Posted: June 10th, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Aging, Body Composition, Depression, Ease and Steadiness, Exercise, Fat Burning, Flexibility, Group Exercise Classes, Osteoporosis, Perceived Exertion, Personal Training, Range of Motion, Resistance Training, Strength, Trampoline, Weight Loss, Weight Training | Tags: build muscle, burn calories, cardiovascular benefit, challenge muscles, exercise, first class free, fitness, improve circulation, JumpSport, Just Jump 4 Life, lose body fat, lose fat, lose weight, lymphatic system, mini-trampoline, My Health Studio, Rebounding, resistance training, strength, Thousand Oaks, weight loss, Westlake Village, workout | No Comments »
Did you know that exercising on a mini-trampoline can…
- strengthen your immune system?
- boost your cardiovascular system?
- accelerate weight loss?
- improve balance with every bounce?
- strengthen connective tissue?
- lubricate joints?
- improve bone density?
- circulate the lymphatic system?
In fact, the fitness trampoline provides the optimum platform for exercise. With all these benefits in mind, we have designed a Jump Sport program that is fun, using simply the best strategy with awesome music! Add some laughter and this package is complete! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Remember, if you’ve never taken a class at My Health Studio, the first session is free! We offer some of the lowest prices for the highest caliber of training in our area! To view the class schedule, visit: www.myhealthstudio.com and click on the Calendar tab at the top.
Posted: May 1st, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Aging, Body Composition, Ease and Steadiness, Exercise, Fat Burning, Flexibility, Group Exercise Classes, Osteoporosis, Perceived Exertion, Personal Training, Range of Motion, Resistance Training, Strength, Trampoline, Weight Loss, Weight Training | Tags: build muscle, burn calories, burn fat, cardiovascular benefit, challenge muscles, endurance, exercise, first class free, fitness, fun, improve circulation, JumpSport, Just Jump 4 Life, lose body fat, lose fat, lose weight, low impact, lymphatic system, mini-trampoline, muscle, My Health Studio, Rebounding, reduce stress, resistance training | No Comments »
We love our JumpSport trampolines and have been conducting classes for the past year. We ran this post previously, but thought we’d do so again in honor of JumpSport’s debut on the Dr. Oz show…
Rebounding (jumping on a mini-trampoline) is a unique exercise enabling you to achieve a weightless state at the top of each jump then land with twice the force of gravity on each bounce. This twice-gravity bounce affects every muscle and cell of the body. Researchers at the University of Kentucky, in conjunction with NASA, concluded that “the magnitude of the biomechanical stimuli is greater with jumping on a trampoline than with running.” After a great deal of research, we are using a wonderful trampoline made by “JumpSport.” No other brand can compare to JumpSport’s patent pending Stage Bounce™ technology. It provides one of the safest, forgiving impacts available on a Jogging/Rebounding trampoline.
Rebounding offers an exercise that can be adjusted to your fitness level, is easy on your joints and back, and provides a safe, gentle low-impact workout. Studies show that jogging or rebounding on a trampoline will burn more calories than traditional jogging. Exercising on a trampoline may also strengthen your heart, improve your circulation, stimulate the flow in your lymphatic system, revitalize vision, help slow the effects of aging, reduce stress and more. You can attend a Just Jump 4 Life class at My Health Studio Thursdays at 7:00 P.M. Classes fill up, so please pre-register by emailing email@example.com or calling 818-889-3737.
My Health Studio is located at 31139 Via Colinas, Suite 303 in Westlake Village. We’re dedicated to offering the finest in fitness classes and personal training!
Posted: April 22nd, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Nutrition, Personal Training, Psychology of Health, Relaxation, Resistance Training, Thought Process, Weight Loss, Weight Training | Tags: boost brain power, burn calories, cardiovascular benefit, exercise, fitness, improve mood, lose body fat, manage weight, sleep better, strong heart and lungs | No Comments »
Don’t love to exercise? Join the club! That’s why it’s important to find a team of people who help to encourage us and keep us motivated… Seek people of like mind who will encourage and left you up. Here are five important reasons to exercise:
- Exercise improves mood
- Exercise can combat chronic diseases and boost brain power
- Exercise helps manage weight
- Exercise strengthens heart and lungs
- Exercise promotes better sleep.
My team consists of my personal trainer, masseuse, hypnotherapist and awesome family, friends and clients who motivate me to keep going. Join the others who have already made My Health Studio a part of their team! Together, we can accomplish anything!
Posted: March 18th, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Body Composition, Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Nutrition, Personal Training, Psychology of Health, Thought Process, Weight Loss | Tags: burn calories, cardiovascular benefit, fitness, lose fat, lose weight, My Health Studio, psychology of weight loss | No Comments »
You arrive at your office to find hot bagels with cream cheese in the break room, their aroma beckoning you. Or you receive a “thank you” gift of yummy chocolates from someone who knows your dedication to achieving your optimal fitness goals. According to Sue Shellenbarger’s article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Colleagues Who Can Make You Fat,” it’s no accident that these less-than-healthy food choices are in your line of sight but, rather, an innocuous form of sabotage!
