.Readers Say the Darndest Things: Sports and Leisure

Best Bike Ride
Crockett Hills
THE VERY BEST MOUNTAIN BIKING in the East Bay. — Michael Mejia

South Park Drive in Tilden Park
Body-breaking — TxAt

Best Boot Camp
Balanced Fitness for Moms
Tiffany is the BOMB!!! — Alexis Garrehy

ProAction Athletics
This is the best boot camp EVER! Sarah is the best instructor I’ve ever had in my life. 🙂 — Ashley Westfall

Best Fitness Instructor
Chris Meyer of Grassroots CrossFit
Best motivator in town. — Robert Justin Sutton

Best Gym
CrossFit Power Grid
I can’t recommend this enough. Everyone should at least try one class here. Not what you expect from a warehouse in West Oakland. — David Tolioupov

Urban Fitness Oakland
Exercise is hard (if you’re doing it right), but this place makes it fun. Great trainers, fun vibe, super-supportive community, and some serious results. Awesome. — Will Belew

Best Park
Mosswood Park
My park. — Eileen Barrett

Best Place to Run
Lake Merritt
The perfect 5K! — Jiz Lee

Best Place to Swim
Temescal Pool
Outdoors! No chlorine! — Helen Whitkin

Best Yoga Studio
The Yoga Room
Founded in 1977, the first yoga studio in Berkeley, and still is the best one. — Ann DeRosa

Most Unusual Athletic Event
Ecstatic Dance
Sweat it out Wednesdays and Sundays with the sexy soulful dance community. — femily

Pain & Champagne
An hour of workout followed by mimosas. Only at The Perfect Sidekick! — MABs

Unicycle Basketball
There is a group of unicyclists who occasionally play basketball (on their unicycles) at Strawberry Creek Park in Berkeley — Timothy Craven


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