Health & Fitness

Celebrate National Gymnastics Day With The District Gymnastics Academy

Celebrate National Gymnastics Day With The District Gymnastics Academy

By | September 17, 2014 at 8:14 pm | No comments

The District Gymnastics Academy will join gymnastics clubs across the country in celebrating National Gymnastics Day this Saturday, September 20. The entire Coachella Valley is invited to celebrate this annual event at the Indio Community Center, home of The District Gymnastics...

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Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge Takes Place October 12

Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge Takes Place October 12

By | September 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm | No comments

Reverse Mini-triathlon, 5K, 1K Color Run and Health Fair Whether you’re a runner, walker or tri-athlete, there is an event for every age and skill level at Family YMCA of the Desert’s inaugural Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge taking place October 12, 2014 at the Palm Desert...

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Easy as 1-2-3

Easy as 1-2-3

By | September 10, 2014 at 8:15 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey Here in the desert fall creeps in with a warm blanket and long shadows. This year it is visiting us with an early back to school date and many excited students. Some kids however do not look forward to school and the learning process. Quite possibly you have...

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City of Palm Springs Receives 5 Gold Medals for Completion of Key Health and Wellness Goals in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative

City of Palm Springs Receives 5 Gold Medals for Completion of Key Health and Wellness Goals in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative

By | September 10, 2014 at 8:10 pm | No comments

The National League of Cities (NCL) has recognized Mayor Steve Pougnet and the City of Palm Springs with a total of five Gold Medals for completion of key health and wellness goals in Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC), a major component of First Lady Michelle...

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Mental Health In Our Schools

Mental Health In Our Schools

By | August 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm | No comments

By Heather Oster With the school year getting underway, there is a looming fear for some parents about the safety of their children. Is the answer to safety at school a matter of stronger locks and more police? Do you really want an armed presence on campus with your child?...

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Reducing Stress is as Easy as 1-2-3

Reducing Stress is as Easy as 1-2-3

By | August 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey Here in the desert fall creeps in with a warm blanket and long shadows. This year it is visiting us with an early back to school date and many excited students. Some kids however do not look forward to school and the learning process. Quite possibly you have...

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A bucket list is a list of things you want to accomplish in your lifetime

A bucket list is a list of things you want to accomplish in your lifetime

By | August 6, 2014 at 8:55 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasy For some the bucket list is filled with extravagance like, visiting a far off place, flying in a hot air balloon, or bungee jumping in New Zealand. But for most of us the desires we harbor are less extravagant. They are things like, lose some weight, research...

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THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA, RANCHO MIRAGE BRINGS LUXURY WELLNESS TO PALM SPRINGS AREA

THE RITZ-CARLTON SPA, RANCHO MIRAGE BRINGS LUXURY WELLNESS TO PALM SPRINGS AREA

By | July 30, 2014 at 5:55 pm | No comments

With a stunning two-story setting on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, North America’s newest Ritz-Carlton Spa has become a desert sanctuary like no other. The 25,000-square-foot facility opened on May 15, 2014 and has unveiled a full menu of treatments and...

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DESERT BLOOD SERVICES COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

DESERT BLOOD SERVICES COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

By | July 16, 2014 at 7:50 pm | No comments

Healthy individuals at least 15 years of age may donate blood. (Those 15 and 16 years of age must provide Desert Blood Services with written parental consent. Parent consent forms are available at the La Quinta donor center and community drives.) All prospective donors should be...

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Vista Ventana Brings a Taste of South Beach Miami to DHS

Vista Ventana Brings a Taste of South Beach Miami to DHS

By | June 25, 2014 at 2:15 pm | No comments

By Craig Michaels A 19 room spa and resort, the Vista Ventana recently opened their doors in March of 2014. The newly remodeled resort is a throwback to a bygone era. Decorated in Mid-century style with a funky flair, this little gem of a hotel brings a bit of South Beach...

