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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/couples-spa-valentines-date-feb-8th-21st-tickets-42895716242?aff=erelexpmlt#tickets

Open your Heart: Valentines Date Spa Love

Creative Chakra Spa Beach Day

Your valentines date -12 unique, private, exclusive Valentine Couples Spa Experiences 

Each year we are a sold out affair so book swiftly a popular tradition – February 10th-21st  (Includes President’s Day).  

Open daily from 10am-9pm

View our 12 unique Valentine Date Couples Spa Experiences

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Join us for a blissful spa experience at Creative Chakra Spa in Marina del Rey, located just three blocks south of the Venice Pier, only 3 buildings from the Pacific Ocean. This will mark our 17th anniversary offering romantic couples spa packages for Valentine’s day.  Enjoy chocolates and roses upon arrival to our tea room.

Choose from : 12 unique Valentine Couples Spa Experiences – spa suites – private & exclusive aromatherapy steam bath, garden infrared sauna, or over-size jacuzzi bath – garden lounge – ocean views – tea room & terrace – free parking – booked especially for you with love.

Did you know that we are one of the most filmed spas in Los Angeles and one of 3 longest running independent spas in LA?  This year we have appeared on “Little Women”, Fit, Famous & Fabulous, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood & invited onto the new Tyra Banks show.  We have always been committed to serving and supporting our creative community. We are voted one of the “most romantic Couples Massage Packages in Los Angeles!” Visit soon at our beach-side healing retreat.  

Endorsed by Spa Finder as “The country’s premiere Holistic destination day spa, award-winning and celebrity preferred”.

We are pleased to announce its Signature Partnerships: Mercedes Grill, Hotel Erwin, The Kinney, Marina del Rey Hotel, and Hal’s Bar & Grille.

CEO Sandie West, herself a holistic practitioner – massage therapist, yoga teacher, & personal trainer –  opened Creative Chakra Spa over 16 years ago.  It is now the country’s premier holistic destination day spa; an ocean-front, hidden gem and holistic healing oasis.  Sandie also creates 300 freshly made, eco-friendly elixers, soothing balms and teas for her clientele. With exclusive and private use of their garden infrared sauna, jacuzzi, or variety of baths, you’ll enjoy the solitude of vacation right here at home.

The Perfect Date at Creative Chakra Spa

Couples Massage

Sand, sunshine, and sea breezes – the perfect date.  Indulge in a romantic escape, create intimate memories and reconnect with your partner away from the constant distractions. Create a lasting memory and any treatment or combination of treatments can be bundled together for side-by-side romantic couples or a fun spa together experience!  Have the whole spa to yourself, or share with friends, family, or loved one.

Couples Massage at sunset

Stroll along the shoreline at Venice Beach

Over the holidays, come and enjoy some down time with a loved one or best friend. at Creative Chakra Spa we have it all set up perfectly for your enjoyment including a yoga studio.  Or try a Romantic Spa Package, relaxing, sitting around the fire with a glass of champagne, strawberries, chocolate, music wafting through the ocean breezes…all just steps from the sand.  While this might not sound out of the ordinary for a date, what is extraordinary is your private exclusive use of our secluded garden area, jacuzzi bath, infrared sauna all at your disposal (depending on your package) and meditation spaces.  Unlike other spas, we keep the price of the massage the same for everything so you can luxuriate in a therapeutic massage customized for your body.  We don’t charge extra for aromatherapy or hot stones, etc.  and because the demand is so high, we do  not do discounts on bargain sites for the very reason that we are reserving the space for you exclusively, as if you were reserving a party room or a hotel.  While people come back to us years after years for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, parties, and a we are a sold out event for Valentines, we are always here for you.  We have competitive membership packages that beats out other massage chains, as we are able to offer garden, jacuzzi bath, or sauna for your visit.