Remember, as you start slimming down and looking healthy, you may become a threat to others. It’s important to “fight back” when others comment on what you eat (or refuse to eat). Be up front with them and explain the importance of your healthy lifestyle. Often times, they’re feeling uncomfortable about their own weight, and they may not want to lose their fellow “foody.” Most important, plan in advance. Decide what your response will be when offered that tempting food option. You can say, “Thanks, I just ate” or just firmly let them know that you will pass because you’re doing something good for yourself. Remember, at the end of the day, you’re the only one accountable for what you eat and for your own health.
You can always find the support you need at My Health Studio. If you have any questions, give us a call at 818.889.3737 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: February 19th, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Aging, Body Composition, Depression, Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Memory Retention, Personal Training, Resistance Training, Thought Process, Trampoline, Weight Loss, Weight Training | Tags: aging, brain, build muscle, cardiovascular benefit, exercise, fitness, memory, muscle, My Health Studio, resistance training, weight lifting | No Comments »
A dear client of mine, and someone who I admire for her inate intellectual capacity, shared a very interesting Los Angeles Times article with me last week. The title of the article is “Dumbbells make you brainy.” According to the article written by James S. Fell (L.A. Times article), “A growing body of evidence shows that regular exercise – be it resistance training or aerobic – helps ward off a host of cognitive impairments and enhances brainpower all life long.”
In addition to the obvious health benefits of cardio and resistance training, it’s clear to me that exercise can go a long way towards warding off depression and helping us to cope with stress. I’ve taken numerous continuing education units on how to avert (or possibly reverse) osteopenia and osteoporosis using resistance and plyometric modalities (including mini-trampolines and vibration plates). I’m so pleased that Michelle Voss, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa and lead author on a 2011 review of the effect of exercise on cognition has research that provides some very compelling evidence showing the brain benefits of resistance training. You can find additional details here: Exercise And The Brain: Pumping Iron To Pump Up The Gray Matter.
So instead of relying on cardio alone in your workouts, add a little weight to the matter! Visit My Health Studio for a free class… A weight has been lifted!
Posted: February 5th, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Body Composition, Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Perceived Exertion, Personal Training, Resistance Training, Weight Loss | Tags: build muscle, burn calories, burn fat, cardiovascular benefit, challenge muscles, exercise, fitness, H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training), lose body fat, lose weight, muscle, overcome exercise plateaus, Perceived Exertion | No Comments »
If you’ve ever trained with me at My Health Studio, as you’re huffing and puffing during an exercise, you’re accustomed to hearing me ask the question, “On a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 means you feel like you’re dead, what number are you at?” When the response is an out-of-breath grunt, I know it’s time to adjust.
When you’re exercising alone, it’s important to keep an eye on intensity. It’s essential to work at a pace that is taxing enough to help you reach your targets, but not so difficult that you turn blue and faint! One of the best ways to do this is to use a Perceived Exertion Scale. Perceived exertion is how hard you feel your body is working. The standard scale in personal training is the “Borg Scale of Perceived Exertion.” If you would like information on that particular scale, just plug it into any search engine and you’ll find out more than you want to know. In the meantime, I’ve looked at many PE scales and combined them to come up with one of my own tongue-in-cheek versions (see below). In general, for most exercise sessions, it’s okay stay at around a 6. If you’re doing “HIIT” (High Intensity Interval Training), your recovery should be between 4 and 5, and your intensity blasts should be approximately 8 or 9. I do not recommend working at a 10. For extended, measured workout sessions, keep the Perceived Exertion level at 5 or lower.
- Level 1: I’m lying on the sofa, watching TV and eating cookies and ice cream. I am not at all uncomfortable.
- Level 2: Now I’m I’m standing eating cookies and ice cream and I’m still very comfortable.
- Level 3: I’m feeling guilty, so I’ve decided to march while eating my dessert. Now I’m breathing a bit harder. After all, it takes energy to march in place and swallow!
- Level 4: I’ve finished my dessert, but I’m still marching. (I’ve heard that if I move while I eat, I won’t gain weight! – hee hee) In fact, I’m sweating a tiny bit, but I can still easily carry on a conversation.
- Level 5: I’m bored from marching in place, so I’ve decided to lift my knees high and sing while marching. I’m sweating a bit more, but I’m comfortable enough to continue a conversation (between belting out tunes)!
- Level 6: I’ve stopped singing, but I can still talk (sort of). However, I am slightly winded.
