News

News

ExCouch Potato shares lessons learned running 100 miles

Never underestimate the power of the human body and mind

I’m in shock. I’m high on endorphins; my mind is swirling like a tornado and my body is numb. Holy cow, I just ran 100 miles straight and earned my first highly-coveted 100M belt buckle! WooHoo! 

Activities: 

Yoga for youthfulness

Acclaimed Yogi Peter Sterios unlocks the keys to longevity

Rugby. Women. The Ego. These are not the reasons for studying yoga that you’d expect to hear from Peter Sterios, a world-renowned yoga master who has taught yoga at the White House and who founded the massively successful yoga mat company, Manduka. But nothing about Sterios and his yoga style is as expected. 

Activities: 
Towns: 

Paddling It Forward: SLO Coast Kayaks & Stand Up Paddling Gives Back

 
Vincent Shay and Emily Stern of SLO Coast Kayaks & Stand Up Paddling in Avila Beach believe in giving back to the Central Coast, the community where they have lived for over twenty-five years.  They have hit upon a novel way of accomplishing this while still being able to run a successful kayak and SUP rental and touring company.  
 

Activities: 
Towns: 

Paddling the Ocean Blue: Sea Kayaking on the Central Coast

We floated through the ocean swell dipping our paddles gracefully as we glided by the coastline of Santa Barbara County. Our destination on our sea kayaking tour was El Capitan Beach where we would disembark, take our camping gear out of the kayak’s cargo hold, and spend the night at the campground. So far we had covered about six miles and the paddling was easy and uneventful. Suddenly something broke through the surface of the water on either side of our little band of kayakers. “Dolphins,” somebody cried. Sure enough a pod of Pacific dolphins were joining us on our journey.

Activities: 

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.

Activities: 
Towns: 

Tackling the Big Sur International Marathon

Coworkers team up for fun & fitness

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for 20 years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” – John Bingham

Activities: 

Recipe: Chilled Blonde Gazpacho

 
Chilled Blonde Gazpacho - a healthy summer recipe by Chef Kelly Wangard, Executive Chef at Summerwood Winery & Inn, Paso Robles, CA
Serves 2-4 people

Activities: 

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.

Activities: 
Towns: 

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.  

Activities: 

Teamwork

Professionals help avid adventure-seeker balance a DIY lifestyle

My mom and dad raised a do-it-yourselfer. Car needs a headlight? Figure it out. Sink leaking? No problem. But what happens when your football-playing father teaches you to just suck it up when your body falls apart and that doesn’t work for you?

Activities: 
Towns: 

Pages

gobbledygook