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!Image result for zorb ball race


 Saturday, May 6th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Point Vicente Park/Civic Center (RPV City Hall)

This event will showcase area resources, people and services for RPV residents and their pets. Join us for free exercise demonstrations (people and pets), music, games, and the Canvas Food truck! (Food truck not free - everything else is!) Some of the resources and services we will have include:

--Human Hamster ball! (You read that right... climb into a 'zorb' and race around a track!)Image result for obedience class
--Pickle Ball demos
--Dog obedience class demos
--Pet sitting vendors
--Koga demonstration (What's KOGA? Kickboxing and Yoga, of course!)
--TRX suspension trainer demo
--Healthy smoothie samples & demonstrations
--Electrikids - activities for kids
--Inflatable obstacle courses for all ages and so much more!

Families and their pets are welcome at this community event! (Pets on leashes, please!) 



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

--Sunday, May 7, Miraleste not available, Peninsula High IS available 
--Sunday, May 14, Miraleste not available, Peninsula High IS available

 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 is coming soon at Peninsula High!

Click here for details!

Healthy Recipes

Now that spring has sprung, 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 310.376.8088 
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!