So if you love us you’ll sign up for the 6 month membership to utilize how you wish. many of our couples come back to take advantage of this.  It is the best way to spend downtime together, des-tressing, getting ready to take on the world and reconnect with your partner. Any treatments or combination of treatments can be bundled together for side-by-side romantic couples or fun spa together experiences!

 

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Chakra Healing, Ayurveda, and massage for you one or for a couple, we believe these ancient healing practices are the gifts untapped & spa is the hospital of the future. Creative Chakra Spa Wellness and Yoga and Massage meld together for the modern lifestyle.

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Spa Massage, Fireworks & watch Xmas Boat Parade 5.55pm Dec 9th

Creative Chakra Spa Festivities

Book your spa day & enjoy spa massage, facials, couples massage, ayurveda, yoga or mud wraps and body scrubs.  Then the  winter festivities begin with us. You can enjoy spa massage with a friend or as part of a couple, check out some of our suggested packages here :

Couples Spa Packages

It takes just a minute to book your spa massage over the phone or just book online here…………………..www.creativechakra.com

The 55th Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade is Saturday, December 9, 2017. Come join us!!

After your spa day, and fireworks and boat parade go straight to Washington Square and enjoy some great food and beach ambience, there is something for everyone, just 150 yards from Creative Chakra Spa.

Couples Massage Creative Chakra Spa

Couples Spa Day by the fire

This year’s theme is “LET’S DANCE!”
All details are here: http://www.mdrboatparade.org/

FIREWORKS KICK OFF THE PARADE!
At 5:55PM a traditional fireworks display kicks off the evening. The fireworks site is on the jetty near the entrance of the main channel. All boats will begin circling the main channel of the Marina at 6:00 PM.

GRAND MARSHAL
Carol Costello is this year’s Grand Marshall. She is an award winning journalist and the host of HLN’s Across America with Carol Costello, a two hour news show airing weekdays from 11-1pmET, covering the day’s news and most-talked about stories. She is based in the network’s Los Angeles bureau. Carol is also the first lady of Loyola Marymount Unviversity with her husband being President of the University.

VIEWING SPOTS
The public can view the parade and listen to live announcements at the end of the Marina Peninsula. Just stroll along the beach and watch the fireworks and then linger and watch the decorated xmas parade of boats.

 

Happy Holidays, Creative Chakra Spa 310-823-9378.

 

 

Creative Chakra Spa Christmas De-stress Party December 7th

Text this number 323-435-5000 for a FREE ride to Creative Chakra Spa holiday party. Come and enjoy the holidays in our style, California calls with a beautiful sunny beach & sunset at Creative Chakra Spa. Calling back all healers who over the last 14 yrs have graced us with their skills to come over and participate in the beautiful energy here at Creative Chakra Spa, you helped us be the premier holistic spa in California, giving thanks to you. There will be chakra readings and mini energy facials as well as festive drinks and quality time to spend with our community of healers and creative minds. This is a joint open house with Beach Dancer Films and Creative Chakra Spa. Chakra Perfumes for the 7 chakra’s will be featured as one of our hallmark gifts for the holidays as well as BOGO $25 Gift Certificates, give one to a friend. Watch here for more updates on the activities available this holiday eve.

Book here for the holiday destress https://creativechakra.boomtime.com/lschedule

Buy gift certificates here: https://creativechakra.boomtime.com/lgift

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2017 Outdoor Summer Spa Calendar

2017-Summer-Concert-Series-Brochure

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Creative Chakra Spa is located on a pristine, three-mile stretch of beach, just two short blocks from the world famous Venice Pier and the Boardwalk begins on Catamaran, our street.

Plan a special day with your loved one now.  Book one of our indulgent couples massage packages, share the sunset –  we are steps from the sand, enjoy quiet exclusive time to relax & heal.

Romantic & relaxing, intimate, enjoy private showers, holistic eco friendly products, ocean breezes

Plan your spa journey around the many events happening in Marina del Rey this summer!

