Territory Stories

Sunday Territorian 1 Mar 2015

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Sunday Territorian 1 Mar 2015

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Sunday Territorian; NewspaperNT

Date

2015-03-01

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English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/256132

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/522387

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24 LIFESTYLE SUNDAY MARCH 1 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 body+soul www.bodyandsoul.com.au TELE01Z01BS - V1 b+s 06 lifestyle DAY I I touch down in LA at 6am, and an hour later Im sitting on a pristine beach, sipping an organic coffee and watching shirtless guys exercise. Its an apt introduction to the lifestyle of Santa Monica, the neighbourhood at the front and centre of LAs health scene. This place is all about the beach and the 32km bike trail that runs along this stretch of the Pacific Ocean, which means you can do a three-hour ride and still not leave the shoreline. This morning there are cyclists cruising in the sunshine; body sculptors using the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach; paddle boarders bobbing in the waves; and an endless stream of runners on the clifftop. After an hours walk, I venture into a different kind of giant health space a Whole Foods Market. Its like the love child of Costco and Harris Farm Markets, selling everything from vitamins to workout gear, fresh fruit to ready-to-eat roast dinners. The buffet area alone is the size of a tennis court. I walk past aisles with signs for alternative breads, vegan holiday treats and non-dairy milks. Shopping gluten-free, vegan or Paleo is made simple here, but theres also the usual supermarket fare, such as a waterfall display of chocolate at every checkout for those impulse buys. That evening, I have another classic LA health experience the latest fitness revolution called SoulCycle, which mixes cycling with weight-bearing exercise and a dance club atmosphere. It sounds ludicrous who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing along to Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans. It launched in New York and spread to LA a few years ago, but classes still book out, even the one Im in at 5.30pm on a Friday. It is, Ill admit, a great workout. Im sweating profusely within 15 minutes and the adrenaline is surging. Our charismatic blonde instructor shouts encouraging mantras and does impromptu interpretive dance moves while sprint cycling. Im envious of and inspired by the regulars in the front row who pedal furiously and lift their dumbbells with ease, but I know this will be the only class Ill do on this trip the price of $30 (AU$38) per session is seriously prohibitive, so Ill make do with the free bike path along the gorgeous beach. DAY 2 The upside to jet lag is being up early enough to visit the farmers markets for breakfast to sample locally-grown tomatoes and vibrant blueberries. Then Im off to try a sport that LA water babes have taken to with gusto stand-up paddleboarding. Im under the tutelage of Aussie personal trainers Luke Hines and Scott Gooding, former My Kitchen Rules competitors who are tourism ambassadors for Santa Monica. We pick up boards at the pretty Annenberg Community Beach House, then hit the surf or rather, we spend 20 minutes being flung off as we try to get past breaking waves. The ocean may not be ideal for weak swimmers, but its picture-perfect when a pod of dolphins swims past. We recover over tonic shots at Kreation Organic juicery, which Scott says are the next big thing in liquid health. I order the antibiotic, and get a bottle of lemon juice, fresh ginger and oregano oil. While it doesnt taste great, it tastes as if its great for me. Later, I head to Venice Beach, where a different kind of body tonic is being peddled: medicinal marijuana. Purchase requires approval from a registered physician, but that doesnt stop the vendors from being out and proud among the souvenir shops. Who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans INSIDE LAs HEALTH SCENE The alternative breads aisle at Whole Foods Market is an example of the huge selection of healthy options available The bike path and outdoor gym at Muscle Beach make Santa Monica the centre of outdoor fitness in LA If theres a health trend thats taken the world by storm juicing, body sculpting, salad bars, boutique yoga it likely began in Los Angeles. So what can we learn from this health mecca? Liz Graham finds out Who wants to do push-ups while pedalling a bike and singing Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans TELE01Z01BS - V1 b+s 06 lifestyle DAY I I touch down in LA at 6am, and an hour later Im sitting on a pristine beach, sipping an organic coffee and watching shirtless guys exercise. Its an apt introduction to the lifestyle of Santa Monica, the neighbourhood