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Take a hike! (or a walk)

There are so many simple things we can do to reduce stress. One way is to practice the simple breathing technique I posted last week. I do it literally everyday and it works surprisingly well.…

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The 4-7-8 Breath; Do It Every Day!

Breathing exercises and meditation have been practiced for centuries as a means to enlightenment. But, to bring that more down to earth, it has also been used to manage stress and promote wellness. This very…

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How to Develop a Growth Mindset

In this video, Carol Dweck, author of the groundbreaking book, Mindset, discusses the characteristics of a Growth Mindset. You only need to watch the first 3 minutes. For some reason it repeats itself after that.…

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Yoga; Crow Posture Instructional

Have you ever wanted to learn yoga? Do you want the benefits of the strength, flexibility and calm of mind that it offers? We welcome you to join us and Phillip Anderson, personal trainer and…

Fitness Keyword Retrospective: January

So, this past month, I tried to be more consistent with my fitness by joining the Spartan 30 Miles in 30 Days challenge. And what I found out was actually pretty interesting. First of all, let…

Workout of the Week: Back to Basics

by Joe Garcia   Last week's workout featured dumbbells, but sometimes you need to go back to the basics. Post your rounds and set the bar high. Post it on our Facebook page and lets…

#6 Beast of the Week!

Name: Aliza Levin Aliza Levin Age:? 19 years young! Body Type:? Freshman Fabulous!? No Freshman 15 for this active girl! Workout Regimen:? Running while taking study breaks at Berkeley and killing back to back classes…

This is Supposed to be Hard

by Madeleine St. Marie   In today's society, we are overburdened by an abundance of technology and are rewarded with instant gratification. We can connect with people on Facebook, upload photos with instagram, and shout…

Recipe of the Week: Chicken with Sesame and Agave

by Stacey Garcia   These tempting chicken breasts are moist, tender and perfectly flavored with sesame oil and agave nectar. Broiling is a worthy cooking option, especially when the weather doesn't encourage outdoor grilling.?Serve this…

Holiday Hangover Detox

by Stacey Garcia   Christmas and Hanukkah flew by and we're gearing up for the New Year.?Ate too many latkes like me??? ?Don't get down on yourself, get up and?move. Now is the time to…