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No matter how much you love your gym’s TRX instructor, restricting your workouts to a fluorescent-lit, climate-controlled studio can get stale and uninspiring (not to mention, expensive). Our solution: Taking advantage of this city's endless array of hills (you know, the things you typically avoid walking up) and make the outdoors your ultimate playground!
From an urban hike with killer views of the Golden Gate Bridge to a leg-defining staircase built to resemble the Santa Teresa Steps in Rio de Janeiro, we’ve gathered — and road-tested, no less — S.F’s unparalleled calorie-busting terrain. So, whether you consider yourself a casual walker or consummate gym rat, you’ll find an impressive fitness alternative in this town you call home. Ready to get going? Then lace up and let Mother Nature take the lead.
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