CORE FUSION EXTREME: DON’T LET THE NAME SCARE YOU (TOO MUCH)
By Sophie Barnett, exhale guest + fitness enthusiast
I’m a long time devotee of all things Core Fusion, so when the new Core Fusion Extreme (CFX) class came out, I had to give it a try—and I certainly was not disappointed! In this post, I’ll address the most common questions surrounding taking CFX for the first time!
Q: Is Core Fusion Extreme just an extreme version of the other Core Fusion classes?Read More
By Richie Altmanshofer, exhale’s Marketing Coordinator
I’m a fitness junkie who is lucky enough to work for a national wellbeing brand that offers the highest quality workouts in the industry, created by some of the most respected professionals in the business (I’m looking at you Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp). On any day of the week I’m sneaking away from my desk to sweat it out at the barre. It’s become a staple, it keeps me in tip-top shape, and quite simply— I love it.Read More
By Susan Tomback, exhale’s VP of Sales + Marketing
Continuing my candid conversation concerning my compulsion for complete skin care, I confess to crave another antioxidant concurrently with Retinol; the culprit: Vitamin C (that’s correct, the same vitamin we consume to cure the common cold). Creating collagen to counteract crevices, combating cancer-causing free radicals, and strengthening collapsed capillaries are compelling causes to covet this topical vitamin in cream (or serum) form.Read More
By Christine Bibbo Herr, nycpretty.com
Thanks to Gurney’s Montauk, I spent last weekend in The Hamptons sweating by the sea with Exhale, and a few fellow bloggers— Grace, Chase, and Evann. We immersed ourselves in a mix of fitness classes led by Exhale’s EVP of Mind Body Programming, Elisabeth Halfpapp. And, after two days of Core Fusion Barre, Bootcamp, Yoga, and Power Yoga, I was so inspired to learn more that I signed up for the Exhale Barre Teacher Training program in NYC to hopefully share my practice with others (more on that soon!).Read More
By Nataly Kogan, CEO, Happier.com
You know that “time flies” feeling? Well, it turns out there are neurological reasons for it.
The older we get, the fewer new things we experience and learn. Our brains are built to preserve energy, so when there’s a lot of routine in our lives, we tune out the mundane and go on a kind of auto-pilot that makes us feel like time is floating by. The less attention we pay to the moment we’re in, the faster it seems to move.Read More
Hometown: Paramus, NJ
What I do at exhale: Mind Body Manager of exhale Gramercy, Core Fusion Teacher
My background: The story goes that when I was three years old, I hopped onto my grandfather’s pool table and started singing the “I Love You” song from Barney. Ever since then, I have been a performer who loves being in front of a group and connecting with people. Throughout my childhood, I did everything from dance classes, to piano lessons, to singing on navy ships. Then, while pursuing a BFA in Acting at Boston University, I fell in love with the Alexander Technique and started studying movement in a deeper way. I came to find that Core Fusion follows a lot of the same principles that I hold sacred as both a person and a performing artist — being present and the mind-body connection. My desire to be a Core Fusion teacher soon followed. Now, I am an active part of the exhale community as well as an actor and singer making her mark in New York City.Read More
By Nataly Kogan, CEO, Happier.com
Research shows there are simple, concrete things you can do to feel more positive.
Most people I meet assume that if anyone on the planet is happy at work, I am. Their assumption is easy to understand: I co-founded and run a company called Happier. I make a living by helping other people find more joy in their lives — which is one of the simplest ways to increase your own happiness. I must feel happy all the time!Read More
By Mallika Chopra
About two years ago, I approached my father (Deepak Chopra) with a confession. I told him I was generally exhausted, over caffeinated and my sugar addiction was out of control. I realized I was overscheduled trying to balance my role as a wife, mom, and entrepreneur with Intent.com, my start-up social media company. I felt bloated and had a lot of body pain. I hadn’t been meditating or exercising much, and at night I was having trouble sleeping. My father looked shell shocked, and it took a few moments for him to transition from concerned father to Deepak Chopra, the person that thousands go to for health advice.Read More
By: Madison Wright, MS
Blog Coordinator + exhale teacher
We’ve all heard the phrase, “two’s company, three’s a crowd.” Well, that might be true on date night, but there’s evidence to the contrary when it comes to maximizing your exercise performance. Turns out, there’s a plethora of benefits to working out with friends and exhale is giving you incentive this month to find out what those reasons are! Psychology expert Professor Barbara A. Brehm, Ed.D., Department of Exercise and Sport Studies, at Smith College in Northampton, MA, says that when you make a workout date with a friend you are much more likely to stick to the plan instead of listening to that inner voice that often pops up and tells you stay in bed (we’ve all been there on a Saturday morning after one too many finely crafted cocktails).Read More
By: Madison Wright, MS
Blog Coordinator + Core Fusion Teacher
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time when women and men around the world unite wearing the color pink in support of breast cancer survivors, and for those that we’ve lost, as a symbol of hope for a cure.
As you gear up to participate or donate to your favorite charity or event that supports breast cancer this month, keep in mind that there are many things that you can do personally to help yourself in the prevention of breast cancer.Read More