The Group Dynamic of Healthy Living

As many of us know, having the best of intentions to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep up with our annual New Year’s fitness resolutions isn’t always enough. With work, school, family, and countless other obligations taking the majority of our time, it is all too easy to fall off the fit-track – especially if you are embarking on the journey alone. Many fitness experts agree that the motivation and support, as well as the variety of activities that fitness and health groups can provide their members with can be very beneficial in keeping them on-track with their short and long-term health goals. Lucky for us, there are many local nutrition and fitness groups here in Santa Barbara that are available to all those looking to maintain healthy lifestyles and learn more about food, exercise, and overall well being.

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Stand, Paddle, even Savasana

With the gorgeous Pacific Ocean right at our fingertips and a near-perfect climate, Santa Barbara is one of the few places that allows for outdoor adventure or activity almost every day of the year. It’s no wonder that more and more Santa Barbara residents are taking advantage of these incredible conditions and trying their hand at the ever-growing water sport, stand up paddle boarding. Stand up paddle boarding, more commonly referred to as SUP, originated in Hawaii in the sixties. Overtime the sport gravitated to the mainland and as of late has exploded amongst adventure-seekers across the country, quickly becoming one of the most popular modern water sports.

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Shades of Winter

Capturing the natural world comes naturally for Marc Muench, renowned master of the lens. A third-generation photographer, Muench—who was born, raised, and currently resides in Santa Barbara—carries on the family tradition of taking transcendent landscape imagery, but artfully adds the human dynamic.

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Teaming up Against Cancer

Want to make a difference, and be part of one the largest endurance sports training program in the world? Then Team in Training is for you. Team in Training (TNT) is all about benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In exchange for raising money, individuals are teamed together and receive coaching, training, lodging, and airfare to TNT events across the U.S., and much more. Seventy cents of every dollar raised for events go straight to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for cancer research. Those in the Santa Barbara area have the opportunity to be a part of this amazing organization by joining the local chapter.

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Santa Barbara

Known as the “American Riveria,” Santa Barbara is a beautiful city located in the central coast of California, situated between the Pacific Ocean and the high-rising Santa Ynez Mountains. The Chumash Indians were the first to settle the city, around 13,000 years ago. In the second half of the 18th century, Spanish explorers and priests settled and colonized Santa Barbara, building the cities famous mission in 1786.

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Montecito

Montecito is a stunning community located in western Santa Barbara, California. It has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the wealthiest places to live with its gorgeous beaches and unbeatable weather. Montecito has a rich history going as far back as 10,000 years ago when it was occupied by the Chumash Indians. 

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About Us

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara has long been the ultimate fix for the active lifestyle. At SB Fitness Magazine, we know the tourists may come for the history and unique Spanish charm, but the locals stay because they’re hooked…and so are we. We live in a community that is outwardly dedicated to self-improvement through fitness, health, and nutrition. We know our locals work hard so they can play hard, and SB Fitness is dedicated to helping them do so. We are committed to serving our readers as a resource by making the information they need to reach their fitness goals more accessible. Our readers are actively seeking

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Welcome to Isla Vista

Isla Vista, known as IV by the locals, is a lively, beachside community located next to the University of California, Santa Barbara. It is an unincorporated community in Santa Barbara County located on the south-facing portion, between two small peninsulas. Its earliest inhabitants were the Chumash, but now the majority of residents are either UCSB or Santa Barbara City College students along with a small, working Hispanic population. Its densely packed population of around 20,000 favor houses and apartments built on the south side of Del Playa Drive (DP) because of the beautiful ocean views, however these buildings are in danger of collapse due to the quickly eroding bluffs.

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Welcome to Goleta

Goleta is located just above Santa Barbara along the California coast. This relatively new city, as it was just declared an official city in 2002, has a population of approximately 30,000 people and continues to grow. It primarily consists of Caucasian residents but there is a significant population of Latino families that live in the area as well.

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Hometown Heroes

“Holly Bosse, you are an IRONMAN!” As these words blasted throughout the Ford Ironman racecourse in Tempe, Arizona, Holly Bosse, a local elementary school teacher and mother of two, crossed the finish line after a grueling endurance triathlon comprised of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run. Her husband Brian, a community redevelopment supervisor, finished the same race 2 hours earlier and was there to greet her with their children, Summer and Colin, as she completed the race for which this family took almost a year to prepare. After months of hard training, Holly and Brian Bosse gained not only the lifelong accomplishment of completing an Ironman, but also the satisfaction of knowing that with this race, they were able to raise thousands of dollars for cancer research.

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