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Dudes and Yoga

Melissa was recently asked about men and what particular challenges they face in a yoga class.  Here’s some of what she said: Men are often used to moving—in society and in their bodies—in a way that requires force, strength and extreme muscular effort. It’s been my experience that I have to tell men all the time to stop trying so hard. Yoga is not to be practiced by pushing and muscling through the poses! No, seriously. Men tend to fall asleep in savasana in my classes more than women. Like, full-on snoring. This is probably the “most difficult” asana in general. Most people who lie Read more…

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Zeel.com: Memorial Day Weekend Recovery

No judgement.  We’ve all over-indulged on a long weekend.  But no worries, the Daily Zeel is giving you tips on how to get back on the workout wagon.  If you don’t know what the Daily Zeel is you need to start reading it NOW!  Zeel.com connects you to some of the best fitness and health professionals in your area (ahem, like us).  Well, to help their loyal readers recover from the long weekend of over eating and under moving they have a put together a plan. They’ve turned to several health and fitness gurus for advice and one of them Read more…

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Women, Eat More Fat!

Zeel.com tweeted about a new book called Why Women Need Fat.  The book is written by two male doctors and  uses the science of evolutionary biology to collect and present data that states a clear case of healthy women eating saturated fat.  Saturated fat?! Gasp!  Yes it’s true.  This is not the first we’ve heard of scientific evidence pointing to the consumption of fats, including saturated ones, as part of a healthy diet that actually promotes keeping a healthy weight. We recently wrote a post discussing exactly a subject covered in the new book: fake health foods.  Many of the Read more…

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Kim’s Class for Athleta and Zeel

As you know we taught classes for a Zeel and Athleta store-opening event.  Hopefully, you made it to Kim’s class on Saturday, despite the snow.  Here’s the glowing-review Zeel gave the class as well as helping us announce SMARTer Yoga to the world: On the last day of Zeel Week at Athleta, the weather turned unaccountably stormy. (Really, snow in October?) Yet dedicated yogis made their way to Athleta’s UWS store to enjoy a yoga session with Zeel Expert yoga instructor Kim-Lien Kendall. And did we ever. Behind Kim’s innocent demeanor lies the mind of a hardcore yoga taskmaster. Kim took Read more…

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Didn’t Make It to My Free Class? Here’s What You Missed.

As we mentioned before, Kim and I were participating in Zeel’s week of free classes to celebrate an Athleta store opening.  Didn’t make it to mine…MISTAKE! Here’s the awesomeness described in the Daily Zeel blog and when you’re done reading sign up for Kim’s class on Saturday! Weather yesterday morning: icky and rainy. Mood inside Athleta: cheerful. On Thursday morning, energetic yoga expert Melissa Gutierrez took a class full of eager students through their poses. As a newbie yogi currently suffering from super-tight calves and an inflamed supraspinatus (that is, a busted shoulder), I was somewhat nervous about the class. Luckily, Read more…

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Awesome Free Fitness Classes

Zeel.com is celebrating a week-long free fitness event along with Athleta. Here are the details from Zeel’s page.  Both Kim and I are teaching yoga classes at this event.  I will be teaching Thursday the 27th @ 8:30 am and Kim will be teaching Sunday the 29th @ 8:30 am.  These spots will fill up fast, so sign up now! Who: You! And your friends. And your friend’s friends. What: Yoga, Pilates, core-busting conditioning classes and nutrition consultations in honor of Zeel Week at Athleta. Where: Athleta, Upper West Side location (216 Columbus Ave. between 69th & 70th St.) When: Monday October 24th through Saturday October 29th. Most classes Read more…

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