As the summer grows nearer, getting fit and toned might be on your mind. Start looking at athletic wear in the city to get the process going. While you are browsing, remember that one of the many wonderful things about living in San Francisco is the great options for working out outdoors. This year, don’t get stuck inside; instead opt to get fit cycling across the Golden Gate bridge, hiking one of the many nearby trails or swimming near the Bay.
Hours: Wed to Sat – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Find cycling apparel at Push Bike that looks stylish, including pieces from Pedaler Clothing, Chuey Brand and top selling brand Swrve Cycling Apparel. Side by side shoppers can see cycling apparel and accessories that are both technical and fashionable with an urban twist. Unisex apparel that has been made with sustainable materials can also be found here, making your workout gear both good for you and for the environment.
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For over a decade Chrome has been pleasing customers by making gear that lasts the test of time. Cycling apparel and accessories can be found at Chrome which includes the street style brand Chuey. Customers can find both function and fashion at Chrome when looking for apparel and accessories. So stop by to find pieces that fit into your workouts and will have you looking fabulous while you’re at it. Who says getting fit needs to be hard?
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Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
When you need dance apparel and accessories, one of your first stops should be San Francisco Dancewear. The store covers all types of dance from ballet, tap and ballroom to hip-hop, modern and yoga. Find a range of sizes including plus sizes, which makes getting in shape this year a breeze as well as fun experience. SF Dancewear also provides information for classes and programs so you can really step up your workout sessions.
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat to Sun – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open since 2006, Fleet Feet Sports is a fantastic destination for shoppers wanting running shoes, sports bras and accessories recommended by staff who know about the gear. Get expert advice from people in the know. The owners are keen runners who participate in local marathons and all staff members have extensive fitness backgrounds, so this is the place to head to for insider knowledge on a budget.
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Hours: Mon to Wed – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thurs to Fri – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Citi Shoes is small store, which at first may have you thinking the selection is not varied for workout footwear. However, the staff is knowledgeable and you will find specialist shoes for working out in whether you want to run outdoors or in the gym. Citi Shoes will have you going back for comfortable footwear all year long. As a bonus, the store also sells fashion which means you can check off two tasks with one shopping trip.
Parmeeta Ghoman is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. She specializes in shopping and style. Find some of her work on Examiner.com.