Cold-Weather Workout Tips

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Cold-Weather Workout Tips: How To Stay Fit Indoors

 

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Cold-weather workouts can be a pain, and if you live in certain areas of the country, they can be dangerous or nearly impossible. When winter rolls in and brings wind chill factors and snow, there are few among us who feel like going for a run. If you don’t have the extra money to sign up for a costly gym membership, what do you do?

There are several options and they can all be done from the warmth and safety of your home. The key is to think outside the box a little and turn various activities into a chance to get your heart rate up. Change things up so that you won’t get bored and involve your dog or your children in order to stay motivated. It’s important to include some fun into the workout.

Daily exercise is important for everyone, and when you can’t get outside, getting creative at home will help you build a routine you can do at any time.

 

Get active with your dog

Dogs love activity, and since winter weather affects them, too, it’s a good idea to get them involved in your workout. Think of some ways you can get up and get moving with your pup. For instance, you might create an “obstacle course” throughout your home and run it with your pet, or you can play a spirited game of tug-of-war. Turning a workout into playtime benefits both you and your pet, and it’s something you can do everyday that won’t leave you bored to death.

 

Create your own exercise class

 Find an area of your home that will give you some space to move around and create your own workout class. Set a goal to see how many reps you can do each of jumping jacks, push-ups, pull-ups, squat thrusts and sit-ups and push yourself a little further each time to up the number. You might be surprised at how many you can do.

 

Make a garage gym

You can develop your own garage gym with a few simple tools, such as a stability ball, a yoga mat, resistance bands and some free weights or kettlebells. Think about the items that would be ideal for your workout routines. Having your own gym will allow you to stay on track with your workouts and help keep you motivated.

 

Use chores to your advantage

Cleaning and performing other household chores can be a huge advantage when you need a quick workout. Vacuuming, running up and down the stairs, and mopping are great ways to get your heart rate up and take care of things around the house at the same time.

 

Shake it

Love to dance? Push back the coffee table, put on some music you love and get to shakin’! This is a great way to get your heart rate up in a way that doesn’t feel like exercise at all. Dancing can involve your entire body and all the major muscle groups, so don’t be shy.

 

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your home workouts. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it gets your heart rate up for at least 20-30 minutes per day. Combined with a well-balanced diet and adequate rest, these workouts will help you feel better and maybe even lose a bit of weight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Chakra Spa sponsors Oscar Screening Sun March 4th 4.30pm

Creative Chakra Oscar Night
The Award Season is coming to a close and at Beach Dancer Films we are sponsoring a screening and seating for up to 65.  You can host your own screening there anytime.
There will be a Red Carpet for photo ops.  Come and mingle with your peers and join us in the excitement of this years Oscars.  There will be a oscar pool and a donation of $5 is suggested which includes one drink ticket or simply BYOB and snacks welcome.  There is nothing more fun than this, casual, laid back beach style but black tie is also suggested, mainly for fun!
This Sunday and catch a beach sunset too while you are here.  Be sure to book your spa treatments before or after for a bit of relaxation and some beach glamor.
FREE PARKING DETAILS: park anywhere west of Lincoln and TEXT this number for pick up from your car approximately 10 mins.

Creative Chakra 20 yrs Commemorative Couples Spa Packages

Creative Chakra Spa Couples commemorative spa packages

Couples Massage

20 years of Creative Chakra Spa celebrate with us with some of these favorite couples massage packages. Couples spa massages come with a private infrared sauna, jacuzzi bath for two or aromatherapy steam room for two. Customize your massage with indian head massage, peppermint foot scrub, a glass of wine & private spa suite.

We are celebrating 20 years of Creative Chakra Spa! Centrally located in Los Angeles, just 3 buildings from the Pacific Ocean & Oceanfront Walk, (the end of the bike-path) in the Marina Peninsula, these packages include some of our signature treatments for couples tried & tested over 17 years at our ocean spa retreat! Our product line is celebrating 20 years with over 300 products! All packages include, massage with indian head massage, peppermint foot scrub, wine/champagne by the fire.

Choose from:

Just 3 buildings from the Pacific Ocean & Venice Boardwalk, these packages include some of our signature treatments for couples tried & tested over 17 years at our spa retreat!

Allow approximately 2 hours for your private spa journey or more for premium packages. All packages include, massage with indian head massage, peppermint foot scrub, wine/champagne by the fire.

