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July 19, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
When the weather turns warm, ditch the gym and take the workout outside. Parks, beaches, hiking trails and even urban landscapes offer great opportunities to tax the cardiovascular system and strengthen muscles. Here are some tips for making the most out of training outdoors: At the beach: Use the sand. Wet or dry, it adds resistance when you're running, walking or otherwise exercising, making the cardiovascular system work harder. And of course, you could always go for a swim.
April 18, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Here are some ideas for a more sustainable workout - for you and, perhaps, the planet. Walk. No equipment, no driving, no gym. If you're more ambitious, run. No more disposable water bottles. Or paper towels. Go old-school, with push-ups, jumping jacks and other exercises or yoga routines you can do at home. Try grown-up playgrounds. Some city parks have "fitness zones," with outdoor gym equipment. There's one set in La Cienega Park, at the corner of La Cienega and Olympic boulevards, with kids' equipment nearby.
April 11, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- The last time Floyd Mayweather Sr. entered his son's gym, the ensuing exit exposed the toxic layer that lies just beneath the surface of their turbulent relationship. The champion boxer effectively booted his father from the gym, barking, “Get out of our way!” amid a barrage of swear words and insults to senior's skills as a boxing trainer. On Tuesday they reunited, sharing a brief embrace as unbeaten Mayweather Jr. trained with his uncle and Floyd Sr.'s brother, Roger, for his May 5 super-welterweight title fight against Miguel Cotto May 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
April 3, 2014 | By Edgar Thompson
ARLINGTON, Texas  - Tipoff at Mississippi was set for 11 a.m. It was not early enough for Florida shooting guard Michael Frazier II. While his teammates were sleeping before the Southeastern Conference game in February, Frazier was on the court at 6:45 a.m. Shot after shot, he searched for his rhythm. It is a never-ending pursuit for Frazier, and one reason he is the best three-point shooter in the Final Four. Florida plays Connecticut on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. "We have to get back and locate and identify where Michael Frazier is at all times," Connecticut Coach Kevin Ollie said Thursday.
May 7, 2012 | By Nardine Saad
Mila Kunis' stalker appears to be violating his stay-away order. The man in question, Stuart Dunn, is being evaluated in a mental facility and could face possible jail time, TMZ reported Monday. He was detained Friday after allegedly showing up at Kunis' Los Angeles gym for the third day in a row. Dunn was arrested last January after allegedly burglarizing the " Jupiter Ascending " actress' home. He pleaded no contest and was ordered to 36 months of probation plus stay-away restrictions for three years.
August 29, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Comedy and boxing don't seem to be an obvious couple. For instance, there's nothing too funny about what Mexico's star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez plans to do to Josesito Lopez on Sept. 15 in their world super-welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Yet, as Alvarez sweated his way through a workout Wednesday in Santa Monica, he could glance over to the gym's co-owner, comedian Garry Shandling. Shandling has owned the cozy facility, TSB 44, for more than two years with director Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights,” “On Freddie Roach”)
June 11, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
To some, it's just the In & Out furniture outlet, but to those who remember, the unremarkable building on Philadelphia's north side is where a legend trained - and where great stories were born. It was a gym back then, and word spread fast in the neighborhood when Muhammad Ali banged his fists on the windows. "Let's go, coward," Ali taunted, staring through the plate glass toward the center of the boxing ring. Joe Frazier stared back. Ali was picking a fight with Smokin' Joe Frazier?
December 26, 1999
Re "Settlement Over WWII Crime Funds Needed Gym," Dec. 13. What a great story that is. People are human after all. More articles like that. JIM BARNETT Woodland Hills
February 9, 2012 | By David Sarno and Deborah Netburn
We detailed the major tidbits from Steve Jobs' just-disclosed FBI files in an earlier post . But we've scoured the 191-page document for some minor Jobs trivia as well. Jobs' high school GPA: How about 2.65? Jobs wasn't much for school, choosing to go to Reed College in Oregon for a few semesters before he dropped out. Note to young people: Don't try this without adult supervision. Jobs also told agents he could think of nothing that could be used to blackmail him, was not a member of the Communist Party and did not belong to any organization that "espoused the overthrow of the government.
October 10, 1999
Re "Angry Vets Confront VA Official on Gym Closure," Sept. 25. What in heaven's name is going on at The Times? Have the inmates taken over the asylum? Where's the head man who OKs your stories? I opened my Times [Sept. 29] and what do I see on the front page of the Valley section? Doughnuts! Here's a world-class newspaper hawking the deadly sugar-coated commercial doughnut while ignoring a very real, very explosive situation building in the San Fernando Valley. On [Sept. 24], the recently appointed regional director of Veteran's Affairs was forced to face the very people he was appointed to look after, and after speaking out of both sides of his mouth, slipped away without really being accountable for his insensitive, indifferent behavior.
