Keeping your goals and hard work going all summer long

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 SUMMER BREAKS FOR NO ONE.

Did you know that most people gain more weight in the summer than the winter? Especially those who live in climates that don't have extreme climate changes?!         ( LIKE HAWAI'I)


3 reasons why: 
 

EXERCISE REPLACEMENT
More people choose to take the summer off of their daily exercise routine, in hopes to replace it with outdoor activities. But with days of high heat- they opt to stay inside or change their outdoor adventures to something less active. 
 

EAT IT ALL
For many people, summer times means travel time which often leads to eating fun and new and everything under the sun. It also means people are constantly on the go and grabbing convenient foods or enjoying company and eating out more often than usual. 
 

NOT ENOUGH WATER
Beach days swimming and surfing and all things in and out of the water are the best days. But if you're spending more time cool off and not enough replacing lost water, your body begins to dehydrate. The ocean dehydrates the skin, and you sweat while you swim so its like a salt vacuum. Then there's the almighty sun which will dry you up quicker than you'd believe. Lastly- We can all admit its easier to enjoy a cool refreshing cocktail, ice cold beer, chilled juice or tea or a frozen coffee than to guzzle down 60-100oz of good ole H20. 

So now knowing whats not working then all we gotta do is the opposite. Right?

Easier said than done. BUT ! There are a few things that can help turn it around even in the middle of July.

1. GET BACK ON THE HORSE. Most people who have gym subscriptions, class passes or even just their usual weekly routine, don't utilize these perks as much as they should. Time wasted is money wasted, and not only does it take away from you, your self-care hour, and your wallet; it also affects your place of fitness and wellness.

Many clients have passes that run out or expire and thats hard on both sides of the spectrum, As a client we get discouraged to go back because we are "out of classes, and don't want to purchase another package until after summer." As a studio or gym, we have clients asking for extensions on passes and memberships. Because we love our loyal clients, most of the time we try to accommodate those request; yet, we absorb the hardships of smaller class sizes due to lack of attendance.

RECOMMENDATION? You can squeeze in an hour or at least half an our for yourself, so get back to it! You won't regret it and your class would be happy to workout with you all summer long.

2. WATCH THE SALTY FOODS . Yes to BBQs at the Beach, picnics in the park, and outdoor dining . But also yes to more foods that are heavy in water and less in salt and less processed . The less ingredients in a food the better it is for you. Also less sodium and more protein are key. Watermelon is a favorite of summertime and so are those hotdogs,chips, burgers, corn, ect.  

RECOMMENDATION? watch your food. or try this out the PFC method .  high Protein foods First! Next the Healthy FATS .  Lastly, Carbs.  Eating protein least an hour before bed helps the body to burn fat during sleep rather than store it. 

3. POUR IT UP, POUR IT UP . Water is life. Yes, we know it can be boring or hard or we forget or don't want to drink it BUT it will help your body is 1 billion ways. We aren't telling you to NOT have some summertime cocktails, I mean WINE IS LIFE. Just reminding you to add more water to your day, especially these hot summer days. 

RECOMMENDATION? Add some flavor to your H20 or take even some Lysine drops. Lysine is helps to act at a sunscreen from the inside out, so protecting the skin from the damaging rays while caring for hair and nails as well.  Drink a tall glass of water 30min in to waking up and going to sleep. And even keeping those hydration tablets handy for an extra boost. 

FASCIA-NATING

As seasons change, so dose our bodies and what they require to keep us going.
Here's some info on the most overlooked part of your body that is in direct relationship to each and every inch of your body.

Do any of these sound familiar?

Plantar Fasciitis ,  Shin splints , Tennis Elbow or Golfers Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome , Trigger Finger, Compartment Syndrome, Migraine Headaches, I.T. Band Syndrome , Patellofemoral Syndrome, Sciatica, Constipation, Ovarian Cyst, and many, many, more..

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Fascia is now the most studied tissue in human movement science.  Fascial restrictions are the root cause of the most common aches and pains associated with aging and wear and tear.  If you take care of your fascia your fascia will take care of you. 

There are superficial layers, deep layers, and subserous layers of fascia in the human body.  Fascia has varying degrees of fluidity.

Look at some of the following facts about your fascia or fascial organ system.  

  • holds four gallons of water 
  • is neurally dense and represents 70% of your nervous system
  • is 100% sensory and responds three times faster than nerves
  • is incredibly strong, made of collagen and elastin fibers
  • "can exert tensile pressures of up to 2000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures" - John Barnes, PT (www.myofascialrelease.com)
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Spring into March

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March, 3rd month of the New Year and the Beginning of Spring. Did you know that March was actually the Beginning of the New Year according to the oldest Roman Calendar?  So there's another chance to Renew your resolutions! YOU CAN ALWAYS BEGIN AGAIN. 

Need some March Motivation?

Well although March is the BEST month for Basketball -- it's also the WORSE month for production. AKA : a whole lot more lazy days. DON'T GIVE IN!