at the front and centre of LAs health scene. This place is all about the beach and the 32km bike trail that runs along this stretch of the Pacific Ocean, which means you can do a three-hour ride and still not leave the shoreline. This morning there are cyclists cruising in the sunshine; body sculptors using the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach; paddle boarders bobbing in the waves; and an endless stream of runners on the clifftop. After an hours walk, I venture into a different kind of giant health space a Whole Foods Market. Its like the love child of Costco and Harris Farm Markets, selling everything from vitamins to workout gear, fresh fruit to ready-to-eat roast dinners. The buffet area alone is the size of a tennis court. I walk past aisles with signs for alternative breads, vegan holiday treats and non-dairy milks. Shopping gluten-free, vegan or Paleo is made simple here, but theres also the usual supermarket fare, such as a waterfall display of chocolate at every checkout for those impulse buys. That evening, I have another classic LA health experience the latest fitness revolution called SoulCycle, which mixes cycling with weight-bearing exercise and a dance club atmosphere. It sounds ludicrous who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing along to Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans. It launched in New York and spread to LA a few years ago, but classes still book out, even the one Im in at 5.30pm on a Friday. It is, Ill admit, a great workout. Im sweating profusely within 15 minutes and the adrenaline is surging. Our charismatic blonde instructor shouts encouraging mantras and does impromptu interpretive dance moves while sprint cycling. Im envious of and inspired by the regulars in the front row who pedal furiously and lift their dumbbells with ease, but I know this will be the only class Ill do on this trip the price of $30 (AU$38) per session is seriously prohibitive, so Ill make do with the free bike path along the gorgeous beach. DAY 2 The upside to jet lag is being up early enough to visit the farmers markets for breakfast to sample locally-grown tomatoes and vibrant blueberries. Then Im off to try a sport that LA water babes have taken to with gusto stand-up paddleboarding. Im under the tutelage of Aussie personal trainers Luke Hines and Scott Gooding, former My Kitchen Rules competitors who are tourism ambassadors for Santa Monica. We pick up boards at the pretty Annenberg Community Beach House, then hit the surf or rather, we spend 20 minutes being flung off as we try to get past breaking waves. The ocean may not be ideal for weak swimmers, but its picture-perfect when a pod of dolphins swims past. We recover over tonic shots at Kreation Organic juicery, which Scott says are the next big thing in liquid health. I order the antibiotic, and get a bottle of lemon juice, fresh ginger and oregano oil. While it doesnt taste great, it tastes as if its great for me. Later, I head to Venice Beach, where a different kind of body tonic is being peddled: medicinal marijuana. Purchase requires approval from a registered physician, but that doesnt stop the vendors from being out and proud among the souvenir shops. Who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans INSIDE LAs HEALTH SCENE The alternative breads aisle at Whole Foods Market is an example of the huge selection of healthy options available The bike path and outdoor gym at Muscle Beach make Santa Monica the centre of outdoor fitness in LA If theres a health trend thats taken the world by storm juicing, body sculpting, salad bars, boutique yoga it likely began in Los Angeles. So what can we learn from this health mecca? Liz Graham finds out TELE01Z01BS - V1 b+s 06 lifestyle DAY I I touch down in LA at 6am, and an hour later Im sitting on a pristine beach, sipping an organic coffee and watching shirtless guys exercise. Its an apt introduction to the lifestyle of Santa Monica, the neighbourhood at the front and centre of LAs health scene. This place is all about the beach and the 32km bike trail that runs along this stretch of the Pacific Ocean, which means you can do a three-hour ride and still not leave the shoreline. This morning there are cyclists cruising in the sunshine; body sculptors using the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach; paddle boarders bobbing in the waves; and an endless stream of runners on the clifftop. After an hours walk, I venture into a different kind of giant health space a Whole Foods Market. Its like the love child of Costco and Harris Farm Markets, selling everything from vitamins to workout gear, fresh fruit to ready-to-eat roast dinners. The buffet area alone is the size of a tennis court. I walk past aisles with signs for alternative breads, vegan holiday treats and non-dairy milks. Shopping gluten-free, vegan or Paleo is made simple here, but theres also the usual supermarket fare, such as a waterfall display of chocolate at every checkout for those impulse buys. That evening, I have another classic LA health experience the latest fitness revolution called SoulCycle, which mixes cycling with weight-bearing exercise and a dance club atmosphere. It sounds ludicrous who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing along to Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans. It launched in New York and spread to LA a few years ago, but classes still book out, even the one Im in at 5.30pm on a Friday. It is, Ill admit, a great workout. Im sweating profusely within 15 minutes and the adrenaline is surging. Our charismatic blonde instructor shouts encouraging mantras and does impromptu interpretive dance moves while sprint cycling. Im envious of and inspired by the regulars in the front row who pedal furiously and lift their dumbbells with ease, but I know this will be the only class Ill do on this trip the price of $30 (AU$38) per session is seriously prohibitive, so Ill make do with the free bike path along the gorgeous beach. DAY 2 The upside to jet lag is being up early enough to visit the farmers markets for breakfast to sample locally-grown tomatoes and vibrant blueberries. Then Im off to try a sport that LA water babes have taken to with gusto stand-up paddleboarding. Im under the tutelage of Aussie personal trainers Luke Hines and Scott Gooding, former My Kitchen Rules competitors who are tourism ambassadors for Santa Monica. We pick up boards at the pretty Annenberg Community Beach House, then hit the surf or rather, we spend 20 minutes being flung off as we try to get past breaking waves. The ocean may not be ideal for weak swimmers, but its picture-perfect when a pod of dolphins swims past. We recover over tonic shots at Kreation Organic juicery, which Scott says are the next big thing in liquid health. I order the antibiotic, and get a bottle of lemon juice, fresh ginger and oregano oil. While it doesnt taste great, it tastes as if its great for me. Later, I head to Venice Beach, where a different kind of body tonic is being peddled: medicinal marijuana. Purchase requires approval from a registered physician, but that doesnt stop the vendors from being out and proud among the souvenir shops. Who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans INSIDE LAs HEALTH SCENE The alternative breads aisle at Whole Foods Market is an example of the huge selection of healthy options available The bike path and outdoor gym at Muscle Beach make Santa Monica the centre of outdoor fitness in LA If theres a health trend thats taken the world by storm juicing, body sculpting, salad bars, boutique yoga it likely began in Los Angeles. So what can we learn from this health mecca? Liz Graham finds out TELE01Z01BS - V1 b+s 06 lifestyle DAY I I touch down in LA at 6am, and an hour later Im sitting on a pristine beach, sipping an organic coffee and watching shirtless guys exercise. Its an apt introduction to the lifestyle of Santa Monica, the neighbourhood at the front and centre of LAs health scene. This place is all about the beach and the 32km bike trail that runs along this stretch of the Pacific Ocean, which means you can do a three-hour ride and still not leave the shoreline. This morning there are cyclists cruising in the sunshine; body sculptors using the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach; paddle boarders bobbing in the waves; and an endless stream of runners on the clifftop. After an hours walk, I venture into a different kind of giant health space a Whole Foods Market. Its like the love child of Costco and Harris Farm Markets, selling everything from vitamins to workout gear, fresh fruit to ready-to-eat roast dinners. The buffet area alone is the size of a tennis court. I walk past aisles with signs for alternative breads, vegan holiday treats and non-dairy milks. Shopping gluten-free, vegan or Paleo is made simple here, but theres also the usual supermarket fare, such as a waterfall display of chocolate at every checkout for those impulse buys. That evening, I have another classic LA health experience the latest fitness revolution called SoulCycle, which mixes cycling with weight-bearing exercise and a dance club atmosphere. It sounds ludicrous who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing along to Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans. It launched in New York and spread to LA a few years ago, but classes still book out, even the one Im in at 5.30pm on a Friday. It is, Ill admit, a great workout. Im sweating profusely within 15 minutes and the adrenaline is surging. Our charismatic blonde instructor shouts encouraging mantras and does impromptu interpretive dance moves while sprint cycling. Im envious of and inspired by the regulars in the front row who pedal furiously and lift their dumbbells with ease, but I know this will be the only class Ill do on this trip the