Long Beach fitness

Health and fitness are often an outdoor affair in Southern California. Whether you’re looking for yoga on the beach, bootcamp in the park, or even a rowing class on the water it’s all here. Of course, even though the weather is perfect in Long Beach, health classes can still be found in more traditional places. The city has indoor gyms and personal trainers, too. If you need a little fitness inspiration just keep reading…

Bring the Pets and Enjoy the Sales at 4th Street Retro Ramble and Pet Stroll

4th-street-retro-row Long Beach’s World-Famous Retro Row is giving one of its signature events a pet-friendly twist this month. On Saturday September 27, the street’s semi-annual Retro Ramble will become a “Sidewalk Sale with Wagging Tails,” welcoming animal friends of all kinds with special pet-themed vendors, services and events, including:

Spotlight On Business: Better Bodies Fitness

Chuck Chuckie Miller, Owner of Better Bodies Fitness EverythingLongBeach recently spoke with Chuckie Miller, Owner and Performance Specialist of Better Bodies Fitness Long Beach, via email. They talked about inspirations, challenges and what’s it’s like having a business in Bixby Knolls.

Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Receives $553,000 Grant For MacArthur Park Renovation

grant-money Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) has been awarded a $553,000 grant to renovate MacArthur Park, 1321 E Anaheim St. The funding comes from the California Department of Housing and Community Development Housing-Related Parks (HRP) grant program, which creates incentives and rewards local governments for building affordable housing to fund much-needed parks in their communities.  

Waste Management Teams With 2014 Long Beach ICB Marathon to Repurpose Running Shoes

wm-marathon-shoe-refurb Waste Management and The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon have teamed up to help runners transform lives by repurposing their old running shoes. In honor of the event’s 30th Anniversary on October 10 through 12, Waste Management will collect shoes from marathon runners in a reuse campaign to benefit the Long Beach Rescue Mission.

Reebok Spartan Race to Host Workout of the Day, August 3

Reebok Spartan Race provides the premier extreme obstacle course race experience in competitive organized sports. Reebok Spartan Race provides the premier extreme obstacle course race experience in competitive organized sports. Reebok Spartan Race is hosting a complimentary workout series entitled Workout of the Day (WOD) across America to help people prep for their respective upcoming Spartan Race events.

Beach Babe Bicycling Classic Rolls Again Sunday, July 13

beach-babe-bicycle-classic When southern California’s favorite all-female biking event, the Beach Babe Bicycling Classic once again takes to the streets, women can also take heart! The ride’s organizer, Noble Pursuit, has formed a dream team with the Center for Women’s Cardiac Health & Research, part of the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial, to promote awareness of heart disease as the leading health concern for women.

Great Health Results Achieved for those 50 and Over at CSULB

Photo courtesy of Feryswheel. Photo courtesy of Feryswheel. Adults age 50 and over who participated in a fitness program called Strength for Living at the LifeFit Center @ The Beach at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have experienced great health and fitness results, according to reports and testing of participants.

Groundbreaking Ceremony For Fitness Zone at 14th Street Park, March 27

14-street-park Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine and the Department of Public Works invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Fitness Zone at 14th Street Park, between Locust Avenue and Palmer Court, on Thursday, March 27 at 2 pm.

Recreation Fitness to Host Winter Games Competition at Whaley Park

rec-fitness-winter-games Recreation Fitness, Long Beach’s own “recess-based” outdoor fitness boot camp, is bringing its own version of the winter games to Whaley Park– and they want you to be part of the action.

New Basketball Court and Playground Open at Coolidge Park

coolidge-park The City of Long Beach celebrated the opening of a refurbished basketball court and a new playground at Coolidge Park, with some help from The California Endowment and the Los Angeles Clippers, whose basketball players provided clinics to neighborhood children.

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