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Friday’s Top 10 List #TGIF

Friday’s Top 10 List of things to check out, read up on, or cook!

1. 5 Ways to Eat Healthier via Elephant Journal – 1. Learn to Cook, 2. Shop More, Buy Less…find out the rest here!!

2. Photo of the Day, Week, Month, … hell, Year!!! Photo of the Day

3. Recipe to Try! Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Garlic Aoili via Anna Costa Food blog

4. Must watch video of the week. It’s not Fitness, It’s Life. #Stunning

5. Zucchini Chip recipe! YUM!!!

6. Newest eco conscious home decor item to add to your humble abode, Green Terrariums! Check out on the Wit & Whistle on how to make your own!

7. Best way to kill time. Follow us on Pinterest!!!

8. Must purchase work out top! Try out Oakley Women’s Line the Extend Top & enjoy its antibacterial, moisture wicking, & quick dry fabric! Product tested in SUP, Running, & Yoga conditions!

Oakley Women's Extend Top

9. Recommended Reads: The Alchemist, Steve Jobs, Light On Yoga. Best way to spend a rainy day or in San Francisco’s case a whole week!.. reading a book with a cup of Black Tea-remember it helps fight off colds!

10. Enter the Perform Beautifully Contest to become the next Oakley Women Ambassador!!!!

Have a happy healthy weekend!!!

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words: Images to Stay Motivated


Visual reminders are important for staying positive & motivated. Print out one of the below images & post it where you will see it most often. We promise there will be a huge change in your attitude & energy towards pushing yourself to new heights this year. Be sure to put it in a place you will see it often, we suggest inside your bathroom cabinet or right by your light switch on the way out the door!

Bring. It. On. Life.

Life of an Athlete

Be Inspired by Greatness.

Don't waste time making excuses. Just run.

Aim high for your goals. It'll be worth it!

Create Yourself.

Run because you can.

4 iPhone Apps Yoga Athletes Must Download

We all have different tricks of the trade to keep on track when balancing our active lifestyles and what better way than to keep & log everything onto the one device you most likely carry at all times… your phone! Sadly this post applies to iPhone users (sorry Droid :-/), but Google search says that nearly 2 billion people own iPhones now. Totally kidding, we just made that up.. but I bet there’s a good chunk of you out there.

Here are the CYS team’s top picks for maintaining your active lifestyle & utilizing your phone to its fitness potential!

Nike+

Yes, there are plenty of apps out there that help you keep a running log, but free apps make your life, sweatfests, and wallet much more harmonious. Regardless, we here at CA Yoga Sport are very impressed with what Nike+ has to offer… C’mon all the cool kids are doing it.

For starters, Nike+ has the expected features of recording pace, time, & distance for indoor & outdoor runs. It tracks your pace at each mile marker, maps your run, & feeds stats back to you at your requested increments during the run (i.e. every mile or every 5 minutes). It also offers options to challenge yourself to run longer, farther, or faster than your previous runs & beat your personal records! Power songs also available to push you through that last mile or minute! How’s that for self-motivation?!

What’s even more awesome, if you aren’t already convinced, is that you can challenge your friends & upload your results to Nike+.com or other social platforms, like Facebook or Twitter. They seemed to have read our minds for what any runner would need to keep motivated during and after a run! CA Yoga Sport suggests uploading your runs & getting friends involved in the App to keep yourself accountable & continue to challenge yourself to push the limits of your fitness goals!

Mind Body

Find Yoga – anywhere you happen to be.

Yoga Mind Body & Group Fitness Mind Body are incredibly useful apps for those yogis and athletes on the go. We can relate to unpredictable schedules & work out routines (early birds or late night gym rats) so we like to stay on track by making sure we hit the mat wherever life may take us… literally. These two Mind Body Apps are designed to locate classes available in real time that are nearest you (set it at 5 miles or 10+ miles from your current location). This way if you feel stretched for time to make it all the way home for your regular 5:30pm Pilates class you can find several studios near your current location that have classes available. No more hassle of fishing through multiple studio websites to find out when & where a Hot Flow Yoga or Cardio Blast class is taking place. Just open up Mind Body & you’re there!

LiveStrong

Livestrong is one of many iPhone Calorie Tracker apps that you can find online these days. This basic & simple calorie tracker helps log & keep you on track for any dietary goals. Record what and when you eat along with tracking any physical activity for the day. Keeping a daily food log is helpful for anyone looking to improve their eating habits or those trying to stay on track for any muscle building, weight loss, or fitness goals. Try this app out and guaranteed you will feel a greater sense of self awareness of what you are putting into your body and how this is effecting that day or week’s work out. Remember that Diana our Health Coach is on hand for any dietary advice or counseling to reach your athletic and health goals!

***Bonus Suggestion from our fellow Oakley Ambassador DeAnn Teixeira with Kamp Fitness

GainFitness_ App

What if you could fit a personal trainer in your pocket?!

Well funny you ask because that is essentially what GainFitness_ is all about. It allows you to carry tailored personal training sessions wherever you go. How cool is that?! It allows you to personalize your workouts that will fit your goals, needs, & time frame. First input all of your measurements to get your profile started along with your fitness goals – Health & Longevity, Fat Loss, Muscle, etc.. Then to get started on an individual work out for the day you just simply type in the time you have to work out (i.e. 30 minutes, 1 hour), what type of work out you are looking for (i.e. full body, upper body) or use the option of selecting a fat burning work out or a full body blaster regimen, and let the app do the rest. It shows you warm up exercises and guides you through the personal training session with demonstrations, photos, and detailed intervals, sets, and reps that are instantly mapped out for you. Imagine if your personal trainer only cost you $2.99… well now it does!

 

Let us know if you have any personal favorite apps that you’ve found effective & useful to keep your active lifestyle on track! We here at CA Yoga Sport would love to hear about it!

Putting the yoga mat to the side for the moment…

Although we spend our days outside adventuring the city we call home, we think it’s time to share with the world our favorite workouts, eating plans and fun activities.

So, thank you for having us in the cyber world of your athletic lifestyles and we hope you can find a way to workout with us inside or outside.

And, by the way..did you know that you get more tips through Twitter and Facebook?  Like us at facebook.com/californiayogasport and follow us @cayogasport.  Make sure you do us a favor and share our information with your friends, co-workers and workout partners.  Karma?!

Lets get ready to sweat!