Stay Strong Live LongThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WEEKLY HEALTHFUL TIP!
Fad diets are known to make you lose weight fast, but what many people do not know is that they are mainly "yoyo diets", this means they make you lose weight quickly, this weight lost however is often not fat but water or muscle weight and as soon as you stop the restrictive diet, you gain the weight back. Unfortunately, when this happens the weight gained is mainly fat resulting in a slower metabolism and making it harder to lose weight. Be very cautious when looking for ways to lose weight, fad diets not only are very restrictive but may also lead to dangerous imbalances in your body. Remember that there is no one diet that fits all.
An active lifestyle and a healthy balanced diet that is targeted specifically to your own needs are the irreplaceable best ways to lose weight in a steady and safely manner.
LAST DAY FOR OPEN GYM WAS WED. SEPT. 26TH MIRALESTE GYM AND SUN SEPT. 30TH FOR PENINSULA GYM.
The gyms are currently closed and the reopening dates are TBD.
Open Gym is for pick-up basketball only. No organized practice, leagues or play permitted. All participants must sign a waiver each year (one per year, available onsite upon arrival). Youth under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian present during gym hours.
ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to sign-in for each Open Gym session (in addition to having a signed waiver on file each year).
This website is updated regularly with schedule changes and information. Always know before you go and check this site or sign up to get notified!
Click here to sign up for Open Gym notifications using your email.
Questions? Please contact Recreation and Parks Department at 310-544-5260GET THE WAIVER HERE! (Waivers available onsite as well.)
Healthy Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 20th
Point Vicente/Civic Center (30940 Hawthorne Blvd. RPV, CA 90275)
This family friendly event will be a combination of the Trunk or treat event and the Healthy people healthy pets expo. This event is free and is brought to you by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
There will be:
- Food trucks
- Fun activities for the family
- Trick or treating for the kids
- Healthy people and pet products
- Demonstrations and more...!
Join us for some healthy fun for the family and pets! Local area resources will be onsite providing demonstrations, samples and information. Healthy food trucks, games, contests, prizes - FREE!
Here's a sample of last year's vendors - 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!|
Register for the following programs by contacting the instructors below:
Bones for Life (Exercises to Prevent Osteoporosis) HESSE PARK
Hesse Park Sachiye Nakano 310.366.6831 EMAIL: email@example.com
Tai Chi Chuan-Yang Style (Long Form) HESSE PARK
Stan Corzine 310.376.8088
Yoga, Tai Chi Gong, Zen Balance, LADERA LINDA PARK & HESSE PARK
Maria Arabe 310.938.7548
Details about these classes should be followed with the respective instructor of the class/Summer camp.
Class/Summer camp name
Park where it is held
Instructor contact information
|Silver spurs||Ryan Park||310-265-1291|
|Beach Head Lacrosse||Ryan Park||Marissa Hewitt
|Summer Sport camp||Ryan Park||Tom Maier
|Nightmare softball||Ryan Park||310-995-2005|
|U.S. Youth Volleyball
|Simmer Thyme Cooking
Tanika Rountree | 310-945-6495
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 access Los Serenos Docents hikes, programs & volunteer 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 access PVPLC trail maps, hiking tours, and more!