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What's new for OCTOBER 2006


  • Heidi Pimentel is now Heidi Limerick

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

  • Heidi's LMU Fall Classes are open to everyone. Fall Session II begins Oct 25th & 26th. Sessions are 6 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

“Do not go where the path may lead ~ Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”



Recipe of the month

Garlicky Steamed Clams

1 lb live clams

2 cups white wine

5 cloves garlic, finelly chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Smart Balance Buttery Spread
1 tsp Italian Seasoning


  1. A few hours before you are ready to cook - put clams in a bowl filled with water so that clams are covered completely with water. Place in the fridge.
  2. When you are ready to cook place onions and oil in a large pot. Heat on medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add White Wine, Italian Seasoning and Smart Balance - cover and cook 2 minutes.
  4. Drain clams from water in bowl making sure to rinse out the sand, then add clams to pot.
  5. Cover and cook for a few minutes. They cook quickly so you will need to stay there and watch the pot. As the clams open, remove them immediately with tongs so they do not overcook and become tough.

ENJOY with a salad and a crusty loaf of bread!

Exercise of the month

Ball Side Lift


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

  • Focuses a neutral position for stabilization

  •   Strengthens the abductors and   quadratus lumborum.

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. Lean on the ball. Chest open, scapulae neutral and abs zipped. Spine long and upper body leaning over ball in a lengthened position..

  2. Inhale and prepare. Exhale and lift the top leg off the floor while reaching the top hand to the top leg as you engage all the muscles in the top side of your trunk. . Inhale lower, and exhale repeat. Repeat up to 20x, then switch sides.

Things that I love and recommend

What's New on My Ipod


  •  Justin Timberlake
    - Great new cd - especially to work out.
  • Tony Bennett - Duets, An American Classic
    - A great cd with amazing artists!


Something to think about


Want to help?

Dear Animal Lovers,

Lucy needs your help! Lucy is a 61 pound, brindle colored with white chest and feet, sweet, extremely affectionate staff terrier mix. She loves giving kisses and thinks she is a lap dog.

Lucy was rescued from a homeless man when she was seen being abused repeatedly. She was taken to a vet who found that both her legs were broken from him kicking and pulling her. Lucy now needs surgery and Voice for the Animals, the wonderful people who rescued her is raising money to pay for her $2500 surgery.

Tax Deductible Donations to the Lucy Fund can be made to: Voice For The Animals, P.O. Box 205, Venice, CA.
90294. Please tell your friends and ask them to tell their friends. This is Lucy's hour of need and she needs friends! They are also looking for someone who would foster Lucy while she recovers from her surgery. All she needs is a little corner in someone's home where she can relax and feel safe. And she will repay that person with lots of kisses.

If you need anymore information, please email -



Volume 39 Fun Stuff - Click here - Beet Carrot Salad, Ball Leg Lift, helping someone.

Volume 38 Fun Stuff - Click here - Parmesean Pepper Spaghetti and Chopped Salad, Leg Lift, Recycle

Volume 37 Fun Stuff - Click here - Lobster & Shrimp Stir Fry, Straight leg stretch, 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)