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Urbanized Exercise

Thirty ways to turn the city into your own personal gym.

Alex Ho, personal trainer and endurance athlete, runs Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line in the Presidio. 

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Jenn Pattee, owner of Basic Training boot camp and an ultramarathon runner, works out on structures next to the Exploratorium.

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Greg Bianchi, owner of Bianchi Fitness and a track coach, conquering Twin Peaks.

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Personal trainer and competitiver grappler Carey Rockland scales the mokey bars at St. Mary's Playground.

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VyAyr Fitness owner and Iron Man competitor Kristi Dowler powering up at East Beach. 

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Boot Camps Unlimited: All the aforementioned trainers in one place.

AbFabFit Cross training for all levels in Pacific Heights, the Marina, and Golden Gate Park. $15; abfabfit.com, 415-425-9267

Alex Ho Positive athletic trainings in the Marina, Kezar Stadium, and SoMa. $80*; alexho-training.com, 415-518-4313

Basic Training Playful but challenging circuit training in Hayes Valley, the Marina, and the Presidio. $20; basictrainingsf.com, 415-519-6483

Bianchi Fitness Family-friendly fitness in Dolores Park, Pacific Heights, and the Embarcadero. $25; bianchifitness.com, 415-218-7045

Bootcamp SF Team coaching and cheering in Golden Gate Park, Dolores Park, and the Embarcadero. $20; bootcampsf.com, 415-921-8537

Carey Rockland Agility and strength workouts in Bernal Heights, Hayes Valley, and Oakland. $105*; careyrockland.com, 415-244-2862

Chris Esquivel Upbeat sportslike sessions in the Marina, South Beach, and downtown. $80*; chrisesquiveltraining.com, 415-518-5949

Ignite Dynamic Training Lively workouts in Nob Hill, the Marina, and the Presidio. $65*; igniteyourfitness.net, 650-201-4120

Katy Jercich Individualized workouts in the Tenderloin and Civic Center. $95*; 415-994-2662

Koi Fitness High-energy trainings in Golden Gate Park, Baker Beach, and Cole Valley. $20; koifitness.com, 415-317-6565

Laurie Sleep Low-key outdoor yoga in the Lower Haight, Pacific Heights, and North Beach. $75*; laurieyoga.com

Mike’s Bootcamp Serious equipment- free sweat sessions in Dolores Park. $10; mikesbootcamp.com, 415-378-9934

Urban Fitness Comprehensive strength training in the financial district, North Beach, and Nob Hill. $19; urbanfitnesssf.com

VyAyr Fitness Free-spirited beach workouts at Crissy Field. $20; vyayr.com, 415-412-1558

* = personal session

 

Originally published in the January 2014 issue of San Francisco

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