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Three Benefits Five Minutes of Stretching Each Day Will Improve Your Health

Have you ever noticed that one of the first things your dog or cat does in the morning is a big long stretch?  Animals are very intuitive.  They are in touch with their bodies and know what their bodies need to feel well. In our Fit in 60 Barre classes, occasionally clients are busy and […]

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Stress exists for everyone.  It is part of the human experience, but if left unmanaged can lead to long term health issues. Fortunately, there is a powerful, drug-free, way to combat stress that has many other positive health effects as well.  The magic elixir is exercise.  Although exercise cannot reduce the pressures of work, child […]

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Middle School.  I know no one who would be willing to relive those awkward, anxious years.  Changing bodies, changing classes, changing circles of friends.  More hormones, more homework, more stress.  And, as parents who have lived through it, it’s natural for us to want to minimize the discomforts of adolescence for our children.  And it’s […]

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One thing I hear from clients over and over again is how tired they are. It’s due to so many things.  First, we are just OVER extended!  Between work, kids’ activities, social obligations, and more – clients often say that they just feel like they can’t keep up.  When you haven’t had enough sleep – […]

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It is important to create peace and harmony in your life by selecting a home that will nourish your body, mind, heart and spirit.  With life quickening every day, people are looking to escape from the rat race and relax and create a personal home sanctuary for themselves and their family to rejuvenate their body. […]

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In my last column, I started the story of Megan and Kate, and how they have reminded me about what inspires me.  Now I’m going to give you the rest of the story… My husband, Mike, and I have been married 11 years.  He’s a Realtor and I run two barre studios.  So, as business […]

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This is Amy Chang, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I’m here to give you tips on how to cultivate your happiness. Today’s tip is to be mindful of your breathing and doing more deep breathing to help improve your mood. So there are many benefits to deep breathing that we don’t often think about. One […]

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Smoothie Right – Gain Muscle, Gain Weight, Lose Weight – Be Smart Ahh smoothies…so many of us think they are the healthiest choice.  Smoothies can be the perfect addition to your meal plan or they can truly be your saboteur. Be smart!  It is very important that you know why you are adding what you […]

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Each year in September we welcome the eager faces of our returning Carmel Valley dancers home after a month of rest and relaxation.  It doesn’t matter if the dancer is four years old, a teen or mature adult; it doesn’t matter if the dancer is a beginner, a seasoned competitor or recreational dancer, it is […]

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The Rush Celebrates One Year in Carmel Valley The atmosphere is electric at The Rush Indoor Cycling Studio, where the energy level is matched only by the health benefits obtained with each class’s efficient cardio workout. The Rush is San Diego’s original and fastest growing, multi-location, concert-style indoor cycling studio.  There are currently two locations, […]

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Every year as I get older, I start to reflect more and more on my life.  So, today on my birthday, I’m going to reflect aloud – sitting in my bed with my computer on my lap.  ;-) Why am I here? To motivate, and inspire women. What excites me? I am most passionate when […]

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Did you know that your home can affect your health? Ever wonder why, when you are in one home, you feel energized, and when you are in another, you feel your energy zaps away? Take a look at your home.  First thing is to clear your clutter. Clean your home thoroughly.  Use colors to energize […]

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