September 27, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Health and Fitness Festival Gears Up:

The annual Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival returns to Santa Monica Saturday, September 10, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Center Surface Area. The festival celebrates services and products from local neighborhoods,while inviting residents and visitors to learn about eating and living well.Featuring much loved festival standouts such as healthy and delicious food, pop-up vendors,and raffles, this year also promises different events from previous years’, such as a bike rodeo, and a more extensive selection of kids’ activities. 

Organized by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City ofSanta Monica and Buy Local Santa Monica,the festival hopes to see an increase attendance due to the Metro line. “The goal of this year’s event is to have a little bit of everything that is important to residents and businesses,” Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce President Laurel Rosen explained. “It also gives us an opportunity to showcase our great hospitals and businesses,hear about valuable resources and do some shopping to support our local businesses.

Over 2,000 people join us to have fun, eat great food and meet their neighbors.”Rosen told The Mirror that she expects the3,000-attendee mark to be exceeded this year,with more than 100 vendors signed on the meet the demand.“There is plenty of parking at the event, as well as a bike valet,” Rosen added. “We expect people will take the train, hop on a bus, bike,drive, walk, or run.” Music is on the bill alongside interactive classes, and opportunities to get to know all that Santa Monica has to offer.“Local businesses will provide expertise,advice, health screenings and free product samples to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle for the entire Santa Monica Community,” organizers said. This year will also see the return of theFitness Trainer competition, which always sees the city’s most active vie for the title of Santa Monica’s Finest Trainer.The health and fitness festival event was originally created in 1989 to support local businesses and raise awareness about the community, and the benefits of choosing local businesses, food, or healthcare first. The festival has proven very popular since then, draw-ing crowds in the thousands year after year.Some of the exhibitors this year include theL.A. Marathon, Naam Yoga Center and ArthurMurray Dance Floor exhibition. 24 Hour Fitness,Rusty’s Surf Ranch, UCLA Health, Santa Monica YMCA, and Base camp Fitness, will also be on hand. The event is free. For more information on the event, or to see the comprehensive list of exhibitors, visit smchamber.com, or tweet @san-tamonicabiz or @buylocalsm.

in Health
Related Posts

COVID-19 Could Have Been in Area as Early as Last December

September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

UCLA study reports significant increase in coughs and acute respiratory failure prior to first official cases of COVID-19 By Sam...

County Walks Back Trick or Treating Ban

September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

Department of Public Health now says trick or treating not recommended By Sam Catanzaro County health officials have walked back...

Trick nor Treat: LA County Bans Door to Door Trick or Treating

September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

Update: the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revised its Halloween guidelines. Previously, as reported below, officials planned...

Edify TV: LA County Salons Given Green Light

September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020

Barbershops and hair salons in Los Angeles County have been given the green light to reopen with restrictions in place...

UCLA Searching for COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteers

September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020

Editor’s note: this AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 trial is on temporary hold while the company looks into whether a patient involved in...

Ahead of Labor Day County Warns COVID-19 Progress Could Be Hampered

September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

Seven-day positivity rate currently below 5 percent By Sam Catanzaro Despite optimism regarding COVID-19 transmission rates, ahead of Labor Day...

New Santa Monica Senior Affordable Housing

September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

Greenway Meadows development nears completion A new development near completion in Santa Monica will provide 38 apartments to low-income seniors...

Montalvo on Montana’s ‘Boos Boos LA’ Cotton Masks

September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

By Staff Writer In light of the growing need for personal protection equipment, a local company is getting creative with...

County Can ‘Think About’ Reopening Schools, Businesses if Transmission Rates Hold

August 25, 2020

August 25, 2020

Community spread still needs to decrease, officials say By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County’s head of public health noted at...

My Dog Day of Summer

August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

I usually don’t sweat the news about temperatures.  I live on the Westside, close to the Pacific Ocean, and it...

Column: How to Play it Safe to Prevent Deadly Heat Exhaustion

August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

By Shawn McCann  As the Southland region broils in a summer heatwave, the coronavirus pandemic has created additional concern for...

Conscious Human Medicine Helping Santa Monica Residents Reverse Chronic Disease and Boost Health

August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020

By Staff Writer When co-founders Dr. Mahboubeh Hashemi and Dr. Matthew Cavaiola started their practice, Conscious Human Medicine, they had...

LAUSD Announces Plans to Test and Contact Trace All Students and Staff

August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020

By Chad Winthrop The nation’s second-largest public school system will provide COVID-19 tests and contact tracing for all Los Angeles...

County Surpasses Somber Milestone of 5,000 COVID-19 Deaths

August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Hospitalizations continue to decline By Sam Catanzaro L.A. County reached a somber milestone Tuesday of over 5,000 COVID- 19 deaths....

Santa Monica Doctor Catches Heat for His Appearance in Censored Coronavirus Video

August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

By Toi Creel A Santa Monica pediatrician is raising some eyebrows about his speculations made in a censored social media...