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Actress Shalita Grant's five laws of motion

Fitness can feel like a race to the bottom: How many pounds can I lose? Can my lunch be lighter? What’s the smallest size that’ll fit? Actress Shalita Grant is over the less-is-more attitude. Scratch being skinny. She’d much rather be strong. “We are given to feeling guilty and ashamed of ourselves,”...

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  • Indoor cycling spins to a tech-heavy beat at Flywheel in Playa Vista

    Indoor cycling spins to a tech-heavy beat at Flywheel in Playa Vista

    Indoor cycling has legions of devotees in Los Angeles, who flock to it for the intensity of the exercise and compelling group vibe. But sometimes it's not enough to just do a class; some spinners want to know exactly how they did, how fast they cycled, how hard they worked. And they want the bike...

  • We put 3 of L.A.'s toughest workouts to the sweat test

    We put 3 of L.A.'s toughest workouts to the sweat test

    Angelenos are notoriously fickle about their workouts; always chasing the next insane challenge to crush. But more burpees aren’t necessarily the answer. Here are our picks for three workouts – all under an hour – that will bring the challenge without feeling like a chore. Heard of those hot new...

  • This hike takes you to an (allegedly) haunted mansion: The Cobb Estate in Altadena

    This hike takes you to an (allegedly) haunted mansion: The Cobb Estate in Altadena

    Lumber magnate Charles Cobb and his wife, Carrie, built an Altadena mansion in 1918. Over the next decades, the Spanish-themed estate survived brush fires, a public plan to turn the land into a cemetery, and ownership by the Marx Brothers before it was ultimately turned into public parkland. Now...

  • 5 new healthful snack options to keep the doughnut cravings at bay

    5 new healthful snack options to keep the doughnut cravings at bay

    Low-calorie, junk-free treats that can be tossed into a gym bag or desk drawer are a critical part of any health buff's arsenal. Here, a few new ones that have caught our eye: -- Los Angeles-based Nomva puts probiotics into its 100-calorie fruit-and-veggie pouches. Co-founders Caroline Beckman...

  • This game makes you feel like you're 10 again (while giving you a full workout)

    This game makes you feel like you're 10 again (while giving you a full workout)

    Why would a middle-aged man run as fast as he can and fling himself headfirst across a grassy field with an arm outstretched like Superman trying to intercept a flying object — knowing full well that he'll feel the repercussions of the ensuing crash landing for the next week? It's obvious: Because...

  • Actress Alyssa Milano: Why low-carb is the only diet that works for me

    Actress Alyssa Milano: Why low-carb is the only diet that works for me

    Actress Alyssa Milano said she's never experienced Hollywood-induced body-shaming. Not even after she gained 50 pounds with her first pregnancy, and then 55 pounds with her second. Her attitude toward the weight gain was, "'It just is what it is.' I just fed my body whatever I wanted." After the...

  • Think Malibu Creek State Park is too crowded for a hike? Here's a sneaky way in

    Think Malibu Creek State Park is too crowded for a hike? Here's a sneaky way in

    Malibu Creek State Park, in the Calabasas area north of Los Angeles, is a great hiking hangout, replete with sunny hillsides, shady valleys and hidden streams and lakes. But it's so popular that parking, especially on the weekend, is a nightmare. (It could be even more crowded while Runyon Canyon...

  • How a former pro beach volleyball athlete stays fit with... gardening

    How a former pro beach volleyball athlete stays fit with... gardening

    Courtney Guerra's lifestyle reflects the best of Southern California. A former professional beach volleyball player, the UC Santa Barbara grad picked up farming and cooking skills at Napa's legendary Meadowood resort and gardens before returning to the Los Angeles area. The Venice resident's latest...

  • Want to join a flash mob? Hoopurbia brings hula hoop mania to L.A.

    Want to join a flash mob? Hoopurbia brings hula hoop mania to L.A.

    Grab your hoops: Hoopurbia — billed as the world's first ever urban hula hooping festival — is coming to Los Angeles. The weeklong event starts March 14 at locations including Echo Park, downtown Los Angeles and Venice: It's designed for people who want to dive into the hot hula hooping trend,...

  • 7 reasons why you're about to fall in love with floating

    7 reasons why you're about to fall in love with floating

    What used to be rather grimly called "sensory deprivation" or "isolation" therapy has resurfaced as the far more appealing "flotation therapy": Those in need of some de-stressing and mental relaxation can bob about, alone, in an enclosed tub filled with enough salt water to keep them gently suspended...

  • Jessica Alba's Honest-to-goodness stress relievers: meditation, hot yoga, spin class with friends

    Jessica Alba's Honest-to-goodness stress relievers: meditation, hot yoga, spin class with friends

    Jessica Alba is a one busy woman. The Golden Globe-nominated actress is co-founder of the Honest Co., a billion-dollar personal care and home goods business. She recently launched Honest Beauty, a collection of skin care and beauty products. We're more than a little curious about how she juggles...

  • Think your kid (or you) could be a screen zombie? Take the 'Screenagers' test

    Think your kid (or you) could be a screen zombie? Take the 'Screenagers' test

    Are you a screen zombie? Are you fighting with your significant other, your teenager, your parents, your best friend — even with yourself — about how much time your digital device is distracting you from real, as opposed to virtual, life? Or maybe you're so buried in your screen that you don't...

