About Christine Crivello

Christine Crivello, co-owner of HIP Studio, has called the South Bay home for 16 years. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, she spent 10 years in the music and fashion industries before finding her passion for health and fitness. Once she discovered the amazing toning and sculpting benefits of Pilates, she was hooked. Christine earned her Pilates certification from Body Arts and Science and met future studio partner Amber the same year. The two share the desire to make fitness fun, effective and sustainable. They opened HIP Studio to provide the perfect blend of intensity and variety in order to reshape the body and maximize results.

HIP BODY DESIGN Challenge!

Are you ready ladies??!!!!
 The Challenge to truly change your shape is here!!!
Suzie and Christine are so confident in this work and this plan that if you follow it (honestly) and don’t see a single difference in the shape of your hips, the lift in your seat, definition in your abs or even a decrease of cellulite (without using a single cream), we will GIVE YOU a private session.
So if you’re ready to be SOOO excited to put on a bathing suit, see definition in your abdominals you’ve never seen before, create strength and flexibility in your hips and tone your arms as a bonus….LET’S DO THIS!
HERE ARE THE RULES
1. Take classes at HIP Studio. Not a member sign up now.
2. The LEGS 6 x’s a week (class or video).
If you come to either Christine or Suzie’s sculpting class (Burn & Sculpt or Cardio Band) that will count as a day.
If you do a Pilates class, Bag of Tricks, Plyojam…you need to do the video.
3. Limit your spinning, running or any high intensity classes that are working your legs linearly for a majority of the class. We know some of you are really addicted to your “sweat-sesh” but if you can just take a little break from your spin or running to once a week for these 6 weeks,  it will be more effective. Stick to the trampoline or Plyojam. Walking is perfect too!
4. There isn’t a diet to follow. Just eat/drink consciously and use common sense. Ask yourself “Is this truly feeding me?” “Will I feel good after I eat this or will it deplete my energy physically & emotionally?”
HOW TO SIGN UP
 
1. Email info@hipstudio.com to join. It’s free.
2. Today we will email you your first video for week 1 starting tomorrow.
3. A new video will be in your in box on March 5th. It will be for 2 weeks with instructions to follow.
4. OPTIONAL: ankle weights. We recommend you purchase 1.5 pound ankle weights and 3 pound ankle weights. You can buy on amazon.
If you have any questions feel free to ask or e-mail us. We are all so excited to take it up a notch with you!

2017 Let’s Do This! HIP90 Starts Monday!

 

We’re so excited to start this years challenge!!

Each year it gets better and better, and that’s exactly what happens when you join. You just get better, healthier, happier and confident.

TESTIMONIALS

img_0106My diet has been transformed, my attitude toward food has changed.  I eat things that will provide nourishment.  Everyone can see the change – I lost around 19 pounds, it is pretty dramatic! Maureen O.

This has been an amazing journey and I have learned so much in the process. My husband and I are both on board to continue this lifestyle and I can’t wait to see my body and mind continue to change. Rachel F.

“Doing this challenge was one of the best decisions I ever made. You two did an amazing job with this. It really is a life changer!” Justine M.

IMG_0394Every time I’ve done the challenge i’ve improved my eating habits a little more. I go into the Challenge thinking there’s nothing ‘cleaner’ I can do, then I find more ways to eat even cleaner. I will do the challenge again for this reason and because every time I do it I get surprised by something I learn – like how awesome it is to walk Chase to school. Erika M.

 The tweaks I made were just about getting educated and being mindful – I didn’t mind switching to Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas or sashimi versus sushi – but I just needed to know it was important and why. I definitely proved I could lose bad habits and make good ones. Heidi T.

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“I definitely feel like I am now on a path to healthy eating and can make better choices about what I buy and what I make. It really reset my entire mindset to what is healthy and worth putting into your body and what you can live without. And that little changes can really make an impact.I am beyond thrilled with the results. I never imagined my body would change this much in 60 days.” Jessica F. 

If you’re ready for a transformation sign up here! 

What Classes To Take To Get Maximum RESULTS!

As we’ve grown over the years so has our schedule and our experience. We are proud to say all our trainers at HIP have over 8 years or more experience!! Through our experience we’ve seen and done a lot. We know what works and what doesn’t work. We’ve been cardio junkies, gym rats, boutique fitness hoppers… you name it we’ve done it. Through trial and error we’ve learned you need a balance of Cardiovascular Training, Resistance Training and Pilates.
With each class on the schedule there is an intention and a purpose. To help guide you we like to break the schedule up in 3 categories: Pilates, HIIT & Sculpt.
It’s important to get a mix of all 3 categories through your week to see the greatest results and here is why:

 

