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The Santu Blend, our gift, hand crafted just for you, is a stimulating healing blend of essential oils known to support pain, tension and stress relief; improve circulation, digestion and anti-aging activity.
Ingredients: Lemongrass, Lavender and Wintergreen essential oils with fractionated coconut carrier oil
Aroma: Minty, floral, citrus with wintergreen
  • Apply topically to the head, neck, joints and breathe deeply in a relaxed position
  • Blended for convenient application in a roll-on bottle
  • Packaged with a roller release ball for self myofascial release.

 


P.S. If it’s been too long or you haven’t had a chance to try our Passion Barre classes yet, we’d love to host you. Freedom and the sweet after burn has been spreading like a wildfire since we introduced Rancho Cucamonga to the barre! Your first trial class is only $15, or you have the option to try 3 Classes for $30 – and we’ll be donating a portion of that to our partners who rescue women and children from human trafficking, so click here to reserve.
In Southern California, we serve Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Ontario, Claremont, Montclair, Corona, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Riverside, Pomona and other surrounding cities. See you at the Barre.

Passion Barre Cardio Abs & Obliques

We’ll show you how to sculpt your obliques and firm your seat and thighs at the barre with the added cardio interval and stretch bonus in this fun and simple Passion Barre workout called the Samba sequence. Lose weight and get longer, leaner and stronger! You’ll need the back of a sturdy chair, and remember our joint safety and engagement principles: breathe, squeeze and contract before you move!

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P.S. If it’s been too long or you haven’t had a chance to try our Passion Barre classes yet, we’d love to host you. Freedom and the sweet after burn has been spreading like a wildfire since we introduced Rancho Cucamonga to the barre! Your first trial class is only $15, or you have the option to try 3 Classes for $30 – and we’ll be donating a portion of that to our partners who rescue women and children from human trafficking, so click here to reserve.
In Southern California, we serve Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Ontario, Claremont, Montclair, Corona, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Riverside, Pomona and other surrounding cities. See you at the Barre.

The Love Your Body, Bring a Buddy Valentine’s day Barre class was packed and a lot of fun! And the yummy part was getting to share my daily Kefir cravings with the tribe. I’ve been meaning to share this for quite a while, so, the class was a great opportunity, and as it turns out, I already had quite a few hooked on the habit, running off to the store on the same day to get some!

SO WHAT IS IT?

On a daily basis for a snack or part of a late breakfast, I have to have my:
Peach or Vanilla flavored (yes) Kefir with
Coconut flakes,
Nuts and seeds like Chia with
Strawberries (optional).

I pour the Kefir into a cup, add a couple of scoops of the other items (I like it packed); and that’s it. It’s also a great dessert!

Note, I also have to have raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut oil everyday!

IS IT GOOD?

Oh, yes, healthy, with life-enhancing-and-barre-body-benefits-good!

With different variations all over the world, and similar to the Amasai from Beyond Organic that I’ve been raving about,  “Kefir is a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your “inner ecosystem,” according to www.kefir.net. “More nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, it supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins.”

High in Omega-3 Fatty acids (5 grams in 2 tablespoons) and quite a handy source of fiber, and protein with Calcium and Magnesium – Chia seeds are top of my list, considering how tiny and fun they are.

We’ve gone over the amazing superfood benefits of Coconut Oil on some of our Social Media, but here’s a good summary on the benefits of Coconut as a whole from Dr. Axe, and 8 Medically Based Reasons You Should Be Consuming Coconut Every Day.
Here’s also a link to 20 Unique Apple Cider Vinegar Uses and Benefits.
I tell you what, I should get paid for all these food referrals, right? Haha. But I’m not. I just really like them, so naturally… 🙂

WHERE TO GET IT

I’ve personally been enjoying the Lifeway Kefir found in quite a few of our grocery stores here (I get ’em at Ralph’s and Red Tomato in Rancho Cucamonga. Same with the Chia seeds. I’ve been picking up the Coconut Flakes (organic unsweetened or sweetened) at Target next door. The cute bottle in the picture was from Ross, haha!

Update, August 2015: It may be just as easy to get all of these online. I’ve compiled my daily favorites in a market shopping list here.

 


P.S. If it’s been too long or you haven’t had a chance to try our Passion Barre classes yet, we’d love to host you in class. The sweet after burn has been spreading like a wildfire since we brought the barre to Rancho Cucamonga! Your first trial class is only $10 this February, our anniversary month – and we’ll be donating that to our partners, so click here to reserve

In Southern California, we serve Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Ontario, Claremont, Montclair, Corona, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Riverside, Pomona and other surrounding cities. See you at the Barre

Here are five of the best exercises we incorporate during a barre workout to keep those glutes in shape through the seasons. But first, a few important basic reminders  – to reduce any extra fat around the glutes, to put you in fat-burning mode, and for your overall health:

1. Reduce processed sugars and high sodium intake, then load up on real vegetables with some fruit instead

2. Hydrate daily by drinking (water) half of your body-weight in ounces. e.g. If you weigh 160 pounds, you would drink 80 ounces of water- that’s 10 measured cups (a cup is 8 ounces, and tall dinner glasses usually contain about two actual measured cups).
Infuse with some mint leaves, cucumber slices, a squeeze of lemon or splash of organic Apple Cider Vinegar to help you enjoy drinking water and detox while you’re at it.

