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 […]

Kimberly Fowler is the owner of YAS (Yoga and Spinning) with several locations throughout Los Angeles where she teaches Yoga for Athletes? live and on DVD. She is on the board of directors of ThinkCure, one of the charities supported by the LA Marathon. She has worked with Rod Dixon, coach of the LA Road Runners, to incorporate Yoga into the runners? training. Fowler developed a Yoga sequence for Dixon?s Kids Marathon Foundation ( and she will be leading a Yoga for Runners demo at the LA Marathon at Dodger Stadium. (
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 […]

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, Aerial […]

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 the […]

Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.
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 took my […]

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

The Hooping Life

June2014Hooping1Spinning 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 […]

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

Cross-Training Yoga for Hikers

Cross Training-Hiking2Walking 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 […]

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 […]

Vanessa Harris is a writer, Associate Producer of Bhakti Fest, and the Editorial Coordinator at Bliss Network.
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 […]

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