August is winding down – so spend as much time outdoors as you can!
It’s National Fried Chicken Day! Dine for a good cause, listen to the music of Tim Burton, or catch a flick outside.
Why can’t you be healthy working out and partying at the same time? Oh yeah, YOU CAN! Velvet ropes, LIVE DJ, Barry’s Bootcamp GOGO Dancers, non alcoholic antioxidant shots and a Disco Ball are all apart of this unique workout!
On the actual class:
Three switch-offs between treadmill and floor – we didn’t lose much time on the transitions because the floor sections used minimal equipment.
Lots of lunging and tons of multi-tasking exercises. Some up-and-down step work.
We did a few partner exercises – which were super fun and set a great tone for the class. On the treadmills, we took turns sprinting with our neighbor – the resting partner cheered for the sprinting partner. On the floor, we pushed our partner’s legs to the ground repeatedly for an old-school abs sesh.
Joey, Alicia, Noah, and some other guy dressed in silly 80s workout garb
Shots – mid class they brought in a tray of acai antioxidant shots. They were yummy and I forgot water, so any cold liquid was a blessing.
First Lady invites military families for health and wellness event on the South Lawn of The White House.
The W Hotel in Westwood is the perfect hideaway for a Los Angeles vacationer. Hidden in a residential neighborhood, you can forget about the hustle and bustle of foot traffic, but are minutes away by car. This perfectly situated hotel has everything you could every want: from an amazing spa to beautiful rooms, a perfect place to grab a cocktail and an even better place to sweat it all off.
With great rooms and even better service, the W Hotel is home to Bliss Spa, one of the most prestigious and well known spas in LA. Over-the-top treatments and indulgences are waiting behind the blue signage and it’s a perfect perk for the hotel guest.
Along with a great spa, the W Hotel features an amazing pool area called “WET” and fitness facility titled “SWEAT.” Both “WET” and “SWEAT” are two reasons people choose the W, from the newly redesigned heated pool to a state-of-the-art workout room that any gym enthusiast could dream of.
The W Hotel also features some great dining experiences, from NineThirty, a great place to experience American cuisine, to The Backyard, located poolside and also recently redesigned.
If all of this sounds intriguing and you are ready to make plans, make sure to check the website before you do. The Starwood Hotels are always offering amazing deals and packages to make sure your stay is as perfect as what the hotel can offer you.
Dallas might not be known as the most scenic of cities, but the Katy Trail defies that stigma and brings nature, fitness and skyscrapers together in a beautiful way. Stretching from downtown to the SMU area in the Park Cities, the trail provides a path for joggers, walkers, skateboarders, bikers, rollerbladers, dog-walkers and baby strollers to move smoothly through the Dallas landscape.
The most recent addition, Snyder’s Union, overlooks the Trail at Carlisle Place close to Lemmon Avenue. It features a circular granite seating area covered by a dramatic trellis to reveal a beautiful view of Lee Park. If you take the trail north toward Park Cities, stop off on Knox Henderson at the Highland Park Pharmacy for a Vanilla Coke, Limeade, or several other old fashioned sodas to quench your thirst. 5K’s and walk-a-thons are not uncommon, so keep an eye out for opportunities to experience the nature on Katy in a variety of ways.
Hotel Palomar is everything you would expect from a swanky Dallas hotel: upscale and contemporary decor, a wine hour for guests in the early evening and a nationally recognized restaurant (Central 214) to enjoy a delicious meal. What you might not expect is that the Palomar is pet friendly, with no size restrictions or pet deposit needed. Animal lovers who live in town, or visitors passing through, can enjoy all the upscale hotel amenities with the added benefit of bringing along their four-legged friends.
Other complimentary perks at Palomar include your choice of morning newspaper and overnight shoeshine, Nintendo on all televisions, L’Occitane bath amenities and iHome docking stations so you can listen to your favorite tunes. You won’t want to miss the fitness center and heated outdoor infinity pool. If you need a little extra motivation, the Exhale Spa will be glad to send over a personal trainer or nutritionist for an extra fee.
No bones about it, Hotel Palomar will have both you and man’s best friend living in the lap of luxury.
Guaranteed the Best service in the Windy City, this hotel is truly first rate. Marvel at the stunning view of downtown Chicago from one of the 150 guestrooms equipped with free high-speed internet access and a beautiful contemporary bath design. Bored? Swim a lap at the full-size indoor pool or pump some iron at the Nautilus Weight station at the fitness center. You’ll instantly feel right at home.