BCHD is fortunate to have a number of volunteers who go above and beyond their duties to help us excel in creating a healthy beach community. Each year, Volunteer Services honors and recognizes individuals who truly embody our core values of...

We first sat down with long-time Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) member Michael Thomas back in 2013 to learn about his ongoing fight to shed weight from his nearly 400-pound frame. At the time, he had successfully dropped nearly 80 pounds in...

Five Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) members were honored last month as part of the “Spirit of Wellness” celebration, put on annually by CHF and Beach Cities Health District (BCHD). CHF members who checked in 250 or 300 times in the past year...

by Eric Garner, BCHD Senior Communications Specialist

Carol Schiewe refuses to let anything strip away her joy for life. And by anything the 57-year-old member of BCHD’s Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) means anything.

A...

Beginning February 10th, the public will once again be able to work out at many top studios and gyms in the Beach Cities (without having to sweat the cost!) thanks to BCHD’s annual “Free Fitness Weekends” initiative. The kick-off is slated for...

Learn healthy tips and strategies to help guard against the seasonal flu – which generally peaks during the winter months

Flu season is beginning to peak in California, and early surveillance...

Jean-Ellison Shanon, 62, began her fitness journey shortly after retiring from Cedar Sinai in October of 2015 – and the first order of business for the newly retired Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) member was to lose 30 pounds of stress weight...

Free “Zumba in the Park” is shimmying its way over to the campus of Redondo Union High School (RUHS) as part of Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) annual Summer Free Fitness Series – held Mondays at 6:30 p.m., August 1st–15th.

The free Zumba...

Dash Michaels, John Niehaus, Laura Ruiz and Paul Senior were honored for overcoming health challenges through health and fitness

The 2016 Spirit of Wellness began with friendly conversations and laughter among friends and was...

Husband and wife Alexander Burishkin and Lynne Santini didn’t always see eye to eye when it came time to improve their health and lose weight, however, they easily agree about what veered them off track.

“Oh, it’s his fault,” laughs Lynne,...

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