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Redefining Fitness

Mix up your Pilates routine with local trainer Jenna Leamy on her XFormer machines, which offer a high-intensity, low-impact, full-body, resistance-based workout. By Sharael Kolberg   When Jenna Leamy moved to Laguna Beach last spring, she was looking for the type of resistance training program that she was used to doing on...

Wild Waves

Local eFoiler Dave Shipp offers a glimpse into the rare, up-and-coming water sport. By Ashley Ryan   There’s a new luxury water sport gaining popularity across Southern California—though you may not have heard of it yet: eFoiling has already been around for a few years, but it has flown somewhat under the...

Rolling on the Green

Started only four years after the city was incorporated, the Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. By Sharon Stello   When jogging through Heisler Park in 1989, Michael Iannotti glanced over a white fence and noticed people rolling balls on the greens, which were normally empty when...

2018: Pedal Power

Known for its active culture, Laguna Beach has been home to mountain bikers—world-class and beginners alike—for decades. By Larry Urish If you live in Laguna Beach, you’ve surely seen that outdoor basketball court located on Main Beach, mere feet from the Pacific. Just for kicks, picture LeBron James, Michael Jordan and...

2011: Surfing Brooks

A true hometown event, the Brooks Street Surfing Classic is hailed as the world's longest-running surf competition. By Chad Nelsen It’s Saturday morning at 6 a.m., and Brandy Faber is standing on the overlook above Brooks Street, coffee in hand and eyes fixed on the bubbling reef off shore. The first...

2008: Boardroom Insights

For 32 years, pioneering Victoria Skimboards has ridden the wave of success and will continue to lead the charge as long as there are skimboarders who love the sport as much as they do. By Vicki Hogue-Davies Raised by a mother who learned to surf under the tutelage of legendary surfer...

Into the Big Blue

Scott Zornig, co-founder of Laguna Beach Open Water Swimming, details the many benefits of exercising in the ocean as a group. By Ashley Ryan   Lap swimming in a pool can be monotonous—just ask Scott Zornig, who co-founded Laguna Beach Open Water Swimming in 1987, along with Mike Trudeau and the late...

Take a Hike

These picturesque trails serve as the perfect outdoor gym for all fitness levels this spring. By Jessie Dax-Setkus   For fitness enthusiasts, getting a good workout in is a highlight of any day. But with all of the uncertainty that has developed since the start of the pandemic, and the repeated closures...

Low-Impact Lessons

Exercise options abound for seniors and others with joint problems to stay fit without stressing knees, hips and ankles. By Sharon Stello   With upbeat ’80s music pumping from a boombox, Leslie Davis leads her class in a series of stretches and strengthening moves. Since the class is taking place during a...

Simulating a Spa Day

Enjoy the benefits of these relaxing experiences in the comfort of your own home. By Ashley Ryan   With so much uncertainty in the world right now, getting rid of tension and diving into relaxation should be at the forefront of our to-do lists. But with repeated spa closures due to pandemic-related...