Category Archives: FIT + WELL

Meet LA’s Beauty Shaman Shamanic Energy Medicine + Holistic Beauty Services

April 23, 2017

Gitana Wellness where you can breathe, let go and make yourself at home, literally. Megan  is a holistic health practitioner and an organic beauty expert, shaman, and healer to awaken your inner beauty. Megan, who studied recently to be a shaman in Peru uses advanced energy medicine such as reiki, shamanic energy, crystal therapy and is
clair-sensiet, which means everything comes to her intuitively. Her philosophy on beauty and wellbeing comes from fixing what’s inside, she believes, “What comes up, has to come down, and what flows in, has to flow out. If your inner world doesn’t look and feel beautiful, then that is what is directly reflected in your outer world. You need to integrate both outer and inner beauty to truly feel beautiful”

Megan welcomes you to awaken your inner goddess, step into your sacred power, heal your spirit, and embrace your wild beauty- lashes included. You know we love a great deal and Megan has a special this month for a full set of sweat proof, water proof, oil resistant, cruelty free, organic non-toxic lashes for only $100 right now!

Gitana, meaning gypsy, will have you forgetting your worries and takes a stress-free approach to holistic beauty and healing. Gitana beauty also does organic spray tans and body treatments along with refreshing paradise facials. Megan’s mission is to create a truly unique experience inside and out. Having her in the comfort of your home doing lashes is such a pleasure, but the real joy came from the conversation and understanding of free-flowing concerns that Megan could explain reasons why you may be feeling a certain way, the way no one could explain before. Not only does Gitana beauty having conscious awareness of your mind and body, it will be a transformative experience for all. “Loving and accepting yourself at any age and knowing each moment in life is perfect and exactly as it should be, will actually shift the physical manifestation of aging issues. “– Megan


Mobile Services (In Spa Location Available Upon Request)
T: 1.818.850.8976

VARLAH On Demand Fitness From Aussie Trainer Luke Istomin

April 21, 2017

It’s the season of at-home online workouts – they’re spreading like wild fire. I get XYZ amount of daily pitches to try them all and I can barely sort through them. When VARLAH arrived into my inbox I perked up because it requires no more than a mat (for the most part, I believe there may be a band somewhere). Ok, easy! I am also a big fan of using our own body weight for resistance. 

I tried the FIRE & ICE and I was SO INTO IT!

38 minutes. Intense. HIIT. Quick bursts, deep work, do-able, no crazy, HARD A.F. but totally do-able. And there was two variations given always for lower and higher intensity. I am DEF going to go for the 6 week transformation and try every single video. Ok, I’ll um start Monday! But I’m doing it.

This program is called DICED. (A few new ones to come soon!)

Note: you might want to blast your own music to get yourself pumping – the music in the background was that generic sort of gym music but luckily it was toned down very low – so go blast your jams!!)

I am super psyched to try them all and at 38 minutes I can totally do this before work. I AM IN!

VARLAH is the first global on demand fitness streaming service that offers a variety of fitness programs by top leading fitness industry experts. VARLAH, founded in Australia, is now the world’s “Netflix” of fitness and can be accessible from anywhere in the world.

VARHLAH offers a myriad of programs, designed to cater to all ages, fitness levels and interests while being accessible to each and every user no matter where they are or what time of day it is. As long as the user has internet has access and a small amount of space, Fitness, strength and weight loss will literally at your fingertips.

For $69 you get full access to all videos. No monthly payments.


DICED, VARLAH’s first fitness program is an online body transformation program lead by Celebrity trainer, Luke Istomin (responsible for Hugh Jackman’s transformation for the super ripped Wolverine.) DICED offers:

·       High Intensity Workout Videos that can be streamed anywhere on any device

·       A Nutrition Plan focusing on healthy and nutritious eating

·       A community support forum with advice, recipes and tips from Luke and the VARLAH TEAM

·       The body transformation secrets that Luke has previously only given to his celebrity clients which include: Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin and more. 

You don’t need a gym or any equipment for the DICED program All you need is a commitment of 6 weeks of High Intensity, functional training with the very best in the business leading the way. 

Below is just one of the  transformations that have occurred from using the DICED program for just 6 weeks. It’s astonishing! 

Jessica Chasen, 38 year old woman working in Public Relations was always surrounded by delicious snacks. As she got older and busier, the weight slowly started to pack on and she simply just ate whatever was infront of her. However, one October morning she had enough and realized that she was no longer herself. She even said, “This isn’t what I want to look like”.

