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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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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Weight Training Beneficial to Women

Looking around the UCSB recreation center, one may notice a common divide between the genders. The majority of women, though not all of course, tend to congregate towards the cardio machines and yoga classes leaving the males to dominate the reccen-at-sunsetweight-lifting floor. Weight lifting is extremely beneficial to both sexes. Many women, apparently, seem to be missing this memo. Leaving one to wonder, why do surpluses of women shy away from pumping the iron?

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Instant IQ. Ace your next test with snacks that feed your brain

It’s 11:00 PM and you’re cramming for your 8:00 AM chemistry exam. That super hard one. And it’s the first time you’ve opened your textbook. You need an energy boost ASAP to get through three more chapters. All these molecules and equations and charts and little
numbers on the page are making you hungry. What munchies will you reach for to help you burn the midnight oil and ace that test?

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Be a Dorm Room Champ

You want to look good. We get it. But it’s cold outside, and the gym is a good 15 minute bike ride away. It’s late, you’re tired, and the thought of going to the gym sounds just as exciting as reading about different evolutionary anthropology theories. You want to relegate your workout to yet another evening and watch reruns on TiVo instead, but you can’t shake that nagging feeling in the back of your mind that’s telling you to get off your butt and move. You fear the dreaded freshman (or sophomore, or junior, or senior) 15. You also know that once you bike in the foggy cold all the way to the gym, it might be twenty minutes before someone decides to get off the elliptical and let you have a go. You are faced with a dilemma.

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WhatSUP?

Yoga? You’ve been saying ‘OHM’ long before trendydesigner yoga bags became fashionable. Bosu Balls? Ditto. You’ve been bouncingand balancing on that blue dome way before it became the next ‘it’ piece offitness equipment. Such a trend setter would surely know what’s up with SUP.

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Have Your Beer and Drink it Too

Close your eyes and try to imagine a world where six pack abs were a thing of the past and beer bellies were the new sexy look all the Hollywood celebrities were sporting. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Instead of spending hours sweating it out at the gym, we could spend hours at the bar with martinis in our hands.

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Rocking Out in SB

Imagine you are hundreds of feet off the ground, clinging onto sheer rock surface with nothing but a rope keeping you from plummeting to the ground. Or imagine climbing with nothing but the strength in your fingers and toes digging into the crevices of the towering cliff holding you up. The adrenaline rush is like nothing else in the world – and the sense of empowerment cannot be topped, unless of course, you make it to the top of a higher, tougher, rougher peak.

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Meet Rec Cen Goer of the Month, Natasha Grant

Natasha Grant is a 3rd year Sociology Major at UCSB. Even though she is an employee at UCSB’s Recreation Center, she spends an extra couple hours there five days a week just to get her work out on. Here she reveals all about her workouts, the importance of fitness in her life, and tips on how to beat the freshmen 15.

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