Staying Healthy & Active in the New Year!

It’s a new year with new resolutions!  If your New Years resolution was to “get healthy” we have a few places to get you started. Being healthy doesn’t just mean signing up for a gym membership. It also involves eating, snacking, and thinking healthy. You can also stay active by keeping your exercise interesting with hiking, acrobats, spin class, and lots more. We’ve put together a list of fun and easy ways to help you achieve your health goals.

Eating Well

A clean and nutritious diet is of course essential. The Bay Area has tons of local snack, drink, and food options that are both good for you and taste delicious!

Clif Bar
You’ve probably seen a Clif Bar in your local grocery store, but did you know they are a Bay Area based company? Headquartered in Emeryville, Clif Bar is a family owned company that values creating sustainable and healthy products. They recently came out with a new Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar. These bars are perfect to grab and get outside to find your next adventure!

 

Go Raw
If you’re looking for organic, junk-free snacks, look no further. Go Raw makes 50 different delicious snacks from only raw sprouted ingredients such as their Sprouted Bites, Flax Snax, Seeds, and Cookies. Eat them as snacks, or add them as an ingredient to your breakfast (yogurt), lunch (salad), or dinner (pasta) to add some flavors and nutrients to any meal.

 

Project Juice
If you’re craving some fresh pressed juice, check out one of Project Juice’s 7 Bay Area locations.  Project Juice was started as a “project” to develop and deliver the highest quality plant-based foods and cold pressed juices in a convenient and accessible form. For the new year, they are launching their Rejuvenation Cleanse which is designed to invigorate your system, facilitate a detox, and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever the new year brings!

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juice co. LG. 
Organic cold-press juice that’s good for the body and soul! Based in Los Gatos, juice co.LG. keeps it simple, healthy, and delicious with their taste and ingredients. They’ve just launched their cleanse program (1, 3 & 6-day options) to be highly detoxifying and kick start your health journey! Currently they can be found in a couple of South Bay locations and farmers’ markets. They also have a delivery system so you can have fresh juice throughout the week!

Sidewalk Juice
The first Juice Bar in San Francisco, Sidewalk Juice has been around since 2006. You know they have an awesome product if they’ve been around for more than a century serving the Bay Area delicious smoothies and healthy drinks. Everyone will be able to find something they like with over 100 drinks to choose from; all drinks are made to order so customize away! We recommend the Kale Colada.

True Food Kitchen
True Food Kitchen has finally come to the Bay Area. Their beautiful new Palo Alto location is everything you can ask for when looking for a healthy place to dine out. Located in the Stanford Shopping Center, True Food Kitchen brings you colorful and artfully made dishes that provide your body with the nutrients it needs. They have a wide selection of vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free options as well.

The Plant Cafe Organic
We know how busy life can get, looking for a quick bite to eat between events and meetings. The Plant Cafe Organic is the perfect place to pop in for something fast and healthy. Order thru their online system and pick up, or have meals catered to your company. They strive to have all organic, sustainable ingredients to support the well being of people and our planet.

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Healthy Food Delivery Options

We know you’re most likely busy with work, school, family, and doing all the other various amazingly fun things there is to do in the Bay Area.  That’s why we’ve put together a list of healthy food delivery choices that make cooking or eating at home easy.

Happy Moose Juice
Happy Moose Juice is all about making you and your body happy. They take advantage of the bounty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and roots that can be found year round in and around the Bay Area. You can find Happy Moose Juice at their pop up locations, or if you live in SF they deliver!  Another way of getting your hands on some of their delicious juice is to visit one of their retail partners: Bi-Rite Market, Rainbow Co-Op, The Mill, and En Route Market.

Sun Basket
Fresh and easy to make meals delivered to your door- doesn’t get much better than that! The new year is the perfect time to reset and refocus on your goals, whether they are cooking more, following a healthier diet or spending more time with friends and family! All of Sun Basket’s recipes are easy to follow and take minimal time to achieve a balanced meal. Follow along this January – they will be providing some tips and tricks to stay on track for a healthy year.

Real Good Fish
With the luxury of living right next to our big, beautiful Pacific Ocean, seafood is a great way to eat healthy. Real Good Fish provides fresh seafood pickup from various drop off locations throughout the Bay Area. All seafood is fresh off the line, caught by local fishermen! Ordering from Real Good Fish is a great way to eat fresh, all while supporting our local fishermen and women.

 

Farmstead
Groceries at your front door for the same price as in store. Farmstead App believes in the importance of locally-sourced, certified organic food. No delivery fee, no minimum order, no membership fee, no surcharge, no cancellation fee. Order from their online selection and have the groceries at your door before you get home. Doesn’t get much simpler than that!

 

Spade and Plow
With so many local farms in the Bay Area, why not get fresh products delivered directly from one of them?  Spade and Plow is located in San Martin and has a combined 50 years of experience in organic agriculture. They only use the best sustainable and conservation-based production techniques and implement water saving practices, strict crop rotation, and efficiency in post-harvest procedures. Spade and Plow delivers the best vegetables, fruits, and cut flowers their farm has to offer giving you the chance to create your own “farm to table” experience.

 

Staying Active

Besides keeping a balanced diet, we need to make sure our bodies get the strengthening and conditioning they need.  Find a gym that suits your needs and an activity that interests you. Here are some places that we suggest to keep things fun and exciting.

Flywheel
With a focus on indoor cycling, Flywheel Sports offers unmatched performance technology, a supportive atmosphere, healthy competition, and highly trained instructors — all to help you achieve real results.  Flywheel Sports can be found in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Walnut Creek. All locations are equipped with bikes that integrate proprietary performance tracking technology, and are arranged stadium style to ensure every rider has an unobstructed view of the instructor. They also provide complimentary shoes, towels and lockers, making your total experience comfortable from the moment you walk in.

Bay Club
A club for the whole family- Bay Club is like an everyday resort that has the best of everything, and welcomes you to experience it in a laid-back setting. This unique modernized country club helps balances fitness, family, sport and hospitality to provide experiences that celebrate an active and vibrant lifestyle. With 12 plus locations across the Bay Area, you can certainly find one close to home. You can spend a whole day at one of their locations, lounging by the pool or by one of their fire pits after a good workout.

Athletic Playground
Athletic Playground describes themselves as a playful training space for movers of all kinds with over 100+ classes every week. They promote movement and playfulness of running, jumping, reaching, balancing, throwing, crawling, climbing, tumbling, vaulting, leaping, landing, flipping and turning. Check out their large selection of classes including Aerial, AcroYoga, Parkour, Monkey Conditioning, Handstands, Flexibility and Acrobatics.

 

Ranger TKD
What better way to stay healthy than to combine exercise with a skill?  Learn the art of taekwondo which incorporates the importance of physical fitness through intense circuit training into an detailed regimen of Olympic style taekwondo. Ranger Taekwondo values the development of muscles and agility of each student as they learn proper taekwondo skills and technique. They offer classes for both kids and adults 5 days a week in their Palo Alto gym.

Go Outdoors 

We are blessed with plenty of beautiful nature here in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have everything from tall mountains to the deep blue sea. Choose your view and take a short drive to explore a new area. Go outside and hike those calories away!

Redwoods

Redwood Regional Park- Oakland
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Sanborn Park- Saratoga
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Big Basin- Boulder Creek
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Waterfalls

Alamere Falls- Bolinas Falls
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Uvas Canyon Falls- Morgan Hill
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Ocean Views

Marin Headlands- Marin County
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Kirby Cove- San Francisco
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Hills

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