Today marks the astronomical phenomenon known as winter solstice. It represents the shortest day and longest night of the year. Throughout history the Winter Solstice has been a sign of rebirth, and represents the great connection and reliance we all have to the planet and our universe.

My very amazing friend, Holistic Health Practitioner Sara Courter wrote this insightful and inspiring piece on her FB Page:

“It’s the eve of Winter Solstice and also the last new moon of 2014. Tonight is the longest night of the year…a time for dreaming, manifesting, spell casting and love brewing. Tomorrow we begin our return to the light. A rebirth. Tomorrow we also begin a new lunar cycle. Double rebirth. There’s SO much potency in the air for renewal and creation, babes. Harness it. Go inward, connect to your intentions, see this long dark as the essential yin to balance the blindingly vibrant brightness of your yang; your inherent Light. You are powerful and everything you have ever done, ever been, has led you to THIS moment. You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. There’s so much to be grateful for, there are so many seeds to plant. Be kind to your sweet Self, send love both inward and outward, and find comfort in the rebirth…the perfect practice of vairagya, non-attachment. nothing is ever permanent. You will always be reborn. Love and light, honeys.❄”

Click here for some some fun and simple ideas that celebrate the solstice!

 

Power Hour!

Warm up well!

Part 1: 30 seconds each, no rest

Set 1:

Burpees

Single Leg Row R (stand on L leg)

Single Leg Row L (stand on R Leg)

Stiff Leg Dead Lift

SHUTTLE RUN

 

rest 20 seconds

3 rounds

 

Set 2:

Glute Bridge Fly

Low Side Plank Row with Extension R

Low Side Plank Row with Extension L

Sumo Hi Pull

jog 100M out and RUN back

rest 30 seconds

3 rounds

 

Part 3: Count it out

perform 12 of each exercise:

Bulgarian Squat with weights R

Bulgarian Squat with weights L

Dips

Step Up Knee

2 rounds

 

Part 4:Run 1/2 mile for time.

Rest 2 mins

 

Part 5: Ab set Tabata finishers: 20 work/10 rest

Set 1:

Low plank

Mountain Climbers

Reverse Crunch

Long Arm Crunch

2 rounds

 

Set 2:

Hi Plank

Bicycles

Knees to Elbows

Ab Burner

2 rounds

 

STRETCH!

 

 

Gumsaba Fitness Class schedule Monday 12/22/14

5:30AM Womens only Sunrise class – Coach Briana – Power Hour Intervals

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – Power Hour Intervals

6AM Sunup Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Michelle – TRX Power Hour Intervals

8:15AM Sunrise Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Michelle – TRX Power Hour Intervals

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Briana – Power Hour Intervals

11:00PM Cytosport Boot camp Lite Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) Power Hour Intervals

12:00PM Cytosport Boot camp Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) Power Hour Intervals

4PM Cytosport Vinyasa Flow Yoga – Coach Michelle D. (private class)

4PM Teen Athletic Conditioning – Coach Joel 12 days of XMAS

 

Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Tuesday 12/23/14:

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Michelle – TRX Cardio

5:30AM Sunrise Danville Mens only class – Coach Joel – 12 days of XMAS

6AM Sunup Lafayette Co-Ed class – Coach Jentry – 12 days of XMAS

9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens class – Coach Michelle – TRX Cardio 

11:00PM Cytosport Strength Training & Power – Coach Briana (private class) 

12:00PM Cytosport Power Yoga – Coach Jentry (private class)