Tuesday, July 31, 2007

You guys rock!

Tori, this is so great! What a great way to keep in touch with out clogging eachothers in boxes! hi to all my fellow peeps from santa mo....xoxo jenny

Monday, July 30, 2007

Best Class Review Award

One day left to post your class reviews for the past two weeks. I will be selecting the best to put up on our Community Board on Wednesday!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Our Community Board Works!


Our Community Board Works!

I had an ex-dancer come in to the store the other day, and we got to talking. She was actually looking to take some classes in the Pasadena area. I took her to our dance page, and shared with her about the different studios that I know of in the area. I told her about Club Sportif and Spa, and Sylviane. I gave her a copy of her schedule over there. She came in the store last night, and raved about the classes she took over there. She even told Sylviane that we sent her there. Sylviane said she was very pleased.

She took the Armed and dangerous class and the Salsa class. I have included a link to her website. You must get over there and check her out. http://www.sylviane.com/home.html

I might try and take her 5:30 mat pilates class tonight. If anyone wants to join me, let me know!



Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mr. Tracy

Hi friends,

I am reading Focal Point and am being reminded of how much power I have to shape my life...listening to the c.d.'s and reading this book has really been a catalyst for me to dig deeper into my goals, my desires, my faith...all of the above.....

Hit the Ogre

Hooray! Now that I've figured out how to do this- I have a great story. But first off, WE MISS YOU CHAUNA!!! Seriously, girl. So here's my story: Last week Freda and I went to CATZ but we went to an evening class on Tuesday night. It was fun to see some new faces and the workout was just as great as always. The difference was at the end when Mike had us play a game of "Hit the Ogre." Basically, he set up a rectangle cage at one end of the field and he and one other person were inside. Everyone else had rubber balls to throw inside the cage. The "ogres" on the inside wanted to keep the balls outside the cage. It turned into a game of dodge ball and let me tell you, it was so hilarious and so much fun! I love being a kid! Then Freda and I became the ogres and had to stay in for 2 minutes- sounds short, but OH NO. By the end we were falling over laughing and could barely make it to the end. CATZ rocks!


Equinox Classes!

This Monday I went to B.U.R.N Cardio and Hard Core Cuts at Equinox both of which were 30 minutes long. I've been to a good number of times now and have loved every class. These two classes focused on using the bosu (spelling?)! For those of you unfamiliar with the bosu, it looks like an exercise ball that's been cut in half and has a hard surface on the bottom. So it is half a ball and you can step on it, lay on it and do all sorts of things on it.
During Hard Core Cuts, we used the bosu to do a LOT of ab work and oh MAN were my abs crying! We also used the medicine ball during these core exercises.
B.U.R.N used the bosu for more of a cardio stepping class. Instead of a step block, we used the bosu. It was a lot of marching, stepping, and jumping on the bosu (great for balance!). It really got my heart rate up and the only complaint I have is that my feet were cramping as I wasn't used to doing so much stepping and jumping, etc on an uneven surface like that.

I got a great work out and every class I've gone to at Equinox has been an amazing experience. The instructors are upbeat and definitely know what they're doing! Plus, it seems like everyone at equinox is wearing lululemon! YAY!

go to equinox!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Break Thru Fitness!

I am posetive I just spelled that name incorrectly but all of you know what Im talking about! Last thursday I went with Freda to breakthru and boy what a work out. We worked with Sonia who I absolutely loved, she is such an inspiration. Sonia is stoutt pilates certified and bikram certifed, she did a sort of martial arts (i cant remember which one) does personal training and plans on starting her yoga works certification soon. Now she sounds like super woman right? Well she shared with us that she was diagnosed with MS and was told that she would be in a wheel chair with in 10 years THAT WAS 12 YEARS AGO!!!! She chose posetive thinking... and continued to work out against her doctors orders and is the poster child for her doctors.

She is not only a kick your butt fitness instructor but she is a really awesome person. She shops in lulu often get to know her! Give her a hug for me.



ps I still dont have cable or internet but I am settling into my apartment quite nicely. Miss all of you so much.

Monday, July 16, 2007

More classes at 24 Hour Fitness

Hey all!

Where are all the class highlights? I know you are out there going to them. Let us know.

I went to 24 Tease again at the 24 Hr. Fitness in Pasadena. It's a fun 1/2 hr. class. I stayed afterwards and took the 24 Lift. A really nice strength building class. The same teacher Vicki teaches both. She's good. She has yet to make it into the store, but keeps saying she is going to try. She was given an R&D packet awhile ago. After that, I went over to The Athletic Garage and took Belly dancing. It's so much fun! I keep telling Kamala that you guys want to go, so lets go! She invited me to attend a Egyptian Belly Dancing workshop the next night. Wow, it is much harder than you would think!

On Friday morning, I took a step class at the the 24 hr. Fitness near me. The teacher was Sam, and it was very fast paced. If you like a step class with lots of challenging combinations, this was it. I stayed for her Cowboy Boogie, which was a blast! Ye Ha!

The Luna Tour event at the Rose Bowl was great! Freda and Rochelle joined Becky and I along with some others. We even had some people who were just passing by stay and take the classes. Jim was awesome as usual, and worked us hard. Everyone really seemed to enjoy it. Scott's class was equally fun, and we did a lot of partnering stuff which was new for me.

Get out there and keep spreading that Lulu Love!


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Reading Good to Great

Hey guys! I am finishing up Al Gore's latest book (after seeing An Inconvenient Truth...finally) this weekend and I'm going to start Good to Great. My by when is August 10th!
For those of you who read it....what are your highlights? I'd love to know!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Belly Dancing Class

The Athletic Garage offers a Belly Dancing class on Wednesday evenings from 8-9.

It is a fun class, yet a little challenging. It's taught by Kamala, who is a professional Belly dancer. Here is the link to her website. http://www.kamaladance.com/index.shtml

The class has a warm up stretch, basic isolation moves, and then she teaches a short dance at the end. Every time I have gone, there has been at least one person there that is new, so beginners are welcome.

The class will bring out the Goddess in you! Coin skirts are optional, but add some fun. If not, bring a scarf or something to tie around your waist.

We do not have an account there yet, so plan to bring cash and turn your receipt in. The class costs $13.

If Belly dancing is not your thing, they offer a variety of fun classes. I have tried the Hip Hop and the Dirty Funkin Dancing. Both very fun, but not easy to pick up the steps. I wouldn't recommend those two classes if you've never taken dance before. They have other options instead.

I will keep you posted!


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hey Lulus,

Here's your big chance to share your class experiences with the rest of us.

Bi-monthly, I will be selecting the best of the best to post on our Community Board. I will be posting it on the 16Th and the 1st of each month for the previous two weeks of activities.

Start posting your experiences now, and I will choose and post the best one on the 16Th of July. Then on the 1st of August, I will post from those entered from the 16Th until the end of the month.

I know I enjoy sharing my experiences, as well as reading others. I hope you find it a fun way to share and encourage each other to try new classes.

We would also like for you to use this blog to share some highlights from our Library books that you have already read, or are currently reading.

Happy blogging,