Work For It

I am all about the power of positive mindsets, but when it comes down to it, wishing, hoping, dreaming, planning, or fantasizing cannot take you to your goals.

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Today for Tomorrow

One small thing today can mean big things for your future! Take the time to do something nice for your future-self, and be grateful for all

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The Mind of an Ultra-Runner

“On Friday after work, I might just go home and run a marathon” ultra-runner Chris Clemens said to me, casually referencing his training regiment for his upcoming 100 mile race this July. Suddenly, I wasn’t as proud of the four-mile jog I had conquered that morning.

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The Necessities of “ME TIME”

Every once in a while, we need a reminder to honor our mind, body, and soul. When we take the time to reflect, we can often find that we are our own best inspiration. Take time for yourself this weekend to think about your favorite things about what makes you YOU.

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Good Vibrations in Santa Barbara

There’s a certain machine shaking up Santa Barbara’s fitness world, no pun intended. Over the last few years, whole body vibration technology has found its place in local gyms and even spas, providing clients with a number of proclaimed benefits. Whole body vibration machines are used to improve and increase important aspects of fitness, health, and beauty, including:

  •  Blood Circulation
  •  Core Stability
  •  Cortisol/Stress Hormone Reduction
  • Muscle Strength 
  •  Muscle Recovery
  •  Human Growth Hormone Production
  •  Flexibility
  • Metabolism 
  •  Lymphatic Flow
  •  Range of Motion
  • Bone Density 
  •  Collagen Production
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Being the Best YOU

Thoreau said it best: goals are motivational, and it’s always exciting to complete one. But it’s not the medal at the end of the race that we really strive for–it’s the personal journey that medal represents.

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Getting Back on Track

Falling behind can often feel like an inescapable fate, especially because losing momentum has an ironically speedy snowball effect. The best way to stop this process is to acknowledge it. Life has a way of distracting us all, and there’s no reason to be ashamed of it; embarrassment only leads to denial, which fuels our desire to hit snooze again, skip another workout or sneak in a few more cookies. If you’re feeling behind, instead of avoiding your latest mishap, look it in the face, accept it, hug it goodbye, and overcome it. Although it may be small, this is a mighty step in the right direction. We must let go of our past mistakes in order to actively progress towards the future we want.

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Spotlight on Local Santa Barbrian, Rebekka Putnam!

With the focus of SB-Fitness Magazine being Santa Barbara itself, we are always hoping to find members of our community who dedicate their time on making this place a healthier environment for all! Luckily, we found a Santa Barbara native who has spent much of her life improving herself and those around her. Rebekka Putnam has taken the initiative to lead her community to a healthy lifestyle through her program that she has created. We were able to take some time

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Morning Glory

Some days are tough, while others are easy. Make every morning the best! Perhaps eat a better breakfast, take a morning walk, take a shower in the morning, or stop at a coffee shop before work.

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Making 2014 Your Year

Let me guess, every December you sit down and ask yourself: what could I do differently this upcoming year to make this one even better than the last? So your list probably looks a little something like this: eat healthier, exercise more, focus on relationships with family members, spend more time outside, be more adventurous, spend less time on social media, and wake up early to get your day going.

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