JH Management is hosting a Spa Party at blushLA in Brentwood

Just in case you are in Brentwood today between 11-2 and need a little complementary pampering, Im doing PR/hosting a spa party for blushLA.

They are doing free 10 minute hand reflexology treatments and free 5 minute “face readings”.

Refreshments are provided.

Free spa gifts.
All while supplies last and first come first served.

See you there!

Facebook invite:
www.facebook.com/blushLAthespa

13050 San Vicente Blvd Suite 205
Los Angeles, California

(310) 395-8648

Website:
www.blushla.com

Spa PR by JH Management (310) 722-4446 / jackiehesley@gmail.com

Fitness Review: Art of Pilates

There is a sweet place in Playa del Rey for fitness & training. I almost don’t want to share it with anyone because I don’t want it to get too crowded. It has a certain VIP feel with causal appeal and I always get a personal training experience there, even in a larger class.

But I love this place and want it to succeed.

So Devi, I wrote this one for you girl. ….

Visit the Art of Pilates at 165 Culver Blvd. Unit A (Cross st. Vista del Mar)
Playa del Rey, CA 90293.

I purchased a Groupon for the studio for 20 Barre classes, which I used in less than a month. Right after, I purchased the monthly unlimited – because it works.

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Learning the Splits at Art of Pilates

 

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Holding the plank at Art of Pilates

I’ve been attending Barre Class at Art of Pilates for about two months now, almost daily.

Any Barre Class is difficult. Especially for new students who don’t have dance training. It’s putting your body in awkward positions and moving your muscles in ways you didn’t know existed. Small tiny movements. And like I said before, it works.

It lifts butts. It tones shoulders in ways I can’t explain. Gives your legs the definition of a dancer. And makes your abs shake like nothing Ive ever done before. And that is the point. The shaking.

The point  where the muscle begins to change. You want it to happen. It does happen.

I tell you again, Barre works.

Stretching with Bands at Art of Pilates
Stretching with Bands at Art of Pilates

Alexandra, Heather, Tiffaney, and the rest of the ladies there who teach an hour long Barre Class are top notch trainers. I take the 6am Barre Class during the week (my favorite) and sometimes end my day with their Yoga Class at night.

There are so many great things about this studio.

1. Its right by the beach.

2. There is always parking.

3. Everyone is friendly.

4. Beginners & Experts welcome.

5. You can hang out with me and sweat.

There’s no reason why you shouldn’t try it.

Its SO worth it. My entire body has changed in 2 months working at the Barre at Art of Pilates. Im not “there” yet. But I know – it works.

Here is their info:

Art of Pilates

165 Culver Blvd. Unit A (Cross st. Vista del Mar)
Playa del Rey, CA 90293

Phone:
(310) 574-6000

E-mail:
info@artofpilatesinc.com

And hey, if you want to take a class tell Devi that JH sent you & maybe she will gift you a complimentary one if you mention this blog.  )'(

Its worth a try.

JH

 

 

 

 

Three Powerful Words: I am Sorry

Have you ever had an argument with someone you love that ended badly?

Of course you have.

Have you ever had an argument with someone you love that ended badly, and you didn’t speak for days, months, years?

Probably so. Its a horrible feeling, right?

Well, I had an argument with someone I love that ended badly & we didn’t speak for 6 months.

Until yesterday.

Although I didn’t want to do it. Even though it was not my fault. Besides the fact I did nothing wrong, and it was their responsibility to clean up the mess that their behavior caused with the destruction of our trust and honor…

I did it anyway.

I said “Im sorry”.

I said, “Im sorry we argued. Im sorry we fought. Im sorry our difference of opinion caused such a rift. And I love you”.

It may not have been the way I would like for it to be. I would have loved to have been right. To hear you say “I am sorry” first. To admit you were wrong.

But after time went by I realized that wouldn’t happen. You couldn’t bring yourself to say it. So, I knew it had to be me.

It was a 2 minute phone call. Theres really nothing else required to start to mend a relationship.

You just have to drop your ego and pride & be open enough to consider that everyone, and I mean EVERYONE is doing the best they can in the moment with what they know and what they have.

Now here’s the strange part of taking responsibility for your part in any dispute. It doesn’t mean forgiveness is in order. Maybe they won’t give it to you. That’s something that must be gifted with an open heart. And someone else’s openness is their own journey.