3. Eat more protein. A lot of women, especially, may not get enough protein in their diet. If this is you, start with half of your weight in grams. e.g if you weighed 160 pounds, start by consuming 80 grams of protein daily.

Top Booty Exercise #1: PLIES IN SECOND

A Plie is a “bend” in Ballet terminology. We can’t get enough of it’s simplicity in our Passion Barre classes.This is the exercise to add definition and shape to your butt, and narrow your thighs. Start by standing with your legs slightly more than shoulder-width apart and your toes pointed out to the sides. This is a called “second position”. For balance, hold your arms in front of you. While keeping your back and torso upright and straight (no leaning over or poking of the booty backwards) slowly lower your bottom to the ground until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Hold this for five seconds and stand back up. Repeat 8 times.
Now repeat the whole sequence, but as you hold your plié, add tiny 1-inch range pulses up and down.

Top Booty Exercise #2: HIP LIFT (BRIDGE)

A great exercise to work your glute muscles is the hip lift. To do this exercise, lie on the floor with your back flat, knees bent, and feet resting on the ground. While keeping your arms at your sides on the floor, lift your bottom and lower back off of the floor. Hold for a few seconds, and then slowly lower yourself. Repeat. To work your muscles even more, lift a leg in the air when you raise your bottom off the ground. Lower yourself and then repeat, lifting the other leg.
Now repeat the whole sequence, but as you hold your bottom and lower back of the floor, add tiny pulsing lifts. Ooh yeah!

Top Booty Exercise #3: LEG LIFT

To do a leg lift, lie on your side and prop yourself up on your elbow. Raise your top leg slowly into the air, as high as you can, so your legs make a “V” shape. Hold for a few seconds, and then slowly lower your leg. Repeat 8 times, turn onto the other side, and lift the other leg.
Now repeat the whole sequence, and add 1-inch range pulses to your lifted leg.

Top Booty Exercise #4: LUNGE

An amazing exercise that targets the muscles of your butt, thighs, and hips is the lunge. Putting one foot out in front of the other, lower your body toward the ground, keeping your abdominals tight and your torso straight. Lower until the front knee is bent at 90 degrees and not extended past your toes. Stand back up and then extend the opposite leg and bend. Perform 8 repetitions. For an increased workout, hold dumbbells in each hand.
Repeat and try these with tiny pulses as well.

Top Booty Exercise #5: BANDED SHUFFLE

This is a great exercise to get your heart pumping and work your buns. To do this exercise, you’ll need an elastic sports band. Stand up straight with your legs hip-width apart and tie the band around your lower legs. Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor, your back is straight, and your abdominals are tight. While in this squatting position, take several steps to the left, then several to the right. You may need to use your arms for balance, but your butt muscles should feel a workout.

ALSO, DID YOU KNOW?:

Running or walking outside or on the treadmill are other great exercises that work your butt while giving you a cardio workout to burn fat at the same time. Make it your goal to exercise 30 to 45 minutes at least three times a week, including walking or running each time.

Burn, Baby, Burn! Remember to stretch after doing these. There are more where these came from, but these 5 exercises are excellent ways to burn extra fat off the booty while adding the definition you desire. Not used to working your gluteal muscles? You’ll definitely feel the burn the first few days, but the end result will be worth the effort!

The one and only way to reshape your body (and your booty) is with a combination of blast cardio exercises in a form you will enjoy, a healthy diet, and the right resistance workouts targeted for the butt and thighs like those offered in our Passion Barre and Karingah! classes.

If you’re serious about transformation and haven’t had a chance to try our Passion Barre classes yet, we’d love to host you in class or set up a consultation with you. The sweet after burn has been spreading like a wildfire since we brought the barre to Rancho Cucamonga! Click here to reserve your trial class.
In Southern California, we serve Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Ontario, Claremont, Montclair, Corona, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Riverside, Pomona and other surrounding cities. See you at the Barre 🙂

how to conquer love handles at the barre

Get to know our teaching style at Passion Barre in Rancho Cucamonga as we show you how to target Obliques, Legs, Arms and the Bottom in this simple Triple-Quadruple-Threat Passion Barre workout sequence! Enjoy seeing J “let it all out,” haha!

You’ll need a sturdy chair to serve as your “barre” with the seat placed against the wall, or a solid table to lean on for this sequence. Remember our joint safety and engagement principles: squeeze and contract before you move!

 


P.S. If it’s been too long or you haven’t had a chance to try our Passion Barre classes yet, we’d love to host you. Freedom and the sweet after burn has been spreading like a wildfire since we introduced Rancho Cucamonga to the barre! Your first trial class is only $15, or you have the option to try 3 Classes for $30 – and we’ll be donating a portion of that to our partners who rescue women and children from human trafficking, so click here to reserve.
In Southern California, we serve Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Ontario, Claremont, Montclair, Corona, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Riverside, Pomona and other surrounding cities. See you at the Barre.