First Thursdays Art Walk February 2018

First Thursdays Art Walk February 2018

First Thursdays Art Walk March 2018 Laguna Beach California

Where:  Laguna Beach, California

When:  The first Thursday of every month

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Please note:  Each gallery may have varying hours. Please check FTAW website for more info.

Cost:  Free

Trolley Service:  Free Art Walk trolley service starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.  In North Laguna, trolley service starts at Laguna Art Museum.  In South Laguna, trolley service starts at Bluebird Canyon Road.

Parking:  Metered parking is available along Coast Highway.  It is free after 7:00 p.m.

February 1, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

North Laguna Beach

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive

There will be over 100 works by California artists shown here from February 1st thru February 9th.  These pieces will be available at the 36th Annual California Cool Art Auction.  The art auction will be held February 10th at Laguna Art Museum from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Quorum Art Gallery
374 North Coast Highway

Meet featured artist, Chilean fine art photographer Lu Ross during Art Walk.  She is a representational and abstract fine art photographer and digital artist.

Sandstone Gallery
384-A North Coast Highway

Meet exhibiting artists and enjoy refreshments during Art Walk.  

Downtown Laguna Beach

Avran Fine Art
540 South Coast Highway, Suite 104 & 106

Meet American artist James C. Leonard during Art Walk.  This will be the opening reception of his month long “Inner Landscapes” exhibition.

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Avenue

Laguna College of Art & Design will be holding the reception for their “Fashion, Fantasy, and the Future” exhibition during Art Walk. The exhibition will run from February 1st through February 22nd.  This exhibit features the works of costume concept artist designer, Phillip Boutte Jr.  He is the costume concept artist for many blockbuster movies and popular music videos.

Las Laguna Gallery
577 South Coast Highway A-1

Artist Reception and Opening of the “Two of Hearts” Group Exhibition will be held during Art Walk from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This exhibition is all about the heart and will run until February 24th. Featured artist is Sarey Rudin. 

Miche McClendon
241-A Forest Avenue

Miche McClendon will be showing and talking about love inspired pieces including hearts and the gems associated with love during this month’s Art Walk.

Whitney Gallery
305 Forest Avenue 102

A new selection of  Artist Marc Whitney’s paintings will be on display.  Classical guitarist, Nicholas Yrizarry will be performing during Art Walk from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

South Laguna Beach

Cove Gallery
1550 South Coast Highway 103

Laguna Beach High Seniors Shea Skenderian and Ella Steinbach will be showing their work at the gallery. Come meet them during Art Walk, see their work, and also the works of the permanent Cove Gallery artists. 

Sheila Olsen Fine Art
784 South Coast Highway

Open during Art Walk and showing abstract Seascapes by Sheila Olsen.

Diets Rarely Work!!!

Diets Rarely Work!

Diets rarely work says Haven Schulz a Laguna Beach Community personal trainer

Diets rarely work, says Haven Schulz, a Laguna Beach Personal Trainer

Diets rarely work, says Haven Schulz, a Laguna Beach Personal Trainer and owner of Health Haven Studio. After the holiday season I have many clients ask me what the best diet, cleanse, detox, they should do to lose those extra pound is. Everyone is searching for a quick fix. When it comes to losing weight and KEEPING IT OFF, these “crash diets” do not work. I am here to tell you why this approach to dieting does not work, what approach is best, and where to start! 

One of the main reasons diets rarely work

One of the main reasons diets rarely work, is because we want to lose as much weight as fast as we can! So, many people opt for fasting, juice cleanses, or extreme caloric restriction for a short period of time to drop pounds fast. Yes, those methods will make the number on the scale go down, but the majority of the weight lost is water weight. The moment you go back to eating like a regular human being your weight will increase right away because the body has been in starvation mode. This type of approach to dieting can actually negatively affect one’s metabolism, hormones, exercise performance, etc. The food you eat doesn’t just control the scale or your pant size; your diet controls your overall health! The mindset towards dieting must change for one to have long term success at losing weight, keeping it off, and staying healthy! 

That mindset must change from a two week or 30 day diet!

That mindset must change from a two week or 30 day diet, to a healthy lifestyle change! Slow and steady wins the race with healthy weight loss that lasts! Otherwise you will find yourself gaining and losing on a continual basis! The dictionary defines “diet” as “the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community HABITUALLY eats.” Start focusing on your habits, rather than total restriction. When I have a client who is just starting their weight loss journey, I do not tell them the first day to cut down to 1600 calories with a 40/30/30 macronutrient ratio. No, I tell them to start out simple by swapping the unhealthy foods with healthy options. Check out some of my favorite healthy swaps below. 

Remember why diets rarely work!

Change your view of diets from a quick fix, to a lifestyle change! Pursue both health and weight loss when it comes to changing your eating habits. EveryBODY is different, each of our goals are different, and everyone’s diet should be uniquely made for them and their goals.

My Quick Easy Healthy Recipes can be found on the Laguna Beach City Guide

Haven Schulz 

Laguna Beach Resident Personal Trainer

Owner of Health Haven Studio


Quick Easy Healthy Recipes

Quick Easy Healthy Recipes

Quick Easy Healthy Recipes from from Haven Schulz of Health Haven Studios of the Laguna Beach Community Recipe

Quick Easy Healthy Recipes

The New Year is here Laguna Beach Community and Haven Schulz of Health Haven has provided us with a few quick and easy healthy recipes!

The holidays are over and we are back to work, back to school, back to the busy routine. My name is Haven Schulz, a Laguna Beach personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist! One of the challenges many of my clients face is finding quick and easy ways to prepare healthy meals for both themselves and their families. Meal planning is one of the best ways to prepare your healthy recipes for a busy week ahead! From breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert, I would like to give you some of my tips and recipes to succeed this year!

