The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives of many, including Hermosa Beach locals. While it is important to follow the orders of health officials, we must also support our community and focus on maintaining both our physical and mental health during this distressing time.

As we know from recent announcements, beaches, piers, and the strand are closed – as are many businesses we often rely on to get our health-fix. Instead of retreating to our beds and becoming lethargic, let’s turn this situation into an opportunity to try out new ways to stay fit and well in the South Bay! 

We put together five perfect ways to stay healthy while supporting the community: 

#1 Nourish your body

Get your daily serving of fruits and veggies with tasty juices, smoothies, and bowls from Nekter! Nourishing your body with wholesome foods is vital to staying healthy. From Toxin Flush to Green Apple Detox, Nekter has a juice for any need! If you are looking to maintain your muscles while the gym is closed, add some protein to your favorite smoothie! From hemp protein, pea protein, and whey, Nekter has you covered!

#2 Switch up your running route

If you were attached to running on The Strand, chances are you’re feeling a bit low at the moment. If you don’t have access to a treadmill for indoor cardio, fear not! The South Bay has options for those who’d like to get outside and move. Try completing your next jog route on the Green Belt, Sand Dunes, scenic Palos Verdes trails, or in your very own neighborhood.. Post your workout on Instagram and tag us @hermosalocal

#3 Meditate

Though to some, sitting down in complete stillness and silence may seem counterintuitive to the ambitious ones, meditating as little as ten minutes a day has proven to reduce stress, control anxiety, and promote emotional health. Mahamudra Buddhist Center offers weekly online meditation classes that can be accessed at your leisure. For a $12 donation, students can explore topics like “The mind of non-ignorance” and “Understanding consciousness.”

#4 Eat Clean

Hermosa Beach’s popular vegan & vegetarian restaurant The Spot is open for take-out and delivery. Fuel your body with “food that tastes like love.” The Spot serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and most menu items can be ordered gluten-free, fat-free, dairy-free, or vegan, making it suitable for any dietary needs! Both your body and mind will thank you for this one. 

#5 Practice yoga

Yoga studios may be closed but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite class! SoHo Yoga offers virtual classes that can be taken from the comfort and safety of your living room.  Their classes can be accessed for only $7 each month when you sign up for SoHo Yoga on content streaming service, Patreon. Strengthen your body and mind, all while supporting a local business!