Health & Fitness

Miramonte Resort & Spa Holds Spa Party at Well Spa

Miramonte Resort & Spa Holds Spa Party at Well Spa

By | October 15, 2015 at 4:02 am | No comments

On October 29 with Proceeds Benefitting Desert Cancer Foundation Miramonte Resort & Spa is holding a luxurious spa party at THE WELL Spa located on property. The event will take place Thursday, October 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from the party benefit Desert Cancer...

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Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge Attracts Fitness Enthusiasts, Avid Athletes….and the Marines

Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge Attracts Fitness Enthusiasts, Avid Athletes….and the Marines

By | October 1, 2015 at 12:13 am | No comments

1K Color Run, 5K Walk/Run, Reverse Mini-triathlon, Reverse Mini-Tri Relay, and Health Fair Benefits YMCA of the Desert Youth Progams By Chris Clemens This coming weekend, the 2nd annual Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge takes place on Sunday, October 4 at Palm Desert Civic...

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Early Bird Registration for 2nd Annual Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge Ends August 31

Early Bird Registration for 2nd Annual Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge Ends August 31

By | August 19, 2015 at 5:16 pm | No comments

By Chris Clemens Family YMCA of the Desert’s 2nd Annual Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge will be held on Sunday, October 4, giving runners, walkers, and tri-athletes the opportunity exercise while having fun and raising money for youth programs in the Valley. The event takes...

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Palm Desert Aquatic Center Open for Viewing Civic Center Fireworks on July 4th

Palm Desert Aquatic Center Open for Viewing Civic Center Fireworks on July 4th

By | June 25, 2015 at 2:51 am | No comments

By Chris Clemens The Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC), a one-of-its-kind water park in the Coachella Valley, remains open extended hours on July 4th until 10 p.m. giving guests an opportunity to swim and watch the City of Palm Desert fireworks display while keeping cool in...

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Just in Time for Grads and Dads to Chill Out at the Pool

Just in Time for Grads and Dads to Chill Out at the Pool

By | June 11, 2015 at 1:58 am | No comments

Palm Desert Aquatic Center Announces Summer Hours, Water Classes, Swim Lessons, Lap Swimming and Party Options The Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC) – a one-of-its-kind water park in the Coachella Valley – announced today extended summer hours beginning June 12 for water...

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DARREN F.X. CLAIR, M.D. OPENS OFFICE IN RANCHO MIRAGE

DARREN F.X. CLAIR, M.D. OPENS OFFICE IN RANCHO MIRAGE

By | April 30, 2015 at 9:58 am | No comments

By Janet Newcomb The office of Dr. Darren Clair has announced the opening of his third Southern California Vibrance Rejuvenation Center specializing in vibrant health and wellness in all stages of life. His mission is to change the delivery of health care services from...

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Are You FITT?

Are You FITT?

By | April 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey If you are anything like me, you have aspirations to work out, get fit, eat right, and stick with it.  But then, life happens.  Schedules get crazy; the job becomes demanding, it’s too hot outside, I’m not feeling well… whatever. I have learned...

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Walk MS to benefit the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National MS Society

Walk MS to benefit the Southern California & Nevada Chapter of the National MS Society

By | April 8, 2015 at 1:55 pm | No comments

Locals Connect to Create a World Free of MS WHAT:    Multiple sclerosis destroys connections. This unpredictable disease disconnects the mind and the body and disconnects people from one another. So it’s only fitting that our connections would be its greatest enemy. The...

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The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa Offers a Scent Journey Spa Party While Supporting Jacob Reyes Fight Against Leukemia

The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa Offers a Scent Journey Spa Party While Supporting Jacob Reyes Fight Against Leukemia

By | April 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm | No comments

By Chris Clemens The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa is holding a ZENTS Spa Party on April 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in which purchase to the event will support four-year old Jacob Reyes and his family as he fights leukemia. The event includes a special guest from ZENTS, a...

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Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet To Detoxify, Energize, And Supercharge Fat Loss

Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet To Detoxify, Energize, And Supercharge Fat Loss

By | April 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm | No comments

By Dietitian & Author Manuel Villacorta What exactly is the Super Food Incan diet, and what makes eating the Peruvian way so beneficial? In his third book Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet to Detoxify, Energize, and Supercharge Fat Loss (HCI Books/Dec...

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Water for Heath

Water for Heath

By | March 26, 2015 at 12:58 am | No comments

By Karen Creasey There is a general misconception that water aerobics is suitable for only pregnant women and the elderly.  But in all reality water aerobics, done right, can prove to be a very intense workout for all ages and fitness levels – even the professional athlete...

