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What's new for JULY 2006


  • Heidi Pimentel is now Heidi Limerick

     ~ It's Official ~ click here for more wedding photos

  • Plan ahead - Heidi's LMU Summer Classes are open to everyone. Summer Session II begins July 19th & 20th. This session is 5 weeks. 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.

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Quote of the month

"Once we learn to count our blessings they increase."

~ Stella Terrill Mann


Recipe of the month

~Lobster and Shrimp Stir Fry ~

1/2 pound of lobster meat or lobster tails

1/2 pound of extra large or jumbo shrimp

1 and 1/2 cups of broccoli florets

1 small red onion, sliced

2 large carrots, sliced

2 stalks of celery, sliced

1 cup sugar snap or snow peas

5 cloves of garlic, minced

2 TBSP Olive oil


Salt and Pepper


  1. Rinse lobster, shrimp and veggies.

  2. In a saute pan add 1 TBSP olive oil and turn on to medium high heat.

  3. When hot, add onion. After 1 minute add lobster and shrimp. Stir occasionally. Add small amounts of water if needed.

  4. After 1 minute add carrots. After another minute add garlic and the rest of the veggies.

  5. Cook 1-2 more minutes, stirring occasionally - you may lower heat if necessary. Add salt & pepper to taste.

  6.   Serve with brown rice and enjoy your delicious healthy meal.


Exercise of the month

Pilates Straight

Single Leg Stretch


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

  • Focuses a neutral position for the shoulder stabilizers and emphasizes moving from the core.

  •    Stretches the hamstrings

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 head, neck and shoulders lifted off the floor. Chest open, scapulae neutral and abs zipped.

  2. Lift legs and straighten legs as much as you can comfortably. The lower the left leg is the harder it will be to stabilize so make sure your form is good. If you need to, you can bend the knees slightly to release the stretch on the hamstrings if they are tight..

  3. Inhale and bring the right leg closer to the chest as you lower the left leg while keeping your neutral form as in #1 above. Hold right leg with both hands as you do this.

  4. Exhale and switch legs, hands now are on the left leg. Keep your torso still as you continue to breathe and switch for 8-16 times each side.

  5. To finish, hug both knees into your chest and slowly lower your head to the floor. Gently look side to side to release the neck flexor muscles.

Things that I love and recommend

What I'm working out to this month


  • Promiscuous
    - Nelly Furtado and Timbaland
  • SOS
    - Rihanna
  • Ain't No Other Man
    - Christina Aguilera
  •  Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille


Something to think about


How can you do your part to save the environment?



Volume 36 Fun Stuff - click here - Grilled Salmon, Single leg stretch, Research

Volume 35 Fun Stuff - click here - Chocolate Strawberries, Imprint Toe Taps, Loved ones.

Volume 34 Fun Stuff - Click here - Roasted Chicken, Criss Cross, Activity

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)