The Hottest 100 Music Festival paints the weekend in shades of competitive euphony as up to 200 bands, artists, and DJs strive for their place in the top 100. For two days, the scenic grounds of Irvine Lake are saturated in 12 unrelenting hours of melody, as bands representing every genre and necktie technique trade barbed jabs and retorting riffs across eight stages. Headlining Saturday's stable of hungry rock hippos, electro hip-hop trio Hyper Crush exercises irrepressible crunkitude, and the mirror-mesmerizing posse of It Boys! taunts audiences by eating multiple servings of songs without gaining weight. Sunday's supernova includes the hardcore crew of Stick to Your Guns, the brawny pop-punk of A Static Lullaby, and a special set from noted headbangers Bleeding Through, whose thrash metal solicits whiplash and spare change to launder a load of black T-shirts.
Huw Lloyd Davies and Stu White started HDX Fit as a place where they can help others improve their own health and fitness. The center's training principles are built upon holistic health awareness, the fundamentals of nutrition, and metabolic conditioning. Alongside an excellent supporting staff, the team curates a curriculum of group training classes, personal-training sessions, nutrition consultations, and holistic life coaching.
HDX Fit also offers an online training program, a portal full of videos and written workouts for people who can’t make it to classes because their motorized unicycles are out of gas. The online program includes a weekly telephone chat with one of the gym’s trainers, who speaks to the philosophy of the center's inspirational founder.
Dr. Zhu first started studying Chinese medicine when he was a young boy growing up in Beijing. He graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and became the orthopedic surgeon-in-charge at China-Japan Friendship Hospital. Dr. Hong Guang Xiang—a world-renowned Chinese physician—took notice of Dr. Zhu's skills and shared all his theories with the young doctor. After he came to America, Dr. Zhu shared his knowledge of orthopedics and tui na with students at Samra University of Oriental Medicine. Now the owner of Evergreen Health & Herbs, Dr. Zhu draws on more than 20 years of clinical experience and his knowledge of eastern and western techniques to treat ailments. In addition to acupuncture and acupressure, which redirect and rebalance the body's energy, he can also diagnose disease by simply taking a patient’s pulse or counting their blinks. Complimentary herbal teas with ginseng and jujube quench thirsty patrons while they wait.
At the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, Sergei Golubitsky took home the Silver Medal in Men's Foil fencing. This is the crowning achievement of a fencing career that also boasts three straight World Championships, multiple European Championships, and Masters titles, as well as a book about his experiences, Fencing is My Life. Clearly, Sergei has learned a lot in his multidecade career as a fencer. Today, he passes on the expertise that took him to the top of the sport as an instructor at his eponymous academy, Golubitsky Fencing Center. Students learn to lunge and parry directly from Sergei himself, polishing their physical technique and mental strategy through lessons, camps, and clinics.
The trainers behind ASOfit tout a fitness philosophy based around three principles: variety, functionality, and intensity. Their outdoor workouts engage the whole body to help clients achieve personal health and fitness goals, whether that means losing weight, building muscle, or improving their overall conditioning. Participants perform functional movements over broad periods of time, and instructors keep classes capped at 20 participants so they can provide individual coaching tips. Participants are expected to bring their own mat so the won't have to lie on the ground and their own jump rope so they won't have to fashion one from their hair at the last minute.
The benefits of taking a float beggars belief. As moms-to-be or athletes ease into the shallow, warm, Epson salt water, they immediately feel peace and serenity, along with more tangible effects, such as a reprieve from joint pain and lowered blood pressure. Beginners float for 30 minutes to get the hang of it, while experienced floaters can relax in a tank for up to 90 minutes.