Can I just tell you how much I love hill training!!!! Hill training develops more then just gorgeous legs, sculpted abs and a perky butt. :) Hill training will teach you how to perform, with grace, under pressure. Hill training is a character builder. The hill forces you to focus on one thing and one thing only - getting to the top - by all means necessary. Hill training is a super attitude changer. You always start off hating the hill; but once you've climbed it and you look back at it from the other side, your prospective changes. Your "pre-hill" negative self talk turns into powerful, positive, "post hill", self-affirmation. Wow! I absolutely love hill training! :)
This is the last weekend of 2012. Upon reflection, how would you rate this year? Was it a "great year" or a "not so hot year"? What lessons from 2012 will you take along with you on your journey into 2013? How do you plan on ringing in the New Year? I plan on heading to the hills for a day of hiking and basking in the sun.
Regardless of how you celebrate the New Year, remember to be safe, always have fun and vow to make 2013 better and healthier then last year.
We have updated our website making it so much easier to navigate through the wealth of information and services we offer. "We're Social" links you to our Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest pages, located on both the top and bottom of each page. You can "Contact us", we're just a click away, at the bottom of each page. You can "Find Us", with great easy, our map and address are posted at the bottom of every page.
Your invited to our grand opening party, Wednesday, September 19th, from 4pm - 8pm. Enter to win some fabulous prizes: Lululemon Gift Card, Manduka Yoga Mat, Lush Cosmetics and free group and private Pilates sessions. Lots of food, games and fun! RSVP @ facebook.com/pilates4womenonly . Can't wait to see you!
I planned a picnic for Labor Day. I wanted to make something that was healthy, quick and required low to no cooking on a hot summer day. I chose one of my huband's favorite dishe (pictured above) Mango Blueberry Quinoa Salad w/ Lemon Basil Dressing. I tweeked it by adding Salmon fillets (not pictured). For dessert I made Blueberry Icebox Pie (pictured below).
This dish called for cream cheese, condensed milk and butter, for the gram cracker crust. I love tweeking new recipes and making them more healthy so my waistline and hips won't have to pay a heafty price for my big appeitite. I made a condensed milk alternative with almond milk and coconut palm sugar. I swaped out the cream cheese with tofu. Instead of a gram cracker crust and butter, I used oat flour, spices and organic vegetable shortening. Needless to say, this Blueberry Icebox Pie will definitely be added to our list of dessert favorites! This Labor Day picnic, on the beach, as the sun set, was a total success! Be on the lookout for our upcoming cooking classes & demos. Blueberry Icebox Pie will be on our A-list of desserts. Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend.
Kettlebells are like dumbbells but shaped like a bowling ball with a
handle. Kettlebells come in a wide variety of weights and bright, fun colors. Compact, easy to use and because they deliver quick long lasting results. Celebrities are doing it, top level athletes are doing it even fitness models are doing it. Everybody's training with kettlebells, why aren't you?
Kettlebells provide a safe, back to basics approach to fitness that's fun,
non-intimidating, and very effective. Kettlebell training boosts your
metabolism rate giving your body only one option; incinerate excess body fat
and build strong lean muscle. Kettlebells increase stamina, improve
flexibility and does wonders for your waistline. Stop in and give it a try. I promise, you'll be glad you did.
On Friday, I took 5 of my personal training client's on a grocery shopping tour to Vons in North Park. I taught them how to choose the most nutritious, low calorie, highly quality, best tasting products Vons had to offer. We travelled aisle by tasty aisle, dispelling myths and imparting life long knowledge on how to shop, when to shop, what to buy and how to lose weight and stay fit on a budget.
A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 20 years, Michele has motivated many as a personal trainer, healed hundreds as a massage therapist, transformed thousands as a Pilates instructor, captivated countless as a Kettlebell competitor/coach and soothed the souls of several as a Birthing Doula. With an eye toward adventure and a lust for travel and all things active, Michele can't wait to take on the next 20 years.