2017 Summer Events

Spa in the Day and then off to First Fridays on Abbott Kinney –  

First Friday of every month 5pm-11pm

First Fridays on Abbot Kinney Blvd is a fun, food truck focused event with select shops open late, happy hours at select restaurants and special events in popup locations that vary each month.

Spa in the day and then have a Bonfire on Dockweiler Beach

Dockweiler State Beach has one thing no other Los Angeles area beach can offer; bonfire pits.  Load up some firewood and bring family and friends out for an afternoon in the sun followed by a cozy campfire under the stars.

MARINA DEL REY CONCERTS AT BURTON CHASE PARK ON THE WATER

CATCH A WATER-BUS $1 FROM CCSPA

OR JOIN US ON A BIKE RIDE IN THE MARINA TO THE CONCERT)

2017 Summer Concert Series

This popular series of FREE 90 minute outdoor concerts is held each summer in one of the most spectacular waterfront settings in Los Angeles, Burton Chace Park. Thursday evening symphonic concerts feature world class artists appearing with the Marina del Rey Symphony, conducted by its Musical Director Frank Fetta. On alternate Saturdays, the concerts bring to the Marina stellar artists from the worlds of pop and jazz.

Symphonic Thursdays – Starts at 7:00 PM

Marina del Rey Summer Symphony
Frank Fetta, Musical Director and Conductor

8/03: Matthew Morrison

8/17: Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida (fully staged opera production)

Pop Saturdays – Starts at 7:00 PM

8/12: Yo La Tengo (Indie)

8/26: Arturo Sandoval (Jazz)

Festival of the Chariots – August 6th – 10-4pm
In this colorful Hindu parade and festival, participants carry three four-story chariots from the Santa Monica Civic to Venice Beach, where at noon the Hari Krishna throw a festival with free food and entertainment.
Venice Beach Music Fest – August 26th – 11-7:30pm
Immerse yourself in live music, dancing and participatory art in the spirit of keeping Venice eclectic and vibrant.  Free event.
Abbott Kinney Festival – September 24th – 10am-6pm
Now in its 33rd year, the Festival takes place along a mile-long stretch of the world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California, arguably the “coolest block in America”. The Boulevard’s eclectic boutiques, artisan eateries and influential art galleries infuse the festival with a local flavor that makes this event unique and not to be missed.
Marina del Rey Film Festival – October 7th-13th
Fosters up and coming filmmakers by providing a positive and festive environment to showcase their films and artistic endeavors in the film market.  Sponsored by Creative Chakra Spa and Beach Dancer Films.
DISCOVER MARINA DEL REY     Sunday October 8th   11am-4pm
Traditionally the first Sunday in October, Burton W. Chace Park is the site for a celebration of Marina del Rey, known as Discover Marina del Rey Day.
This free, family-oriented festival will offer educational information on health, safety, and the environment; as well as live music and many activities, including water events, inflatables, games, puppets, and arts and crafts. Admission is free and a $5 wristband gives you access to activities. Event parking is available for $8 in county lots #77 and #4, located at 13560 and 13500 Mindanao Way. For updates, please call 310-305-9545 or visit the web site at Beaches.LACounty.gov for more information.
HARVEST DAYS & HAUNTED NIGHTS     Saturday, October 28th – All day event
Experience the only haunted pirate ships in Los Angeles this Halloween! Expect kid-friendly fun by day and spooky entertainment by night (recommended for ages 13+). Admission is FREE, and food is available for purchase. Parking is available for $8 in County Lots 4 and 77; pay stations take credit cards and cash. Waivers need to be signed in order to participate in activities, so minors should have a parent present to sign
Culver City Film Festival   December 4-11th
The Culver City Film Festival brings together a diverse group of filmmakers to share recent work and recognize local talent in a city celebrated for it’s cinematic history and cultural depth.  Featuring both up-an-coming and experienced filmmakers, this festival provides a venue for independent films to gain exposure. Sponsored by Creative Chakra Spa and Beach Dancer Films.