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We’re taking the guess work and fear out of trying something new by trying it first (new to us too!).

In First Take we’ll report the who, what, when, where, why and how do I not make a fool of myself.  If it sounds like a good fitness fit, join us for a Second Take.

Do you have something you’ve always wanted to try but can’t find the courage or crew?  Let’s connect!


First Take: Coil Yoga

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First Take:  COIL Yoga by Ashley McBride

When I think about yoga I think about deep breathing, stretching and peacefulness.  When I was told I’d be attending a class with a premiere Yogi I thought about BooBoo and picnic baskets. Because I’m a grown up. 

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First Take: Swimming for Sport

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First Take:  Swimming for Sport

by Heather McCann

My brother swam the length of Lake Tahoe last summer.  I kayaked next to him on the lake one early morning, watching him glide through the water effortlessly.  Swimmers make swimming long distances look peaceful.  I’ve never felt anything …

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First Take: Sierra Challenge Express Running Club

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Coach Ray’s Top Tips

for a Successful Run Club

1.  Dream big.

2.  Keep it simple

3.  Water is the staff of life.

4.  Your best effort is all I ask.

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First Take: High Fitness

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When I was a kid, my mom dragged me to her aerobics class.  I sat on the side and stared at the women bounce around in funny outfits.  There were a few of us sitting there, watching our mom’s move.  We look at each other and shrug, get back to coloring while the woohoo’s abound.  …

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First Take: Hot Yoga with Blue Moon Yoga

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I went to a Bikram Yoga class (hot Yoga) twelve years ago when I lived off of Power Bars and vodka.  It was hot and I could feel poison surface in my body.  It’s taken me this long to go back.  I’ve promised through Valley Sweat Life to try things that scare me, change me, …

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Second Take: Synners OCR

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Are you interested in trying Synners OCR

Join Valley Sweat Life and coach Alessia Lev for a complimentary class on February 3, 2018 at 10am. 

Sign up HERE and Let’s Connect!

Check out our Valley Sweat Life Second Take HERE …

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