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Get ready to sweat: 6 new high-end fitness centers are coming to Berkeley

An example of one of Cyclebar's "theaters." Photo: CycleBar
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Berkeley residents are about to get a lot more fit. Or at least have more opportunities to do so.

Four high-end sports facilities will be opening their doors this fall, as will a smaller boutique gym. A fifth national brand hopes to open in Berkeley in 2017.

The five, CycleBar, EquinoxCity Sports Club, Soul Cycle and Orange Fitness are all connected to national or regional franchises that promote state-of-the-art workout equipment, classes set to the latest music, videos, flashing lights and more. Bōld is a father-daughter venture that will feature Pilates equipment and the Lagree training method.

CYCLEBAR  The first to launch will be CycleBar, an indoor bike spinning center, which will open in October at 1929 University Ave., the site of the old Fred’s Market. CycleBar is one of a number of national spinning franchises with cult-like followings (Soul Cycle and Flywheel are others), and is growing at a rapid rate. The company, created by siblings Alex Klemmer and Bill Pryor, started in Boston in 2004. The duo started licensing CycleBar franchises in January 2015 and expect to have about 300 fitness facilities around the country by the end of 2016. … Continue reading »

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.14.16

Wurster Hall by Film&PhotoArchivist

Wurster Hall by Film&PhotoArchivist

Cal enforces anti-chalking policy on activist messages (Daily Cal)
Aurora Theatre revives ‘Dear Master‘ (East Bay Express)
Some changes to Berkeley cafés (Daily Cal)
This Berkeley Hills dream house is everything we have ever wanted (7×7)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.07.16

At Cesar Chavez Park by Mohan Ajmani

At Cesar Chavez Park by Mohan Ajmani

An update on sexual harassment and violence prevention (UC Berkeley)
Berkeley City Council’s 8-week recess raises concerns (Daily Cal)
With Agrodolce, a family delves deeper into Sicily’s cuisine (SF Chronicle)
Solano Stroll, area’s largest street festival, returns Sept. 11 (East Bay Times)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.06.16

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.02.16

Ninth Street by David Gould

Public library board chooses new director (Daily Cal)
Three campus students appointed to Berkeley commissions (Daily Cal)
Berkeley team traces travels of John Muir (ABC 7)
Berkeley Police issued record number of alcohol-related citations (Daily Cal)
Saha relocating from San Francisco to Berkeley (East Drink Play)
Former City Council member Gilda Feller dies at 96 (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 09.01.16

Classic Beetle by Melinda Stuart

Classic Beetle by Melinda Stuart

Senator Barbara Boxer is donating her papers to UC Berkeley (LA Times)
Berkeley unveils updates to bicycle plan (Daily Cal)
SF and Berkeley tie for last in home affordability national survey  (SF Gate)
Judge hears challenge to downtown high rise project (East Bay Times)
A sneak 360-degree peak inside Aduro’s new science building (SF Business Times)
Lawmakers pass bill linked to Berkeley balcony collapse (SF Gate)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.31.16

San Francisco as viewed from the foot bridge @ Aquatic Park by James Woodruff

San Francisco as viewed from the foot bridge @ Aquatic Park by James Woodruff

Coming up this fall – arts, authors, visual expression (UCB News)
Low-cost trauma unit to open Thursday (Daily Cal)
Berkeley Boogie concert to include Joy of Cooking, Country Joe (East Bay Times)
Self-identified ‘fat-trans man’ protests nude Trump statue (Express)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.30.16

The ceiling of the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab. Photo: Emilie Raguso

The ceiling of the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab. Photo: Emilie Raguso

Library critics protest that new director hired without public input (East Bay Times)
Berkeley unemployment rate among lowest in state (Daily Cal)
$15K reward offered for information regarding slaying (Mercury News)
Historic fountain marks 20th re-birthday (East Bay Times)
Mayoral candidate sues city alleging misleading ballot language (Daily Cal)

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The Berkeley Wire: 08.29.16

From the back of the Seabreeze, Berkeley Marina by Kevin Hobbs

From the back of the Seabreeze, Berkeley Marina by Kevin Hobbs

Grads aim to elevate entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley (Forbes)
Pacific School of Religion, not-for-profit, to construct senior housing (Daily Cal)
Campus phone lines back up after outage (UCB News)
Formal passage of minimum wage hike delayed two days (East Bay Times)
Canopy names 9 cannabis start-ups in accelerator program (New Cannabis Ventures)

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