Cross Box Step Up

Yana Ibrahim

Level: Intermediate Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor Yana from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates the Cross Box Step Up exercise. Instructions: Start with the outside foot on the box or step. Chest should be tall and bodyweight should be on the foot that will be stepping up. Use your crossed leg to step up with as little […]

Kettlebell Suitcase Squats


Level: Beginner Strength Coach & Personal Trainer Rich Thurman from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates the Kettlebell Suitcase Squats. Instructions: Start with the feet just about shoulder width apart and the Kettlebell sitting next to mid foot, slightly towards the heel. Begin to sit straight down into a squat. You may extend one of your […]

Reverse Curtsey Lunge


Level: Beginner/Intermediate Personal Trainer Yana Ibrahim from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates the Bodyweight Reverse Curtsey Lunge. Instructions: Start with the feet shoulder width apart. Take a large step backwards and diagonal and bend the front and back legs descending towards the ground. Be sure to control your descent toward the ground and be very […]

Strict Push Up


Level: Beginner/Intermediate Personal Trainer Rich Thurman demonstrates an Intermediate Level Strict Push Up Instructions: Start with hands and knees on the floor/ground with the hands directly under the shoulder joint. Open the fingers for maximum contact with the floor. -Rotate or twist the arms so that your elbow crease is forward and the back of your elbow […]

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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 […]


Kale Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Kale Sweet Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients: 4 skinless chicken thighs 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large leek, chopped 4 celery stalks, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tbsp of seasoning salt 1 tsp cumin ½ tsp dried oregano ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 jalapeno, deseeded […]

Three *NEW* Green Smoothie Recipes

The Green Smoothie Revolution will not be televised. We launched a 30 day challenge on Feb 1st, 2011, but you can start your green smoothie challenge at any time. The challenge is simple. You don’t have to diet. You don’t have to take anything out of your daily diet. Just add a green smoothie to […]

We All Scream For Ice Cream! (Or Do We?)

Even just the mention of this frozen, creamy dessert conjures up feelings of summer picnics, fast-food drive-ins and birthday parties galore. However, is it really something that we all should be enjoying with reckless abandon? Conventional, store-bought ice cream, although often a delicious and cooling treat on a hot day, contains ingredients which are questionable […]

Apple Kale Power Juice Recipe

Kale is very popular these days. It’s packed very dense with tons of healthy nutrients. As a matter of fact it’s one of the most nutrient dense Greens available. So my husband and I been playing around with ways to get more Kale into our diet, so we picked up a juicer. It’s been fun […]

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, […]