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Monday, August 31, 2015

September is National Yoga Month


This is designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.
Get the Yoga Month Card for ONE WEEK FREE YOGA at a local yoga studio - For New Students Only!

Global Mala Yoga for Peace - Worldwide Events Sept. 21-22, 2013
Global Mala Yoga for Peace is a series of event focused around 108 sun salutations and uniting the yoga community in support of International Peace Day. Global Mala celebrations will be held in many cities around the world. Organize your own Global Mala Yoga For Peace. Proceeds will benefit a local charity of your choice. Search for events using the yoga events search.
A Time for Yoga Celebrations Worldwide
A Time for Yoga Celebrations Worldwide Sept. 30, 2013
Yoga Month invites all yoga studios, teachers and students to unite on September 30 for a worldwide yoga practice. Be a part of the first annual Time for Yoga Global Community Practice by organizing a yoga practice in your own community. At 7 p.m. local time on September 30, yoga students of all experience levels are encouraged to practice yoga as an international observance and the culmination of Yoga Month. A one-hour yoga practice will be followed by savasana beginning at 8 p.m., and a 15 minute meditation for universal peace and well-being at 8:15 p.m

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Free Yoga

Sat 8/29

8:00 A.M. Goorus’ official Grand Opening - classes on 8/29 are free and open to the community. 15327 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades.
Grand Opening Celebration & Open House

9 am | Yoga for the Outdoor Enthusiast by REI

Yoga with REIREI Outdoor School is offering free yoga classes with their professional yoga instructors. Yoga helps you develop strength, balance, flexibility and concentration to improve your outdoor pursuits. (recurring)

All experience levels welcome, please bring your own yoga mat.
The Frog Spot, Los Angeles River Trail

REI Outdoor School | Class Info

Sun 8/30

8:45 am Lululemon Brentwood

Get there 10 min early to save a space, it gets crowded. (recurring)
11920 San Vicente Boulevard, 90049                       

Health ambassador

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Funding for Sports

Let's Move#

Dick's Sporting Goods announced their new crowdfunding effort in partnership with and are accepting proposals. While all youth sports teams are welcome to apply, this project is focused on school-based youth programming.
This collaboration between ESPN and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) provides non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations, middle schools and high schools with financing and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local basketball courts in selected markets.
Read more here.

Interested in more grant opportunities? Visit Up2Us Sports' Grants Opportunities page

Friday, August 21, 2015

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk

Childhood Obesity 5K Run/Walk

Sat 9/12 at 3790 Wilshire Blvd

Join Let’s Move West L.A. Support First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to fight against childhood obesity. Enjoy the scenery as you walk down Wilshire Blvd, closed off just for this event from Western to Park View St., and take part in the first nationwide public-health effort aimed at tackling the challenge of childhood obesity. Conquer the car-free streets of LA and donate to charity! $14/ person. Each registered runner will receive the 2015 Participant Kit complete with a custom race t-shirt, gold finisher's medal, race bib number w/timing chip!

RSVP at:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Billion Mile Race

Billion Mile Race is a new initiative that’s bringing together school-based walking and running programs across the US and challenging them to collectively walk, jog, and run one billion miles.

The New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race is run out of the nationwide ChildObesity180 initiative, and is challenging America’s schools to collectively walk and run one billion miles. The initiative aims to celebrate and connect schools where kids are walking and running and to accelerate development of new walking/running programs at schools that don’t already have them. Any type of walking/running program before, during, or after school qualifies (e.g., walking school buses, running clubs, walking clubs, fun runs, etc.).

Registration takes five minutes and is completely free. Register by August 21st to put 2014/15 miles on the board and jump out to an early lead!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kids Eat Right Month

August is Kids Eat Right Month

"Shop Smart, Cook Healthy, Eat Right"

As we approach the beginning of the school year, it is an excellent time to reinforce the importance of nutrition and physical activity for children of all ages. This campaign seeks to educate families, communities and policymakers about the importance of nutrition in promoting health.

