Vacationing in Avalon? Check Out Ship Shape’s Bootcamp!

Vacationing at the New Jersey shore is relaxing, but I can’t forget about my workouts!  I am not very good at working out in my home, so I teamed up with my friend, Leslie, and we went to this awesome bootcamp in Avalon. 

Name: Ship Shape Health & Fitness

Location: Avalon, NJ

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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy – This Lemon Chicken Is The BOMB!

One of my favorite recipes is an easy one! All you need is chicken, a lemon, and McCormick’s Lemon and Pepper seasoning. I pair it with some rice and lots of veggies. It’s great on the grill in the summertime! I just wrap it in aluminum foil. It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Melissa

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Do You Enjoy HIIT Classes? Try RowFIT Strength at Moondog Yoga!

Our experience with RowFIT Strength.

Name: Moondog Yoga

Location: Quakertown, PA

Instructor: Becky – We loved how she gave everyone individual attention, and also motivated us along the way. 

Exercise Type: rowFIT strength

This was a HITT routine with a little bit of everything!  There were six stations total, and each one had three exercises.  Each exercise was completed for one minute with a 10 second rest in between each exercise.  

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Ride Like The Wind, Bullseye! My Thoughts After My First SoulCyle Class

“Ride like the wind, Bullseye” is all I kept thinking as I was riding at SoulCyle. Did you like my Toy Story reference? That’s what you get when you had toddler! In any case, check out what I thought of my first every SoulCyle class!

Name: SoulCycle (Rittenhouse Square)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 

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This California Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad Was Everything I Ever Wanted And MORE

Your taste buds are going to explode with these delicious flavors!!! This California Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad is everything and more! I’m a salad lover, especially in the summer, and I’m always looking for something different to try. I loved this recipe not only because of the flavors, but also for the easiness! If you’re home with the kids you’ll probably imagine being somewhere else tropical while eating this salad. I did! 😎☀️🏝

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A True Sanctuary – Our First Visit To Shanteel Yoga

Name: Shanteel Yoga Sanctuary

Location: Sellersville, PA

Instructor: Jennifer- She greeted us with a beautiful smile, and kept it that way. But don’t let that smile fool you! She asked us on a scale from 1-10 how we were feeling and we said 10, so she gave us spicy yoga. We were sweating!

Exercise Type: Yoga; Rockin’ Vinyasa- this class was fast paced, and had more upbeat music while practicing yoga.

Place: Studio – see more detail in “Welcoming” section below.

Day of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:00-8:15 PM

Price: First class is FREE; $15 drop-in

What to Wear: Leggings/shorts; T-shirt/tank top; bare feet

What to Bring: Mat, water, and a towel

What is Provided: Blocks (we also saw another yogi using a yoga stand for a headstand)

Level of Experience: All levels seen

Gender Majority: 70/30 female to male

Age Group: All

Welcoming: Yes! Before we even entered the studio, we felt welcomed. The facade was beautiful, as it felt like you were entering something special. The studio is in an older building and has character that made it feel like no other studio we visited. We were able to check in and head upstairs to the open yoga studio. It felt like the studio and decor helped us get in the right mindset for our practice. 

Cleanliness: Yes

Unique Features: Shanteel Yoga is a true sacred place that allows for physical practice and healthy minds. When we left, we left at peace. We worked hard and really paid attention to our breath. Jennifer constantly reminded us to listen to our breathing and notice why it was fast or slow. Making the mind-body connection is so important when trying to live a healthy lifestyle. The mind and heart are just as important as the body. 

Thank you, Shanteel Yoga, for having us! We enjoyed our practice and felt wonderful when we left. These mamas could have taken a nap we were so relaxed at the end which was not the case at the beginning of class. Remember we wanted spicy! We can’t wait to come back!

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7 Exercise Tips For Beginners

Recently, we have been approached by a few people who have expressed an interest in getting back into exercising, but are scared to make the plunge.  We feel you, girl. We have all been there, and now we are here to say “We’ve got your back!” While there are countless tips on how to get back into your groove, we narrowed it down to our favorite 7 exercise tips for beginners. 

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Going With My Mommy Instincts

I *knock on wood* have never had a broken bone. My son is 22 months and he just got his first cast. The mommy guilt is in full force, especially when we’re in public. The looks and comments are inevitable. It makes an unforgettable story for later in life. What I do care about is going with my mommy instincts.

Let’s start from the beginning. 

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