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  • Writer's pictureLaydiana Chiv

Five activities that practice safety during covid.

Here's a list of activities that you can engage in as we all continue to keep social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and practice safely.

1- The Believe Fitness Studio

The studio (now located in Culver City) has recently re-opened its doors and offering multiple classes again!

Some of them include Aerial Hoop, Arial Anti Gravity Yoga, Pilates, Pole Fitness, and more. The staff takes extra precautions by reducing participants' capacity, cleaning the space, and replacing the material between every session. Everyone has to wear masks during the whole class. I have tried multiple courses at the studio.

Still, my favorite is the Aerial Yoga, given by the sweetest and wonderful teacher Kristen Swain. She will always make you feel comfortable and make it fun!). It's a right mix of stretch, fun adrenaline rush, and it ends with a mini sound bath session!

Head to their website to see the classes schedule and sign up:

2- Pottery in the park

StillLifeCeramics now have outdoor classes. Beginner and continuing wheel and hand-building classes are currently available at their outdoor studio in Downtown LA.

The capacity is limited to 8 students. All the stations are far enough to respect the 6ft distance, and it is required to keep your mask on.

I took their "Rosé and Clay" class. The teacher ran through the basics of throwing on the wheel. Do not fear; if you mess up, they will help fix it! Once you are happy with it, you get to choose a color, and they take care of the glazing part. Afterward, we enjoyed a free glass of rosé at the restaurant next door (Rappahannock).

3- Paddle Surf or Kayak

My favorite place to paddle surf is in Marina Del Rey on Mother's Beach. You can rent gear at Pro SUP Shop (located in the Jamaica Bay Inn parking lot)

Pro SUP Shop takes precautions by disinfecting equipment between each use and requires that both staff and customers wear masks during check-in and check-out.

Depending on the season, you might see stingrays near the shores and seals hanging out on the dock.

4- Hiking

There is no better way to discover Los Angeles than by hiking!

Make sure to wear the necessary shoes, have sunscreen, have enough water (my trick is to turn back once I only have half of my water left), and of course, have your mask on in case you cross other hikers.

I am still new to L.A, but here are a few spots that I have done so far.

  • Los Liones Canyon Trail

  • Murphy Ranch Trail

  • Runyon canyon trail

  • Bluff Creek Trail


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