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What is Pilates, and is It for Me?

“Ideally, our muscles should obey our will. Reasonably, our will should not be dominated by the reflex actions of our muscles.” – Joseph Pilates I started practicing Pilates regularly in 2012 at BodyROK Studios in Carlsbad, CA, and have never looked back. What do I do when I love a workout? I get certified to teach it! As an instructor, I’ve found that a lot …

Dina Barela Las Vegas Fitness Instructor

15 Questions with Dina Barela: Mom and Elite Fitness Competitor

“Health is wealth.” -Often attributed to Buddha or Mahatma Gandhi Dina Barela is a single mom of two boys, certified personal trainer, certified sports nutrition specialist, life coach, fitness competitor and internationally published model. Dina says that her biggest passion is to help others in reaching their highest potential and to help them live a happier, healthier and fitter lifestyle.  Recently we were able to …

Blair Atkins Yoga Instructor

Meet Blair Atkins: Yoga Teacher, Fitness Instructor, Writer, and San Diego Lover

“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go …

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Horseback Riding at Rancho El Camino

View Larger Map Leasing, Lessons, and All-Around Horseback Riding Run at Rancho El Camino “Riding:  The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.” -Unknown Ever since I was a little girl I have loved riding horses. From the carousel at the mall to pony rides at the fair and anything in between, I found every way I could to be around horses …

Health Coach San Diego

What in the World is a Health Coach?

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – Chinese Proverb TWO HEALTH COACHES. ONE GOAL. ONE MISSION. ONE LOVE. WHAT IN THE WORLD is a Health Coach? How many coaches have you had throughout your life? Sure, you might have had a coach when you played sports in middle school, maybe even in high school and up to …

Beaming Juice Cleanse

View Larger Map The Beaming Juice Cleanse is a Great Way to Detox “I’d love to hear the details about your juice cleanse while I eat my burger.” -Anonymous My fiancé and I were driving home from yoga class a couple weeks ago when he asked me to look up the phone number to a place called Beaming and call to get a five-day cleanse. I …

My Love for Beach Volleyball in San Diego

View Larger Map Moonlight Beach is the Best for Beach Volleyball in San Diego “You’ve got to learn something from each match you play.” -Misty May Treanor I’m a 15 year-old sophomore girl in high school, and I started playing indoor volleyball in third grade.  I fell in love with it!  I’ve always played for fun, but when I got to middle school I started …

My First Golf Lesson

“Don’t be too proud to take a lesson.  I’m not.”  – Jack Nicholas The very first golf course I stepped foot onto was The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe.  It was last year with my fiancé. I rode around in his golf cart while he played 18 holes, and I was completely taken back by the beauty of the course and surprised at his passion and …

My San Diego Yoga Journey

“It is astonishing how much one’s stress level goes down with the simple act of switching from skinny jeans to yoga pants.”  – Anonymous I moved to sunny San Diego last August from Traverse City, Michigan, and before I moved here, the extent of my yoga knowledge was based on one class I had taken at a Bikram Yoga studio a few years ago in my hometown. …