Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles

Video: ‘Press experience’ at CrossFit Games

- September 10th, 2014

My tan has long since started to fade, but I’m left with nothing but fond memories of my trip to California this summer for the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games.

Here’s a video montage courtesy Reebok highlighting the “press experience” portion of the trip.

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Bonus fitness tips from yoga goddess

- May 14th, 2012

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Kathryn Budig was featured in my Keeping Fit column on Dec. 4, 2011.

Here are some bonus tips from the Los Angeles-based yoga goddess:

• Follow your heart. “Find something that you really love to do. If you love being outdoors, commit to hikes, long walks, surfing, biking — whatever it is that cheers you up while breaking a sweat.”

• Yoga, of course, is another option. “Yoga is a fantastic mind-body experience that keeps the brain entertained, soothes stress and sculpts a fabulous figure.”

• But whatever you do, just keep it fresh. “Mix it up if you get bored and check out online resources. They’re growing by the day and they’re amazing! Yogaglo.com and GaiamTV are fantastic sites to get you started in the comfort of your own home. You can also check out my new DVD with Gaiam, Aim True Yoga, which has a beginner’s practice segment if you are looking to get into yoga.”

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OMG! Celebulite! (Celebrity Cellulite)

- June 2nd, 2011

Check out this video that actress Lisa Ann Walter put together about Celebulite (aka Celebrity Cellulite).

The video is Lisa’s satirical take on the media’s completely ludicrous coverage of celebrities and their bodies, according to her publicist. It stars a few of her famous friends, namely Lea Thompson, Zoe Deutch, Lisa Rinna, Heather McDonald, Louis Van Amstel, Rosa Blasi and MaryMargaret Humes.

Lisa Ann Walter is an actress, comic, and the creator and executive producer of the Oxygen network’s Dance Your Ass Off. Walter has a new book out, THE BEST THING ABOUT MY ASS IS THAT IT’S BEHIND ME. It’s a hilarious romp about her journey to self-acceptance in size 0 Hollywood. Best known for her work in movies like The Parent Trap, Shall We Dance, and Killers, she is also a well-known name on the stand-up comedy circuit. She lives in Los Angeles with her four children.

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Hot Dahm! Triplets offer help to ‘Get Your Body Back’

- May 30th, 2011

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Here’s more proof that good things come in threes.

Identical triplets Erica, Jaclyn and Nicole Dahm — who all have baby girls under 18 months old — have launched a fitness DVD called 3-2-1 … Get Your Body Back.

Check out the trailer on YouTube:

And here’s the press release:

THE DAHM TRIPLETS PRESENT: 3-2-1 GET YOUR BODY BACK

CLASSIC AEROBIC MOVES AND HIGH-ENERGY DANCE SEQUENCES TIGHTEN AND TONE ANYONE WANTING TO ‘GET THEIR BODY BACK!’

LOS ANGELES — The Dahm triplets, Erica, Jaclyn and Nicole, all with baby girls under 18 months old, know how hard it is for busy moms to get their pre-baby bodies back. In their debut fitness DVD, the sisters throw back to their favorite workouts incorporating classic aerobic moves and high-energy dance sequences to give a full-body burn that will melt fat and help get your body back.

In just three quick and easy 10-minute workouts you can tone lean arms, sculpt sexy abs and lift your buns. Perfect for losing that baby weight, the freshman 15 or toning up for the summer, 3-2-1 Get Your Body Back is quick, fun and leaves you energized and ready to take on the world!

Each sister leads a heart-pumping workout:

Jaclyn gets your heart rate revved while focusing on long, lean “beauty” moves that tone and tighten so you can be sleek and sleeveless.

Erica’s workout features classic aerobic moves and lower body toning that concentrate on hips, thighs and buns for maximum booty blast!

Nicole’s cardio dance party and toning moves target your core for full-body fitness from the inside out.

“Bye Bye Belly” Ab Bonus: this simple routine creates flat, sexy abs. It’s quick, easy and effective.

ABOUT THE DAHM SISTERS:

The Dahm sisters are identical triplets raised in Jordan, Minn. Erica, Jaclyn and Nicole currently in Los Angeles with their husbands and baby girls Avery, Chanel and Charlize. Erica and her husband are expecting their second child in fall 2011.

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‘Queen of Pilates’ opens new California studio

- May 15th, 2011

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Traveling to California this summer?

You may want to check out Mari Winsor’s new studio.

Here’s the press release:

LOS ANGELES — Fitness expert Mari Winsor (www.winsorfit.com), lovingly known as the “Queen of Pilates,” opens a Pilates studio at 2530-B San Vicente Blvd., in Brentwood, Calif.

Mari, the most sought-after trainer in Hollywood and a celebrity in the world of health and fitness, has always been able to boast a continuous roster of A-list clients that includes Drew Barrymore, Elizabeth Berkeley, Minnie Driver, Daisy Fuentes, Jasmine Guy, Jewel, Melanie Griffith, Meg Ryan, Sharon Stone, Marisa Tomei, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Dita Von Tees.

She opened her first Pilates studio in Los Angeles in 1990 and introduced her innovative signature workout, “dynamic sequencing,” based on techniques developed by Joseph Pilates. Soon after, the highly visible bodies of musicians, professional athletes, and celebrities began to flock to her studio to be shaped, toned, and strengthened.

Eight years later, she opened a second studio in West Los Angeles. Now, after 12 years Mari closes the doors of Winsor West studio to change venues and move to Brentwood.

Mari says, “I am excited about our new green studio with cork floors and glassless mirrors. It is an intimate space where will be offering both Reformer and Tower classes. Another plus is we will have ample parking.”

An open house will be held May 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. And on May 21, the studio will offer free half-hour reformer privates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Winsor Pilates at 310-576-2530 to reserve a space.

abo_mari1About Mari and Winsor Pilates
Eager to learn as much as she possible could about Pilates, in 1992, Mari began studying with Romana Kryzanowska, who trained with Joseph Pilates and took over his New York studio upon his death. After one year of intense study, Mari earned her certification in the true technique of Joseph Pilates. Mari continues to study with Romana to this day.

In 2003, Mari brought Pilates to a new level of public recognition when she released her first infomercial. The record-breaking success of the Winsor Pilates workout series and award-winning infomercials was unparalleled. Thirty videos later and over 50 million programs sold, Mari’s groundbreaking dynamic workouts have helped millions of Americans get the body they want making Winsor Pilates a household name.

Committed to sharing her knowledge and experience with the public, Mari has created an Online Winsor Pilates Fitness Club. She has co-authored three books: The Pilates Powerhouse; The Pilates Pregnancy: Maintaining Strength, Flexibility and Your Figure; and The Pilates Workout Journal: An Exercise Diary and Conditioning Guide. Mari’s fitness expertise has been featured in countless magazines such as: Allure, Glamour, Fit Pregnancy, Health, InStyle, More, Redbook, Shape, Vogue, W, and Woman’s World.

For more info, visit www.winsorfit.com.

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