Its a new year, which means millions of people have made the resolution to get healthy. Of course, there are a number of ways to do it but we are going to recommend you do it the Oakland way. 

Dancing at Somar Bar and Lounge


Situated in the heart of the up and coming Theater and Arts District, Somar is the perfect location to unwind after work or as a starting point for an evening out in Oakland's nightlife.


Jogging around Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt Running

The 3.1-mile path around this urban gem is a perfect spot to practice for your 5k, take a stroll with the kids, or let your dog chase some birds! 


Working out at The Queer Gym

They are the First and Only LGBTQ Gym in the nation! They are owned and managed by members of the LGBTQ community to serve members of the LGBTQ community. The Queer Gym is not only a gym but it is a place where people from all different backgrounds can come and feel accepted while they work to get a happier and healthier lifestyle with outgoing and supportive people!


Healthy Drink Choices at Mad Oak Bar & Yard

We know eventually on your road to being the healthiest person you can be, you are going to end up at a bar or club. Keep these drinks in mind to make sure you can get a little tipsy while watching your diet.

Vodka Soda

Gin and Whiskey

Red wine



Bloody Mary


Kayaking in The Oakland Estuary: CAL Canoe & Kayak

Paddlesports provide so many health benefits and outdoor experiences people of all abilities can incorporate into their lives. Cal Kayak will help you explore the joy and freedom of paddling and to equip you with the instruction and guidance you need to become the paddler you want to be, recreational, adventure, exploration or at the local, regional or national competitive levels.


Looking for different places to run in Oakland? See our Where To Run In Oakland Blog!


Brought to you by our Oakland Restaurant Week Sponsor:

Clove & Hoof- They are a neighborhood butchery and restaurant dedicated to using primarily whole animals raised responsibly. Go on in and order up their chops, roasts, special order cuts, sausage and charcuterie - all made in-house of course! They will be offering a full menu, great for dining in or taking out on the go.

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