Tag archives: working out

Local People: Addi Zerrenner
By Rachael Quisel   |   May 31, 2022

If health is wealth, why isn’t everyone rushing to work out? Or making time every day to meditate? Addi Zerrenner, Personal Trainer at Physical Focus and Olympic qualifier, addresses common barriers to getting healthy and talks through techniques you can use to boost your physical and mental wealth.  Q. When it comes to getting fit, […]

Workout Blues
By Ernie Witham   |   May 23, 2019

Recently, I was describing my gym experience to some friends. “You go to the gym?”“On a regular basis.”“Really? Then you must be doing sit-downs instead of sit-ups.”“Do people get upset when you hog the five-pound weights?”“Who wakes you up when you fall asleep on the exercise mat?” It was about then I began to regret […]

Going Where the Gym Crowd Goes
By Karen Robiscoe   |   July 26, 2018

Are you in with the gym crowd? Do you go where the gym crowd goes? If you do go wherethey go, then you know that on arrival, group fitness is the order of the day. The conundrum is the abundance of group fitness classes. Popping up like so many bulging biceps county-wide, where’s a Montecito […]

State Street Mile
By Karen Robiscoe   |   June 14, 2018

Running is fun. Running a beautiful route makes it that much better. Add a running buddy, a dog, cheering spectators, and a bannered finish line, and you have a recipe for foot-falling bliss. The State Street Mile staged on June 3 had all that – times a thousand.  The grass roots race that started in […]

It’s Science at The Lab
By Karen Robiscoe   |   November 23, 2017

The Lab. Conjures up images of test tubes, beakers, and breakthrough scientific research being conducted, doesn’t it? Swap out those containers for athletes, and that imagery wouldn’t be far off from The Lab fitness and recovery center located in Santa Barbara’s funk zone. The brainchild of partners Dr. Marcus Elliott, Mike Swan, and Dave Odell, […]

See the Light Behind Exercise Machines
By Karen Robiscoe   |   November 16, 2017

The year is winding to a close. Before we hail in the new one, though, let’s take a look backward at what exercise gear we Santa Barbarans favored when toning up our beach booties. From state-of-the-art ways to listen to our favorite jams while feeling the burn, to the top choice that ensured the burn […]