PILATES
The reformer is where you build strength, you work on form and alignment and learn how to engage muscles groups correctly. This is your foundation for everything else you do in the studio and outside the studio.
 HIIT | HIGH INTENSTIY INTERVAL TRAINING
Bag of Tricks, Cardio Kickboxing, Plyojam and our 30/30 classes get you in fat burning mode. HIIT training is one of the most effective way to burn calories, build muscle and boost your metabolism. Not to mention the amazing detoxifying benefits for the trampoline. We work the bigger muscles groups in these classes giving you the ultimate calorie burner!
SCULPT
Cardio Band, Burn & Sculpt and Barre-10-sity are design to work the smaller muscle groups. We work deep into your intrinsic muscles. You will lose inches in your arms, waist, hips and thighs with these moves. These classes are no joke and are designed to reshape your body. Say hello to defined arms, flat abs and sculpted legs! A must add in your weekly routine.

 

We challenge you to get a mix of all 3 categories throughout your week so you see and feel the difference!

hiplife 14-day reset cleanse

IS IT TIME FOR A CLEANSE?

Do you get bloated after eating?

Do you tend to gain weight easily especially in your belly?

Do you have extra pounds that won’t come off with diet and exercise?

Do you have headaches more than occasionally?

Do you frequently belch or feel gassy or gurgling in your belly?

Do you tend to feel lethargic during the day?

Do you have cravings for sugar or starchy foods?

Do you experience mood swings or anxiety?

Do you have difficulty focusing or experience foggy brain?

Do you have allergies or hayfever?

Do you experience pain, muscle achiness, or stiffness in your joints?

Do you feel addicted to foods that you know aren’t good for you… and yet you can’t stop?

Do you feel anxious, upset, nervous, or downright cranky?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you would greatly benefit from this cleanse! You will see your energy increase, your digestion improve, you will lose weight and feel better overall!

If you’re ready to commit sign up here or email Christine & Amber at info@hipstudio.com

Maggie’s Tips for a HIP & Healthy Pregnancy

Here is what she had to say:

Every woman and every pregnancy is different, so what I have to say may resonate with you or it may not at all. I have always been a healthy eater. I know that what I put into my body is 70% of the work, working out is 20% and the last 10 is having a good attitude. I am lucky that I work in an industry where I am constantly in motion and most people don’t have that luxury. Even though I am on my feet a lot of the day teaching, I only work out an hour a day.

You don’t have to work in the fitness industry to have a happy, healthy pregnancy. Going on walks at lunch, doing cardio in in the morning (even just 30 minutes a day) can really make a big difference. Movement is like medicine for the body and can actually decrease the general aches and pains you experience. I know women who have been told not to exercise because of high-risk pregnancies. They had a harder time with general aches and pains from lack of movement, than say they did with their first child when they were able to work out

If you ARE lucky enough to have a healthy pregnancy and the doctor gives you the green light to workout, go for it!

If you are traveling for work, try getting in a quick workout in the hotel before meetings, just twenty minutes in the am or the pm or whenever you can squeeze it in. There really isn’t any excuse in my mind to not get 45min to an hour of a workout in at least three a week. Even if that means you have to do two short workouts a day. I stopped running on the strand and started swimming for cardio! Some people are able to run, but it just didn’t feel comfortable for me. If you are in a class let the instructor know that you are pregnant so they can give you proper modifications. If you are walking, running, or swimming for cardio just make sure that your heart rate doesn’t get too high. If you start to feel too winded you will know to slow it down. Doctors used to say that keeping your heart rate under 140 was ideal for pregnant women, but today heart rate limits aren’t typically imposed.

Trust your body! If something isn’t comfortable, don’t do it. You are only pregnant for 40 weeks and you can go back to doing everything you did before after that nine months. I focused mainly on toning my arms and legs when I was in classes and avoided laying on my back pretty early on. It’s important to not lay on your back for long periods of time by the second trimester. Get up and change positions often. I can still do ab rollers (on a blue). I take most planks to my knees (on a blue). I do not do reformer work on the back end.

MAGGIE’S PREGGO TIPS

  1. Pound Water ALL day
  2. Learn what foods you can handle 1st trimester and eat those until you aren’t sick anymore.
  3. Once you are able to stomach veggies again EAT veggies! (I wasn’t able to eat veggies 1st trimester at all).
  4. Don’t get upset with yourself for eating Pringles on occasion. (they kept me alive 1st tri) So did watermelon, pickles, crackers, some cheeses.
  5. Keep Moving. I swam, walked, took hip classes, and stretched on my own at home.
  6. Try to enjoy the moment and stay positive
  7. Surround yourself with positive women and men who support you! I was so lucky to have so many positive people around me during this time
  8. Mentally prep that every woman handles it differently, has a different experience with pregnancy and birth and don’t compare yourself to others.
  9. I kept a journal of my weekly weight gain and it helped me keep my gain in control. I also wasn’t crazy about the number but cared more about how I felt at the end of the day.
  10. Know your weakness! I know that I have a sweet tooth, so I really tried not to indulge in sweets during these 40 weeks. Did I on occasion? YES! But NOT every night.

hip90 Day Challenge Starting Monday January 18th!

We’re doing it again! Now it’s your time! Time to get back to you! Time to put yourself at the top of the list. Time to be your most healthy, fit, strong and sexy self! Starting Monday, January 18th we will start our 4th annual challenge. You’ll learn how to eat clean without feeling like you are on a diet and we will teach you how to get the most out of your hip workouts.

We created this program 3 years ago to help clients start seeing the results they wanted. With the accountability and consistency this program provides, we’ve had over 300 clients join the challenge and achieve amazing results. Results in not only how they look but in how they FEEL! This program shows you you can still eat out with your friends, go to parties and have a social life while losing weight, building lean muscle and increasing your energy every day!

Each year the program gets better and better and this year we will be introducing 4 workshops with expert nutrition coach Shana Ekedal. Workshop topics will include: How to Shake the Sugar Habit, How to Party and Socialize Without Expanding your Waistline, Stop Struggling and Start Losing Weight and How to Get the Body You Wan

90 DAY CHALLENGE INCLUDESIMG_1936

Weekly coaching with Amber & Christine

34 pages manual (this is your bible!) includes:

what to eat, when to eat & what not to eat
Meal Plan & Recipes, Grocery List
Our favorite foods to buy
Tips for eating out
Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snack ideas
What to order when eating out and our favorite Southbay restaurants.
Body measurements, weight, body fat and pictures taken Day 1, Day 30 and Day 90.
Point tracker
Weekly emails sent every Sunday with you challenge for the week.
Journal
Workout Videos exclusive to Challengers!

NEW TO THE MANUAL: How to ‘booze’ the right way, Avoid the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster, The Magic Plate, Meal Timing Tips, Restaurant Cheat Sheet.

Sign up here in our online store under products and we will help you with the rest!

Price without workshops: $159 / including workshops $200
Less than $18 a week for a healthier happier you!

New Year, New Classes, New YOU!!

2016 is almost here so lets take it up a notch together! We promised to bring the party back, and we are excited to introduce our newest HIP instructor Alex Kaye! This non-stop Cardio Dance class will have you grooving and sweating from head to toe. Thru choreographed combinations you will burn, tone and lengthen your body in all the right places. No matter what your level is Alex will break down the moves to ensure you’ll feel this high-engery total body burn. You won’t want the music to stop!

You asked and we are bringing it back! Our Cardio Kickboxing class is a top calorie-burning workout that takes martial arts and mixes it into high intensity cardio intervals with toning recovery periods. You’ll be improving coordination, challenging the core, and cultivating balance. It’s a muscle toner and stress reliever in one. Turn your worry into a punching bag and kick your body into high gear. You’ll see this class starting in January!

We’re giving you the most innovative and effective ways of getting in shape and living your best life in 2016. By committing to a consistent routine, you’ll get the body you want by alternating between High Intensity Pilates™, HIIT Training, TRX, Barre, Kickboxing, Rebounding & Cardio Dance. You will align and reshape more than just your body at hip! You’ll create a lifestyle that results in you achieving your ultimate goal… becoming the best you can be! That’s what the new year is all about, recommitting to becoming the best you can be so lets do it!

2016 hip90 Day Challenge

IMG_4987This is your ultimate nutrition and fitness plan that will leave you feeling confident, happy with your body and feeling your best yet. If you are looking to lose weight and build lean muscle you need to start with your diet. You cannot out train a bad diet and this program is designed to teach you how to jumpstart your metabolism in order to burn fat and see your muscle definition you create in class. You will learn what types of foods to eat and when. What types of foods to avoid and why but you will not be cutting out any foods groups. If you love carbs you can eat them. We just show you the time of day you should be eating them in order for your body to burn them off. If you love your glass of wine at the end of the day – you can have it! This program is all about leaving you satisfied not deprived, feeling energized not drained and most importantly it is easy.

This is a realistic plan that will fit anyone’s lifestyle and will give you real results that will last all year long. This is not a quick fix program; you are taking the time to learn how to create healthy habits that become a lifestyle not a ‘diet.’ The hip90 program provides the consistency & accountability that will lead you to success!

We’ve had over 230 clients join the challenge in the last 4 years and they say it the best.

