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First Person Experience: Cyclists pedal away the pounds

<i>First Person Experience</i>: Cyclists pedal away the pounds
The members of Cyclinsanity in La Verne experience virtual cycling presented by epicRIDES. Virtual cycling classes are being introduced at fitness studios around the country. The Thursday class, hosted by Shirin Beckett, was the first class at Cyclinsanity to view locations such as Aspen, Colorado. The Aspen route is a 32 mile ride on Maroon Bells Road and Castle Creek Road. / photo by Jerri White Michaela... 

Technology Review: Apps support fitness goals

Brooke Grasso Staff Writer Fitness apps are giving smart phone users motivation at their finger tips. Users now have access to personal trainers, doctors and a calorie counter all in one convenient place, reinforcing that smart phones are far more than communication tools. The following apps are free, allowing anyone to embark on the road to a healthier life. 1. Nike+ Training Club Nike is famous for... 

Swimmer integrates healthy habits

Swimmer integrates healthy habits
Senior biology major Maddie Lovrensky plans to try out for the Olympic swim team in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events. To qualify, she needs to have a time of 55.3 seconds. Her current time is 55.4. She plans to train for a year with her coach in preparation for a future tryout. / photo by Celene Vargas Kayla Hockman Staff Writer Achieving 2014 and 2015 Female Athlete of the Year and All-American... 

Dorms offer clever workout space

Sierra Dasher Staff Writer Hectic schedules and the limiting space of a dorm room make time and motivation for fitness a struggle among college students. However, finding time for a simple 15-minute workout in a day can help improve overall health and fitness. “It is hard to be motivated when you are tired and work and go to school,” said Bonnie Murphy, kinesiology adjunct instructor. Murphy... 

Durant promotes healthy lifestyle

Durant promotes healthy lifestyle
Matt Durant, director of strength and conditioning, trained members of the women’s soccer team Tuesday. Durant demonstrates a core strengthening and control exercise, using a weight plate. He has been the University’s head strength and conditioning coach for 13 years. Durant is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USA Weightlifting level one club coach. He demonstrates... 

First Person Experience: Barre studio ‘xtends’ workout options

Jennifer Jackson Assistant Editor Xtend Barre studio in La Verne offers classes that fuse elements of dance, ballet and pilates to create a workout that tones and strengthens the body. On Monday, I attended a 55-minute Xtend Barre class. Upon entering, I met the owner, Cara Hipwell. She was helpful and introduced me to the instructor, Bethany Thompson. I had fun while also working my core and building... 

Pole dancing proves to be an exotic workout

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer The fitness industry is a lot like fashion, where old trends come back into vogue but usually with an updated twist. As 2014 comes to an end, people are looking for fun and intensive workouts that keep their interest but are also effective. I am one of those people, and in my search, I was presented the opportunity to take a pole dancing fitness class at Romance and Dance... 

First Person Experience: Circus workout more than clowning around

<i>First Person Experience</i>: Circus workout more than clowning around
International Polytechnic High School sophomore Victoria Nakai enjoys the circus aerobics class at Pilates Studio M in Claremont for her third time. / photo by Stephanie Ball Hayley Hulin Staff Writer Now more than ever people look for fun and intensive workouts that keep their interest but are also effective. I am one of those people, and in my search I was presented the opportunity to take a circus... 

Karate and pilates kick campus into shape

Karate and pilates kick campus into shape
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, Ty Aponte conducts the workshop on April 30 titled, “Mind and Body” a multicultural event involving karate and pilates. Aponte, who has taught karate for three years, has been practicing it since childhood. Aponte grew upon the lower east side of New York in a neighborhood where there was a lot of gang violence. His father introduced him to karate in order... 

Community News: Bonita High expo promotes health

<i>Community News</i>: Bonita High expo promotes health
Local residents Daanyaal Kumar and Hayley Blockinger enjoy hula hoops during the La Verne Health and Fitness Expo, held at Bonita High School March 16. The event offered health screenings, fitness workshops, vaccines and other services from 48 vendors. / photo by Chelsea Knight Monique Parra Staff Writer Free massages, samples and workshops drew in many people to La Verne’s Family Health and Fitness... 
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