Health | Fitness

  • The Color Run raises domestic violence awareness as it returns to San Diego

    The Color Run raises domestic violence awareness as it returns to San Diego

    On Nov. 4, the Color Run 5k charity race returns to San Diego at SDCCU Stadium.  This year, the race is working with Break the the Silence Against Domestic Violence charity and is an event for both individual runners and teams of up to four people. Prior to the race, there will be activities like...

  • Extreme Sailing Series floats into San Diego for first time

    Extreme Sailing Series floats into San Diego for first time

    The Extreme Sailing Series is coming to San Diego for a four-day event, Oct. 19-22, where spectators can watch as some of the world's top sailors compete against one another racing in GC32 catamarans.  In its 11th season, the stadium racing series debuts Act 7 (of 8) of its global circuit in San...

  • San Diego's NASL soccer team unveils name

    San Diego's NASL soccer team unveils name

    San Diego's new professional soccer team has a name: 1904 FC. The FC stands for Football Club, a standard abbreviation for soccer teams around the world. The 1904 is not quite as obvious. It is not the year the city was established (San Diego was in 1769), or the year the club began like Germany's ...

  • Dating a football fan? Here's how to stay in the red zone

    Dating a football fan? Here's how to stay in the red zone

    Dating a football fan can be intimidating. Amongst talk of player stats, fantasy football picks, franchise tags and salary caps, conversations can be downright daunting. There are loads of lingo-driven words tossed around during the course of a football game, but no need to feel frustrated. Take...

  • Millennials are spending big on trendy places to sweat

    Millennials are spending big on trendy places to sweat

    Carla Zuniga is punching a heavy bag as if she were preparing for a title fight, although she's really a 35-year-old hair stylist doing her regular workout. Zuniga isn't sweating at some low-fee, big-box fitness chain. Prevail Boxing is a 1,500-square-foot studio in Los Angeles that charges $250...

  • Column Tijuana baseball a wild, winning adventure for Toros

    Column Tijuana baseball a wild, winning adventure for Toros

    Estadio Gasmart is a handsome baseball gem tucked along the sprawling city's winding climb up Cerro Colorado. It sprouts up between Concertina wire and  taco de pescado stands hugging crumbling curbs. At the last regular-season game, against Monterrey, fans of the Toros de Tijuana drained more...

  • Column Tattoo event shows the Chargers need more 'Fight'

    Column Tattoo event shows the Chargers need more 'Fight'

    It appeared to be one of the first Charger victories in their self-proclaimed "Fight for LA," a real live human being from the heart of Los Angeles who had decided to become a Charger fan. His name was Anthony Cabadas, and he had been standing for nearly three hours on a Sunset Boulevard sidewalk...

  • Supergirl Pro makes a splash in Oceanside

    Surf's up in Oceanside and women are ready to hit the waves. From July 28-30, the Paul Mitchell Neon Supergirl Pro will return to the Oceanside Pier for its 10th anniversary to showcase the best of women surfing. Expected competitors include 2016 Supergirl Pro Champion Coco Ho, three-time World...

  • Have a ball at Petco Park

    Have a ball at Petco Park

      Many fans seemingly go mad when a baseball comes into the stands at Petco Park. "There's something about a foul ball or a ball getting thrown up into the stands where it becomes a free-for-all," Padres manager Andy Green said. Adults elbow little kids out of the way. Fans tumble on top of the...

  • Sprint, swim and bike at the San Diego International Triathlon

    Sprint, swim and bike at the San Diego International Triathlon

    Lace up those sneakers, strap on that swimsuit and get ready to hit the pavement and water at the 35th annual San Diego International Triathlon, coursing through town on June 25. The triathlon is one of the longest standing triathlons in the country, offering multiple courses to choose from, including...

  • CycleBar is pedaling into Hillcrest

    CycleBar is pedaling into Hillcrest

    Hillcrest is already lively, but it's going to start spinning. On Thursday, June 8, CycleBar, a premium indoor cycling studio, will open that will surely leave customers "two tired." This unique athletic studio will "take participants through a 50-minute high energy ride" while their experience...

  • San Diego loses muscle in America's 'most fit' race

    Each year the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation rank the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country based on a variety of personal health factors. Physical activity and overall health among the city's population is taken into account when calculating each fitness score....

  • Event encourages people to bike to work

    Event encourages people to bike to work

    It's time to snap on your helmet and roll through the city during Bike to Work Day on May 18. Whether your commute is 5 or 50 minutes, there will be 100 pit stops through San Diego County to help encourage you along the way. The stops, which will be open from 6-9 a.m., will provide fun breaks for...

  • Encinitas runner finishes 'world's toughest foot race'

    Encinitas runner finishes 'world's toughest foot race'

    Three years ago, Encinitas software consultant Vivian Lee took up running as a hobby. By mid-October, she could join just 92 people in the world who've run marathons on all seven continents and at the North Pole. Last month, Lee, 46, completed the Marathon des Sables, which is billed as "the world's...

  • Sun salutations on the deck of the USS Midway

    Sun salutations on the deck of the USS Midway

    Yoga on the Midway is going ahead full throttle. The annual event, which will take place from 7-9 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 is in its fourth year and joins the Downtown San Diego Partnership with Scripps Health and Yoga One for a unique, free experience as part of the "Healthy Living in the City"...

