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Marie’s Fitness Journey to the LA Marathon

My Journey to the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon I love to run.  Running has been a major part of my life for the last fifteen years.  I began running when I was 22 to lose weight.  I not only lost weight but I found myself and a passion for running that has not subsided.  Through all life’s ups and…

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Jackie’s Sunday Oatmeal

If you attend Sunday morning Yoga at Imagine you know that Jackie brings us in yummy treats to enjoy with a cup of coffee after class. A few weeks ago she brought in a batch of homemade baked oatmeal and it was a hit! We had several requests for the recipe so we thought we would share it with…

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Bare Bones Fitness & Yoga – With John Farah

A note from your instructor: “You all have known me for many years. You know I am passionate about staying fit. Why? Because it makes me feel good, more upbeat and positive. Being fit is a lifestyle I have chosen. It helps me maintain flexibility, strength and balance. Flexibility, strength and balance are always extremely important, and as we…

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A Fancy Feast – Super Simple Rack of Lamb

Recipe by Natalie Peterson I know it can be intimidating to try something new in the kitchen. Especially something that sounds as fancy as Rack of Lamb. I promise you it is SUPER SIMPLE. A dish as amazing as this really should be more challenging to make – but good news, it’s not! You can choose to marinate the…

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7 Secrets to Fitness Success

Do you ever find yourself in a workout slump? You have been rockin it for weeks, then out of nowhere, BAM! You can’t get yourself out of bed for your 6am workout or off the couch for that weekend run. We have all been there, you hit a motivation brick wall. Your willpower is gone and you find yourself…

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My Fitness Journey: Mona Siebler

My name is Mona Siebler, and I am part of the front desk team at Imagine Fitness and Yoga, and one of our best clients! This is my fitness journey. My fitness journey began even before I was born. My parents met at the local gymnastics club in Kornwestheim, Germany. I was barely able to walk when I joined…

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Why Strength Train?

Although it is true that we can lose weight by running more miles, it is also true that as we age, we should be concerned about maintaining our muscle mass. Muscle mass helps us maintain our metabolism rate. Fat-free mass (muscle, bones, organs) (FFM) is metabolically active (calorie-burning) tissue so the more you have, the higher your metabolism. If…

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My Fitness Journey: Maggie Maier

My name is Maggie Maier and I am part of the front desk team at Imagine. This is my fitness journey: Growing up with an active family, sports and fitness have been a way of life. I tried my hand at all different activities, but I was particularly intrigued by figure skating and the challenge of new skills as…

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