Amenzone Fitness, Guru's Gate Yoga, CoeDynamics and Haute Yogi Manhattan Beach are four of the health and fitness businesses participating in the first “Free Fitness Weekends,” Friday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 8.
Organized by the Beach Cities Health District
, which serves Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, this new health initiative gives the public the opportunity to take free exercise classes in the Beach Cities the first weekend of every month.
“Physical fitness is one of the cornerstones of a healthy life, but alarmingly, only one in three adults and one in four children currently get the recommended amount of daily physical activity,” said Dr. Lisa Santora, BCHD’s Chief Medical Officer. “We hope Free Fitness Weekends helps people connect with a fitness opportunity that they love and will stick with long-term."
, 2317 N. Sepulveda Blvd., will offer a class called "Primal" on Friday, Feb. 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Primal is a "back-to-basics workout" for athletes and athletically minded people. Participants will use tires and one’s own strength for a "natural workout," according to the online class schedule
On Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10:30-11:45 a.m., Guru's Gate Yoga, 815 Manhattan Ave., will offer "Community Vinyasa Flow," a "vigorous yoga style" that links breath and movement through a "sequence of Sun Salutations and postures." Class size is limited to 25. Register in advance online here.
CoeDynamics, 500 S. Sepulveda Blvd., will offer a Core Pilates Reformer Class in which participants can learn the intricacy of their core while getting a full-body workout on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 11-11:55 a.m. Class size is limited. Advance online registration is required and available here
Haute Yogi Manhattan Beach, 3618 Highland Ave., will offer an Introductory Yoga Class on Sunday, Feb. 8 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Participants will learn yoga basics, including basic postures, proper alignment and breathwork, with owner and Breast Cancer Survivor Tiffany Friedman. The room is gently heated to warm the body for stretching. Advance registration is necessary and can be done online here
Free Fitness Weekends is designed to introduce people of all income and ability levels to a wide variety of fitness offerings, including yoga, Pilates, cycling, strength training, boot camp and more. Currently, 25 fitness studios in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach have joined the community initiative.
Dr. Santora says the overarching goal is to create a healthier beach community by promoting exercise and supporting local businesses.
BCHD is among the largest preventive health agencies in the nation and has served the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach since 1955. As a public
agency, it offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities to promote health and prevent diseases in every lifespan. BCHD operates AdventurePlex, a health and fitness center where kids play their way to good health, and the Center for Health & Fitness, a comprehensive, medically based fitness center.
BCHD can be reached by calling (310) 374-3426 for more information. Or, visit them online