  • Run and dance for a purpose at the Night Nation Run

    Run and dance for a purpose at the Night Nation Run

    Light may be at the end of the tunnel, but on April 15 light will envelop runners at the Night Nation Run. At the "world's first running music festival," participants will make their way through an illuminated racecourse while stopping at DJ stages along the way. After crossing the finish line,...

  • Boozy winners and losers of the 2017 Padres season

    Although the Padres' home opener isn't until Friday, Stone Brewing has already suffered a loss at Petco Park. The Escondido brewery's beer garden on the ballpark's fifth floor - a fixture since 2014 - is gone. In its place is Wonderland Ocean Pub, with a food and beer menu that does not include...

  • Work out (for free) on the streets of downtown

    Work out (for free) on the streets of downtown

    There's nothing quite like free to get you motivated to work out. From 8:30 a.m. to noon on April 1, head downtown where a block of B Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues) will play host to a variety of workouts, plus a live DJ and prize giveaways - all for free. This is the third installment...

  • Baseball season returns with a 2-day block party

    Baseball season returns with a 2-day block party

    It's time to root, root, root for the home team, again - baseball season is upon us, and the East Village Association is helping San Diegans kick it off druing the 7 th Annual East Village Opening Day Weekend Block Party. This year, the free, family-friendly Block Party is a two-day event, happening...

  • Run toward a sweet ending at the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

    Run toward a sweet ending at the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k

    Although chocolate and running do not usually go hand in hand, the unlikely duo is coming together on March 26 for the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. Beginning and ending at Petco Park, "America's Sweetest Race" invites runners of all levels to run along the downtown and Balboa Park course while collecting...

  • New trail unveiled near Lake Jennings

    New trail unveiled near Lake Jennings

    A single-track, dog-friendly, 0.8-mile trail called Helix Flume Trail recently opened near Lakeside. The El Monte County Park trail starts near the historic El Monte Pump Station along El Monte Road. It is steep with several switchbacks on the way up to sweeping views of Lake Jennings, El Cajon...

  • Paw Walk coming to botanic garden

    Paw Walk coming to botanic garden

    Dogs don't usually get to stroll around the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. But once a year, canines can explore the plant and tree sanctuary, which is normally off limits to pets. On Feb. 18, visitors can walk their pets through a 3-mile course during the fifth annual 5K Paw Walk...

  • Go long: Top places to watch Super Bowl LI

    Go long: Top places to watch Super Bowl LI

    Whether you're in it to watch the commercials, the halftime performance or the action on the field, these San Diego bars are where you need to be for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 5. Pacific Beach Moonshine Beach and Cerveza Jack's, Pacific Beach Super Bowl LI will be the inaugural bash for neighboring...

  • Go for the golf, stay for the fun at Farmers Insurance Open

    Go for the golf, stay for the fun at Farmers Insurance Open

    Sure, the primary goal of heading to a PGA golf tournament is to see some great shots on the green (and in the case of this year's Farmers Insurance Open, the goal is to see Tiger Woods as he returns to the course), but the event is so much more. Here's the rundown on this year's extracurricular...

  • Big top or bust? Learning the ropes at San Diego Circus Center's trapeze class

    Big top or bust? Learning the ropes at San Diego Circus Center's trapeze class

    Before you run away to join a San Diego Circus Center class, ask yourself the following questions: 1. Do I have the upper-body strength of an Olympic gymnast or Popeye? 2. Do I have the grace of a prima ballerina or a mermaid? 3. Do I have clothes that will stay put while I am hanging upside down?...

  • Attn. yogis: A festival of yoga is coming to Ocean Beach

    Attn. yogis: A festival of yoga is coming to Ocean Beach

      Calling all yogis and aspiring yogis! The beachfront, hippie town of Ocean Beach is hosting an epic festival of yoga you won't want to miss, spanning from  Friday, Jan. 27 to Monday, Jan. 30. Get ready to plank, pose, sweat and revive your soul with good vibes at your choice of over 100 different...

  • Sound off: Chargers are moving to LA, unveil new logo

    Sound off: Chargers are moving to LA, unveil new logo

    Well, it has finally happened - the Chargers officially announced this morning that they are headed to Los Angeles for the 2017 NFL season. And to boot, what's with the new logo? Is it just our opinion or could it be any less creative and look any more like the Dodgers logo. Don't count on San...

  • Golf in the dark with an LED-lit course on Jan. 14

    Golf in the dark with an LED-lit course on Jan. 14

    What's better than golfing on a beautiful day in San Diego? Not much (at least according to golf lovers), but this LED Golf Night has to be a close second. The experience, which takes place at the Loma Club in Liberty Station, offers golfers the chance to glow-and-golf, all in one. The event will...

  • 5 new San Diego fitness studios

    5 new San Diego fitness studios

    While we're all busy planning our attack on 2017 workout routines, a few new fitness studios have popped up to assist. Pure Indoor Cycling Opened in August of last year in Little Italy, Pure Indoor Cycling is San Diego's newest cycling studio with that sleek and hip vibe trending in America's most...

  • Fit Friday: Reclined figure four

    Fit Friday: Reclined figure four

    If your hips are feeling tight after a long week of exercise, lay down and give the figure four a go. This pose stretches out the external thigh, which in turn gives a focused stretch to the hips. This move helps to open your hip bones and loosen your hamstrings and quads. We highly recommend this...

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