The OPEN Daily : Health & Fitness

Recent Rainfall Spurs Advisory For LA County Beaches Through Tuesday

December 26, 2016 at 10:39 am

LOS ANGELES ( — Authorities say that residents planning on visiting beaches in Los Angeles County should exercise caution when swimming in ocean waters. That’s because the recent rainfall may have resulted in bacteria, debris, and trash entering the ocean waters through storm drains, creeks, and rivers, public health officials said. To that end, the Los […]

Modelfit is the Latest Workout Trend to Hit L.A.

December 8, 2016 at 2:28 pm

This class is dumb, you think. Lady Gaga’s “Do What U Want” fills your ears
as 15 women and two other dudes attempt one-legged mini squats at modelFIT, a boutique fitness studio in New York that recently opened an outlet on West 3rd Street (next door to Sweetgreen—bonus). The instructor walks around, tweaking students’ postures. (“Bend […]

Good Taste Santa Monica: I Wonder If It Comes In A Pod? Rare Coffee Brews In Santa Monica

December 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

By Barbara Bishop I met few business associates at a very low-key coffee/tea shop the other day in Santa Monica. It’s right next to the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. I was the first one there, and grabbed a place in the back of the smallish area, complete with wood tables, wireless access and strewn-about tables […]

Adidas by Stella McCartney hosts a virtual triathlon – and some sandbox yoga – in Culver City

November 4, 2016 at 9:04 am

One way to emphasize the technical capabilities of workout wear is with an actual workout. And that’s exactly what was going on in a Culver City studio space Wednesday morning as Adidas and Stella McCartney launched the spring/summer 2017 collection, the latest under their long-running collaboration. … Continue reading: – Arts&Culture

Aga Khan Foundation to host 22nd Annual Walk and new 5K Run in Santa Monica on Saturday, November 13

November 2, 2016 at 6:17 pm

The Aga Khan Foundation will host its 22nd annual Walk and new 5-kilometer Run on Saturday, November 13 at the Santa Monica Pier.  The walk is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) which raises awareness and funds to help those living in extreme poverty around the world. Scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Walk […]

Not a good day for swimming! Rain brings bacteria into ocean

October 24, 2016 at 3:17 pm

In response to the overnight rain, Los Angeles County health officials Monday again issued a customary warning for swimmers and surfers to use caution in the ocean water near storm drains, creeks and rivers. Health officials noted that rain runoff can carry debris and bacteria into the ocean, making conditions particularly treacherous for people entering […]

Walkers take to the streets of Santa Monica to fight suicide

October 17, 2016 at 1:02 am

More than 1,400 people are expected to take part Saturday in the Greater Los Angeles Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Santa Monica, hosted by the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s local and national education and advocacy programs and its […]

Thousands gather in downtown L.A. for CicLAvia bike festival

October 16, 2016 at 11:37 pm

Thousands of cyclists, skaters and walkers are gathering in downtown Los Angeles today for the 19th CicLAvia, a recurring street festival that celebrates nonvehicular forms of transit.  Attendees are traversing a 5.75-mile car-free route that starts in MacArthur Park, stretches along Broadway in… Continue reading: – Arts&Culture

Doing two-move exercises provides best results, expert says

October 14, 2016 at 10:55 pm

Performing three exercises that use just two moves and a “freeze” technique will help you get a quick and efficient workout. Continue reading: Los Angeles News | Los Angeles Weather and Traffic

Santa Monica calls for Car Free Fridays to encourage transit, walking, biking

October 6, 2016 at 8:11 pm

It’s never been easier to get around without a car in Santa Monica, now that there’s the new Expo Line extension, pedestrian improvements, Big Blue Bus service and a shiny new bike-share system. So the city is taking a challenge to the streets, asking those who live, work and play in the beach city to […]

30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon Dominates Western Malibu Over Weekend

September 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

The “30th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox” event took place at Zuma Beach and beyond last weekend, an athletic event with over 5,000 participants who came from around the country to compete in a grueling race that included ocean swimming, biking and running.  While heat was a factor in the rest of LA, […]

Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd. to host LA’s first “Fitness Crawl”

September 21, 2016 at 7:49 pm

The Pico Improvement Organization is producing the first Fitness Crawl in the LA area.  Sixteen fitness businesses along 2.5 miles of Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd. will hold 10-minute workouts, every 20 minutes on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 8AM – 11AM. All Crawlers will receive a free gift bag and giveaways.  Tickets are $5. Crawlers will […]