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Santa Monica resident Rachel Paul had her yearlong weight loss journey chronicled on the ABC series 'Extreme Weight Loss' on Tuesday night.

News, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Woman Stars On ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" Episode

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 1:46 pm

Losing weight is a challenge that may seem unattainable to some people who set out on the task. However, it’s not entirely impossible, as shown by Santa Monica resident Rachel Paul, whose crucible in burning fat was chronicled in the ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” on Tuesday night.

Free outdoor workouts and health lessons return to Santa Monica Pier on Saturday for four weeks thanks to Lou Ferrigno and his daughter Shanna.

News, Health, Fitness, Santa Monica, Pier

Lou Ferrigno Returns Free Wellness Program To Santa Monica Pier

Posted Jul. 17, 2015, 9:32 am

Remember Lou Ferrigno as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk in the 1970s? The Santa Monica resident, along with his daughter and business partner Shanna, are teaming up with Santa Monica Pier to present a free four-week wellness program that begins this weekend.

Nina Mam of Santa Monica was announced the female grand prize winner in the Transformation Challenge.

News, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Woman Loses 21 Pounds, Gains $80,000

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:36 am

This January, kicked off its fifth annual Transformation Challenge. With the largest prize to date, the $200,000 contest attracted an astonishing 57,327 entrants from all around the world.

Show Up Fitness founder Chris Hitchko opened his Santa Monica personal training studio in October 2014.

News, Health, Fitness, Santa Monica

Winning The Week: How To Get Into Amazing Shape Without Changing Your Diet

Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 2:15 pm

How many times have you been told that cardio and proper diet will result in fat loss? What if I told you that you could lose fat without changing much of your diet, and not doing any cardio? I have four steps that will help you conquer fat loss goals without that dreadful word, “diet” and cardio.

PK Wellness offers a Karate for Kids program that helps boost a child’s confidence and enhances their physical strength and fitness.

News, Health, Business, Fitness, Santa Monica

PK Wellness’ Karate For Kids Encourages Growth, Success In Santa Monica

Posted May. 18, 2015, 1:45 pm

While PK Wellness Studio is known for its pairing of i-Lipo with a variety of intense fitness training options, a combination that has given their clients great results, it also offers programs that focus on children’s fitness and childhood development.

News, Fitness, Santa Monica

16,000 Runners Set For Sunday's Tinker Bell Half Marathon Through Disneyland

Posted May. 9, 2015, 9:29 am

A record field of 16,000 runners has entered Sunday's fourth annual Tinker Bell Half Marathon through the Disneyland Resort and streets of Anaheim, which is being held on Mother's Day for the first time.

Santa Monica Pier’s acclaimed children’s concert series 'Wake Up With The Waves' returns Saturday.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Fitness, Santa Monica, Pier

Wake Up With The Waves Returns To Santa Monica Pier This Saturday Morning

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:02 am

The acclaimed free children’s concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings, starting this weekend.

Show Up Fitness founder Chris Hitchko opened his Santa Monica personal training studio in October 2014.

News, Health, Fitness, Santa Monica

Show Up Fitness In Santa Monica Shows Clients How To Win The Week

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?

Fit4mom fitness operator Raisa Lilling is pleased with minimal changes to the constraints of operating training sessions at Palisades Park were minimal, including a decision to not increase current rates.

News, City Council, Fitness, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Outdoor Fitness Operators Catch A Break From Possible Rate Hike

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.

Latest Hollywood news.

News, Los Angeles, Fitness, Hollywood

Hollywood Sign Trail Entrance At Beachwood Canyon Reopened

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.

FIT4MOM is one of three large group fitness permit holders for Palisades Park.

News, Parks, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fitness Trainer Pilot Program To Continue, With Tweaks

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.

Video, Fitness, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica RunFEST Benefits Santa Monica-Malibu Schools

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.

Les Mills and 24 Hour Fitness will open the world’s first permanent IMMERSIVE FITNESS studio located within the 24 Hour Fitness Super-Sport club in Santa Monica.

News, Fitness, Santa Monica

High-Tech Immersive Fitness Studio Opens In Santa Monica At 24 Hour Fitness Today

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.

Mike Karpenko.

News, Health, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Trainer Hosts Earn Your Thanksgiving

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.

Health, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica

2XU Santa Monica RunFEST To Take Place This Sunday, Oct. 19

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.

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce returns its popular Wellbeing festival to a new venue this year: the Santa Monica Civic surface lot.

Life And Arts, Chamber Of Commerce, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Wellbeing Festival Featuring Buy Local Marketplace Sunday, Oct. 18

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.

Health, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica

Free Self-Defense Seminar At School Of Martial Arts On June 24

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.

Barbara Bishop, Columnist

Fitness, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Weekly Hot Flash: How To Burn That Big Belly

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!

The charcoal bamboo NotSock goes over the charcoal Footbed, then slips snug into the shoe.

Business, Fitness, Santa Monica

NotSocks Provides Solution To Going Sockless

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.

A look at the most common overuse injuries on women over 50, and what you can do about them.

Fitness, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

A Look At Overuse Injuries For Women Aged 50+

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!

Enjoy yoga at 9 am at the west end of the Santa Monica Pier on Saturdays over the next six weeks.

Health, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica, Pier

ROGA (Run + Yoga) Returns To The Santa Monica Pier On Saturdays For Six Weeks

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.

School of Martial Arts is located at 12113 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 201, Los Angeles.

Senior, Fitness, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

Punching, Kicking & Breaking Arms: Learning Self Defense In A Safe Place

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.

From left: Joel Rieck, Gabriela Young, Victor Mendoza, Maria Leon Martinez, and David Woodbury.

News, Business, Fitness, Santa Monica, Dance

Twist, Turn & Tango At Arthur Murray Dance Center In Santa Monica

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.

Barbara Bishop, Columnist

Fitness, Santa Monica, Columnist, Fashion, Hot Flash

Wear Make Up For Working Out Or Errands? I Say Yes!

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.

Health, Fitness, Santa Monica

Fitness Guru Offers Five Simple Tips For Getting Fit

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.

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