Yoga with Tara Stiles at the Reebok FitHub Union Square

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok

Why New York City is the best place on earth (Reason 2467):

Free workout classes with the best instructors!

I was recently invited to Reebok’s new FitHub in Union Square to attend a FREE yoga class with Tara Stiles (one of my favorite Yoga Instructors.)

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I wasn’t sure what to expect taking yoga at a retail store…

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It was definitely a cool experience practicing yoga in a store (that was still open for business) with the doors wide open to the streets and still being able to feel a sense of calmness. Tara’s a great yoga instructor because not only does she give you an intense workout she makes it fun.  Tara laughed so much during class it was impossible not to enjoy  the workout.

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Reebok’s FitHub doesn’t just stop at yogathey offer a variety of classes featuring world-class instructors Joe DeSena, Carrie Tollefson, Rachel Newsham, Mark Nu’u, Gerren Liles, and Team J2Fit.

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Keep an eye out for their continual fitness schedule from yoga to running, CrossFit and more at all their FitHub stores in the New York and New Jersey area: Westchester, Garden State, Upper East and 5th Ave.

Sign up for classes here! ** Note they fill up QUICKLY

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-Have you ever been to Tara Stiles class?  What do you think?

- Have you ever tried Reebok’s FitHub?

I’m still dreaming of Paris….

Paris Dancing BalletLucky for me I was recently introduced to Escape Monthly, a monthly vacation-in-a-box subscription.  I love traveling and often spend my days daydreaming where I’m going to go next so I’m very excited about this monthly ‘escape’ that comes right to my doorstep in New York City.

Up next month… Paris : )

(I’ll make sure to review it once I get it!)

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Details:

The Cost: $49.95 a month ($39.95 a month with coupon)

COUPON: Use coupon code JOCELYNSTEIBER to save 20% off every month for the life of your subscription.

The Products: Each box is a destination-inspired monthly delivery of luxury products to help you relax, renew and escape.

Ships to: US only

Bonus Points:  Each month, one lucky member will be selected at random to win a vacation to the current month’s theme destination. Escape Monthly will pay for the winner’s airfare from a major US hub and two nights of accommodations, up to $1000. (They announce the winners publicly on Facebook).  AWESOME.

Style: On the Mat // Off the Mat- Mixing Prints

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On the Mat: 

Off the Mat:

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Interested in mixing workout prints? Or just want some new gear?

Soybu Giveaway!

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 Win the Allegro leggings and Flex tank I’m rockin’ above

To enter: Head to Soybu.com and and pin your favorite item on Pinterest.  Leave the link below in the comments section.

Contest ends Friday, August 1st.

The hardest 45 minutes of my day- learning to disconnect

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Working in social media your day never ends as there’s always a new tweet or facebook update.  I work holidays (yes Christmas morning), birthdays, weekends, etc

It’s easy to get lost on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and blogs.  I often find myself working through lunch and eating at my desk.

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10 Awesome Life Changes

Feeling stuck or in a rut?

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1. Disconnect.  Separate yourself from screen time (aka your phone, computer, iPad, etc.) every single day.  While it’s probably not feasible in this day and age to go completely tech-free, it is important to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with the people around you.

It’s incredible what a phone call (try it– you might even scare the person) or small gesture like a personal note means these days.

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Healthy Guide to Paris

Healthy Guide to ParisLet’s face it, if you are going to visit or live in Paris and try to diet or not indulge in all their delicious food you might as well not be there!

There is nothing like a French baguette or pain au chocolate (my favorite.)

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The key? As with everything in life, moderation and balance.

Here are a few places that kept me healthy during my trip:

1) The Yoga Factory

21 Rue des Filles du Calvaire (3rd)

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I should write Karine and Thibaut (owners) a letter and thank them for allowing me to eat whatever I wanted while in Paris.  The Yoga Factory‘s hot Vinyasa flow, although quite expensive, has been my saving grace.  I go to classes here 2-3x/week and sweat my butt off with an intense workout.  My favorite class was the ‘Dynamique‘ which worked your entire body.Move – Play – Connect

25 Euros/class or 10-class package for 180

2) Vegalia Juice 

106 rue Amelot (3rd)

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Located right next to my Yoga studio (I’m such a New Yorker- after yoga I want green juice) this new Paris Juice Bar is delicious.  They have every juice combination you could ever want (even adding fun ingredients like Maca, Sprulina, etc)  And it’s much cheaper than other juice bars in Paris!

You MUST try their salad combination platter (photo above).  I ate these at least 3x/week and it was always fun to see what healthy food combinations they came up with.

The owner is very passionate about health/wellness and it doesn’t hurt that he’s also quite charming.

3) Velib

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Stations Map here

For 8 Euros/week you have no excuse not to bike everywhere and exercise.  Biking is such a fun way to explore Paris- there’s nothing like riding over the beautiful bridges across the Seine.  Magical.

 

And remember— your goal should be to try every flavor Macarons at La Durée

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Amusez-vous bien !