Hike to the Hollywood sign!

Hollywood Sign Hike

– From Adam Schuck, Trailmaster

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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Welcome to Trainer Ali’s 2017 Hiking Challenge!

Our hike in Peters Canyon Regional Park last month was a nice way to start our program. Thank you to those who attended and we hope you had a good time. We are increasing the coolness factor on this month’s hike. Our February hike will take us to an iconic landmark in Southern California. Our destination dates back to 1923 when it was used to advertise for a local real estate development. The Hollywood Sign is a popular destination for day hikers and should be on anyone’s bucket list.

Our level 1 hike #2 will take us to the iconic Hollywood Sign on Mt. Lee in the Hollywood Hills. Information on the sign itself can be found here. http://hollywoodsign.org/

The environment we will be hiking in will be sage scrub and chaparral. The trail is a mix of paved roadway, maintained single track trail and graded dirt fire road. Sun protection will be important as the trail is quite exposed.

Distance: approximately 5+ miles

Elevation: <1000’

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate (we will be hiking slow and staying together)

Duration: about 5 hours (7am-12pm)

Parking Fee: NO

Dog Friendly: YES

Remember, RSVP REQUIRED

To see a complete list of Level 1 hikes or to register, follow this link:

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Fees are $15 for single hike or $75 for all Level 1 hikes

 

Fee: $75 per person (only accepting Level 1 at this time)

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or click here to pay $15 for a single hike

Post Hike Excursion! After the hike, please join us for a stroll through the famous Hollywood Farmers Market at Ivar Ave & Selma Ave. They are only open until 1pm, so we might have to hurry. Information here: http://www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.net/

For those of you just joining us, I would like to recap some information that was presented in last month’s email.

As you are a friend of Trainer Ali, you know she is all about healthy living, standing up to a challenge, love of the outdoors and bringing people together. That is what this program is all about!

Benefits of hiking include:

  • Improved cardio-respiratory fitness
  • Improved muscular fitness
  • Lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Lower risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Lower risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Lower risk of colon and possibly lung and endometrial cancer
  • Increased bone density or a slower loss of density
  • Reduced depression and better quality sleep
  • Weight control; hiking burns up to 370 calories an hour (154-lb person)

A look Back!

Last year during our OC Fit Body Boot Camp’s 2016 Hiking Challenge we hiked over 200 miles and climbed more than 36,000 feet! We conquered peaks like Mt. Baldy, Cucamonga Peak, San Bernardino Peak, Mt. Wilson, Mt. San Jacinto and the highest peak in the lower 48 states Mt. Whitney. We hiked in beautiful local parks and open spaces such as Irvine Ranch Open Space, Cleveland, Inyo, Angeles, San Bernardino and San Gabriel National Forests, Aliso & Wood Canyon and Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Parks, Irvine and Santiago Oaks Regional Parks and Crystal Cove State Park. We set the bar pretty high……..let’s crush that bar this year!

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Congratulations, Megan!

Our February Boot Camper of the Month goes to:

Megan Overman!

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Why?……well, let’s define it.

Sur·vi·vor  (sərˈvīvər/noun) – A person who copes well with difficulties in their life.
Cou·ra·geous (kəˈrājəs/adjective) – Not deterred by danger or pain; brave.
Daunt·less (dôntləs,ˈdäntləs/adjective) – Showing fearlessness and determination.
In·dom·i·ta·ble (inˈdämədəb(ə)l/adjective) – Impossible to subdue or defeat.
  • Megan can be defined by all of these words and more. She came to boot camp DAUNTLESS & determined to build up her endurance and strength. She worked hard and became a very familiar face at boot camp and made incredible connections & friendships with several boot camp members.
  • Megan is also a SURVIVOR…. actually, a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed on November 4, 2014 with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but she was not deterred. She stood COURAGEOUS and publicly announced her fight against cancer. She has undergone two bouts of  chemotherapy as well as stem cell treatments and some experimental treatments as well. In between all of this, she continued with her workout sessions as much as was possible and allowed by her medical team. She stood strong from the moment of her diagnosis to carry on, to fight & to be victorious.
  • Megan has shown that she is INDOMITABLE. She is now cancer free, she is back at boot camp and she is motivating her boot camp family to race with her in our upcoming races. She comes in excited and ready to work with a beautiful smile on her face. She brings joy to our program and she is a true warrior!
Congratulations, Megan, you really are the B.O.M……..Boot Camper of the Month!

EPIC RACE IS COMING TO BOOT CAMP!

IT’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER
 
EPIC SATURDAY!
 

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6:15am: DREADED HILL RUN 
Meet up with some of our members and run the famous Dreaded Loop, approx. 5.5 miles. This is an intermediate to advanced run. No instructor will be present to lead this run. This is a participant-only fun run. Please be sure you are able to run the distance with no less than 10 to 12 min. mile pace. Know the trail and join the group. (meet at the Wahoo’s parking lot trailhead)
RSVP BY TEXTING “I WILL RUN” TO 949-929-1249

Then be sure to head over to Boot Camp.

8:00am: EPIC BOOT CAMP
Join us for an official EPIC RACE workout with a taste of some of the actual obstacles directly from EPIC RACE.

 

YES, EPIC RACE WILL BE SETTING UP A COURSE AT FIT BODY BOOT CAMP!
Then join our team for the EPIC RACE in LA at the
LA Police Academy, Elysian Park on 4/23/2017.
Registration details to come soon.
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TEAM MEMBERS REGISTERED FOR THE LAGUNA NIGUEL RACE, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED AUTOMATICALLY TO THE LA EPIC RACE UNLESS YOU HAVE CONTACTED EPIC RACE DIRECTLY AND RECEIVED CONFIRMATION.

 

THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR
ALL TRIAL & ACTIVE MEMBERS.

$20 DROP-IN FEE FOR NON-MEMBERS.

NON-MEMBERS, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

PLEASE RSVP BY TEXTING
“I’M SO EPIC”
TO (949) 929-1249