A New You!
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Start the year off with a renewed sense of self by making manageable changes to improve your health, nutrition, wellness and self-confidence. Whether it is a healthier diet, a regular routine of exercise or a nip and a tuck to perfect a few features, the new year can have some exciting things in store for those seeking a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Health & Wellness

La Jolla has no shortage of places to work out, relax or receive therapeutic

services. Pilates and yoga studios, personal trainers and workout-specific gyms abound in the community, as do holistic and therapeutic services like spas, salt therapy and acupuncture to help you achieve a better version of yourself.


For a low-impact, high-energy fitness routine unlike any other, try this heart-pumping cycling workout. Breakaway Cycle offers hour-long indoor cycling classes for all levels of fitness, but these cycling classes are nothing like the ones at your average gym. As you pedal your calories away, the room’s lighting, visual displays and music change with the tempo of the workout. The bikes display power, cadence, calories burned and heart rate so you can track your performance.

7777 Fay Ave. — (858) 454-2453 — www.breakawaycycle.com


Combine the finesse of ballet and the resistance of weights to improve posture, tone up and lose weight. A background in ballet isn’t necessary to achieve a dancer’s body. Cardio Barre offers introductory, beginner and advanced classes in the mornings and evenings throughout the week for you to fit something new into your fitness routine. The Cardio Barre classes are another high-energy, low-impact workout that can help build lean muscle and burn fat.

7580 Fay Ave. #107 — (858) 454-1954 — www.cardiobarre.com


The La Jolla Wellness Studio, home of the 15 Minute Workout is a revolutionary workout process that has clinically proved that you can have the workout you need in just 15 minutes assuming you use the right technology and process.


For some, reaching for a healthier lifestyle can be challenging. La Jolla Wellness Studio offers a personally tailored system that allows clients to get the most out of their workouts. In just 15 minutes, clients reap the benefits of a personalized program that includes vibration technology and specialized machinery, and nutrition experts help create a customized nutrition plan. For anyone who is too busy to make it to the gym or who needs a personalized program with a trainer to help them stick to it, this system is worth a try.

7660 Fay Ave. Suite F — (858) 444-0340 — www.lajollawellnessstudio.com


Nonprofit Silver Age Yoga offers free hatha yoga classes for seniors. Physical activity improves health and the body’s ability to fight disease, and Silver Age Yoga offers a safe and comfortable option for seniors who face physical limitations. This gentle yoga can help increase lung capacity, reduce stress, improve flexibility, strengthen muscles and increase bone density, providing a viable option for seniors seeking a healthier lifestyle. Classes take place a various locations in La Jolla.

(858) 693-3110 — www.silverageyoga.org


The La Jolla Community Center offers a variety of fitness classes including chair yoga, Jazzercise, Tai Chi and Zumba — even a class designed to help participants laugh their way to better health, which combines laughter and deep yoga breathing to invigorate the lungs and nervous system. With affordable classes everyday of the week, it’s easy to find something new for people of all ages and levels of fitness. The center also offers healthy cooking classes that add an all-important nutritional aspect to exercise programs and healthy lifestyles.

6811 La Jolla Blvd. — (858) 459-0831 — www.ljcommunitycenter.org

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery


Sometimes, a healthy diet, regular exercise and maintenance of a healthy weight won’t resolve underlying issues that can eat away at one’s self-confidence. While beauty may lie in the eye of the beholder, sometimes the harshest critic of your appearance is yourself. To reveal your true inner beauty and boost your personal outlook, a cosmetic or surgical procedure to correct a perceived imperfect bodily feature might be the ticket to a beautiful outer self and more confident inner self.


Top-rated, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stuart Kincaid has dedicated his career to helping others achieve their visions of beauty with quality surgical procedures, including body contouring, breast surgery and facial plastic surgery. The award-winning surgeon also offers non-surgical treatments for patients seeking a rejuvenated facial or bodily appearance using a minimally invasive method of enhancement that requires little to no downtime. Services like facial injections or fillers, peels and other non-surgical procedures are easy fixes for patients on the go.

