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Hoop off the holidays

- November 11th, 2011
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Hoopnotica wants to help fulfill your hoop dreams.

Hoop, here it is!

Check out this timely hip-swivelin’ press release from the PR rep for Hoopnotica:

HOOP OFF THE HOLIDAYS

1 slice of fruitcake – 340 calories
1 serving of egg nog – 380 calories
1 serving of turkey with stuffing – 725 calories

The holiday season can be stressful. The festivities, food and drink can wreck our waistline, adding more than a few extra pounds beneath those fuzzy holiday-themed sweaters. The intense pressure of attending parties with co-workers and spending time with family can wreak havoc on our stress level.

This season, give the gift that keeps on giving, er, spinning – Hoopnotica!

The American Council on Exercise announced in a recent study that hooping burns an average of 420 calories an hour, comparing it to the intense workout experienced in a cardio kickboxing class. But hooping is better. Why, you ask? Because it is FUN.

Hoopnotica is a state of being; training your body to control the hoop as it revolves around your body. In learning these movements, you create a space in the world that is uniquely yours; a vortex of spinning energy created and maintained by your core strength. Many hoopers call it their “Moving Meditation” for its calming, centering effects.

Hoopnotica offers a “Travel Hoop” which breaks apart into six segments for ease of portability and storage (easy to wrap for under the tree!). Paired with our award winning Level 1 DVD and affordably priced at just $49.99, the Hoopnotica Starter Kit makes the perfect gift for any member of your family.

A 10% off code is available for Keeping Fit blog readers!

Who’s a Hooper?

Michelle Obama, Olivia Wilde, Maggie Grace, Kevin McHale, AnnaLynne McCord, Beau Garret, Zooey Deschanel, Marisa Tomei, Beyonce, Jason Mraz, Patricia Arquette, Grace Jones, Liv Tyler

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Bendy Budig launches Aim True Yoga

- August 2nd, 2011
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Kathryn Budig 'brings a fun and playful energy to the practice.'

Kathryn Budig has been dubbed by at least one online source as “yoga’s first supermodel.”

Indeed, in the same vein as Tara Stiles (one of my personal faves when it comes to yoga experts), she’s not hard to look at.

But like Stiles, Budig is more than just another pretty face.

The photogenic yoga expert is helping to take the ancient practice to the masses.

“Budig brings a fun and playful energy to the practice, while also using her trademark ‘workshop style’ to demystify challenging yoga poses, making them easy to understand and master,” says a PR rep for Budig’s new DVD, Aim True Yoga.

For all the nitty-gritty, check out this press release:

GAIAM PARTNERS WITH YOGA SENSATION KATHRYN BUDIG TO LAUNCH “AIM TRUE YOGA” DVD

kathryn-budig-headshotNEW YORK — Gaiam, Inc., the leading distributor of lifestyle media today announces the DVD release of Aim True Yoga. Kathryn Budig, one of yoga’s newest and most widely recognized faces, delivers an entirely new energy to the practice of yoga. In this 80-minute, three-part DVD, Budig brings a fun and playful energy to the practice, while also using her trademark “workshop style” to demystify challenging yoga poses, making them easy to understand and master.

“Kathryn Budig embodies the Gaiam lifestyle of positive change and inspiration for healthy living, wellness and renewal of spirit,” says William S. Sondheim, president of Gaiam. “Yogis new and experienced will appreciate her motivating and lovable personality in Aim True Yoga as Kathryn brings her ‘Aim True’ philosophy to life on the mat.”

Experience a fun and fresh approach to yoga with Aim True Yoga. The DVD starts with a 25-minute Beginner’s Practice showing an easy-to-follow Vinyasa flow practice. Step things up in part two with an intermediate-level practice called “Authentic Flow,” during which Budig pushes participants to the next level in their practice. Self-described by Budig as the “super workshop,” Yoga Poses Demystified, the final DVD chapter, breaks down five of her favorite poses into simple, easy to follow steps.

“I’m a huge fan of and believer in Gaiam’s commitment to yoga and healthy lifestyles and am very excited to work with them,” says Kathryn Budig, “Yoga has changed my life and I believe that it can change the world, so I’m very excited to share Aim True Yoga!”

%31_multipart%3F2_image001Aim True Yoga includes a bonus download called “Core Power,” a 15-minute practice designed to strengthen and tone the entire core with poses specifically designed to sculpt long, strong abs.

ABOUT KATHRYN BUDIG

Kathryn Budig’s appetite for yoga is infectious. Having produced nearly 50 YouTube videos, she continues to share her zest for life, yoga and food in her writings for The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, Yahoo Shine’s Living Section and MindBodyGreen. She has graced the covers of Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Om Yoga and Common Ground. Budig has been featured on E! Entertainment, Food Network, Shape and New York Times. She also serves as the brand representative for apparel company ToeSox and ambassador for Pangea Organics. Kathryn is also dedicated to giving back to her community. She co-founded “Poses for Paws,” an organization dedicated to raising money for animal shelters through yoga.

%31_multipart%3F3_image002ABOUT GAIAM

Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA) is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories, with a 67,000 door retail distribution network, over 12,000 store within stores, a digital distribution platform and more than 8 million direct customers. With dominant share of the fitness and wellness market, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for the many facets of healthy, eco-conscious living. The company’s commitment to quality, coupled with a forward-thinking approach to merchandising and distribution, has allowed it to dominate the health and wellness category with celebrity talent Marisa Tomei, Valerie Bertinelli and Trudie Styler and fitness sensations Bob Greene, Rodney Yee, Mari Winsor and The Firm.  In addition, the company releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment under its exclusive licensing agreement with Discovery Communications and other licensing partners. For more information about Gaiam, please visit www.gaiam.com or call 1.800.869.3603.

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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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