Fitness and Lifestyle Blog

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How to Clean Your Yoga Mat

Sweat, dirt, germs and grime all make their way onto our yoga and exercise mats so it’s important to know how to get rid of that junk! Whether you’re doing hot or gentle yoga, taking a class at a studio or practicing at home, we recommend wiping down your yoga […]

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Yes You Can Meditate

Are your emotions running your life? Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted or nothing at all? Emotions are simply energy in motion- they can be intense, but they are fluid and ever changing.  Can you slow down long enough to notice the shift, the changes in your body before they become […]

Nicole adams and iliah spector doing barre fitness class together

Does Barre Class Count as Cardio?

The Short Answer is YES! You hear me say it all the time, SMALLER IS BETTER, or, I just have you HOLD a position, but why…well, small movements and powerful holds increase your heart rate, because you are asking your muscles to stabilize, which requires the heart to work hard. […]

Nicole Adams in yoga pose with text overlay reading: the final stage of healing, is using what happened to you, to help heal other people

What is Trauma Informed Care?

Transcending Trauma in Yoga, Exercise and Fitness Classes What is Trauma In its simplest form, trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Trauma is a term used to describe a single or multiple distressing events, that may have long lasting and harmful effects on a person’s physical and/or emotional […]

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Why You Should Make Time for Yin Yoga

What is it? Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, […]

Nicole adams and iliah spector doing bootcamp class together

Bootcamp Cardio Workout

Especially if you are designing your own workouts to do at home or in the gym, it can be challenging to create workouts that are balanced and creative-  Here’s a great little Bootcamp circuit, with more emphasis on cardiovascular conditioning for you to add into your routine! Our Bootcamp classes […]

Nicole adams and iliah spector doing bootcamp class together

Bootcamp Strength Workout

Have you ever wandered into the gym and found yourself unable or uninspired to put together a workout?  Here’s a great little Bootcamp circuit for you to add into your routine! You can also do this at home! Our Bootcamp classes in the studio feature eight stations, and we alternate […]