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Monitor Your Heart Rate and Get in the Orange Zone A Fitness Class Unlike Any Other Comes to LA ORANGETHEORY FITNESS™ GETS YOU MORE RESULTS – SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN.

March 28, 2014

Orangetheory Fitness™ is the first of its kind: an interval training, group fitness class that uses a science-based approach to create an effective and unique workout, personalized for each participant. Each 60 minute class is led by a certified, Orangetheory Fitness™ trained instructor and is designed to build muscle, tone your body, measure calorie burn, and increase metabolism for up to 36 hours post workout!

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With over 85 locations across the United States, Canada, and the UK, and over 100 more scheduled to open in the next 18 months, the next generation of fitness is finally coming to Los Angeles.

Orangetheory Fitness™ is opening their first Los Angeles location in Brentwood (on San Vicente) at the beginning of May, with special, no obligation, presale pricing for members who join before May 1, 2014.

They are so confident in what their brand and workout has to offer that all members who join before this date will get two free weeks of classes once their doors open, to make sure members love it before they buy it. The Company has successfully removed all reasons why people would not join a gym: no contracts, no initiation fee, try two weeks free before paying anything, and if you join one, you can use every location nationwide.

There are no more excuses, so what are you waiting for?

Most importantly – Orangetheory Fitness™ is whole-heartedly invested in the local community. Since solidifying their Brentwood location, Management has offered free Saturday morning boot camps in the area, brought in local fitness vendors to host special events (e.g. Quest Bar provides free samples every Friday) and partnered with local nutritionists to offer free classes and fitness instruction to their clients until their beautiful space opens in May. Orangetheory Fitness™ not only succeeds at getting its members into the best shape of their lives, but also creates a community of support for all ages and fitness levels.


Orangetheory Fitness™ takes interval training and turns it on its head, incorporating the use of heart rate monitors, TRX, medicine balls, WaterRower™ machines, and treadmills, enabling each person to get an individualized workout in a group class setting.

Not only will members burn up to 500-1000 calories per class, but will also burn calories for up to 36 hours post workout, and can lose up to 8 pounds per week, depending on their utilization of the studio and nutrition. This calorie information, in addition to a participant’s heart rate, is tracked on flat screens around the workout room through use of a heart rate watch and strap. This maximum calorie burn is a result of their science-based, Orange Zone – getting participants to 84% of their max heart rate for a total of 12-20 minutes in aggregate within an hour class.

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Featured in the New York Times, and Well & Good NYC, Orangetheory Fitness™ is hailed as the ultimate experience for gym goers who are frustrated with their results, are uninspired by stale equipment, and are hitting plateaus in their fitness goals.

The workout class is 60 minutes long, and features three components: running on a treadmill, indoor rowing, and strength training. It is based on a physiological theory called “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” (EPOC). By providing each person with a POLAR heart rate monitor, the highly trained team at Orangetheory Fitness™ monitors your heart rate to ensure members are in their ideal fat burning zone. They call their class Orange 60.

By producing EPOC in a 60 minute class, this essentially ensures that members will experience a workout “after-burn” effect, meaning that they will continue burning calories up to 36 hours after the workout is over.

Beyond the science, the results are clear. Orangetheory Fitness™ members boast increased muscle endurance, power, stamina and in cases where desired, weight loss. They have more energy within 1 month of training, and are seeing significant results in muscle toning and weight loss as early as 2-3 months into their program.

All fitness levels are welcome, as well as any person over the age of 16. Orangetheory Fitness™ trainers are highly trained, motivated, passionate and friendly. Their mission is to help members achieve their goals safely and efficiently while having fun in the process. Orangetheory facilities feature upbeat music, a modern and clean aesthetic, well-maintained state of the art equipment, and private showers.

Visit the official website at for more information.

Facial Bungalow’s NEW AGE GRACEFULLY MENU: Trina Renea, LA’s Anti-Aging Secret

January 28, 2014

This is what a skin goddess looks like. Kneel down and pray to the master:












AGING GRACEFULLY – Yup, that’s the new mantra at Facial Bungalow. And the new menu proves it.

