Hola!

Just a quick hello from beautiful Puerto Viejo! It’s truly a paradise down here, the area is lush and tropical, the weather is just perfect to sit outside all day and night in a shirt and the ocean is refreshing without being cold. I’ve met great people – locals as well as tourists like me [...]

Last Beach Boot Camp & Fundraiser!

Beach Boot Camp Fundraiser
Sun, Jan 10th 2010 10-11:30AM
Ocean Beach, stairs #4
(Great Highway at Balboa St)

Work out for a great cause: I’m asking for a $25 donation (or whatever you can give) benefiting my fundraising goal for a volunteer trip I’m taking in March 2010. This trip is organized by Surf For [...]

Holiday Schedule

Tue, Dec 22 & Wed, Dec 23: Regular classes
Thu, Dec 24 & Fri, Dec 25: No classes

Tue, Dec 29 & Wed, Dec 30: Regular classes
Thu, Dec 31 & Fri, Jan 1: No classes

Additional Holiday Workouts — free for Bootie Campers: Sat, Dec 26 & Sat, Jan 2
(see separate post for details!)

Happy [...]

FIG SALAD WITH GOAT’S CHEESE YOGURT

FIG SALAD WITH GOAT’S CHEESE YOGURT OVER PEPPER CRESS

Serves 6:

1/2 cup goat’s milk yogurt (can be replaced with regular yogurt)
1/2 cup soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon (scant) vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
24 ripe black Mission figs, halved lengthwise
Fleur de sel (optional)
2 bunches pepper cress or watercress, thick stems trimmed (about 4 [...]

SPICED PUMPKIN, LENTIL & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

SPICED PUMPKIN, LENTIL & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

Serves 6:

3/4 cup French green lentils*
6 cups 1-inch pieces peeled seeded sugar pumpkin or butternut squash (from about one 2-pound whole pumpkin)
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika**
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups baby arugula
1 cup soft goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup thinly sliced mint [...]

GRILLED HALIBUT WITH GRILLED RED PEPPER HARISSA

GRILLED HALIBUT WITH GRILLED RED PEPPER HARISSA

1 red jalapeño chile
1 garlic clove, peeled
4 5- to 6-ounce halibut or mahi-mahi fillets
2 large red bell peppers, quartered lengthwise, seeded
Olive oil for brushing plus 1/4 cup
2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
2 teaspoons ground coriander, divided
1 lemon, halved

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Thread jalapeño and garlic clove onto metal skewer. Brush [...]

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 [...]

Spot Reduction?!?

Want to lose the cushion over your six-pack? Those love handles? Or the extra pound(s) on your thighs? Unfortunately, you can’t pick your favorite spot when it comes to weight loss, ‘spot reduction’ is one of those too-good-to-be-true myths.

Weight loss occurs all over the body, depending on genetics, age, gender and other factors. Doing thousands [...]

Welcome!

A quick hello and welcome to everyone!

And a special *yay* to all of you Bootie Campers!

Enjoy the read,
J

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.