Category Archives: FIT + WELL

RENAISSANCE INDIAN WELLS OPENS COMPREHENSIVE FITNESS CENTER, PROVIDING EXCLUSIVE NEW ACCESS TO THE INDUSTRY’S MOST ADVANCED TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGIES

November 14, 2018

So, you know I have a little thing about working out while traveling. Ok, let’s just say, I like to travel to work out. Yah, I know. Weird. I love nothing more than visiting hotels and checking out their gyms (and spas, duh) and writing about my experience.

In the case of Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, I’ll talk mostly about their gym, as the hotel was an after thought for me. I went solely to experience their revolutionary new Fitness Center which seeks to redefine the hotel workout experience and present an unprecedented roster of advances for guests of all fitness levels.

And that would be totally correct. The gym is lit, as the kids say.

The transformed venue provides access to leading workout breakthroughs, from on-demand classes and shared training to customizable apps and functional zone activities. The Center also honors travelers’ increasing interest in high- and low-intensity interval training, and in strength and body weight exercise and technological assists to help maximize performance.

The equipment is extensive, including the innovative Peloton Commercial Bike – a technological first for regional travelers. Futuristic enhancements also include the new Max-Trainer from leading cardio manufacturer Octane, along with recently introduced Life Fitness cardio machines which synch with Apple GymKit.

I had two sensational workouts – fueled myself at the pool restaurant which actually had healthy choices and took two or three massive walks around the hood – which is a golf course and a desert. Both stunning, spacious and a gorgeous break from LA.

The hotel is massive and I could not quite figure out who it’s for – golfers? People heading to casinos? Who knows. Who cares. IF you are in the area and need to kick ass in a gym, head over to this one.

The gym is open to registered guests and area residents joining the hotel’s new fitness membership program, the Fitness Center presents the following innovations:

  • Advanced new Peloton Bikes with commercial-grade hardware and software – now regarded as the most socially-connected and immersive indoor bikes available. The commercial Peloton is Fitbit-compatible and offers unlimited access to studio cycling classes. Guests can ride to daily live cycling classes streamed directly from Peloton’s NYC studio, or they can choose from 4,000+ on-demand workouts ranging in difficulty, length, and theme. They can track their progress with in-depth metrics and can race other riders on a real-time leaderboard. The bikes’ 22-inch high-definition, sweat-proof touch-screens fully immerse riders in every class, bringing the power of studio fitness directly into the Renaissance Indian Wells hotel setting. Local desert trails are among the included workout video options.

  • Octane makes its first hotel appearance, and its only fitness center appearance anywhere in the desert, as it presents its new Max-Trainer at Renaissance Indian Wells. The Max-Trainer hybrid climber is a bold new high-intensity interval training machine which delivers ultra-efficient metabolic conditioning. It fuels major results in cardio, functional training and small group workouts.

 

  • Life Fitness brings its treadmills, ellipticals, PowerMill Climber and recumbent bikes to the Fitness Center, all providing Apple GymKit connectivity. This allows guests to pair their Apple Watches wirelessly and seamlessly to exchange data between the watch and machine. Once connected, Apple Watch and the machine exchange data such as heart rate, calories burned, distance, speed and incline, ensuring that the metrics on the machine match what users sees on their watches.

  • TRX brings further innovation to the Renaissance Indian Wells Indian Wells Fitness Center, thanks to its new TRX Suspension Trainer body weight suspension training products. Workout highlights include functional training zones as well as body weight suspension training.

 

  • The Woodway Curve Trainer, another very rare find in the hotel world, is a completely manual treadmill which allows a user to accelerate and decelerate at any desired pace, without the need to push a button.

 

  • Fitness On Demand: Virtual on-demand classes such as yoga, plyoga, tone & shred and Jillian Michaels “Hard Body” are available in the Center’s newly created, semi-private “Virtual Fitness Class Zone.”

  • Sandbags, widely used in boutique fitness centers including elite performance, Crossfit, Bootcamps, MMA, and Boxing Clubs, are available as an additional training option to the standard dumbbells, barbells or medicine balls.

 

  • New Kettlebells at Renaissance Indian Wells have been imported from the UK’s leading fitness product designer and supplier, Jordan Fitness.

For local membership information, which also provides access to the resort’s outdoor lawn and aqua aerobic programs, please contact +1-760-836-1265. The new Fitness Center at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa was custom designed, developed and equipped by Growth Fitness Marketing & Design of Laguna Beach, California.

