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Dragon Boat Racing NB

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...
Buti Glo Newport Beach

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...
Pirate Coast Paddleboarding

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...
Simon Ballard

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...

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...
Coach Q

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...

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...
Sarah-Mandala-Kinetic

HIIT the Gym

Sarah Mandala, a personal trainer at Kinetic fitness center, explains why high-intensity interval training should be part of your workout routine.   By Vicki Hogue-Davies Touted for...
Scott Strode

Road to Recovery

Phoenix Multisport uses exercise to curb substance abuse and help gym-goers stay sober. By Vicki Hogue-Davies Scott Strode has been in recovery from substance abuse for...

Up to Par

Golf’s return to the Olympics this summer may accelerate a comeback that is already underway, fueled by young stars, new technology and changing attitudes.

Glow Time: Protecting Your Skin

Dr. Vince Afsahi, one of Newport Beach’s top dermatologists and founder of the South Coast Dermatology Institute, shares his tips for summer skin care and keeping a youthful radiance year-round.

What to Wear: Bari Necessities

Bari is a magnet for fitness enthusiasts. Just outside Fashion Island on San Joaquin Hills Road, the results-driven workout emphasizes exercising smarter, not harder.

What to Wear: Yoga en Vogue

In addition to what seems like a new yoga studio opening every few months in Newport, creative varieties range from balancing on a stand-up paddleboard to hybrid classes combining the low-impact practice with Pilates. One boutique studio that has cemented its place in the heart of town is Ekam Yoga on Coast Highway.

What to Wear: Cycle Style

“Grit Cycle is the one workout where I do put a little bit more thought into what I’m wearing,” says Cassie Piasecki, a Newport-based certified Pilates instructor and nutrition consultant who has been attending classes about a month shy of Grit’s opening in 2013. “I have a philosophy—I think that when you look good, meaning what you’re wearing, you work out a lot harder.”

Strike a Pose at Find Your Zen Yoga

Yoga devotees can find a new position to master in Corona del Mar. Earlier this year, Find Your Zen Yoga & Nutrition Studio opened above Summer House at Coast Highway and Fernleaf Avenue, offering more than 20 classes each week led by a small staff of instructors. Owner Christina Ratusznik debuted the space in March to combine her interests in yoga, personal training and nutrition: “I wanted to bring all three aspects together into one studio to provide a one-stop shop for health,” she explains.