It’s the New Year and many of us are feeling the pain of our evil Holiday ways. And when I say Holiday, I mean the time between raiding your child’s Halloween booty to nursing a New Year’s hang-over with greasy fries and the hair-of-the-dog. That’s easily 8-9 weeks of turning a blind eye to the fact that over-eating and drinking lead to weight gain, bloating and feeling like that dead Christmas tree you just dragged to the curb.
MELISSA IN MOTION
When you’re the one that takes care of everyone else in your life and never gets around to taking care of yourself, try Motion by Melissa.
Melissa Weinberg’s mantra is “a body in motion stays in motion.” This certified personal trainer and former Junior Olympian rhythmic gymnast’s Find Your Motion Package is designed to help you discover the type of fitness and wellness lifestyle that will keep you on the path of motion for the long-term. It consists of one 60-minute wellness coaching session to set your optimal wellness in motion and ten 60-minute personal training sessions, incorporating a fusion of methods (strength training, cardio, Pilates, barre, yoga, etc.) customized to your unique needs, body, preferences, and motion. Mention this article and receive 10% off the package. www.motionmelissa.com
When your only stress-busters are eating, shopping, drinking and binging on early episodes of The Gilmore Girls, try Meditation Classes with George Hofmann.
Queen Village meditation teacher George Hoffman, believes that “Meditation is about awareness and focus as much as it is about quiet.” George, a student of Jon Kabot-Zinn,
will be teaching a stress-busting, four-week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation starting February 2nd at Mama’s Wellness Joint, 11th and Pine Streets. ‘Practice’ makes perfect? No! Practice makes a Practice and one of George’s goals is for you to find a method of meditation that you can take home and practice regularly. www.mamaswellnessjoint.com ($75 for the 4 class series)
RUN FOR HELP
When your New Year’s Resolutions include both getting in shape and volunteering, try Students Run Philly Style
Lace up your running shoes and be prepared for some hard training and a rewarding experience. Students Run Philly Style is a local non-profit whose mission is to invest in our youth’s long term well-being by building resilience through distance running. Volunteers provide adult mentorship and help motivate and train students for major area races, like the Broad Street Run. What if you were able to train for and complete the Philadelphia Marathon and at the same time, provide much needed support, leadership and attention to our city’s youth? Sign up and find out how! www.studentsrunphilly.org
When you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, go see Dr. Orimenko at Live Well Holistic Health Center.
Refreshed and renewed vs. aches and pains you’ve learned to live with? Pick the first by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Martin Orimenko’s at his Wellness Center in Ardmore. Dr. Martin, a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Holistic Chiropractor customizes a dietary and natural supplement based cleanse program to improve your digestion, increase your energy and boost your metabolism. For the long-term healing process, Dr. Martin combines a number of therapeutic modalities (including gentle chiropractic, kiniesiology, ayurveda, and acupressure) to accelerate your healing and to optimize your health. First-time consultation is free. Live Well Holistic Health is located at16 East Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore. www.livewellholistichealth.com
When you’ve fallen off your mat because you’re not inspired by your Yoga practice anymore, try Ashtanga classes at Roots Philly Yoga.
Maybe it’s time to look beyond the 4 corners of your yoga mat. Check out Roots Philly Yoga for a total body workout that will bring your body, mind and even your spirit back to balance. Roots’ signature Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga style is accessible for beginners, and challenging for the advanced practitioner all at the same time. RPY offers a variety of class times and is reasonably priced. Your purse strings and your hamstrings will thank you! New Student special: 3 classes for $25 or $99 for 2 months unlimited yoga when you become an annual member. Roots Philly Yoga is located at 925 Spring Garden Street. www.rootsphillyyoga.com