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5 Ways To Bring Your Gym Outdoors

July 16, 2020

While hitting the weight room or catching a hot yoga class may not be in the cards right now, San Francisco boasts plenty of ways to get your blood pumping in the great outdoors. Explore five of our favorite open-air activities for safe exercise, below. 

Bike the San Francisco Bay Trail

The best reward after a successful sweat session? A spectacular view. Hit the San Francisco Bay Trail for a leisurely spin set to iconic city and bay vistas. The 500-mile trail is nearly completely flat and traverses the entire bay, offering plenty of beaches and viewpoints from which to take your water break. 

Stretch and Flow on SUP

Yoga, meet stand-up paddleboard. Head to Richardson Bay for a full-body workout that’s sure to challenge your balance, focus and core strength. A refreshing take on your usual sweat session, this class boasts a healthy dose of salty air and stunning Sausalito views. 

Take a Hike  

From the breathtaking Land’s End Trail along the bluffs to the iconic Twin Peaks Trail with 360-degree city views that stretch far and wide, San Francisco boasts an array of renowned hiking trails to check off your must-do list. Plus, with rolling hills and with one of the highest walk scores in San Francisco — ranking at 97 — a simple stroll in SoMa will do the trick for leg day. 

Kayak Under the Golden Gate Bridge

Craving an adventure, right at home? Sign up for the Paddle the Gate Kayak Tour. This three hour excursion offers a guided orientation followed by a breathtaking sea kayak route starting from Sausalito’s Horseshoe Cove. Venture down the coast, paddle beneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and make your way along the Marin Headlands.

Run it Out 

Whether running along the Embarcadero or amidst San Francisco’s most beloved parks, getting a scenic jog in is as simple as stepping out The Harrison’s front door. Our favorite SoMa running routes tour through the city’s most breathtaking views and iconic streets, offering an array of stunning rest stops and niche coffee shops along the way. 

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