Lose the Lazy tips to get you through the month

  1. Drink a tall glass of water and GOTO bed. aim for 7-8 hours 
  2. Wake up and move around. yes its cold, yes you're sleepy, but lazy feeds off excuses. so get the heck up!
  3. Schedule. Your day, your week, and your month. 
  4. Make small attainable goals for each day and task. give yourself some leeway but not too much leisure.
  5. give yourself at least 1 hour of YOU time! its 4% of your day and can increase your by so much more.
  6. Self-Check. When's the last time you went to the dentist? its more important than you know! And you feel so much better getting that task out of the way. Also the Dr. could use a checkup. 
  7. SPRING CLEAN! set a timer, 20 min of uninterrupted work spent in on one section of the house, office, yard, garage, car, email box, social media and (contact list). Feels amazing. 
  8.  EAT THE FROG . Find the things you hate to do the  most and do them first. 
  9. Push yourself a bit harder. In class? switch up your weights, try a challenge or two and switch to the black bands. 
  10. treat yo' self. join us for our wine down to the weekend March,9th 630p . Lets toast to this (Roman) New Year!      

SEE YOU AT THE BARRE!  

 

FIT IN FEB.

Moving into our 2nd month of this amazing New Year we may need a little more motivation to get though quick month. Resolutions don't need to start on Jan. 1st. you, can begin any time and again and again. 

Because this month is one of our shortest, we thought a simple challenge will keep us engaged and accountable to stick to our goals. 

We want to Challenge YOU (yeah you) to sticking with your routines (or create new ones) and do something at least every other day entire month long. It could be something small like a meaningful stretch or something grand like 3 classes, swimming 5 miles and a 12 hour hike. Just do something. 

Habits take 21 days to form -- lets start off with every other day and work our way forward.

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New Year, Stronger YOU!

2018- IS HERE. There's something completely exciting with a new year and a fresh start. The zodiac sign of 2018 is the Dog. According to the Chinese Horoscope calendar, 2018 is the Male Earth Dog year. Brown is connected to the earth. Therefore, what better time than to practice something so amazing such as our studio's amazing yoga class outside? 

 pictures provided by :  H  onolulu Creative Media

pictures provided by : Honolulu Creative Media

Yoga at The Royal Hawaiian Golf Club

9am Thursday mornings

for just $10

5 thankful things

Thanksgiving came and went and it is always an amazing time to sit and reflect on what we are grateful and thankful for. 

For some its friends and family, others it's appreciating the small thing in life and realizing how truly fortune we are. 

Because it's important to us at Barre Kailua to appreciate what and who we have (especially our clients + studio) - we wanted to share these 

5 easy ways to practice gratitude every day 

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For more motivational and inspirational ways gratitude can change your life, read this great article. MORE GRATITUDE   

6 ways to wellness #8tothegreat1-8

Keeping up with our 8 week count down, we are feeling the slightly cooler weather, more red and green in popping up left and right and christmas lights are slowly creeping out of their massive ball of twinkling wires and toy catalogs are clogging the mailboxes. Yes we are creeping in to Jingling all the way as we avoid jiggling together.

 Here's 6 of our favorite things to share this week. enjoy

7 simple things #8tothegreat18

Last week we posted of 8 to great to jump start our 8 weeks to the new year and now we are down to 7. So we've found 7 simple things to try out. or not. totally up to you. We've got something to fulfill your tastebuds, food for thought, a pretty scrub you can easily make as christmas gifts, a great and amazing read, some core work, something for those choppers, and a quick catch up on whats going on in the world. I hope you enjoy this weeks picks! Please let us know what you'd like to see more of (or less of) and we will be sure to accommodate ! 

8 to G R E A T .

There are 8 weeks left in 2017. That being said, there are only 8 more weeks until 2018. 8 . Weeks till the New Year. What do we all do when Jan 1st hits? Create a resolution list of course!  This means cold turkey on everything you're normally doing ( mostly bad habits) and FORCE yourself to do all these great new things because its a New Year and you're a changed person. Sure. Good luck buddy. 

   Most of these resolutions fail so imma gonna take care of you now. Lets inch our way into 2018 - one week at a time making small, simple changes week by week so when 2018 rolls around we have already created new and healthy habits and own January like the rock stars we are?! 

 This 8 week checklist / challenge / to-do list or what ever you wanna call it will NOT be your traditional B.S. list of non-sense but its a creative and functional guide to practice (or not, its your life) and updated weekly.

 It's not your typical M-F week either. Monday already has enough crap going on. so lets begin each week on Wednesday / Thursday. However you choose to practice its up to you.

How it works: We will make a list of 8 things to try each week. These will vary from exercise (of course), habits, behaviors, foods, life hacks, ect. Just 8. Now I'm not saying doing these will change your life and you will achieve enlightenment, BUT! It could change your day or even your week and that's pretty amazing; especially with the holidays creeping up.    Good luck and leave some feedback so i know what to develop and what to ditch.

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WEEK 1

Here it is. Try them out - Like all things new and exciting ease into it and build from there. Got some likewise suggestions or wanna see more of something? leave a comment or email us! Have a great week! whatever day it is!.

HANG AT THE BARRE WITH YOUR BOO

HALLOWEEN AKA EAT SO MUCH "FUN SIZED" CANDY WHERE YOU'RE FEELING NOT SO FUN THE DAY(S) 

HERE ARE SOME HALLOWEEN INSPIRATION FOUND ON PINTEREST TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD AND INTO THE STUDIO ON THE 31ST. FOR OUR CRUNCHES IN COSTUMES CLASS.