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, www.speckfitness.com) 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 www.speckfitness.com

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, (www.jsport.co) 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.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Guest Post: The Best Fitness Food For Women

Today is a guest post..........yay

The Best Fitness Food For Women

Blasting away stubborn fat, building lean muscle, and toning up is nowhere near as easy as
those late night infomercials would have you believe it to be.
Those snake oil salesmen are going to try and peddle you the latest and greatest weight
loss/muscle building gizmo, gadget, or formula of ingestible glop all while promising the moon and the
stars as far as results go (for just 9 easy payments of $19.95, no less), understanding the whole time
that the only thing they are really selling is disappointment.
Thankfully though, you really can speed up your weight loss or muscle building results –
creating the beach ready body of your dreams – in no time at all, just by choosing the best fitness
foods for women.
Here are four of the top super foods you’ll want to start weaving into your daily diet ASAP!
1. Avocados get the fat burning fires going
Loaded with all kinds of healthy fats (and tasty, too), you’re going to really love everything that
avocados bring to the table.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo have long proven the health boosting properties of this
superfood. Filled with monounsatured fats that lower cholesterol, proteins that speed up muscle
repair, and all the building blocks you need to jack up your metabolism, this is a super fitness food
you need more of in a hurry!
2. Carrots aren’t just great for eyesight
When prepared the right way (gently roasted or pan glazed in a little bit of butter) carrots are
going to almost trick you into thinking you’re eating a dessert – when in reality you’re chowing down
on a real deal super food!
Packed with complex carbs that cannot easily convert into fat but instead produce a reasonable
and consistent supply of energy when you need it most, the potassium that carrots have in them will
also even out your blood pressure and slow down your muscle contractions.
3. Chicken breasts, thighs, and drumsticks
Probably the tastiest of all the cheap lean protein sources, you can prepare chicken in only about
a million and one different ways – and every cut is packed with the protein your body needs after a
workout to get you back to better than brand new quickly.
Tasty, versatile, and filled to the brim with protein (and incredibly inexpensive), there’s a reason
why so many world class bodybuilders, elite athletes, and top fitness models the world over eat
chicken on a daily basis.
4. Chocolate Milk?!
Milk definitely does a body good, but there’s nothing quite like being able to calm down a
craving for sweets with a glass of chilled chocolate milk. If you’re willing to put in a bit of extra  
time you should look to melt down real deal dark chocolate to be added, but in a pinch that
bottled syrup will do.
Limit your intake to avoid overloading on simple carbs and you’ll still be able to get quite a bit of
extra rapidly digestible protein while kicking your cravings for junk food to the curb. It doesn’t get any
better than that!
About the Guest Blogger:
My name is Vera and I love everything about modern cooking and kitchen tips! Me and my sister recently started a blog, (http://kitchenexpert.org) mostly about cooking while using modern kitchen gadgets, I think they are really helpful these days. We also have some videos there and products reviews - actual review of products we tried.

Monday, May 2, 2016

House Updates!

So I repainted my bathroom......this is what it did look like:
And now, Ivory and tan...........

And the back yard has come a long way, I have it all together now!
Super happy :-)
and with lights on.......
Remember it started like this.........

Now if only I could do the kitchen like this!

Inspiration huh?

Thanks for reading........

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


So things are pretty good in T's world. 
But now I want this color and cut.......

Here is a fun summer party idea, I like it!

Did you know how good Garlic is for you?
I had NO idea it could heal too!

I get this a lot in Yoga, my wrists hurt......
So I found this! 
I say grip with pinkey and thumb now this explains it completely 

And a little inspiration as I start to get better after my ear surgery.

Today was the last day for ear drops, and my toe is healed too so I am ready to be back in the game!

Workouts - Walking 30 min a day
Yoga - 4 x a week
Weights - 4 x a week

Thanks for ready :-)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Best Protein Bars Mauer Sports Nutrition

I love Protein bars to help me with my pre-workout or post workout energy, and Mauer Sports Nutrition has the BEST!!!

Mauer Sports Nutrition has just the thing you need: healthy and balanced energy fuel to feed your busy lifestyle.

We offer protein bars, protein minis, and energy shots that are:

  • All organic
  • Gluten-free
  • Contain no refined sugar
  • Contain no preservatives
  • Contain no genetically modified organisms (non-GMO)

The Mauer Sports Nutrition brand not only has a strong family name in the health, sports and fitness industry, but also guarantees that our products are made of the finest ingredients that support your physically active lifestyle.

Not only do they offer bars but lots of other yummy treats you can buy here,  you're welcome:-)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Michelle Abbruzzese New Workout DVDs DANCE YOURSELF FIT and TONE & TIGHTEN

Michelle Abbruzzese’s WORK IT DANCE and FITNESS PRESENTS TWO NEW DVDS just released

Talk about fun workouts.....
Oh I love low impact, and this has it all! 

