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Workout of the Month: Kettlebell Lower Body HIIT

Kettlebells have been back for quite some time. However, some people still don’t quite know what to do with them. If you haven’t been properly instructed on how to use them, then I recommend consulting with a Personal Trainer or Strength & Conditioning Coach. The cool thing about Kettlebells is they don’t require a lot […]

Kettlebell Goblet Squat

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Level: Intermediate Personal Trainer Rich Thurman from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates an Intermediate Level Kettlebell Goblet Squat. Instructions: Start with the feet about shoulder width apart with arms holding the kettlebell by the sides of the handle (also known as the horns). -Press the forearms against the kettlebell and bring it to your chest, squeezing […]

Kettlebell Hip Hinge

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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 […]

TRX Flow Lower Body Video

One of the cool things about the TRX is that there is an endless variety of combinations of exercises that you can do. Mix and match and create your own flow. All it takes is a little planning and you can create a 3, 4 or 5 exercise flow. It’s a great way to challenge […]

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Yoga Practice

Bow Pose – Dhanurasana

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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)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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 […]

Recipes

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 […]

California Spinach Omelet Recipe

During the five years I lived in Thailand I went from making due without a fridge and simply preparing what I need each day to inheriting a fridge, steamer and juicer which has sustained my diet for all of this time. I mainly ate steamed foods or fresh, raw foods unless I was dining out. For this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hardy Minestrone Soup

My husband and I bought a juicer a while back and were looking at the amount of leftover pulp thinking “there must be something we can do with this?” So I started looking up ideas for what to do with leftover Pulp. I found some really cool recipe for inspiration. Recently I made a Kale, […]

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