Wellness

San Francisco Healthy City Guide

October 7, 2015

San Francisco Healthy City Guide

This is the ultimate guide to San Francisco’s health and wellness scene, vetted by local experts and influencers, enthusiastic boot camp and barre devotees, and Well+Good readers, who sent in their can’t-miss spots for consideration.

The result is an A-Z guide to over 150 of the hottest healthy places, like a yoga studio with hot vinyasa flow for those who like to sweat it out, or the country’s largest bouldering gym for those who want to climb, and kombucha on tap for your next healthy date night. It’s the best of the best all in one place!

Get a taste for the guide below, and find the full San Francisco Healthy City Guide here.

The Pad Studios

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This chic, well-appointed studio feels right at home in its upscale Cow Hollow surroundings. Star teachers include co-owner Leila Burrows and Nicole Cronin, whose DJ-accompanied Re-Boot class on Wednesday nights is many students’ humpday tradition. Mommy-and-me classes, kids yoga, and childcare make it easy to balance family and tree pose. Single class, $18.

Juice Shop (Corte Madera)

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Juice Shop’s laid-back vibe and aesthetic are as old-school NorCal as it gets—think vintage mobile juice truck and custom art and woodwork by Ocean Beach surfer friends—but they’re committed to good juice. Charlie Gulick started the company with his brothers and wife after using juice as a tool for recovery from a rare liver condition. Sipping a Liver-Aid or Pineapple Pear Chia from their cute glass bottles feels more like a trip to the beach than a visit with the doctor.

Burn (Hayes Valley)

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Burn classes use a creative combo of light weights and Pilates springboards fastened to the wall for interval sets that combine cardio, arms, legs, and ab work. So at your station you’ll do shoulder presses, jump squats, or running as the pulleys provide resistance. Proof that the name’s no joke? The combination of resistance and cardio keeps your heart rate up for the entire 55-minute, full-body workout. Fortunately, time flies by as quickly as the sweat pours. Single class, $21; monthly unlimited (6-month contract), $189.

Earthship

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Herbalists Marina Storm and Sarah Buscho, creators of the brilliant, plant-based brand Earth Tu Face, have created a full-on lifestyle emporium. Laid-back and oozing with rustic cool factor, Earthship has a room dedicated to their favorite clothing, jewelry, interior, and beauty brands, including Hansel from Basel, Yeah Bunny, Unearthen, and Dream Collective, and a second room for Earth Tu Face’s apothecary. Dried herbs dangle from the ceiling, and gorgeous jars are filled with simple, effective ingredients. On Friday happy hours, they serve champagne and handmade cordials.

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