March 29, 1993 |
CENTER STAGE: Instructors Linda McHugh of Sports Club Irvine and Susan Foley of San Juan Capistrano Family Fitness recently released an aerobics video titled "High! Low! and Step to Go!". . . . It's sold through instructor journals and at fitness conventions internationally. "Orange County has really good talent, but it doesn't always get seen, because it's overshadowed by L.A.," McHugh said.
July 12, 2010 |
You've walked past it. If you're a tourist, you probably snapped a picture — if you're a native, you almost definitely haven't. No matter what, chances are you got an incomplete idea of what goes on at the Venice Beach Weight Pen. The weight pen, a small, open-air weightlifting gym more commonly known as the "pit" is, perhaps, the most important fitness landmark in a city renowned for the fitness of its inhabitants. It is also a fairly intimidating-looking place to the uninitiated.
January 6, 2008
Re "Outdoor gyms aim to reduce health woes," Dec. 28 Los Angeles County is heading in the right direction by installing outdoor fitness centers at some parks. Because the centers are too costly to put in all parks, the county ought to consider the outdoor gymnastic apparatus that the city of Los Angeles has had in most of its parks for 60 years. They are much cheaper, require less maintenance and are used by many adults to develop a high level of fitness or learn and maintain basic gymnastic skills.
June 16, 1995
It's about time someone paid attention to the fact that eating disorders are not just a feminine issue "Silence and Guilt," (May 23). As a personal trainer/fitness consultant for the past 15 years, and a marriage, family, child therapist intern for the past three years, I have witnessed the effects of eating disorders that run rampant throughout the lives of men and women alike. People need to know that they are not alone and they can get help. Of equal importance is for the fitness professional to be aware of the signs of someone who is in trouble--both physical and verbal cues.
November 15, 2002
What does Steve Lopez have against Arnold Schwarzenegger? In his Nov. 8 column, "Will Conan the Republican Come to the State's Rescue?" he describes Schwarzenegger as having "no experience and no known political positions." With a minimum of research one can discover that, since 1979, Schwarzenegger has served as the weight-training coach for the Special Olympics; he served as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness (his mission being to improve fitness for American children, to increase parental involvement in their children's fitness and to promote community-based fitness programs)
August 9, 2013 |
The Health section of the Los Angeles Times is determined to help you reach your 2013 health and fitness goals via our #LATFit social media campaign. Friday morning, we're joined by "The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince, who has a fitness tip that just might get you bouncing out of bed each morning to get in a workout: Work out with your dog. Pet obesity is on the rise in the U.S. In fact, obesity has increased by 37% in dogs, and a whopping 90% in cats in the past five years, according to a State of Pet Health Report issued by Banfield Pet Hospital, which operates over 800 clinics nationwide.