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Golden State Warriors Basketball Workout. NBA Finals 2016!

Golden State Warriors Basketball Workout.

NBA Finals 2016!

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It has been an exciting season of basketball in San Francisco. The Golden State Warriors won the NBA Finals last year and their star player, Stephen Curry, was the League’s MVP. And this year the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors are meeting yet again in a highly anticipated rematch that has basketball fans on the edge of their seats. The entire Bay Area is excited to watch what might be the most epic showdown during the 2016 NBA Finals, will the Warriors defend their title against the Cavaliers? (We sure hope so!)

The basketball energy has been building in the Bay. After Shaquille O’Neal came to my spin class, I’ve been seeing NBA players all over the place. I teach fitness classes at both the Market and Pine Street EQUINOX clubs. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been working out at the Market Street EQUINOX, while all stars like Shaq and Grant Hill have been staying fit at the Pine Street location. Shaq comes to Pine Street so often we’ve become friends (exchanging fist bumps and “whats up” with him gives me a smile all day long). I’m starting to feel like NBA players are following me around…. I must be good luck or something!

The Warriors play with teamwork, hustle, and heart. They inspire us all to get in the game and score in life. All their hard work pays off, after all, rallying from a 3-1 deficit in the Western Conference Finals against OKC is no easy feat, but the Warriors did it, making them 1 out of 10 teams in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit in a 7 game series. They are on a roll and we are all hoping to see them WIN the NBA Finals. Let’s think positive and send them good vibes. Want to cheer them on?! Do this workout, wish them luck, and put good endorphin energy out into the universe.

The below drills are designed to work on your strength, speed, stamina, and agility while burning calories and boosting energy. It’s a challenging workout – as always, please check with a doctor before beginning any new exercise routine. And note: *You DO NOT need a basketball or access to a basketball court field for this workouts. Just a positive attitude, a bottle of water, and some space!

Time for you to be your own MVP! Get in the game and let’s GO WARRIORS!

“Golden State Warriors Basketball Workout”

Warm Up the Court. 10 minutes.

  • Easy jog 5 minutes
  • Walking Lunge. 20-30.
  • Butt kicks (kick your heel towards your butt)
  • Squat with side shuffle 1 minute
  • High Knees 1 minute
  • Plank with mountain climber knees 1 minute

NBA BOOTY.

Do 20-30 reps of each move. Work on keeping good form and strengthening your legs, core, and balance.

  • Basic Hip bridge. Laying on back bridge hips up into the air. Repeat 10 reps. Then move to single leg bridge (one leg in the air), repeat 10 reps, and switch.
  • Basketball Squat. Keep straight arms out in front of you. Focus on keeping shoulders down and core engaged.
  • Single leg backwards lunge with knee raise. Do 10-20 reps on one leg and switch. (You can add hop if feeling feisty!)
  • Single leg side lateral lunge. Lunging one leg to the side keeping the other straight. Do 10-20 reps on one leg then switch.
  • Plie squat with inner thigh slide. Squat with legs wide and toes pointed outward, bring heels together when you stand and separate legs wide to squat again.

Slam dunk Stomach. 

Perform each move for 1 minute with 15 seconds rest in-between.

  • V Ups.
  • Bicycle Crunch
  • Plank
  • Superman
  • Pushup

Championship Cardio!  

Do each move for 1 minute with 30 seconds rest in-between.

  • Burpees. Feel free to add a pushup or squat jump!
  • “Basketball” run. Also known as “fast feet” : drop your hips and move your feet out and in.
  • Squat hops and shoot the hoop arms up. Squat and jump off ground reaching your arms up in the air in a “shoot the hoop” style.
  • Suicides. Sprint out 10-20 yards, squat and touch ground, sprint back ( you can also use distance measure like light poles, street meters)

Once through the circuit is GREAT – you can also repeat the above 2-3 times and go home with a WINNING workout.

Leave me a comment below if you try this workout. Are you watching the NBA Finals?! LET’S GO WARRIORS!!! 

Cheering for you,

Caroline

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Join Me For Healthy Hour Oct 22nd 6:30-8:30pm Studiomix San Francisco

It often feels like your social and fitness goals are a conflict of interest with each other. You want to spend time with your friends, but usually it is at the expense of your workouts, diet, or sleep. Does it always have to be a struggle between friends vs. health? Is there a way for both priorities to take equal place in your life?
 
