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From Sleeping In To Crushing Goals

When Richmond’s Cristal Delgado realized she was living her everyday life without motivation and confidence, she decided to take her life into her own hands by changing her exercise and … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gay kickball brings healthier social outlet for LGBT, everyone

A small LGBT kickball league in Long Beach has evolved from a small neighborhood group to a popular league. It’s a healthier alternative to the night life scene of bars … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Undisputed: a boxing program for inner city youth

Undisputed is a gym in City Heights, San Diego, teaching boxing to local youth. Students of the program say it’s helpful in letting off steam, and turning kids away from bullying behavior. … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

My L.A. Marathon goal: running to become a better person

Last year, Alex Medina joined Students Run Los Angeles, a program that helps students from across the city to train for the L.A. marathon. The experience was even more rewarding the second time around. “There were runners from … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Recess before lunch program behind better student health, behavior

Myrtle Avenue School in Lamont holds a recess for students to exercise before lunch, and it has improved their health and behavior, according to school officials and advocates. “What we found out is that … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coachella gets moving with ‘Walk with a Doc’ program

In an effort to increase community interest in exercising, the Walk with a Doc program invites residents to walk with area physicians every fourth Saturday of the month. The program was conceived … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Live the Challenge’ ends with most successful race yet

For the annual Live the Challenge event, South Kern residents committed to make healthy lifestyle changes – giving up soda and smoking, drinking more water, eating fewer carbohydrates – while others pledged to keep their community clean on … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Skateboarding changes lives

A recent $4 million investment to build a skate park in City Heights has invigorated skateboarding devotees, local boys who see nothing but positives about what the park offers them: socializing, letting off steam, and … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

YMCA opens new community center in Tahoe Park

Winter isn’t the easiest time to promote staying active and healthy, but a new YMCA community center offers activities that might draw the whole family. Classes and programs offered at the new location include art, fitness, … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Running for their lives – Boyle Heights Bridge Runners

Neighborhood resident David Gómez founded the Boyle Heights Bridge Runners in 2013 with the idea of getting the community together actively. He wondered why only affluent neighborhoods seemed to have clubs like this. Residents … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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