Heated Vinyasa Yoga at Equinox Chestnut Hill

This post is part of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to try every group fitness class offered at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill. See the full list of reviews here. Progress: 49 Classes Down, 1 remaining (Cardio Kick) Heated yoga while the snow gently falls outside? Yes, please. Equinox added two new classes in December so far and they’ve both been yoga classes. Yessss. I like yoga. There are no jumping jacks in yoga. Maybe this […]

Slow Flow Yoga with Lauren Star

This post is part of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to try every group fitness class offered at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill. See the full list of reviews here. Progress: 48 Classes Down, 2 remaining (Heated Vinyasa Yoga and Cardio Kick) I had such a lovely morning you guys. To get to class on time, I had to ask Greg to get the kids ready and to school. And on a walk to […]

“What If” – Brainstorming Rules For Myself That Would Improve My Day

I would like to open this (you’ll see why) by saying that I know what’s for dinner. Yellow rice & black beans with broccoli and stuffed sweet potato with balsamic date glaze. BECAUSE – I just got my copy of The How Not to Die Cookbook in the mail, which made meal planning extra exciting. So. That’s settled. Now I’d like to do a little brainstorming. A few years ago, I saw Abby Glassenberg speak […]

Can you build your stress muscle?

Have stress in your life? I highly recommend reading the recent New York Times article How to Be Better at Stress. There were two key takeaways from the article: How negatively you perceive your stress has more impact on your health than the amount of stress you have. Practicing stress by putting yourself in challenging but enjoyable situations outside your comfort zone can actually change your biological response to stress.   This is great news for […]

Equinox Class Review: Ashtanga Style Vinyasa Yoga

This post is part of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to try every group fitness class offered at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill. See the full list of reviews here. Progress: 47 Classes Down, 2 remaining (Slow Flow Yoga and Cardio Kick) Today’s class was a gift to me, from me. I had a long, tedious, and very important task to complete this weekend if I was going to be able to go to […]