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Fight to the Finish

Try your hand at Fightcamp Fit for a workout that combines strength training, cardio and recovery to achieve results. By Jessie Dax-Setkus   Two of the toughest parts of working out are finding the motivation to show up and conquering boredom when doing repetitive exercises (can anyone say dreadmill?). Luckily, there are...

Healing Hikes

Learn how to meditate while exploring everything that local nature trails have to offer. By Ashley Ryan   There’s something about being in nature that is inherently calming, but combine that with mindfulness exercises and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a tranquil experience. Meditating in Nature, a program dreamed up by Laguna...

Life’s a Beach

Hit the sand to learn volleyball basics this summer. By Jessie Dax-Setkus   Sunny summers and beach volleyball go together like peanut butter and jelly, and with plenty of warm weather and sandy coastlines, Orange County is the perfect place to experience this beloved sport. While beach volleyball can seem intimidating at...

Deep Blue Diversions

A guide to year-round water sports in Laguna Beach. By Ashley Breeding   While it’s unknown exactly when surfing started, Polynesian cave paintings dating to the 12th century show people riding waves. Then, in 1778, Capt. James Cook became the first European to see people surfing in the Hawaiian Islands. Eventually, the...

Om on the Ocean

Find your flow with SUP yoga sessions off the Laguna coast or other destinations. By Sharon Stello   People often go to the ocean for its calming effect, watching the waves roll in and out, feeling the sea breeze and the sand between their toes. But the big blue also provides an...

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...