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Erin's Journey: The Essential You 101

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Hey ya’ll! Betty here, checking in one last time. I am writing to you from the finish line of a very tough race, and you know what’s here at the finish line? Pumpkin spice lattes! Pumpkin spice lattes and what turns out to be another leg of the race. Re-introduction of the forbidden foods is the home stretch! In recap: for the past 21 days I...


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Erin's Journey: The Essential You 101

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Wowza! What a week. Turns out this challenge is indeed challenging! A few hurdles snuck up on me this week and I may have metaphorically tripped on those hurdles and face-planted smack into the ground. Hurdle 1: I may have underestimated how difficult it can be to say no to the bakery and the brewery, especially when your friends are asking you to be there. I...


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Erin's Journey: The Essential You 101

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Hello everyone and welcome to my first ever blog post! I’m Erin, loud and proud member of Solcana for six wonderful months and loving every moment of it, even on heavy wall ball days. My most recent endeavor at the gym is the Essential You 101 class and the built-in 21 day nutrition challenge.   For the past couple of years I’ve been battling some pretty severe and inconsistent pain in...


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August's Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Kira Hasbargen

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Kira has been a steady, consistent and fun presence in the mobility classes! Thank you, Kira, for always showing up and taking the time to balance your efforts in the gym with gentle, restorative movements. Read on for what Kira shared about her mobility experience...   What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Growth. Physically, my body was getting tired and stiff from CrossFit and Beginner...


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July's Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Hope Hansmeyer

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Introducing July's Mobili-Buddy: Hope Hansmeyer! Thank you for sharing your insights regarding the many benefits of mobility both in and out of the gym, Hope. We are so grateful to have the time with you that we have! What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Initially, it was because it was incorporated as part of the Body Adapt program. I was establishing new routines in...


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Mobility Schedule Updates

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Hello Solcana Fam! I am really excited to let you know we're adding some more options to our mobility schedule for you. In addition to our current schedule, we will be adding 5:00pm Mini-Mobility classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday starting next week! Wednesday will also have a Mini-Mobility class at 11am for the day-time folks. We will look into adding more day time classes if there...


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June 27 Photo Shoot: #comeasyouare

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Hello Brilliant Community, We have been so moved by the participation and energy around the #comeasyouare campaign and are excited to introduce the next phase to our community and are requesting your help. The next phase is going to be about celebrating and honoring the many incredible things our bodies can do now and the powerful things we are working towards. It's also about leaving room for...


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Yoga Nidra Workshop with Kate O'Reilly

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Lower stress and tension and deepen your healing with yoga nidra! On the third Tuesday of every month, Kate will teach a Restorative Yoga Nidra class during the 6:40PM mobility class through August. Yoga nidra is also known as yogic sleep. It is a type of guided meditation that guides you into a state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleeping. It is a state in which the...


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Josh Kaplan's Journey in the Essential You 201

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Well, friends, I’m proudly wrapping up Essential You 201--just in time to enjoy all of the excellent Memorial Day weekend food! For those of you who didn’t read my last blog post, you can find it here. If you are feeling too lazy to click the link, here’s a quick background: Essential You 201 is a six week class with a four week dietary challenge....


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Josh Kaplan's Journey in the Essential You 201

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Hello. My name is Josh. I’m an improv theatre artist, drummer, and proud Solcanaut. For those of you that don’t know me, I’m otherwise known as Hannah Wydeven’s husband and Petey’s dad. I’m also currently enrolled in the Essential You 201 with Lucia Hawley, NTP over in our Solcana Wellness Center. It’s been a roller coaster so far, and I’d love to share some of...


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May Mobili-Buddy of the Month

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It's my pleasure to introduce Nate Maertens as Solcana's Mobili-Buddy of the Month! Thank you, Nate, for sharing your wonderful insights and presence with us in and out of the mobility room. We are lucky to have you. What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Feeling old! (Seriously though, it was probably Laurel's incessant proselytizing about how awesome the mobility classes are.) What was your...


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April's Mobili-Buddy of the Month, Melissa Ho!

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Introducing April's Mobili-Buddy of the Month, Melissa Ho! Melissa has been a consistent, strong and grounding presence in the mobility space for the past several months and we couldn't be happier to have her here as part of our Solcana Fam. Check out what she has to say about her mobility practice and Solcana Wellness! What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? Before mobility, my body was...


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March Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Kate O'Reilly

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Solcanauts! I have a very exciting announcement to make. Not only is Kate O'Reilly our Mobili-Buddy of the Month, she is also going to start teaching mobility classes here at Solcana! Her first class is Thursday, March 2 at 12:40pm. She will be teaching Monday's at 10:40am and Thursday's at 12:40pm. Read on for her story and insights regarding mobility! What first drew you to adding obility into your...


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Updated Mobility Schedule

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Hello everyone! I am SO EXCITED to announce we are adding some new mobility classes to the schedule, just in time for MOBILITY MARCH! Randa Soubra is coming back to teach 7:40am mobility classes on Monday and Wednesdays beginning on Monday, February 27th. And Kate O'Reilly will be joining the fam of instructors as of Thursday, March 2nd as she begins to teach a 12:40pm class...


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Mobility and Meditation are Acts of Resistance

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You are enough. You are whole and deserving of a life full of love. And these things are true simply because you exist. In January, there was a quote on the goal board that read: “Your body is an act of resistance.” I’ve been sitting with this quote and have found it to be incredibly accurate and empowering. Our society does a really good job of driving...


