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August 13, 1991
We would all benefit if George Bush put less effort into maintaining his personal physical fitness--and more into improving our nation's fiscal fitness. ALICE STARY, Santa Maria
April 25, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
The Honda Fit was easily the best subcompact on the market - great fun to drive and a deft mix of efficiency, interior space and value. Then Honda discovered that fun doesn't sell. The newly redesigned 2015 Fit is still spacious, frugal and smartly engineered. But Honda - tired of seeing Fit sales lag behind those of the Chevy Sonic, Ford Fiesta and Hyundai Accent - has sucked out all the joy from the car's handling. PHOTOS: 2015 Honda Fit Honda's third generation of this four-door hatchback, marked as a 2015 model, started showing up in dealerships this month.
February 21, 2014 | By Rene Lynch
Fitness trackers are all the rage. But how to choose one? First off, know what you're looking for. Fitness trackers and pedometers are great for walkers and runners but not as adept if, say, you're a swimmer or cyclist. And if you are not a gadget geek, save yourself the grief and go for a simple model. Shop around, read reviews and ask friends for recommendations. In the meantime, here are two of our go-to devices: The One: This model from Fitbit tracks steps, stairs, sleep and more.
April 22, 2014 | By Andrea Chang and Tiffany Hsu
Wearable fitness trackers are in survival-of-the-fittest mode. Touted as the next big thing in technology, wearable tech has spawned a dizzying array of Internet-connected wristwatches and head-mounted devices. Leading the fledgling industry are fitness gadgets that count steps taken, calories burned and other measurements of activity. But in racing to meet the hype, many companies may have outpaced demand and rushed out products too soon. Nike said Monday that it plans to lay off a small number of employees who work on its line of FuelBand fitness accessories to "align resources with business priorities," signaling that the sporting equipment giant is scaling back its wearable hardware efforts.
June 9, 2012 | By James S. Fell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
When your dad, Bob Lee, has played in the Super Bowl - twice - there is a familial expectation that you'll be athletic. Jenna Lee is the youngest anchor in cable news networks, and her show "Happening Now" for Fox News often runs her ragged and creates chaos for her schedule, especially during an election year. But Lee manages, often exercising alongside her former Navy SEAL husband. And even though her husband is a qualified trainer, she doesn't like it when he directly coaches her on what to do. (As a guy married to a strong-willed black belt, I can relate to how her husband must feel.
August 20, 2004
Re "Little League's Losing Streak," editorial, Aug. 17: Among the many cited Little League alternatives for physical activity available to kids, you failed to mention one that has been around since long before Little League, Pop Warner, AYSO and all the rest: Boy Scouts. Scouts get to do canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, backpacking and many other fitness-related activities. In these activities, "everybody plays" all the time. Almost all organized youth sports programs (even soccer)
October 16, 2010
Cincinnati Bengals player Terrell Owens' life hasn't exactly been private over the past few years. But those who've followed his personal ups and downs might be less familiar with the athlete's unwavering dedication to his sport, his fitness and his physical health. "I've been in the game for 15 years now," he said, speaking at "Conversations on Beauty, Health & Wellness," Saturday's daylong event sponsored by LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine. "I have to motivate and push myself at all times.
January 3, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Put away the eggnog and break out the sneakers ? it's New Year's resolution time, and no doubt millions have made the pledge to get fit. Many of them will join a gym only to find they're bored with the monotony of cardio equipment and weight training routines. But exercise shouldn't be drudgery. Plenty of pleasurable activities deliver a legitimate workout without the hamster-on-a-wheel feeling. Surfing, kayaking, ballroom dancing, trail running and self-defense classes are just a few ways to avoid a fitness rut or supplement a regular gym workout.
April 6, 2013 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
If you were trying to conjure up a perfect group cardio workout, it just might look like one of the classes at ElliptiFit. Classes at the boutique fitness studio in Los Angeles offer a low-impact, full-body workout. There's upbeat music. Individualized instruction. It's all over in a brisk 45 minutes. And, best of all, classes take place under low lights, so you don't have to worry about sticking out like a sore thumb if you've never seen an elliptical machine before, much less danced with one. ElliptiFit is the brainchild of owner and head fitness instructor Annette Comerchero, who says her goal was "the best possible workout you can get, in the shortest amount of time possible, having the most fun. " Check, check and check.
August 9, 2010 | By Roy M. Wallack, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Riding a golf cart is so old-school. Golfers are interested in fitness like never before — with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and other top players working out to play better and physical conditioning increasingly recognized as a performance enhancer. The modern fit golfer enthusiastically walks the course and works on strength, aerobics and core with golf-specific fitness products. Those featured here were reviewed with the help of several serious sandbaggers. Walk, don't ride Sun Mountain Zero-G bag: Freestanding club bag with backpack-style shoulder straps and hip belt designed for fatigue-free walking all day. Likes: Works perfectly, keeping you out of the cart and on foot with little fatigue.
