Category Archives: SWEAT

LES MILLS’ BORN TO MOVE is Inspiring Young People to Fall in Love with Fitness

February 26, 2019

I’ve recently had the chance to experience a trial period of Les Mills On Demand which is created to make exercise effective, motivating and accessible at home. I ended up trying a class with my daughter and she loved it. I began looking for more videos that she might like when I discovered a program made specifically for kids! Les Mills’ has a series of classes created specifically for kids titled BORN TO MOVE™. It is designed to encourage movement and to help shape a positive and healthy attitude towards fitness beginning from a young age. Les Mills is taking steps to put a stop to the cycle of inactivity, bad habits and inspire a lifelong love of fitness sparking energy and positive self-esteem. Kids have a natural need to move and keep active and BORN TO MOVE is a fun way to inspire them to do this. 
 
Les Mills has a completely free set of programs that are all available online and tailored toward kids ages 2-16. The programs are separated into five age groups, starting with toddlers through to young teens. Each program specifically designed to make that age group inspired to get moving and most of all to have fun. Videos for small children apply imagination and exploration while classes for teens use top 40 music hits and exercises athletic skills including dance and martial arts. 
 

Les Mills designed the programs using extensive research and world class training to help develop healthier habits at a young age. Les Mills Chief Creative Officer states, “The early years of life are a critical window to form positive habits. That’s why we’ve developed BORN TO MOVE. We want to instil a love of being active in children so they can grow into active, healthy and happy adults.” 

Even better the Born to Move videos are free and available on LesMills.com making it accessible to parents encourage their kids to fall in love with physical activity. To access BORN TO MOVE videos visit https://www.lesmills.com/borntomove

Packing Punch: Quiet Punch Home Boxing

February 9, 2019

The Quiet Punch tagline is “Fitness and Stress Relief in any Doorway” and nothing could say it better. When I saw this on my IG feed I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT! I mean, WE had to have it – as in me and my KIDS.

TENSION RELIEF, in a tidy little (cute as heck) piece of home gym tech.

In case you haven’t noticed – workouts are moving into the homes. We’ve got Peleton, Tonal, The Mirror and if I told you the amount of fitness apps I get pitched daily, it’s enough to make your head spin. And for good reason – home fitness is the wave of the future. Quiet Punch is the perfect addition to your home fitness fun.

Totally affordable ($99!), moveable, light, beyond easy to assemble (took me less than 5 mins) and FUN. And more great news!

There’s an APP with over 100 exercises and a Spotify playlist to take you through the punches. Love.

You know I’m crushing when I open up a product and I’m writing about it minutes later. This just happened. My hope is that my 8 year will punch the crap out of it when he’s having a tantrum and then, I’ll soon join him. Cuz mommy always needs to punch something.

Made perfectly for 28″ – 36″ doorways, perfect for temporary setup that doesn’t mark the door, and was built for all beginners alike.

This awesome totally easy to install doorway punching bag is the brainchild of Brian Pedone, who’s had a passion for boxing since the age of 13. Quick backstory: Life-long entrepreneur turned computer geek, combines his computer and boxing obsession into one and there you go – Quiet Punch is born. To read the full story behind the product, click here.

This is a big recommendation from me. It’s probably great if you have a spare doorway. Looks like I will just keep it in my kids’ doorway with might be a bit annoying to walk around but I also love that we are just throwing some punches every time we enter or exit the room.

Pso-Rite – Ultimate Self-Massage Tool

December 31, 2018

The PSO-RITE the full body self-massage tool my body has been asking for. Hi there and THANK YOU for coming into existence. The versatile tool (lots of videos on how to use it are avail) mimics the hand and elbow. So think of the feeling when you get a massage from say, a Thai massage or deep therapeutic therapist. I am loving it for my Psoas which is always tight and in pain. But you can use it to release for shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck. I love the large one – though there is a small little travel size for smaller pressure points – however I recommend the big kahuna. It really gets the job done and then some. I love lying on it and working on breathing through the deep release. HOLY SHIT SO GOOD!!!

PSO-RITE

$79.97 $99.97

PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.
PSO-RITE, The PSO-RITE is the most versatile full body self massage tool on the market. The design mimics the hand and elbow. Giving you the same feeling when you get a massage from your massage therapist but you are in control of the pressure. It's great for releasing hard to reach muscles like the psoas, shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck.

Colors: Sunset Red Bora Teal Blue Ocean Blue Night BlackQuantity

DIMENSIONS

L = 10.7″   |   W = 5″   |    H = 5.3″   |    Peak to Peak = 6.3″

WEIGHT

Ibs = 1.155   |   oz = 18.48   

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Holiday Gift Ideas

November 16, 2018

Buddha Board  – De-Stress Low-Tech

Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind, ready to create a whole new masterpiece. Buddha Board is environmentally friendly as it only uses water – no ink, no paint, no chemicals – and it will last for years with proper care. Live for the moment and enjoy!

Honey Pot -Cannabis Craze

Honey Pot combines cannabis with honey, coconut oil, teas and essential oils.

Strong Board– Perfectly Imbalanced

Facile Dermatology for Neck Rejuvination – Anti-Aging Treatment During Down Time

 

Royal Ghee – Adaptogen Treat Stocking Stuffer

Raw Honey | Ghee | Greens | Adaptogenic Herbs 

A whipped spread made from the most nutritive ingredients on earth.

Inspired by the traditional nutritive Ayurvedic spread, Chyawanprash – we’ve taken the same principles, and Westernized and modernized the overall vibe and ingredients into a whipped honey butter (ghee) with benefits.

Sourced from the finest organic ingredients including grass-fed, pastured and traditionally made ghee, raw California wildflower honey, and a blend of medicinal and alkalizing greens, adaptogenic herbs, grounding roots, and immunity-boosting mushrooms, Royal Ghee provides a daily boost of nutrition and energy with the flavor of a decadent treat.

SPOON. SPREAD. SLATHER…

Royal Ghee is a thick and creamy, whipped spread that can be consumed daily as a nutritive boost by the spoonful, added to smoothies, “bulletproof” tea, coffee and tonics, spread onto toast, and slathered as icing…the possibilities are endless.

Ingredients:

A proprietary blend of grass-fed and pastured ghee, raw California wildflower honey,

Tocotrienols derived from organically grown brown rice. (It is a super concentrated source of bioavailable vitamins E and D, with a high antioxidant count.)

Greens and Algae: Moringa, cracked cell-wall chlorella, nettles, barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina, spinach, alfalfa, dandelion leaf, kelp, dulse

Roots, Berries, and Fruit: whole schizandra concentrate, beetroot, lemon and orange peel

Mushrooms: reishi extract, maitake extract, shiitake extract, Chaga extract, turkey tail extract, beta-d-glucans, reishi triterpenoids

…and a touch of pink Himalayan salt.

Suggested Serving: 1 teaspoon up to 1 tablespoon, daily. For a more detoxifying effect, consume one spoonful or dissolved in herbal tea on an empty stomach upon arising.

Packaged in amber glass to protect delicate ingredients from UV rays and oxidation.

Store in a cool, dark cabinet away from heat and sun, or in the refrigerator for longest shelf-life.

*Individual results may vary. This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

 

Golden Door Marmalade – Stocking Stuffer

Can’t make it to the spa? Bring a little Golden Door goodness right to you!

Neck Hammock

Need I say more? NO. It’s incredible.

XX Lila

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