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WEEK 64: Change Is Hard

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CHANGE IS HARD By: Lauren Anderson Last Wednesday at the gym, I got lost in thought during a particularly grueling 50-calorie-row portion of the Met Con. (Met Con is short for metabolic conditioning. Or as I like to call it, the “exercise-y part. Not the weight-lifty part.”) I know it doesn't seem like much, but in order to burn one calorie on those machines, the average gym goer...


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Week 63: Bit By Bit

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If there is one chore I hate doing above all others...it's the dishes. I hate hate hate doing dishes. That's crazy right? The dishes? But that's one of the easy ones! I know, I know. But I still hate it. I think it's because it's so endless. Every single day, every time I eat, there are dishes to be done. And it doesn't get any better...


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February Mobili-Buddy of the Month: Adam Quick

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This month, Adam Quick shares his story of how after a mobility class he feels like that "annoying person that’s happy all the time and you feel like you want to punch them but subconsciously it’s really just because you want to feel that good, too." Read on to find out how he did it ... What first drew you to adding mobility into your routine? I always had...


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WEEK 62: Seduced By The Ex

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SEDUCED BY THE EX By: Lauren Anderson If any of you are like me, you have some exes in your past. People that you once loved, or thought you loved...or maybe it didn't even get that far. (And face it, that's probably why it had to end.) My point is, we all got history right? And whether I am the breaker-upper, or the break-up-eee, I know that these...


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WEEK 61: Try a Little Tenderness

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I woke up early on inauguration day. Turning off the alarm and peaking outside the window, it was gray and foggy. I rolled back over and snuggled into my bed. I didn't want the day to start, and I don't know what to expect from the future, but if there would've been an “opt out” button on that day, I would've pressed it. Insult and injury...


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WEEK 60: When You Assume...

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Hopefully you've all heard that old adage, “When you assume, you make an ASS outta U and ME.” Get it? Assume? Ass-U-Me. Of course you get it. Because you're all super smart smarties. (I mean duh! You're reading this blog. Of course you're geniuses.) It's a classic. An old tried-and-true saying that AP English professors across the land relish in telling their new pupils. Well, I'm bringing...


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InBody Testing at Solcana Fitness January 30th

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Hey folks, Lucia here! Monday, January 30th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM Body Knowledge will be here at Solcana Fitness with InBody body composition testing. We'll be hosting InBody every 6 months to provide this service in the hopes that those who enjoy seeking out body composition testing will be able to obtain: Consistent testing methods Enough time between sessions to track changes In my opinion, there are...


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WEEK 59: The Cold War

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THE COLD WAR By: Lauren Anderson It's last Tuesday. I wake up at my normal, sensible time for a person who works nights, and I remember I left a case of LaCroix in the car from the night before. Never wanting to be without LaCroix for too long, I throw on some sweat pants, boots and my coat, and run out into the parking lot. I am exactly...


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My Story: Solcana Athlete Meghan Casey

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My journey to Solcana was the result of a series of meant-to-be’s. After my dad died, I went in search of something to give me a sense of community with my fellow humans. I took Everyday Improv at Brave New Workshop and fellow athlete Taj Ruler was my instructor. Taj’s advice for those learning about improv was to see improv, lots and lots of it....


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Pay it Forward in 2017

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Happy New Year wonderful community! 2017 is going to be quite the year. A year where sitting by idle will not suffice as there will be many changes ahead. We have to do our part to speak up and act out for the causes and people we love and believe in. That's why we're going to keep the Pay it Forward opportunity going into the new...


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Mobili-buddy of the Month: Laurel Turek

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Laurel is one of the most dedicated, committed, and heart felt athletes and all around humans I've ever met. If you have had the pleasure of working out with and/or mobilizing with Laurel, you know she is deserving of both Athlete AND Mobili-buddy of the Month simultaneously. It is an honor to highlight her this month and share her story with you.   What first drew you to...


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WEEK 58: The Hole in the Marble

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THE HOLE IN THE MARBLE By: Lauren Anderson Last summer one of my very dear friends Heather went to Florence. On her epic adventure she got to see one of the most famous pieces of art in the history of our world. The statue of David, by Michelangelo. The statue is renowned for being this symbol of strength, defiance, and pride. His body is beautiful. His face, divine....


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WEEK 56: The Mosaic

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THE MOSAIC By: Lauren Anderson The more I talk with people about working out and stuff the more I discover this: most people come to fitness broken. I know I sure did. Somewhere in our timelines our perfect relationship with our bodies broke. Maybe it was an illness you were born with. Maybe it was the first time you discovered you weren't as fit/fast/flexible as someone else, and that...


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Warding Off the Winter Funk? Here's a Recipe.

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Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to health tips and tricks, but hey, if the tip still helps, then... why not? Incorporating lactofermented vegetables into our diets on the regular is a great way to get in those micronutrients, fiber, and very importantly, probiotics. For general health and wellness, probiotic foods are a heavy hitter. About 70% of our immune system is...


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WEEK 55: The One-Eyed Man Is King

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THE ONE-EYED MAN IS KING By: Lauren Anderson When I was just out of college, I scratched my cornea. Really bad. It wasn't the first time I had done this to my eye either. But this scratch was extra awful, and a total freak accident. My good friend had made a good joke, and when I threw my head back to laugh at it properly, a piece...


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