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Five Friday Faves [Cycle + Sweat Edition]

We are so excited for the grand opening of CycleBar at The Lakes in Thousand Oaks — so naturally, we decided to theme this #FFF for all things CYCLE.

1. CycleBar Thousand Oaks :: We are partnering with this new premiere cycle studio to offer our wonderful readers a FREE CLASS On Saturday, September 16 at 2pm!  To enter to snag a spot, head to our Instagram page, tag 2 friends, and we will announce winners on Wednesday 🙂  BONUS:  CycleBar will giving away 5 classes with a gift basket to one of the lucky attendees!  Sounds like the best day ever, right?!

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Get Inspired at Global Wellness Day {Four Seasons Westlake Village}

We have always admired Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village‘s commitment to health and wellness, and look forward to their Global Wellness Day events every. year.  

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This year, however, they have totally one-upped themselves.

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3 Must-Haves for a Killer Workout Class [& how StudioBPM has them all]

Let’s just make one thing clear: we are pretty picky when it comes to workout classes. Also, workout classes and memberships are NOT cheap.

So, in our opinion, you have every reason to be a bit pickier than normal — especially when it comes with a service you are paying for and ultimately, investing in.

Having spent almost two years as ClassPass members, we’ve spent a lot of time in various studios across LA and the 805 — and from those experiences, we’ve put some “must-haves” in place.

Last week, we got the chance to stop in to the new StudioBPM in Agoura Hills for a Cycle + Circuit Combo class …

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Everyday Battles: Safe + Effective Postpartum Strength Training [+ giveaway!]

During my pregnancy, I stayed very active — I was doing cycling, HIIT classes, Pilates, and barre classes up until the week before I delivered, determined to keep my body strong for the marathon of birth that was to come.

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In my search for pregnancy-safe exercises, I was inundated with Instagram pictures, emails, and advertisements touting postpartum fitness plans that guaranteed I would get my “pre-pregnancy …

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fitBallet + tank top giveaway! {Work It Wednesday}

ICYMI: Julie, founder of fitBallet and 805-native, brought her incredibly effective workout skillz all the way from NYC last year for a morning pop-up class at Studio Maesto in Santa Monica.  I probably should have planned a little better, because I definitely didn’t think I would sweat that much, and totally went to work looking like I had just run a marathon.

{psst… is this the first time you’re hearing about fitBallet? Check out our post  for the full 411 straight from the source, on Julie’s workout philosophy, career change, and dance background — or see this …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Summer is starting to wrap up — but, as any 805-native knows, that hardly means the end of amazing weather, warm days, backyard barbecues, and balmy evenings.  Cram in some more summer fun before pumpkin-flavored-EVERYTHING starts rolling out!

1. MadeWest Brewing Company :: joining the ranks of my faaavorite breweries in the 805, MadeWest is hot on the scene.  Grab a generous 4oz sample size of any beer for only $2 [seriously!] with most full-size beers coming in at $3 and $4.

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How To: Work it Out in the Snow

In honor of the winter-y, El Niño weather, we present to you a Winter Work-It Wednesday! #ilovealliteration

Tanisha and Hayley just got back from a family vacation to Big Sky, Montana, and Nicole spent this past weekend visiting the in-laws in Lake Tahoe! Guys, in case you didn’t know, snowboarding/skiing are a great workout.  But, there are more ways than that to get some exercise when you’re up in some snowy weather!  We thought it’d be fun to share how to make the most (physically) out of your days in the snow. Hey, even though you’re on vacation + having fun, it doesn’t mean you can’t work out, riiiight?? 😉

Follow these tips …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Who’s hungry?! Don’t forget that this week (and next) is dineLA’s Restaurant Week, and Santa Ynez’s Restaurant Week isn’t far behind!  We’ve highlighted some restaurants that are worth a visit (and in/close to the 805!) right HERE.

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2. Speaking of food, a friend of mine told me about the

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How to keep the pounds off this Holiday season {Work it Wednesday}

November starts the season of impending holiday binging on Turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie which then leads to Christmas parties full of cookies, wine, and even more pie.  Now don’t get us wrong, we love a good holiday party {have you seen the Schussel’s Fakesgiving party!?!}, but all these delicious treats leave us feeling a little…well bloated and guilty.  But never fear, we have a fun, effective, and calorie torching workout for you courtesy of 3 Elements Lifestyle gym in Thousand Oaks.

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