin' Bod," now it's time to turn your attention to your diet. Here are five helpful apps that will help you lose weight while keeping your fitness regimen firmly in check. 

Sweat SF: Everything You Need to Know About BodyFi

Between their Financial District and Mission studios, BodyFi offers over 100 classes a week. I decided to take on their 30-minute "Studio" class, which uses TRX suspension, followed by a 45-minute Pilates class. I survived. So can you. 

Twerking Barre Class Comes to Oakland

Though twerking might be dead on the dance floor at your nearest 18-&-over club, it's alive and popping at Hot Spot Yoga Oakland. The recently opened yoga/fitness studio now offers last year's most popular dance move in convenient barre class form.

Sweat SF: Everything You Need to Know About Body Composition Analysis at USF

It's time for some real talk. Ready? The scale is not your friend. All it's telling you (that is, assuming that thing on your bathroom floor is actually accurate, which is dubious) is the downward force your body commands. It can't tell you how good your arms will look in a tank top, how tapered your waist appears in jeans, or if your need to rethink that pencil skirt. We need to liberate ourselves from the scale's evil, useless tyranny — but let's be realistic, we still need to be able to track our fitness progress, somehow, right? That's where body composition testing comes in.

Pop Physique Brings Sexy Back to San Francisco

Pop Physique San Francisco

The Bar Method and The Dailey Method have some competition: A SoCal born barre workout with a faster soundtrack, more props, and sexier marketing.

Scenes of the City: The San Francisco Marathon

For this week's Scenes of the City we got up early (4:30 am) on Sunday morning and made our way down to the Embarcadero to capture the SF Marathon.

Two runners take a moment to stretch and appreciate the early morning scenery.

Elite runner and Olympic qualifier Michael Wardian crosses the finish line in about 2 1/2 hours to win the overall marathon. 

Scenes of the City: Kiteboarding and Windsurfing

This week's Scenes of the City chronicles the Crissy Field and Ocean Beach kiteboarders and windsurfers. To get into wind sports on the Bay, check out our guide here

  A kiteboarder passes in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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