Shoulder to Shoulder Press


Level: Beginner/Intermediate Strength Coach & Personal Trainer Rich Thurman from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates the Sandbag Shoulder to Shoulder Press Instructions: Start with the feet just about shoulder width apart and the Sandbag resting on one shoulder. For best results, fold the sandbag in half. Make sure to have a nice strong grip on the Sandbag. […]

Kettlebell Hip Hinge


Level: Beginner Personal Trainer Yana of San Francisco based fitness company Xodus Fitness demonstrates a Kettlebell Hip Hinge. Instructions: Hold the Kettlebell with two hands by the horns. Pull the Kettlebell close to the chest and squeeze the shoulder blades together. Hinge forward at the hips with a slight bend in the knees and push the hips […]

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 […]

Plank to Pushup


Level: Intermediate Personal Trainer Rich Thurman demonstrates an Intermediate Level Pushup to Plank exercise. Instructions: Start with forearms on the floor/ground with the elbows directly under the shoulder joint. Open the fingers for maximum contact with the floor. Tummy should be on the floor. -Engage the core and keep a completely flat position of the back. […]

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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 […]


Incredible Hulk Protein Power Pancakes

Hey guys, I’ve been experimenting with my pancakes. I don’t think any pancake I make has ever been the same. I’m always trying something new; adding something, tweaking something, finding new supplements to add. I’ve been trying to get more holistic with my choice of protein powder and through my exploration, I’ve settled on a […]

California Spinach Omelet Recipe

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Apple Kale Power Juice Recipe

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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 […]

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 […]

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