Yes. Create the space to enjoy your health goals WITH your social life. Cook healthy meals, go on fitness workout adventures, savor down time that supports both your friendship bond AND enables you to be heathy. Its all about how you choose to spend time with your friends. Combining the social and fitness areas of your life may unlock stronger relationships and a stronger body along with it.
 
Thats why I wanted to host  “Healthy Hour”, an event that creates social fitness as a way to enhance both health and happiness. Many of my closest friendships have come from movement. I have a strong bond with my running buddy, dance friends, and fitness industry colleagues. I believe this is thanks to our time spent enjoying physical workouts and bonding over the effort, endorphins, and sense of accomplishment. If you want them to, your relationships CAN support you in your health goals.
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Thursday, Oct 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Studiomix | 1000 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Want a way to be social without going to a bar? Come out for a night of fitness fun that wont leave you feeling hungover the next morning. Join Caroline Jordan Fitness for “Healthy Hour”: a community event that brings together energizing workouts, nutritious snacks, fitness fashion, and lifestyle coaching for an experience that will leave you feeling amazing. Get the motivation, inspiration, and support you need to live the healthy life you love. Make a new friend or bond with an old one. This event holds the space to share a meaningful connection through a healthy experience.

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This invigorating event involves:

6:45-7:30pm: Body weight bootcamp. A total body exercise class with all of your fitness favorites: squats, pushups, jumping jacks, ab work, and of course… burpees. Dynamic, functional, all-levels, and feel good style circuit workout. Expect to feel energized and endorphinized!

7:30pm-8:00pm: “Training Positive” Lifestyle coaching conversation with Caroline Jordan and Lululemon athletica. Talk about “finding your tribe” and developing/maintaining positive social relationships. Choose to work through a special lululemon core values exercise to support you having meaningful relationships in your life. Get in on the conversation around the “healthy hour” intention of promoting positive community connection. 

6:30pm-8:30pm Sample healthy treats and fitness fashion from:

ALOHA: https://aloha.com/home
Clearly Kombucha: http://www.clearlykombucha.com/
Vega: http://myvega.com/
Tsu.ya: http://www.tsuyabrand.com/Come out for an evening of movement, fun, community, and inspiration. Meet people who share a passion for healthy living. Make a new friend or strengthen your bond with an old one!

About the venue: Studiomix

Over 30,000 square feet of spacious studios & thoughtful amenities. Studiomix believes that your experience in their space plays a huge role in your ability to meet your health and wellness goals. That’s why they created a space that’s not only functional, but also memorable – like their athletically – inspired Strength Studio, designed for functional movement and results-driven workouts.

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Join me for a night of fitness, fun, community, and inspiration.

Tickets $25 per person. 

Register through MoveWith at: https://www.movewith.com/events/healthy-hour

RSVP on facebook herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/691415664293757/

I would be so grateful if you could help me spread the word about this special event by sharing this post with your friends in SF. The more the merrier and I hope to make a new friend or two October 22. If you cant make it out, you can always subscribe to my channel on YouTube . I post new videos every week to support you in living a healthy, happy life. Its a #trainpositive community online that you can party with anywhere anytime 🙂

Cheers to health, happiness, and a lifetime of beautiful friendships,

Caroline

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New Years Wellness Spa Retreat Weekend. January 3rd and 4th at SOLAGE Resort Calistoga, CA.

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New Years. A time to reflect, goal set, and create a powerful and positive intention for the year ahead. A time to evaluate how you are living your life, how you WANT to be living your life, and to move forward with purpose. Setting powerful, detailed, and motivating goals inline with your life values is truly the way to create a year you love. But this takes time, energy, and effort; which can be challenging to create space for in your busy, successful life.

Thats why sometimes you need to get away. To distance yourself so that you can see clearly. To unplug from the world and plug into YOU. You know its true: the only way to have the time is to make it and the only way to create your life is by getting intentional on how you live it.

So where can you go to have distraction free space to give yourself time to renew and refresh your body and mind? You dont have to travel around the world, sometimes a weekend is all you need to restore your health and feel re-inspired. This year I have partnered with Solage Resort in Calistoga to host a New Years Wellness weekend just for you. An investment in your health and wellbeing is just the gift to give yourself this holiday season.  A little retreat may be the perfect experience to reboot your health and excite your spirit for the new year ahead. Heres what I have planned for you:

New Years Wellness Spa Weekend Retreat

Solage, Calistoga. January 3-4

Start 2015 off in a balanced, blissful state…by taking time for YOU.

