Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:33 am
Did you know that anyone can take an online test or go to a one- to two-day workshop and consider themselves a personal trainer?
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 9:21 am
A concerted effort by Santa Monica City staff to raise fees for local outdoor fitness instructors was shut-down by City Council Tuesday, as the majority of council members agreed that such an increase was unnecessary.
Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 6:00 am
The Beachwood Canyon entrance of a trail that leads to a view of the Hollywood Sign will re-open to pedestrians on Monday, city Recreation and Parks officials announced today.
Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:31 am
Instigated by Santa Monica Recreation & Parks Commission a year ago, regulations to control fitness training in city parks have been put to the test throughout the year with most guidelines looking likely to stay for the next 12 months to come.
Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 12:25 pm
The 2XU Santa Monica RunFEST invited runners of all levels to participate in friendly competition and family fun at the Santa Monica Pier on Oct. 19. With different distances for every skill level and age group, the event inspired all runners to participate, but it also was a chance to give back to Santa Monica and Malibu schools’ sports programs and student athletes.
Posted Nov. 22, 2014, 9:33 am
Les Mills is teaming up with 24 Hour Fitness to open the world’s first permanent Immersive Fitness studio in Los Angeles.
Posted Nov. 8, 2014, 8:53 am
Santa Monica resident Mike Karpenko and renowned fitness trainer and Essentia Water hydration specialist, has launched his annual #EarnYourThanksgiving challenge.
Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 9:04 am
The 2XU Santa Monica RunFEST invites runners of all levels to participate in friendly competition and family fun at the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8 am.
Posted Oct. 10, 2014, 9:30 am
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presents its Wellbeing Festival featuring the Buy Local Marketplace on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11 am to 5 pm.
Posted Jun. 8, 2014, 9:05 am
Learn how to protect yourself and your family in one dynamic, fun hour at a free event later this month.
Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 9:13 am
It was a Monday. I woke up and looked in the mirror. Aaaaaahhhhh! I was turning into my Granny Annie – in the belly at least. I turned 50, and wham! Didn’t even see it coming. I rushed to squeeze on the Spanx. Oh-oh, even those were not helping much!
Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 11:39 am
Kenny Sanders’ sockless invention had casual beginnings: he thought of the concept one day wishing that there could be a solution for his distaste toward socks.
Posted Feb. 26, 2014, 9:02 am
I have to thank my former trainer, Adriane, for giving me the confidence to begin running for the first time at 50 years old. We started by running in a little circle in Palisades Park, then the circles got bigger, and then they turned into one mile and before I knew it, I was running three to five mile sessions with him. It was so fun!
Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 6:40 am
ROGA, a play on words that combines running and yoga, returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings starting today through the end of March.
Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 9:13 am
Tuesday – one hour of weight training. Thursday – three hours of Naam Yoga. Friday – one hour of weight training. Walk Zoey every day for at least a half-hour. I am finally incorporating exercise permanently into my life. One New Year’s resolution down – many others to go.
Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 8:38 am
As couples rhythmically twist, turn, and tango to Lorde’s “Royals” blasting as background music, an unexpected marriage between modern pop music and classic partner dance is created every time a lesson is taught within the walls of Santa Monica’s newly opened Arthur Murray Dance Center.
Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 8:31 am
Several months ago, I was at my weight trainer’s studio, finished with my workout, and ran into his next client. We exchanged a quick smile and a hello, and went about our day.
Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 9:30 am
The New Year is here and after indulging in all the holiday temptations, it’s time to start shedding those pounds. The best way to do it? With a diet that includes key power foods and exercise.
Posted Jan. 20, 2014, 9:25 am
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel will host a grand opening this Thursday, Jan. 23 for The Club by Lifeforce Performance.
Posted Jan. 6, 2014, 10:01 am
In celebration of Santa Monica's 2nd annual Eat Well Week, the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging the community to create customized "wellness pairing" experiences.
Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 9:11 am
He once portrayed the Incredible Hulk on television, an emotional response to a fugitive scientist who morphed from a human being to a powerful beast. That was from 1978 to 1982. Today, Lou Ferrigno lives in Santa Monica and is making a living by helping people peacefully find health without spending a lot of green.
Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 9:11 am
The City of Santa Monica will accept permit applications Dec. 2 through Dec. 16 for anyone seeking to conduct fitness or athletic instruction, classes, or camps for compensation -- financial or in exchange for goods or services -- in Santa Monica's public parks or at the beach.
Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 8:52 am
A Cardio Barre studio is now open in Santa Monica, offering high energy, no impact exercise classes that combine barre work and light weights to transform bodies and empower minds.
Posted Oct. 20, 2013, 6:00 am
Dear City Council, We are writing to express our extreme disappointment with the City Council’s provisional vote last week to adopt an ordinance that would allow commercial fitness instruction, classes and camps in Palisades Park. We regard commercialization of Palisades Park as a betrayal of the public trust.
Posted Oct. 19, 2013, 6:21 am
Dear City Council, The issue of regulating fitness training in Santa Monica city parks has been debated for more than a year, and last week the city council deliberated on an ordinance that would formalize that regulatory and permitting process.