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Pulling the Punches

Better Life Boxing hosts classes for seniors in downtown Laguna Beach. By Jessie Dax-Setkus   While there are plenty of things you may feel too old to do, boxing should not be one of them. Wander down to the Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Senior Center, where you can sign up...

Winter Skin Saviors

Local professionals reveal how to soothe dry skin this season and renew your radiance. By Elycia Rubin   While Southern California is revered for its predominantly sunny skies, winter does bring brushes of brisk weather. The cooler temperatures offer plenty of satisfying perks, such as indulgent creamy hot beverages, plush cashmere sweaters...

Five to Try

Fitness experts shake things up with new approaches to keep clients moving—and healthy—through the pandemic. By Ashley Breeding   Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Laguna Beach businesses continue to reinvent the way residents dine out, shop and connect—after all, the key to survival is adaptability (and, in this case, maybe...

Gut Check

Studies show that overall health—from immune function to mental well-being—begins with our microbiome. By Elycia Rubin   The old adage that we “are what we eat” originated with French lawyer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who coined the term in 1825 in his book, “Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante,” or “Physiology...

Getting the Gold

Laguna sisters Makenzie and Aria Fischer helped the U.S. women’s water polo team to a win at the Tokyo Olympics. By Sharon Stello   Sisters Makenzie and Aria Fischer have had their Olympic dreams realized not once but twice in the sport of water polo. And they did it together as both...

Focus and Fitness

At Laguna Beach Dojo, students come for exercise, but leave with irreplaceable skills. By Sharael Kolberg   Jeff Kash, owner of Laguna Beach Dojo, has been teaching mixed martial arts to a variety of ages and skill levels for nearly 20 years. A football injury in high school led him to physical...

A Haven of Health

Find both inner and outer strength at former bodybuilder Haven Schulz’s new fitness studio. By Sharael Kolberg   Having grown up with parents who were bodybuilders, health and fitness was just a part of life for Haven Schulz. With a home gym, Schulz would lift weights with her dad for fun when...

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...