Fitness and Diet

Free yoga class offered to HIV and recovery communities

SAN DIEGO, California -- Did you know that there is only one FREE yoga class in San Diego for anyone who is HIV-positive or in recovery for drug and/or alcohol addiction?

Over two years ago, Dr. Joe Caperna and John Steinmetz had a vision to start a program called Serenity Yoga. The class takes place every Wednesday from 4:30-5:45 pm at the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St., next to Panera Bread in the newly renamed The Hub Hillcrest Market.

Get a rainbow workout in before the San Diego Pride Parade

SAN DIEGO, California -- AIRE Urban Fitness and Mo's Universe have teamed up to present a free "rainbow workout" on the morning of San Diego Pride Saturday, July 19 at 8 am.

Community members are invited to Embarcadero Marina South for the free workout, and should pick a color the rainbow and dress in it from head to toe. At the end of the workout, a human rainbow will be created for a photo opportunity.

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Business profile: Rancho La Puerta, a world-class “destination spa”

TECATE, Baja California, Mexico -- Have you ever just wanted to take a few days and get away from it all? At Rancho La Puerta, a wellness resort located in Baja California and just a short drive from San Diego, you can do just that.

The Ranch was founded more than 70 years ago by Edmond and Deborah Szekely, and it turned into a family owned and operated, award winning fitness resort and spa. Today, visitors can take advantage of its open spaces and serene atmosphere, which allow them to relax, refocus and rejuvenate.

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Zach Nelson's PrideFIT journey to finding and accepting himself

I'll never forget the morning of our Hillcrest Dodgeball Tournament, it was an early Saturday morning and my nerves were already raw. It was the first time that I ever pulled together a fundraiser for an organization that I love and I wasn't sure if I did it correctly. We were assured that many would come and we exhausted all of our resources, but you never know what is going to happen until it happens.

WeHo again declared as most walkable city in California

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- West Hollywood has once again been declared the most walkable city in California.

Walk Score, a company that maintains a public access walkability index of any place in the United States, Canada and Australia, made the designation.

Walk Score’s bases its walkability ranking on proximity to amenities such as grocery stores, restaurants, schools, parks and public transit. With a score of 89, West Hollywood’s walkability is ranked higher than that of San Francisco (with a score of 84), Los Angeles (64) and San Diego (49).

Opinions sought on regional bike network routes through Hillcrest

Bike routes are coming through Hillcrest as part of SANDAG's Plan for a Regional Bike Network throughout San Diego County. One of the Bike Routes will run east and west, connecting Old Town and North Park. This route is likely to make large changes on the street(s) it takes.

There are three possible routes: Robinson/Pennsylvania, University, and Washington. Currently, the University option has risen to the top.

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Scott Herman's Getting Fit VIDEO: Just lift!

This routine has it all! Compound movements, box jumps and a HARDCORE abdominal inversion crunch! Each exercise was picked specifically to fatigue your muscles and help boost your metabolism to maximize your calorie burn. Work at your own pace and try to complete each round as fast as you can. You are in charge of your own intensity, so kick it into HIGH GEAR Nation! #HTH

Scott Herman's Getting Fit VIDEO: Back and triceps!

More volume and shorter rest periods are a great way to stay PUMPED and BUILD MUSCLE during any workout. This workout was designed to isolate and destroy your back & triceps with the overall goal to be able to consistently perform 10 reps per exercise in each superset. Focus on INTENSITY and increase your weights when possible as long as you are staying around the 10 rep range. Once you have finished tearing apart your back & triceps, we are going to finish the workout with 3 sets of my favorite abdominal exercise followed by 15 - 20 minutes of moderate cardio. #HTH

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Scott Herman's Getting Fit VIDEO: Stop using "tension" as an excuse to cheat!

"Tension", the most overrated term to ever hit the bodybuilding scene. Or is it?

Everyone is always making up excuses as to why they don't use full range of motion while performing exercises or why they don't "pause" at the bottom of the movements.

In my experience "tension" is used to help you perform more reps. So you might be lifting more weight, but the load you are putting on your muscles is much less than if you were to stop at the bottom of a movement and then reengage.

Why do you think Nation? Is TENSION helping you? Or is it hindering your MUSCLE & STRENGTH gains?

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Scott Herman's Getting Fit VIDEO: Biceps!

The kind of soreness you feel in your muscles after thick-bar training is that DEEP muscle destruction sensation that lasts 2 – 4 days. In other words, it’s one of the best feelings in the world! I took my bicep routine to a whole new level this week by combining thick bar training with VOLUME and a bit of TEMPO. You don’t need a thick bar or grips to coplete this routine though. Just make sure you focus on FULL EXTENSIONS on every exercise and really kill it with the THREE SECOND TEMPO on the dumbbell hammer curls at the end.

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