New Year's Hacks: 7 Sweaty Ways to Get in Shape in San Francisco

New Year's Hacks: 7 Sweaty Ways to Get in Shape in San Francisco


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1. Win a Medal: Train for The San Francisco (Half) Marathon

Want to run a half marathon but need a little help getting there? Enter USA Fit East Bay. No matter what your conditioning or pace, USA Fit sets you up with a group of other runners to train with. Over the course of six short months, their expert coaches will help you achieve your personal best in a non-intimidating, fun, and safe environment. Then, on July 31st it's time to show what you got at the SF Half Marathon. You can do it! //;

2. Blast That Booty: Best Butt Ever Class at Equinox

Is Kim K your idol? Then you need to sign up for the Best Butt Ever class at Equinox. The class is thirty minutes of glute-burning exercises using loop bands, slides, dumbbells, step platforms and your own weight (alas, you won't leave class without doing some plank-related moves). Get ready to worship your own backside. // 747 Market Street (FiDi);

3. Hike to the Top: Tank Hill

Want the views of Twin Peaks without the crowds of tourists and a good workout to boot? Then Tank Hill is for you. Tucked away in Cole Valley, you'll have to drive to the eastern dead end of Belgrave Avenue to find this hidden gem, and then follow the small path up to the 650-foot summit. At the top you'll get views spanning from the Marin Headlands to the southern end of the East Bay, as well as burning thighs. //

4. Emulate the Queen: Beyonce Dance Classes

Want to be a little more like Queen Bey this year? While you may not be able to have the voice or the adorable toddler, you can have the killer moves! Dancer extraordinaire Dyon Lain is teaching all the dance moves you need to shake it like Bey with Beyoncé-inspired, bootylicious choreography. All hail the queen! // 3200 California St (Presidio Heights); Sign up here.

5. Roll On: Church of 8 Wheels

Ready for the ultimate #ThrowbackThursday workout? Sign up for this roaring good time on four wheels. Under the glow of the Virgin Mary at the old Sacred Heart Church, roller skaters in furry, flashy regalia swoop and glide to the joyous beat of 1970s dance tunes. Sound fun? It is. // 554 Fillmore St (Lower Haight);

6. Might As Well Jump: House of Air

House of Air, the popular trampoline park, isn't just for kids birthday parties and corporate retreats. There's actually a serious workout to be had here. Don't believe us? Give it a go. We promise you'll leave class with sore shoulders, a childlike grin, and the sense or reward that comes with a killer workout. // 926 Mason St (Nob Hill);

7. Try 'Em All: Classpass

All good workouts need variety, and that's where Classpass comes in. With access to literally hundreds of different fitness studios across the Bay Area, you can hit up Barry's Bootcamp on Monday and try aerial yoga on Tuesday all with one cohesive membership. In 2015, the tech fitness giant surprised us all by gobbling up Fitmob as well, so there's even more reason to jump on board this success train. //

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