Limited Number of Local Memberships Available to Area Residents

Address44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210

CBD 101 Review For Those Of You Still Confused

November 9, 2018

If you still think CBD and “pot” are the same – let’s get this straight. It’s not even close. You clearly know by now that CBD is the biggest wellness craze of 2018.  Let’s keep this simple:

Is CBD oil the key to a better night’s sleep?

CBD is a fantastic medicine with some pretty wild benefits. It’s been proven to help manage epilepsy, to help people prevent and manage the symptoms of cancer, and has even helped people manage chronic pain that has bothered them for years.

Sounds like pretty intense stuff, right? But the fact is, CBD is just a natural medicine found in the hemp and cannabis plants. And, while it can be used to help people with serious illnesses, the majority of people use it for daily problems: anxiety, depression, stress relief, and the like.

Many people have wondered if using CBD oil can help them get a better night’s sleep. The short answer is a solid yes!, but we’re going to explain it a bit better than that.

What Is CBD?

CBD is the short form of the name cannabidiol, a compound that occurs naturally in the marijuana plant. CBD has been shown to have a huge number of medicinal benefits.

It’s a lot different than THC, despite the fact that the two compounds have a lot of similar properties and are structurally almost identical. The main difference is that THC is known to cause a number of psychoactive effects and results in a significant change of headspace, whereas CBD can provide its benefits without actually

CBD, and other cannabinoids (including the ones that our bodies produce on their own) work by influencing a system in the body known as the endocannabinoid system, or the ECS. This system is highly involved in regulating and performing a huge number of our bodily functions.

CBD works on this system indirectly. That means that it doesn’t directly bind to the receptors in the system like THC does. This is one reason for the significant difference in the effects of these two compounds. By indirectly affecting these receptors, CBD helps to bring the endocannabinoid system back into balance.

CBD and Insomnia

To understand why CBD is useful for treating insomnia, then you should know a bit about insomnia first. CBD is unique in that it functions a lot differently than traditional sleeping meds, which aim to simply knock you out flat regardless of what’s going on.

By regulating a system that affects our whole body – the ECS – CBD helps us target problems at their roots. This means that we can actually address or identify the cause of our insomnia easier when we use CBD because we will still be cognizant while we’re falling asleep.

CBD has been proven to treat many forms of insomnia caused by many reasons.

  • Many people have insomnia because they are anxious. Their worries and thoughts can keep them awake for hours. CBD helps to fight anxiety and can thus reduce related insomnia.

  • Some people have imbalances in their neurotransmitter systems. For example, people with GABA imbalances often have insomnia. By restoring balance to these systems, CBD can help fight insomnia.

  • Some people have insomnia because they struggle with conditions like PTSD, marked by flashbacks, anxiety, and paranoia. CBD has been shown to improve sleep in patients with PTSD.

  • Some people simply have insomnia for reasons like drinking coffee too late in the day. CBD can promote relaxation in almost all cases and make it easier to fall asleep.

Not only is CBD great for helping people identify and manage insomnia, but it doesn’t cause many side effects.

Sleeping pills – even over-the-counter ones – are notorious for their dangerous side effects. The most common side effects include extreme sedation, grogginess the day after, and a reduced quality of sleep. Ironic – they knock you out, but you feel even less rested the day after.

CBD doesn’t really cause any side effects. If anything, it will leave you feeling better than before you took it.

CBD has emerged as a fantastic alternative to a number of dangerous and addictive drugs. One thing that CBD has shown remarkable potential for is helping people manage their insomnia. Hopefully this article has helped you better understand how this compound works and why it’s so great for sleep.

WOMEN’S HEALTH AND THE ELEMENTS – RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!

October 23, 2018

Superfood Your Coffee with BARISTA BOOST

October 21, 2018

I was looking for a superfood for my coffee the other day. Sure, I have ten bottles of Sun Potion goodies that all cost a fortune ( seriously, I think I spent $300 in one check out last year) and honestly they don’t taste great. At all. I wanted something with healthy fats and collagen and all the good stuff.

Enter Barista Boost

It soooo good. First off, I send everything first to my trainer and ‘brain fixer’ keto – Intermittent fasting maniac friend Arthur, for approval. He asked me to text him a photo of the back – alas – APPROVED! He said “it’s excellent, I want to try it!” – Phew.

I have not missed one day adding it to my coffee. And here is why below…OH, and it’s available on Amazon!

  • MADE WITH ORGANIC, NON-GMO INGREDIENTS – Every jar of Coffee Booster coffee creamer is handmade in small batches with high-quality non-GMO ingredients. This high-calorie creamer is made with organic grass-fed ghee, all-natural coconut oil, and raw cacao powder.