According to the Press Release:
Tone & Tighten (60 minutes, $19.99) utilizes hand weights (or soup cans!), resistance band exercises, and floor work to target the entire body. After each muscle group is worked, through high repetition using a small range of motion, stretches are used to elongate the muscles. The workout creates muscles that are toned and lengthened, not big and bulky. After just a few weeks legs will look leaner, butt will look firmer, abs will become stronger, as shoulders, arms and chest become defined. (who doesn't want that for summer!)
1. Viewers will burn away fat as they feel challenged and become stronger throughout the workout that is designed for ANY age and fitness level. 
2. The intensity of the exercises are completely controlled individually! Whether a trained athlete or never having worked out before, Tighten & Tone will help one reach their fitness goals! 
3. In addition to the Play all option, viewers can select chapters: Warm Up, Arms, Shoulders, Biceps, Triceps, Chest, Legs, Calves, Quadriceps, Hips, Hamstrings, Abs workout and Stretches.

Wanting more of a DIVA workout?
This one has you covered...........

Dance Yourself Fit (70 minutes, $19.99) is a burlesque inspired dance workout drawn from the wide variety of dance styles Michelle has trained for over the past four decades; ranging from tap, ballet, jazz, to belly dancing and pole dancing. 
1. The moves are designed for anyone, from beginners to the more advanced, and for all ages. Whether one is a dancing queen or has two left feet, viewers will bump and shimmy their way to a whole new persona. 
2. Each carefully designed dance move comes together in an incredibly fun, low impact and results oriented routine, that not only targets abs, legs, butt and arms, but does so without weights, sit ups or crunches. 
3. The DVD is divided into chapters: Warm Up, Shoulder workout, Chest Isolations, Hips, Slides & Dips and a section on Choreography. Viewers can do the entire workout at once or they can pick and choose. 

Michelle Abbruzzese’s fitness videos and live classes at Work It Dance and Fitness are the perfect blend of dance and fitness techniques that provide a total body workout that is not only fun, but burns fat, builds muscle, and has one feeling confident and sexy!

You can order HERE  

Friday, March 4, 2016

March Madness Workout Day 4

It was a good sweaty Yoga workout!
Taking P90X by storm again.........

Program:  P90X

Yoga class last night = 9 clients

Thanks for reading........

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Madness!

Hi! It has been a really fun February, one day snow the next in flip flop......moving on to March Madness!!!
So I started P90X again this month, it has been a while since I was so busy with clients, I really had not been able to squeeze it in. 
It takes some dedication at least 45 minutes to an hour a morning. 

So..............this speaks to me:

I was doing a webinar and clipped this supported back bend, from Yoga University. 
I am going to try this and see how I feel. 

Lastly I have really been trying to get back to my creative side.
Not just creating yoga sequences and play list for class but trying to do something good for community too. 

I'm feeling this big time:

So here is my workout plan and workouts:
March 1 - Started P90X 
March 1st - Chest and Back 
March 3rd - Plyometrics

Thanks for reading........

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Julie Rammal Releases NEW DVD "IN LIGHT OF CHANGE"

Two week fitness program…Workouts to look & feel younger, slimmer & firmer…


According to the press release: Los Angeles, CA – February 15, 2016 – Celebrity fitness trainer, Julie Rammal divides her time between California and the Middle East personally training her clients. Julie is an International Holistic Practitioner and Trainer whose teachings connect the mind, body and spirit. In her new Holistic fitness DVD, IN LIGHT OF CHANGE (52 minutes, www.jsport.co  $24.95) 

Julie brings her worldwide training techniques and exercise methods to show viewers how to look and feel younger, and get slimmer and firmer in just two weeks. Filmed on serene coastal and nature locations around the world, 

Julie demonstrates a variety of fitness moves inspired by aerobics, stretching, Yoga and Pilates. She combines her primal movements and holistic philosophy to tune and tone the body and mind. Julie inspires and motivates as she shows viewers how to connect closely with their body and mind. Holistic fitness trains the inner self to create the new outer self. It combines modern and ancient training fitness and alternative complimentary medicine techniques.

The DVD IN LIGHT OF CHANGE is divided into eight chapters. After Julie gives an introduction where she describes her philosophy and her journey the workout begins. 

  • The first section, Tibetan Rituals concentrates on self- awareness, breathing techniques and anti-aging movements and meditation. 
  • Following the ancient rituals, there are three Cardio chapters: Cardio Stretch, Cardio Box, and Cardio Legs. 
  • Then, Julie adds in Total Abs, Upper Body, and Lower Body workouts. The DVD concludes with a Cool Down. 

Training holistically or naturally means listening to body, mind and spirit and working with it rather than against it. It is the new amazing way to train that gives great results instantly. Pain can disappear in seconds, organs and muscles can be detoxed, and emotions are released. As a result one will feel lighter, happier, and cleaner. 

