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Taking the Plunge: The Avila Dolphins

 

Taking the Plunge: The Avila Dolphins

By Jamie Relth

From the end of the pier in Avila Beach, the ocean seems like a warm, welcoming place. The smooth glassy water surface reflects a buttery, golden morning sun and the white craggy rock islands hugging the coastline to the south seem like a breadcrumb trail leading to adventure.

That’s how it seems.

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The exquisiteness of equine

Take some time to explore SLO County from the saddle

The world is a beautiful place from the back of a horse. When riding, all troubles go out the window and life is suddenly simple. San Luis Obispo County has a rich and diverse equestrian community. Whatever your discipline, there is something here for you. And while we might speak different “horse languages”, it’s important to realize and remember we share the same love of horses.

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History of the Marathon in San Luis Obispo

When the 2012 SLO Marathon + Half debuted on April 22, it had been exactly 26 years since the last marathon in San Luis Obispo history. Always the perfect place for a long run, the marathon event in San Luis Obispo had been only a memory since 1986. 
 

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Scott Tinley’s Triathlons set for Oct. 4-6

Tri-California Events’ annual Scott Tinley’s Triathlons will take place at Lopez Lake in Arroyo Grande, Calif. on October 4 - 6, 2013.

The series of triathlons, formerly known as Scott Tinley’s Dirty Adventures, is promoted as an event that features a race for any level of skill among professional and amateur triathletes.

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Stand up straight!

Proper posture is essential in life and exercise

Posture during exercise will greatly affect not only your endurance, but other aspects of your life as well. Poor posture pits your own muscles and physiology against yourself – you fight your own body! 

Annual South County Turkey Trot is Nov. 28

South County Turkey Trot

Lenny Jones, creator and organizer of the 2nd Annual South County Turkey Trot is proud to announce that this year the event will benefit the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank Coalition and be held in memory of Christine Allen of San Luis Obispo.  The Trot will take place on November 28, 2013 - Thanksgiving Day morning - and will begin and end at the Pismo Beach Pier.

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Finding The Natural Alternative

Misconceptions of modern medicine

In the early 80s, I was introduced to a holistic nutritionist that that changed my health dramatically.  I was eager to learn everything I possibly could about herbal and nutritional medicine.  I also wanted to share my knowledge with others so that they could become pro-active in their healthcare.  True health is optimal wellness and vitality, not just “absence of disease”.

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San Luis Obispo Goes Red to Recognize Wear Red Day and Raise Awareness for Heart Disease

The American Heart Association will be joined by over 100 women and men dressed in red for the San Luis Obispo Wear Red Day Luncheon. This half-day event aims to empower attendees with information and tools to fight heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, and live healthier lives.  

The event program will feature the inspiring story of local heart disease survivor, Sharon Young, and keynote address from Dr. Andrea Tackett, MD, FACC, Coastal Cardiology.

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Fitness CAN Be Fun

Members of Conrad’s Boot Camp class grin as they work out.

 
Local personal trainer teaches how to have fun while getting fit
 
Sue Conrad entered the fitness profession with the goal of helping her clients realize that fitness CAN be fun! While most people are aware of the health and mental benefits of personal fitness, not as many people approach fitness with the idea that it can be fun. Conrad has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years, and stays current to the latest trends in the business by attending yearly workshops and trainings.
 

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Favorite back road bike rides in SLO County

Snorkeling in Hawaii, storm-chasing in Kansas, golfing at Pebble Beach… sometimes all the natural elements come together in one place to create a Five-Star experience.  That’s the state of bicycling in San Luis Obispo County.  The climate, terrain and community all fold together to make the central coast a delightful place to train and explore.  With coastal temperatures rarely varying more than 20 degrees off ideal, nearly every day is rideable, with vineyard, coastline and mountainous terrain to choose from.  Local cyclists were stumped when asked to narrow down their favorite routes to o

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