Happy New Year!

We are kicking off 2017 with an exploration into healthy and fit living. I don’t know about you but I already need a holiday diet so let’s start getting fit and healthy together!

Carlsbad Family Raises More than $15,000 for 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Adams family of Carlsbad's Team "Ella Bella" did their part to help make "Type One Type None" through fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation San Diego Walk to Cure Diabetes in Balboa Park. JDRF.org

Pure Barre Carlsbad Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Pure Barre Carlsbad celebrated their first anniversary with free classes in the morning, then traded in their water bottles for fun cocktails and a party in the evening. PureBarre.com/ca-carlsbad

La Costa 35 Athletic Club’s Cards for a Cause 
Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad

Local nonprofit organization La Costa 35 Athletic Club hosted its 6th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Begun in 2011 to give back to the community, the event has tripled in attendance and raised over $185,000. BGCCarlsbad.org Photography Louise Donahue

Carlsbad Premium Outlets’ Shop Under the Stars Benefits Local Charities

Carlsbad Premium Outlets, owned by Simon Property Group, hosted its annual fundraiser, Shop Under the Stars, to benefit Simon Youth Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Carlsbad Educational Foundation, Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego Auxiliary and Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs. PremiumOutlets.com

January 2017 Around Town

Mitchell Thorp Foundation will host their largest fundraiser of the year - their eighth annual 5K Run/Walk - February 4, 2017 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. This year, the event will be themed around Warrior Children who fight every day for their lives. “Bring Out The Warrior Within to Help a Warrior Child” will set the stage for the 5K,…


Drs. Paul and Gina Hodgson and their fantastic team at New Wave Chiropractic Center in Carlsbad attract some of the most challenging health cases from around the world. 
Chiropractic has long been known to alleviate back pain, neck pain, headaches, and many other symptoms, however the real benefit is in getting your entire body balanced: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and chemically. When this is…

Raising the Barre

The very mention of barre might meet with resistance when considering fitness options, especially for someone looking for a new exercise regimen. Many conjure perfect ballet poses and levels of finesse that are intimidating. Little do they know, the technique behind barre classes requires nothing more than motivation and commitment to explore a tried and tested fitness method that has…

Learning Through Service

Founded in 2007, Pacific Ridge School, a private independent college prep school in Carlsbad’s Bressi Ranch, is the realization of a vision held by a group of parents and community members who wanted to provide students with an innovative and first-rate educational experience. “Our mission is to foster academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement,” says Alison Behr, Director of…

Winter Garden Success

For some, “winter garden success” may seem like a rather vague phrase. If you’re a recent transplant to Southern California that’s understandable. If not, you owe it to yourself to know exactly what it means, and that’s easy to do.

Stay on Track

We all know how New Year’s Resolutions go. Come January 1, we’re all about it. We’re eating healthy, joining the mass quantities of gym-goers everyday after work and convince ourselves we’ll finally stick with it this time. As the months go by, it gets harder and harder to stay motivated, but this health and fitness gear is so cool you…

Essentials of Surfing

Rich Clark is a Carlsbad local who has surfed three continents and hundreds of breaks. He is also the founder of Dollar Wave Club, which delivers surf essentials to your door every month. Ask him about it if you see him in the lineup at Ponto, Campgrounds, or Warm Waters.