Tag: fitness

Conquer Seven Summits in Big Bear

Big Bear, Ca May 21, 2011 12:00 pm – Local teenager Jordan Romero is close to completing the seven highest peaks in the world.  He hopes to inspire others to find their personal Everest, to challenge themselves to reach new heights.  The Seven Summits of Big Bear is Southern California’s equivalent.  With many of Big Bear’s mountains the highest in the area, the local Seven Summits challenges hikers and fitness enthusiasts to reach the top of each of these peaks.  Hikers can complete all or some of the peaks on their own, or join guided group events scheduled between Memorial and Labor Day Weekends.  The group hikes begin with lowest of the seven, Gray’s Peak at 7,920’ near the west end of the lake, next Saturday.  The series finishes up with an all-day expedition to reach the top of San Gorgonio, the highest peak in Southern California at 11, 502’.  “The Seven Summits of Big Bear gives participants an opportunity to set attainable fitness goals, and they get to see some of the most remarkable panoramic views ever!” says Heather Devito, lead guide and owner of Mountain Fitness Center.  The group hikes are free.  For dates and information about each of the Seven Summits hikes, go to sevensummitsofbigbear.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30750.mp3|titles=Conquer Seven Summits in Big Bear...

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Weight Room Gone Missing

Big Bear, Ca April 16, 2011 3:30 pm – Employees and members of the Weight Room in Big Bear Lake don’t know what happened.  Andrea Walker, an instructor at the gym for 8 years, says she received a text in the middle of the night from owner Janeane Garcia saying there was a buyer for the equipment, that the gym was closed, and apologizing.  That was the last she heard.  When Walker arrived to work on Friday morning, everything was gone from the store.  Walker says she and other employees haven’t been paid for the last week they worked.  Members are also unsure about their contracts with the gym.  They received no notification that the Weight Room was closing.  Tony Swearington of Raw Fitness in Big Bear City and Ted Devito of Mountain Fitness Center in Big Bear Lake both confirmed their gyms would work with Weight Room members so they can maintain their fitness programs while shopping for a new gym.  Ted Devito indicated he thought any of the fitness center owners in the valley would help.  Vicki Johnston of Curves said, “We hate to see any business in Big Bear close.  It hurts the community.” [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30622.mp3|titles=Weight Room Fitness Center...

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