Healthy RPV

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The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Recreation and Parks Department want YOU to be healthy! The RPV Recreation and Parks Department is on a mission to improve the health and well-being of our residents through the promotion of healthy eating, education, physical activity and easy access to making fitness fun! Check out our website for healthy recipes, exercise tips, view exercise/sport classes, and programs offered at our parks and check out our calendar for local events that will help make your fitness future FABULOUS! 

We encourage our residents to share ideas to make Rancho Palos Verdes a model City for a healthy lifestyle! Have an idea for our Healthy RPV program? Send us an email at!


Open gym runs April 2 - August 30!**

Open to all ages, no sign ups needed, free of charge to RPV residents! Open Gym is during the following hours/times, and is for pick-up basketball only. All participants must sign a waiver (available on site). Youth under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian present during gym hours. Open gym hours begin April 2, as follows - some dates not available, as listed below:

​Miraleste Intermediate Gym, 10am-12pm
​Peninsula High School Gym, 2-4pm

​Miraleste Intermediate Gym, 7-9pm

--Wednesday, June 7, Miraleste not available
--Sunday, July 2, all open gyms not available (no Miraleste, no Peninsula)
This site will be updated regularly with dates the gyms are not available to the City.

GET THE WAIVER HERE! (Waivers available onsite as well.)


Swimming classes and fun available through the YMCA at Peninsula High!

Click here for details!


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This event was a success - despite wind and rain, people and their pets came out for some healthy fun! Thank you to our guests and our vendors who braved the weather and provided demos in the rain - all vendors are local!

Vendors with Free Demos  Vendors with Free Samples & Info 
 Koga Fitness MindBodySoulTennis with Healthy Smoothie Samples
 Lomita Obedience Training Club Noosa Yoghurt 
 San Pedro Fit (TRX demo) YMCA with diabetes prevention info
 Zumba (LA Fitness instructors) Healthy Spot Organic Pet Food & Supply Store 
 Electrikids Sitting Pretty Pet Sitting
 Rhythm Works Pet Food Express 
 I'm Solergy with Pickle Ball FireGrazers, Inc. with the GOATS!
 All Healthy & Beauty (Tai Chi, Kung Fu) Canvas Food Truck with organic, locally sourced food
  Human Hamster Ball races & obstacle course!


Healthy Recipes

The days are longer and warmer, so it's time for lighter meals and healthy snacks on-the-go! One RPV staff member recommended this chicken piccata with a thumbs up. Plus, check out the variety of healthier snack options! 
             Chicken Piccata                                                        Healthy Snack Ideas

Cooking Classes with Incredible Edible Cooking Class

Classes will be on Thursdays at 4pm-5:15 pm at Hesse Park beginning 
 February 16th - March 9th.
4 Weeks per session, register today!

Don't think your child can cook? Think again! We offer fun classes bursting with hands-on activities, They will chop, cut, mince, blend, mix, whip and measure. Healthy concept learning through games and of course empowering your child to create their own special dish from recipes. Children will learn the benefits of healthy eating through encouragement to try new foods. Lettuce turnip healthy cooking with Beets of Fun!! Fee: $115 per session. 
Click here to register...
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There will be no class on Tuesday April 4th, and April 11th. Class will continue Tuesday, April 18th.

Exercise Classes

Register for the following programs by contacting the instructors below:

Adult Classes:

Fit 4 Moms Stroller Strides, HESSE PARK
Stephanie Johnson, 310.780.4673 EMAIL:

Bones for Life (Exercises to Prevent Osteoporosis) HESSE PARK
Hesse Park Sachiye Nakano 310.366.6831 EMAIL:

J.S. Aerobic Dancing (Lite Impact) HESSE PARK
Sandra Erickson 310.514.1494

Tai Chi Chuan-Yang Style (Long Form) HESSE PARK
Stan Corzine 310.376.8088

Yoga, Tai Chi Gong, Zen Balance, LADERA LINDA PARK
Maria Arabe 310.938.7548  
Kid Classes:

Super Soccer Stars, RYAN PARK
Shi Stowers, 310.998.0010, EMAIL:

Free Guided Public Hikes

Los Serenos Docent-Led Hikes

Los Serenos de Point Vicente is a volunteer organization which assists and supports the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' objectives for the Point Vicente Interpretive Center (a museum which features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Peninsula), Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Forrestal Nature Reserve/Ladera Linda Community Center and the Trails at Trump National. Los Serenos docents and volunteers provide interpretive and educational services to the community regarding the unique features and natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and adjacent waters by means of docent-led tours, special events, workshops and classes. 
Click here to learn more about what the Los Serenos Docents offer in regards to public hikes, programs and volunteering opportunities! 

Nature Hikes with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Conservancy managed trails offer a wide variety of walks and experiences, many of which feature spectacular views, native plants and wild flowers, fascinating geology, glimpses of the Peninsula's history, and animal sightings. They range from easy strolls to strenuous climbs up hillsides and ridges. A limited number of trails are accessible to those in wheelchairs or strollers for small children.

Many of the trails are narrow, and you may encounter other users – hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. We encourage you to be courteous and respectful of the other users of these beautiful open spaces. Always bring water and wear adequate sun protection. 

Click here to visit PVPLC website to access trail maps, public hiking tours, and much more!