Feeling guilty about the sweets or food you enjoyed at your Holiday celebrations?
Most people decide to cut back on eating to trim back down.
Don't beat yourself up! It takes a lot of calories—3,500—to gain a pound of body fat. So really, that holiday eating doesn't usually result in any significant weight gain.
It's about what you do the next day and the day after that's really important —so get back and stay on-track with your workouts. So be sure to whittle away at those extra calories over the next day or two, preferably by boosting exercise rather than eating too little. Starvation is not the healthy answer!
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Let's fill it up P/oP!
You may have noticed the toy box in our lobby. This will be available until December 21st. Please consider donating new, unwrapped, non-battery operated toys for children with autism and special needs.
Visit our gift idea stand located in the lobby. We have some great candles, soaps and other local products for all the loved ones in your life.
Give the gift of Pilates this holiday season, stop by the studio today and pick up a P/oP Gift Certificate for those you love…And maybe pick up a something for yourself as well!
Visit the Arroyo Seco Marketplace
Saturday, November 24, 2018
At the Audubon Center at Debs Park4700 N. Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, 90031
Support local vendors on Small Business Saturday!
Visit the 2nd annual Arroyo Seco Marketplace on November 24th from 10am – 4pm. What better way to get ahead of your holiday shopping and support local small businesses and vendors than with our nature themed vendor booths. They’ll have food, music, activities, and programs running all day long for the whole family. Stay throughout the day and participate in their raffle.
Explore the marketplace--you're bound to find something for everyone on your holiday list!
We are grateful
for and wish
Pilates of Pasadena family
a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."
And your kitchen with effortless sounds and bread recipes that will carry you through the season.
The New Cooking School of Pasadena [NSOC] is offering a class on Autumn Soups and Breads on Sat, Oct. 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
For more info Go to: http://www.cookingschoolsofamerica.com/newschoolofcookingpasadenacampus/index.php?page=calendar
offers Family Adventure Classes!
Pumpkin Decorating with all natural materials!
Plus the Pumpkins are provided.
Saturday, October 6, 10:00am-12:00pm. Enrollment includes admission to the Arboretum and all materials. Pre-registration required for all classes.
For more information go to: https://www.arboretum.org/upcoming/
Questions? Please call the Arboretum Education Department at 626.821.4623
Remembering the lost.
Honoring the survivors.
And never forgetting the heroes.
What's better than to make a red, white and blue treat with berries...
July 4th Berry Treats
Instead of loading up on fake food coloring, go natural and create a buffet of berry-infused beverages for Fourth of July! Berry Cubes Ice can be exciting. That said, you can dress up your drinks with berries. Drop a few blueberries and raspberries into your ice cube tray. Fill with water, and freeze. Put the frozen berry cubes into a water pitcher or add them to sparkling water.
Happy Independence Day from all of us at P/oP.
Photo Credit: cecilia-par-102886-unsplash
Memorial Day is often seen as the start of summer.
People make plans for barbecues, picnics and perhaps head to the beach.
In our varied communities people still honor the true meaning behind the holiday.
Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Memorial Day started out in 1868 as “Decoration Day” and was observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country,” according to the website, VA.gov
Flowers are an important symbol of Memorial Day.
Many people leave flowers on the graves of fallen veterans. And one flower, in particular, has come to represent the somber holiday.
The poppy is officially recognized as a symbol of remembrance.
The Memorial Day we celebrate today was merged with the wearing of poppies in 1915 after the publication of the poem, In Flander’s Field, by Lt. Colonel John McCrae, following the second battle of Ypres.
Pilates of Pasadena staff thank all of our military personnel and veterans for their service to our country.
A copy of the poem can be found at the end of this blog.
In Flander’s Field
By Lt. Col. John McCrae, 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Mother’s day will soon be here,
it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to
cement your place as your mom’s favorite child.
that you can’t buy your mother's love – but we can help you by getting her the perfect gift.... we suggest a Pilates of Pasadena Gift Card to show your love.
Call (626)765-6500 or email us to place your order.
Celebrating Cinco De Mayo is certainly festive especially when we are faced with so many great choices of various Mexican foods to choose from.
I love sharing my favorite recipe. It is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious and it an be in a taco or a burrito. I enjoy a good taco!
Maria’s Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Tacos
2 pounds sweet potatoes (3 to 4 medium sweet potatoes), peeled and sliced into 1-inch chunks
1 medium cauliflower cut into small flowerets
1 or 2 bell peppers (red or green) sliced in strips
1 small yellow or white onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup water
3 chopped tomatoes or 1 can tomato sauce
Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste
1-2 lime wedges
Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and a sprinkle of salt. Add the sliced bell peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions and peppers have softened and are turning translucent, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the sweet potato and cauliflower, stir with onions & peppers. Add the cumin and chili powder and cook for about 30 seconds while stirring. Add the chopped tomatoes or tomato sauce and the water. Stir, cover and reduce heat to medium and maintain a gentle simmer, stir occasionally until the vegetables have softened, about 25-30 minutes.
To assemble the tacos, warm tortillas, using a large skillet over medium heat. Spread the sweet potato/cauliflower mixture down the middle of each tortilla and then top with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and guacamole. Garnish with lime wedges, cheese, green/red onions, pepitas, and anything else that strikes your fancy. Repeat with remaining tortillas and serve.
Season to celebrate Easter and Passover.
Both of these holidays bring an emphasis of nature, hope and history.
The renewal of nature that comes with spring amplifies the promise of redemption intertwined in the historical events being commemorated.
Passover commemorates events leading to the liberation of the children of Israel and is celebrated for seven to eight days.
Easter, a festival in the Christian calendar, celebrates the events leading to and the resurrection of Jesus and is celebrated over a week which is known as the 'Holy Week.'
We can always admire the varying Easter and Passover traditions that are held around the world and here in our community.
Whether you remember having ham or lamb, or as a kid you hunted eggs, had a chocolate bunny, or smashed dishes to indicate a fresh start during Passover, traditions are meaningful for how uniting and celebratory they are every spring.
Join us in celebrating the tradition of sharing meals with family & friends.
Enjoy one of our favorite traditional recipes.
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Olive Oil
1 1/2 Lbs. medium asparagus, peeled
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Salt & fresh ground Pepper
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon zest