Hiking Edgewood County Park

I never got around to writing about my hike from last Saturday, but better late than never! Last weekend I hiked in Edgewood Park in San Mateo County. I completed a loop that was just over 1.6 miles, and was a mix of shaded and open areas. It was a very hot day, so the shaded…

The Fitness Files: RockSalt Pilates

Yesterday, continuing my journey to find a new workout routine, I decided to try a class at RockSalt Pilates. This pilates studio offers three different types of classes: stretch, strength, and sweat. Stretch, the beginner level class that introduces you to the workout, is what I took. Strength involves more use of weights and strength…

The Fitness Files: SoulCycle

After having little success at Heartcore last week, I decided to switch it up this week and try a more cardio focused class, rather than a strength focused one. I chose SoulCycle. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably at least heard the name SoulCycle. It is a high intensity spin class that incorporates rhythm-based…

Hiking in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

One of my favorite summer time activities after a stressful week of work is to get out in the woods and go for a hike. The weather was very pleasant this weekend, and it just so happened that my husband had rented a new camera that he wanted to test out before buying, so we…

The Fitness Files: Heartcore

Today I tried a new fitness class called Heartcore and, let me tell you, this class was hardcore. The workout uses a Megaformer through a series of exercises that can best be described as a blend between Pilates and CrossFit. This was my first time using the Megaformer, a machine made up of stationary platforms,…