Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Year, New Poses!

It took a while to master this one, now I am starting to perfect it :-)

I have been able to do this pose on both sides, and now am working on head and handstands now that my ear is better. 

I have set my lofty goals for 2017:
Less Chocolate
Better lunches, sorry Smoothie King
More fun
Yoga Workshops
and of course, spending less. 

Last year, I cut back on shoes and only bought 3 pair all year :-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New DVD from Ballerina & Fitness Pro Rachel Speck


Where Ballet Meets Fitness

New DVD from Ballerina & Fitness Pro Rachel Speck

Fitness Pro Rachel Speck


New DVD from Ballerina & Fitness Pro Rachel Speck

According to the press release:

Professional Ballerina turned fitness professional, Rachel Speck, has combined her two loves and created “Tendu Toning” a revolutionary, fusion workout that brings together the toning of ballet with the strength of body building.  Rachel Speck, owner of Speck Fitness, created “Tendu Toning” as a way for her, and other dancers, to stay strong, and in tiptop ballet shape, and to help anyone achieve a ballet dancer’s body without spending years training. 
The “Tendu Toning” DVD (60 minutes, $25.00, is a total body workout that fuses traditional ballet techniques and positions and combines them with weights, resistance, and increased repetitions to maximize results in a short amount of time. Tendu, means to stretch or extend the leg, and in Speck’s program, when Tendu meets with toning a heart pumping, calorie burning workout is borne.

Arabesque grande-battements and second position plie’ glides are just some of the fun ballet fitness moves viewers will perform with “Tendu Toning.”  A simple ballet step called an attitude, when combined with weights and repetitions, is one form of how the “Tendu Toning” method works to gain long, lean muscles while releasing the ‘inner ballerina.’  Rachel guides viewers through a total body workout with help from Daniella, who does the advanced portion, while Ally demonstrates modifications for beginners.
The DVD is divided into sections, or various series, that include a warm-up of all muscles and body parts as Rachel stresses the importance of proper breathing while raising the heart rate. A barre or chair are required for the workout, along with a small ball and resistance band. Ankle weights and small hand weights are optional.
First up, after the warm up is the Squat series that works the legs, glutes and hips. Then, the Attitude series works the glutes, hamstrings and back. The 2nd Position series requires a small glide disc. A paper plate or power towel can be substituted depending on surface. The 2nd Position section incorporates squats, leg stretches and arms. The Band Kick Back series uses the resistance band to work the legs and back, while the Lunge series continues with the glide, and incorporates hand and ankle weights on the barre. The program continues with floor work for Arms and Abs, and ends with stretches and cool down.
More about Rachel:
Rachel does private training sessions, teaches group Tendu Toning classes, ballet classes for kids, as well as private ballet lessons. Rachel currently resides in Miami Beach, FL. For more information on Rachel Speck, The Tendu Toning DVD, along with Speck Fitness clothing, glide, balls and resistance bands go to her website

Monday, May 23, 2016

New Workout DVD - In Light of Change by Julie Rammal

Chateaux de la Vie Airchartering To Take Fitness To Higher Altitudes With Holistic Trainer Julie Rammal’s DVD Aboard For New Evolutionary Flying

In Light of Change…

 New workout DVD!
According to the press release........
Put your trays up and breathe as Chateaux de la Vie charters now offers Julie Rammal’s Evolutionary Way to Fitness for the first time in flight.  Yes, there’s now an evolutionary way to fly, thanks to having holistic Trainer Rammal’s DVD, “In Light of Change” aboard as you and she both jet into the U.S. market.  It’s an inspiring, transformational product created by the celebrity personal trainer and leading holistic fitness practitioner, Julie Rammal, ( who poses the revolutionary question: “Are you connected or disconnected to yourself?” 


“The collaboration and having Julie’s inflight training is perfect for our clientele as they can now enjoy their trip literally to the core!,” said Peter B. Lindgren Jr., President & Chairman, Chateaux de la Vie Airchartering, Inc.   “Having her DVD available to our clients for their private jet trips and occasionally having her aboard is a perfect fit,” added Lindgren.


Julie Rammal will be jetting to South Florida to meet with her new affiliate and partner on this holistic venture and will be attending a fashion show party which JSport and Chateaux de la Vie Airchartering, Inc. are sponsoring along with companies such as Lamborghini Broward.  “Photographer Jake Mazzone will capture the training session on our jet with Rammal, showing how busy minds and technology-absorbed bodies can peacefully and exuberantly reconnect during Chateaux de la Vie flights.


Holistic fitness developed by Rammal enables reconnecting the inner you with your outer form, creating an empowering unity of mind and body. Her unique brand of holistic fitness combines the best of modern and ancient fitness training techniques, alternative medicine and complimentary movement to create a new, more robust and attractive outer form that better defines who you really are inside.


Rammal’s DVD “In Light of Change” offers Lung Tonic, an exercise to counter bronchitis, colds, coughs, influenza; Core-Immunity reaching  where immunity is stored, releasing nourishment and protection; Posture Re-Alignment for back problems; Power Butt for losing weight in  thighs and hips, possibly from childhood anger stuck there, and Cellulite Release illiminating stored cellulite, from possibly anger and self-punishment.


Julie Rammal’s holistic training improves mood and well being, removes toxic layers, renews oneself in and out while flying.  To reconnect holistically to yourself, get a copy of the DVD, schedule an interview or attend the event, call (831) 656-0553.