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A Benner Fit Success Story!

A Benner Fit Success Story!

Autumn in NYC...

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I've been to New York in the winter, spring, summer, and this was my first time in the fall…

It was so dreamy...

I'm having post NYC trip disorder. It's true. I have loved New York since I first learned about New York as a wee little one. My childhood dream when I was just a mere ten years old was to be an optometrist during the day and a broadway star at night. I have always been very ambitious! :)

I've been fortunate enough to travel to NYC a few times a year for work and or play. This particular trip was a combination of the two which was ideal. Although, I did not end up becoming an eye doctor or a musical theatre performer I feel like the luckiest lady around that I get to do what I love everyday.

No matter where I travel to fitness is a part of my daily routine. And in New York City the fitness studios and class options seem endless. This particular trip I focused on my yoga practice and found some beautiful spots to do so.

I checked out Strala Yoga which is the wonderful, Tara Stiles, studio located in SOHO and loved the happy spirit of this space. It was light, bright, and welcoming! All the instructors have a positive and approachable presence which is really beautiful to walk into.

Jivamukti is a very traditional yoga studio located right near Union Square. Every instructor here has hours and hours of training and experience so you know you are in dynamic hands. The class I took had a beautiful flow, the transitions were seamless and although we held our poses for an extended length of time I really felt the energy and heard the breathe of all the students in the room which helped to center my focus. After class I ate at a delightful vegan cafe they have in the studio. The food was AMAZING! Even if you're not a yogi but you like to fill your body with healthy foods go to this vegan cafe, I highly suggest it!

mmm mmm good!

I also popped into a group pilates class and a Yogaworks studio which has locations all over the U.S.

When you are on the road and you don't necessarily have the time or income to pop into a class remember that BENNERFIT circuits are always there and available to you! YOU deserve feel your best! Making yourself a priority is not selfish at all but rather a necessity because when we feel our best we do a better job of being that for everyone around us.

I'll see you soon NYC!

Have a beautiful weekend Bennerfitter's!

Music to Move By

SYD'S TUNES:

This is a good dance in your room song.

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV1WcelOY5k

I could listen to Ellie Goulding all day. She has such an angelic voice.  

Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBf2v4mLM8k

I feel like Miguel is the new Prince of the 21st century. This is a great warm-up song.  

Beautiful - Mariah Carey, Miguel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe1wtkkt9-E

Next weekend I am heading to Vegas to enjoy the Electric Daisy Carnival. It's a 3 day electronic music festival that will have me dancing with friends from dusk till dawn. This song will be blazing through the stadium speakers and I can't wait!  

Clarity - Zedd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxxstCcJlsc

Take a little jog and enjoy this jolly feel good song!  

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDUC1LUXSU    

BROOKE'S TUNES:

When people get a glimpse of my iTunes I always feel a little nervously nauseous  It's like they are reading my journal... or going through my bank statement... or looking at me naked. Why are you looking at me naked?? I feel like all of my emotions are laid out on a playlist for them to pick apart and  judge. It's a scary thing.

So this is making feel slightly exposed here. Especially because workout jams are of the most ridiculous variety of music you can have. They are normally peppy, perky, silly songs that make us want to move. I'm a bit out of the musical loop Here's a list of my personal favorites in this moment.  Please note that some of these contain explicit lyrics! They are, in these songs, mostly in fun.

Zee Avi - Concrete Walls (for a more mellow workout)

http://vimeo.com/55766650

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us (to have a dance party to)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM

 

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive (for a more epic workout)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU

 

Daughter - Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover - Houltoug Remix) (because it's so darn catchy)

Not to be a copy cat of Sydney, but I really dig this remix that was featured last week in Circuit 31

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bc8G09g2VY

 

Pink - Just Give Me a Reason (for your cool down)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpQFFLBMEPI

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - White Walls (a nice beat to jog to... and because I can't stop listening to this album...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y2ToqWFn2Q

 

Yolo - Lonely Island (for those who like to laugh while they workout)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Otla5157c

...ok I don't really exercise to this song but it cracked me up regardless.