36 Ways to Get Healthy

As featured in the January issue


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1. Fast and furious. Get toned, fit, and on with your day at the new 30-minute Fast Class from Function First in Mission Hills. functionfirst.com

2. Get a surfer’s body… without getting wet at SurfSET 858 in La Jolla. The surfboard-based workout combines aerobic fat burning with lean muscle building. surfset858.com

3. Now open. Visit Yoga Six’s new UTC location, which offers classes for the beginner to the advanced yogi, plus barre and fitness sculpting classes. yogasix.com

4. Stop running alone. Join West Coast Road Runners for training schedules, Saturday morning group runs, coached track sessions, and educational seminars. wcroadrunners.com

5. Sweat in style. HERevolution in Solana Beach, an all-women’s multisport shop, offers bike workouts and various clinics. hertrishop.com

6. Phone it in. Use Barre3’s new app for access to workouts, recipes, and to sign up for the classes that mix ballet, yoga, and Pilates at their La Jolla studio. barre3.com

7. Put down the meds. Visit Bastyr University Clinic in Sorrento Valley, where naturopathic doctors treat everything from headaches to sleep disorders. bastyr.edu/california

Marlina Moreno runs at Moonlight Beach, EncinitasMarlina Moreno runs at Moonlight Beach, Encinitas | Photo by Justin L'Heureux

8. Grab and go. Try the new 2014 flavors—a vegan bar and more light options from the San Diego-based company Perfect Foods Bars. Delicious and local! perfectfoodsbar.com

9. Exercise at home. Burn up to 20 calories a minute and increase core strength up to 70 percent with kettlebell training using an eight-week DVD program. kettleworx.com

10. New class alert. Try out the Dailey Interval class at Dailey Method in downtown SD, which combines DM’s core alignment principles with heart-pumping interval training. thedaileymethod.com

11. Train ninja-style. Join the “Ride Like a Ninja” bike team, put on by Ninja Mountain Bike Skills. New for 2014, they’ll train together and take on races as a team. sandiegomountainbikeskills.com

12. Treat aches and pains. Visit Bloom Natural Health in Encinitas for its new Prolotherapy, a non-surgical method that increases the regeneration of healthy tissue and speeds overall healing time. skinnyshots.com

13. Now open. Check out FitWall’s new location in Solana Beach. Activate hundreds of muscles using just your body weight, in one 40-minute vertical workout. lfitwall.com

14. Eat local. Take advantage of SD’s year-round growing season by buying a subscription to a local farm through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)—visit sandiegoroots.org.

15. Get coached. For 2014, CrossFit Pacific Beach’s two locations have added two coaches to most classes, providing more hands-on attention. pbcrossfit.com

16. It’s tea time. Tea contains health-boosting flavonoids; stock up at The San Diego House in Old Town, offering 120-plus types of organic tea. thesandiegohouse.com

17. Bike it! Cyclists, try out the new sharrows (lanes that cyclists and motorists share) along Highway 101 in Encinitas, from K Street to La Costa Avenue.

18. Meat up! The Heart and Trotter Butchery is opening in North Park. Buy grass-fed, locally raised, antibiotic and hormone-free meats. theheartandtrotter.com

19. Shape up on the cheap. Take a free FitCamp24 Boot Camp, held at Robb Field in Ocean Beach three weeknights and Saturday mornings. sandiegofitcamp.net

20. Grow your own salad. Make a trip to City Farmers Nursery in City Heights to get gardening advice and shop organic produce. cityfarmersnursery.com

21. Grab a bottle. Good gut bacteria improves health and brain function. La Jolla-based Anne’s Kombucha contains probiotics. anneskombucha.com

22. Walk SD. Join the longest-running walking group in the world, Walkabout International, for a free group walk. walkabout-int.org

23. Track your progress. The free Lose It! app lets you set a daily calorie budget, track your food and exercise, and stay motivated. Genius! loseit.com

24. Make a friend. Pets can decrease your blood pressure and cholesterol. No pet? Hit up San Diego Humane Society’s Fur Fix Thursdays. sdhumane.org

25. Hike the county. Daley Ranch in Escondido offers 20 miles of multi-use trails winding through oak woodlands, coastal sage scrub, and grasslands. daleyranch.org

26. Cook light. Learn how to cook easy, healthy meals with Hipcooks San Diego in North Park. Their Healthy, Fresh, and Zingy class will teach you how to turn healthy into delicious. sandiegohipcooks.com

27. Take a break. The gardens of the Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas are free and open to the public. And lovely. yogananda-srf.org

28. Discover pitaya. The new “super fruit” is packed with vitamin C. SD-based Pitaya Plus imports the fruit from Nicaragua and sells smoothies, juice packs, and dried fruit. pitayaplus.com

29. Mix it up! Head to Napa Street for Studio Revolution’s AcroYoga classes, the hottest new trend in yoga that combines yoga, Thai massage, and acrobatics. studiorevolutionsd.com

30. Cleanse from the holidays. Try a one-, two-, three-, or five-day cleanse at Nekter Juice Bar’s new location in Encinitas Village. nekterjuicebar.com

31. Compete in a new way. On April 26, the EPIC Series comes to Del Mar Fairgrounds, featuring a mix of high-intensity exercises on a course designed to break you down and build you back up. epicseries.co

32. Sweat and get wet. Spend a day with two local girls who offer custom yoga and surf packages, called Del Mar Yoga + Surf. All levels welcome. delmaryogasurf.com

33. Get classes on demand! San Diego-based Corvaso’s at-home workouts ($10 a month) allow you to access personally programmed workouts anytime you want. corvaso.com

34. Bottoms up. Get two to three pounds of organic produce in just one bottle with SD-based Suja’s cold-pressed, organic juices, available at Whole Foods and more. sujajuice.com

35. Savor some sorbet. Dessert gets healthy with a bowl of SD-based Acai Roots’ acai sorbet, made with acai berries and packed with antioxidants. acairoots.com

36. Namaste on the beach. If you can’t make “NamaSteve’s” free class in Pacific Beach on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., watch the videos via namasteveyoga.com

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