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Sweaty Betty's guide to San Francisco

posted on Monday, 7th August 2017 | find under Travel, Behind the Scenes
Hello San Francisco! We are so excited to open our first shop in San Francisco. “When I founded Sweaty Betty in 1998, opening stores in California was the dream as it perfectly embodies the active lifestyle we represent,” says Tamara Hill- Norton, Founder and Creative Director. “San Francisco is such an incredible place, with endless fitness opportunities, ways to be active and beautiful outdoor spaces, making it the perfect home for our brand.” Located on Union Street, in the fitness mile, we're so excited to welcome you through the doors of our beautiful new shop. In the meantime here's where you'll find us sweating, shopping and eating in the area. 

soul cycle san francisco


It's safe to say we're obsessed with SoulCycle and their San Francisco outpost is not only opposite our new shop. Our favourite instructor Jenny Gaithor, the founder of Movemeant Foundation is a regular on the timetable.

Karma Yoga

If you want your ass kicked into shape with a side of zen, then Karma Yoga is the studio for you. Alongside amazing yoga classes for every level, their Inferno Hot Pilates is our go-to for a serious burn. You'll walk out feeling on top of the world.

Barry's Bootcamp

The self-titled 'greatest workout in the world', Barry's Bootcamp is where we go to balance out any Californian indulgence, we're not all matcha lattes ok? Try Erica's class for the Bay Area's toughest sweat, just book early as spaces fill up fast.


san francisco guide food


Located a short walk from our new shop, Belga is our breakfast spot of choice post-workout for the best avo toast and Belgian waffles on Union Street.

Basik Cafe

With a sister cafe in Hawaii, it's safe to say Basik Cafe know their acai bowls. Choose from a variety of flavours and toppings and remember to take a photo, these are made for Instagram. 

Philz Coffee

Can we just say your tastebuds have not lived until they've tried one of Philz Coffee's Mint Mojito's. With over 20 customised coffee blends to choose from, this is our go-to place for a caffeine fix. 


If you're looking for healthy food that's more than kale and green juice, Jane is your place. With delicious toast from their on-site bakery, fresh salads and our favourite baked eggs, this is worth a trip for the 'Super Crunchy Salad' alone. 


what to do in san francisco

Get Active

We may have listed our favourite places to sweat, but Union Street is the place to get active in San Francisco. With SoulCycle across the road, Equinox and Karma Yoga in the area, plus healthy eateries and cafes filled with cold-pressed juice and vegan doughnuts. Get ready to workout, shop, sweat, then repeat.

Pier 39

For the most classic San Francisco day possible, head to the famous Pier 39. With incredible views over the Bay, including Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge, this is the place to enjoy the local farmers markets, beautiful views and to visit the Pier's most famous residents, the sea lions.

The Lyon Steps

If the free fitness classes, endless hills and opportunities to cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge aren't enough for you, then we recommend taking it one level further and climbing the Lyon Steps. If it's a sunny day, believe us when we say you'll forget your aching legs to see this view. 

Find out more about our San Francisco boutique and visit us in-store at 2086 Union Street, San Francisco, 94123. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram for opening day insights and Palo Alto event news!
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