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  • The LAB Napa
    The letters in The LAB stand for longevity, attitude, and balance, highlighting the studio's three-pronged approach to health and fitness. Inside an impressive warehouse, trainers wrangle a belief-beggaring stock of workout equipment and accessories for use in tailor-made routines for individuals and small groups. Each program strives to steadily enhance overall wellness through body-sculpting drills and an emphasis on correct form, as coaches devote personal attention to participants, ensuring a motivational workout and expert advice on which font is best suited for monogramming newly formed biceps.
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    101 Coombs Street
    Napa, CA US
  • Kaia FIT Rohnert Park
    Students should bring: Water, towel, jump rope, and a yoga mat if you have one, or use ours Average class length: 60 minutes Number of Staff: 1?5 people Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes Established: 2014 Registration required: Yes Good for beginners: Yes Guests allowed: Yes Parking: Parking lot Pro Tip: Kaia FIT Rohnert Park is for women of all ages and all fitness levels.
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    6445 Redwood Dr
    Rohnert Park, CA US
  • Treks and Tracks
    Surrounded by craggy peaks, three men in bright red helmets stand in the midst of wilderness, surveying the mountains around them as their group of hikers break for a snack on the rocky ground. This interface with the majesty of nature is all in a day's work for this trio of adventurers: Paul Mangasarian and Jakob and Daniel Laggner. Still, their passion for open-air exploration grows with each expedition they lead. Paul, Jakob, and Daniel cofounded Treks and Tracks with the dream of orchestrating excursions into nature that combine ancient means of travel?such as sailing, horseback riding, and hitchhiking on a centaur?with modern sports ranging from surfing to rock climbing. Though they focus on introducing novice outdoorsfolk to unspoiled wilderness around the world, Treks and Tracks' cofounders also strive to leave the awe-inspiring surroundings they visit as pristine as they found them by rigorously upholding practices of environmental stewardship on each expedition.
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    1 Bear Valley Rd.
    Point Reyes Station, CA US
  • Fire Road Cycling
    When they weren't busy winning Ironman triathlons and coaching athletes to national success, the trainers behind Multisports.com spent their time like many Americans: hanging out with their favorite pooches. Eventually, the team found a way to incorporate their four-legged friends into their runs, as well. Thus, the Petco 5K9 Walk Run was born. Now a national series of 1-mile and 5K runs, the dog-friendly events promote outdoor activity while raising funds for local animal welfare groups with the help of the Petco Foundation. In addition to hitting the course with their pets, participants can also discover the latest exercise innovations during a visit to the event's health and fitness expo.
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    10 Ave of the Flags
    San Rafael, CA US
  • Marin Yoga Hikes
    During a tumultuous period in her life, Amber Scriven turned to yoga as a way to find balance and a new perspective on the world around her. It led her to becoming an instructor in the Vinyasa style, in which she incorporates breath and flowing poses into the most natural of classrooms?nature, itself. Her all-level classes begin with an easy to moderate hike up one of the many trails in Marin County. When they reach a clearing with stunning views, Amber leads students in setting down mats and engaging in a series of poses that rejuvenate the spirit and integrate acupressure points for increased health.
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    22 Red Hill Avenue
    San Anselmo, CA US
  • Localize It! Presents...The Alameda Summer Stroll
    In the current landscape of big-box stores and chain restaurants, many fear the dissolution of the small business. The worry is understandable, as many of these local ventures are what give cities, towns, and neighborhoods their distinctive flavor. It doesn't help that, on average, only 13% of the money spent at corporately-owned emporiums actually finds its way back to the community. This means that 87% of the dollars spent find themselves in a faraway bank account with nothing but a distant memory of the newborn pennies they left behind at home. When people give local shops and restaurants their business, however, an average of 45% of their money goes toward keeping the area and its unique culture thriving. Fueled by this understanding, the folks at Localize It! helm The Alameda Summer Stroll, an evening of neighborhood appreciation, art, and live music. During certain days throughout the season, participants meander along several streets of the bay-adjacent burg to peruse the goods from local operations and sample locally crafted food, beer, and wine. They can even participate in a wine tasting and food pairings, as well as take advantage of discounts at area restaurants, such as Pasta Pelican, Calafia Taqueria, and East Ocean Seafood Restaurant. Along the way, neighborhood crawlers can stop to take in the musical strains of Jim Parodi and Friends or admire masterpieces by local Alameda and Oakland artists.
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    484 Lake Park #488
    Oakland, CA US