Spring Workout Intensive III – Evenings

Spring Workout Intensive II: May 21 – June 7, 2012

Join us for a special 3-week fitness program to get in shape with speed, intensity & fun!

**Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, 6-7pm**

We’re meeting at Kezar Stadium, bottom bench in section ‘A’.

Sign up now and save: $119 (paypal, valid through May 19) for [...]

Exercising during Pregnancy

Lately, I had many questions about this subject.  Maybe it’s the springtime?

As a Personal Trainer I know the basics about exercising during pregnancy but I had a few open questions.  To find out more I ordered and just received a fantastic book: “Motherwell Maternity Fitness Plan” by Bonnie Berk.  It’s recognized by the [...]

RACK OF LAMB WITH FRESH HERBS & GARLIC

RACK OF LAMB WITH FRESH HERBS & GARLIC

Serves 6:
10 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup (packed) fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup (packed) fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves (pulled from sprigs)
2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoons herbes de Provence*
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 1- to 1 1/4-pound well-trimmed racks of lamb (each with 8 bones)

Combine first 6 [...]

Feeling under the weather?

An good question: Should you work out when you’re not feeling well? Or is it better to rest? It seems there hasn’t been done much research on this topic yet. What do you usually do? Read more on The New York Times, online.

Low-Impact Fitness Classes in Golden Gate Park

New 5-week session: Sep 16 – Oct 16, 2008
Every Tuesday & Thursday
7:50am-8:50am
$169

Low-impact exercises including walking, power walking, stretching, core stability, upper & lower body strengthening, yoga, balance training, and more.

Stretch It – In the Office!

Feeling tight after sitting at your desk all day? Stretches can help relax and strengthen muscles and break up a strenuous day!

Our usual workday includes very few changes of body position (i.e. sitting all day), bad posture (i.e. having the phone handset between ear and shoulder), and a lot of small repetitive movements (best [...]

Whole Grain – Great Stuff

Whole grain is good for you. Check. But how can you easily adjust your eating habits to include this healthy food group? Here are the whole grain basics and simple ideas:

This is the whole grain kernel (in contrast to refined grain which is milled and missing bran and germ). [...]

Simple Ergonomics – Computer Work

We can’t avoid it: Most of us are sitting in front of the computer for many hours every day. Here are a few easy guidelines to check your sitting habits at work. Make your workplace a safe place for your body!

And remember: The human body is not designed for sitting all day, so [...]

Sleep Well!

A few tips for a better night’s sleep.

Are you sometimes wondering why you’re distressed, absentminded or cranky? It could just be a lack of sleep! Compared to 100 years ago we cut back sleeping time by about 30%. Our lives are busier than ever and this is not a bad thing. When [...]

Exercise – Good for Body & Brain

We all know that exercising is a good for our bodies. Recent studies suggest that the brain is also impacted – in more than one way:

Mood-Lifting: Working out can help keep anxiety and depression at bay.
A study compared the effects of physical exercise and so-called SSRIs (“selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors”, a [...]

Sunscreen Routine

I know, you know – but are you really using it?

I’ve never been into beauty routines or into spending an hour in the bathroom to get ready. Especially since I’m getting up at 5:40am every day, it’s all about time efficiency – and what I can manage with eyes still half closed. The [...]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.