Bridge Pose -Setu Bandha Sarvangasana


Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) Level: Beginner/Intermediate Instructions: Lie down in supine position on the mat. To get the ideal distance between heels and buttocks, place arms by the side of the body; your middle fingers should be just grazing the heels. *Be sure to keep the feet hip-width distance apart and have knees and […]

Dive Bomber Push Up


Level: Intermediate/Advanced Personal Trainer Rich Thurman demonstrates an Intermediate Level Dive Bomber Push Up Instructions: Start with hands and knees on the floor/ground with the hands slightly in front of the shoulder joint. Feet should be apart from each other a little wider than normal. Open the fingers for maximum contact with the floor. -Raise into […]

Kettlebell Horizontal Press


Level: Beginner Strength Coach & Personal Trainer Rich Thurman from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates the Kettlebell Horizontal Press. Instructions: Start with the feet just about shoulder width apart and the Kettlebell pulled tight to the chest. Hold the Kettlebell by the horns with a tight grip and squeeze the shoulder blades together. Push the Kettlebell […]

Squat Walkout: Movement Prep

Movement Prep should be an essential part of every person’s workout. Mobilizing the hips are very important not only to protecting the joint from damage, but to achieving better movement during your working sets. I like to use this particular movement for slightly more advanced clients as it combines multiple movements. This is one of […]

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Yoga Practice

Bow Pose – Dhanurasana


Level: Beginner San Francisco Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor Yana demonstrates Bow Pose. Instructions: Lie prone on the mat with the arms by side of body. As you exhale, bend the knees and place hands on the ankles. Keep knees hip width apart throughout the pose. Inhale and strongly kick back the feet towards the […]

Supported Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvangasana)


Level: Intermediate Yogi and Coach Yana Ibrahim of Xodus Fitness in San Francisco demonstrates a Supported Shoulder stand. Instructions: Lie supine on the mat. Keeping legs together with feet and knees touching, lift the legs off the mat. Straighten and firm up the leg muscles (legs are perpendicular to the mat). Keeping the belly and […]

Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana


Yogi and San Francisco based Personal Trainer Yana demonstrates Cobra Pose. Instructions: Lie prone on the mat with legs extended and the top of the feet touching the mat. Bring hands (palms facing down) next to your chest with your elbows tucked in. As you inhale, begin to lift the chest off the floor without […]

Wheel Pose (Cakrasana)


Level: Intermediate Yogi and Fitness Coach Yana of Xodus Fitness in San Francisco demonstrates Wheel Pose. Instructions: Lie supine on the mat. Bend your knees and place feet on the floor, bringing the heels as close to the buttocks as possible (feet should remain parallel to mat). Bend your elbow and place palms next  to […]

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)


Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) Level: Beginner/Intermediate Instructions: Start with your hands and knees on the mat. Hands slightly wider than shoulders-width and fingers spread out with index finger parallel to the mat. -Bring knees directly under the hips. -As you exhale, slowly lift your knees away from the mat. -Before straightening-out the knees, […]

Upward Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)


Level: Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Instructor and Personal Trainer Yoga of Xodus Fitness in San Francisco demonstrates Upward Facing Dog. Instructions: Start by lying prone with top of the feet on the mat. Bend elbows and place palms flat on the mat next to your waist (forearms are almost perpendicular to the mat when you straighten your […]


Popeye Power Smoothie

If you’re gonna have a green smoothie challenge then you’ve gotta do it right. Here’s one of my personal favorites smoothies to do. This one is excellent for overall health. It’s a great way to get spinach into your diet and help you lose some body fat. Recipe: 1-2 Cups Spinach 1 Red Apple 1 […]

Carrot Apple Juice Muffins: What to do with Juicer Pulp

Juice pulp just thrown out into the trash or compost seemed like such a waste. I mean, all that fiber just sitting there when it could be helping you increase your daily fiber intake, cholesterol levels and health? There’s nothing like Home Made. You can control all the ingredients and improve the overall health of […]

Quinoa Apple Muesli

As a personal trainer, clients often ask me what should I eat after workouts or after my run? If you’re looking for wheat free, gluten free, low sugar and low calorie option packed with fiber, protein, calcium and loads of other great nutrients essential for fat loss and weight loss, look no further than this […]

Hemp Monkey: Post Workout Protein Shake

Whipped up this post workout recovery shake the other day. If you like Chocolate then you’ll love this recipe. And when I say love, I mean Loooooove. The only sweetness comes from the added banana. I prefer to use very basic protein powders over the highly processed protein powders out there. I’m not a vegetarian, […]

Cranberry Apple Green Smoothie Recipe

Get your Green Smoothie on with this delicious Cranberry Apple Green Smoothie Recipe. Cranberries are an amazing Super Food that has a high amount of Vitamin C and also contains more antioxidants than most other fruits. They also contain a decent amount of fiber. We know all about apples. They say: “An apple a day keeps […]

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