Self Love

I have a challenge for you. I would like you to commit to giving yourself a gift once a week. Why do we give so much to others but not to ourselves? While we are so committed to our job and our family, why don’t we commit to giving ourselves something special every now and … Continued

How To Practice Guilt-free Indulgence

Imagine this: It’s Friday night, husband is out of town, kids are asleep, dog is curled up at the bottom of the bed, McConnell’s ice cream is calling your name from the freezer. You know, the one that you sort of tucked away hoping no one else would notice and eat it so you could … Continued

Learn To Take A Compliment

I have noticed something interesting during my 28 years of owning a fitness studio. Most people deflect compliments. They do it automatically without any forethought. Here are a few examples … “You look so pretty this morning.” “Really? I didn’t even have time to get ready; I just threw this on.” “I love that dress … Continued

Soft Yoga

After teaching yoga for more than 25 years, I have shifted my personal practice along with how I teach others. For years it was all about the workout and the physical element of yoga. However, now it holds a deeper meaning and has a more subtle energy to it. I would like to share this … Continued

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Meditation can be just another thing on your never-ending To-do list … or it can be the one thing that gets you through your never-ending To-do list. There are so many theories of how to meditate and for how long and what style, etc. I believe what will help us the most along the journey … Continued

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three fitness props would you want to have with you? My top three favorite exercise equipment would be a jump rope, resistance band and BOSU ball. I am an old-school kind of girl; I find the simpler the prop and the movement, the more connected I … Continued

To Nap or Not to Nap

Do you nap?  If so, do you nap daily or just when you didn't get enough sleep the night before?  Is it a ritual or a recovery technique?  When you nap do you feel guilty?  Do you wake up feeling refreshed or groggy? Your answers to these questions might give you some insight into your … Continued

Handle With Care

Handle with care. Does this sound familiar? We‘ ve all seen the phrase. We all know what it means. Basically, what we are handling is fragile. Whether it’s the package we hand over to the clerk at our local post office or the lamp we buy at the store.  But are we missing something in these … Continued

Juiceries sprout up in Calabasas, Woodland Hills

The latest trend in health and nutrition has resulted in new juice bars opening their doors to the fit and fabulous locale of Calabasas, Woodland Hills and neighboring communities. By: Karen Lee According to nutrition expert Dove Rose-Grennan, organic juices are an easy way to get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables, plus vitamins. Most … Continued

Where Los Angeles Gets Fit

Overhearing water cooler talk in Los Angeles, ears prick up at phrases like “running Santa Monica Stairs,” “hiking Runyon Canyon,” “…got this booty with RPM’s Karyn Technique” and “This physique? It’s one of Dove’s Bodies.” What’s the gossip about? The hottest new workouts in a town known for creating hard bodies and keeping them red-carpet ready. … Continued