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HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS ANNOUNCES NEW SPA “DAY”

HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS ANNOUNCES NEW SPA “DAY”

By | June 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm | No comments

YOU CAN LEAVE THE WEEKENDS TO EVERYONE ELSE: BUT MONDAYS ARE MINE! The Rock Spa at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is giving locals and mid-week travelers a great reason to love Mondays with its new "Mondays are Mine" summer spa program, which offers 20% off every 50-minute (or...

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HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS OFFERS REVOLUTIONARY RHYTHM & MOTION SPA TREATMENTS

HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS OFFERS REVOLUTIONARY RHYTHM & MOTION SPA TREATMENTS

By | June 11, 2014 at 2:55 pm | No comments

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs announces the arrival of Rhythm and Motion the world's first fully immersive music-centric spa menu utilizing amplified vibrations, pressures and patterns, as the foundation of its treatments. This groundbreaking experience takes guests on a rhythmic...

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Looking for Stress Relief?

Looking for Stress Relief?

By | June 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm | No comments

Swimming is Meditation in Motion By Karen Creasey Stress… Just the word makes me want to take a deep cleansing breath. It is the word used when we feel overwhelmed, burdened, or loaded. Most often we talk about stress in light of a challenge or a threat to our well-being....

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Summer Fun at PDAC!

Summer Fun at PDAC!

By | June 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Palm Desert Aquatic Center Announces Summer Hours and Family Summer Punch Cards for All Valley Residents By Karen Creasey The Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC), a one-of-its-kind water park in the Coachella Valley, offers an abundance of pools and water play this summer with...

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Do You Want to Be Healthy?

Do You Want to Be Healthy?

By | May 29, 2014 at 12:19 am | No comments

By Karen Creasey Are you one of those people who want to be healthy and not just feel healthy? That’s what I thought. Me too! If I gave you a prescription for a single activity that could help you get to your ideal body weight, while strengthening your heart muscle,...

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Boredom-The Enemy to Good Health

Boredom-The Enemy to Good Health

By | May 14, 2014 at 7:57 pm | 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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“Just Add Swim”

“Just Add Swim”

By | May 14, 2014 at 7:38 pm | No comments

Free Event on May 10 Featured US Olympic Swim Champions Teaching Water Safety to Families By Judith Salkin With accidental drowning listed as one of the top causes of childhood deaths, several Coachella Valley non-profits banded together including the Family YMCA of the...

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Getting Over Fear of the Water

Getting Over Fear of the Water

By | April 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey Fear is an intimidating instinct. It almost has a life of its own. It talks to us; it makes our heart beat faster and even at times it controls our choices. Fear is a vital reaction to danger. It helps us protect ourselves from legitimate threats, it keeps us...

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FREE Lessons Given by Olympic Swim Champions

FREE Lessons Given by Olympic Swim Champions

By | April 16, 2014 at 1:05 pm | No comments

 at the  Palm Desert Aquatic Center on May 10 I consider learning to swim an essential life skill and actually believe that knowing how to swim and being confident in and around water is more important than much of what children learn in school.  Water hazards are plentiful...

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California CareForce Helps Valley Residents

California CareForce Helps Valley Residents

By | April 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil With the high cost of health care, most of us are either under-insured, or not insured at all even with the new government imposed healthcare act. But thanks to the people at California CareForce, and the generosity of Goldenvoice, help has come to the...

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Hiking Etiquette, Are you polite?

Hiking Etiquette, Are you polite?

By | April 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil There are a variety of hiking trails in the Coachella Valley attracting a whole sub-culture of hikers from around the globe that come to the desert specifically to hike. The trails range from scenic strolls, to moderately challenging, and for those who...

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Fitness Success

Fitness Success

By | April 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey I teach multiple swim lessons every week, mostly to adults. I tell many of my students that the key to their success, as they learn to swim, is developing a rhythm as they breathe and swim at the same time. Sometimes fitness success comes down to the simplest...

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Spring Break Fun Awaits at PDAC Along with Extended Hours

Spring Break Fun Awaits at PDAC Along with Extended Hours

By | March 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey Spring Break is fast approaching and the state-of-the-art Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC) will celebrate with extended hours and services from March 22 – 30. It’s the perfect place to splash into year-round fun in the sun with family and friends from...

