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August 7, 2012 4:44 PM   Subscribe

What are some unusual exercise/fitness/physical activity ideas in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example House of Air or Jukari?
posted by divabat to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Kinetic Arts Center in Oakland has some great classes.
posted by brainmouse at 4:57 PM on August 7, 2012


Trapeze Arts in Oakland offers classes in trapeze, tumbling and aerial (that thing where the circus performer slithers around on the end of a looped rope while trailing sashes).

iFly in Mountain View offers indoor skydiving.

There's another giant trampoline place in Sunnyvale, if that happens to be more convenient to get to than House of Air.
posted by jamaro at 5:49 PM on August 7, 2012


I live in Oakland and go to school in downtown SF/SoMA, so anywhere accessible from either area via public transport would be particularly handy!
posted by divabat at 6:18 PM on August 7, 2012


Capoeira. I'm not a capoeirista or a San Franciscan, so I don't have an academia to recommend.
posted by hydrophonic at 6:45 PM on August 7, 2012


You can try Olympic weightlifting at United Barbell in SOMA. Nice people.
posted by telegraph at 7:02 PM on August 7, 2012


ABADA if you want a recommendation for a S.F. Capoeira groupo. Mestrandra Marcia is great.
posted by jade east at 7:15 PM on August 7, 2012


The iFly is in Union City (You can probably BART then bus there), not in Mountain View.
posted by Seboshin at 10:50 PM on August 7, 2012


Emeryville has Athletic Playground, which has parkour, handstands, acrobatic / aerial yoga, monkey conditioning, and other activities. The city has a free shuttle bus that starts from the MacArthur BART station and loops the city; I think it can get you pretty close.
posted by meowzilla at 10:50 PM on August 7, 2012


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