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BI-ANNUAL CYCLEDELIC FESTIVAL & RIDE PROMOTES BIKE SAFETY FOR THIS FREE NIGHTTIME EVENT

BI-ANNUAL CYCLEDELIC FESTIVAL & RIDE PROMOTES BIKE SAFETY FOR THIS FREE NIGHTTIME EVENT

By | March 19, 2015 at 12:39 am | No comments

Spin Classes, Bike Rentals, Valet Service, Glow-in-the-Dark Giveaways The City of Palm Springs' Office of Sustainability is excited to present the 3rd Cycledelic nighttime bike safety event. This colorful, fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark bike ride and vendor festival will take...

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Desert CrossFit Hosts First Annual Wellness Fair

Desert CrossFit Hosts First Annual Wellness Fair

By | March 12, 2015 at 3:45 am | No comments

Desert CrossFit is thrilled to host the first annual “Just for the HEALTH of it!” Wellness Fair, set to take place on March 21st from 12-4 p.m. The event will bring together 20+ specialized vendors, in an effort to promote health and wellness to all local residents and their...

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THE DOCK – For Your Sexual Health

THE DOCK – For Your Sexual Health

By | March 12, 2015 at 1:20 am | No comments

New clinic opens March 16 at Desert AIDS Project Treating sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) while expanding access to HIV testing A handicapped-access ramp on the south side of the Desert AIDS Project building at 1695 N. Sunrise Way at Vista Chino in Palm Springs will help...

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LIFESTREAM COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

LIFESTREAM COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

By | February 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm | No comments

Give Hope – Give Life – Give Blood LOCATIONS: College of the Desert • Address: 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 25 • Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Desert Oasis Healthcare • Address: 275 N. Cielo, Palm Springs • Date:...

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Show Your Heart Some Love: Fight Heart Disease Through Prevention

Show Your Heart Some Love: Fight Heart Disease Through Prevention

By | February 18, 2015 at 4:15 pm | No comments

For many Americans the month of February is about paper hearts and the love they represent on Valentine's Day, but it should also be about the human heart and the love we show it by keeping it healthy. In 2012, President Obama declared February "American Heart Month" to raise...

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Get Tested Coachella Valley!

Get Tested Coachella Valley!

By | February 11, 2015 at 9:05 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Imagine a world without AIDS! The visionaries of Get Tested Coachella Valley have and they are doing everything they can to bring the epidemic to an end starting right here in the CV. Last week, Get Tested gave their first Annual Report at UCR Palm...

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Fitness Saboteurs

Fitness Saboteurs

By | January 29, 2015 at 12:53 am | No comments

By Karen Creasey If you are anything like me you have set a fitness goal only to look back at it and wonder what happened. Sometimes it feels like the universe is conspiring to keep me from reaching my goal. Can you relate? Even the most passionate fitness enthusiasts face...

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Workout Boredom

Workout Boredom

By | January 15, 2015 at 10:25 am | No comments

By Karen Creasy I frequently have swimmers tell me they get bored swimming back and forth in a pool. If you are a swimmer (or any exerciser actually), bored with your workout routine and wondering how to improve, consider adding equipment. Here is a short list of a few must...

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LIFESTREAM COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

LIFESTREAM COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

By | January 15, 2015 at 10:20 am | No comments

Give Hope – Give Life – Give Blood • Where: Mayfield College • Address: 35325 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 20 • Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Donors receive, while supplies last, a coupon for four free tacos and a milkshake,...

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Beautiful Face of Recovery Conference for Women

Beautiful Face of Recovery Conference for Women

By | January 1, 2015 at 1:13 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil There are all kinds of addictions. From drugs, to alcohol, gambling and even sex. For women, there has been a sort of closet effect to dealing with their addictions. Many women feel stressed about admitting that they have a problem, and even once they...

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New Years Resolve

New Years Resolve

By | December 18, 2014 at 4:45 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey Approaching a new year this 2015 has been a reflective experience. I have been thinking long and hard about what it means to make a new year’s resolution. What it means to resolve to start something, change something, or finish something. I have always been...

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Shaping Up with Five Star Gym & Fitness

Shaping Up with Five Star Gym & Fitness

By | December 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Ah the holidays! It’s that special time of year for friends, family and lots of fattening food. Which can sometimes make your waistline grow along with the holiday spirit. What better time to get a jump on those pesky pounds, and head them off at the...

