Welcome 2020 with groovy beats and GGB views during Outdoor Yoga's New Year's Eve and New Year's Day classes. (Courtesy of @outdooryogasf)

12 Workouts to Sweat Into the New Year


Jumpstart your resolutions and get those endorphins pumping with a sweat sesh on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.

You can welcome 2020 with a thoughtful midnight vinyasa practice, catch the fireworks during a 24-hour run, sweat out holiday toxins in a lengthy spin class, or brace the cold with a naked dip at Ocean Beach.

New Year's Eve Workouts in the Bay Area

Silent Disco Beach Yoga

11am to 12:15pm

Baker Beach (Presidio)

Kick off your New Year's Eve with a groovy beach yoga practice taught by Outdoor Yoga SF founder Julianne Aiello. Crashing waves, an inspiring landscape, and the presence of 100 other yogis will provide the perfect setting to reflect upon the many of gifts and challenges of the past year, as well as your goals for 2020. Plus, don the provided headphones to listen to electronic percussion and soothing beats by DJ Gabriel Francisco. Can't make today's class? Catch a NYD Outdoor Yoga class tomorrow at 3pm. // Tickets ($26 and up) can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Yoga Tree Celebration & Groove Party

10pm to 12:15am

Yoga Tree Castro, 97 Collingwood St. (Castro)

If you're over the whole NYE binge drinking thing but still looking for a lively party, head to Yoga Tree Castro for a sweaty Vinyasa flow class taught by infamous SF yogi Mark Morford. Beats will be provided by special guest DJ Elz. Still not sold? There will also be lasers, fire, and a waterslide! // Tickets ($40) can be purchased at yogatreesf.com.

New Year's One Day


Crissy Field, 1199 East Beach (Presidio)

If running more is your resolution for 2020, kick start the year with this race that encourages you run literally as long as you can. In teams of two and four, runners will traverse a mile-long loop at Crissy Field for six, 12, or 24 hours. Brownie points if you catch the fireworks. // Register and find race details ($90 and up for individuals, $120 and up for teams) on coastaltrailruns.com.

Glow Flow

4pm to 5pm

CorePower Yoga, 2295 Shattuck Ave. (Berkeley)

Squeeze in a quick and festive workout before hitting the town this New Years Eve—with plenty of time to get glammed up after—at CorePower's Shattuck Avenue outpost. Come in your neon and bright white workout best—and get ready to sweat it out under the black lights. Glow bracelets will be provided for added shine. // Details on corepoweryoga.com.

Finish Stronger

9:30am to 10:30am

The Assembly, 449 14th St. (Mission)

Stop by the Assembly this morning for a signature Stronger HIIT class with a New Year's twist. You'll be sure to leave this class, taught by Oscar Alvarez, with your muscles shaking and plenty of time for NYE festivities. // Register (3 credits or $30) on theassembly.com.

Love Story Yoga

10pm to 11:59pm

Love Story Yoga, 473 Valencia St. (Mission)

Wind down 2019 and open up to the infinite possibilities of 2020 with this two-hour yoga celebration taught by Peter Walters. Expect to meditate, pray, and sing your way through a candlelit, sweaty vinyasa practice, followed up with refreshments at midnight. // Tickets ($35/advance, $40/door) can be purchased on lovestoryyoga.com.

New Year's Day Workouts in the Bay Area

Brazen New Year's Day Run

Half marathon at 8:30am, 10K at 8:55am, 5K at 9:10am

Lake Chabot, Lake Chabot Rd. (Alameda County)

Get up at the crack of dawn and get your endorphins going for 2020 with a run at Lake Chabot. If you're feeling up to it, opt for a run all the way around the lake with the half marathon, or go for a 5K or 10K. Either way, the race includes a healthy dose of hills and lake views, and you can finish strong knowing that most of the Bay Area has yet to recover from last night's shenanigans. // Find details on brazenracing.com; register ($56/5K, $63/10K, $79/half marathon—shirt and medal included) on raceroster.com.


10:30am at Castro and Marin, 11:45am at Union Street

Select SoulCycle locations

Jump, dance, and tap it back to some killer music to ring in the new year! During this once-a-0year ride, you'll get in double the workout—and double the fun—of a normal class, and have plenty of time to consider your resolutions for the 2020. // Book a class (2 SoulCycle class credits) on soul-cycle.com.

Burning Bowl: Vinyasa + Vision Setting

3pm to 6pm

Yoga Garden, 286 Divisadero St. (Lower Haight)

Spend your afternoon sweating and resetting at Yoga Garden. During this special three-hour workshop led by Liz Andolong, restorative vinyasa flow, meditation, and visualization will help you leave 2019 behind and start 2020 fresh. // Register ($60) on yogagardensf.com.

Polar Plunge and World Naked Bike Ride

Ride at 10:30am, plunge at noon

Ride starts at Great Highway and Lincoln Way (Golden Gate Park), plunge at Ocean Beach (Outer Sunset)

Feeling wild? Get your buns to the World Naked Bike Ride and Great Highway Polar Plunge. Festivities kick off at Great Highway and Lincoln Way with a bare-what-you-dare joy ride to Taraval Street for a noon ocean plunge, arranged by The Riptide Bar. After, stick around for a clothing optional beach party. // Details on dothebay.com.

Free Guided Hike

Various times all day

Participating state parks

Cross your fingers for nice weather and head to a participating state park for a guided hike, led by a docent or volunteer. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or looking for a chill family- or dog- friendly hike, you'll find one to suit your fancy. Ogle elephant seals on a three-mile walk at Año Nuevo, opt for a strenuous Hollister Hills Road Runner Trail hike, or if you've got more time, head to Angel Island for a mini history lesson and 360-degree views of the Bay on a 4.5 mile hike. // Find hike details and participating park info on parks.ca.gov.

Napa Valley Resolution Run


Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington St. (Yountville)

If you find yourself in Napa, pre-game your day of wine tasting with a run through downtown Yountville; 10K runners will traverse the Napa River. Proceeds will benefit the Napa Valley Vine Trail and the development of a 47-mile trail connecting Napa Valley for walkers and bikers. // Register ($45/adults, $40/youth) on naparesolutionrun.com.

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