Nutrition Workshop at Grit Fitness

Have you tried diet after diet with lack luster success? Are you confused about what to eat & when? Are you just ready to create easy, life-long nutritional habits that will make you look & feel your best? Then this workshop is for you! We will discuss:
  • The importance of how & what to eat throughout your day
  • How to assess how many calories to eat on a daily basis
  • Top foods to incorporate (and avoid) in your diet
  • Top supplements to enhance your health & wellness goals
  • What is Protein? Fat? Carbs?
  • Kaleigh’s favorite recipes & go-to’s for every meal
  • List of additional Nutritional Resources (books, documentaries, web sites)
  • Complimentary healthy snacks & drinks to enjoy during our discussion!

Wednesday, August 30th at 8pm
Grit Fitness, Design District
$25 ($60 for all three workshops)
Sign-up: http://tinyurl.com/gritworkshops

Prana Del Mar Wellness Retreat

I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to attend & guest teach at Rachel Kane’s Wellness Retreat at Prana Del Mar in Cabo San Lucas. Rachel & I met nearly 5 years ago in Los Angeles when she attended one of my yoga classes. She was a devoted yogi & soon became a certified pilates & barre instructor. She’s continuously built an amazing following in Northern California, so I was super excited to meet & teach some of her students! Check out some of the amazing views, food, classes & activities we got to participate in on the 5-day Retreat below. Also, check out Rachel’s web site for additional info on her: http://www.lovefitnessloveyoubyrachel.com

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The beautiful view from the rooftop of the community building.

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Early morning sunshine on the last day of our Retreat.

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Sunset from the first night.

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Yes, we did a lot of sun bathing, reading, journaling & relaxing!

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Horseback riding on the beach!

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Sweaty Savasana after a yoga flow class.

 

 

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The ladies stepped outside of their comfort zones & I taught a cardio dance class – everyone had a blast!

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Rachel sculpting our backsides!

 

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We enjoyed dinner at a local farm in Cabo – Flora Farms!

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Homemade Mole & Tortilla Soup we made at a cooking class with Chef Daniel at Prana Del Mar.

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Yoga Sculpt Playlist!

TGIF! My Yoga Sculpters killed it this week! I would like to think my playlist helped a little bit! 😉

Check out some of the motivational songs that helped my students get through their tough workout below:

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  • The Hanging Tree (Rebel Remix) – James Newton Howard
  • We Will Shine (feat. Dominic Balli) – MC Yogi
  • Time of Our Lives – Pitbull & Ne-Yo
  • Beg For It (feat. MO) – Iggy Azalea
  • Truffle Butter (feat. Drake & Lil Wayne) – Nicki Minaj (MY FAV!)
  • On To The Next One (feat. Swizz Beatz) – Jay Z
  • Open Wide (feat. Big Sean) – Calvin Harris (Students FAV!)
  • Overdrive – Calvin Harris & Ummet Ozcan
  • Let’s Go! (Extended Mix) – DJ Rebel
  • Cobra (Official Energy Anthem 2012) – Hardwell
  • Boyfriend/Girlfriend (feat. Keyshia Cole) – C-Side
  • Elastic Heart – Sia
  • Make It Rain – Ed Sheeran
  • Baba Hanuman – Heather & Benjy Wertheimer

Healthy Holiday Tips

I can’t believe it’s already that time of the year again! The endless Holiday get togethers, shopping, and of course, EATING! There can be a lot of stress, a lot of to-do’s, and a lot of opportunities to make poor choices when it comes to your diet and exercise program. I wanted to share a few tips to help get you through the Holidays without gaining weight. That way you can have a New Year’s Resolution that doesn’t involve diets or two-a-days!

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Healthy Holiday Tips

  • Never go to a Holiday Party STARVING! Try eating a healthy snack before to avoid going crazy at the buffet.
  • Make sure you eat healthier, lighter meals for a few days prior to a Holiday get together. That way you won’t feel guilty if you do indulge a bit!
  • Don’t deprive yourself. If you want to have some dessert or a richer dish, allow yourself to have a small taste. Just load up the majority of your plate with fruits, veggies, whole grains & lean proteins.
  • Choose a smaller plate if available.
  • Remember beverages, especially alcoholic &/or sweet ones, can contain a lot of hidden calories. Consume in moderation!
  • Drink plenty of WATER throughout the day. Sometimes when you feel hungry you are actually just dehydrated.
  • Make it a PRIORITY to try to maintain your same exercise and daily routine as best you can.
  • If you are attending a potluck, bring a healthier option that you know you will eat. There are plenty of healthier recipe options out there for popular holiday dishes.
  • Stop eating before you actually feel full. Wait 10-15 minutes and see if you are still hungry.
  • Don’t be afraid to be high maintenance! If you know you can’t control yourself, eat before you go to a party or bring your own dish.
  • Be Mindful & Present when you are eating. Sometimes you are so immersed in talking with someone that you don’t realize you have eaten way more than you had intended to.
  • Chew your food more than you normally do. That not only helps breakdown the food for proper digestion, but you usually eat a lot less.
  • Take a Digestive Enzyme, followed by a daily Probiotic & Magnesium Oxygen for regularity!

