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

I had this great conversation with a guest ambassador (client) after Passion Barre class a couple of Mondays ago. We are thankful for the free world (as we insist on calling it that). People should be free to do whatever they want… But is it freedom if it enslaves another? It might be a touchy subject, speaking on social accountability. But during the Barre-a-thon for human trafficking awareness month, we did so because we have a community that cares enough to be uncomfortable.

We spoke of being aware of our surroundings with all there is to notice if people actually paid attention and concern. We even spoke on parenting both ours and other’s children, and bringing back the “it takes a village” mentality. With runaway youth being at a high risk of being trafficked in the United States, we encouraged families to allow their youth to be vulnerable with them so they didn’t have to be vulnerable outside. We talked about getting in their business and social media life, and not being afraid of not being “their friend” temporarily. I know, hard balance to keep, but possible, with love. And how about offering accountability to those who are old enough to do whatever they want? Because they account for much of the market that victimizes the trafficked.

During my interview with one of the investigators with the Exodus Road in SE Asia, the investigator shared that a primary way to prevent trafficking involved reweaving the moral fiber of the society. I nodded emphatically! You see, during the eighteenth century when English abolitionist William Wilberforce sought to abolish slavery, he had to start with reform – by restoring public manners and by influencing people to see how wrong and inhumane slavery was. Apparently it had been so engrained in society, people weren’t moved about it. As we say, freedom has often come, and can only come, as a result of the free becoming distressed by the captivity of the enslaved- and doing something about it. From there, they were then able to combat slavery. But the common form of slavery then was obvious. Today it’s a little hidden because it’s so much in our faces.

There is a freedom that enslaves. But then it’s not freedom at all. It’s licentiousness. It’s the type that says “I’m old enough to do what I want and what I feel; I’m a responsible adult; we’re consenting adults; no one would ever know; I shouldn’t have to answer to anyone; it’s harmless; it’s necessary; anyone who opposes me is just a religious freak; and why should I feel bad about this?” Or it’s the type that says “It’s not my business; I don’t want to seem judgmental.” It’s the type that engages or does not discourage cheap labor, pornography, prostitution, terrorism and so on – not realizing how often these behaviors are serviced by forced victims. The type is a person, and a behavior. They are the market, they create the industry. The $32 Billion industry. After all, you cannot sell what people won’t buy.

The purpose of moral standards isn’t to prove we’re better than anyone. It’s to protect one’s self and others, whether one know how far it reaches or not. That’s why it’s called a standard.

If you’re looking for opportunities to fight for freedom or give to the cause of freedom, start while your conviction is fresh. Click to read more on our passion, partners and projects in the rescue of women and children from human trafficking. Join us in a Passion Barre class as well because your attendance is a freedom point!


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, 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

Yeahhhhh! The Barre-a-Thon was phenomenal! We had a great turn out for the community barre classes, and you, our tribe gave above and beyond the suggested class donation! We’re excited to see the aftermath and online donations in reaching our total goal to fund two brothel raids ($1400 funds a raid).
We cannot thank our beautiful ladies and staff enough for everything you guys do!
Just by showing up, you gave freedom to women and children in need of rescue. It was a great and fun morning filled with talent, inspiring videos and everyone in one place for one purpose learning more about human trafficking and how we can stop it while getting fit.

We really got to see the effect human trafficking has on the world and the direct impact it has even in the Inland Empire itself. We are so blessed to have had this opportunity and hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.
If you could not make it, remember you can still donate! This is the beginning of our online giving challenge!

Also, If you haven’t tried a class yet, we’re still offering complimentary trials until the end of January, so click to schedule yours now.
Special thanks to Jordan, Tish and D’Marti for giving their time to teach class for this event, as well as the lovely Doris for giving her time to help at the desk! We love you all!♥

Be free, and check that upcoming email for prize winners!
Click here to donate.

 


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 complimentary this month, 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

FRIENDS REALLY DO COME WITH BENEFITS, and working out with the people you love can be so much fun (:

We have exciting things going on this month with the continuing Dance Series, Throwback Thursday, Girls’ Night Out and New Trampoline class times to jumpstart (no pun intended) your energy and fitness level or weight loss. So it’s time to spread the joy.
Refer three of your friends, family and co-workers and get a complimentary massage when two of them sign up for a Membership!
So bring a buddy and you could enjoy a massage.

Current clients with Unlimited Memberships, bring one complimentary guest per class 🙂 Just ask us for your guest passes.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of an Unlimited Lifestyle Membership

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT
Join us for a beginner Salsa class, live music, and a chance to show off what you’ve learned in the Salsa part of our current Dance Series. Meet us September 19 at the beautiful Cuban Cocopalm Restaurant in Pomona.
You don’t have to attend the Dance Series on Thursdays to come out with us, but you still can. They’ve been so much fun!
Our Girls’ Night Out is open to everyone 21 and up.

