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Ready, Set, Run: 4 Excellent Long-Distance Running Routes in San Francisco

Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kanter, himself an SF native, said, "San Francisco is 49 miles surrounded by reality.” Why not take in some of those culturally steeped miles at a comfortable jog? Here are four great routes for running in paradise. 

Sweat SF: Get Jumping Jacked at House of Air

House of Air, the popular trampoline park near Crissy Field, isn't just for kids birthday parties and corporate retreats. There's actually a serious workout to be had here.

Detox Then Retox: How to Exercise the Wine Country Way

We can't get enough of those scientific studies that prove the health benefits of drinking wine. Of course, even the most solid of liquid diets is best when paired with exercise. Here's how to do both at basically the same time at California wineries.

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.

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