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Featured in Focus Magazine

Check out the shout out we received in the August issue of Focus Magazine on Newsstands now! Thanks Danielle for including us in “A Healthy Weekend in LA” 🙂

http://issuu.com/327280/docs/focus_august_2014?e=0/8610073

 

 

ONE DAY YOGA RETREAT IN LOS ANGELES

Are you looking to have a day to RE-CHARGE, RE-ENERGIZE, and RE-BOOT your MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT? Then join us for a day of  YOGA, MEDITATION, NUTRITION, GOAL SETTING, & HIKING right here in LA! Checkout details below! Feel free to email me with any questions: info@kaleighwalker.com

Spots are going FAST, so reserve your spot today at: http://www.cucciosomatology.com/#!retreats/chkl

WHEN: Saturday, August 2nd: 10am – 3pm

WHERE: Beautiful Private Home in Brentwood

WHAT:  Join us for Yoga, Nutrition Lecture/Vegetarian Lunch, Mindfulness Meditation Speaker, Goody Bags, Meeting New Friends & More!

WHO: Yoga Instructors Danielle Cuccio & Kaleigh Walker

COST: $97 (Early Bird Price by July 1st)

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BurnThis “Sweat on the Street”

BURNTHIS is a really cool fitness app that allows you to stay up-to-date on the HOTTEST fitness studios in your area! You can book on the go & see where your friends are burning all through this one app. I was recently featured as a “SWEAT ON THE STREET” instructor, so check out my profile below! I was also selected to be an LA AMBASSADOR, reviewing all the top fitness studios to be featured on the BURNTHIS app….so stay tuned for my upcoming reviews!

Kaleigh Walker: Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Dance Teacher & Writer

Kaleigh Walker: Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Dance Teacher & Writer

June 2nd, 2014
Kaleigh Walker

Who:

Kaleigh Walker

What:

Yoga Instructor at Maha Yoga & Corepower Yoga, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Dance Teacher, Fitness & Nutrition Writer

Where:

Los Angeles, CA

Fitness Personality:

work hard/play hard, class junkie, yogi, do gooder

My Everyday Mantra:

We only have one body. If we don’t take care of it each and every day, where else are we going to live?

My BurnThis Moment:

When I decided to quit my corporate job in 2009 to teach yoga and become a personal trainer full-time. It required a lot of guts, perseverance, dedication, and long hours! But the hard work has paid off tenfold. Each day I get to share my passion with others and motivate them to attain happiness, health, and peace of mind. I can honestly say I’ve found my purpose!

Best Fit Tip:

I always find it easier to exercise when I actually like the workout! There’s something for everyone and there’s no one right way to stay healthy, so find something that you love and enjoy doing! Dance, walk, hike, run, bike, jump, stretch…just stay active, sweat, and get your heart pumping every day! Oh, and eat a lot of fruits and veggies!

Find Me Burning At:

Corepower Yoga & Maha Yoga as well as YogaHop, Moore Dancing & the Santa Monica Stairs

In My Gym Bag:

Nalgene Water Bottle, Towel, Lululemon Yoga Mat, Deodorant, Wyndmere Essential Oils, iPod, Cinnamon Gum, Murad Face Wash, Coconut Oil, Bliss SPF Face Lotion, Extra Hair Ties, Lip Gloss, Lara Bar, Almonds.

Favorite Local Post-Burn Treat:

Pressed Juicery Greens 3 or Alkalizer.

Harvest Blue Clothing Photo Shoot

I recently had a photo shoot for the clothing line, Harvest Blue. They have amazing yoga & fitness clothes for men & women. Check out some of their pieces below. 🙂

You can also purchase them at Corepower Yoga or harvestblue.com.

Maha Yoga photo shoot with Kaleigh

We had an amazing photo shoot with Kaleigh Walker at Maha Yoga in Brentwood, CA. Huge thanks to Kaleigh, Suzy and the whole Maha Yoga family. Kaleigh is an instructor at Maha Yoga and Corepower yoga in LA. Her practice is next level! Check her out at kaleighwalker.com

Kaleigh is wearing the Harvest prism print legging made from recycled fabrics and the Gamma Sports bra. These technical pieces are breathable, and moisture wicking to keep you comfortable during your practice.

Kaleigh is wearing the Ombre print Escape legging and Gamma Sports bra.

The Swirl Razorback tank is our take on the classic tank top but made with 4 way stretch, breathable recycled fabrics so its great for your practice and good for the planet.

Harvest your life…

 

 

 

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