Love to the 4th Power
Dear Practice Friends,
There are so many good articles and community announcements this month that I’ve decided to step off my soap box for November, though I do want to a moment to say what I am thankful for this year and every year we have been open since 2008:
Thanks to you and all the members of the Practice community, I get to experience “love to the fourth power ” every day of the week.
Love1 – I love what I do.
Love2 – I love the space I work in.
Love3 – I love my colleagues.
Love4 – I love the clients I get to work with and learn from.
I have had many different jobs in my life over the last forty years (I started delivering papers when I was 9), and this is the first time I have had the good fortune of experiencing these interdependent facets of a career and the way in which they exponentially enhance one another, so that my work day is far more than meaningful or rewarding, it’s freaking amazing.
And for that I say, thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you!
The studio will be closed on Thursday, October 28th, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Pilates Matwork on Saturday, November 1st at 10am is cancelled. As an alternative on this day, join Patrick for a free matwork class at the new Lululemon Store in Oakwood at 9a. The new Lululemon store is located in Oakwood at 2533 Far Hills Ave, on the second floor, above Huffman Travel
Welcome to Practice!
A warm welcome goes out to our newest members of the Practice community, who started with us in October:
Amy Beaver, Jenny Page, Stephanie Rodgers, Anne Romer, Wynne Simpkins, Leslie Weinberg, Lynda Yarborough
We are thrilled to have you with us. Welcome aboard!
Happy Birthday, Practice!!
Where in the World is Pat Martin?
A big thank you goes out to Pat Martin, who was kind enough to take his Practice tee with him while globetrotting the last 8 weeks! Do you know where he is? Here is the description from Pat himself:
“The skyline could be many places, but the photo from King’s Park with a river in the background should help identify my location. Hint: black swans are native to this region and the river (and a brewery) bears their name… “
If you figure it out, send me an email and let me know. The first one with the right answer will get their own Practice tee.
A big congratulations goes out to Real Art owner, Chris Wire on the October 25th opening of Proto Buildbar, located at 534 East First St. in downtown Dayton. From the Proto website:
“This amazing creative and technology experience center is part 3D printing lab, part electronic maker space, and part café-Proto is a fun, hands-on place where people of all ages and experience levels can come together around a simple yet powerful idea: “I want to make something great.”
We wish Chris and the rest of the Proto team good fortune on their new venture! The buildbar is open Sun-Thurs 8am to 8pm, and Friday and Saturdays 8am to 10pm.
Jessica McCraw, staff member at the new Lululemon showroom and a yoga instructor, has recently become a local, independent distributor for Zija, an organic nutrition company that has developed a line of products containing the Moringa Oleifera Tree. From Jessica:
“Named the world’s ‘most nutrient dense botanical,’ the Moringa tree is generous in it’s nutritious healing abilities, containing 36 antioxidants, 45 anti inflammatories, & over 90 verified nutrients, vitamins, minerals, omegas & amino acids. Looking for a way to fill in the nutrient gaps in your diet? Go to drinklifein.com & contact Jessica McCraw at email@example.com.”
We wish Jessica much success in her roles in yoga, fashion and nutrition!
It is time once again for the Miamisburg Turkey Trot! Held annually by the Ohio River Road Runners Club and the City of Miamisburg, this Thanksgiving Day (morning, actually) tradition is now in it’s 36th year and going strong. Expect thousands of runners (5 mile) and walkers (1 Mile) in good spirits, burning up some calories before the holiday dining begins.Click here to register for the event. Look for Patrick and possibly some other Practice community members among the throng. It’s a great time!
A big thank you to Jenny McCalip, who told us about “2000 Plus Men Against Domestic Violence,” an organization founded by Daytonian Jack Brickler. They will be hosting their annual fund raising event, “The Mashed Potato and Gravy Walk,” on Saturday, November 8th, 9am at 6 different locations in the Dayton area.
2000 Plus is a volunteer-staffed, non-profit organization founded in Centerville with the goal of reducing the number of Domestic Violence arrests in Montgomery County by 50%. This year the walk will raise money for “The Hero Express”, an 18-24 page publication focusing on all aspects of domestic violence in Montgomery County. The publication will be sent to every household in the county. There is no fee to walk! All money is raised through corporate and individual sponsors. They’ll provide coffee and donuts along with door prizes and a coupon for Bob Evans mashed potatoes. You’ll also be helping to bring more awareness to the issue of Domestic Violence here in the Miami Valley. Visit www.2000plus.org for more information and online registration. You can also pick up a brochure in the studio.
Try This Spooky Superset Workout!
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) sends out monthly “Health eTips” and this was included for October. It’s a great body weight based workout you can do at home. Check it out and give it a try!
The Advanced 7-Minute Workout
From the Well Section of the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Gretchen Reynolds writes:
A new, more technically demanding regimen than the original 7-Minute Workout, one that requires a couple of dumbbells but still takes only seven minutes. With a free app that you can use on your phone or other device.
Why Are Americans So Fascinated with Extreme Fitness
A really interesting essay by Heather Havrilesky in the NY Times Sunday Magazine looks at the history of exercise in the U.S> and the recent rise of high intensity programming like Crossfit that has swept the nation.
What’s Your Fitness Age?
From Gretchen Reynolds in the NY Times Phys Ed section comes new research about establishing a person’s fitness age and what you can do to alter it (for better or worse). Gretchen writes: “While you can’t change your chronological age, you can turn back the clock on your fitness age.”
Gym Classes for Children
Thanks to Barb Haley, who forwarded me this article from the NY Times’ Fashion and Style Column. It talks about the rise in children’s and tween’s classes at studios like Practice, which have arisen in response to the gap in physical education programs in schools for kids who don’t participate in extra-curricular sports. How to you feel about this. Feel free to share the next time you are in or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research: Vulnerability to Fructose Varies, Health Study FInds
Anahad O’Connor at the New York Times’ Well section reports on a new study from researchers at the Harvard Medical School, who note:
“Fructose, a sugar widely consumed in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, may promote obesity and diabetes by overstimulating a hormone that helps to regulate fat accumulation.”