Facial Bungalow’s new AGE GRACEFULLY menu:

LA’s best facialist and Groomed LA’s numero uno aesthetician crush, Trina Renea just came out with the most mind blowing facial to top every other facial in town.

I don’t know what to say other than – THIS IS IT.

DO IT. Seriously, I can’t even begin to get into all the goodies in this new menu – it’s like no other.

Even dudes can get in on this deal.

She has machines – micro currents, cutting edge, things, I don’t even know what they are, state of the art shit, THINGS NO ONE ELSE has. I’m telling you this is like a one thousand dollar facial. No joke.

Here’s a peek. They are pricier because we are talking face lift prevention. This is seriously delicious business.

VIP Facial
VIP 90 min. plus weekly 20 min. treatments ($670 value)

You are ready to go all the way? Take full charge of your skins destiny? Invest in your skin and products. Our VIP Skin Maintenance Program will help you take control of the situation. Not only will you receive your monthly Restore Facial, you will also receive a weekly specialized 20-minute treatment specific to your areas of concern.

Plus you will receive 10% off all your products….always!

♦ $595.00 with Trina Renea

90 min.

Life has caught up with you and now your skin needs some restoration. Don’t want to go the invasive route but want to slow down the aging process? With our gallery of high tech machines, our Restore Facial is sure to boost your skin back to its youthful appearance and help you age beautifully. Our specialized products and machines will help brighten, tighten and plump your skin.

♦ $395.00 with Trina Renea

Approx. 75 min.

You take great care of your skin but need a little help to maintain your glow? Our specialized Signature Maintain Facial will concentrate on your specific areas of concern and delay the signs of aging with our special techniques and machines. We will help maintain your “best” skin for years to come.

♦ $330.00 with Trina Renea

Approx. 45 min.

Are you ready to start taking care of your skin? With our Platinum Prevent Facial we do just that. Keep your skin looking and feeling young for as long as possible with our collagen building treatment to help prevent premature aging, without the expense of more invasive procedures.

♦ $250.00 with Trina Renea

Gentleman’s Facial
Approx. 45 min.

Our Gentleman’s Facial is especially designed to rejuvenate a man’s complexion. This treatment specifically targets clogged pores, sensitivity, and razor burn while promoting total relaxation. Keep your skin looking and feeling young for as long as possible with our collagen building treatment to help prevent premature aging, without the expense of more invasive procedures.

7931 Santa Monica Blvd.,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

9am-8pm Daily By Appointment

Here’s an older press piece from Refinery 29 but I always love reading this:


Reading: Within: A Spiritual Awakening to Love and Weight Loss by Dr. Habib Sadeghi and forward by Gwyneth Paltrow.

January 21, 2014



While consumers are bombarded with weight loss plans that focus on diet and exercise, most will quit before they see any results.  Dr. Sadeghi explains there is simple reason many dieters fail in their attempts lose weight, and reveals the missing ingredient in the weight loss recipe is self-love. I am loving this book!!! I am learning about epigenetics and how during his recovery from cancer decades ago, Dr. Sadeghi realized self-love can be a tangible, evolutionary force that will create changes in your life that can only be described as miraculous. Right up my alley.


The book and Dr. Sadeghi’s practice have received rave reviews, including:


“Habib Sadeghi is an insightful, kind man who approaches healing in a fresh and uncomplicated way.”—Tim Robbins, actor, director, producer”Dr. Sadhegi has shown me how my outside often reflects my inside; how our minds and bodies mirror each other.  He has helped me a great deal, and I hope that through this book more people can enjoy the benefit of his compassion.”—Chris Martin, singer/songwriter, Coldplay

“I don’t think I’ve come across anyone who understands more about the mind/body connection when it comes to changing our health or our lives, than Dr. Sadeghi.  In fact, he’s living proof of it.”—Emily Blunt, actor

Dr. Habib Sadeghi D.O is the founder of Be Hive of Healing, an integrative health center based in Los Angeles.  He is a highly-respected physician and researcher in the fields of integrative, osteopathic, anthroposophical, environmental, family medicine, German new medicine, homeopathy and clinical pharmacology. 

Additional information on Dr. Sadeghi is available on his website:

All proceeds from Within will be donated to Roots of Empathy, University of Santa Monica and Healing Institute of Beings.