Some California gyms reopen in defiance of stay-at-home rules

Lou Uridel, owner of the MetroFlex Gym in Oceanside, spoke on Wednesday at a protest in front of his business. Uridel was arrested and cited last week after refusing to close and has since been released. <span class="copyright">(Don Boomer / San Diego Union-Tribune)</span>
Lou Uridel, owner of the MetroFlex Gym in Oceanside, spoke on Wednesday at a protest in front of his business. Uridel was arrested and cited last week after refusing to close and has since been released. (Don Boomer / San Diego Union-Tribune)

A few fitness centers and gyms in Southern California are reopening, in some cases challenging California’s stay-at-home rules.

In Riverside County, the Self Made Training Facility in Corona reopened May 4.

The business is classified as a private training facility rather than a gym, so the opening complies with Riverside County’s health orders, its owner, Kelly Michelsen, said Friday.

Though the facility resembles a gym, it offers appointment-only sessions with personal trainers and is not open to general membership, she said. “We can control our environment and there’s not a lot of foot traffic coming in here,” Michelsen said. The training facility had been closed since March

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So yeah, in addition to being an all-around talented badass, the actress and mom of three is veeery vocal about prioritizing her fitness routine and healthy habits. And naturally, I wanted in on all of her ~workout deets~. From Pilates to yoga to running, Kate does it all. A bonus? Her exercise schedule is totally quarantine-friendly. And after spending a week recreating some of her go-to workouts, I have a whole new appreciation for how Kate stays so fit at 41.

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Kate’s been

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Hotels, resorts announce new cleaning programs amid coronavirus. Here’s what they look like.


Four Seasons, Accor, MGM Resorts, Red Roof and Sandals joined the growing list of hospitality companies updating cleanliness measures due to the new coronavirus. Short-term rental company Vrbo followed suit, too.

Four Seasons is partnering with Johns Hopkins Medicine International for its new global health and safety program, “Lead With Care.” The program notes that public areas will be cleaned hourly, with extra attention to areas like the front desk counters and public restrooms; kits with masks, hand sanitizer and sanitization wipes will be in each guest room; and restaurants and bars might operate at a limited capacity for social distancing purposes, among other initiatives.

Accor‘s “ALLSAFE” plan, in addition to heightened cleanliness procedures, will include temperature checks for guests and partitions at front desks. For an extra health measure, as soon as July 2020 guests will also have free access to telemedicine consultants and have access to 

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I Realized I Knew Nothing About Sunscreen, so I Got Dermatologists to School Me


Ever since I turned 30, I’ve been slightly fixated on learning all I can about skincare and how to make sure I’m doing all I can to make sure my skin is at its healthiest. And it’s not all about anti-aging or fending off wrinkles. In fact, turning the big 3-0 made me really rethink my overall health. Now that I’m about five months into my 31st year, I feel like I’ve made some progress on this goal. I’ve been stepping outside of my fitness comfort zone (aka indoor cycling and barre) and trying new workouts. I’ve made it a priority to eat better but also allow for some fun every now and then. I’ve been taking care of and paying attention to my mental health more. And I’ve been taking in all the skincare knowledge that I can.

One thing I realized I knew the bare minimum

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