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!

New Program for Seniors: Boomers and Beyond

Recreation and Parks staff are working with the Palos Verdes Library District and local organizations to create a new program for older adults called Boomers and Beyond. The following local entities are proud to release a schedule of programs that exposes our senior community to new experiences in health care, fitness, technology, wealth management and brain fitness over the next year. Programs will be offered free of charge throughout the Peninsula. Brochures are available at all Rancho Palos Verdes Parks.

Click here to view the Boomers and Beyond Brochure.

The following local entities are proud partners in the Boomers and Beyond program:

  • City of Rancho Palos Verdes
  • City of Rolling Hills Estates
  • Peninsula Seniors
  • PVE-CARES, Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
  • Torrance Memorial Hospital
  • NIH
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Village
  • Martin’s Art
  • 50+Fitness
  • Belmont Village
  • The Canterbury

Open Gym Schedule - APRIL 8, 2018!

Open Gym is returning! Opening date and schedule information below. 


--Sundays, 10:00am-12:00pm, Miraleste Intermediate School
--Sundays, 2:00-4:00pm, Peninsula High School
--Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm, Miraleste Intermediate School

Open Gym is NOT available on these dates:

--Sunday, May 6, both Miraleste & Peninsula locations not available
--Sunday, May 13, both Miraleste & Peninsula locations not available

Open Gym is open to all ages, no sign ups needed, free of charge to RPV residents! Open Gym 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. 

This website is updated regularly with updated schedule information. Always know before you go and check this site! 

Questions? Please contact Kelly Krusee in the Recreation and Parks Department at or 310.544.5364.

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

Healthy Recipes

Apples are always a hit, and always available! Check out these recipes with apples.
   Skillet Apple Pork Chops                                   Apple Oatmeal Cookies

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!


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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!