Choose from:

Couples Spa Journey $245

1) Tea at our tea room

2) Chakra Reading

3) 50 min massage service includes – indian head massage & exhilirating peppermint foot scrub

4) Wine by the fire

5) Spa suite with private bathroom & Vitamin C Shower which cuts out chlorine, promotes collagen of the skin

6) Free Beach Parking – text for details 310-721-2389

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Deluxe Couples Spa Journey $319

1) Tea at our tea room

2) Chakra Reading

3) 1 hour customized massage service includes – indian head massage & exhilirating peppermint foot scrub & chocolate massage butter, made fresh daily, a mood enhancer and anti-oxidant.

4) Wine or Champagne by the fire

5) Free Beach Parking – text for details 310-721-2389

6) Spa suite with private bathroom & Vitamin C Shower which cuts out chlorine, promotes collagen of the skin

7) Exclusive & reserved private infrared red sauna/jacuzzi bath for 2.

Supreme Couples Spa Journey $397 and includes:

1) Tea at our tea room

2) Chakra Reading

3) 80 mins customized massage service includes – indian head massage & exhilirating peppermint foot scrub & chocolate massage butter, made fresh daily, a mood enhancer and anti-oxidant.

4) Wine or Champagne by the garden or beach fire

5) Spa suite with private bathroom & Vitamin C Shower which cuts out chlorine, promotes collagen of the skin

6) Free Beach Parking – text for details 310-721-2389

7) Exclusive & reserved private infrared sauna/jacuzzi bath for 2

8) Chocolate covered strawberries/berries, hand-dipped fresh from the chocolate fondue fountain, or a cheese plate to accompany your champagne/wine by the fire

9) Upgrade to Garden Cabana/Beach Cabana (when available, additional $45)

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The deluxe packge includes all the same but upgrades to exclusive reserved jacuzzi bath for 2 or infrared sauna including a one hour massage service with freshly made chocolate massage cream, a mood enhancer and anti-oxident, prepared fresh daily.

The Supreme Couples Spa journey is the ultimate and includes all of the services above in the regular and deluxe with an upgrade of a 80 min massage hand dipped chocolate strawberries & berries or cheese plate and upgradable location, on a first come, first served basis.

These are special valentine’s packages for 2018 as we celebrate our 17th year with the most popular spa treatments and reserved private spa journeys.

Creative Chakra Spa has been featured on these shows: The Doctors, Little Women LA, Beverly Hills Housewives, Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, Millionaire Matchmaker, Married to the Rock, America’s Next Top Model, Lion in the Kitchen, Discovery Channel, E! News, MTV, Good Morning Hollywood and a few films too!

Call 310-823-9378

Text 310-721-2389

or buy your tickets here for this special

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Creative Chakra Spa featured in Spa Finder

 


Los Angeles Spa SceneHollywood, the Lakers, Rodeo Drive, and the beach scene…the Los Angeles area is famous for these and more, and the city is receiving rave reviews as an international spa celebrity as well. This hip city practically requires a relaxed, laid back vibe, and in a place that counts movie stars among its population, an attractive appearance is essential. With its diverse offering of spa retreats, you’re sure to find an L.A. spa that you’ll give four stars.

For the eco-friendly fans…
L.A. is celebrated as a green and sustainable city, and many spas have adopted a similar go-organic approach.

For the hipsters and enlightened…
There are hundreds of stylish, ethnic spa sanctuaries on offer in the city of Los Angeles. Check out the following if you seek a Zen-like awakening. Did we mention many are affordable?

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Come and enjoy our ocean view spa

‘The Country’s premier holistic destination day spa

Escape for a day or a full day of pampering, relaxation and stress-free indulgence

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Award wining, celebrity preferred Spa Finder, LA’s hidden gem, ocean side retreat featuring luxurious therapeuatic massages & facials, ayurveda, ancient global healing wraps ^& scrubs & the most romantic couples spa packages

Our spa treatments will help you unwind as you enjoy your visit to Venice Beach.

Manifesting your dreams

 

 


There are people who say, Sandie, you are a great manifester. I think the greatest thing I ever did in organizing my belief system growing up was that I vowed, I would always be truthful and seek truth and I realized if you say you are going to say a statement to other people, then you have to back it up, it has to be true, you intention has to be behind it. If you say you are doing something, just announce it. It sets the wheels in fast motion, you have to do it.