You are invited to spend an uplifting weekend at Solage resort, to create conscious intentions for 2015 and jumpstart your new year in health. The weekend experience will allow you to reboot your body, renew your energy, and reawaken your spirit.

Our weekend will include daily fitness classes and motivational workshops in Calistoga’s rustic and restorative setting. There will be ample time for rest, reflection, and pampering yourself in Solage’s legendary bathhouse facilities. 

Join Caroline Jordan Fitness for a New Years Wellness Spa Retreat January 3-4 at Solage Calistoga. Space is limited, for reservations, please contact Solage Calistoga at 855-706-4341

Schedule of Events.

Saturday January 3:

12-3pm Arrive and check in to Spa Solage in Calistoga California
3-330pm Meet and Greet other Participants for a healthy juice
330-430 Nature hike
430-6pm Hatha / Restorative yoga 
6pm-close Free time for dinner, journaling, and rest

Sunday January 4th:

830-915 am Meet in Solage lobby for an invigorating 5K walk/run
930-1015am All levels body weight strength workout 
1030-12pm Vision Board and Goals Workshop 
12-close Rest, relax, and enjoy the bathhouse 

I believe a success is not something you have; it’s something you DO.  It’s something you experience when you wake up and act accordingly.  So let your first weekend of 2015 set the theme of proactivity and success that is certain to echo through your entire year. Let 2015 be the year you move forward with vision, motivation, and health. Let 2015 be the year you are good to yourself.

Hope to see you January 3rd and 4th at Spa Solage! Please feel free to email me at : carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com with any questions. Know someone who might like to come along? Share this post on Facebooktwitter, or email. 2015 is going to be a great year…. a change is in the air.

In health,

Caroline

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Take a Moment to HELP Caroline Jordan Fitness Win SF Racked’s “Hottest Trainer 2014”!

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It is with great excitement that I share that Caroline Jordan Fitness has been nominated for Racked SF‘s #HottestTrainer2014I feel so grateful to have been nominated and honored to be included in this year’s competition with other purposeful, positive, and incredible San Francisco fitness professionals. 
What is the “Hottest Trainer” competition? Developed by the Racked website, the “hottest trainer” competition is a way to acknowledge and celebrate fitness and wellness professionals within each city. They collect 16 contestants from gyms, indoor cycling studios, bootcamps, Pilates studios all over the area, split them into groups, and choose a winner based off reader votes. Only one contestant is crowned the ultimate champion and announced the reader favorite. In addition to the Racked SF announcement post, the winner is also included in Racked National’s roundup of the Hottest Trainers in America (cool!). 
Everyone in this years San Francisco “Hottest Trainer” Competition is incredibly talented and unique, I loved reading all of the contestant bios and checking out their hot photos (talk about fitspiration!).  You can read my “hottest trainer” profile page here and learn more about my background, fun facts, and my tips for visiting a new fitness class. http://sf.racked.com/archives/2014/08/15/hottest-trainer-caroline-jordan.php Of course gave some special love to my fitness family lululemon athletica Union Square – Grant Avenue and my philanthropy Hackcancer and Anjou Ahlborn our winning Woman of the Year candidate. 

If you want to help Caroline Jordan Fitness be crowned as “San Francisco’s Hottest Trainer” heres what you can do:

  1. Visit this link
  2. Cast your vote. The women’s poll will be open for voting between Friday, August 22 at noon until Sunday, August 24 at noon.
  3. Share the love and post on social media! Anything works: Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/etc. Use the #HottestTrainer2014 hashtag, so i can thank you for the support <3 
  4. Send Positive energy out into the universe!
On Monday, August 25 at noon, the top man and woman will face each other in the final poll. It will close at noon on Wednesday, August 27. If I make it to the top two, Ill be sure to ask one more time for your online vote and support.
No matter the outcome from the competition,  I honestly think we are all winners because we support others in getting happy, healthy, and fit. I’m grateful to be included in the contest and honored to work alongside such unique, inspiring, and passionate fitness pros!
As always, please feel free to share this post with your friends on Facebooktwitter, or email. More great content is headed your way every week to help you live a happy, healthy life! 
With love and gratitude,
Caroline
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Birthday Party and A Playlist!

 

270406_10101883883404383_337410859_nMy 28th Birthday is this Friday September 27 and I am planning a big party to celebrate! Please join me for PALAZZO: a fun & elegant birthday soiree on Union Square!!

Modernizing the Venetian performances from St. Mark’s Square, awesome live band COVERFLOW (tim & raj’s band) rockin some EDM and top 40 tracks, violinists performing along with the dj’s, live vocalists, entertainers, paparazzi stations and more!

Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco Union Square
Saturday 9.28.13
9:30p-1:30a

Formal Attire Please, Black Tie Optional

100% net proceeds benefiting Family House SanFrancisco and Hackcancer.

Celebrating the birthdays of:
Tim Chang, Caroline Jordan, Jonathan Teo, Raj Kapoor & Steve Chen
co-hosted by Maya Farah, Zak Holdsworth and Jenn Wei

Heres the link for tickets: https://palazzosoiree.eventbrite.com/ would mean the world to have you come out!!

If you cant make it to the party, you can celebrate by subscribing and enjoying my “Birthday Party Playlist”. These are some of my favorite songs to dance, play, and party to. Great to motivate a workout or have friends over for a fall BBQ. Let me know if you like it and feel free to follow me on Spotify for other great playlists 🙂

I want to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate all of YOU. You have meant a lot to me in the past 28 years…. looking forward to sharing many more memorable moments in the years to come with YOU!

Caroline

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On the RADIO!

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One of my goals for 2013 was to connect with and inspire others through more public speaking, events, and radio. And since vision boards DO come true, one of my goals has too. This month I was a featured guest on “Eat. Love. Live. Thrive” a web radio talk show with Registered Dietitian and Health Expert Corinne Dobbas. In our 30 minute talk show we had an honest conversation on how to stay healthy and happy in a stressed out society. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 22% of Americans feel extremely stressed–so can you imagine how many feel slightly stressed? Through my work in wellness coaching, I have found that this stress has profound effects on the way we take care of ourselves, or should I say–how we don’t care of ourselves. It’s an overwhelming cause for people to feel negative, get frustrated, and to stop putting effort into their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We become unbalanced; and when we’re unbalanced, it’s hard to get back to a place of health and happiness.

Come on with us and listen in on our straight-up conversation on dealing with stress, how to see the positive (even when you feel super negative), how to make sure your goals are on target for where you are, tips on dealing with comparing yourself to others, and the basics on how to stay healthy and happy where you are right now, at this moment in time–regardless of everyone else around you. Click here to download and listen to the show:

http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2013/02/18/eat-love-live-thrive-staying-balanced-in-an-unbalanced-world/

Some topics covered in our 30 minute talk:

Leave me a comment when you listen to the show and tell me your biggest takeaway from my conversation with Corrine. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and to sharing future radio talks!

Theres one thing I know for sure, I wouldn’t be anywhere without all of YOU. Thanks for your continued support as I work towards accomplishing all of my personal and professional goals. Sky is the LIMIT and I plan on flying high with YOU!

With love and gratitude,

Caroline

For more on Corinne Dobbas, M.S., R.D. check out her amazing website: http://www.corinnedobbas.com

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Then vs. Now. Reflections on my life in COLOR.

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Lululemon Athletica is much more than just high quality spandex. Its a company that creates the components for people to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. It is a company that is COMMITTED to living by it’s  manifesto. Want to be inspired? Read it below:

the lululemon manifesto

  • Drink FRESH water and as much water as you can. Water flushes unwanted toxins from your body and keeps your brain sharp.
  • A daily hit of athletic-induced endorphins gives you the power to make better decisions, helps you be at peace with yourself, and offsets stress.
  • Do one thing a day that scares you.
  • Listen, listen, listen, and then ask strategic questions.
  • Write down your short and long-term GOALS four times a year. Two personal, two business and two health goals for the next 1, 5 and 10 years. Goal setting triggers your subconscious computer.
  • Life is full of setbacks. Success is determined by how you handle setbacks.
  • Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself.
  • That which matters the most should never give way to that which matters the least.
  • Stress is related to 99% of all illness.
  • Jealousy works the opposite way you want it to.
  • The world is changing at such a rapid rate that waiting to implement changes will leave you 2 steps behind. DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW, DO IT NOW!
  • Friends are more important than money.
  • Breathe deeply and appreciate the moment. Living in the moment could be the meaning of life.
  • Take various vitamins. You never know what small mineral can eliminate the bottleneck to everlasting health.
  • Don’t trust that an old age pension will be sufficient.
  • Visualize your eventual demise. It can have an amazing effect on how you live for the moment.
  • The conscious brain can only hold one thought at a time. Choose a positive thought.
  • Live near the ocean and inhale the pure salt air that flows over the water, Vancouver will do nicely.
  • Observe a plant before and after watering and relate these benefits to your body and brain.
  • Practice yoga so you can remain active in physical sports as you age.
  • Dance, sing, floss and travel.
  • Children are the orgasm of life. Just like you did not know what an orgasm was before you had one, nature does not let you know how great children are until you have them.
  • Successful people replace the words “wish”, “should” and “try” with “I will”.
  • Creativity is maximized when you’re living in the moment.
  • Nature wants us to be mediocre because we have a greater chance to survive and reproduce. Mediocre is as close to the bottom as it is to the top, and will give you a lousy life.
  • lululemon athletica creates components for people to live longer, healthier and more fun lives. If we can produce products to keep people active and stress-free, we believe the world will become a much better place.
  • Do not use cleaning chemicals on your kitchen counters. Someone will inevitably make a sandwich on your counter.
  • SWEAT once a day to regenerate your skin.
  • Communication is COMPLICATED. We are all raised in a different family with slightly different definitions of every word. An agreement is an agreement only if each party knows the conditions for satisfaction and a time is set for satisfaction to occur.
  • What we do to the earth we do to ourselves.
  • The pursuit of happiness is the source of all unhappiness.