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LAFACE Skincare Exclusive at Riviera Spa

LAFACE Skincare Exclusive at Riviera Spa

By | December 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Skincare is important for all us, men and women alike. We spend untold amounts on products every year, hoping that they will provide the desired effect. But most times, the product is a disappointment, and we are left with a graveyard of bottles, jars...

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Color Vibe 5K 2015

Color Vibe 5K 2015

By | November 27, 2014 at 10:50 am | No comments

The Color Vibe, a “VIBErantly” colorful 5k fun run company, is teaming up with F.I.N.D. Food Bank to bring the Color Vibe 5K to Coachella Valley! The 5K, full of vivid colors, music, and tons of fun on Saturday, January 31, 2015 will be held at Lake Cahuilla Park. The...

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The Galen New Year’s Resolution 5K

The Galen New Year’s Resolution 5K

By | November 19, 2014 at 6:11 pm | No comments

The Galen New Year’s Resolution 5K will be held December 27 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen. The 5K is a certified course for runners, families, and enthusiasts of all ages to kick-off healthy New Year’s...

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Boredom-The Enemy to Good Health

Boredom-The Enemy to Good Health

By | November 13, 2014 at 10:55 am | No comments

By Karen Creasey Often I have swimmers ask me what they can do to take the boredom out of a swim workout or any workout for that matter.   Exercise boredom is not exclusive to swimming. Even the most eager and dedicated fitness enthusiast gets bored with exercise. It is...

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HOT PURPLE ENERGY’S TENNIS OPEN DOUBLES AS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER

HOT PURPLE ENERGY’S TENNIS OPEN DOUBLES AS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER

By | October 30, 2014 at 2:12 am | No comments

Register Now for 4th Annual Tournament Benefitting Desert Cancer Foundation Tennis anyone? Registration is now open for Hot Purple Energy’s 4th Annual Tennis Open, mixed doubles tournament, to be held November 15th and 16th at the Riviera Hotel (1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr.)....

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Boob-A-Palooza Raises Funds and Awareness about Breast Cancer

Boob-A-Palooza Raises Funds and Awareness about Breast Cancer

By | October 30, 2014 at 2:11 am | No comments

Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery, Desert Crossfit and Las Palmas OB-GYN join forces to support Charity Godmother Three local businesses committed to wellness are coming together for Boob-A-Palooza, a fitness and fun event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 8, 2014, to raise awareness and...

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The Center and Eisenhower Medical Center Present Health Series with Hormone Therapy

The Center and Eisenhower Medical Center Present Health Series with Hormone Therapy

By | October 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm | No comments

“The LGBT Community Center of the Desert (The Center) continues its new array of health and wellness programs in November as part of its partnership with Eisenhower Medical Center,” says Mike Thompson, Executive Director. Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men will be...

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Walk to Health

Walk to Health

By | October 22, 2014 at 6:45 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey So you want to get fit, but you don’t like to run, you don’t know how to swim, and you don’t have a bike or a gym membership. What other options are there? You enjoy the outside, but finances are tight and your job limits your time. Sound familiar?...

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Hi-Desert Medical Center First in Region to Offer 3D Digital Mammography

Hi-Desert Medical Center First in Region to Offer 3D Digital Mammography

By | October 15, 2014 at 8:05 pm | No comments

Breakthrough Technology Produces three-dimensional Breast Tissue Views Delivering Superior Screening and Diagnostic Results Hi-Desert Medical Center (HDMC) is the first hospital in the region to offer 3D Digital Mammography, an extraordinary breakthrough in cancer screening and...

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Free HIV Tests Will Be Available at the Mecca FRC Resource Fair

Free HIV Tests Will Be Available at the Mecca FRC Resource Fair

By | October 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm | No comments

On National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, October 15 By Marissa Willman Get Tested Coachella Valley will offer quick, confidential and painless HIV tests and fun prizes as lead sponsor for the Mecca FRC Resource Fair. On National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on October...

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It’s the Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge

It’s the Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge

By | September 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm | No comments

Challenge Yourself on October 12 By Karen Creasy With less than a month until the Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge, many are training to participate in this very fun, unique and challenging Reverse Mini-Triathlon on October 12. This triathlon is reverse because it starts with...

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CYCLEDELIC PART DEUX RETURNS TO PALM SPRINGS

CYCLEDELIC PART DEUX RETURNS TO PALM SPRINGS

By | September 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm | No comments

WITH 7-MILE FREE NIGHTTIME BIKE RIDE & FESTIVAL Spin Classes, Bike Rentals, Valet Service, Glow-in-the-Dark Giveaways Building on the success of the first Cycledelic in May of 2014, the City of Palm Springs' Office of Sustainability and Hocker Productions will present...

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