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Yoga Sculpt

Is Yoga Sculpt Really Yoga?

Have you ever tried a Yoga Sculpt class? This format, offered at studios around San Diego such as Mantra Yoga and Juice Bar in Carlsbad, Hot Yoga Healthy You in Temecula and Sculpt Fusion in Carmel Valley, is growing increasingly popular. Each class tones muscles and torches calories while still giving you a little bit of yoga so that it benefits not just the body but …

Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

Exploring the Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

This time of year, we welcome many new students into our yoga studio who are looking to start a yoga practice to lose weight and build strength and endurance. I find that these are usually the reasons our clients first start coming to their mats: improvement in physical condition and appearance. However, I believe that it is truly the mental health benefits of yoga that keep them coming back for more. …

Eating Clean in San Diego

What is Eating Clean and Why Should I Do It?

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” –Buddha As we approach the New Year, eating healthier is on a lot of our minds as we strive to make 2016 even better than the year before. Lately, more Americans are rejecting the notion that they need to “diet” to lose …

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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 …

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Help on the Way for Starting & Running a Personal Training Business

Podify is Solving the Challenges of Running a Sole Proprietorship for Wellness Professionals: An Interview with Bryan Renaud and Matt Eeles, the co-founders of Podify In this interview, the co-founders of Podify discuss their backgrounds, how they came-up with the idea for Podify, and the unique value proposition that Podify offers for running a personal training business or other wellness professional business, such as a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …