HIPster Highlight

Weekly HIPster Highlight!
As women entrepreneurs, we love celebrating and supporting other women in business. This week we highlight long time HIPster Nicholah Langford Holdsworth! Not only is Nikki committed to being her best self and living her most healthy life, she is also committed to supporting others in their health journey.

“I’m approaching 51 yrs young this October!  I am married to a great guy in the film Industry for almost 18 yrs now.  We have 2 boys, Kolby is 17 and Jonah is 14.

I am an entrepreneur at heart and also a big advocate for Mom’s being able to stay at home w/ their kids if given the opportunity ! I am obsessed w/ good clean nutrition and educating people that your health is your wealth!  My husband and I have coached hundreds of people (including professional athletes, Moms, Dads and kids) over the past 3 years on nutritional cleansing, building lean muscle, getting more energy, better sleep, losing fat and wealth creation if so desired.  I believe that beauty is more than skin deep, it’s thriving in a living life longer, healthier and better.
HIP keeps me grounded and balanced.  I have loved the relationships that I have built and I love and adore everybody there!  Thank you for building and creating such a safe and fun space for us all.”

 

Nikki we are grateful you are a part of the HIP Family, and we are proud of the work you’re doing! #womeninbusiness #inspiringstories #healthyliving 

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!

YIN/YANG YOGA WORKSHOP WITH MARLA

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 5-6:30PM
YIN/YANG YOGA WORKSHOP
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Here at HIP Studio, we prioritize the values of friendship and integrity among all practitioners and we set our sights on helping to build the physical, emotional, and spiritual balance for every one. Whether we are in a class or out on the beach, there is the yin and the yang, the collaboration of the duality of all things everywhere. So say goodbye to the summer months and sign up for this upcoming yoga workshop, a practice devoted to balancing our yin and yang qualities. You get an energizing and uplifting yoga flow practice that will evolve into an introspective and quiet yoga stretch and meditation series.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=16292&stype=-8&sTG=27&sVT=14&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000007&date=11/04/16
$25
Read more about the benefits of developing a night yoga routine here: https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/fitness/step-step-guide-developing-night-yoga-routine/

MIND-BODY REVOLUTION: Yoga w/doTERRA Essential Oils

MIND-BODY REVOLUTION
Monday, November 7th, 7:30-9pm
In the first 1/2 hour you will learn:-What are essential oils and how they are used.
-The importance of using therapeutic grade oils.
-Why essential oils are used in yoga practice.
-What are the Emotional Aromatherapy Essential Oils and how are they used to support the emotions.
-They get to smell and apply the emotional aromatherapy essential oils.
-They will also get to try water infused with an oil like peppermint, lemon or the metabolic blend: Slim & Sassy.In the last hour you will experience:

A one-hour Hatha based and vinyasa flow sequence in a diffused room (I will diffuse one of the emotional aromatherapy essential oils).

img_9207Richelle Mercure-Fitzl has been a teacher of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga for 20 years. She is a mother, high school teacher and a doTerra Wellness Advocate. After years of personal practice and intense study of Natural Health Solutions and Yoga, she is so happy she listened to her inner voice and devoted her life to living and sharing the practice that has truly changed her inner-world. The EssentialYoga Program is a fusion of two of the most valuable wellness solutions: Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and Yoga. Consistent practice supports balancing excess stress and restoring equanimity in the body.

Students should bring: yoga mat and a glass water bottle to make their water & essential oil infusion.

*Space is limited. Claim your spot to receive your free gift. Donations are welcome.
Read more about the benefits of developing a night yoga routine here https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/fitness/step-step-guide-developing-night-yoga-routine/

Kundalini Yoga With Live Music

Monday, October 24th, 7:30-9pm
Like the ocean waves that never cease, the rhythm of the universe never ceases. All of the Universe is a vibration of energy. We are either vibrating in harmony or disharmony with the Universe. We vibrate frequency through our thoughts, words, actions, emotions, and feelings. What we put out to the Universe we receive back, much like a boom-a-rang. Through a deeper understanding and sincere practice of Kundalini Yoga we can ride the waves of life with joy, grace, compassion and kindness.
Kundalini Yoga is one of the oldest and considered the most comprehensive of yoga traditions, combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques. Kundalini Yoga is the practice of awakening the Higher Self and turning potential energy into useful energy. Kundalini Yoga is a fascinating practice.
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About Sukhmani (aka Nicole), E-RYT, YACEP: She has practiced yoga almost 20 years and has been teaching for almost a decade. Sukhmani teaches yoga classes all over Southern California as well as Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing and Live Music Mantra workshops all over the US and online. Sukhmani is the co-founder of the award winning mantra rock band, Sukha and often incorporates live music and sound healing in her classes. They released their critically acclaimed mantra album “Rise” earlier this year and are touring to support it. She studies Kundalini Yoga and Meditation at the advanced levels with master teachers Guru Singh, Tej, Nirvair Singh and others.

Join Sukhmani on a spiritual journey to a healthier and happier you!!!

All levels including beginners are welcome and encouraged!

Please bring a meditation pillow, small pillow or blanket for extra comfort in the seated postures.

$30 Sign up now!

Read more about the benefits of a night yoga routine here at Positive Health Wellness Blog

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

Monday Night Mind-Body Revolution

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At hip studio, we are all about health! We are committed to living the hip life and to being our best selves! It is our purpose to provide the support and accountability you need to be your best self! We know that our mental, emotional and spiritual health is just as important as our physical health. We believe in holistic and integrative living and in growing our community of passionately healthy hipsters!
Monday, May 2nd (and the first Monday of every month) from 7:30-9pm we will gather at hip studio to share our stories and collectively raise the awareness of holistic health, nutrition, mindful eating, meditation, motivation, movement, connection, creativity, purpose and balance. We will quiet our minds, connect with ourselves and others, and get a little inspiration to take back into our busy lives. We will provide one another with support, community and accountability to achieve optimum health.
This month we are thrilled to collaborate with Amber Caudle, the owner of our most favorite healthy local spot, The Source Cafe.

 

Born in Ohio and raised in Atlanta, Amber’s passion for the restaurant business was ignited when she was fifteen and had her first restaurant job. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management. Although she had management opportunities in Atlanta after graduating, her true passion took over and she began her culinary training in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was there that she learned and fell in love with the simplicity and passion of Southern Italian cuisine, which led her to Sorrento, Italy to cook and study. Her appreciation for food, travel and wine led her to San Sebastian, Spain, where she was enchanted once again, this time by Basque food and culture. Amber is also a first level sommelier.

Chef Amber believes food can be healthy and delicious at the same time. Amber opened The Source Café 3 ½ years ago because she was on a journey towards better physical health and spiritual growth. This became the driving force in her life. At the time she was the Executive Chef at a traditional, yet somewhat unconventional, Mediterranean restaurant. In dealing with some personal health issues, she developed an anti-inflammatory, immune -boosting tonic and began sharing it with coworkers. She couldn’t make enough to keep up with the demand! That experience ignited the fire even though she knew for quite a long time that food was instrumental in healing and maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit. The vision and mission of The Source sprang from that realization along with the commitment to share with others.

Chef Amber is currently working on a cookbook that will showcase her unique recipes and dishes that are healthy, tasty and imaginative. Equally important to Amber in writing the cookbook is the story behind and within the pages. She has read other people’s stories that have inspired her-given her the encouragement to grow-to take new, bold steps. Everyone has a story to tell. Chef Amber believes in a deeper sense that there is a universal realization that sharing your story with others begins a dialogue that brings all of us together in a caring, supportive community.

This is a donation based event. Each month we will donate to a charity of our choice.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot now!

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.