Sunday, October 23, 2016

Active Eastsider

Spinning Deals In East Hollywood


Sunset Bike House is a Certified Spinning® studio created by its lead instructor as a place where you can not only work on your physical well-being, but where you can bring your mind and spirit into focus as well. Our studio is truly a neighborhood spin ... Read More »

Montecito Heights playground gets a colorful makeover


MONTECITO HEIGHTS — City officials will gather tomorrow at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center to show off the latest thing in playgrounds. The renovated playground features towers and equipment topped with colorful, translucent panels that double as outdoor art. It’s the first playground in the city, ... Read More »

Bowling for bargains in Northeast L.A.

With the opening of Highland Park Bowl last month, there’s a renewed interest in the art of knocking down pins in an alley both as sport and recreation. After all, bowling is socially ecumenical: it’s a great place for kids birthday parties, fun for families, the perfect second date for teens, social outlet for seniors, college bonding, Father’s Day Fun, the list goes on, Read More »

Bike polo, anyone?

Bike polo player Melody Brocious | Sam Bennett

ECHO PARK -- If Melody Brocious invites you to play polo, expect to ride a bike, not a horse. The 30-year-old Echo Park resident is a bike polo player. After moving to Los Angeles, Brocious, an avid cyclist, sought out other bicyclists to ride with,” said Brocious. “One of the riders she met was a bike polo player who invited her to check out a match. Read More »

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Silver Lake’s Bellevue Park gets some long-awaited fixing up


SILVER LAKE -- Bellevue Park is finally getting a little attention. The Department of Recreation and Parks dedicated some newly installed fitness equipment at the park - including apparatuses for bench press, squats and elliptical cardio. Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell added that five new melaleuca trees have been planted at the park. Read More »

Eagle Rock mall to make room for new fitness center

eagle rock plaza

EAGLE ROCK —  Fitness 19, which operates a nationwide chain of low-cost fitness centers, is planning to open an approximately 17,000-square-foot facility in the Eagle Rock Plaza. The new fitness center would include cardio and strength equipment as well as space for indoor cycling and a ... Read More »

Girl skateboarders challenge tradition in Boyle Heights

Photo courtesy Boyle Heights Beat

BOYLE HEIGHTS -- Candice Avendaño began skateboarding to impress a boyfriend. “He was a skater. I guess I wanted to have more in common, so I started skating,” says the 17-year-old Boyle Heights resident. “But after a while, I realized that skating is really fun, and I really wanted to get into it, so I started skating.” Read More »

Outdoor Park Gyms: The Good, The Bad and the Smoking-Optional


“Did you see? Over there?” asks Tony Kurkowski as he looked in the direction of a man who had used the colorful outdoor fitness equipment at Sycamore Park in Highland Park. The exerciser was walking off after his workout with a cigarette dangling in his mouth. “Well, I guess that’s another benefit of exercising outdoors – you can smoke!” Read More »

Elysian Valley kayaker leaves his disability on the shore

Kayaker Andy Janicki paddles away | Courtesy Andy Janicki

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- “The one that about being in a wheelchair is that you are often looking down on the ground, making sure you won’t run over something, watching for rocks or other obstacles,” says 32-year-old Andy Janicki. “When you are in a kayak, you can look up and all around. It’s a whole new experience that empowers those with disabilities.” Read More »