price of $30 (AU$38) per session is seriously prohibitive, so Ill make do with the free bike path along the gorgeous beach. DAY 2 The upside to jet lag is being up early enough to visit the farmers markets for breakfast to sample locally-grown tomatoes and vibrant blueberries. Then Im off to try a sport that LA water babes have taken to with gusto stand-up paddleboarding. Im under the tutelage of Aussie personal trainers Luke Hines and Scott Gooding, former My Kitchen Rules competitors who are tourism ambassadors for Santa Monica. We pick up boards at the pretty Annenberg Community Beach House, then hit the surf or rather, we spend 20 minutes being flung off as we try to get past breaking waves. The ocean may not be ideal for weak swimmers, but its picture-perfect when a pod of dolphins swims past. We recover over tonic shots at Kreation Organic juicery, which Scott says are the next big thing in liquid health. I order the antibiotic, and get a bottle of lemon juice, fresh ginger and oregano oil. While it doesnt taste great, it tastes as if its great for me. Later, I head to Venice Beach, where a different kind of body tonic is being peddled: medicinal marijuana. Purchase requires approval from a registered physician, but that doesnt stop the vendors from being out and proud among the souvenir shops. Who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans INSIDE LAs HEALTH SCENE The alternative breads aisle at Whole Foods Market is an example of the huge selection of healthy options available The bike path and outdoor gym at Muscle Beach make Santa Monica the centre of outdoor fitness in LA If theres a health trend thats taken the world by storm juicing, body sculpting, salad bars, boutique yoga it likely began in Los Angeles. So what can we learn from this health mecca? Liz Graham finds out TELE01Z01BS - V1 b+s 06 lifestyle DAY I I touch down in LA at 6am, and an hour later Im sitting on a pristine beach, sipping an organic coffee and watching shirtless guys exercise. Its an apt introduction to the lifestyle of Santa Monica, the neighbourhood at the front and centre of LAs health scene. This place is all about the beach and the 32km bike trail that runs along this stretch of the Pacific Ocean, which means you can do a three-hour ride and still not leave the shoreline. This morning there are cyclists cruising in the sunshine; body sculptors using the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach; paddle boarders bobbing in the waves; and an endless stream of runners on the clifftop. After an hours walk, I venture into a different kind of giant health space a Whole Foods Market. Its like the love child of Costco and Harris Farm Markets, selling everything from vitamins to workout gear, fresh fruit to ready-to-eat roast dinners. The buffet area alone is the size of a tennis court. I walk past aisles with signs for alternative breads, vegan holiday treats and non-dairy milks. Shopping gluten-free, vegan or Paleo is made simple here, but theres also the usual supermarket fare, such as a waterfall display of chocolate at every checkout for those impulse buys. That evening, I have another classic LA health experience the latest fitness revolution called SoulCycle, which mixes cycling with weight-bearing exercise and a dance club atmosphere. It sounds ludicrous who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing along to Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans. It launched in New York and spread to LA a few years ago, but classes still book out, even the one Im in at 5.30pm on a Friday. It is, Ill admit, a great workout. Im sweating profusely within 15 minutes and the adrenaline is surging. Our charismatic blonde instructor shouts encouraging mantras and does impromptu interpretive dance moves while sprint cycling. Im envious of and inspired by the regulars in the front row who pedal furiously and lift their dumbbells with ease, but I know this will be the only class Ill do on this trip the price of $30 (AU$38) per session is seriously prohibitive, so Ill make do with the free bike path along the gorgeous beach. DAY 2 The upside to jet lag is being up early enough to visit the farmers markets for breakfast to sample locally-grown tomatoes and vibrant blueberries. Then Im off to try a sport that LA water babes have taken to with gusto stand-up paddleboarding. Im under the tutelage of Aussie personal trainers Luke Hines and Scott Gooding, former My Kitchen Rules competitors who are tourism ambassadors for Santa Monica. We pick up boards at the pretty Annenberg Community Beach House, then hit the surf or rather, we spend 20 minutes being flung off as we try to get past breaking waves. The ocean may not be ideal for weak swimmers, but its picture-perfect when a pod of dolphins swims past. We recover over tonic shots at Kreation Organic juicery, which Scott says are the next big thing in liquid health. I order the antibiotic, and get