Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Great Tips for 2012!

This time of year is full of incredible ways to "get healthy", but you must know that being healthy is a lifestyle!  It must be something that is part of your life, forever!  
To help you achieve your 2012 goals, I'd like to share some cool resources/places that are out there for ya!

*Women's Health January/February 2012 issue features great fitness tips, including a 3 month workout plan from Chris Powell, the trainer of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, to start your New Year off right and ways to combine yoga and weight lifting to pack more in your workout with less time.

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, page 130: Jump-start your fittest and healthiest year yet by following this 3-month get-fit routine from Chris Powell, the trainer of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.

*Passport to Prana provides residents with a “passport” to try dozens of yoga classes in their respective cities.  Passports are currently available throughout Canada, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles and San Diego, with more cities to come.

Membership has its privileges.  Card holders not only get to “tour” the best yoga studios throughout town, but choose when, where, and what type of yoga they’ll take.  These days, the price of admission to the latest yoga hotspot featuring the newest yoga discipline runs $15-$25 a session.   A single Passport costs $30, making the price of each yoga session in some areas less than a dollar. Passport to Prana is a fun and inexpensive way to stick to those workout resolutions while ensuring a brand new workout experience every time (boredom and plateauing being among the most common reasons people stop exercising.)  

*Cycle House, a boutique indoor cycling studio that offers a workout experience unlike anything else out there. The signature routine developed for their indoor cycling classes provides a full body workout that can burn up to 600 calories. Additionally, they provide complimentary alkaline water, fresh fruit, and cold eucalyptus towels after each class. Best of all, they're a company with a social purpose - Their "Take 1/Give 2" program means that for each class you take at Cycle House, two meals get donated to a hungry American in need (the number of meals you donate is also tracked on your profile page!).

It makes me sad because Cycle House AND Passport to Prana are not available in the Houston area, but hopefully some of you will be able to benefit from these exciting opportunities!
Today's Workout:  4 miles with my husband and man, he's FAST!  He was able to take off, and would keep coming back to check on me...sad but true!  But hey, we did it and felt great afterward!    My back seems to be improving, so hopefully the half marathon is a success!  We are looking forward to the EXPO on the 14th!  Some very exciting vendors and we'll be getting our race packets...woohoo, it's ALMOST here!  Only 10 days :-)


Anonymous said...

As much as I'm convinced that I loathe spinning, Cycle House sounds awesome! I'll have to keep an eye out for that.

Bridie said...

eucalyptus towels?? that sounds great!

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