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Blair Atkins Yoga Instructor

Group Fitness Versus Personal Training: Which is Right for Me?

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” -Jim Rohn As San Diegans we are fortunate to have a plethora of fitness options such as personal training at our fingertips. This city features some of the best yoga experiences in the country as well as hundreds of boutique fitness spots ranging from Crossfit gyms to barre studios; something to meet …

Weight Training

Weight Training is Key for Total Fitness

Start Your Weight Training & Strength Program with These Three Simple Exercises “Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you.” – Jack LaLanne As a fitness instructor, I often have friends, family, and clients approach me asking how they can really lose weight for good. When I ask them what they are doing, they often tell me they are eating clean, which …

Yoga for Golf

Consider Doing Yoga for Golf Game Improvement

There are Many Mental and Physical Benefits to Doing Yoga for Golf “If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.” – Lee Trevino Increasingly yoga has become an important part of professional athlete training programs. In 2013, NFL coach Pete Carroll mandated yoga for his Seattle …

Kayaking in La Jolla

Kayaking in La Jolla : Four Reasons You Will LOVE It

View Larger Map “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir If you ask anyone who has ever visited or lived in San Diego, they would probably include kayaking at the very top of their list of fun things to do here. I’ve heard about it on almost every website and from every local person around:  “If you’re in …

Play for Pink San Diego

Charity Golf Event: Play for Pink

Event Raises $88,000 for Breast Cancer Research “Since 1996, we have raised $38.5 million for breast cancer research together – one creative event at a time.” -Play for Pink The Play for Pink golf tournament yesterday was a really exciting event with over one hundred players in attendance here in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe! It included nine holes of golf in a scramble …

San Diego Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga or Not

“The right way is the hard way.” -Bikram Choudhury Yoga is growing rapidly but among students, teachers, and health professionals there is an on-going debate: is hot yoga good for you or not? The reason many styles of yoga, such as Bikram, are practiced in the heat is because it is believed to benefit the practitioner’s body and mind. The added heat to the room …

Torrey Pines State Reserve

5 Reasons to Visit Torrey Pines State Reserve

View Larger Map “For once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci Torrey Pines State Reserve is a naturally beautiful 2,000 acre area located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California. Of the 279 units in the California State Park …

Healthy Meals in San Diego

Customizable, Healthy Meals Delivered by Nourishment SD

Last week I was searching for some delicious gluten free meals online for my friend. She has struggled finding healthy and delicious options for her family in San Diego for awhile now and I wanted to help. I found NourishmentSD.com, and I was so excited! They have several gluten free and vegetarian options, and they do all the baking/prepping! All that is left to do …

Men's Yoga Clothes

My Top 3 Yoga Events of Fall 2015

“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.” ― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations An amazing thing about yoga is that the practice not only connects your body, mind, and spirit but is a great way to connect with your community. We are really lucky to be a hotbed for yoga here in San Diego; there are constantly opportunities being offered to grow …

The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

More to Love in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe

View Larger Map A World Class Golf Community in San Diego- The Bridges “There is nothing more serious than pleasure.” -Claude Terrail, owner and director of the restaurant Tour d’Argent in Paris Living in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe is spectacular. A picture is worth a thousand words, so check-out our video of The Bridges here.  There really is not a community close by that stacks up …