HOLIDAY SHOPPING A EL CERRITO FITNESS. Saturday November 23rd, 3-6 PM
El Cerrito Fitness has partnered with Hibiscus Boutique Spa and Adorn and Flourish Jewelry Boutique for an afternoon of pre-Holiday Shopping (remember Chanukah starts on Thanksgiving evening). Please stop by to do your holiday shopping. Discounts on Kate Peterson’s fabulous jewelry, Andreea Ichim’s signature facials plus her home made completely natural and non-toxic skin care products, and discounts on Pilates classes. We’ll have tasty treats to eat too!!
As part of our free lecture series, we present on Wednesday November 6th at 7:30 PM; Gut Health. This talk is by Ilah Jarvis, Nutritional Consultant. Here’s what Ilah says: ”Digestive problems affects the whole body, including joints, sinuses, skin, energy and mood. We will take a look at common causes of digestive issues, as well actions you can take to start feeling better. Snacks and recipe tips will be included”.
Please let us know that you are coming. Feel free to bring a friend.
And speaking of gut health….If you are a meat eater and tired of supporting the commercial meat industry, check out Tara Firma Farms. www.tarafirmafarms.com. A bunch of us in Richmond are going to be ordering CSA style from this lovely farm in Petaluma where they raise their cows, lambs, pork, chickens and turkeys on a 100% organic grass/vegie/fruit diet. The prices are reasonable and we are supporting local sustainable farms. Let me know if you are interested in participating. Delivery will be once per month of a Wednesday (not sure which Wed. yet) at CrossFit Cypher in Richmond.
I’ve been off of sugar now for 2 weeks. Feeling pretty damn fabulous and relieved not to be craving and wanting chocolate all the time. I’m not one of those people who can keep a chocolate bar (yes, even 80% cacao and organic) in the fridge and have a square every day. If it’s in my fridge…it’s going to be gone very soon. So…again, I’m relieved to be over the hump and out of the cravings. I feel like my blood sugar has balanced out a bit. I don’t seem to be getting those afternoon brain dead comatose slumps. One day at a time I intend to keep this up. Fingers crossed.
Remember I said I was taking an ORBIT class? Remember I said we only have 1 Orbit?
Well, the class was FABULOUS and I now have 2 Orbits. Hopefully 3 and 4 in the future so we can have a class. It’s WAY fun!! We’ll be using the Orbit in our private sessions. If you’re curious call me to set up a session. Great workout and great fun whether you are a star athlete, or rehabbing from an injury (or somewhere in between).
I just got an “ORBIT”…I know….What’s an Orbit? It looks like an oblong padded skateboard…but heavier and w/ wheels that go in all directions. It’s a Pilates “toy”. It’s really fun.
There are many exercises one can do on an Orbit.
I’ll be taking an “ORBIT” class this week at Absolute Center Pilates Studio in Lafayette. I only have 1 so we won’t be offering Orbit classes but I’ve been using it w/ many clients. Reports are good!!
The Tabata Boot Camp is under way and going well. Christian Bryan will be offering it again in January so get ready to sign up…bring a friend. It’s so much more fun (I think) working out w/ a buddy.
We welcome Rochelle Kiddoo who is now teaching Monday night mat class and we hope to have her doing more teaching as time goes. Rochelle would like to start a “Mat for beginners” class, as well as a “Take care of your back” class. More info coming on these in the near future.
On the Paleo front, I’ve been researching local sustainable farms from which to buy grassfed meat.
There are actually many (YAY). It looks like CrossFit Cypher (Richmond) will be the host site for Tara Firma Farms. We need 20 sign ups. If anyone reading this is interested, please contact me for more info.
I’ve never considered myself a political person, but the truth is, my politics lie in promoting good nutrition and real food. I no longer want to support commercial feed lot meat, for the sake of our health and for the sake of the animals in the feedlots. I’m becoming more and more excited about learning about locally raised grass fed meats, pastured eggs and our local sustainable farms. More to come on that.