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Personal trainers, private yoga classes may be banned from Newport Beach parks, beaches

June 21, 2011 |  8:42 am

Newport Jetty

Love your morning yoga class and boot camp on the beach? In Newport Beach, better enjoy it while you can.

City officials are considering a new rule requiring personal trainers and others to get permission from the city if they want to hold classes at beaches or parks in Newport Beach, reports the Daily Pilot.

That rule would take effect if the Parks & Recreation Commission approves it Wednesday, and the City Council passes it later.

A staff report says the change would ban "instructional activity for monetary gain" because the private classes interfere with the public programs organized by the city, and they limit public access to parks and beaches.

"Moreover, these individuals are using public parks and beaches for personal financial gain while at the same time their increased use of the parks and beaches is draining the city's limited resources to maintain them," the report says.

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-- Mike Reicher, Times Community News

Photo: An early morning walk near the Newport Jetty on Jan 31. Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

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