BODY BY J.A.

March 1, 2016

This upper body workout can be done anywhere! All you need are 2 light weights and a burst of energy. Complete 3 sets of 12 repetitions of the following: 

 

1. Bicep curls

2. Hammer curls

3. Shoulder blade contractions

4. Front raises

5. Lateral raises

6. Shoulder press

 

Follow @body.by.ja for more quick easy home workouts!

 

 

February 22, 2016

Every now and then its okay to indulge a little. One of the best parts of living in LA (other than the fitness scene) is the restaurant scene. Lisa Vanderpump's SUR Restaurant, known for its eclectic cuisine, is located on the corner of Melrose and Robertson. I made a Sunday Funday happy hour stop to grab a drink and enjoy the trendy ambiance! For only $7 you can enjoy a variety of their specialty cocktails. I recommend the St...

February 18, 2016

5. Reduces Heart-Attack Risk

For those of you who thought it was a myth that wine is a key ingredient to a heart healthy diet, a 16 year Harvard School of Public Health study proves this is fact. The study of 11,711 men showed that moderate wine drinkers who suffer from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. The study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007....

January 4, 2016

Hidden Staircases of LA

 

With the start of the New Year, it is the busiest time of the year at the gym. It’ is great to have so many people enthusiastic about fitness, but sometimes the gym can be overwhelming at this time. As I was looking for alternatives to the gym, hiking is of course a great option here in Southern California. As I was looking for a new trail to check out I discovered a set of stairs that created a great l...

December 21, 2015

 

Holiday Season is prime time for lots of tasting treats and cheat meals. We all know most of these are not necessarily the healthiest options, but its okay, the holidays only come around once a year right? Well yes, but there are some relatively healthier alternatives to the typical sugar cookies and fudge. Next time you are going to a holiday gathering bring this delicious appetizer - Mini Cheese balls 

 

Ingredients: 

 

-8...

December 1, 2015

 

Spaghetti Squash Bake 

 

Ingredients:

1 small spaghetti squash

1 - 20 ounce jar low sodium marinara sauce 

1- 20-ounce package lean ground turkey

1-cup low fat shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup grated Parmesan 

1/2 package turkey pepperoni 

1/4 yellow onion diced 

3 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

Black pepper (to taste)

Garlic salt (to taste)

1 tbsp EVOO

 

Process:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Cut the spaghetti squash in half an...

November 24, 2015

 

Achieving the perfect behind is a challenge for many women. Primarily because your some women find it nearly impossible to achieve curves if they have a more straight natural body shape. While you can not change what genetics has blessed you with, you can achieve the most optimal behind by following a combination of booty blasting exercises!

 

Do you dedicate a full day to work out JUST your glutes? Isolating this muscle group...

November 19, 2015

 

...Until You Perfect Your Form 

 

8 Things to Remember to Achieve the Perfect Squat 

 

1. Keep your feet flat on the ground with weight in your heels (and maintain this throughout your entire squat set).

2. Keep your knees behind your toes!

3. When you squat down, strive for your hips to be parallel (or below parallel) to the ground.

4. Maintain a natural arch is your back (no hunchbacks)!

5. Chest up (this goes hand - in -hand with...

November 2, 2015

 

 

#5. Baker Beach 

 

Whether you are a runner, soccer player, or football star, Baker Beach offers unlimited scenic views while you indulge in your favorite activity. The beach provides fantastic views of homes in the hills on one side and a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge on the other side. You will find locals and tourists surfing, kicking around soccer balls, tossing footballs, going for a jog or walking the dog al...

October 19, 2015

This blog post is geared towards working women - particularly those working is stressful corporate enironments. The reason I want to focus in on working women is because I am one, I can relate to many situations and 100% understand what it means to work full time as a woman in the corporate environment. 

 

Many clients come to me saying

 

that time is the biggest constraint they have to living a fit and healthy lifestyle. So I've...

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