The exercises in the DVD may look simple, but they challenge one to improve concentration, balance, strength, endurance, speed, breathing, and coordination. Chakras are cleansed so one can look younger and naturally boost immunity levels. Emotional blocks are removed to create a lighter, re-aligned self in touch with a higher source of power and the universe. When this connection is achieved, one will be stronger in life, as they find their own mew being thus completing the mental, physical and spiritual connection. 

More About Julie or to purchase IN LIGHT OF CHANGE

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


So lately I have been on a real Yoga High......
Yup, I maxed out my Tuesday night class, GO T.!
Just like that, it only holds 20 and I had 21 in class it totally rocked!
Go Gumby :-)

More good news, the gear I wear has been Hot Yoga approved!

So class Thursday will be about core, not these moves but some like it.......

Remember when I mastered this pose, me so happy :-)

Now I am working on this one, this is Connie a mentor. 
Photo: Conniewerneryoga.com 

It has been so much about Yoga I got a new mat.....

Thanks for reading..........Namaste! 

Monday, February 1, 2016



Your gonna love these workouts!

1. BeyondBarre: Grace (60 minutes plus bonus segment)

2. BeyondBarre: Fit (53 minutes plus bonus segment)

According to the press release: Just in time for the New Year, BeyondBarre founder Colleen Ketchum has released two new DVDs: BeyondBarre: Grace (60 minutes plus a bonus segment, $14.99) a ballet focused, graceful workout with ballet-inspired movement and stretching, and BeyondBarre: Fit (53 minutes plus a bonus segment, $14.99) a strength, fitness-based class that uses props such as a small ball, resistance bands and weights throughout the workout. Both DVDs include a bonus GlideBoard segment. (www.beyondbarre.com)

The BeyondBarre exercise program is unlike any other. Created for all fitness levels, it focuses on proper form and body alignment to avoid strain and injury. Each body-sculpting, fat-burning, endurance-building workout incorporates barre exercises designed to increase flexibility and develop strong, lean muscles. Weights and other accessories are used to shape the arms and legs, strengthen the body-core, and narrow the all-important waistline.

For those who want an extra cardio workout, the BeyondBarre program offers the optional GlideBoard. The GlideBoard has a slippery plastic surface that allows the user to slide back and forth from one end of the board to the other using movements much like those of an ice skater. No need for skates, though, because the sliding is done on soft ballet slippers. Plus, it’s amazingly fun to use.

BeyondBarre also has an extensive in studio teacher-training program for those interested in becoming a certified instructor. In addition, BeyondBarre has a very popular home-study program that comes with 200-page manual featuring detailed photos of each exercises, plus an accompanying video that demonstrates every exercise and the applicable modifications and variations. The home-study program also includes 14 day-access to the BeyondBarre Connections website. Connections offers on-line support along with extensive teaching tips, video choreography, marketing materials, and more. BeyondBarre has more than 1000 trained instructors in studios nationwide.

About Colleen Ketchum:
Colleen Ketchum grew up as a competitive gymnast. She took up ballet when her coach suggested it would help her gymnastic skills. It was in those ballet classes that she learned the amazing fitness benefits to be gained at a ballet barre. Colleen graduated college with a degree in biology and worked as a research scientist. After marrying and having three children, she was drawn back to her fitness roots. She became a Pilates instructor and opened her own studio, Pilates in Motion. That led to the creation of BeyondBarre, a program that blended the best elements of barre and Pilates. In addition to her fitness career, Colleen is a successful stuntwoman appearing in several movies and such television shows as Law & Order and Orange is the New Black. www.beyondbarre.com @beyondbarre

Please note: Colleen Ketchum is available for interviews and appearances. Please call (831) 656-0553 to schedule.  

I am super PUMPED about these workouts.......thanks for reading :-)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New Year Goals 2016!

So this year I decided I needed to set some new goals for 2016!
I am planning a trip to the beach, here is a dress that I got.......
for just $6 bucks. 
This is my INSPIRATION dress. 

I found this nice little core workout, I thought I would start this in February:

So I also got a great deal on this tank top for Yoga....
Its called a "slimmer" top but I just like the print for my burgundy 
Sturrup pants. 

My 2016 Goals or Promises to myself :

Workout 15 minutes 3 times a week in the morning
Cut back on sugar 
Continue getting better at instructing my Yoga classes
Ride a bike on the weekends 2 times a week. 

Moving on to bigger and better accomplishments in 2016 :-)
Thanks for reading

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I Mastered KSage Pose!

Pose: Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya i and ii [Eka Pada Koundinyasana i and ii]

So it only took me 2 years but I mastered it....not perfect but close!
I will continue to get that front leg straighter.....but now that I can lift my back leg I feel like I know this pose. 

I was super happy to get my new bracelet that Heidi Powell suggested.....
its the "Rise Up" silver one, love it!
I had my sister make is smaller during the holidays. 

I had a great vacation, and family time and its only been week 2 of the new year but I have seen many new faces in Yoga class. 

Just wanted to share the good news :-)
Happy 2016!