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December 1, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When local developers want to put a little more pizazz into their office parks, they often try to get a hotel to locate nearby. It is also fashionable these days to have a restaurant or two around, preferably one with a chic name that sounds vaguely Italian or Southwestern. In some buildings you can even get your car washed and detailed or have a concierge take your suit to the cleaners. Now there a new wrinkle: health clubs.
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December 1, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When local developers want to put a little more pizazz into their office parks, they often try to get a hotel to locate nearby. It is also fashionable these days to have a restaurant or two around, preferably one with a chic name that sounds vaguely Italian or Southwestern. In some buildings you can even get your car washed and detailed or have a concierge take your suit to the cleaners. Now there a new wrinkle: health clubs.
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April 15, 1993 | BEVERLY BEYETTE
They bellied up to the bar at Sports Club/L.A. for fruit smoothies at a coming-of-age party hosted by Fitness magazine. Publisher Margery Gladstone, watching the beautiful spandex-encased people pass en route to aerobics, was amazed: "Everybody who walked in was gorgeous and fit beyond compare." But, she adds, she sees a nationwide trend to let down just a bit: "They're far more forgiving of themselves in their quest to be fit." Here, a flabby body can't hide. Elsewhere?
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July 25, 1993 | SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
Being the high-level trend prognosticators we are, the Social Climes staff has recently observed some noteworthy beverage trends, and we aren't talking about chugging Snapple. It seems that many of West L.A.'s buffed-up types, en route to their workouts at the Westside Family YMCA, Sports Club L.A., Mezzeplex, Metabolic Project and various nearby yoga studios, are first burning off calories fighting for a parking spot on Sawtelle.
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January 11, 1996 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chantel Street used to dress up to sweat. Before setting foot in the gym she'd color coordinate her workout clothes, down to her socks. Today, she wears gray bike shorts, a gray tank leotard, a purple sweatshirt tied around her waist and a black baseball cap, backward. The outfit speaks strictly to practicality: The shorts and leotard allow unrestricted movement, the sweatshirt wards off a chill, and the cap absorbs perspiration.
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February 5, 2004 | Ginny Chien, Special to The Times
Cut out pasta? Sure. But cocktail hour? Some things are sacred. Bartenders -- catering to the masses of Atkins, South Beach and Zone dieters prohibited from ingesting too many sugars and starches -- are retooling their concoctions. Sweet mixers and simple syrup are out; green tea and sugar substitutes are golden.
SPORTS
May 15, 1992 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunday, 11 NBA teams will draw for draft rights to Shaquille O'Neal. But O'Neal has said he wants to play for one of the Los Angeles teams, and since neither is in the lottery, he is considering threatening to sit out the season to force a trade. The 7-foot-1, 290-pound O'Neal, considered the top player to come into the league in years, is assured of being the No. 1 pick. The team that draws his draft rights will have a year to sign him.
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
How far would you go to get into a movie premiere? The documentary "Paris Is Burning," a movie about the Manhattan subculture of drag balls and vogueing, premieres Wednesday night with a benefit for AIDS Project Los Angeles. For the party afterward at the Catch One discotheque, the invitation specifies: "Come to Catch One in full drag to be admitted free." For those who prefer to stick to the more predictable clothes of their gender, admission is $30.
NEWS
September 1, 1991 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
Nothing brings out the creativity of fund-raisers more than auctions. Consider what the Spare Change Project is offering at its Sept. 7 Sports Fantasy Auction at the Sports Club/L.A. The organization will auction off "experiences (italics theirs) with well-known personalities" that should appeal to Type-A jocks with lots of cash. Up for grabs are a one-on-one game with Clipper Bo Kimble, volleyball with Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos and triathlon training with Ironman champ Dave Scott.
NEWS
September 19, 1993 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
The first in a series of glitzy fund-raisers benefiting the Magic Johnson Foundation was canceled last week, less than a week before the lavish black-tie event was to take place at the Sports Club L.A. The stated reason: low ticket sales. "People at the Sports Club get to see Earvin on a daily basis. Maybe that was it, or maybe ticket prices were a little too much," theorizes Amy Edelson, director of public relations for Swatch, the company that was underwriting the Sept. 11 event. A Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2005 | Susan King
Mike Alexander Personal Trainer at Sports Club / L.A. in Beverly Hills * First movie assignment: Getting Jessica Simpson in shape for "The Dukes of Hazzard." A body fit for fiction: "There is more of a sense of urgency with accomplishing the goals. Other people come in [to the gym] with general fitness goals and they have a longer timetable, whereas celebrities have a shoot that starts in three months and they have millions of dollars riding on their looks.
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