Tag archives: exercise

Yoga Après Polo with Megan Llambias
By Michelle Ebbin   |   July 19, 2022

For over 100 years the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (SBPRC), situated beautifully in the Carpinteria foothills between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, has drawn polo players and spectators from all over the world. This year the buzz about Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and world-renowned Argentine polo champion, Nacho […]

Balance. Harmony. Integrity.
By Carly Williams   |   January 23, 2022

Mindy Horwitz’s Simpatico Pilates combines core elements of strength to transform people’s lives After being a modern dancer since the age of 8 and a ballet, jazz, and modern dance instructor for most of her life, Simpatico Pilates owner Mindy Horwitz began developing pain throughout her body. “Without internal strength, I was always getting injured,” […]

Get Your Healthy Body Back
By Ann Brode   |   October 12, 2021

The kids are back in school and there’s a definite chill in the air. Putting on an extra layer reminds me that soon the days will get shorter, and T-shirts will give way to sweaters. As summer segues to winter, it’s a good time to take stock and make some changes. The truth is, I’m […]

Mind and Body in Sync, While You Walk
By Michelle Ebbin   |   September 3, 2020

After nearly 16 years living in Montecito, not a day goes by when I don’t think how lucky we are to live in such a special place. Since quarantine and now as my kids have started three different schools online from their bedrooms, never have I been more appreciative of our precious beaches where I […]

Staying Grounded, When Everything is Up in the Air
By Ann Brode   |   August 13, 2020

A bit of uncertainty can be exciting. A script with a surprise ending has intrigue. Embracing the unknown is part of the artistic process. But when the reliable routines of everyday life have been scrambled, it’s a whole different story. Negotiating the new normal of social distancing, working at home, and Zoom classrooms has challenged […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   July 2, 2020

Happy 4th of July Even though COVID means we are unable to celebrate the 4th of July at the traditional firehouse pancake breakfast, we can still stop by this month and donate the price of our meal tickets to show our support for the firefighters and staff who keep our community safe. Our family and […]

A Moving Inspiration
By Ann Brode   |   May 21, 2020

The past few weeks of suspended routines, social isolation, and uncertainty have been tough on us and a challenge for our bodies. Regrouping at home and grappling with the full scope of health and financial considerations is a full-time job with lots of scary variables. Even such basics as shopping for food and pumping gas […]

Walk On. And On. And On…
By Ernie Witham   |   May 21, 2020

Not much opportunity for exercise right now. Gyms are closed. Yoga classes are cancelled. Swing dance lessons have gone dark… “Oh, ah, umpf. Someone turn on the dang lights willya?” So, we head to the great outdoors and we walk until our motivation starts to wane. “You can do it. Just pretend there is a […]

Energy Flows Where Attention Goes
By Michelle Ebbin   |   May 7, 2020

If you’re finding it difficult to stay calm and not be completely overwhelmed with fear and uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts every realm of your life, you are not alone my friends. I’m right there with you and nearly everyone I know is feeling the collective anxiety and mental anguish of this challenging time. […]

Dr. Garofalo CoolSculpting
By Zach Rosen   |   July 18, 2019

Diet and exercise are the cornerstones of any healthy lifestyle, but where one’s body stores fat is largely genetic and not a measure of overall fitness. Even someone with a single digit body fat percentage can have fat accumulate in a problem area like the abdomen. Despite what many want to believe, traditional weight lifting […]

Changes at Coast Village Walk
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 9, 2019

Santa Barbara Running will soon open its doors in Montecito, moving their Funk Zone shop to Coast Village Walk, in the former home of Antoinette, which moved to a smaller space in the shopping center earlier this year.  Santa Barbara Running has been locally owned and operated since 2003, at 110 Anacapa Street in the […]

Going Where the Gym Crowd Goes
By Karen Robiscoe   |   July 26, 2018

Are you in with the gym crowd? Do you go where the gym crowd goes? If you do go wherethey go, then you know that on arrival, group fitness is the order of the day. The conundrum is the abundance of group fitness classes. Popping up like so many bulging biceps county-wide, where’s a Montecito […]

See the Light Behind Exercise Machines
By Karen Robiscoe   |   November 16, 2017

The year is winding to a close. Before we hail in the new one, though, let’s take a look backward at what exercise gear we Santa Barbarans favored when toning up our beach booties. From state-of-the-art ways to listen to our favorite jams while feeling the burn, to the top choice that ensured the burn […]