Posts for Tag : Hollywood

Yoga Studio Review: Agni Yoga in Hollywood, CA  0

I love living in Los Angeles. It’s an amazing city and very conducive to living a healthy lifestyle. We have the best urban gym at our front door, and the weather allows us to exercise and play outside year round.

We also have great yoga studios in LA with yoga being part of the culture. There are many options to choose from, and I love supporting the smaller local studios. I recently found a new one…and love it. It’s called Agni Yoga, and is in Hollywood. I have been practicing with the owner, Ashley Cummings, for a few years and am really enjoying her class. Now that she has her own studio nearby, I get to practice with her more often.

The studio is filled with incredible energy and lots of positive messages: including a variety of Buddhas, Ganeshe…and friends. Her class is strong and has just enough of a spiritual element to take you deeper into your yoga journey, allowing you to transform along the way . She plays good music, too (and I am picky when it comes to the right music being played in a yoga class!). According to Ashely, “Agni Yoga is a spiritual center for transformational fire and love. The heat and fire is to burn away aspects, ideas and conditions that are no longer serving us.

The word Agni is a sanskrit word related to fire and heat, but with a spiritual connotation. To ignite your Agni, is to ignite your spiritual fire, and to be alive spiritually is to be open to the ultimate truth of pure love, pure consciousness and perfect present moment awareness.”

My favorite part is during shivasana when she plays the singing bowls. This is incredibly powerful and allows you to go deep in your meditation. The vibration of the singing bowls has a healing power, and helps realign your chakras. They recently had a sound bath restorative yoga class on a Friday evening that was spectacular. Included: were a serious of gongs, singing bowls, ocean drums, rain sticks and chimes, all synchronized…while we did restorative yoga poses. It was pure bliss. Definitely, check out her studio and class…..it’s so worth it!

 

CLICK HERE to check out Agni Yoga now!

 

Enrique Iglesias Featured In LA Yoga Magazine  0

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FIRST TIME I met Enrique Iglesias. His manager, Fernando, introduced us when I was working for The Firm, one of the most powerful management agencies in Hollywood. Enrique’s good looks and charm took my breath away when he immediately turned around and hugged me. He was one of our clients and we were about to release his new album. I was excited to be on the management team helping to oversee his US radio campaign. The time I spent working with Enrique was some of the most fun of my career so far. Together, Fernando and Enrique were beyond hilarious and they were the biggest pranksters I’ve ever met. I spent several overnight plane flights with them, sleeping with one eye open with my cell phone under lock and key. You can never be too careful when they are around! I have some classic stories about working with him and still find myself laughing at the memories.

Enrique is a global superstar, having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. He is a multi-platinum selling artist in almost every country. In the U.S., he has a total of 69 #1 songs including 24 #1 singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart and 11 #1 singles on the Dance Club Chart. This rating beat out Michael Jackson for the most #1 singles on the Dance chart in Billboard history. His new album will be available in March and his new hit single “Heart Attack” is currently climbing the radio charts and available on iTunes.

Enrique lives an active lifestyle and loves playing sports, surfing, and swimming in the ocean (he conveniently has a house in Miami). He told me, “I actually don’t have a specific routine. I mostly do push-ups and bench presses when I am at home. When I am on the road, I go to the gym to exercise. My shows are very active and provide a lot of cardio exercise.” Enrique adds, “The main thing I believe in is eating healthy and playing sports to be active. Do something you enjoy, even a swim in the ocean.” I know his favorite food is spaghetti with bolognese sauce. It’s filling and packed with nutrients, especially in the following vegetarian version.

 

CLICK HERE for the full story in LA Yoga Magazine! 

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Superstar Miguel Shares His Health Secrets  0

Some people are just made to be superstars!!  I first met Miguel when he was a teenager and I knew then he was one of “those” people!  At the time, I was working for one of Hollywood’s most powerful management companies, THE FIRM.  I brought Miguel into our Beverly Hills office for a meeting as a potential client. He blew everyone away when he jumped onto the conference room table during his performance. It literally left them speechless.

Fast forward several years and he is on the brink of super stardom with his gorgeous hit single “Adorn.” In addition, he has several R&B chart toppers, a stunning Grammy performance with Wiz Khalifa (Kelly Clarkson sang his praises) and NOW his feature on the new Mariah Carey single “#Beautiful.”

The best part is, since I work with Mariah at Island Def Jam, I also get to work his song.  The LA Times is calling it the SONG OF THE SUMMER and it is flying up the charts.  I spent some time with Miguel at Wango Tango…while grabbing the camera so I could share his healthy secrets with you.  Here is what we discussed in our Rockstar Health & Fitness Extra video:

Read more: http://www.kiisfm.com/pages/healthandfitness.html?page=3#ixzz2da2KroWN

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Horseback Riding Core Benefits  0

We hope you learned some interesting information about CrossFit in the first episode of our Season 2, Skee TV, Rockstar Health & Fitness.  I’ve been enjoying Greg’s breakfast recipe and look forward to trying, Fortified Nutrition Perfect Blocks.
Next week, in our episode with Icelandic superstars, The Charlies, you will learn some great core exercises and a fun popcorn recipe.
This past weekend, during my adventure to Ojai, I discovered another great workout for your core. To celebrate a friend’s birthday weekend getaway, KIIS-FM APD/MD Julie Pilat, put together a, Pay It Forward, scavenger hunt. We divided into teams and traveled around Ojai doing fun things which included a few good deeds. At one point, I found myself horseback riding which proved to be a great core workout in itself! The list of benefits is incredibly long.
They include:
  • Improves cardio function
  • Improves respiration and circulation
  • Strengths muscles, esp., core, postural & pelvic, hamstrings, inner thigh and quadriceps
  • Lowers stress
  • Provides opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and fresh air
  • Facilitates learning about a magnificent animal
  • Develops trust

 

Get outside, witness nature, enjoy a beautiful animal, and get some exercise!!  These hints add up to a great combination of ways to provide better health for your body and peace to the soul.  Horseback riding has been a favorite Hollywood past time throughout history.
Equestrian celebrities include: Leona Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Madonna, Demi Lovato, Kristen Stewart, Angelina Jolie and trainer, Jillian Michaels.  Here in LA we have access to a great place up Beachwood Canyon where you can ride all around the Hollywood hills.
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