I shared this before during a Barre workout that self-control is not just a matter of restraining oneself from negative things. But propelling oneself to do the positive things (what one can and should do). If we focus too much or without strategy on the object of negative restraint, we strengthen it. Why? Because what we focus on grows. So I happened to catch a broadcast of Joyce Meyer’s focusing on the topic of fitness and wellness, and was re-inspired by the concept of freedom. Freedom to make choices, and the ability to remain the chooser. “I can do anything I want, but I won’t be a slave to anything.”

So there you have it. Sometimes during your journey through life and health, it may seem like all you have left are restrictions. Enough already with the don’t touch, don’t look and don’t taste, right?! So let’s shift our focus a bit here. Of course, you can choose to have a cookie – it’s really up to you – let’s not make a fuss over the needed pleasures of life (now the issue of the food process and quality is for another day. Today we’re dealing with excess and quantity).

But what happens when you actually believe you can’t help it, or you can’t eat just one?

Time to Think Again. Decide what kind of results you want, then respect your potential (you do have it in you) and remind yourself that your freedom was not created to lead you into bondage. Stand your ground.

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! 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 🙂

At Passion Barre and Karingah, we developed the Transformation Challenge as a MAJOR boost to long-term results! Former challenge winners and participants have mastered new habits, lost 5-7 inches on their waist line, 25 pounds in one challenge season, gotten a bill of better health from their doctor, and beaten depression.

Featuring team support, mind-setting, goal-setting, nutrition consulting, resources, accountability, prizes, and oh yeah, you’ve given us permission to get in your business (:

Alternatively you can opt to join the challenge through attendance only – 24 times in 7 weeks, or “Twice is Nice” (commit to twice a week for those 7 weeks). Showing up IS half the battle.

So, the more you show up, the more you see results; the more is given and more captives get set free.

Prizes vary per challenge season, but oh yes, pampering is involved!

$25 commitment fee with regular Passion Barre by Karingah! class package or lifestyle membership.

Did I hear you say bring it on? Click here to sign up.

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! Click here to reserve your trial class, still complimentary this month.

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 🙂

Be more passionate about you winning than the enemy (or an obstacle) is about you losing.

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 🙂