  • Oscars 2016: The workouts celebrities use to get red-carpet ready

    Oscars 2016: The workouts celebrities use to get red-carpet ready

    The Oscars are here, and that means celebs have long been prepping for the red carpet and all of the head-to-toe, 360-degree scrutiny that comes with it. How do they do it? Here are some of the workouts favored by people who must look good for a living: HULA HOOPING Celebs who've tried it: Oscar...

  • Rooftop workouts in L.A. aim for top-of-the-world experiences

    Rooftop workouts in L.A. aim for top-of-the-world experiences

    Lithe bodies reaching toward the heavens doing sun salutations on a helipad overlooking the Hollywood sign as the morning sun streams over the Capitol Records building. Chiseled bodies "visualizing" success and calling out affirmations in a spin class overlooking picturesque palm trees and the...

  • Country star Clay Walker says exercise keeps him moving through multiple sclerosis

    Country star Clay Walker says exercise keeps him moving through multiple sclerosis

    Country music star Clay Walker hails from Texas, a state that loves its football. As a kid, when he wasn't playing quarterback he was on the basketball court or exploring the outdoors with his cousins. Always into fitness, he was shooting hoops back in 1996 when he discovered something was terribly...

  • How Marianne Williamson advocates for mindful activism

    How Marianne Williamson advocates for mindful activism

    In this election season, a yoga studio is encouraging patrons to get off the mat and into citizen activism. On Saturday, Wanderlust Hollywood is hosting "Mindful America: Creating a Mindful Policy For a Healthy, Prosperous America." The six experts on the panel will pose answers to a provocative...

  • How I reduced my prednisone use through diet and exercise

    How I reduced my prednisone use through diet and exercise

    When the prednisone my doctor gave me almost miraculously vanquished the paralyzing joint pain I was suffering from, I was hooked. At first, I didn't care that I had to take a second drug (alendronate, brand name Fosamax), to slow or prevent osteoporosis, one of the dreaded side effects of prednisone....

  • How Mario Lopez trains to stay in Mario Lopez shape

    How Mario Lopez trains to stay in Mario Lopez shape

    At 42, Mario Lopez has compiled a unique body of work. He hosts a celebrity TV news show ("Extra") and daily syndicated radio show ("On With Mario.") His show business career began at age 10 and has included acting ("Saved by the Bell"), dancing ("Dancing With the Stars" and Fox's upcoming "Grease:...

  • Why 'Billions' star Malin Akerman has no need for a personal trainer

    Why 'Billions' star Malin Akerman has no need for a personal trainer

    Malin Akerman showed her physical-comedy skills in "The Heartbreak Kid" and superhero fight moves, after intense training, in "Watchmen." For Showtime's "Billions," a power-, money- and sex-driven series premiering Sunday, Akerman, 37, displays her dramatic side as Lara, the streetwise, protective...

  • Here's a walk in Manhattan Beach that's all about the grass instead of the sand

    Here's a walk in Manhattan Beach that's all about the grass instead of the sand

    Everyone goes to Manhattan Beach to swim, surf or walk on the Strand to look at the ocean. But here's a long, grassy walk you can do without getting sand in your shoes. 1. Begin near Herondo Street and Valley Drive, at the southernmost point of Veterans Parkway. This wide, 3.5-mile-long green belt...

  • Family recipes and bike rides help actress Bridget Moynahan stay balanced

    Family recipes and bike rides help actress Bridget Moynahan stay balanced

    On CBS' "Blue Bloods," now in its sixth season, Bridget Moynahan stars as Assistant Dist. Atty. Erin Reagan, who is not afraid to stand up to her police commissioner father, played by Tom Selleck. Next up, she's appearing with Keanu Reeves in the "John Wick 2" sequel, scheduled to open in 2016....

  • Want to lose weight in 2016? Experts say start right now

    Want to lose weight in 2016? Experts say start right now

    Do it. Now. If you're like most of us, you want to lose weight in 2016. The experts we spoke to suggest that you start now. As in, today. "There's no need to wait for January 1st," said Jocelyn Shaw, a Weight Watchers personal coach and leader. "The very next decision you make can turn it around...

  • Five tips to get a jump on your weight-loss resolution

    Five tips to get a jump on your weight-loss resolution

    We're betting you've already "treated yourself" a little too much this holiday season — hey, who can resist that extra reindeer cookie? Pretty much no one. But here's some good news. You can get a jump on your resolution to drop a few pounds in 2016 — and it won't be hard at all. New research shows...

  • Taking the first ballet step in a midlife quest to dance in 'The Nutcracker'

    Taking the first ballet step in a midlife quest to dance in 'The Nutcracker'

    My shoulders are lowered, blades squeezed, back expanded, ribs wrapped, pelvis tucked, glutes engaged, core activated, spine long and neutral. My feet — toes gripping, heels rooted — push back against the floor to lengthen the muscles of my thighs and calves. My neck is long, but not because my...

  • How Dr. Sanjay Gupta hit the reset button on his workout routine

    How Dr. Sanjay Gupta hit the reset button on his workout routine

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta did something I'd never heard of anyone doing during an interview: 10 pull-ups. For CNN's longtime medical correspondent, strength training is such a key part of his multi-sport fitness regimen that he says he periodically pops off 10 quick ones throughout the day at home and office....

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