Health & Fitness in Alamo Square

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Most popular service: Deep-tissue massage

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2002

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: No

Q&A with John Wilson, Massage Therapist

Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?

Deep tissue and structural integration allow me to address the source of physical problems rather than just the symptoms.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?

A client found complete relief from pain and was able to walk upright again without a cane.

What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?

I communicate clearly about the issues they want to address.

837 Oak St
San Francisco,
CA
US

SG Kiteboarding conducts lessons all up and down the Bay Area, seeking out excellent wind conditions to get boards gliding across the surf. They start beginners out in shallow water to get them comfortable on the board. Kiteboarders learn necessary skills during balance and technique lessons, which teaches everything from basic turns and transitions to meteorology knowledge and speed control. For kiteboarders who are ready to move beyond their home waters, the team also conducts trips to Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico to conquer a whole new set of waves.

1701 Turk Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

1426 Fillmore St
San Francisco,
CA
US

1301 Pierce St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Part café, part bar, part…bicycle shop? Mojo Bicycle Café might raise the eyebrows of pedestrians passing by, but critics can’t get enough of it. Gayot praises Mojo as a “popular haunt for hipsters and bicyclists” that sticks to largely local, organic, and fair trade ingredients. And Daily Candy points out that “the nice guys in charge…all care about city riders,” since they happily equip even amateur cyclists with quality bikes, accessories, and organic wool and cotton athletic wear. Customers seem to share reviewers’ sentiments, flocking to the orange row home in which Mojo Bicycle Café resides. In the café, sip Ritual or De La Paz Coffee, snack on a sandwich, or take a glass of beer or wine to a sidewalk table. Back in the shop, hand over wheels for tune-ups or repairs, or test out a new bicycle from Jamis, Breezer, or other acclaimed manufacturers.

639 Divisadero St
San Francisco,
CA
US

With five locations throughout the Bay Area, including three in San Francisco, Fitness SF caters to the needs of fitness enthusiasts and casual exercisers from Marin to Oakland. Each center brims with muscle-toning and pulse-raising equipment, allowing visitors a wide choice of activities, from pumping free weights to using ellipticals equipped with personal viewing screens.

Although personal trainers are on hand to help refine technique and design individualized exercise regimens, the gyms' classes encourage guests to work out in a more communal setting. Yoga and Zumba appear on every class schedule, but instructors at each location incorporate their own additional sessions, such as cardio kickboxing, Bollywood dance, and Pilates mat.

Many of the locations stay open until as late as midnight on select weekdays, which leaves plenty of time for a post-workout cooldown in the locker rooms.

1455 Fillmore St.
San Francisco,
CA
US

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