- Level 7: I’m sure I can still talk if I tried, but I don’t really desire to. Singing is out of the question. I’m sweating like a piggy!
- Level 8: I can no longer sing or speak intelligibly. I can grumble in response to questions and can only keep this pace for a brief period of time.
- Level 9: I think I may depart from this life soon.
- Level 10: I have departed.
Posted: December 31st, 2011 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Nutrition, Personal Training, Psychology of Health, Resistance Training, Thought Process, Weight Loss | Tags: affordable personal training, build muscle, burn calories, burn fat, cardiovascular benefit, exercise, fitness, lose fat, overcome exercise plateaus, resistance training, team training, westlake village personal trainer | No Comments »
Here’s to a Happy New Year and to achieving our hopes and dreams. The future is filled with endless possibilities!
Many of you have heard me say that “potential is only potential unless acted upon.” We all have within us the potential to succeed, but how do we turn the promise of what can be to what will be and, most importantly, what is! In my quiet time over this past holiday season, I’ve been contemplating ways we can harness our potential.
Another of my personal “truisms” involves the power of a team. Had it not been for this precept, I would not have been able to manage the skirmish between my love of food, distaste for exercise, and my dissatisfaction with the resulting havoc both those patterns had on my body, mind and spirit. When left to my own devices, I experienced repeated failure…hence, the team. When I was finally ready to seek assistance and held out my hand for the next person, success came.
Finally, harnessing potential involves commitment. I’m developing several teams in which each member will enter into a contract with fellow teammates… a treaty, so to speak. If you will make this promise to one another, I will pledge to you my absolute belief in your success. You will do the work; I will be your encourager and facilitator. Those that have experienced success with me can attest to the fact that I will work diligently on your behalf. When you do fall (we all fall from time to time), I will help you to return to your feet and lead you back to the path.
It is in this spirit, and with these principles in mind, I have developed a team approach to conquering those habits that hold us hostage. Here’s the plan:
- I will be forming several semi-private personal training groups (no more than 4 in a group).
- Each session will be one hour, with the first 15 minutes consisting of body composition, and discussion of some useful tools for getting and keeping weight off.
- If you book in January, the cost will be only $15 per person, per session (4 weekly sessions paid in advance – $60).
- You must commit to all four sessions. If you are unable to attend, you forfeit the session. (There are no make-up sessions.)
- In addition to body composition and weight loss tips, each session will include personal training including TRX, weights, bands, balls, etc., as well as other movement, exercises and activities.
- Time slots are limited and, remember, you must book in the month of January to get this price.
- Harness your potential.
- Develop your team.
- Make a commitment. Enter into a contract with teammates.
Wishing you health and success in 2012!
If you would like to join a team, call us as soon as possible at 818.889.3737 or email email@example.com. We’ll contact you with available time slots.
Posted: December 20th, 2011 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Resistance Training, Trampoline, Weight Loss | Tags: aerobica, cardio, coupon, dance aerobics, fitness, mini-trampoline jumping, Save money, tap dance, TRX, yoga, Zumba | 1 Comment »
This is an awesome deal for high-quality fitness and dance aerobics classes! Enjoy everything from Zumba® to mini-trampoline jumping, adult tap dance, TRX fit camp, cardio aerobics, yoga and more. Even after this deal is done, the pricing is great! The studio is clean and offers a welcoming family atmosphere. Our instructors teach at our studio as well as in the big clubs. We hope you will check us out. This offer will only be available for a total of 3 days.
To access this deal, visit: www.todaysnewdeal.com
Hope to see you soon!
Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Body Composition, Bodybugg, Charity, Shopping | Tags: body composition, bodybugg, boutique, fitness, holiday shopping, jewelry, massage, skin care, Toys for Tots, wickless candles | No Comments »
You will find everything from jewelry, high-quality linens and comfort wear for the bed and bath, wickless candles, bags and purses to pre-made, stamped cards. We will have a licensed esthetician with the most state-of-the-art skin care solutions as well as a masseuse and fitness expert. You’ll have an opportunity to experience a no-cost body composition assessment on the InBody 230 and learn about the awesome technology of the bodybugg. All of our vendors for this boutique have made a donation to our Toys for Tots drive. We hope you will too. Please feel free to bring an unwrapped toy!
Posted: August 31st, 2011 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Group Exercise Classes | Tags: burn calories, dance, exercise, first class free, fitness, fun, Latin dance, My Health Studio, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Zumba | No Comments »
If you’re looking for a fun, intimate group exercise dance experience, check out Zumba at My Health Studio in Westlake Village. Besides burning calories like crazy, the Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away! Zumba participants can achieve long-term benefits while experiencing exhilarating movements that inspire and uplift. Prepare to get hooked after your first class! Check out our class schedule (click on “Calendar”) on our website! (If you’ve never taken a class at My Health Studio, the first class is free!)
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