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Get in on the Pickleball craze

Fun, social and active sport takes SLO County by storm

Pickleball was once called “the fastest growing sport in the country you’ve never heard of.”  Not anymore. This very fun, very social, very ‘active’ game has grown exponentially since it was first introduced in 1965.

Developed by Washington State representative and eventual Lt. Governor, Joel Pritchard, the name of the sport originated, according to urban legend, in honor of Pritchard’s dog, Pickles, who would chase any errant balls and return them...most of the time.  

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Health & Fitness Expo returns

Annual Event to be held March 22 & 23 at Alex Madonna Expo Center

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Registration Open for Big Sur Mud Run

Annual Monterey area adventure run sports military flavor

The Big Sur Mud Run opened registration on December 1 with an enlarged capacity of 4,000 participants.  Four hundred 5-person teams and 2,000 individuals can sign up at www.bigsurmudrun.org for the spring race scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2013.                 

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On The Trail of the Nine Sisters

Take a hike along Bishop Peak above Cal Poly SLO

Along a panoramic ridgeline that extends from the city of San Luis Obispo to the coast of Morro Bay, rises a rare, nearly straight alignment of rugged hills and craggy peaks collectively known as the Nine Sisters. 

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Four Atascadero cyclists ride across America for wounded veterans

A retired Marine will attempt a remarkable event this summer, biking 3,700 miles across the U.S. to raise funds for wounded Marines and sailors.

John Foldberg, at age 57, will be accompanied by Daniel and Nathan Macfarlane and Evan Gillham, three young men who had heard about Foldberg’s endeavor and asked to come along. The four Atascadero residents have formed a group named “CCC4Vets” or “Cross-Country Cyclists for Veterans.” They will leave Anacortes, Washington on August 1, 2013 and bike 60 miles a day until they arrive at Virginia Beach, Virginia mid-October.

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No time to slow down

Lloyd Miller keeps active and fit well into his 80s

Getting older is all about taking it easy, relaxing and slowing down – right? For some, this may be true, but not for Lloyd Miller – an active 87-year-old whose regular exercise routine keeps him fit, active, healthy and happy.

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Tour of Paso: April 21, 2012

The 4th Annual Tour of Paso Bike Tour, which benefits The Wellness Community of the Central Coast, starts at 8:30 am this coming Saturday, April 21, 2012. Each rider who is participating has raised at least $200 in pledges for The Wellness Community. Following the 35-mile or 7-mile ride, a BBQ Extravaganza and Awards Ceremony will be held at Niner Wine Estates. BBQ is free for riders and children, and additional tickets can be purchased for $25.

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Getting “Clarity” on Movement

Reflect for a moment on the importance of your body; how it feels and moves.  While we can all have a rich life mentally and spiritually, we still translate our lives into reality through the vehicle of our bodies.  As a result, one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is a strong, healthy, lean, coordinated and pain-free structure.

Many people set out to give themselves this gift each New Year.  But I'm sure you're aware of the many statistics that follow:

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The most unique workout… Barre none

Location, location, location. Apparently it makes as much of a difference in a workout routine as it does in real estate. Perhaps this is because not everyone is inspired to exercise at the sight of an industrial warehouse gym or a room full of hulking workout equipment. Some of us find motivation in the finer details. And for this set, Assets BarreFitness™ has you at ‘hello.’

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Annual Wine and Roses Bike Ride

 
The 11th Annual Templeton Wine & Roses Bike Ride will take place October 6, 2012. Start and finish is at the Templeton Community Park, and riders can choose between a 30-mile, 62-mile (metric century), or 100-mile courses. Proceeds from the ride will benefit these local organizations: the Community Action Partnership Adult Day Center, the North County Humaine Society, and the Templeton Community Library Association.
 

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