Kick 2015 fitness resolutions in overdrive and soak up the beauty of San Francisco with this challenging itinerary for the fitness enthusiast.
Stairclimber with a View
Start by Lyon and Green streets, where the Lyon Street Steps begin. A walk or run up these stairs will get even the fittest athlete’s heart pumping. The 288 steps are steep but broad, with lush landscaping. At the peak, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning vantage point of the city and the bay. Stick around awhile, snapping some photos of the surrounding mansions, Presidio forest and the Palace of Fine Arts.
Lunch in Cow Hollow
Take a lunch break, fueling up for more action at Lite Bite on Union Street. It serves quick and healthy meals like turkey lasagna, chicken enchiladas and salmon and kale salad.
Marina Green Workout and Pasta Dinner
Head toward Marina Green, a waterfront fitness hotspot, for a pre-dusk circuit workout on the public fitness court. Akin to a grown-up jungle gym, it’s a popular location for bootcamps and free for anyone to use. Seven workout stations are designed to accommodate all levels and feature audio instructions and an iPhone workout app that you can sync to your own playlist. After your workout, head to Delarosa, a cool, youthful restaurant on nearby Chestnut Street, for a hearty bowl of pasta or Roman-style pizza. You’ve earned it.