Announcements / Exercise/Personal Training / Motivation/Tips

Is your shower making you sick? by CHRIS KRESSER L.AC

The quality of our drinking water is a major determinant of our health and wellbeing. It is important to consider not only the presence of pathogens or contaminants, but also the routine addition of chemicals that may cause us harm. Chlorine is a chemical typically used as a disinfectant in public water supplies as an…

By Shane Young October 15, 2012 | 

Announcements / Positive Thinking/Wellness

What the hell is the Chakra system anyway?

What the hell is the Charka system anyway? That is a pretty good question and I’m glad you asked.  Again, as always I can only share my experience and what feels true to me.  This does not mean it is right or wrong, it is purely my experience.  As I journey into the depths of…

By Shane Young October 13, 2012 | 

Motivation/Tips / Nutrition / Restoration

7 Healthy Tips to Drinking Quality Water

Drinking plenty of water serves as the most important foundation to maintaining our overall health and fitness. Water serves as many important functions in our body; yet, its primary role is to maintain healthy cell life. Water brings in nutrients to the cells and removes toxins and waste to be disposed out of your body….

By Shane Young October 12, 2012 | 

Exercise/Personal Training / Positive Thinking/Wellness / Restoration

Jator Pierre Posture 3

Posture: The WE (water | Earth) Approach Part 3   Sitting at my computer writing this blog I am very conscious of my posture.  Do I have my neutral lumbar curve = check, is my thoracic spine in proper alignment = check, do I have my head and shoulders in alignment = check.  I run…

By Shane Young October 11, 2012 | 

Exercise/Personal Training / Nutrition

10 Biggest Diet and Fitness Mistakes You Should Avoid

We want to see you succeed with your fitness goals, and in order to do so, we hope you’ll avoid the following ten diet and fitness mistakes. 10 Diet & Fitness Mistakes Skipping breakfast or eating a high-carb breakfast like cereal, a bagel, juice, and coffee. Never skip breakfast! It sets you up for a day…

By Shane Young October 8, 2012 | 


Posture 2 Jator Pierre CHEK 4 HLC 3

POSTURE: The Position from which movement begins and ends. IDEAL POSTURE: The state of muscular and skeletal balance, which protects the supporting structures of the body against injury or progressive deformity, irrespective of the attitude in which these structures are working or resting.  It is during a state of ideal posture that the muscles will function most efficiently. If you were to…

By Shane Young October 1, 2012 | 

Exercise/Personal Training

Posture 1 Jator Pierre CHEK 4 HLC 3

Posture: The CHEK Approach Part 1 Posture is quite an important topic, it is however much more complicated than we are lead to believe.  A great starting point to address posture is looking at it mechanically by performing an in depth assessment, then prescribing specific corrective stretches, mobilizations, and exercises to address any imbalance or…

By Shane Young September 28, 2012 | 

Food/Recipes / Nutrition

Salad Dressings That Won’t Ruin Your Food Plan

Salads are a great way to prepare raw produce, but not if you use store-bought dressing. They often contain sugar, artificial flavors, preservatives, and other highly processed ingredients that tax your digestive system. Don’t let this deter you from eating salad — just make your own dressings, following any of the recipes below. Balsamic Vinaigrette Use this…

By Shane Young September 27, 2012 | 

Announcements / Nutrition

The Skinny on Fats

2 Presentations at ASCEND BODY The Skinny on Fats Are you confused about which types of fats to eat or avoid and why? In this one hour class with nutrition consultant and holistic lifestyle coach Kanako Kobayashi, Learn which fats all about fats. – How they boost your metabolism – Help you lose weight –…

By Shane Young September 27, 2012 | 

Food/Recipes / Nutrition

4 Healthy Smoothies We Really Love

Whether you’re too busy to sit down for a full meal or simply needing a snack to tide you over, smoothies are a great way to nourish yourself without much fuss. The following selection of smoothie recipes comes from Vegetarian Times, via Yoga Journal. Be sure to select fresh organic ingredients when preparing any of…

By Shane Young August 29, 2012 | 


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