a bottle of lemon juice, fresh ginger and oregano oil. While it doesnt taste great, it tastes as if its great for me. Later, I head to Venice Beach, where a different kind of body tonic is being peddled: medicinal marijuana. Purchase requires approval from a registered physician, but that doesnt stop the vendors from being out and proud among the souvenir shops. Who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans INSIDE LAs HEALTH SCENE The alternative breads aisle at Whole Foods Market is an example of the huge selection of healthy options available The bike path and outdoor gym at Muscle Beach make Santa Monica the centre of outdoor fitness in LA If theres a health trend thats taken the world by storm juicing, body sculpting, salad bars, boutique yoga it likely began in Los Angeles. So what can we learn from this health mecca? Liz Graham finds out TELE01Z01BS - V1 b+s 06 lifestyle DAY I I touch down in LA at 6am, and an hour later Im sitting on a pristine beach, sipping an organic coffee and watching shirtless guys exercise. Its an apt introduction to the lifestyle of Santa Monica, the neighbourhood at the front and centre of LAs health scene. This place is all about the beach and the 32km bike trail that runs along this stretch of the Pacific Ocean, which means you can do a three-hour ride and still not leave the shoreline. This morning there are cyclists cruising in the sunshine; body sculptors using the outdoor gym at Muscle Beach; paddle boarders bobbing in the waves; and an endless stream of runners on the clifftop. After an hours walk, I venture into a different kind of giant health space a Whole Foods Market. Its like the love child of Costco and Harris Farm Markets, selling everything from vitamins to workout gear, fresh fruit to ready-to-eat roast dinners. The buffet area alone is the size of a tennis court. I walk past aisles with signs for alternative breads, vegan holiday treats and non-dairy milks. Shopping gluten-free, vegan or Paleo is made simple here, but theres also the usual supermarket fare, such as a waterfall display of chocolate at every checkout for those impulse buys. That evening, I have another classic LA health experience the latest fitness revolution called SoulCycle, which mixes cycling with weight-bearing exercise and a dance club atmosphere. It sounds ludicrous who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing along to Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans. It launched in New York and spread to LA a few years ago, but classes still book out, even the one Im in at 5.30pm on a Friday. It is, Ill admit, a great workout. Im sweating profusely within 15 minutes and the adrenaline is surging. Our charismatic blonde instructor shouts encouraging mantras and does impromptu interpretive dance moves while sprint cycling. Im envious of and inspired by the regulars in the front row who pedal furiously and lift their dumbbells with ease, but I know this will be the only class Ill do on this trip the price of $30 (AU$38) per session is seriously prohibitive, so Ill make do with the free bike path along the gorgeous beach. DAY 2 The upside to jet lag is being up early enough to visit the farmers markets for breakfast to sample locally-grown tomatoes and vibrant blueberries. Then Im off to try a sport that LA water babes have taken to with gusto stand-up paddleboarding. Im under the tutelage of Aussie personal trainers Luke Hines and Scott Gooding, former My Kitchen Rules competitors who are tourism ambassadors for Santa Monica. We pick up boards at the pretty Annenberg Community Beach House, then hit the surf or rather, we spend 20 minutes being flung off as we try to get past breaking waves. The ocean may not be ideal for weak swimmers, but its picture-perfect when a pod of dolphins swims past. We recover over tonic shots at Kreation Organic juicery, which Scott says are the next big thing in liquid health. I order the antibiotic, and get a bottle of lemon juice, fresh ginger and oregano oil. While it doesnt taste great, it tastes as if its great for me. Later, I head to Venice Beach, where a different kind of body tonic is being peddled: medicinal marijuana. Purchase requires approval from a registered physician, but that doesnt stop the vendors from being out and proud among the souvenir shops. Who wants to do push-ups while peddling a bike and singing Lady Gaga in a dark room? As it turns out, lots of Americans INSIDE LAs HEALTH SCENE The alternative breads aisle at Whole Foods Market is an example of the huge selection of healthy options available The bike path and outdoor gym at Muscle Beach make Santa Monica the centre of outdoor fitness in LA If theres a health trend thats taken the world by storm juicing, body sculpting, salad bars, boutique yoga it likely began in Los Angeles. So what can we learn from this health mecca? Liz Graham finds out


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