March 29, 2014 | Roy M. Wallack, Wallack is the coauthor of "Fire Your Gym: A Nine-Week All-Body Makeover."
To get strong, you don't necessarily need a rack of dumbbells. To get flexible, you don't necessarily need a yoga class. The innovative products here will do all that and more, providing an all-in-one stretching, strengthening, posture-improving workout from your living room, or wherever else you happen to be. -- Swinger WeckMethod RMT Club: The 21-inch rubber-and-plastic club, designed by Bosu Ball inventor David Weck, looks like a...
March 7, 2014 | By Chris Foster
SPOKANE, Wash. -- UCLA players might want to write this down. Game time is 8 p.m. on Saturday. The reason for the reminder is that the Bruins need a wakeup call most nights. They have trailed at halftime in seven of their last 10 games, including the last four. It has caused some second-half scrambles, such as Thursday's 91-82 victory over Washington. Players have identified first-half doldrums as a reason for problems on the road in conference play. UCLA has lost the second game of its three previous two-game trips in Pac-12 play.
February 16, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK - If the menswear collections coming down the runways at the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week are any indication, fall 2014 is going to be filled with laid-back luxe - unconstructed, blanket-like outerwear, chunky novel knitwear and a quilted one of everything. But the biggest trend coming off the runway - and what might really be a game-changing look for the American male of nine months hence - is the upscale take on the lowly sweat pant. Sure, there were plenty of sharp tailored suits to go around, as well as softer versions of traditional menswear suiting in fabrics including Glen plaids, herringbone and houndstooth.
January 31, 2014 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
At 24, professional snowboarder Elena Hight is already a two-time Olympian and in training for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Raised near the mountains in California, she began hitting the slopes as a child and competed in her first Olympics at age 16. Hight, now a full-time boarder, is also passionate about surfing and cooking. Here, she discusses how she stays in shape mentally and physically. How did you learn to snowboard and develop it as a passion? I was born in Hawaii, and my family relocated to the mountains in Lake Tahoe when I was 6 years old. My dad was a surfer his whole life, and the first thing he did when we relocated was teach my whole family to snowboard, and I just took to the sport real quickly, and it took off from there.
January 22, 2014 | By Morgan Little
He's one of the most recognizable people on the planet, with an accent that has inspired a million imitations, but with a little bit of facial hair, Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to roam around a Venice, Calif., Gold's Gym largely undetected. Disguised as the innocuous Howard Kleiner, a trainer with a penchant for offering heavily-accented fitness advice, Schwarzenegger was filmed roaming around the gym offering the sort of wisdom one would expect from the former governor of California: “Remember, 75% of the body is water.
January 9, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
In the tradition of "Swingers" and "Good Will Hunting," "Dumbbells" originates from a pair of enterprising actors who have dabbled in screenwriting to generate parts for themselves. Brian Drolet and Hoyt Richards drew on their former lives as an MTV personality (Drolet) and fashion model (Richards) to write the story of an ex-jock languishing as a North Hollywood gym attendant after his promising career and superficial girlfriend both slipped from his grip. Drolet undertakes the role of the sweet-natured sad sack, while Richards plays an ex-model who assumes ownership of the gym and schemes to turn it into a set for a reality series.
March 5, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The common thread in Lakers' losses this season has been turnovers, poor transition defense and free-throw shooting. Currently the Lakers are the worst team in the league from the free-throw line, shooting just 68.9%. After every practice, the players routinely shoot to improve and in the team's gym.  By and large, they are accurate. A board tracking their progress was recently updated to show individual percentages through the All-Star break. Steve Nash and Jodie Meeks led the way at 97% over 1,278 and 1,340 cumulative attempts, respectively.  Kobe Bryant, Steve Blake, Earl Clark and rookie Robert Sacre also averaged at least 90% in practice.
February 29, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Bally Total Fitness Holding Corp., the biggest U.S. gym operator, settled a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit that accused the company of overstating shareholder equity and understating losses. The company won't have to pay a penalty and admitted no wrongdoing, Chicago-based Bally said. As part of the settlement, Bally agreed to comply with federal securities laws.
December 31, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Good morning, and let's be honest - your New Year's resolutions are probably only good for a week, maybe two. Instead of trying to give up chips and salsa or joining a gym, you would be better off aiming not to be one of the millions who will land in emergency rooms in 2014 for entirely avoidable mishaps. And I just happen to have some pointers from ER doctors who have seen it all. In November, after writing about federal judge and WWII veteran Harry Pregerson's continued good deeds for his fellow servicemen and women, I got a book in the mail from the judge's nephew, Dr. Brady Pregerson.
December 27, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it at the 50-yard line of the Coliseum, which will probably be the only existing sports venue still standing in 2113, and have it opened by Vin Scully, whose consciousness will be placed in an android doppelganger in 2022, and who will be starting his 165th year as Dodgers announcer in 2113.
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