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Spotlight on: Gracie Barra, Dana Point

August 28, 2017 • Current Issue, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Self development. Discipline. Self defense. Character development. These are all traits any parent would want to instill in their children and the main reasons why my husband and I chose to enroll our son and daughter (then ages 5 and 4) in Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu in Dana Point several years ago. Open since December [&hellip...

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The Importance of Concussion Offence

April 2, 2016 • 2016, April 2016, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

By Farzad Massoudi, MD, FACS Being the parent of a young football player comes with a certain pride – you’re willing to sell tickets at the big game, man the concession stand, and relentlessly display your child’s school team sticker on the back of your...

Baby, Let’s Move!

April 2, 2016 • 2016, April 2016, Health, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

by Ann Laurence Exercising throughout your pregnancy is a good way to improve and maintain your health, and the health of your baby. Exercise has been shown to increase cardiovascular endurance, improve well-being, enhance your mood enhancement, aid in...

Bouncing off the walls at Big Air trampoline park

March 2, 2016 • 2016, February 2016, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

By Janeen Christoff Are your kids full of energy and you dread spending the day trying to rein them in? Big Air Trampoline Park in Laguna Hills will literally let your kids bounce off the walls. Big Air is a family entertainment complex and trampoline park...

Take Healthy Steps to Prevent Gestational Diabetes

April 29, 2015 • May 2015, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Gestational Diabetes Affects 1 in 20 Pregnancies, but MOMS Orange County is Educating Expectant Mothers about the Disease and Its Complications By Pamela Pimentel, RN, CEO of MOMS Orange County Pregnancy is a heartwarming time for most women but a diagnosis...

From Resolution to Reality

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Holidays, Home Life, January 2015, Money Matters, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

20 Ways Busy Moms and Dads can Actually Keep the 4 Most Common Resolutions   RESOLUTION: Lose Weight / Get Fit 1. Eat smaller portions: Don’t open the refrigerator with “wild dog hunger.” Insteak, keep a steady balance throughout the day with...

Health News and Developments of 2014

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Food, January 2015, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

  TOO MUCH SUGAR Over 31,000 people participated in a dietary study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results were published in February 2014 and the news was not shocking but plenty disturbing for its everyday reality for parents:...

Future Stars

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, December 2014, People & Profiles, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

Local Girl Selected for Prestigious USA Gymnastics’ “Future Stars” Program in Rhythmic Gymnastics Tis the season when competitions begin for rhythmic gymnasts and Laguna Hills-based Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics is going for gold. The Irene School...

Students, Sports and Success

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, October 2014, People & Profiles, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Local Organizations Changing the World Through Sport The norm has always been academics first. To stay on the team, you have to have good grades and stay out of trouble. But what if being on the team is what is keeping kids safe and boosting their academic...

Street Hockey: The Newest League at The Rinks

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Community, October 2014, Sports, Health & Fitness, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

Hockey continues to grow in Southern California, with a record number of youth and adult players participating in ice and roller hockey programs – and now there is Street Hockey. The inaugural season of the Youth Street Hockey League kicked off this summer...