Clean Momma: Encino resident teaches how to get lean while you clean

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BY MELISSA CHUA Living in Southern California amongst the glam of Hollywood, there is pressure to stay fit and maintain a healthy physique. More than that, a healthy lifestyle is essential to living a longer and happier life. But that’s not always … [Read more...]

Black Dog Yoga brings in new cardio based yoga and dance at The Dog Pound

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Black Dog Yoga studio.

BY MELISSA CHUA Black Dog Yoga has become a Mecca for all yoga lovers near and far, since they opened their doors in 2002 in Sherman Oaks. “We have an amazing community of students who are serious about our yoga, (and) incredible (and) talented … [Read more...]

Team CrossFit: Fitness, Self-Defense and Nutrition for Everyone

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Krav Maga in action.

BY SARAH K. TOHL It’s the beginning of a new year, and the perfect time to follow through with those resolutions to lose weight or tone up. Luckily, for valley residents, Team CrossFit is just the place to make this possible. Located in Woodland … [Read more...]

Turning to Encino’s Salt Chalet for aiding skin, sinus and respiratory ailments the natural way

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Nine tons of salt.

BY KAREN YOUNG It's widely known that eating too much salt can be bad for you. But how about breathing it? For Woodlands Hills resident Mike Blumenfeld, 28, who suffers from psoriasis, salt is giving him hope. That is, nine tons of salt imported … [Read more...]

Kick it up like a dancing star at new Boxers and Ballerinas workshop

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BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF Boxers and Ballerinas, a dance and fitness studio in Studio City, and one of the very first “finds” chosen by My Daily Find, is debuting “Think & Dance Like a Star” — a new six week dance workshop for boys and … [Read more...]

Pole Dancing, Meditation, Movement and Pilates for the Every Woman

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BY KAREN PACKER Five years ago Katie Marie was helping her boyfriend find car racing sponsorships when she unexpectedly found herself in a strip club. Confronted with all her inhibitions and biases about the dance form and its participants, she … [Read more...]

Free seminar this Sunday with Dr. Phil’s fitness/nutrition guru Robert Reames at The Studio Loft

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BY KAREN YOUNG Dr. Phil’s fitness and nutritional guru is in the 818 and he’s hanging his shingle at North Hollywood’s The Studio Loft four days a week with his Permanent Weight Loss program. Robert Reames is the man whom Dr. Phil McGraw and … [Read more...]

The Alexander Technique: Alternative relief for back pain and stress

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BY JACKIE HOUCHIN When I heard that the “Alexander Technique” could help people with back pain, I was eager to learn more.  Due to an injury earlier this year, I suffer from chronic low back pain (sciatica) that is sometimes quite intense. … [Read more...]

Encino dancer kicks it up Zumba-style at Pilate Sports Center

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BY JUDITH A. PROFFER She busted our her best “Thriller” moves alongside Jennifer Garner in “Thirteen Going On Thirty” and was a hoofer on “Cedric the Entertainer Presents.”  When she’s not dancing with the likes of Carmen Electra on … [Read more...]

Level the playing field with The Battlezone at RPM Fitness

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BY SUSAN BOGNER Music thumping, bodies pumping — screaming, yelling, breathing, sweating, grunting, laughing, singing.  You have entered The Battlezone  at RPM Fitness Studio. Exclusive to RPM, this well-rounded physically and mentally … [Read more...]