In the unusual parlance of the Hunger Runs 5K, runners are “dedications,” teams are “organizations,” spectators are “assemblies,” and the race is known simply as “the hunt.” The race’s creators, the “huntmakers,” devise a series of obstacles specifically designed to encourage teamwork and camaraderie, and they set up “challenge centers” demanding expert bow-and-arrow skills, simian climbing abilities, and courage in the face of flaming objects. Organizations that finish fastest or with the most points in their designated wave earn bragging rights, awards, and cheek pinches from their proud grandmothers. Dedications are strongly encouraged to wear fun costumes and comfortable sneakers and to come bearing team spirit and the will to win.
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday about togetherness and Latino culture. As runners tread the path between the beach and state park enjoying the beautiful ocean views, they'll compete for cash prizes including an iPod Nano and trophies. There are even phantom prizes awarded randomly to participants regardless of their race time. Everyone's a winner at the end, with the after party featuring Latin music, beer, and tacos at Dos Toros in Downtown Huntington Beach. Every entrant's participation also benefits the Save A Warrior Foundation, which is dedicated to helping veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress.
Our focus is to build the ATHLETE first. We specialize in providing individually-developed athletic performance training programs for athetes of all sports, ages, and abilities looking to get an edge on their competition. We also offer Adult Fitness Classes and Physical Therapy.
With Soul Symmetric, founder, certified trainer, and nutritionist Stacie Schneider divorces workouts from the gym. Instead, her fitness classes take place outdoors, some on pristine beaches, and some in the ocean itself. Aspiring stand-up paddleboarders, for example, ride ocean waves as they hone their technique and strengthen their cores. Swimmers also practice in the ocean, which many prefer over their home koi ponds, while Pilates students stretch in the glow of the sunset during classes held right on the beach. To complement their outdoor workouts, Soul Symmetric's wellness experts also craft custom nutrition plans and administer music therapy, which can help sharpen brain function.
At first glance, wooden boxes, ropes, tires, and weighted balls may seem like materials pulled from an abandoned factory. But each piece was carefully chosen for its ability to mimic functional movements, which is the cornerstone of the CrossFit workout. And no one needs to go into a workout wondering what to do; certified coaches lead people through every exercise, adjusting weight and resistance along to way to make sure everyone gets the proper workout. Daily-changing routines keep muscles guessing, in addition to improving strength and metabolic conditioning.
So Cal X Fit trainers Luis Briseno and Michael Jauregui get exercisers into shape during engaging boot-camp classes. These workouts incorporate myriad forms of resistance, from battle ropes and Prowler sleds to TRX suspension training tools and over-sized tires from Paul Bunyan's childhood tricycle. To complement the workouts, So Cal X Fit also provides body wraps and nutritional counseling.