Fitness Friday: Local Favorites

I’ve been embracing the leisure/athletic wear trend lately, transitioning my workout clothes to everyday wear with adding elements like a plaid shirt or cropped sweatshirt. I started 2015 off right by committing myself to a more diverse workout schedule, adding a lot more yoga and making it a priority to work out just about every day and even twice a day. But, as February rolled around and school got in the way and work got hectic, I just couldn’t work out as much and naturally when I do that I eat even more terribly. March will be my month of finding balance, eating better and working out a more realistic schedule! Luckily, I have some really great studios and instructors to visit in my city. Read below for my favorites!


[top from Pure Barre, pants and hat by Lululemon, flannel c/o Aeropostale, Rayban aviators c/o Sunglasses Shop

I’ve been incorporating a more diverse style of workouts to my schedule including yoga, barre, cardio and strength now. My fave places include:
FlexCity Fitness: This place may be most favorite place ever. Loud music paired with interval training (and even some dancing and singing from Jenny from time to time) consisting of anything from treadmills, spin bikes, TRX, barre and more. No two classes are ever the same and I leave there a hot sweaty mess, which I know means I got in a good workout.  Love Jenny and Trista!
Pure Barre: My body and mind constantly struggle in this class, but the instructors will adjust you to help get you in correct form. I know if I ate better, I could have some abs thanks to that class.
Ardha Moon: I have very little experience in yoga and the slow flow classes are challenging, but fun with Ellen’s instruction, adjustments and music. The studio is welcoming and Ellen just has such a charismatic personality that motivates you to try your hardest during class.
Strength and Conditioning Class/Downtown YMCA: Kalea’s strength and conditioning class was where I started my fitness journey and she taught me how to nail basic form from planks to squats. It’s also always a great mix of cardio and strength training and I love the people who take her class!
JustB Yoga: The classes I’ve attended by Eric (slow burn and slow empower) always reinvigorate me. It’s a great way to start a week or end a crappy day. Plus, they’re donation based and are very involved in the community. A lot of good vibes.

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    February 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm

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  • Katrina (Kei) Villanueva
    February 28, 2015 at 1:40 am

    working out doesn't have to be lousy right?
    really fab!

    ❀ Ms. Kei

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    March 2, 2015 at 2:13 am

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