SweatCon Is Bringing the Heat to San Francisco in October

Photo courtesy of SweatCon Rally

Photo courtesy of SweatCon Rally

Fitness festivals have become part of life in San Francisco, with events like Wanderlust and City FitFest taking over the Bay Area. Next month, SweatCon Rally will join that list with an all-day exercise crawl on Sunday, October 6.

Most of the multi-workout festivals that have passed through town adhere to the same formula: congregate in a common space, and bring in instructors from popular studios like SoulCycle or the TRX Training Center to teach an outdoor class in that common space. SweatCon is different. The event will include multiple neighborhood tracks so participants can take classes in actual studios rather than a common space. That means you have to travel between studios, but you also get to immerse yourself in each studio’s workout experience with the full array of equipment, lighting, and sound. Because, let’s be honest, there’s a difference between taking a Barry’s Bootcamp class with the treadmills and weights in the Red Room and an outdoor bootcamp with minimum equipment like booty bands.

That distinction is intentional. SweatCon produced by fitness review site Sweat Concierge, which aims to give readers insight into the local fitness scene. SweatCon Rally will offer participants the chance to try out 2-3 workouts in specific neighborhood—plus the usual festival add-ons like beauty treatments, kombucha, and parties—for $75.

The day will start with a check-in party at Fort Mason from 10 am-1 pm with a GLAMSQUAD Braid Bar, the Brew Dr. Kombucha Bar, a Project Juice Juice and Smoothie Bar, an Under Armour Experience, the MINDBODY Photo Booth, and Blue Stone Lane coffee. Next, it’s onto the fitness tracks, when the crowd will disperse to SoMa, FiDi, Cow Hollow, the Marina, and the Mission. Participating studios include Flywheel Sports, SoulCycle, Barry's Bootcamp, CorePower Yoga, The Assembly, 305 Fitness, Love Story Yoga, Uforia Studio, Orangetheory Fitness, Pure Barre, MNTSTUDIO, Basecamp Fitness, and Dryft.

You must purchase tickets for the specific track you want to take, so sign up early to guarantee your spot in the track of your choice. (All the tracks are detailed on the SweatCon website.) Tickets for SweatCon Rally are $75 and available now.