 

  • EXCEPTIONAL TASTE – The key behind Coffee Booster’s smooth, delicious taste is all natural ingredients with no emulsifiers. Other products like soy lecithin, omega power creamer, and keto creamer use odd tasting emulsifiers to solidify their creamers. This GMO-free creamer tastes great with any style of coffee and is full of flavor. 

 

  • CONTAINS HEALTHY FATS & MINIMAL CARBS – This calorie supplementing creamer is high in fat and contains few carbs. Just one scoop of this coconut oil and ghee based coffee butter is enough to supplement a meal’s worth of calories as well as provide healthy fats. Coffee Booster helps you feel bulletproof by increasing your energy, helping your brain maintain focus through the day, and reducing your hunger cravings.

  • PERFECT FOR YOUR DIET & LIFESTYLE – This high-fat organic coffee creamer is diet friendly and works with anyone on the Paleo Diet or the Ketogenic Diet. This flavorful creamer is also very popular with fans of crossfit, gamers, and anyone who wants sustained energy from their coffee.

 

  • SIMPLE TO USE & EASY TO STORE – This fatty creamer can quickly be dissolved into coffee or tea and can easily be combined with a mixer to make a rich blend. Coffee Booster can be stored anywhere since no refrigeration is necessary. Avoid keeping the product in direct sunlight or in environments with temperatures exceeding 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Coffee Booster jars are available in singles and in three-pack bundles.

 

VERITAS Farm to Table Cannabinoids Veritas Farms, A new cannabinoid-rich full spectrum hemp oil beauty and wellness brand

October 16, 2018

FULL-SPECTRUM
HEMP OIL PRODUCTS FOR HUMANS & ANIMALS
FRESH FROM FARM

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Our studio is filled with so many incredible CBD brands – they are simply exploding the wellness market. Over the next few months we will be sharing our top picks with you. Veritas Farms is on our radar. Below we shared their breakdown of top products with you.

Here is why we love it:  Veritas Farms uses sustainable farming methods that utilize high-altitude virgin land and pure Rocky Mountain water, with focused attention to detail, strict processing protocols, ensure products are of the highest quality and purity.  All products contain .03% or less of THC.

 

Veritas Farms, the only all natural, farm to table, full spectrum hemp oil brand, has launched its new product line of hemp oil and extract products for both humans, pets and horses.

Phytocannabinoid-rich products have proven to help decrease stress, anxiety and age-related issues and increase mobility and overall wellness. Unique to the market, Veritas Farms’ line is grown, harvested and produced at the company’s 140-acres from in the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Pueblo, Colorado. The products are organic and vegan and include lotions, tinctures, salves, lip balms, gummies, oils, soaps, capsules, massage oils, vapes for humans in variety of sizes and flavors. For animals, the company has introduced their dog and cat tinctures and hemp horse crumble, which have the same benefits.

The Veritas Farms Difference
• All-natural farm, on-site lab and manufacturing facility
means all products are 100% made on our farm.
• No pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, or unnatural
fertilizers.
• Full spectrum & THC Free phytocannabinoid wellness
products.
• Organic ingredients.
• Gentle and natural ethanol extraction.
• Pharmacist formulated.
• Third-party tested to ensure potency and purity.
• Shipped to you right from the farm!

Lotions – Made with premium organic moisturizer, Veritas Farms’ full spectrum hemp oil and organic essential oils for scents are made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves. Beneficial for anti-aging, dry skin, chronic skin conditions, pain relief, joint and muscle stiffness, inflammation, mood imbalance, and more.

Natural, Citrus, Minted Lavender, Fruity Pachouli

SalvesPharmacist formulated salves contain natural full spectrum hemp oil, organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, and organic essential oils and are made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves. Beneficial for a variety of ailments, including pain, muscle spasms, joint and muscle conditions, inflammation, and more.

Natural, Camphor, Lavender Eucalyptus

Tinctures –The pharmacist formulated tinctures contain phytocannabinoid-rich, first cut whole plant hemp oil, MCT oil, and essential oils for flavoring. Beneficial for pain relief, mental focus, insomnia, stress relief, nausea, mood imbalance, and more.

Natural, Peppermint, Citrus, Strawberry, Watermelon, Salted Caramel

Gummies Made with organic ingredients, isolates and Melatonin and shaped as red berries and hearts. Beneficial for mental focus, pain management, better sleep, stress relief and more.

Capsules – Pharmacist formulated capsules contain first cut, whole plant hemp oil and MCT oil made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves. Capsules are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, and contain no artificial ingredients.