Neighborhood and faith-based organizations are well-positioned to initiate and coordinate activities that encourage healthy living and well-being. Trusted leaders in communities and congregations can empower families and communities to make better choices to improve the health of our children. If you want to make a difference in your community, encourage your community leaders and groups to take action:
  • Invite a registered dietitian nutritionist to host nutrition education classes for your group or faith community.
  • Share Kids Eat Right Month™ handout with your organization and the community.
  • Announce Kids Eat Right Month™ in your newsletter or website.
  • Help ensure that kids in your community have access to nutritious meals when school is out by hosting a Summer Food Service Program, providing free meals to help low-income kids get the food they need to grow into healthy adults.
  • Host a weekly exercise activity for your community or congregation.
  • Follow Kids Eat Right on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.

Ingrid Cheng
Health Blogger

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Walk This Way

I love to walk and do it at least 3 times a day with my dog, Sparky. We walk for 15-30 minutes each time. Sometimes, we'd walk to the supermarket or the library. I am lucky that almost everything is within walking distance of my home. If only I could walk to work.

I make it fun by skipping, switching my pace, going sideways like a crab and even backward carefully. Sometimes, I'd see a hummingbird or a squirrel. I always stop to enjoy communing with these creatures. I plan to do a 5-K walk for charity.

Walking is a good way to exercise. Make time each day to walk. It helps me keep fit and energizes me.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Go Hiking

On August 25 to celebrate The National Park Service 99 year-Birthday, all of the country's national parks are waiving their entrance fees and inviting everyone to join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast.
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service to formally protect and preserve these lands so people all over the world could experience America's historic beauty and heritage for years to come.
Stanford researches share, "A new study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression." Research even shows that simply looking at photos of nature has a rejuvenating effect on the brain and that kids who are exposed to more greenery during the school day perform better on exams. Nature Rx, created by a team of filmmakers, is a short series of one-minute long videos that "encourage folks to spend time outdoors by spoofing prescription drug commercials."
Ingrid Cheng

Friday, August 7, 2015

B2B Power Sessions @ Green Festival

In addition to the knowledge that will be shared, there’s also going to be a lot of great networking at the L.A Convention Center.
Green Festival Exhibitors – FREEGreen Festival Attendees – $150 for all six classes or $50 a la cart
Registration Required.



Sat 9/26
8:30 am How to be a Green Business Leader
8:50 am Learn the Vital Ingredients to Grow Your Green Business

9:10 am How to Get More Leads, Customers and Profits Online

Sun 9/27

8:30 am Insane Loyalty: How to Get People Fanatically Addicted to Your Business

8:50 am How to Build Your Customer Base with Great Marketing

9:10 am How to Get More Leads, Customers and Profits Online

Ingrid Cheng

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Centers for Health & Wellness

Wellness Center at the Old General Hospital
1200 N. State St., Ste 1069
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Health Education Classes
- Senior Health Education
- Meal Planning
Fitness Classes
- Zumba
- Yoga :
Learn basic yoga poses to combine breathing and awareness to build strength and flexibility, increase energy and relieve tension and stress all while moving at your own pace.
Yoga is for ages 5 and up. Open to first 30 people.
Tuesdays: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursdays: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

- Aerobics and Tai Chi for Seniors
Kids / Youth Classes
- Kids Cooking
- Dance Fitness for Kids
- Youth Leadership Workshop
There's a center at
Corner of Crenshaw and Century - INGLEWOOD
3111 W. Century Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90303

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Alternative Workouts in L.A.

I am inspired by the Alternative Workouts in L.A.

I have signed up to be updated about Daybreaker, a crack-of-dawn, sweaty, feel-good dance party open to one and all. The gatherings take place twice a month at various venues in L.A.

I have bought a Groupon for Rockreation Fight Gravity One class. I've climbed a rock wall before, but never taken a class.

I also tried Hula hooping led by Kellee McQuinn at a fitness event in Century City.

I am taking classes at  Pop Physique, I had my first combo pilates, barre & free weights class last Saturday and it made me sore a day later.

I also go to free yoga classes at work and near my home 2-3 days a week. I believe that to keep myself motivated, I need to mix it up and have fun.

Ingrid Cheng