What we're about

Our mission is to get people moving, improve their fitness levels through fun group activities, and help them THRIVE! Whether it's a walk, run, hike, bike ride, or outdoor fitness class, we have activities for men and women of all fitness levels. If you are new to exercising or returning to it after a lapse, we have short, scenic hikes for beginners in our beautiful local mountains (Santa Monicas, San Gabriels, San Bernardinos, San Jacintos, etc.). Our Fitness Classes are designed for all levels as each participant performs the exercises at their own pace. The bike rides are usually short "no-drop" rides of 15-20 miles.

For the more adventurous, we will be having some strenuous hikes to the tallest peaks in Southern California during the summer. For this more advanced group, the hiking season culminates in September with our annual summit of Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the "lower 48" states.

Upcoming events (5)

Let's Hike to Tahquitz Peak in the San Jacinto Wilderness

We had an amazing hike in the beautiful San Jacinto Wilderness area yesterday to the peak of San Jacinto. It was so beautiful that I'm looking forward to a "recovery hike" in the same area. This hike fits the bill. We will hike about 10 miles and climb about 2,500 ft. in elevation gain. From the Tahquitz peak and the fire lookout, our views should rival the ones we had at San Jacinto yesterday. I hope to see you there. Priority for the hike will be given to the Thrivers who are going with me to Mt. Whitney this year. Dennis Make sure you have an Adventure Pass or National Parks annual pass. DISCLAIMER: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries or accidents that may occur during events. By joining this event, you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it's organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible in any way for your safety. We are all just participants.

Plank Challenge (Via Facebook Live Stream)

Online event

The Plank Challenge is a live stream via Facebook scheduled for Saturday, August 15 at 9:50 – 10:30a.m. PST. - It’ll be structured as: (9:50 – 10:00) joining live stream period with some narration. (10:00 – 10:10) a pre-plank challenge warm up workout. (10:10 – 10:20) Plank Challenge (There are five levels: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 minute challenges) (10:20 – 10:30). Post plank Participant Acknowledgements and plank video postings. Here’s the link to the Facebook page event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mannys5minfitness-107585787561735/events/?ref=page_internal

Bike Ride from Marina del Rey to Redondo and LAX Airport & Lunch

Join us for a special beach bike ride where we will be riding on the beach bike path and the roads around the airport. We will be taking a 10 mile extension from Imperial Highway to LAX Airport riding at the back of the airport and along the north runway at LAX. This extension is at https://goo.gl/maps/z3xqjLEm4U82 IMPORTANT NOTE: This bike ride departs at 8:00AM. _________________________________________ QUALIFICATIONS: All bike riders are invited who are comfortable and experienced riding on the road and bike paths for 43 miles round trip at 12 miles per hour which is a moderate pace. This bike ride takes about 6 hours. You are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group. _________________________________________ MEETING PLACE AND TIME: Arrive at 7:30 AM to park your car and get ready for the ride. Meet Louis at 7:45 AM in the first row of Dock 52 parking lot for a safety talk and introductions. We will depart promptly at 8:00 AM. Louis' cell phone number is in the RSVP question. ___________________________ FREE PARKING: There is free parking at Dock 52 parking lot. For a map of Dock 52 and to get driving directions, click here: http://goo.gl/maps/8pJy5 ___________________________ We will be practicing social distancing and riding single file separated by at least 20 feet between bicycles and other riders. HEALTH CONCERNS: Please read "Everything you need to know about riding your bike during the COVID-19 outbreak" at https://www.bicyclecolorado.org/bike-news/covid/ Be sure you are in good health. Please do not join us if you are coughing, sneezing, have a sore throat, have breathing problems, or have a fever. If you have had any of these symptoms in the last week please do not come. Please bring hand sanitizer or alcohol wipes for your own protection. Wear a mask for extra protection. We must be extremely careful and respect distance between each other and the health of others. ___________________________ LUNCH: We will stop for a break at Quality Seafood Fish Market in Redondo Beach King Harbor at 130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. ___________________________ PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES: RSVP: If you can't come please change your RSVP to "No" so we are not waiting for you. BICYCLE: Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition with the tires properly inflated and the chain lubricated prior to the ride. RULES OF THE ROAD: Safety is always our first concern. Use standard hand signals (http://www.meetup.com/cyclegroup/pages/5_Hand_Signals_for_Bicycle_Rides/) for group rides and obey all traffic stops and signals. SPARE TIRE TUBES: You need to know how to change your own bicycle tire tubes if you get a flat tire. Please bring 2 spare tire tubes, levers, a small bicycle pump or CO2 cartridges to fill your tires with air once you change the bicycle tire tube. If you don't have spare tire tubes you might have to call a taxi to take you and your bicycle back to your car! MONEY: Please bring money for your lunch and taxi if necessary. BIKE LOCK: Do not leave your bicycle unlocked at any time. Please bring your own bicycle lock. HELMET: Please be advised that you are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group. WATER and FOOD: Please bring water to drink so you don't get dehydrated and food to eat, such as a protein bar, in case you get hungry. WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Please read this important disclaimer: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this ride you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it's organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible for your safety. We are all just participants. ___________________________ This bike ride is crossposted.

Fitness Class

Kaiser West LA

FREE Class and Parking! Fitness Class in the Medical Offices North Tower, basement conference rooms A & B at the Kaiser West LA Medical Center. This sixty minute class, led by Kaiser Permanente employees, is suitable for all fitness levels. Participants perform the exercises at their own pace. Approximately, 25 minutes standing (squats, lunges, cardio exercises, etc.), 25 minutes on mat (abdominal exercises, upper body, etc.) and 10 minutes of stretching. We strongly recommend you bring a thick exercise mat and water. This is a fun, free way to get in your daily exercise. Try it once, and you'll be hooked.

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Fitness Class

Kaiser West LA

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