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Where to swim on the Central Coast

Swimming provides a fantastic, full-body workout that’s actually fun. There’s something inherently playful about the water, even when adults use it for serious exercise. Unfortunately, swimming season only lasts so long. As soon as summer ends, the demand for refreshing swims in the hot sun comes to an end, and a plethora of pools close down for the fall, winter, and even spring. But what can you do if you want a low impact workout in the water in the off months? Here’s the skinny on where you can dip during the rest of the year:
 
Cuesta Community College

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My tough mudder story

Editors note: Gary Brown of Paso Robles completed his first tough mudder in September. This is his story.

Misery never felt so good

Why am I here? What’s my age again? 42? Is that old? I was at a friends house for an after golf tournament dinner party. I was happily consuming whatever I wanted: beer, pizza, wine, cheeseburgers, you name it. I overheard a couple of guys talking about the “Tough Mudder Race”. 

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Two health and fitness programs team up in new facility

Gymnazo and Lose It For Life

Gymnazo and Lose It For Life opened a new facility this month in San Luis Obispo to provide the local community with a fitness facility dedicated to transformational fitness and a health-oriented community. Both organizations provide health and fitness services looking to keep the community fit, functional and to assist in weight loss.

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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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Paso Robles Rugby Club seeking more players

Paso Robles Rugby Football Club

Gary Brown loves rugby. For years he commuted from Paso Robles to Arroyo Grande after work to play for the Northern California Rugby Football Union. Tired of traveling to Arroyo Grande, Gary and fellow rugby athlete Larry Dorrough founded the Paso Robles Rugby Football Club in summer 2009. Brown says there are three divisions according to skill that comprise the league. Division I, II, and III separated by skill level. Being a new team the Paso Robles club competes in the union's Division III club, comprised of teams from Arroyo Grande, Aptos, Pleasant Hill, and San Francisco. 

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Calmino mission trail is a hiker’s dream

It’s California’s take on the 500-mile trek in Spain

Due to the popularity of the recent movie “The Way,” more Americans have become aware of the Camino de Santiago, the 500-mile trek through northern Spain.  What many Californians don’t realize, however, is that we have a Camino of our own right here in the Golden State.

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From Tragedy to Triumph

From Tragedy to Triumph

 

From Tragedy to Triumph: Revisiting a grave site atop Mt. Whitney

By Deborah Blossom-Miles

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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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City to Sea Half Marathon and 5k is Oct. 12

Cuesta College is gearing up to hold its annual fundraiser for the school’s cross country and track and field programs – the City to the Sea Half Marathon and 5K. The event, expected to draw as many as 2,500 participants, is set for Sunday, October 12, 2014. Participants in the half marathon will hit the pavement at 7 a.m. at Higuera and Court streets in downtown San Luis Obispo and end at Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach.

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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! 

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