Tag: Bay Area Getaways

Get the Insider’s Guide to California Living in Half Moon Bay, CA.

by on Jan.18, 2013, under California Living, Food & Wine, Half Moon Bay, CA, Healthy Living

For the best way to see the beauty of California's incredible coastline - Aprilanne Hurley takes a Bay Aerial Corp Helicopter Tour out of the Half Moon Bay, Ca Airport.

There are few things more breathtaking than the beauty of California’s expansive coastline, and no better way to see it than on a Bay Aerial Helicopter Tour.  While I recommend you experience a helicopter tour with Bay Aerial first hand yourself – definitely check out this California Living’s Season 8 Half Moon Bay, CA travel special since that’s exactly what we’ve done to show you the sights and get an overview of “Princeton-By-The-Sea” – a phenominal getaway spot on the California’s Coast.

The “sky’s the limit” in this CA Living travel special of the season delivering the “Insider’s Guide” on where to Stay & Play in this “park your car and walk everywhere” Bay Area hotspot - which is a convenient 45 minute drive from anywhere in the Bay Area and a quick 20 minutes from SFO.

aprilanne-hurley-jeff-clark2Now while the annual Mavericks Surf Competition is usually referred to as being in Half Moon Bay, CA – Mavericks is actually located in Princeton-By-The-Sea” – which was discovered by Big Wave Rider legend and Mavericks Surf Competition Founder  Jeff Clark.  We interview Jeff Clark at his Mavericks Surf Shop in this show and hear first hand about his unique story of how Mavericks all began.  Then - we hit the beach with Clark for a Stand Up Paddle Board session on one of his handcrafted SUP’S and have just a ton of FUN!!!

In Food & Wine – we meet with Paul and Julie Shenkman Co-Owners of Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, CA for the inside look at how Sam’s offers both great oceanfront views AND great food – a winning combination that’s hard to beat! We also spotlight the authentic Italian cuisine at Mezza Luna Restaurant in “Princeton by the Sea”  – and to top off all the fun and excitement…

A Spa Treatment fit for a Queen...

We check out the Oceano Hotel & Spa where I indulge in a decadent spa treatment reminiscent of Cleopatra’s famed beauty regimens – and of which I am sure if she were around today would be quite envious of…but I’m not going to give it all away here - you’ll just  have to tune in:

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 @ 6:30 a.m. on KKPX-TV 65/Comcast Cable 16 in San Francisco – an Jose – Oakland, CA and on KSPX-TV Channel 29/Comcast Channel 11 in Sacramento, CA.  Please heck your local listings for Dish and Direct TV Channels.  Aprilanne

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What is Circuit Training? Your Insider’s Guide…

by on Dec.27, 2012, under Beach Body Workout, California Living, Circuit Training, Healthy Living

What is Circuit Training?

Everyone complains about time these days – the lack of it, that is. Getting in shape and shedding pounds takes precious time, which can be at a premium.

Circuit Training may be just the answer. It’s defined as the execution of a selected number of exercises in a determined sequence and time.

Circuit Training provides a one-stop total-body exercise session, combining strength training and cardio in a single workout. It can reduce body weight and inches, burn fat, and build lean muscle. It can also improve your overall strength and endurance and add variety.

Safety Guidelines:

1. Always check with your doctor or health care provider prior to starting a new exercise program.

2. Keep well hydrated during your routine and throughout the day.

3. Stop immediately if you feel pain, or experience shortness of breath and call your doctor.

4. Start each workout with a few minutes of low impact cardio, cool down and stretch afterward:

Performing a Circuit:

Choose three exercises to perform as a circuit. Beginners – perform once with a 2 minute cardio blast such as jogging in place after the second exercise. Add additional cardio blasts (see Intermediate/Advanced below) and add additional circuits as you progress in strength and endurance.

Intermediate/Advanced – Perform a 1 minute cardio blast after the first and third exercise and a 2 minute cardio blast after the 2nd exercise. Repeat your desired circuit (3 exercises – 3 cardio blasts) 3 times.

Your circuit can consist of a total body workout, or upper body, lower body, or core exercises. You can vary the program to add variety.

Do your circuit training 2 – 3 times a week, and remember to schedule a day off between each session to allow the muscles to repair and rest.

CA Living’s Beach Body Workout On-Demand offers a Total Body Workout in just 20 minutes with Circuit Training – no gym or fancy equipment required!

Cardio Blast Options: Run/Jog in place, Jump rope, mountain climbers, etc. (see video )

The  Workout Guide in The Party Girl Diet Book Offers Fun & Effective 10-Minute Workouts so You Will Workout Smarter ~ Not Harder!

The Party Girl Diet by Aprilanne Hurley SFNAprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Health Expert for California Living, and author of The Party Girl Diet - the revolutionary new diet and lifestyle based on the most current health and nutrition to date so you can “keep the party going…while you lose the weight!”

