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Just What the Yogini Ordered

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Studies have shown that there is a direct link between what people wear to workout and how they perform. It’s no wonder: when you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you’re more inclined to do your best. Whether you’re kickboxing or downward dogging, performance wear that wicks moisture while being comfortable is key.

ImageI’m loving the yoga clothing and gear by Kira Grace recently introduced at Potter & Co. in Newport. The line of tops, tanks, pants, capris, leggings and jackets are designed and tested by yoginis for yoginis.  The line was created to “lift your spirit at the touch, feel or at a glance.”

With creative cut-outs and a whimsical twist on traditional design, the line is equally fashionable and functional. I’m not sure if Kira Grace is included in the sale, but right now through July 28, Potter & Co. is having a mid-summer clearance sale, so you can pick up some fabulous workout apparel, swimsuits, flips flops and more at a great price.

Potter & Co. is located at 172 Thames Street in Newport.

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July 24, 2013 at 8:15 am 2 comments

Long & Lean in 2013

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‘Tis the season for resolutions, and just in time, Newport’s first dedicated barre studio, Bellevue Barre, has opened on William Street. A typical barre workout combines dance conditioning, isometrics, interval training and physical therapy practices while using use the principles of yoga and Pilates for an intense, all-body conditioning workout. The method got its name from the ballet barre, which lines half the studio at Bellevue Barre and when used in exercise sequences, makes the user support their entire body weight. The result? Long lean muscles, increased flexibility and core strength, improved balance and inches lost*.

From the team behind Pulse Newport, Bellevue Barre has a variety of classes including Arms & Abs, Booty Barre, Flexibility, COREBarre, Strength and more, plus Barre Boot Camps.  Visit bellevuebarrenewport.com for more information or CLICK HERE for a class schedule.

*Results vary

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January 3, 2013 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

Hurts So Good: Pulse’s Boutique Body Workout is Unapologetically Challenging…and Extraordinary

In case you haven’t eyed the calendar of late, we’re T-minus two and a half weeks to Memorial Day weekend, the official kick off to summer; ergo, bathing suit season. And while the mere words strike fear in the hearts of many, there’s people like Jacki Schriber-Lane (seen here, and ps: mother of three), who’s cutting edge Boutique Body workout at Pulse, a private bootcamp and class studio in Newport. Boutique Body was inspired by the method practiced at famed Physique 57 studio in New York City while utilizing ballet-inspired technique and the body-sculpting and strengthening Bar Method. Think: Kelly Ripa (a Physique 57 regular).

“The concept behind Boutique Body is to use your body to get yourself in shape more than using weights, traditional machines and cardio exercises,” says Jacki. “The intensity is amazing and the feeling of becoming narrower and thinner through the hips and thighs through all of the plies, leg raises, ball squeezes and more is unparalleled by other workouts.”

Done barefoot with little to no impact, the workout challenges your body to find more of your own muscle to work because you’re not flinging a weight around or getting too comfortable in your running stride, says Jacki. “Boutique Body forces you to find your muscle contractions in every move.

Jacki’s tips to be on your way to your Second Beach best?

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May 12, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment


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