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CorePower Yoga: The meaning of Namaste

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By: Jamie Finnan, CorePower Yoga Every teacher says it at the end of every yoga class. And every student says it in return. But do you know what Namaste means? It’s literal translation: Namaste is derived from the Sanskrit language, with “namas” meaning bowing and “te” meaning to you. Namaste literally means bowing to you.… Read More →

6 lesser-known benefits of yoga

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By: Jamie Finnan, CorePower Yoga Looking back to my first yoga class, I thought the only benefit was increased flexibility. I would soon discover that was just one of countless benefits my mind and body would receive. While increased flexibility and mobility, and gradual stress relief will commonly be experienced, there are a few lesser-known… Read More →

How to choose the right yoga class

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There are many different yoga classes and styles and picking the right fit can be overwhelming.  Here is a guide to help choose the right class that fits your specific needs. Beginner Level Vinyasa Class: Description: Vinyasa classes are designed to introduce yogis to the foundational postures. In a Power Vinyasa-style class you will hold… Read More →

Yoga Etiquette: The Do’s and Dont’s

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By: Jamie Finnan, CorePower Yoga Whether brand new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, attending a yoga class at a new studio can be an intimidating experience.  Many studios have their own way of doing things and until you fully understand a studio’s culture, those first few visits can be an overwhelming experience. Below is… Read More →

Study ranks Arizona high for length of workouts

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People in Arizona work out longer than those in almost any other state, according to an analysis of data from millions of users of a popular fitness app. Arizona ranked fifth among states, with an average weekly workout of 79 minutes, said the analysis of data from the MapMyFitness app. California was first, at 87.4… Read More →

9 ways to burn more fat faster


Unwanted fat slows you down and makes you feel less confident. Fortunately, if you take the right steps, you can burn off pounds of fat faster than you ever imagined. How can you get started on this mission? With these nine fat-burning tips… Fat Burn Tip #1: Hit the Weights: Losing weight is always a… Read More →

Orangetheory opens first urban location in Valley

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Orangetheory Fitness, an energizing group interval fitness concept broken into cardiovascular and strength training, opened its 18th Valley location in the heart of Phoenix. The new studio is located under Lucky Strike and Stand Up Live at CityScape Phoenix, next to CVS. “We are honored to join the Downtown Phoenix neighborhood and become a part… Read More →

5 things to do now to get ready for bikini season


Spring break has come and gone and summer now looms on the horizon…and with it that dreaded moment when you’ll find yourself shopping for a bathing suit. Don’t fret, if you act now there’s still time to tighten up before hitting the beach. Do these 5 things NOW to quickly get yourself into bikini shape…… Read More →

Talking Stick Golf Club opens site for The First Tee

The First Tee of Phoenix and the Salt River-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) recently celebrated the opening of a junior golf site at Talking Stick Golf Club. This distinguishes the SRPMIC as the first Native American community to host a The First Tee facility in Arizona. “Talking Stick is a fantastic golf facility that will certainly… Read More →

New fitness studio opens with free yoga

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PowerTrainYoga opened its first Arizona location in Scottsdale on Monday, March 30. The modern 10,000 square foot studio will open its doors to the public with a free month of unlimited access to more than 130 group fitness classes offered each week from March 30 until April 29. PowerTrain features a mix of workouts including heated… Read More →

5 moves to tone your thighs


Wish your legs were more toned and looked better in shorts and swimsuits? Today I’ve got 5 moves that specifically target your thighs in the most fat blasting way. To get the thighs you want, you’re going to have to get moving. With these five exercises, your thighs will be on the way to toned… Read More →

Humana, Weight Watchers join to help Arizonans

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With levels of obesity and its health-related impacts continuing to rise in the U.S., employers are facing a fast-growing threat to productivity and employee health. Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, and Weight Watchers International, Inc., the world’s leading provider of weight management services, announced they have teamed up to help Arizona… Read More →

PowerTrainYoga comes to Scottsdale


PowerTrainYoga announced the opening of its first Arizona location in Scottsdale.  The modern 10,000 square foot studio will open its doors to the public on Friday, March 20th and will initially offer more than 130 group fitness classes per week. They will eventually offer close to 200 classes per week. PowerTrain offers a mix of workouts… Read More →

Mountainside Fitness announces Desert Ridge opening


Mountainside Fitness announced the grand opening celebration of its newest location near Desert Ridge Marketplace located at 4355 E. Irma Lane in Phoenix on February 28. The celebration will be from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is a free, family-friendly event with music, entertainment, food and beverages. The event will feature interactive activities that… Read More →