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Poise Fitness To Host Walk With Sally Fundraiser

Image of Trainers At Poise Fitness

Poise Fitness in Manhattan Beach is hosting a fundraiser/beach workout this Saturday, October 11th. Proceeds from the event will benefit Walk With Sally, a local non-profit organization.

The event is an hour long beach workout that’s open to all ages. Justin Roth is the owner of Poise Fitness and he recently sat down with us and spoke further about the event and his passion for giving back.  

What’s Walk With Sally?

Walk With Sally is a non-profit organization that is focused on providing services for individuals that have family members with cancer. This organization is unique in the fact that its mission is to provide counseling and services for those that know someone with cancer. For example, Walk With Sally helps children, who have parents battling cancer, better understand what’s going on. They also help support the families of those affected via various counseling services.

Justin Roth has been in the health and fitness industry for 15 years. His younger brother is autistic, which in a sense is how he got started in the non-profit world by working with children with disabilities. He initially began doing fitness classes for children at the local YMCA and throughout the years he has transitioned into owning his own fitness studio, Poise Fitness in Manhattan Beach.

About Poise Fitness

Poise Fitness is trying to shift the paradigm of typical gyms by taking the ego out of the fitness experience. He wants every member to have a truly unique experience that’s catered to their body and their strengths.

The studio also provides movement classes for adults with disabilities....

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

Crowd at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

The 42nd Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is in town this weekend! It’s come a long way since the first parade down Manhattan Beach Boulevard and the few vendors and games it had in 1972. In those days it was known as the “Old” Hometown Fair and, although the word “old” has been dropped, there are still old-time fair traditions that stand to this day.

One long-standing tradition is the parade that kicks off the weekend celebration. This year it starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and ends at South Stage, in front of the Scout House. The Mira Costa High School Marching Band leads the parade and you’ll also get to see the many cool antique cars that turn out for it every year.

Saturday morning also sees the kickoff of the Battle of the Bands on the Main stage. There are six groups this year, performing 20-minute sets. The final band takes the stage at 1:30 and the winner will be announced from 1:45 to 2 p.m. This year’s battling bands include:

  • Blak Reign
  • Intensity
  • Allie Kay Band
  • Lemon Kicks
  • Echo
  • Charlotte Sabina

The fair still celebrates our Manhattan Beach artists, as well, and there will be displays of local artwork at the Joslyn Center.

Stuff for the Kids To Do At The Manhattan Beach Fair

Kid Country is back again this year and the little ones can take a pony ride, pet the animals at the petting zoo, bounce to their hearts content in two different bounce houses and ride the 50-foot slide....