Mind Body Soul
February, 2020 - Issue #185

A Loving Push of the "Reset" Button for your Body
Here's a dose of truth: We can't truly spread the love on Valentine's Day to others if we don't love ourselves first.

How to get started on the quest to self care? Belovedly referred to at the Inside SCV Magazine office as, "The Trifecta," the combination of a Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage massage and colonic is the loving reset your body needs after a busy holiday season.

First, start with a gentle, nurturing Swedish massage. Long, soothing strokes will encourage your body to release tension and your mind to quietly calm. Next, specialist John Rowinski will treat your system to an internally-cleansing Lymphatic Drainage massage. This caring, gently detoxing treatment cleanses every cell in your body by assisting your lymphatic system to sweep away toxins, allergens, superfluous fluids, unwanted bacteria and viruses. You'll feel relaxed and refreshed from head to toe. Lastly, finish with a warm, relaxing flush of your colon - a gift to your digestive tract that helps your body rid itself of waste that encourages discomfort and inflammation.
Book one treatment - or all three - to start the year feeling more focused, present and healthy.
Optimum Health 255-7772

Get Sweaty in the New Year
With the Urban Sweat experience at The Sweat Shack in Old Town Newhall, guests will enjoy a gentle heat at a lower temperature; this direct heat is most beneficial for those desiring a detoxing effect. The heat is invisible and penetrates the skin several inches beneath the surface - increasing your core body temperature.

Their Urban Sweat Cabins are crafted in Finland with Nordic Spruce, offering a clean and hygienic environment free of harsh chemicals, toxic glues or sealants. Relax while soothing music is played through a non-invasive sound system, inspiring you to use this time for meditation and to escape the stresses of life. Color Light Therapy (CLT), also known as chromotherapy, is provided in a range of therapeutic color options and paired with holistic aromatherapy scents to enhance the overall experience.
Ready to give it a try? Celebrate "Sweat with your Sweetie" on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14, and your love will sweat for free in the same sauna when you purchase a sweat experience.
The Sweat Shack 678-0880

What's your 2020 Vision for a Better Life?
When you get down to it, we all tend to want the same things - albeit in a variety of forms: health, happiness and success.
From the outside looking in, it seems like some people just have an easier time of obtaining all three - while many of us struggle. What gives? Are some folks just more inclined to "have it all?"
Actually - yes, says Results Fitness Co-owner, international speaker and best-selling author Rachel Cosgrove. "Mindset isn't everything - it probably won't stop you from being hit by a bus - but when something's in your control to go well if you have the focus and plan to make it so, mindset is the difference between intentional success and everything else," says the trainer of trainers.

That's the premise of Results Fitness's new challenge, kicking off early February. "The 20/20 Vision Fitness Challenge is different than other challenges," says Cosgrove. "We don't just train on building muscle, increasing endurance, eating right, burning calories - we also train your brain so that success is inevitable and that you feel it - in the gym, in the way your clothes fit, in how confident you are in everyday movements, in how you all of a sudden have it in you to change the way you 'do' life for the better."

The challenge - only $97 for members and $197 for nonmembers when you take advantage of early-bird pricing - includes weekly targeted fitness classes, weekly Edu-Fit training that will change the way you set and achieve goals, trainer accountability, a meal plan with shopping lists, team support, prizes and more. "We've made this challenge fun, highly effective and incredibly affordable because we are deeply committed to helping anyone who is ready to make a change recognize that they have it in them to 'have it all!' Yes, you're going to lose fat and get strong, yes you're going to be able to do more of the things you want to do, yes your confidence is going to skyrocket - and yes, you can do this!" says Cosgrove. All challenge participants have the chance to win a top-shelf annual membership to Results Fitness, making this an incredible opportunity!
Call today to take advantage of early-bird pricing. Results Fitness 799-7900

Why Pilates is More than a "Workout"
Whom better to learn about Pilates than by the innovator himself? Explains Joseph Pilates:

Pilates is more than just a workout. Any person who's been doing it for at least a couple of months knows that Pilates doesn't only sculpt your body but it also clears your mind and gives you energy and inner serenity. But what is so special about Pilates?

Since I started Pilates, I've seen changes in my body and mind as well as observed the same transformations in my clients. Most people come to a Pilates class to get a flat tummy, ease joint pains and discomforts, rehabilitate after a surgery or improve their athletic performance. And Pilates can do all of that!
But the most amazing part happens when students start seeing changes not only in their bodies but also in their minds, in their emotions and in their lives altogether. I'm partial, of course, but Pilates is a true miracle tool.

Our world is full of distractions, stresses and chaos. Each one of us is looking for a personal state of peace and tranquility that would help us make sense of everything that is going on in our lives. When searching for that inner balance we usually consider popular self-improvement techniques like meditation, simplifying, affirmations etc. but we rarely consider any form of exercise as a viable tool to help us balance our lives.

Pilates is all about good posture and proper body alignment. Of course, good posture is important for your health, but you will also gain the confidence benefit from it.

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.

If you didn't have enough reasons to try Pilates or to fit another class into your schedule, then hopefully you do now! Let your body and mind enjoy all that Pilates has to offer.
Pilates Pros 295-0700

Cryotherapy can Change your Life
Think it's just a "trend" to chill out at super-low negative temps? No way! Cryotherapy is here to stay - because it's changing lives for the better. Here's just one SCV testimonial:

"I am 62 years old. I had been suffering with lower back pain and stiffness for months due to arthritis in my lower back. I had developed sciatica symptoms of pain and numbness radiating down my left leg. I was taking painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed by my doctor and felt very lethargic from the medications. I had an upset stomach from the drugs and was still having difficulty getting out of a chair. My wife drove me to Mend Cryotherapy and I limped in and sat down in the lobby. With difficulty, I stood up and had my first cryotherapy session. The two and a half minutes went quickly and painlessly in the cryo sauna. I sat down and relaxed for 10 minutes and allowed the cryotherapy to take effect. The owner said to me, 'I saw you limp in and have trouble getting out of the chair you're sitting in 10 minutes ago; try standing now and tell me how you're doing.' I stood up cautiously. 'Wow, that's amazing!' I exclaimed. My sciatica symptoms and numbness radiating down my left leg were gone and I felt great. I have continued cryotherapy for the past several months about twice a week. I have not had any pain or numbness in my legs and my painful/stiff back is dramatically improved. I am 100 percent off my prescribed painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. I can get out of a chair effortlessly. I am back to working out in the gym, doing yoga a couple of days a week, and I bicycle 100 miles a week. I don't even think of the sore back anymore, but I am continuing cryotherapy treatments twice a week to stay this way."
Mend Cryotherapy 294-7898

3 Classes to Try this Month

Motivate has upped the intensity in this quick, effective, lunch-break class.If you want to lengthen, tone muscle and torch body fat, you've found the right workout - Motivate offers the Lagree Fitness Method developed by fitness visionary Sebastien Lagree. Loved by celebs, sworn by SCV fitness gurus!
Available at Motivate. 713-8099

Signature Mixed Level Flow Vinyasa Class
Release stress, work on your inner and outer strength and increase flexibility and mobility - all through mindful movement, attention to breath and a healthy dose of yoga philosophy.
Available at Rising Lotus Yoga. 200-7293

Barre Soul
Get total-body toning and flexibility in this barre-inspired class that ends with an amazing yoga flow. Strengthen your core, lengthen your muscles, center your mind and lift your spirits!
Available at Drenched. 713-2601
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