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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Archive for the ‘Yoga’ Category

Fit Method gym in Gilbert promotes family fitness, offers meditation

Perched on a barstool at Starbucks, Gilbert gym owner Felicia Romero sips her whipped-cream-topped grande caramel latte with a smile and an ease most health-conscious people wouldn’t display while consuming so many calories. “That number on the scale doesn’t define you by any means,” says Romero, describing why she started her own workout routine and […]

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Modern Milk: breastfeeding support and “hip” hangout for moms

As a hospital labor and delivery nurse, Stephanie Nguyen observed all types of pregnancies and births. She enjoyed coaching new moms, offering breastfeeding tips and soothing cranky infants. But she started feeling like there was something missing during the transition from birth to bringing home a bundle of joy. She wanted to bridge the gap […]

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Teen yoga classes offer serenity and stress relief

On a sweltering summer afternoon, several teens came together to practice yoga at Gainey Village Health Club & Spa in Scottsdale. An air of excitement and laughter permeated the room as they placed their mats in a circle on the wood floor. A wall of windows imbued the space with soothing, natural light. Seated cross-legged, […]

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Prenatal yoga

I took my first prenatal yoga class (and my first yoga class) with Mary Bruce, a certified yoga instructor in Phoenix since 1997. Bruce had a strong but calm presence that was perfect for apprehensive mothers-to-be. She led us gracefully through the “bound angle” and “garland” poses to open our hips. We learned the cat/cow […]

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Mesa Aquatics Club hosts elite swim event…and more sports news

Mesa Aquatics Club will host one of the premier swim events in the world next weekend at Skyline Aquatic Center. The Arena Grand Prix is a televised event and part of an eight-race series organized by USA Swimming. It brings top swimmers from around the U.S. to race in preparation for upcoming National and World […]

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Promoting active little minds and bodies

Desert Ridge mom Stephanie Perlman-Garcia channels the energy she once used recruiting game show contestants through onstage events into creatively engaging children in her Kaya Kidz classes. What is Kaya Kidz? It’s a mobile yoga and fitness fun class that keeps little minds and bodies active. I use yoga and fitness combined with music and interactive […]

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