We have always been big fans of local groups making big impacts on our community. From maintaining beautiful hiking & biking trails to planning marathons & triathlons to helping folks train for their first race, these organizations are at the top of their game and are leading our San Luis Obispo County community toward better health, well-being, and happiness.
If you’re looking for a San Luis Obispo County fitness-related group to join or support, these may be right for you.
Athlon Fitness & Performance
Since 2003 Athlon Fitness & Performance has been recognized as the SLO County leader in helping people of all ages look, feel, and perform at their best. Utilizing scientifically proven programs and a coaching staff with over 70 years of combined experience, we empower our clients to unlock their athletic potential and live fit, active, pain-free lives.
Athlon doesn’t leave you short of your goals or injured and in pain, instead their unique systems and technically sound coaching delivers fast, yet safe, results in a fun and supportive community environment.Find out more.
Avila Dolphins Open Water Swim
If you want to go out and swim with other ocean swimming enthusiasts, drop by Avila Beach on any Sunday. The Avila Dolphins Open Water Swim is held every Sunday year round. We meet on the beach between 10:30 and 10:45, discuss the days conditions, agree on a route(s), suit up (if so inclined) and get in the water at 11:00. When the days are longer we also venture out on Wednesday evenings. We meet up around 5:15 and get in by about 5:30. Find out more.
Avon 39 – Santa Barbara Walk
2 days, 39.3 miles. 39ers banding together in Santa Barbara have one goal: to take breast cancer down. AVON 39 is a force of change that can’t be stopped. The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade focuses on care and seeks to help across the continuum of breast cancer – not only helping those who are at risk or diagnosed with the disease today, but also research into finding better treatments for tomorrow. Find out more.
Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers
The mission of the Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB) is to expand the network of sustainable trails in SLO County and to maintain the trails currently in use. Help us keep the trails of SLO County open and fun to ride by joining us for trail work. Also, for good karma, be cool with others on the trail: always ride in control and don’t run over people, animals or plants. Find out more.
Cuesta College Community Programs
Cuesta College Community Programs has a diverse and specialized Aquatics Program, offering a heated therapy pool, aqua fitness, adapted aquatics, family S.P.L.A.S.H. days, and lap swimming. They also offer team activities, such as Gnarly Gnarwhals Swim Club, Lifeguarding, and Masters Water Polo. Find out more.
Oceano Dunes Junior Guards
The mission of the Oceano Dunes Junior Lifeguard Program is to provide excellent water safety and education. Further, the program is designed to improve young people’s physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment and the future of our planet, and respect for themselves, their peers and their parents. Find out more.
Morro Bay Junior Guards
Junior Lifeguards is a physical program. Participants are expected to participate in all aspects of the program, to the best of their ability, including but not limited to, physical training, swimming, and other activities as directed by Instructors. Your child’s safety is of the utmost concern, therefore your child will not be asked to perform activities that he/she is not physically ready to perform. All Junior Lifeguard instructors and aides are USLA Certified Ocean Lifeguards.Find out more.
Pismo Beach Junior Lifeguard Program
The philosophy of the Pismo Beach Junior Lifeguard Program is based on safety, health, fun, and respect. Physical fitness, an open mind, and a positive attitude are the key elements to fun and success. Our learning environment will optimize ocean awareness and safety as well as the respect and specialized skills it takes to become a lifeguard. Respect and understanding for the ocean, nature, and one another builds character for life. Find out more.
Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard Program
The Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard Program is one of the finest programs for developing young watermen and women on the central coast. This is one of the very best character building programs available to youth on the Central Coast. Find out more.
San Luis Distance Club
The San Luis Distance Club was formed in 1974 by a group of local residents to promote distance running in San Luis Obispo County. The activities of the club include the sponsorship of races within the county, fielding teams at various levels of competition, and conducting youth and open track and distance workouts. Membership is open to all ages and ability levels and the club is affiliated with the national Road Runners Club of America and the Pacific Association of USA Track & Field. Find out more.
Cal Poly Triathlon Club
The Cal Poly Triathlon Team is the largest club sport on campus, appealing to any level of athlete. Whether you consider yourself a veteran swim-bike-runner, or are just joining to complete your first triathlon, we welcome you to our family with open arms, bikes, and shoes!
Cal Poly Triathlon team mission is: to make the sport of triathlon accessible and affordable for all collegiate athletes, while promoting a competitive and fun atmosphere to help members achieve their athletic goals. Find out more.
Team In Training – Central Coast Chapter
Since its inception in 1988, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training campaign (TNT) has raised over $1.4 billion dollars and trained over 625,000 participants to complete an endurance event; such as a half or full marathon, cycling event, triathlon or hike adventure. Our athletes have walked away with new friends, amazing accomplishments and the sense that they did something even more important than getting in good shape – they have helped us to create a world without blood cancer. TNT also works with organizations to create teams, offering employees a turn-key health and wellness program and team bonding experience. Find out more.