VIDEOS

TRX Upper Body Flow Workout

The TRX is a very popular tool to use these days. Suspension training provides a unique opportunity to train anywhere. Train while on vacation or at a local park. I’m always looking for new ideas to add to my fitness sessions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out this new TRX flow sequence I […]

Kettlebell Push Press & Alternating Press

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Level: Intermediate/Advanced Personal Trainer / Strength & Conditioning Coach Rich Thurman from San Francisco’s Xodus Fitness demonstrates the Kettlebell Push Press and Alternating Press exercise. Instructions: Start in the Double Racked Position with the Kettlebells Shoulder blades should be contracted down and back and the chest open. For the Push Press: Slightly bend the knees and as they straighten […]

Kettlebell Suitcase Squats

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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 […]

Shoulder to Shoulder Press

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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. […]

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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

Moroccan Mint Quinoa Salad

The health benefits of quinoa are amazing and the versatility of this seed is equally as amazing. I was trying to find something else to do with my quinoa when I had a bright idea for something interesting. Why not try a cold quinoa dish? I prepared my quinoa and began to just add a […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 More Green Smoothie Recipes

Green Smoothies have changed my life. My body feels better and seems to function on more of a consistent rhythm. Family and friends have all tried them and they have enjoyed them tremendously. Reports back are all positive and many say they can’t see going back to life without a Green Smoothie a day. It’s […]

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 […]