Time: 8:00PM;
To Carpool, meet at the studio at 7:30PM
Cost: $15 to get in. $5 Valet
Venue:1600 Fairplex Dr, Pomona, CA 91768
Shoes: comfortable shoes/heels with flex, that won’t slip off your heels; or ballroom shoes.

THROWBACK THURSDAY IS HERE AGAIN

As requested, join us on 9/25/14, the last Thursday of this month at Passion Barre for Throwback Thursday. It’s amazing what great music and memories can do. So come dressed in your favorite decade and join us in a blast from the past.
Here are links to our Passion Barre blog (https://www.passionbarre.com/) and Facebook blasts.
Be sure to snag a selfie in class and share your favorite moment.
Hashtags: #passionbarre #karingah #fitforfree #throwbackatpassionbarre
And no, you don’t have to be dressed up to attend class, haha!

Haven’t taken a class at Passion Barre yet? Try your first class for just $10, and give us a call at 909.276.5442 to get on a Passion Barre program that will breathe life into you. Or email us at inspire@karingah.com and let us know if you’d like us to reserve a spot for you.

Click to Make a Reservation

THOUGHTS FROM OUR BLOG
Telling Tales and changing your story… read more

FUEL THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM
Click to learn about combating human trafficking. Learn more about one of our partner’s projects, and the powerful rescue stories.

VIDEO: RELEVES AND HOW TO GET A STILETTO LIFT
Enjoy this video and try it at home:
How to do a ballet Relevé properly in a simple sequence to get a low-impact, butt lifting and leg defining workout.

CLICK TO REFER A FRIEND
If you’re an ambassador and you’ve been meaning to introduce a family member or friend to your fav. Passion Barre studio, now’s the time to do it 🙂

The highly anticipated “Back to School: Dance Series” at Passion Barre is finally here and is starting on Thursday 8.21.14. and class will be held at 6:15 for 6 consecutive weeks. This dance series is a wonderful way to spice up your workout routine and get back into the swing of things in a fun new way. For all you dance lovers out there, your favorite courses will be on display with four weeks of Salsa (2), Belly Dance (1), Jazz (1) and Ballet (2) in succession.
-Take your basic steps from Karingah! and develop synchronization with styling, rhythm, timing, partnering and turns to the L.A Style/Salsa on One.
-Increase creative dance technique, cardio levels and major caloric burn with this dynamic Belly Dance course in torso articulation and rhythmic body part isolation.
-Develop the performance artist in you through creative movement with Jazz;
-and relive or dream up your posture perfect grace away from your barre routine and across the floor. Yes, Tutus are welcome 🙂

All fitness levels accommodated. Learn progressively in this 4-week course. Advanced reservations required.
Plus, our September Girls Night Out will feature a Salsa outing to Cocopalm Restaurant at the end of the course, yay!

Haven’t taken a class at Passion Barre yet? Try your first class for just $10, and give us a call at 909.276.5442 and let us know if you would like us to reserve a spot for you.

Human Trafficking Awareness Barre-a-thon

Human Trafficking/Modern Day Slavery is an issue that you might have started to hear about. But more than just a buzz, the shocking reality is that there are estimated to be 27 million in the world who have been forced into labor and sex. This is an estimated 32 billion dollar industry, and the average price of acquiring a slave is $90!

We are passionate about Freedom and Inspiration at Passion Barre and Karingah; and we believe that:

Freedom has often come, and can only come, as a result of the free becoming distressed by the captivity of the enslaved.

Individual freedom is still being threatened, and we want to raise louder voices this month with other abolitionists worldwide.

Many thanks again to all who came on Saturday, January 24, 2015 for a free community barre class during the first ever Barre-a-thon for human trafficking awareness month. Your presence made it impactful and we got to learn so much with conviction. Thank you for filling up the classes and going above and beyond the suggested class donation. Thanks to all who shared 24 cards and held 7 conversations with their communities about the Barre-a-thon as well. And thanks to all who committed to attending 24 times in these 7 weeks!

Here’s to your health, and their freedom!

In the meantime, if you missed the Barre-a-thon event, you can still donate!

Please click here to read our story and give; or drop off your cash or check donation at our Terra Vista location:
10582 Foothill Blvd., Suite 120
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
We’re located at the Joy Fountain Courtyard between Target and Hobby Lobby.

Proceeds from our Barre-a-thon and overall Fight for Freedom 24/7 Giving Challenge go directly to empower our partners’ work in rescuing women and children from slavery. So to Give freedom, Just show up 🙂

This time, we’re focusing our giving efforts on projects by A21 Campaign and The Exodus Road through our partner, Pearl Alliance.

Also, if you’ve never heard of Human Trafficking; or you have heard, but didn’t think it was possible to make a difference; please reflect on this short clip on top 10 human trafficking facts and how you can help end slavery in twenty five years!


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! You get to try your first class for only $10, 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 🙂