So I entered this space with no expectation.

Because even if an apology can begin to mend a broken relationship, it takes time to mend a broken heart.

And finally – saying “I am sorry” doesn’t mean you were wrong. I means you are strong.

And it means you are free.

JH

 

 

 

Don’t Make it Mean Anything

The lessons we all learn in life can be downright brutal.

Or they can just be lessons.

Its a choice.

Its all in the way we look at it and react to it. Then how feel about it. What we say about it.

See, its not what happens, it what you make it mean.

When you get that in life you gain access to a part of your own personal freedom.

Having something brutal happen to you is a bad thing.

But once it happens, in reality its gone and done. Forever.

Unless you keep it alive, somehow.

Its where you store it in your body or release it.

Its if you move on, or not.

Free yourself by not making it mean anything that it doesn’t and by saying, “I let it all go”.

 

JH

 

 

Do The Big Rocks First

So – I’m in this intensive training in my Keller Williams real estate office in Marina del Rey called “Winning Through No”.

In this class, we’ve learned to push thru what “no” feels like to us, and get to a big fat “yes”.

Well, nothing says “no” to me like a 6am plank.

When its chilly outside.

And I am tired.

And not in the mood.

But the one who says “no” (me) needs to learn to say “yes”.

So – I do it.

Because if you do the things you don’t want to do FIRST before anything else, you are free later to do what you want.

Doing “the big rocks” first = freedom

And freedom is something worth fighting for.

At least for me.

JH vs. the 6am Plank

I win!

JH

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Happiness Glitter & Stars…in the Mail

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I love getting things in the mail that aren’t bills, don’t you?

Its rare for me, though. I don’t like to check the mailbox these days. Scares me.

Spam & bills & spam & bills.

I have a few friends who still send me cards and every time I open the mailbox and get a sweet reminder that someone is thinking of me, it lightens my day and puts a big smile on my face.

This morning I went to the mailbox and got a happy little package from a marvelous chick I consider my sister – from another planet. Yes, I did say planet. A planet we both consider sacred.

She sent me some of what I like to call “happiness, glitter & stars”.

Little things, pieces of absolutely nothing, teeny-weeny nothings that make a huge difference in the lives of people who adore them.

I opened the envelope and little stickers with happy memories fell into my lap.

Happy, little, stickers…..

All of a sudden the love, acceptance, gratitude, and giving spirit I long for every day of the year, came back to me.

A hot ton of fiery goodness was tucked in there, in a little white envelope from Reno Nevada.

Thanks to you, Detour Ginger, I will carry on today. In a better, move loving BRC spirit filled kind of way.

I miss you.

See you again soon.

JH

)'(

Hoop Trainer at The Santa Monica Library

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Sometime because I have these odd skills, I am called to create fun and games for people. Kids & Adults. No difference.

This most recent one was fun.

I spent a great day providing team building activities & employee appreciation workshops for The Santa Monica Public Library with my friend Joseph, who plays the steel drums and hosts a rockin’ drum circle. Hoops + Drums = 50 Happy Grown Ups playing with plastic circles with shiny tape on them.

Yes – T’was as a good day, indeed.

Check out the fun on Facebook, here:

https://www.facebook.com/HoopTrainer/posts/876724762372501

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=876724905705820

Want your own team building fun with hoops & drums?

www.HoopTrainer.com

Happy Hooping!

JH

I Can make You a Star if You Can Pole Dance

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So – last night I went to a local trendy restaurant and bar in my neighborhood and was enjoying my favorite beer when this guy comes and sits down next to me and proceeds to tell me he is a “film producer”.

Uh oh. Here we go.

Now, in absolutely no way do I look like Im new on the scene. Im not 21. I don’t fall for stupid Hollywood sh*t. And this guy was obviously out of his element. And I must be clear, it wasn’t that he was trying to put the moves on me that made me write this post.

Its what he offered me that made me put my butt in the chair and fingers on the keyboard.

Maybe this might help one of you guys before you say something completely wrong if you are trying to impress someone.

“Do you want to be an actress?” He asked me.

I asked “Why do you ask?”

He said, “Im a film producer. I make movies.”

“Thats great.” I said.

So next he goes, “You would make a great stripper in my movie. Can you pole dance?”

……(crickets)….

Good luck out there if you are dating. There’s a bunch of losers on the loose in LA.

JH