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What's new for APRIL 2006


  • Plan ahead - Heidi's LMU Summer Session I begins May 24th & 25th and it's open to everyone. Summer Session II begins July 19th & 20th. Each session is 5 weeks. Check out the Classes page above for more info. Learn more or Register Now.

  • Pilates on the Reformer. Workout with weights. Mat Pilates. Yoga. Cardio. Gym Training. Post Rehab Training. Sports Specific Training.

    Book your private session with Heidi now.

  • Are you getting the recommended 10,000 steps daily? Count your steps or better yet, buy a pedometer and increase your daily activity.

  • Join Heidi's email list to be updated on new classes, events and more. Email us to be added.

Get ready for some new changes - coming soon.


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Quote of the month

"The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose."

                             ~ Heda Bejar



Recipe of the month

Garlic Balsamic Roasted Chicken

1 Chicken
1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 TBSP Honey

5 cloves of garlic, minced

2 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary
Salt and Pepper to Taste

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375.

  2. Thoroughly wash the chicken, remove giblets and place chicken in a baking pan.

  3. Mix Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Rosemary, and garlic. Pour some over chicken, lightly salt and pepper chicken and put chicken in oven. Save the rest of the sauce mixture to pour over chicken after 30 minutes of cooking.

  4. After 30 minutes of cooking pour the rest of balsamic mixture over chicken, continue cooking until a meat thermometer inserted in the thigh reads 160 degrees. Chicken is now done. You can also tell it's done when juices run clear. You may need more or less cooking time depending on the size of your chicken.


Exercise of the month




  • Strengthens the abdominals (transversus abdominus, rectus abdominus and obliques)

  • Focuses a neutral position for the shoulder stabilizers.


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, back or neck problems or are pregnant)

  1. Lie on your back with the hands at your ears and elbows to the side.

  2. Straigthen your right leg, zip your abs, and lift your head, neck and shoulders.

  3. Inhale to prepare. Exhale and rotate your upper body toward the left. Only lift your right shoulder blade a couple of inches off the floor as you rotate. Make sure that the movement is coming from your waist and not your shoulders. Switch legs and rotate your trunk to the right as you inhale. Repeat 10-20 times on each side keeping the trunk rotation small to incorporate the deepest trunk stabilizers, the transversus abs.

Things that I love and recommend





No surprise here. This is such a great CD, you are already hearing most of it in all my classes this month.


Something to think about

Spring is here - What are you doing to step into a better you?

The mininum daily requirement for activity is 10,000 steps or 1 hour of exercise. Are you getting that? Remember, you don't need to get it in all at once. Add up all your activity and make sure it totals at least one hour daily. This is to improve your health. For improved fitness levels - make sure that your activity is rigorous and includes aspects of strength, flexibility and cardiovascular exercise. This is the year to improve your health and your fitness level. What is standing in your way?



Volume 33 Fun Stuff - Click here - Italian Cod, Childs Pose, Fiber

Volume 32 Fun Stuff - Click here - Superbowl Pizza, Double Leg Stretch, Love)

Volume 31 Fun Stuff - Click here - Potsticker Soup, Prone Rotation, Little Things)
Volume 30 Fun Stuff - Click here - Carrot Parsnip Soup, Wheel, Tradition)
Volume 29 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Snow Peas, Warrior 3, Gratitude)
Volume 28 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Pumpkin Pancakes, Warrior 1, Happiness)  
Volume 27 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Spaghetti Squash, Pilates Roll Down, Weight Loss)
Volume 26 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Crab Stuffed Portobellos, Ball Obliques, Denial)
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)