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Heidi will be starting a beginners Reformer Private Class.
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LMU Fall Session Begins
August 31st. Register for Heidi's classes now.

LMU On the Ball with Heidi Class moves to Wednesday nights.

Pilates on the Reformer. Book your private session with Heidi now.

Did you make the Ahi Tuna Burgers from last month, don't miss them, check it out in the archives.

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Quote of the Month

"We are what we
repeatedly do."

~ Aristotle

Recipe of the month

~Crab Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms~

4 Portobello Mushrooms
1/2 Red Onion, Chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1 Stalk Celery, Chopped
1 TBSP Olive Oil
2 slices Rye Toast, buttered
1 lb, crabmeat
Balsamic Vinagrette
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. De-stem portobellos and chop stems into small chunks. Marinate Portobellos in balsamic vinegrette for 1 hour.

2. Toast 2 slices of Rye Bread. Butter bread and cut into 1/2 inch squares. Set aside.

Grill Portobello Mushrooms until tender over medium flame or saute in a separate pan. Making sure to cook on both sides. Do not discard marinade.

4. Add olive oil to a saute pan and heat to medium heat. Add onions, garlic, celery, portobello chunks and cook for 5 minutes.

5. Add toast pieces, 2 TBSP of marinade, and seasonings. Cook 2-3 minutes.

6. Add crabmeat, heat 1-2 minutes.

7. Plate mushroom on plate or ontop of salad greens. Using an ice-cream scoop, place one scoop of stuffing ontop of each mushroom.


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Exercise of the month:

Oblique Crunch on the Ball


  • Strengthens the abdominals.
  • Improves Balance

How to do this exercise:

(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing this or any other new exercise especially if you have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, neck problems or are pregnant)

1. Sit on the ball with your feet hips width apart. Feet can be wider for more stability or narrower for more challenge.

2. Walk your feet out and let the ball roll up your back. Your torso can be at more of an incline for less resistance, or to make it more challenging you can walk yourself back until your back is paralell to the floor (this is the most challenging). Make sure that wherever your body is you can maintain abdominal engagement (aka zipping).

3. FIngertips are at your ears, elbows to the sky. Roll your torso up as far up as you can stabilize, aiming your elbows to your right thigh, then slowly lower with control. Repeat left. Repeat 10-30x each side with complete stability and form.

4. To stretch after this exercise you can let your chest and abdomen open as you lie your back over the ball with the arms to the side. You can hold on to the floor for stability if necessary. Hold 5-20 seconds.

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Things that I Love and Recommend:

CD ~ Jason Mraz

Mr A - Z

A poet with a beautiful voice

Something to Think About:
~ denial ~

What are you in denial about?

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Volume 25 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Ahi Tuna Burgers, Ball Crunch, Fiber)
Volume 24 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Frozen Cantelope, Plank on the Ball, Well-being)
Volume 23 Fun Stuff - Click here - ( Veggie Fritatta, Breast Stroke, Letting Go)
Volume 22 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Asparagus in Phyllo, Ball Bridge, Growth )
Volume 21 Fun Stuff - Click here - ( Butternut Squash Soup, Side Angle Pose, Nutrition)
Volume 20 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Superbowl fries, 1 leg balance, Splenda)
Volume 19 Fun Stuff Click here - ( Peach Crisp, Ball Glut Stretch, Goals)
Volume 18 Fun Stuff Click here - (Christmas Cookies, 1 Leg Chair, Holiday Cheer)
Volume 17 Fun Stuff Click here - (Rice with Veggies, Spinal Balancing, No More Drama)
Volume 16 Fun Stuff Click here - (Chicken Salad, Grand Plie with Namaste`, Reflection)
Volume 15 Fun Stuff click here - (Wild Rice Salad, Locust Pose, Money)
Volume 14 Fun Stuff click here - (Garlic Spinach, Revolved Bent Knee Side Angle Pose,Talent)
Volume 13 Fun Stuff click here - (Chicken w/eggplant, Prayer Twist, The YOU you want to be)
Volume 12 Fun Stuff click here - ( Pear Leek Bisque, Crescent Pose, Positivity)
Volume 11 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Bread, Zipping, Giving)
Volume 10 Fun Stuff click here - (Cinnamon Ginger Tea, 1/2 Lord of the Fishes Pose, Gratitude)

Volume 9 Fun Stuff click here - (Berry Muffins, Bound Angle Pose, Sight)

Volume 8 Fun Stuff click here - (Quinoa Pilaf, Forward Bend, Your character)
Volume 7 Fun Stuff click here - (Summer Salad, Bow Pose, "Food" in your food)
Volume 6 Fun Stuff click here - (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Forward Bend, Clutter)
Volume 5 Fun Stuff click here - (Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Boat Pose, Do what you love)
Volume 4 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Ravioli w/ Marinara Sauce, Plank, Goals)
Volume 3 Fun Stuff click here - (Hummus, Downward Dog, Who are you today?)
Volume 2 Fun Stuff click here - (Pumpkin Pudding, Bridge Pose, Gratitude)

Volume 1 Fun Stuff click here - (Banana Fuate`, Triangle Pose)

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