Cross Training

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

Olympic Team Practices Poolside Yoga

Yoga aids training for the Women’s Olympic Water Polo Team Many sports enthusiasts worldwide are counting down to the 2012 London Summer Olympics begin on July 27, when athletic teams will demonstrate their excellence. To reach their level of expertise, athletes undergo demanding training regimens consisting of practice drills, weights, and cross-training. And in the [...]

By | July 31st, 2012|Cross Training|0 Comments

Sitting Down with Olympic Champion Dominique Moceanu

By Vanessa Harris Photos by David Young-Wolff Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Moceanu was the youngest member of the 1996 U.S. Women's "Magnificient Seven" Gymnastics team competing in Atlanta--a team that was the first (and so far the only) team to take home the gold medal. In her recently released autobiography, Off Balance: A Memoir, [...]

By | July 5th, 2012|Cross Training|0 Comments

Barefoot Fitness

Barefoot and Strong: Fitness for Your Feet By Katy Bowman, MS Photos by David Young-Wolff As the weather warms, the desire to go barefoot tends to increase. For some, going barefoot is a daily treat, but for others unshod time can be a painful experience. Prescribed orthotics, gel inserts, and bunion pads are just the tip [...]

By | May 31st, 2012|Cross Training|1 Comment

Running Yogis

By Felicia M. Tomasko Photos by Tai Kerbs   Molly Paterno Molly has run six marathons: Los Angeles three times, her hometown of Portland twice and Boston once (with a personal record of 3:09). She’s currently training for her second run of Boston in April by training accompanied by the ocean breezes of her current [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|Cross Training|1 Comment

Train Focused

10 tips to start training for the la marathon Deciding to run a full or half marathon is rarely a spur of the moment decision. For many people, running a marathon is a dream that requires committed goal-setting with a strong intention. Whether your reason for running is to get in better shape, lose weight, [...]

By | February 19th, 2009|Cross Training|0 Comments