Fitness Blog

Freestylin’ with Farida: Lux Pilates and Barre

(photography: Samantha Schneider from lululemon athletica in Harbor East) Farida Shourbaji begins teaching Lux Barre and Lux Pilates at the studio starting this August. In our latest blog post, we took a moment to get Farida’s take on her craft and learn what students can expect in her classes. What was one of the most memorable moments you had either as a student of Pilates or as a teacher of it? I was very young…

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Off the Mat with Lily

Who do you see coming to yoga class these days? In my Vinyasa classes, I see an equal mix of men and women. People used to think that yoga was a gentle activity or that it was only for women. It’s not like that anymore. With over 15 million Americans practicing yoga today, Time Magazine has called yoga the “exercise cum meditation for the new millennium”. Actually, I find that men sometimes come to yoga…

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The Myths Surrounding Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest forms of healthcare. Although it has been around for thousands of years and helped billions more, the practice tends to be surrounded by myths and misconceptions that prevent many who could benefit from it the most, from ever seeking treatment. Below, we’ve excerpted some of the most common of these myths, debunked, from a recent article published by a Cleveland academic medical center. If you’re short on time…

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Get to know February’s featured instructor, Nila Mechali

Nila Mechali

Nila Mechali joined the Sanctuary Bodyworks team as a yoga teacher last July and has been unstoppable ever since. Read her story and how her recent invitation to Lululemon’s Ambassador program is inspiring her teaching. What does it mean to you to be a part of Lululemon’s Ambassador program? I’m humbled and beyond excited. They truly believe in supporting all things positive in the community. I feel like our values align in so many ways….

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Yoga for Life

When I was about six years old I had a habit of riding my bike up and down the sidewalk that bordered the corner of our suburban home, smiling and waving to the people in their cars as they drove past. It was a simple act from a little girl who was truly present in that moment, sending her joy and energy to everyone around. One day, spotting me from the kitchen window, my mother…

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