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December 2002

October 2002 issue

20

MARTIAL FITNESS
Whether or not you consider martial arts a sport, there's no doubting that the training required to participate is grueling. Local mixed martial arts fighters discuss their preparation and we examine how the arts have integrated into health clubs.

17

ON THE BANDWAGON?
Decide for yourself if the Pilates exercise craze that is sweeping Southern California is worth discovering.

29

SHIFTING FOCUS
Snowboarding is the winter sport of choice. If you haven't tried it, now's your chance.

29

CELEBRITY WORKOUT
Daisy Fuentes is on top of the latest fitness trend. See what made the former MTV VJ decide to give Pilates a try.

44

THE LIST: RUNNING SHOPS
You voted for them, now here's a sneak peak into the results from L.A.'s Choice with the 10 best running stores. Don't miss the full results in January.

26

Gift Guide
Save some time shopping for your fitness friends by checking out these hot holiday gift items.

22

Training Tips
Have you heard about periodization? We'll explain the buzz behind this increasingly popular training method.

25

Hill Training
Jeff Galloway believes that hill training is the best strength and resistance training for distance runners.

34

Off the Couch
LAS&F Photographer Bryan Linden looks to complete his first adventure race.

32

Nutrition
Get the inside scoop in the smoothie craze. Are they healthy snacks or not worth the calories?

20

Injury Prevention
The proper warm up may be all you need to avoid injury in the gym.

38

Still Running After All These Years
The Conejo Track Club celebrates 25 years of their weekly Fun Run.

40

Events Calendar
What's on tap in the Southland? Find out which event you're up for next.
Photo Galleries
We are always out at events with our cameras. See if you know anyone featured in our photo spreads from the Long Beach Marathon, Run for a Green L.A. and the Disco Dash.




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