8929 University Center Lane Suite 201 — www.skincaidmd.com — (858) 450-4199


Dr. Cortland Caldemeyer offers affordable, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including the revolutionary NuAge method — a minimal incision approach for rejuvenation of sagging facial muscles and loose soft tissue — that makes for a more youthful look with less post-operative complications and recovery time than a traditional facelift procedure. The one-of-a-kind NuAge mini-facelift is meant for those patients with mild to moderate skin laxity in their neck, lower face and jowls who hope to correct the visible signs of aging.

Dr. Caldemeyer’s office also offers facial cosmetic procedures including brow lifts, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, lip augmentation, chin or cheek implants and a number of chemical facial skin resurfacing procedures — and all under the accredited oral and maxillofacial surgeon specialist who is highly trained in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

5565 Grossmont Center Drive — (619) 463-4486 — www.vchoms.com

Nutrition & Food


La Jolla locals Phil and Gayle Tauber have been spreading their love for healthy, wholesome and sustainable food products for more than a quarter century now through Kashi, a locally based — but nationally flourishing — enterprise of delicious, whole grain food products. In addition to clean and healthy natural foods, Kashi offers a natural learning library on its website, providing educational information about natural foods, green living, nutrition and health.



Sticking to a healthy diet and making the right choices at the grocery store can be challenging. Stores like Whole Foods Market, Bristol Farms and Jonathan’s Market, however, offer wide varieties of high-quality, healthy products that can put the search for a healthier lifestyle on the right track. Each store stocks its shelves with top-grade meats, organic and local produce and gourmet options for the aspiring chef.

JONATHAN’S: 7611 Fay Ave. — (858) 459-2677 — www.harvestranchmarkets.com

WHOLE FOODS: 8825 Villa La Jolla Drive — 

(858) 642-6700 — wholefoodsmarket.com

BRISTOL FARMS: 8510 Genesee Ave. — (858) 558-4180 — www.bristolfarms.com


For a fitness routine that strengthens body and mind, La Jolla Yoga Center offers yoga classes that fit the needs of everyone. Beginner classes introduce the basic poses and instill proper form and breathing techniques to build upon. Along with rejuvenating the mind and senses, yoga can improve overall strength, balance and posture. La Jolla Yoga Center allows guests to ease their way into yoga and challenge themselves with the wide variety of classes it offers each week.

7741 Fay Ave. — (858) 456-2412 — www.lajollayogacenter.com


Pilates Plus is focused on upping the intensity of a workout rather than increasing time spent in the gym. The studio offers classes consisting of high-intensity Pilates, spinning and a combination of both. The 50-minute Ride and Glide classes combine the full-body strength training of Pilates with calorie-burning cardio to push your body to new limits. People of all fitness levels can experience the benefits of this intense workout.

7712 Fay Ave. — (858) 456-1516 — www.pilatespluslajolla.com

Get Kids Moving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in the U.S. — that’s triple the obesity rate from just one generation ago. For fun exercise activities to get kids moving, try one of these kid-friendly options.


Martial arts and self-defense classes combine exercise and character development to children a well-rounded workout. La Jolla Karate offers programs for toddlers to teenagers that teach proper martial arts techniques in a safe, fun and engaging environment. Children can punch, kick and block their way into shape while building confidence and learning respect.

7838 Herschel Ave. — (858) 255-8384 www.lajollakarate.com


Dance classes at Ooh La La offer children the opportunity to learn different styles of dance while getting exercise. Ooh La La teaches everything from ballet to Zumba, and holds group and private classes for dancers of any age and experience. Classes are designed to keep students improving and growing. In addition to dance and fitness classes, Ooh La La also has a number of performance dance teams that can provide your child with even more room to grow.

7467 Cuvier St. — (858) 456-4500 www.oohlaladancecompany.com

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