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Posts Tagged ‘yoga studio’

Happy New Year

I joined a gym in June 2007 and have been a regular since. When I joined Weight Watchers in October 2006 it was advised that exercise didn’t start immediately. First reduce the food portions, make healthier and more filling choices, drink more water, etc. I can’t remember how long it was recommended that you first […]


My new teaching gig … at Turtles

About two weeks after moving to Portland I subbed my first yoga class at the fitness center in our town home community (free yoga classes where we live!) and a couple of days after that at a gym near me called The Xtreme Edge. Six weeks after moving to Portland I started teaching at LA Fitness […]


And GFG! is back

I’m baaaack! Years ago Curt and I were in the Philly area visiting his brother and family along with Curt’s parents and grandma. Some of the family went on a canoe outing. Our nephew James was about 4 at the time. As we got closer to the canoe spot James started to recognize it as […]


Pursuing happiness

You want to know the real reason I quit my job? I wasn’t happy. I was also becoming a person I didn’t like. And that definitely needed to change. When I started my yoga teacher training about a year ago (can’t believe that was a year ago) it wasn’t my intention to quit my job […]


Celebrating community

Yoga has given me the opportunity to meet so many great people and make some amazing friends. I regularly take classes at two yoga studios in Oakland/Berkeley. One of the studios, Namaste, which has a total of three studios in Oakland and Berkeley, celebrated its 10th anniversary. And Namaste threw a big party today. There was music played by Adrienne […]


What is Restorative Yoga?

This is what my friend Pam asked Monica and me yesterday before spin class as Monica and I were discussing the The Gift of Restorative Yoga workshop we attended today with Vickie. According to Namaste’s workshop link, Restorative Yoga uses props to support the body, allowing for expansiveness and ease while stimulating the body’s innate […]


Just me, just you … trying to survive life

As I mentioned last week, I recently attended my 20-year high school reunion in my beautiful hometown. As a Badger alumni I had the option to be a sponsor for the reunion. So Go Fit Girl! was a sponsor along with a few others. With my sponsorship I received an acknowledgement on a banner, in […]


If you are in Tucson you gotta visit Mindful Yoga Studio

Mindful Yoga Studio, Tucson, Ariz. 1101 N. Wilmot (Speedway and Wilmot, next to Trader Joe’s) Click here for map.  My dad’s wife, Hilda, opened a yoga studio recently. While in Tucson for my high school reunion I was able to visit the studio and take a class from Hilda. I am used to attending classes […]


Let’s celebrate National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month. I know that. But the weird thing is I am having a hard time finding a lot of current information on this. In honor of of this month I thought I would FINALLY respond to a request from my friend Rosie. Months ago she asked me for advice for someone […]


It’s time to exercise

So you have made the decision to start exercising (or maybe you haven’t but this post may just motivate you). Now where to begin? I recommend starting slow. You don’t want to hurt yourself or do something unpleasant that makes you never want to exercise ever again. When I started exercising seriously (believe me I […]