April 21, 2014 | By Lalita Clozel
WASHINGTON -- Instead of chocolate and candy baskets, the horde of children who gathered Monday on the Sou th Lawn for the White House's Easter Egg Roll got an Eggtivity Zone and a Yoga Garden. To mark the 136th annual Easter event, First Lady Michelle Obama threw in some exercise stations and healthy eating tips along with the traditional fun and games, which included egg-rolling races and storytelling. Speaking from the Truman balcony alongside President Obama and the Easter Bunny, the First Lady said this year's theme, “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” was an “issue that is near and dear to my heart.” “We want our kids to be the healthiest and the strongest they can be, so they can do well in school and live up to all of their God-given potential,” she said.
April 20, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
College football recruiters have their GPS devices powered on as they begin visiting high schools to evaluate players over the next month. Let me provide a few suggestions on players who have been overlooked so far. Maybe they don't fit a height-weight requirement. Maybe they were injured last season. Maybe they don't participate in seven-on-seven all-star passing tournaments. Maybe they play multiple sports. Whatever the reason for not receiving early buzz, these players will be standouts in the fall, and it's far more relevant how someone performs in a real game compared with how they look running around a red cone.
April 19, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
An uncomfortable design, a steep price and a lack of features make Samsung's Gear Fit a device users should avoid. Along with two new smartwatches, the Gear Fit is one of three wearable gadgets Samsung began selling this month. The device is designed for owners to keep track of their health and fitness while also being able to check for any notifications they receive on their Samsung smartphones. At $199, the Gear Fit is one of the priciest fitness wearable devices. For the price, the Gear Fit, unlike its rivals, comes with a heart rate sensor -- the key feature to the device.
April 18, 2014 | By Rene Lynch
You can sculpt your triceps and strengthen your core with one simple exercise: dip kicks, says fitness expert Lacey Stone, who uses it on her Extreme Bootcamp app for iPhone and iPad. What it does Supporting yourself on your arms in this move strengthens your triceps, while your core muscles are engaged and helping you stabilize. Your glutes also get a bit of work from the kicks. What to do Start out by sitting on your mat with bent legs and weight resting on slightly bent arms behind you, fingers facing your body.
April 15, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google has applied for a patent that details a way to fit a camera into a contact lens. The patent has to do with the tech giant's smart contact lens project, which was first announced earlier this year . By fitting a camera into a contact lens, users could process all kinds of data that could then be relayed to a connected smartphone. The patent, which was reported by Patent Bolt , outlines a way that Google could fit a camera into a contact lens without drastically increasing its thickness.
April 12, 2014 | Rene Lynch
Hers is the Cinderella story of the fitness world. At age 40, Tosca Reno says she was nearly 80 pounds overweight, depressed and clinging to a bad marriage because, as a stay-at-home mother, she feared she couldn't raise her three young girls on her own. Today, at 53, she is one of the most recognized celebrities in the fitness world -- and not only because she recently posed for the cover of Oxygen magazine in a blue bikini that showed off...
July 6, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Tracy Anderson added to her fitness empire of studios, workout DVDs and other products when she and her business partner, Gwyneth Paltrow, opened the serene, members-only Tracy Anderson Studio in Brentwood in April. Anderson, one of the best-known fitness instructors, grew up dancing and hoped to become a professional. But she gained 35 pounds when she moved to New York to study and turned to fitness -- which became her career. Tell me what people should consider when they're deciding where to work out. They need to make sure that it is attainable in their lifestyle, not for a short period of time, so I always tell people they need an at-home option and a destination option.
February 27, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Red Mountain Resort in Ivins, Utah, racked up awards for top spa last year among readers of Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. It's an all-inclusive fitness hotel on 55 acres about a half hour away from St. George. The deal: The all-inclusive Spring Anticipation package comes with three meals daily, guided morning walks, unlimited fitness classes, free Wi-Fi, healthy cooking demonstrations and access to pools, bicycles and workout studios. It's a great way to stay active while unwinding in this red-rock retreat with 82 rooms and 24 suites.
April 10, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Gear Fit will make their U.S. debuts on Friday.  The GS5 is the latest version of Samsung's flagship phone, while the Gear Fit is a brand new product aimed at consumers who are interested in tracking their fitness. Join The Times' Michelle Maltais and me as we unbox the two new gadgets at 3:30 p.m. PDT. Post any questions you may have about the devices in our comments or tweet them to us. LIVE DISCUSSION: Join us at 3:30 p.m. PDT as we unbox Samsung's new devices The GS5 features a 5.1-inch full 1080p HD display, a 16-megapixel camera, runs Android 4.4 KitKat and uses a 2.5-gigahertz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.
April 10, 2014 | By Alana Semuels, Richard Simon and Tina Susman
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A teenager charged in a high school stabbing rampage "just doesn't fit the mold" of someone who could be harboring such rage, his lawyer said Thursday as the boy's classmates fought to recover from life-threatening wounds and thanked the friends who came to their aid. At a hospital news conference, one of the wounded, Brett Hurt, summed up the actions of his friend Gracey Evans, who was with him Wednesday as the assailant plunged...
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