Fitness and Diet

First trans model may grace Men's Health cover in November

Men’s Health magazine is currently looking for their November cover, it seems they may have found one in transgender model Aydian Dowling; a first for the fitness monthly.

The muscular Dowling takes care of his body and is very proud to be in the running for the front of the periodical. It seems that readers are also in support of his strapping physique, giving him the edge with nearly 25,000 online votes.

A woman complains to Planet Fitness about a transgender member, and how they respond

Planet Fitness says its staff stood by the company mantra of being a "Judgement Free Zone" when they canceled the membership of a woman who "inappropriately" responded to the presence of a transgender woman in the locker room.

Adam Winter Lifestyle to host open house fundraiser for AIDS Walk San Diego

SAN DIEGO, California -- Adam Winter Lifestyle will host its second annual studio open house celebration and fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 3-6 pm.

The event will include tours of the studio, free chair massages, samples of healthy foods, and more. There will also be a silent auction benefiting the AWL Team's fundraising efforts for AIDS Walk San Diego.

Next CicloSDias event to take place in Hillcrest in November

SAN DIEGO, California -- The San Diego Bike Coalition (SDBC) will host the city’s third CicloSDias event taking place in Hillcrest on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Certain streets in the Hillcrest neighborhood will be closed to automobiles that day and be open to anyone not in a car, whether it be on foot, bicycle, skates or other non-motorized forms of transportation.

SDBC officials said they anticipate that this event will greatly benefit local businesses as the community will be free of automobile congestion.

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.