“Doing this challenge was one of the best decisions I ever made. You two did an amazing job with this. It really is a life changer!” Justine, Summer 2015 Challenger

IMG_0394Every time I’ve done the challenge i’ve improved my eating habits a little more. I go into the Challenge thinking there’s nothing ‘cleaner’ I can do, then I find more ways to eat even cleaner. I will do the challenge again for this reason and because every time I do it I get surprised by something I learn – like how awesome it is to walk Chase to school. Erika, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Challenger

 The tweaks I made were just about getting educated and being mindful – I didn’t mind switching to Ezekiel sprouted grain tortillas or sashimi versus sushi – but I just needed to know it was important and why. I definitely proved I could lose bad habits and make good ones. Heidi, 2015 Challenger

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“I definitely feel like I am now on a path to healthy eating and can make better choices about what I buy and what I make. It really reset my entire mindset to what is healthy and worth putting into your body and what you can live without. And that little changes can really make an impact.I am beyond thrilled with the results. I never imagined my body would change this much in 60 days.” Jessica, Summer 2014 & 2015 Challenger
Each year the program gets better and better. We have lots of new additions to the manual, new weekly challenges and workshops with expert nutriotion coach Shana Ekedal.
 What the program includes:

– Weekly coaching with Amber & Christine
– 34 page Manual includes:

  • what to eat, when to eat & what not to eat
  • Meal Plan & Recipes, Grocery List
  • Our favorite foods to buy
  • Tips for eating out
  • Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snack ideas
  • What to order when eating out and our favorite Southbay restaurants.
  • NEW TO THE MANUAL: How to ‘booze’ the right way, Avoid the Blood Sugar Roller Coaster, The Magic Plate, Meal Timing Tips, Restaurant Cheat Sheet.

– Body measurements, weight, body fat and pictures taken Day 1, Day 30 and Day 60.
– Point tracker
– Your weekly challenge emails sent every Sunday.
– Journal
– Workout Videos exclusive to Challengers!

If your ready for a change sign up today! To purchase go the ONLINE STORE and click the products tab.

PRICE: $200 includes 4 1-hour workshops. That’s less than $22 a week for a healthier happier you!

OR $159 which excludes the 4 workshops.

Bounce Back Smoothie

IMG_0175This is our HIP GO GREEN from our 90 Day Challenge Manual and is our go to smoothie after a night out. Greens are key in this smoothie because they help detox your body and flush the toxins out! The Pineapple & Papaya have enzymes that help your digestion and perfect if you’re feeling bloated.

Greens: 1-2 handfuls of any combination of spinach, kale, romaine or dandelion greens.

2-3 celery stalks

1/2 cucumber

1/2 cup Pineapple and 1/2 cup Papaya

1 scoop protein powerd

1 cup liquid: water, almond milk, coconut water.

1 slice fresh ginger

1 shake turmeric

Optional Superfood add-ins: chia seeds, chlorophyll, bee pollen, maca.

Blend & Enjoy!

 

What Is Her Secret!

DSC_0160I think we’ve all wondered this one… How does she stay so fit, so young and so happy all the time. Our resident Yogi Marla always brings such a positive and calming energy to all her classes even while she is making us shake and burn. She just celebrated a birthday last week and it got us thinking … what is her secret to staying so fit and healthy. So we asked her …

 

What does a typical day look like for you?  How many classes are on your schedule each week? My schedule varies every day, and I teach from 14-18 classes each week.  Typically, I will teach morning classes, have personal time in the late morning, early afternoon,  and teach again late afternoon,  early evening.  I love the flexibility of my schedule and have the opportunity to keep my home grown garden goodies going all year long.  I get to treat myself to a homemade meal pretty much every weekday, which is a blessing because I love to cook….and bake!

How do you start your day…Breakfast,Coffee? Many alternative healing traditions recommend drinking pure warm water with lemon upon arising in the morning.  I started doing this 10 years ago and still do it today.  It only takes a few days to get used to  before you notice how good it feels on the inside!! And BAM, you have yourself a healthy morning ritual. I do indulge in a cuppa joe after that, with a spoon full of coconut oil, which will give my metabolism a boost so I can  get out the door for a neighborhood walk or a HIP class.

My winter breakfast is plain yogurt and oatmeal with chia, flax and maple syrup or a Buddha Bowl. In the bowl I have quinoa, with seasonal steamed greens, green onions, avocado and a poached egg on top.

You favorite workout?  Favorite daily ritual? One ritual I try not to miss is my meditation and sun salutations.  It starts my day out just right.  One thing to keep in mind,  even 5 minutes is better than none, even a 2 minute meditation and a couple of sun salutes with do the body good!

I don’t have a favorite workout.  Depending on my day,  I will  take a pilates or yoga class, or hike, bike or swim.  When you skip a workout,  you truly do miss out on the endorphins that make you feel oh-so-good!

Any tips to stay fit and feeling good while enjoying all the holiday cheer? Tis the season to over-indulge!  Don’t skip that get together with your friends and family, just  be mindful!