Last year, I experienced my first Exhale Core Fusion class, and I must say I was hooked. Next weekend, September 14-16, fans of the workout can opt for a three-day Core Fusion adventure, complete with live music, stand-up paddleboarding, yoga, spa treatments, and specially selected meals using farm-fresh ingredients at Exhale at the Fairmont Santa Monica. Needless to say, it sounds like my kind of weekend. Led by Core Fusion co-founder Elisabeth Halfpapp and L.A. yoga director Cristi Christensen, the Taste of Santa Monica retreat ($595, $545 for Exhale members) is the ultimate way to kick start any health and wellness routine. For more information, visit exhalespa.com/retreats.