Beneficial for a variety of ailments, including pain, insomnia, muscle spasms, nausea, mood imbalance, and more.

Lip BalmsMade all-natural, full spectrum hemp oil and all organic soybean oil, bees wax, sun flower oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and aloe vera gel. Beneficial for dry and chapped lips.

Orange Crème / French Vanilla

SoapsA delicious blend of organic, full spectrum hemp oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, shea butter, and other natural ingredients that leave the skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Each soap is made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves and is beneficial for maintaining a youthful appearance, anti-aging, inflammation, fighting acne and moisturizing.

Orange Crème / French Vanilla

Massage Oil – A perfect combination of Veritas Farms’ all-natural, full spectrum hemp oil combined with organic golden jojoba oil. Beneficial for anti-aging, inflammation, fighting acne and moisturizing.

Dog & Cat Tinctures contain full spectrum hemp oil, MCT oil, and either bacon or tuna flavoring and are made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves.

Hemp Horse Crumble contains 800mg of CBD per gram, along with all the other beneficial cannabinoids found in their full spectrum hemp oil.

Veritas Farms uses sustainable farming methods that utilize high-altitude virgin land and pure Rocky Mountain water, with focused attention to detail, strict processing protocols, ensure products are of the highest quality and purity.  All products contain .03% or less of THC.

Veritas Farms’ wellness and beauty line is available through select retailers and healthcare providers and on the company’s new e-commerce website at www.theveritasfarms.com.

About SanSal Wellness Holdings, Inc.

The parent company of Veritas Farms, SanSal Wellness Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: SSWH) is a publicly traded company focused on producing superior quality, whole-plant, broad spectrum phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oils and extracts.  SanSal Wellness currently operates a 140-acre farm and production facilities in Pueblo, Colorado, and is registered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp.  www.sansalfarms.com

Tinctures

One of the most popular ways to take cannabinoids, this sub-lingual
oil contains full-spectrum or our THC free hemp oil. They are made
using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves.
Veritas | Farms tinctures are made using a blend of cannabinoids,
MCT oil, and organic and natural essential oil flavorings.
Contains 0.3% or less THC 30 Capsules
Contains 0.3% or less THC

Capsules
Veritas | Farms capsules contain either our full spectrum or THC free
hemp oil. They are made using advanced extraction techniques
from both flower and leaves. The capsule oil is blended with MCT oil.
Capsules are kosher, non-GMO, and vegan, and contain no artificial
ingredients.
Natural Peppermint Citrus
Strawberry Watermelon Salted Caramel

Gummies
Our favorite edible! These gummies are made with organic
ingredients and CBD isolate. Your favorite red berries shaped as
hearts and mixed together. THESE ARE MY TOTAL FAVE
Flavors
Peppermint | Salted Caramel | Mint Chocolate | Vanilla Coffee
Terpenes Skittle | Sour D | OG Gorilla | Tangie

Lotions
Our lotions are made with premium organic moisturizer, our full
spectrum hemp oil and organic essential oils for scents. They are
made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower
and leaves. Used for various ailments such as pain relief, dry skin,
joint/muscle stiffness, inflammation, chronic skin conditions, mood
imbalance, and more.
Fruity
Pachouli
Natural Citrus Minted
Lavender

Salve
Salves are great for those painfully tough spots! They contain our
full spectrum hemp oil, organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, and
organic essential oils. They are made using advanced extraction
techniques from both flower and leaves. Used for various ailments
such as pain relief, muscle spasms, joint and muscle conditions,
inflammation, and more.
4oz bottle

Massage Oil
Our Shea Butter Body Soap is a delicious blend of our full spectrum oil,
coconut oil, safflower oil, shea butter, and other natural ingredients
to leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated! They are made
using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves.
Our massage oil is our newest product to our collection! A perfect
combination of our full spectrum hemp oil combined with organic
golden jojoba oil. Try it on yourself or on a friend!
Contains 0.3% or less THC 4 oz Bottle
Contains 0.3% or less THC

Shea Butter Body Soap
Orange Créme French Vanilla

Pet Tinctures Horse Crumble
Your horses need their cannabinoids too! That’s why we created
our Veritas | Farms horse crumble. A favorite amongst equines, this
crumble contains 800mg of CBD per gram along with all our other
Don’t forget your 4-legged friends! Our pet tinctures contain our full beneficial cannabinoids found in our full spectrum hemp oil.
spectrum or THC free hemp oil, MCT oil, and either bacon or tuna
flavoring! They are made using advanced extraction techniques
from both flower and leaves.