Exercise » San Francisco, CA

Exercise in San Francisco, CA

Whether you prefer to walk, bike or hike to get those feel-good endorphins pumping, check out the hippest and most interesting spots to exercise in San Francisco.
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Mile Rock Beach

Described by one fan as cold, rocky, socked in with fog and hit with crashing waves, you might be surprised to hear that Mile Rock Beach is truly beautiful. Trudge along an old railroad bed in a secluded area near the Golden Gate Bridge. Experience nature at its finest -- listening to the crashing waves -- while you get a workout in. To get there, you'll need to take about 100 stairs. Easy going in... A little more work coming out! Soak in the great outdoors it at Mile Rock Beach.

Mindful Body

Not your average yoga studio, Mindful Body was the Best of San Francisco a few ears ago. The studio features acupuncture, massage and yoga, as well as lunchtime Pilates classes. Worried you've not mastered the art of yoga and therefore won't fit in? Let it go! Class participants' ages and abilities vary widely, meaning you'll find your place. While you should bring your own yoga mat, if you happen to leave the house, this San Francisco studio will loan you one.

Planet Granite

If you're into climbing and yoga, Planet Granite is the spot for you to get your exercise! Located in the heart of the Presidio by the Golden Gate Bridge, Planet Granite has 25,000 square feet of climbing and bouldering terrain, a complete cardio and fitness area and two yoga studios. The views of Crissy Field are amazing, so your workout will zoom by while you take it all in. Daily classes combine scaling giant walls with yoga afterward. Planet Granite was the winner of best of San Francisco Weekly's Best New Hybrid Workout in 2010

Roco Dance

Annie Rosenthal Parr, a dancer, choreographer and mom of two, is the proprietress of Roco Fitness. With her extensive dance history and varied experience, you'll want to take one of her classes! However, all instructors at Roco are professionals "leading the industry in instruction, performance & choreography. Roco has classes for adults and children of all experience level and abilities. Speaking of classes, you can find anything -- from modern jazz to improvisational, Afro-Brazilian to Latin dance. Looking for something a little lower key? Don't miss the Pilates mat or spinning classes.

The Wiggle

Want to get your exercise outdoors? If you're into biking, The Wiggle is a can't-miss. The Wiggle in San Fran is a famous one-mile bike route that never exceeds a 6 percent incline. It makes biking in the Bay Area enjoyable! Local residents know the hills of San Francisco can make biking difficult, to say the least, but The Wiggle  makes getting around the Bay Area a lot easier for many. The Wiggle begins at Duboce Triangle, moves through Lower Haight to the Panhandle, and connects the Mission and Castro to Upper Haight, Richmond and Sunset.