Buy The Party Girl Diet on Amazon now!

Stay Tuned for Hurley’s Official Sexy Abs Diet coming to Amazon in 2012 with & Secrets to Sexier Abs in 2-Weeks!

For preview copies and media interviews please contact Hope Gilmore @media@thepartygirldiet.com – thanks!__________________________________

Aprilanne Hurley’s Fitness Career began in the 1980′s, working as a Fitness Specialist with the Elaine Powers Figure Salons (East Coast) teaching “American Yoga,” and “Total Body Fitness.” As she progressed, the role of fitness in her life evolved into a passion for making fitness practical, accessible, healthy and fun for others through TV segments such as:

-”Mission Stay-Fit” – A comprehensive look at ways to get and stay fit.

-”The Stress – Fat Connection,” – A look at the effects of too much cortisol (a stress hormone) in the body, and how exercise counteracts the negative effects of this “stress hormone” on the body.

-Breast Cancer Prevention Special Report” – In Part – 2 of Aprilanne’s Special TV Report on “Breast Cancer Prevention” the focus was on the connection between stress and Breast Cancer, empowering viewers with ways meditation and exercise can be utilized to combat the negative effects of stress, and reduce their risk for diseases such as cancer.

We are looking forward to bringing you more Health & Fitness Special Features in the months to come – after all – “Good health is a big part of good living – California Living.” Aprilanne may be contacted at: aprilanne@dietdaynews.com

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Fleet Week 2012: Book Your Blue Angels Air Show Cruise with Angel Island Ferry.

by on Sep.23, 2012, under Healthy Living, Tiburon, CA

From the top of Angel Island the Blue Angels are so Close you can almost reach out and touch them!

The time is now to book your Blue Angels Air Show Cruise with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry taking place on San Francisco Bay:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

2:30 – 4 pm

NEW!  Book your Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Blue Angels Air Show Cruise Online. Advance ticket purchase required, please call 415.435.2131 for more info.

Boarding takes place at 1:30 PM for Angel Island Ferry’s 2 PM – 4:30 PM Blue Angels Viewing Cruises.

Plan an exciting bay cruise with a group of friends and take in the sights during this event with “front row” seats on San Francisco Bay.


$60.00 – Adults

$40.00 Children ages 5 – 12

FREE for children 0 – 4 years

Enjoy the best sights the Bay Area has to offer of the Navy’s Blue Angels Air-show aboard Angel Island Ferry’s spacious vessel – sit back, relax, and enjoy the spectacular air show.  Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

There will be a no-host bar on board, and additional snacks/non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. (Please note: You are welcome to bring a picnic however No BYO alcoholic beverages are allowed on AITF specialty cruises – thank you for your cooperation.)

SPACE IS LIMITED so please act quickly to be a part of the this rich, exciting, and visually amazing California tradition.

For directions to to our Tiburon Dock and more information on ferry schedules and other special events please visit our website:  AngleIslandFerry.com – and “take a ride with us!”  Captain Maggie

For more information on Blue Angels Fleet Week 2012 visit:  Fleet Week Official Site

PLUS – You can witness the Blue Angels Annual Air Show by land – by hiking to the top of Mt. Livermore – located on Angel Island State Park which is the absolute BEST place to take in the sights during the Blue Angel’s Fleet Week 2012.

Views from the top of Angel Island State Park's Mt. Livermore are out of this world!

Views from the top of Angel Island State Park's Mt. Livermore are out of this world!

Getting there:  For the most scenic route and your overall convenience, head to Tiburon, CA and take a ride with the -  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry  to Angel Island State Park, where you can hike up to Mt. Livermore (approximately a 2 hour round trip – moderate intensity adventure) or arrange to take a tram ride to experience the incredible sights this “top of the world” destination delivers!  Please call Angel Island Company for tram tour information at:  415.897.0715, or the Cove Cafe @ 415.435.3392.

Get that "getaway" feeling without going...

California Living host and Author Aprilanne Hurley takes in a specialty cruise on SF Bay with Captain Maggie McDonogh and the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry..."now this is the life!"


Make a great day of it – and reserve your tickets for one of  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Fleet Week Specialty Cruises scheduled on Sunday October 7th, 20 12 for the best seats on SF Bay for viewing the Annual “Parade of Navy Ships” and Blue Angels Air-show taking place in Northern California.

This annual cruise offers a stocked bar with beverages and snacks for purchase.

HURRY – space is limited and will sell out quickly.  For more info. and to reserve your tickets please call 415.435.2131 ext. – and/or visit:  CaptainMaggie.com

A ferry ride with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry also offers some unique health benefits thanks to the fabulous negative ions present in the ocean and bay air!

For more information read my post on “The Positives of Negatives – Ions that is” on this site and… enjoy ~ Aprilanne


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