Meet Sebastien Lagree. For the last decade Sebastien has been training celebrity clients to do Pilates from his studio in West Hollywood. The list includes Ben Stiller (who knew he did Pilates?), Nicole Kidman, and Brooke Burke. They all praise his amazing workouts. Sebastien is not just a famous trainer, for famous people, he has taught over 25,000 classes in the last ten years and has perfected the Lagree Fitness workout.
To know how amazing Read more [...]
I've known Lisa Lewtan for a number of years as the entrepreneurial go-getter. There's not a lot of drama in what Lisa does. In fact it's quite simple. When she wants something, she goes after it.
I met another side of Lisa approximately 2 weeks ago that I hadn't anticipated. We met for tea at Cafe L'Aroma. Each time I see Lisa, she looks like she just stepped out from a Cosmo shoot and this time was no different.
Frankly, I had anticipated Read more [...]
Many Pilgrims who came to the New World who had fast metabolisms starved to death during the winter. Conversely, the Pilgrims with slow metabolisms lived.
Having a fast metabolism definitely serves a purpose when it comes to survival. Simply put, people with fast metabolisms do not need as much food to survive. The problem is that we're living in such a rich country with so much abundance that we tend to indulge ourselves.
I witness Read more [...]
Friends and pets can teach us valuable lessons and I learned a few invaluable ones from my friend and JOOS CFO, Sherri Wolf, and my dog, Windsor, but in different ways, that could lead to permanent weight loss and a more fulfilling life.
Starting with Sherri, she is a very active mother of 3 children and the master of organization and routine. Her filing systems are in place so she knows where to locate documents. Her daily routine is Read more [...]
Geneen Roth wrote in her book Women, Food and Godthat none of us will be able to lose weight on a sustainable basis until we get to the root of WHY you're overeating.
Geneen Roth's premise is that "The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive...When you begin to understand what prompts you to use food as a way to numb or distract yourself, the process takes you deeper into realms of spirit and to the bright center Read more [...]
I came back to my bunk at summer camp when I was 12 years-old in a rotten mood because I had performed terribly in a horse show. The last place I wanted to be was in a bunk meeting listening to one of my counselors discuss how our bunk was messy and we had to pull ourselves together. I mostly was staring at the floor in front of me, but at one moment, I looked up and saw a fellow camper, Lori Tyler, staring into my eyes and smiling. At that moment, Read more [...]
A yoga friend said to me 6 years ago "You don't know yoga if you don't know John Friend."
Recently, John friend was forced to resign from the Anusura yoga movement he founded because he was accused of sexual impropriety with female students and other charges.
John Friend is yet another person who mis-used power. Bottom line is that we're all just human and no one is worth idolizing.
Many of you ask me why I write about topics that seemingly Read more [...]
Many years ago I attended a running camp led by Bill Rodgers. Some of the top runners world-wide were also present. What amazed me was that when we sat on the floor to stretch with our legs in front of us, none of us could sit upright and barely any of us could touch our knees.
Part of this was because hardly any of us stretched regularly. Another reason is because we built up so much lactic acid that we become inflexible. This also can Read more [...]
At the Joanne Langione Dance Recital this past weekend, at which my 3 daughters performed, mother after mother told me that it was a very difficult week for them. What was in the air? Admittedly, it was an extraordinarily difficult week for me.
Fortunately, there was this little voice inside of me that said, "keep it together because this is going to pass." I took 6 very important steps to carry me through it:
1. I went with the dark mood Read more [...]
Just do a Google search on how consuming a diet rich in plant rich foods can prevent/reduce and/or perhaps even curing Type 2 Diabetes and you'll see a number of primary studies from prestigious institutions.
For example, you'll see on by Harvard entitled: Bottom Line Keeping weight in check, being active, and eating a healthy diet can prevent most cases of type 2 diabetes.
Another article published in The American Journal of Clinical Read more [...]