2019 NASPA Annual Conference

Wellness Activities

Hikes and Bikes L.A.

Hikes and Bikes LA is a full-service bike/hike tour company promoting an eco-friendly, healthy way to enjoy all the glory Los Angeles has to offer. Special 20% discounts for NASPA Conference attendees -- just enter promo code ‘ExploreLA20’ when booking one of their daily hiking or bike tours on their website.

Hikes and Bikes L.A. is solely a suggestion and are not partners with NASPA nor has NASPA vetted this business. Please be sure to do a thorough review before selecting to utilize their services.

Griffith Park Hike

Take delight in the spectacular view of LA and the Hollywood sign from Griffith Observatory. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and always carry water with you. It will be hot and sunny. Wear sunblock, sunglasses and a hat.

This free excursion includes a NASPA volunteer-led hike from the Griffith Observatory to Mount Hollywood. This manageable 2.65-mile hike delivers excellent views of both the Observatory and the Hollywood Sign (along with the rest of Los Angeles).

Registration is currently full. To be placed on the waitlist, please fill out this form.

  • Date: Sunday, March 10
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m. (lunch will not be provided)
  • Exact meeting location will be communicated in confirmation email. Will depart from the Convention Center.


Whether you are new to this artful practice or a seasoned yogi, come and join fellow NASPA colleagues for an opportunity to dig deeper into the intention and meaning behind what you say, what you do, and how you move through this world. Free, open to all abilities, limited number of mats provided (first-come, first-served).

  • Date: Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12
  • Time: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (both days)
  • Location: Sensory Room in the Convention Center


Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training - alternating fast and slow rhythms - and resistance training. Come one, come all -- dancing skills not required! Free, open to all abilities.

  • Date: Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12
  • Time: 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. (both days)
  • Location: Olympic 1, JW Marriott

OrangeTheory Fitness

Orangetheory is a 1-hour, full body workout, focused on training endurance, strength, and power. Your real time results are displayed on large screens throughout the studio. Intensity is based on your individual heart rate zones, making the workout effective for all fitness levels.

This private group fitness class will take place at Orangetheory Fitness DTLA located 515 South Figueroa St. Suite 102, ground level. For more information on Orangetheory, click here. There is limited availability and advanced RSVP is required.


  • Date: Monday, March 11
  • Time: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: 515 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

This is first-come-first serve. Once the sign-up is closed, a wait list will be generated. More details will be provided on the wait-list confirmation email.

Family Focused 

If you're planning on bringing your family along to L.A., the Wellness Activities Planning Committee has some suggestions for you as well. 

Here are some Family Friendly Attraction and Unique Eats that you and your family maybe interested in checking out.

Additionally, here are some Child Care Options that are near the LA Convention Center.

The Family Friendly Attractions, Unique Eats, and Child Care Options are solely suggestions and are not partners with NASPA nor has NASPA vetted these establishments. Please be sure to do a thorough review before selecting to utilize these businesses. 

Runs and Races

There are several opportunities to take advantage of California's beautiful weather and get outside for a run or a local race.

Monday, March 11 at 6:00 a.m. - Back on My Feet will start their normal route from the Union Rescue Mission at 5:30 a.m. and will be modifying their route to run past the JW Marriott. Interested NASPA runners will start at 6:00 a.m. from the JW Marriott, run to the Union Rescue Mission and then back. The distance is approximately 3.4 miles. See to the right for the running route.

Here is also a list of local races happening around Los Angeles:

These races are solely suggestions and are not partners with NASPA nor has NASPA vetted these businesses. Please be sure to do a thorough review before selecting to take part in their races.

The NASPA Wellness Activities Subcommittee is still developing an array of activities that will be held both in the early morning and in the evenings this year. Check back for more information.