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