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Coachella Valley Expedition 2014 – Free Clinic

Coachella Valley Expedition 2014 – Free Clinic

By | March 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm | No comments

Free Medical, Dental, & Vision Clinic Check out this video from the inaugural Coachella Valley Expedition ) If you have some time to help or donate for the clinic happening April 3-6th in Indio check out the website at www.CaliforniaCareForce.org  ...

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The Vein Doctor Celebrates 14 Years in the Valley

The Vein Doctor Celebrates 14 Years in the Valley

By | March 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Renowned Dr. Sanford Greenberg of The Vein Doctor Medical Group in Palm Desert invites the community to help celebrate 14 successful years in the Coachella Valley on Friday, March 14th 2014 from 1pm -5pm. Dr. Greenberg has been practicing medicine for...

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THE WELL® Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa Presents “Pamper Me”

THE WELL® Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa Presents “Pamper Me”

By | March 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm | No comments

For Total Relaxation and Glamorously Glowing Skin through April THE WELL® Spa, an award-winning luxury spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa by Destination Hotels & Resorts, marries two popular spa treatments for extra pampering in one visit. The “Pamper Me” special...

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Water Aerobics Is Great Exercise For Everyone

Water Aerobics Is Great Exercise For Everyone

By | March 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 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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The Importance of Learning to Swim

The Importance of Learning to Swim

By | February 26, 2014 at 2:15 pm | No comments

By Karen Creasey “Every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States.” * Wow! As a lifelong swimmer I would like to...

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How Healthy is the Coachella Valley?

How Healthy is the Coachella Valley?

By | February 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin Since 2007, the Health Assessment Resource Center has published two Community Health Monitor Reports that established a baseline of facts on the health of both healthcare, access to it and the general health of the residents of the Coachella Valley. On...

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Lindsey Bowman Guides Community to a Healthy Path

Lindsey Bowman Guides Community to a Healthy Path

By | February 12, 2014 at 3:35 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil With the stresses of everyday life, it is easy for people to neglect their health when rigorous exercise loses its appeal after a long day of work. But with the soothing and more balanced approach of Yoga and Pilates, Lindsey Bowman of Path Pilates &...

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Swim For Health

Swim For Health

By | February 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm | No comments

By Personal Trainer Karen Creasey As a personal trainer I am frequently asked for exercises that can be done to work the cardio component of fitness without the impact on the joints. That’s when I smile and ask, “Have you tried swimming?” Swimming and water based...

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Sticks and Stones at Miramonte

Sticks and Stones at Miramonte

By | January 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm | No comments

THE WELL® Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa Introduces Two New Treatments for 2014 to Promote Total Relaxation and Glamorously Glowing Skin THE WELL Spa, Miramonte Resort’s award-winning luxury spa, debuts the “Sticks & Stones” massage and the “Red Carpet” facial...

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Shear Hair Design Celebrates 35 years!

Shear Hair Design Celebrates 35 years!

By | November 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil There’s nothing quite like the feeling of freshly styled hair or a rejuvenating facial and that bounce of coming out of a salon. And on Tuesday, November 12th, Shear Hair Design, one the longest standing salons in the Coachella Valley will celebrate...

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Reconnect with Your Heart for Self-Empowerment

Reconnect with Your Heart for Self-Empowerment

By | October 30, 2013 at 11:45 am | No comments

Susana Belen, founder of world renowned We Care Spa, will partner with Centro Religare in Rancho Mirage to facilitate a series of six seminars on self-empowerment and healthy living. The seminars will be held on Mondays from 7 pm to 8 pm at The Atrium Design Center, 69-930 Hwy...

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Easy Ways To Eat Healthy

By | October 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm | No comments

By Jill Coleman RN Here are some tips and tricks to help you incorporate better eating habits. Nothing replaces the benefits of whole, unprocessed organic food with all the nutrients, minerals, enzymes and phytochemicals our body needs to stay healthy. These are the...

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