Despite the name of SFR’s annual fitness guide, the stories in this issue aren’t geared at extreme perspiration.
Well, at least, not entirely.
Certainly, though, Rani Molla’s foray into CrossFit has produced its share of transpiration, as well as some personal observations about and accomplishments in this form of extreme workout.
CrossFit also is a decent training ground for anyone considering the ultimate endurance trial. That would be the city’s fireman test, which Zane Fischer explores as a true test of physical strength if ever there were one.
Writer Candace Walsh wasn’t trying to get into fireman shape when she set out on her personal fitness quest. Rather, she just wanted to get into shape for her brother’s wedding. Read about her adventures at the Salvador Perez Pool and Fitness Center, and be sure to check out our list of the many other gyms available for your personal goals.
Of course, fitness isn’t just about running fast and lifting heavy things. In this issue, Ramón A Lovato takes his dancing shoes to both the Railyard’s African dance classes (thank you to dancers Elise Gent, Lucy Gent, Nicole Cassidy and Naja Druva, who appear on this issue’s cover), and checks out the moves of the popular Zumba phenomenon.
All of this exertion may leave you needing some rest and relaxation. It may be time for a little Indian head massage, or perhaps you should start working your way through the many spas and centers that offer bodywork in the city.
Lest you think we’ve forgotten about the great outdoors, be sure to check out Charlotte Jusinski’s advice for newbie backpackers, as well as some picks from SFR for fall excursions.
Finally, fitness isn’t just about the body. The mind and spirit sometimes need a little love, too. Hypnotherapy could help with both and, as writer Christie Chisholm discovers, a supervised cleanse might be worth undertaking if you’re ready to detox, reflect and reset your body’s cravings.
Feel free to add your own ideas and suggestions for staying fit in—and around—the City Different.