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Here are some tips and tricks to help kick-start or renew your passion for fitness and healthy living.  Starting the summer off right…all summer sixteen.

Try out different classes — I know I’m super late to the bandwagon, BUT I recently signed up for Class Pass after 3 months of NO cross-training, but now I am hooked. It made me realize how many different studios are in the area, plus I like how the app is laid out and makes everything super easy to find and book a class (this is not an #ad).  Plus, booking a class and having a cancellation fee = inevitable dedication.

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Find complimentary workouts — If you’re looking to try something new, there are a lot of fitness retailers that offer complimentary workouts. For example, Athleta at Westfield UTC has local instructors from studios such as Yoga Tropics, Barre3 and the Rush come on a weekly basis to offer free workouts. It’s a great way to try new teachers and different workouts all for free! If you’re shopping at Westfield UTC or just in the area, pop-in for a workout, or check out their calendar here.

Attend a workout festivalThe Dailey Method, a line of barre studios that offers a focused and effective workout, just hosted their second annual outdoor barre festival called Daileyfest. This free festival brought together fitness, meditation and the heath and wellness community for a one day action packed yet thoughtful festival. They also introduced their newest workout — Dailey Fusion, combining traditional barre with bursts of intervals. If you missed out, you can try this new class (and The Dailey Method) at the Carlsbad, San Diego and Rancho Bernardo studios.

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Drink the juice — remember when I lived in Little Italy and had access to the best Farmers’ Market including my favorite juice, OH! Juice? We’ll they recently opened a tasting room in Carlsbad, bringing the OH! Juice up to North County (and closer to me). The new tasting room allows for you to try juices before you buy them, and also see the process of how they create their cold-press juices. It’s all part of their mission to educate consumers on the importance of choosing an organic and healthy lifestyle for long-lasting and sustainable health. Definitely a must do if you’re up this way.  The OH! Juice Tasting room is located at 5631 Palmer Way, Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92010.

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