(Now, I know that every body is different and when I do private training at Health Haven Studio each of my clients meal plans are unique. Please take from this article what you can, but know that these recipes and meal schedule may not suit everyone.)

First and foremost, breakfast is a very important meal! After hours of “fasting” during your night of sleep, those are the first nutrients entering your body to start the day!   However, your mornings may be chaotic if you are rushing kids to school or that alarm clock doesn’t quite wake you up! I highly suggest you consider making a protein packed breakfast the night before so you can simply warm your meal up and even eat it on the go! Here is one of my favorite breakfast recipes to make for my family and I:

Health Haven Crustless Quiche

When it comes to lunch and dinner, I often suggest clients use dinner leftovers for lunch the next day. Making one or two extra servings for dinner can be an extremely helpful way to plan for a healthy day ahead of you. Preparing dinner can be extremely complicated due to conflicting schedules, kids after school activities, or long work meetings. Having a one-pan/pot meal is a great option for less clean up, simple serving, and easy storage! My Zucchini Lasagna is a delicious options for both dinner and lunch! This recipe can also be made MEAT FREE if you desire. Make two pans and enjoy leftovers the next day:

Health Haven Zucchini Lasagna

Finally, I can’t have my clients restricting themselves from delicious sweets! Aside from busy schedules during the beginning of the year, many of us restrict ourselves too much because we trying to eat as clean as we can. This often results in binge eating or giving up on one’s diet completely! I encourage my clients to REPLACE, NOT RESTRICT when it comes to some of the foods they enjoy! The following recipes are some of the most simple recipes to grab on the go for a delicious treat while still sticking to your goals:

Chocolate Oat Protein Cookies

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

“Fail to prepare; prepare to fail.” When it comes down to the basics of sticking to your fitness and nutrition goals, planning ahead is key! With recipes like the ones provided above you will be able to prepare for success with less stress! For more information, meal planning tips or recipes please come visit me at my private fitness studio right here in Laguna Beach! Take care, stay strong!

To get 20% off of Health Haven’s Healthiest Recipes Ebook the Laguna Beach Community can use the following discount code: LBCM

Haven Schulz

Laguna Beach Resident Personal Trainer

Owner of Health Haven Studio


Laguna Beach After Dark

Laguna Beach After Dark

Laguna Beach After Dark

Even though the holidays are over, there’s still plenty going on in Laguna Beach…..

  • Live Music
  • Local Bands
  • DJs Spinning
  • Dancing
  • Ocean views
  • Late Night Happy Hours
  • Sports Watching
  • Pool Playing
  • Karaoke
  • Late Night Comedy

….just to name a few of the happenings!

Check out Life in Laguna Beach’s

Laguna Beach Nightlife 

featuring 10 Laguna Beach Hot Spots!

Laguna Beach After Dark Nightlife in Laguna Beach Live Music DJs Dancing Late Night Happy Hour Ocean Views Good Times

Lose Those Holiday Pounds


Lose those Holiday Pounds by jumping ing the New Year with Haven Schulz.

How to Lose those Holiday Pounds Once and For All.

The holidays have come and gone and a new year is here!!! My name is Haven Schulz, a Laguna Beach personal trainer and owner of Health Haven Studio. I personally experienced, and so did many of my clients, the challenge of sticking with a consistent fitness and nutrition plan during all the festivities! Truth is, it is hard to resist the holiday dinners, desserts, and drinks, which often result in those extra pounds to start our New Year! Some of my best tips to get rid of these extra holiday pounds (and maybe even more) are understanding the importance of being fit and healthy, getting started as soon as possible, and finding a plan that fits you!

When it comes to weight loss, many of us simply think of only what the eye can see on the outside. Yes, looking good and feeling confident is important, but it is only part of outcome. Weight loss, regular exercise, and clean eating can improve your overall health, prevent injuries, increase your ability to participate in various activities, decrease depression, and so much more! Looking in the mirror and liking what you see, fitting into your favorite pair of jeans, or getting that bikini body ready for summer are all important goals, but don’t forget just how important the healthy decisions you are making will impact your longevity.

Once you understand the extreme importance of including fitness and nutrition in your life it is time to get to work! Getting started as soon as possible is key. Don’t wait another day to go for that first run, sign up at a gym, or hire a personal trainer. If you have any holiday foods or treats left in on your kitchen, it is time to make some donations! My online training clients and the clients at my private studio in Laguna Beach know I will hold them accountable to getting that first workout in and going to buy the healthy food needed to fuel them. The Laguna Beach community is filled with amazing options both in the gym and outdoors to include exercise in your daily life. Don’t wait until Monday or the next month to start your journey, START TODAY.

Starting your workout plan is just the beginning! Following through is an entirely different challenge! As a certified personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist, and former body builder I know how hard it is to stick to a plan that does not work for you! For proven results, hiring a personal trainer is a great way to get a perfectly personalized fitness and nutrition plan! You will have the ability to discuss your specific goals, schedule, strengths and weakness, etc. to make a plan that fits your lifestyle. Accountability is the key to success; having a partner or personal trainer involved in your fitness will ensure you continue to make progress and stick with your program.

Whether your goal is to get those holiday pounds off, build strength, mobility, and endurance, or have a complete transformation know that you have the ability to achieve the goals you set before you. We all need a personalized approach when including fitness and nutrition in our life, so do not be afraid to reach out to a fitness coach or nutritionist for help! This can be the best decision you make! What are you waiting for?! Start your healthy lifestyle today. The New Year is here, let’s get to work!

Take care, stay strong.

Haven Schulz
Laguna Beach resident
Owner of Health Haven Studio