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Wings on the Water

Sam Deacon, an avid eFoiler and founder of OC Foil, knows just what to do to make you fall in love with this rising water sport. By Ashley Ryan   There’s something so addicting about riding atop a surfboard, over rolling waves, while taking in views of the beautiful coastline. But that’s...

Flying High

Flyboarding is one of the latest water sports to take off in Orange County. By Jessie Dax-Setkus   Ever wanted to fly? For anyone who has dreamed of taking to the sky without the assistance of an airplane, Fly Jet Sports makes the sensation possible, offering Flyboarding experiences in Newport Beach, Dana...

Sweating for a Cause

At CAZ Training Club, exercise is all about giving back to the community. By Justine Amodeo   On the back wall of CAZ Training Club, which opened an experiential fitness facility on the corner of Dover and PCH in November of 2019, there is a sign that reads: “The more we sweat...

Racing for Recovery

The 2,000-year-old sport is bringing cancer survivors together in Newport Beach. By Molly Forster   Dragon boat racing, which dates back to ancient times in China, is available right here in town at the Newport Aquatic Center. This local dragon boat team, the first of its kind in Orange County, was founded...

Get Glowing

Buti Glo adds a nightclub feel to yoga class at Newport Peach. By Jessie Dax-Setkus   After a traditional yoga class, complete with a physical workout and meditative breathing, participants might seem to be glowing from the inside out as they emerge with a renewed sense of calm. But at the high-energy...

Active: Get Up and Glow

This unique, nighttime tour provides an illuminated view of the Back Bay, via stand-up paddleboard. By Sharon Stello   While stand-up paddleboarding is now a common activity off the coast, it’s not too often that the sport is attempted in the darkness of night, not to mention with a glowing board. But...

Good Vibrations

Let the sounds of chimes, drums, gongs and singing bowls take you on a new wellness journey. By Ashley Burnett When we think about meditation, we often think of practicing it in complete silence if we truly want to be in the moment and reach spiritual enlightenment. However, the practice of...

The Road to Recovery

Newport Beach resident Jaana W. shares how her life has changed since overcoming addiction with the help of New Directions for Women. By Ashley Ryan   After undergoing an intervention in her home state of Missouri and receiving treatment for opiate addiction on the East Coast, Jaana W. was in search of...

Philanthropic Fitness

Sweat it out for charity at these gyms and fitness studios that offer fundraising events for great causes. By Ashley Burnett   Working out makes you feel physically good—your endorphins are increasing, your heart is pumping and you’re taking another step toward health and wellness. But nowadays, gyms and fitness studios in...

Bespoke Beauty

  From massages to manicures, mobile wellness and beauty experts in the region bring health, spa and salon services to you. By Ashley Breeding For some, a trip to the salon is a welcome treat: When time allows, who doesn’t appreciate paging through the latest fashion magazines while enjoying complimentary Champagne or...