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Pilates Reformer Is Good to the Core. Why I’m So Addicted.

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Lately I’ve received many kind compliments, and people keep telling me that I’m ‘shrinking’ before their eyes. Everyone asks: ‘What are you doing?’ “Pilates Reformer,” I say. It tightens, tones and teaches you a lot about your body. I’ve been doing Pilates at Renaissance ClubSport, and I can see myself doing it for the next ten years. “Once you’re in it, you’re totally drinking the Pilates Kool-Aid.”—me,…

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Do you want to help protect California’s coast? We took to the sky to get the story.

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{Featured story for OC Mom Magazine} We all love to walk the beautiful beaches of dreamy OC, but are our heads in the sand when it comes to nature’s impact and man’s ingenuity? We wondered ourselves, so we soared high above for a firsthand look. OC Mom Magazine joined Orange County Coastkeeper, the environmental nonprofit organization, to get a bird’s-eye view of…

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Think You Know Pilates Reformer? Think Again. Q & A with Renaissance ClubSport.

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{Published story from my column at OC Mom Magazine: “Listen to Your Body, Be Fit & Fabulous”} Springs, carriages, ropes—say what? I recently stumbled upon Pilates Reformer at Renaissance ClubSport, and I’ve found the form of fitness fascinating. The mechanics are unusual, and the ‘contrology’ works you from the inside out. Now I’d heard of Reformer before, and I thought I had an…

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Find Fitness You Love

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{Published story from my column at OC Mom Magazine: “Listen to Your Body, Be Fit & Fabulous”} Is it really possible to love exercise, if you’re not a a fitness junkie by nature or a born gym rat? “It definitely is. I love helping people find what is going to keep them feeling good—and it’s different for everyone, ” said Rachele Marsh, private trainer and…

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Detox in a whole different way: seasonal soup cleanse

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{Published story from my column at OC Mom Magazine: “Listen to Your Body, Be Fit & Fabulous”} It’s the New Year and detox is on everyone’s lips (after the holidays are everyone’s hips … and thighs). It’s what most guts are telling bodies, but the cleanse experience isn’t often met with gleeful anticipation. Does a cleanse really have to equal crazy juicing that’s almost put some people in…

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LISTEN TO YOUR BODY: Meet ‘OC Body Whisperer’ and trainer Rachele Marsh

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{Published story from my column at OC Mom Magazine: “Listen to Your Body, Be Fit & Fabulous”} We’re delighted to introduce you to Rachele Marsh—part-fitness expert, part-nutritional guru, part-intuitive coach. All of which dub her our ‘OC Body Whisperer’ for OC Mom Magazine. She indeed possesses all things Fit and Fabulous. Now before you go getting J for Jealous of her sun-kissed skin and beach-body…

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Epicurean A.M. shake up at Citrus Fresh Grill–new breakfast menu comes to Renaissance ClubSport

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What?! Red Velvet Pancakes … at the once only 485-calorie-and-under fit eatery? I did a double-take, as the rosy platter of deliciousness whisked by me. I felt a little all-over tingle, was giddy by the surprise (that looked like the below), wanted to dive in—but didn’t even ask about it. Subliminally, it seemed like it must be a one-off, an exception for…

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