Fast forward to almost four months later and 28 pounds lighter, Jess has an entirely new outlook on life along with self confidence and happiness. She says that, “Sugar was the hardest thing to give up. The lure of the dose of energy that comes from sugar is quite seductive and hard to resist”.

Jess Chasen – Lost 28 Pounds in THREE months with VARLAH


Founders Lexy Meyerson, Alan Meyerson, Luke Istomin


April 10, 2017


Snacking just got yummier! Muscle Milk launched their bar product this week which is a great on the go protein snack you’ll want to have handy. The creamy and crunchy texture is inspired by artisanal ice cream flavors, so that you can have your cake and eat it to. This is for people that are on the go and lead an active lifestyle, being a mom having a snack ready is always necessary.

The flavors come in: Birthday Cake, Cookies N’ Cream, Double Rocky Road, Lemon Bliss, Mint Cookie Crunch, Peanut Butter Cookie, Almond Cookie, Blueberry Waffle Cone, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Double Fudge Brownie, Raspberry Cheesecake, and Salted Carmel.

  • Available in 12 unique flavors
  • 15 or 20 grams of protein in each bar
  • Gluten Free
  • 190 calories or less
  • Grab and go snack

Check them out here!

Hygge Essentials from C.O. Bigelow, Carthusia, TULA and WelleCo

April 7, 2017

As you may know, hygge is the newest lifestyle trend. It’s a Danish concept that embodies the feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple pleasures in life. It is about creating an atmosphere that makes you happy. Embody the hygge lifestyle with these essentials:

C.O. Bigelow Candles ($36.00,

C.O. Bigelow’s candles are especially crafted with the highest quality fragrance oils. They can burn for up to 60 hours, creating the ultimate comfy experience.  Candles are vital to the hygge experience and can transform any room into one that is warm, cozy and inviting.

Available in Smoke, Neroili, Musk, Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint, Freesia, Fig, Eucalyptus and Amber

Carthusia Home Diffuser ($45.00,

Carthusia’s Home Diffusers are a great way to add warmth and intimacy to an environment. Once the reeds are dipped into the perfume, the fragrance gently diffuses into the air around, creating a comfortable atmosphere.

Available in Corrallium, Fiori di Capri, Mediterraneo and Via Camerelle

TULA Exfoliating Treatment Mask ($54.00,

Treat yourself to an indulgent face mask during hygge. TULA’s Exfoliating Treatment Mask gently exfoliates and purifies skin, revealing a glowing complexion. Its formula is suitable for all ages and all skin types. The product’s probiotic technology leaves skin nourished and balanced.

WelleCo Super Elixir Sleep Welle Fortified Calming Tea ($69.00,

WelleCo’s Super Elixir Sleep Welle Fortified Calming Tea is a natural and effective blend of herbs that are perfect when you need a moment of zen, stillness and calm. It contains lemon balm, passionflower and mango flower to create a soothing drink. This product is the perfect way to de-stress, the ultimate hygge essential.


Vital Proteins COLLAGEN!

April 5, 2017

It’s here to add to smoothies – Sustainable, pasture-raised collagen & gelatin leader Vital Proteins™.

Why we need it: A lack of collagen—a major building block of bones, joints, and connective tissue—may be causing delays in recovery time

I just popped a open a tub of:

…added it a smoothy, and whoops, there went dinner because this was so good (almond milk, frozen bananas, green powder and peanut butter) that I lost the taste for real food. This baby did the trick! SO GOOD!!

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides keep bones healthy and strong while also supporting joint health and cartilage production. As an added bonus, the Collage Peptides work to promote a healthy immune, digestive and central nervous systems.

Collagen Peptides

For on-the-go, toss-in-your-gym-bag convenience, reach for Collagen Peptides Stick Packs!

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are available for $41.00/20 oz. or $29.00/20 Stick Packs at and Whole Foods Markets Nationwide.

Collagen Whey

Vital Proteins Collagen Whey helps to speed up recovery time, heighten endurance and achieve a lean body, available in 3 irresistible flavors. Packed with essential nutrients needed for peak athletic performance, this easy-to-use formula offers a blend of Collagen Peptides, Whey Protein, Hyaluronic Acid and probiotics for increased protein utilization.

Vital Proteins Collagen Whey powders are available for $59.00/20 oz. at and Whole Foods Markets Nationwide.

All Vital Proteins collagen supplements are Whole30 approved, paleo friendly, gluten- and hormone-free. For innovative recipes, check out the Vital Proteins™ collagen recipe blog