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Get out there!

What’s your go-to way to stay active and fit? Cycling? Running? Kayaking? Bowling? Lifting weights? Taking the dog for a walk? Playing Frisbee?

Folks along the Central Coast are taking part in a wide variety of outdoor activities – and a lot of indoor ones as well – at this very moment. A slew of opportunities await each one of us every day, from the very young to the young at heart. 

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The Joy of Flying

You are dangling 25 feet in the air. Far below you is nothing but the hard warehouse floor. Holding you up is nothing but a sleek, slippery fabric which increasingly threatens to slide right out of grip with each passing moment.

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Atascadero welcomes new fitness facility

GIVE Fitness Health Club gives back to community

There’s a new club in town and it’s about to change the way people start thinking about working out. This new facility, GIVE Fitness Health Club, was established under the umbrella of its parent company: Working to GIVE, and the grand opening in Atascadero is slated for mid-January.

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Amgen Tour comes to Avila Beach

Visitors and residents of Avila Beach will get to experience the thrill of seeing one of the nation’s largest sporting events when the Amgen Tour of California arrives on Thursday, May 16th. Avila Beach was successful in its bid to host the Stage 5 finish of this classic cycling race.

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Radiology Associates introduces Hitachi Oasis

The only true high-field open MRI on Central Coast

Radiology Associates opened the Central Coast’s first high-field-strength truly open MRI scanner at their Santa Maria office, Digital Medical Imaging, last summer.

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Try a healthy beet salad

Candy striped chioga beets are an excellent source of potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, vitamin A, B and C – they also help purify the blood and prevent some cancers. Eating them raw gives them great texture when sliced thin and tossed with Central Coast Creamery’s Goat Gouda and Kumquats and Basil. This is a beautiful spring salad and a little goes a long way; it would also be a great side to roasted chicken. 

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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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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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Take a tumble on the mat: Paragon Ju Jitsu teaches confidence, self-defense

In the real world, fights almost always end up on the floor, two opponents rolling around trying to get the top position and hold the other down. Ground fighting is awkward and messy, and it doesn’t make for impressively choreographed scenes in ninja flicks, which is part of the reason few kids are interested in learning it and fewer gyms teach the techniques necessary to win a grappling match.
 
The students and teachers at Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with locations in San Luis Obispo and Templeton, are the exception.
 

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