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Urban Ledger: The Irony of Yoga Fashion and Its Gusseted Crotch of Higher Consciousness

 

In this time of great transition, as the Earth writhes, nations sweat, regional print magazines celebrate 10 years of not being completely devoured by the Interweb, and the world prepares for the great 2012 metaconscious roller-disco-waterslide-slam-dance, one urgent question emerges like a deranged, ecstatic gopher to dominate all others. Whatever will you wear?

Look of the Week: Workout NightLife + SF Marathon

Head out to the Academy of Sciences tonight for the sporty themed, Workout NightLife -- a special event in preparation of the annual San Francisco Marathon.

At NightLife, enjoy a performance by CHEER SF, a "quirky workout attire" costume contest (Add a tutu and some sparkles from your Burning Man bin for this bit!), partake in a yoga session with Lululemon, and zumba your way through tunes by DJ Kap10. Then, indulge in some guilt-free carbo-loading before the SF Marathon this Sunday. 

Water Bottle World: A Guide to Finding Hydration Perfection

Now I'm thirsty. Whether you're looking to add to your collection or need a starter bottle, reusable water bottles are a simple way to help the environment, save money and stay hydrated. The main reason I carry one is to help eliminate the use of plastic — watch the documentary Bag It and you'll want to do something. Here's one thing. In a city full of fitness fiends, we have an extensive selection. Here's a guide to the city's coolest, all BPA-Free (BPA is a chemical compound used in manufacturing polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins; it's an endocrine disruptor that mimics estrogen).

Look of the Week: SELF Workout in the Park with Celeb Host Alison Sweeney

SELF Magazine's 18th Annual Workout in the Park hits SF for the first time, this Saturday, from 11am to 3pm, at the Little Marina Green. This year, SELF is teaming up with celeb host Alison Sweeney (Days of our Lives, The Biggest Loser, The Mommy Diet), and Crunch Fitness for the ultimate women's, total-body, outdoor fitness experience. Tickets are $20, include a one-year subscritption to SELF, and all proceeds benefit Cancer and Careers and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Who's the City's Best Gym Class Instructor?

San Francisco is a city for the workout obsessed. We take our runs seriously, our Lululemon seriously and our gym classes VERY seriously. So what we want to know is this: who is the city's best gym class instructor?  We're talking across gyms and across classes (pilates, spin, yoga, bootcamp, cardio striptease - they're all fair game).  Whose class do you make sure you get on the waiting list for?  Let us know in the comments (plus the gym and the time of day they teach at). We'll do a feature on the most popular teacher.

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