Get your wellness on with our San Francisco guide to feeling your best.
The holidays are one long party, so if you enjoyed it, a serious New Year reset is in order. Check out our favorite spots for fitness, self-care, and the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation.
San Franciscans love to get outside for their workouts, and no better place exists for an intense cardio workout than the Lyon Street steps. Get your heart rate up while taking in gorgeous views of sailboats dotting the bay. Program your Uber to take you to 2990 Broadway St. to get started.
Visit Saje Natural Wellness on Fillmore St. for a quintessential San Francisco self-care experience. Simply walking through the doors will soothe and calm your entire system. Saje’s aim is to help people feel better, naturally. Their products are environmentally friendly, healthy, and supportive of the body’s natural breathing, living and healing functions. They offer luxurious, plant-derived blends of essential oils and aromatherapy diffusers as well as a carefully-curated selection of all-natural beauty products.
Swing is a unique workout class that has “been designed to help you benefit from everything the kettlebell has to offer. Whether you’re new to the kettlebell or have been battle-tested.” At Swing, their main focus is you. They keep classes small, capping attendance at 10 people, so that they’re able to provide more personal attention and instruction. Every coach is a certified personal trainer because they believe proper education is paramount to the success of every student. They offer flexible drop-in classes, so check the schedule and get to Swinging.
Inspired by Japanese bathing culture, Onsen’s intimate space provides a restful environment to escape from daily routines and enjoy the restorative quality of soaking in a hot water bath. Their beautiful and serene venue includes a 104-degree communal tub, redwood sauna, steam room, as well as an overhead cold plunge and western style showers. Complimentary bath products and hot tea are included in the soaking experience. Visit them to fully relax and rejuvenate.
Feeling a bit sluggish and looking to clean up your diet? Little Gem to the rescue. They specialize in gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free Californian dishes all served in their sleek & stylish, high-ceilinged Hayes Valley space. Check them out, your body and energy levels will thank you.
If you went above and beyond in holiday indulgence and more drastic measures are called for – a juice cleanse could be key. The Juice Shop is one of the city’s very best options. Pop over to their 2nd Street location for all-organic, cold-pressed juices, cleanses, elixirs and more. Their juices don’t come cheap but as they say, health is wealth.
Archimedes Banya is a remarkable blend of ‘past and present’, where ancient traditions of Greek laconica, Turkish hammam, German thermen, Russian banya combine with science and technology to create an experience like no other. Detox in perfectly heated rooms, plunge into an ice-cold pool, enjoy a breathtaking view on a sun-lit deck or avail yourself of their extensive venik platza – a suite of massages, scrubs, wraps, herbal and mineral baths that will melt away your stressors and allow you to explore new sources of energy.
“Floating is a unique opportunity to completely relax your body and mind. Perfectly supported by a skin temperature solution of 1,000 lbs. of Epsom salt and water, you’ll lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. Basking in total weightlessness, you’ll release all the tension stored in your muscles, allow your mind to rest like never before, and emerge with a euphoric afterglow that can last for days.”
We “Floated” and can confirm that it’s an incredibly unique feeling, a cross between being back in the womb and free-floating in outer space – you will emerge #chillAF. They also have an infrared sauna and for the very adventurous, REBOOT offers cryotherapy services, which are believed to dramatically lower inflammation, increase collagen levels, boost mood, accelerate recovery, and increase focus… among many other benefits. Their Mission location is the newest and largest in the city, check it out for maximum mind and body rehabilitation.