Julia Millay Walsh | November 28, 2011 12:22 pmThe leftovers have been nibbled into extinction, so now it's time to burn those pumpkin-pie calories and shake off your Beaujolais blur! Sometimes the best way to kick-start a healthy habit is to switch up your usual exercise routine. Many of you probably have a membership to a neighborhood gym like Crunch, 24 Hour Fitness, or Equinox, but the treadmills, ellipticals, and packed classes can become stale and unmotivating after a while.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 22, 2011 12:05 pmDreading the holiday 15? Before you bit into that pecan pie this Thanksgiving, make a plan to stay in shape over the next month and slip into a slinky New Year's Eve dress! Personal trainer Linda Niazi is hosting a Charity Cardio Camp to raise food and money to feed families in San Francisco — and keep you in shape over the holiday season.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | November 9, 2011 10:45 amCalling all snow bunnies! The Lombardi Sports (1600 Jackson St., 415-771-0600) annual snow sale kicks off tomorrow and will run through Sunday! All of the store's 2012 snow gear will be on sale, including skis and snowboards, with up to 70 percent off top brands like Armada, Moment, Lib-Tech, K2, Capita, Holden, 686, Spyder, Orage, Quiksilver, Roxy, Oakley, Smith, DC, ThirtyTwo, Holden, Patagonia, Icebreaker, Arc'teryx, and more.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 26, 2011 2:20 pmCult fave Cow Hollow Pilates studio Pilates ProWorks, which also has locations in New York and Bogotá, is expanding to the heart of the Financial District! Pencil some midday workouts into your work week: the new studio opens its fourth location next Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 215 Leidesdorff St. If you're not familiar with the studio, the method is a fusion of traditional Pilates, cardio, and strength training on its custom-designed reformer machine, Fit Former.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 11, 2011 9:15 amThe Nike Women's Marathon kicks off this Sunday, sending 20,000 women (and men) through the streets of San Francisco to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. If you haven't registered for the event, it's too late to sign up now, but you can still join in on some of the fun at two events this Friday!
Ladies-Only After-Hours Shop Night
Lululemon (324 Grant Ave., 415-402-0914)'s Grant Ave.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 7, 2011 3:45 pmThe 34th America's Cup race, yacht racing's Holy Grail, will be held in the San Francisco Bay in 2013 — aren't you excited!? — which means you have more than one year to polish up your nautical lingo and learn to sail like the pros. When the sporting event rolls around, proving your technological sea supremacy can only improve your social standing amongst the movers and shakers of the sailing world. Luckily, there's a new waterfront attraction in San Francisco to help you get there.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | October 3, 2011 1:46 pmOn a quest for superhero strength, Barbie-like flexibility, and envy-inducing posture? Look no further than San Francisco Pilates above the trolley turn-around in the historic Flood building at Market and Powell streets. Opened in 2002, the intimate, boutique studio's approachable, patient, and "anti-drill-sergeant" instructors specialize in postural retraining, core conditioning, and postrehab and pre- and postnatal Pilates.Read More
Nancy Einhart | September 13, 2011 5:05 pmSan Francisco Summer is right around the corner, and Pop 5 favorite gym Crunch (various locations) just released its Fall class schedule — perfectly timed for any last-ditch efforts at sleeveless shape-ups. Here are four classes I suggest you try ASAP, and one you don't.
Diesel Michele at FitSugar introduced me to this awesome circuit-training class for short attention spans.Read More
Julia Millay Walsh | September 8, 2011 8:00 amI've never taken to gyms, boot camps, and personal training sessions; or let's rephrase: I've never even tried the latter two. My preferred exercise includes some sparse combo of yoga and hiking up San Francisco's steeply inclined hills. When a new training gym, BodyLabSF (2529 Van Ness Ave., 415-409-1700), opened up in my neighborhood, I decided I'd get with the program and sign up for a training/ass-whoopin' sesh.Read More