Cross Training

Adding High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to Yoga 

My first introduction to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) was during track and field conditioning season in college. I incorporated the practice back into my regular training after completing college, dealing with a career-ending injury, experiencing a build up of stress from a hectic work schedule, and realizing that I had an unhealthy level of weight gain. I needed a holistic [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments

The Road to Recovery

Yoga for runners (or Run, Rest, Recover, Repeat) If you are running the LA Marathon this month, first of all, Congrats! What a way to spend Valentine’s Day. After the race, you may be thinking about recovering, and when it comes to recovery, nothing is better than yoga. Yes, you can rest after a race, [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments

The YOGA of Weight Training

Breathe with weights Photos by Jeff Skeirik “Is only yoga doing it for me?” After a decade of dedicated yoga practice, I asked myself that question. In early 2015, I hit some form of yoga burnout. Unexpectedly, I wondered, “Is yoga the whole enchilada when it comes to helping me optimize my health?” Honestly, the [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Cross Training|0 Comments

Aerial Physique moved to Los Angeles

Soaring Above the Ordinary If there is one thing Angelenos are always in hot pursuit of, it’s a creative workout. For those who may have tired from endless crunches and arm curls, aerial performer and celebrity trainer Jill Franklin offers an exciting alternative fitness center. Her studio is Aerial Physique. Originally located in Santa Monica, [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|Cross Training|0 Comments

SoulCycle Hollywood

SoulCycle opens its indoor cycling center in the heart of Hollywood. Walking is more my speed, though every time I take an indoor cycling class I emerge feeling victorious, wondering when I will make it my regular beat. Such was my experience after a 45-minute class at SoulCycle's newest location in Hollywood. On Hollywood Boulevard, [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Cross Training|0 Comments

Grace and Grit

One Yogini’s story of combining CrossFit and Yoga Koundinyasana and Kettlebells. Bakasana and Burpees. Downward Dog and Deadlifts. These are a few of my favorite things. I discovered blissful balance in my life by coupling a duo as striking and seemingly unlikely as Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden: Yoga and CrossFit On a dare I [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Cross Training|2 Comments

The Hooping Life

Spinning Spirit into Balance There was a time when the hula hoop was simply a plastic toy. For decades, since its invention in 1958, the large twirling ring-around-the-waist was a fun, simple, and carefree activity; a hobby kids could revel in and adults could laugh about. In recent years, however, hooping has blossomed into something [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|Cross Training|0 Comments

Cross-Training Yoga for Hikers

Walking is one of the best forms of low-impact cardiovascular exercise we can do on a regular basis. The hiking trails found throughout Southern California offer numerous opportunities both scenic and challenging to stretch out our legs and take a hike. In order to keep your hiking legs limber for the next trip out on [...]

By | October 3rd, 2013|Cross Training|0 Comments

Climbing Beyond Fear

Stretching Ourselves to Grow the Inner Child Interviews with Climbing Yogis In both rock climbing and Yoga, there is always a possibility of losing one’s balance and falling. Both practices allow us to push our limits. We can see the world from upside down or from high places and return to our child-like fearlessness -- [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|Cross Training|0 Comments

The Yoga of Slacklining

In the realm of extreme sports, slacklining is steadily rising to the top as a dynamic training method for an assortment of athletes and adventurers worldwide. What began as a pastime for rock climbers waiting for the weather to improve has evolved into a well-rounded practice that integrates physical strength, mental acuity, and complete body [...]

By | May 1st, 2013|Cross Training|1 Comment