Outdoors

Outdoors

SLO County Hike of the Week: Cambria Bluff Trail

Wildflowers are still in bloom on the Cambria Bluff Trail, a leisurely out-and-back hike that also offers coastal views and driftwood bench resting spots.

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Inflatable paddle board makes transport easy

Stand-up paddle boarding has become incredibly popular in a very short period of time. The ability to stand-up on the water gives you a different point of view than traditional paddling in a canoe or kayak, and the whole-body exercise (with a big emphasis on balance) is a big draw for those looking to get fit. While traditional stand-up paddleboards are easier to transport than most boats, they still require rack on your car to get to a body of water. The inflatable Explorer from the Red Paddle Company solves this problem, making it easy to transport just about anywhere.

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Three enjoyable workouts for people who hate working out

Danielle Acoff is a professional dancer, model, actress and yoga instructor with a passion for holistic health. She has worked in entertainment for 12 years and uses yoga, meditation and her love of all things movement to keep her balanced in a high-pressure industry. Keep an eye out for her articles about everything from self-care to developing a home practice to fitness tips and more.

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Wina Sturgeon: Keep these tips in mind when teaching somebody a sport

Whether you are trying to teach a friend how to ride a mountain bike over rippled and tan dirt trails or trying to teach a kid half your size how to play soccer, you will have a powerful effect on that person's skills and love of the activity. So here enters the two most important words when teaching someone else a sport: compassion and patience.

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With lots of options, adventurers should go with Fuji Jari Gravel Bike

If you're looking to buy a new bike, you can quickly become overwhelmed with choices. Forget all the manufacturers – just consider the types of bikes you need to consider: road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, touring bikes, fat-tire bikes, cyclo-cross bikes, beach cruisers and commuters all offer something unique. So do we really need another category to muddy the water? The Fuji Jari Gravel Bike is based on a more traditional road bike, but it's designed to also be ridden off-asphalt on gravel, crushed limestone, and compressed dirt paths, in addition to the roads.

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It's OK to be empowered by powerlifting

At her other gym, longtime runner Louise Vogel didn't feel anything like a power lifter. She would venture into the weightlifting area, hoodie pulled over her head, the cover of darkness hiding her small frame, and grab a barbell, the only woman among 50 guys.

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How to stay in shape when you're traveling

Whether you're on the road for work or vacationing with friends and family, keeping up with fitness goals can prove rather difficult when you're traveling. But that doesn't mean you should let all your hard work go to waste just because you are on the go. To help you maintain your fitness regimen while entertaining a busy schedule and living out of a hotel room, we asked Edwin Santiago, body architect at Anatomy at 1220 in Miami, for some quick and effective workout tips for traveling.

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Hiking the Cambria Bluff Trail

The Bluff Trail in Cambria offers views of the ocean, sea otters and seals — and wildflowers in the spring. Take a look at this out-and-back trail that's well maintained and relatively flat.
Scott Middlecamp The Tribune
Hiking the Cambria Bluff Trail 0:47

Hiking the Cambria Bluff Trail

'It's on' at Lopez Lake: Boating, fishing, water sports return after drought 0:55

'It's on' at Lopez Lake: Boating, fishing, water sports return after drought

Hiking Eagle Rock Nature Trail 0:59

Hiking Eagle Rock Nature Trail

Hiking Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve 1:15

Hiking Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve