William R. Mason Regional Park
[Trendzilla] The wristband watches your weight, wakes you up and more!
Mental Physix are a DJ duo made up of Crisanto Santa Ana and Dru Ali. Their mission? To explore the fusion of music and yoga to "create a divine union of healing, through self-realization and sound." Both Santa Ana and Ali perform at yoga studios while Vinyasa classes are going on, and the expe ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Someone really likes oranges—really
Seen the gyms lately? Packed. Need to know why? Just look down at that spare tire. Tsk tsk. Yes, it doesn't take a genius to figure out where that fourth helping of mashed potatoes and gravy went, and why January is a slow month for restaurants but a busy one for fitness centers.
An Irvine man was sentenced this morning to 30 months in federal prison for hawking counterfeit goods, including knock-offs of Bowflex, Ab Circle Pro and Malibu Pilates exercise machines.United States District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles immediately remanded Stanley Kuo Jua Yang, 3 ... More >>
Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Some locals, including UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, are showing their support for veterans and the troops today by pushing their bodies.Take "The Pledge" through the Pro vs. G.I. Joe organization, and you'll spread the support by fulfilling weekly, personal goals to, say, do a set number of pushups ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Freeform, silly sessions just might invade OC
If the quality of a band's tour was measured by how much fun say its name five times fast, then Starpool's End of Summer Ska Splash already has our vote for concert of the month. But all alliteration aside (see what we did there?), this feast of horns and bouncy rhythms from a solid collection of OC ... More >>
Kinesiology and Health Science Building, Room 199, Cal State Fullerton
The annals of Orange County's relations with its Mexicans will always be updated with the rank racism of the past (and today!), yet some anecdotes can still make any good person stop and shake their head. For instance: I knew that school administrators in segregated Mexican schools during the 193 ... More >>
Chad Sengstock/OC WeeklyThe Leader-Telegram reports that Bon Iver will be in a fitness DVD created by frontman Justin Vernon's personal trainer Jeff Rogers. The two apparently met years ago in a Wisconsin YMCA where Rogers found out Vernon suffered from sciatica (a numbing in the leg). The traine ... More >>
Way to go, Orange County kids. You've lost a bit of chub. Have a small, whole-grain snack. A study released today by UCLA and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that the state's overall rate of overweight and obese children fell by 1 percent from 2005 to 2010, with the ra ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.courtesy of warriorinscrubs, sixpackstomachreview and photoshopEarlier this week I discovered th ... More >>
Getting in a morning yoga sesh against a backdrop of ocean waves may become more difficult for those in Newport Beach. Last night, the Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission approved a recommendation to require fitness instructors and others to obtain permission from the city if they want to ... More >>
Honestly, we doubt it. After all, only two months ago Adele told Rolling Stone, "My life is full of drama and I won't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like," she tells the magazine. "I don't like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even ... More >>
The Youth of Today front man takes a few days off from his yoga-teacher day job for a handful of reunion shows
CVS Pharmacy is actually more gourmet than its stained carpets and weirdly tattooed patrons might suggest--but that's another post. This one deals with a weight-loss product they sell called The Swedish Diet. How can you not love a product that proclaims, "Given the choice... what would you rather d ... More >>
Police arrested a wanted Santa Ana parolee who allegedly jerked off while watching a pilates class in Santa Monica.John Cole was originally popped for suspected indecent exposure, but police in Santa Monica later discovered the 54-year-old was also wanted in Orange County for allegedly failing to ... More >>
Cupcakes, cakes, et al? SO 2007. Doesn't mean I won't eat them, of course. But I am just obsessed now--and you know I'd usually never be such a cheerleaders, so this is legit--with the picture before you: a push-up cake pop made by Meringue Bake Shop of Anaheim.
The day last year when Randy Adams signed on to become the city of Bell's police chief, the 59-year-old was immediately declared disabled, meaning that whenever he decided to retire, he would receives half of his $400,000 annual salary for life.Funny, then, that Adams was taking rigorous spinnin ... More >>
Taylor Lautner has reportedly settled his legal dispute with an Irvine RV dealership.And Twilight's Jabob Black did not have to do one push-up to do it.
UPDATE: Taylor Lautner responds to the pushup challenge (see end of post) . . . We just told you about Taylor Lautner suing an Irvine motorhome company over the late delivery of a $300,000 trailer the Twilight star wanted on the set of his latest movie.Brent McMahon, the 47-year-old owner of McM ... More >>
Mile Square Park
[Trendzilla] Getting in your face at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza
[Hey, You!] Stair-step off!
Are you like me? Did you just know that they would extend OC Restaurant Week one more week (it will now continue to run March 7-13)? It was extended last year, too. Honestly, I don't know why they don't just call it "Orange County Restaurant TWO Weeks" to begin with. I guess that's what they ... More >>
El Moro Canyon
The other day at yoga class I, (and several other students), couldn't help but furtively glance at a brittle young woman (we're talking bones where hips once were) committing fragile downward dogs and back bends on her mat in a back corner. She clearly had, or is slowly recovering from, a severe eat ... More >>
Car keys, check. Protein bar, check. Sleeveless workout shirt, check. Reebok Classics laced up tight, check. Short-shorts, neon green...double check. There comes a time in every man’s life when he must answer the call to greatness. For my friend Garret and I, that call rang loud and clear with on ... More >>
George Clinton and P-Funk
Personal Training at the Brea Fitness Center
Dear Rick: As the host of KOCE's Inside OC, you nearly have a monopoly when it comes to getting important stories on local television. I watched a rerun tonight of your recent interview with embattled OC Treasurer/Tax Collector Chriss (I'm sick of people emailing me on this. His first name is spel ... More >>
Trevor Hall Benefit for the Orphans of the Yoga Vedanta Kutir
Long Distance Runner, The Fire of Cumulative Hours (Existential Sounds, self released)
Laguna Laughter Club
The name Richard Nixon is not one you'd normally expect to find in a newspaper story about a yoga guru, but there it was in this morning's Los Angeles Times' story on yoga guru Bikram Choudhury and his problems with the city of L.A. Choudhury's been charged with 10 criminal safety violations at one ... More >>
Or an incredible stimulation?