I used to kick my ankle and chastize myself when I first started doing this at the age of nineteen, because I didn’t want to be a pretender, a liar, a fool, I didn’t want to look stupid. Without fail this method has always helped me to dream and then create an action. By telling other people what you are doing, it puts the thought out into the universe of sound, it allows others minds to build that thought into a strong position in the concrete universe of transactions. Oh, this getting escoterical, don’t want to lose ya there! Just truth and action, creates your dreams into reality. That is all! Practical isn’t it?

 

The benefits of Far Infrared Saunas

Infrared Saunas is a miracle spa therapy, it detoxes, promotes collagen for anti-aging of the skin, reduces the appearance of cellulite, used for smoking cessation, recuperating and muscle tension while helping you lose weight and more!

More than 800 fire-fighters and policemen and women who were poisoned at the World Trade Center 911 disaster site have been successfully detoxified through far infrared sauna detox program in New York City.

Doctors are starting to recommend infrared saunas to their patients for many ailments, some of which are inflammation, weight loss, lowering cholesterol, and lowering blood pressure! Infrared saunas use has a conditioning effect on the cardiovascular system plus is an effective weight control for people who can’t exercise.

From the Journal of the American Medical Association stating: “A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grams in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal, which is equivalent to running 2-3 miles. A heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 600-800 kcal with no adverse effects. While the weight of the water loss can be regained by drinking water, the calories consumed will not be. Calories used in half an hour in an infrared sauna session are more than that used while running for the same time.

These saunas, based on Far infrared technology than the conventional sauna and are more effective as heat reaches deeper in the skin. Deep heat penetration pulls toxins deep under the skin and exfoliates them through the skin and allows removal of toxins, alcohol, nicotine, mercury, lead, car emissions, tobacco, mold and hundreds of other pollutants that our bodies are bombarded with on a daily basis. By detoxifying the body of these pollutants we

are able to stop them from accumulating in our system and in doing so prevent possible disease and premature aging of our skin, body and mind.

These Los Angeles Far Infrared Sauna sessions are as inexpensive as $25 or less a session. Here is a wellness office, spa at the beach, and a Infrared Sauna establishment called appropriately the Sweat Shop! Do look for cedar saunas as they are naturally anti-bacterial and therefore less toxins from cleaning them from other peoples sweat also Far Infrared as opposed to just Infrared.

Apart from all its’ great benefits, it is also good for the beauty in you! Collagen and pore cleansing is made easy. It can improve its appearance by opening up pores, clearing out impurities, rejuvenating skin and promoting collagen production for a youthful glow. The skin sheds any old skin cells leaving it glowing and immaculately clean.

Collagen fibers are what give your skin its elasticity and keeps your tissues together. It makes up approximately 80 percent of your skin’s foundation, and sitting in these saunas can help increase its production. Collagen helps excrete dead cells and encourages regeneration of new ones. Far Infrared Saunas will make you sweat which opens up your pores and helps eliminate waste products and impurities such as dirt, oil and makeup. Once these are removed, the likelihood that skin conditions like pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, excema and psoriasis will occur, reduce substantially leaving a healthy pink glow.

Cellulite is not easy to reduce, there are so many temporary solutions on the market that last for a mere few day but try using an infrared sauna. It will reduce the appearance of cellulite underneath the skin. The heat can help break up fat cells stored in tissue and flush them out of your system. Consistent usage of infrared saunas can improve skin’s tone and texture and diminish the look of cellulite.

Other facts:

Infrared saunas are very helpful for cancer patients. They raise oxygenation and remove radio active residues. Infrared saunas are good for chronic infections.

The infrared heater produces radiant energy, which is the same as the heat from the sun, only without the harmful ultraviolet rays

Infrared saunas require 90% less energy and heats much faster than traditional saunas so really eco-friendly. This sauna can also be used for patients suffering from varicose veins, metal implants, hypertension and diabetes where conventional saunas do not help.

The infrared rays penetrate the body over 1.5 inches, which creates a deep heating effect in the muscle tissues and internal organs without stressing the heart muscle.

After an initial warming up period, the body begins its natural cooling off process of perspiring. Three things are accomplished during this phase:

1. Waste products and toxins such as alcohol, nicotine and heavy metals are removed from the cells and excreted through the pores of the skin.

2. The skin sheds any old skin cells leaving it glowing and immaculately clean.

3. As the body expends energy to produce sweat, the heart beats harder and faster, which has a conditioning effect on the cardiovascular system plus is an effective weight control for people who can’t exercise.

The infrared sauna is an hour well spent supporting the natural detoxification systems of the body and relaxing deeply into a comfortable heat.