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.


Paso Robles Food Co-op celebrates Central Coast food

The Paso Robles Food Cooperative, founded by Montgomery Norton, seeks to become a hybrid of well-studied models of similar establishments around the country and, after being awarded a Seed Grant from the Food Co-op Initiative, the local co-op is well on its way to becoming a reality.

ExCouch Potato Samantha Pruitt wants YOU!

Accept a challenge that requires discipline, focus and teamwork because you are worth it

If you do not follow my blogs, you may not have heard what athletic shenanigans I’m up to nowadays. Since April, I’ve been training for a 50-mile trail race to qualify for the Western States100-mile trail race. 

Why, you may ask? Because I’m both lucky enough and crazy enough to be able to try!  


8-mile run benefits wounded heroes

Inaugural run benefits Operation Surf Central Coast

Do they ever quit? It sometimes seems as though the folks at Amazing Surf Adventures are always on the go, and what they are up to this fall is no exception.

After hosting Operation Surf Central Coast 2013 the week of Oct. 3-9, the Amazing Surf Adventures team has no intention of slowing down as they gear up for their inaugural Operation Run, an 8-mile fun run on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11 in support of all military members, past and present.


Seniors strive for fitness

Age is mind over matter...if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain

The famous quote above by Mark Twain truly represents the philosophy of the home owners at Traditions at River Oaks, a community of over-55 active seniors.

Since August 2013, a group of more than 30 seniors have met twice a week to lift weights, work on balance, flexibility and just have a good time while getting stronger and fit in the process.

Their ages range from 55 to the spry 90-year-old Bonnie Meyer.


Make Tabata intervals part of your exercise routine

Not enough time to exercise? No more excuses – give Tabata intervals a try

With the start of the school year, shorter daylight hours, and an increase in a variety of obligations looming overhead, “I don’t have time to exercise,” just may be a familiar tune ringing through your mind.

Problem solved – Tabata intervals can be a fast and effective way for the average person to find time in their schedule for exercise.

What, one may ask, is a Tabata interval?


Take an Outback trail ride, Central Coast style

The natural beauty of the Central Coast often inspires visitors and locals alike to explore their surroundings in many ways. Hiking, cycling, walking and running are all great ways to get out and see what the Central Coast has to offer. Horseback riding is another way to hit the trail and Outback Trail Rides offers rides for anyone interested in seeing the area from the back of a horse.


Benefits of fitness on overall health

“A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body a prison.” – Francis Bacon

Like many of you, I feel we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  It’s relatively easy to enjoy the outdoors and be active year-round on the Central Coast.  I have also been lucky enough to work with an active group of people and have many active patients that inspire me to compete and push myself athletically.  

Kendo anyone?

The sport is alive and well on the Central Coast

Want to try out a sport that’s being re-established on the Central Coast that offers participants an opportunity to gain valuable traits such as discipline, respect and good sportsmanship through a strict physical training regime?

Maybe it’s time to check out the martial art of Kendo.


Health Care Reform – it’s the law

Answers to questions regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  



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