This past week, a seemingly innocent afternoon invite to visit turned into a celebratory ambush complete with confetti, red pants, and french macarons. On Monday December 3 2012, lululemon athletica Grant Avenue PROPOSED and asked me to be a lululemon Ambassador for the 2013 year.

What is a lululemon Ambassador, you ask?
“Ambassadors are outstanding yogis, athletes, and fitness leaders within our communities who embody the lululemon lifestyle and live the our culture. These individuals personally contribute to our vision of elevating the world from mediocrity to greatness.” (www.lululemon.com).

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When the Ambassador program first began, it was purely a product feedback relationship, and has since turned into a lot more.  Now it’s a relationship between the Ambassador, the store and the community. Lululemon doesn’t “sponsor” athletes, so this is their way of getting to promote and connect with local instructors, athletes, and wellness professionals. They pick people active in the community who are passionate about their career and who’s work reflects the lululemon product, culture, and manifesto. I had the opportunity to represent Grant Avenue as an ambassador in 2009 and I am honored to have the chance to do it again in 2013.

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My experience with lululemon has been more positive, powerful, and fulfilling than I ever could have imagined.  They sent me on an unforgettable trip to CANADA, filled my San Francisco years with memorable events, and have created a community that feels like family. I am so grateful to have this unique opportunity to represent the store and be an ambassador once more. I can’t stop smiling and I am looking forward to a year full of making memories with powerful people.

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Looking back, I am a much different person now than when I first was an ambassador in 2009. The successes, failures, and learning lessons of the past  few years have allowed me to grow and slowly come into my own. It feels like I am an Ambassador for the first time all over again, as an upgraded version of Caroline, a stronger one. The line from the manifesto that relates most to me right now is “DO one thing a day that scares you”. This past year I have been earnestly challenging myself to leave the comfort zone and my life has blossomed as a result.  It’s astonishing how when you put your needs first, the rest of your life starts falling into place. This revolutionary concept serves as my motivation to keep moving forward, even when the path gets scary.

I’m proud of myself for overcoming fears, trusting my gut, and working hard towards living a life that feels right in my heart. I’ve learned to trust the process and be patient. It doesn’t happen all at once. You become and it takes a long time. I may not be there yet, but I am closer today than I was in 2009 and I owe part of my progress to lululemon. Their belief in me and loving support has often been the extra ammunition needed to keep me moving forward towards my goals. No person is an island and it’s helpful to have a team cheering me on in lululemon.

My biggest learning lesson from this past year is this: Doing one thing a day that SCARES you gives you freedom. It’s not easy. But if you can break down the walls and leave the cage of your fears: you will FLY, you will SOAR, you will be UNSTOPPABLE.

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Thank you lululemon Grant Avenue for believing in me and helping me fly free. This will be my best year yet. Heres to a year  full of flying high, flying far, and doing one thing every day that scares you.

With love and gratitude,

Your SUPER EXCITED Ambassador for 2013,

Caroline

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What line in the manifesto is your favorite or relevant in your life right now? Favorite item of lululemon athletica clothing?

Make sure to “like” lululemon athletica Grant Avenue’s facebook page for inspiration and support to reach all of YOUR goals.  2013 is THE year. 

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27 Golden Truths

Being alive means experiencing life at its most exciting, scary, frustrating, joyous, mindblowing, heartwrenching highs, lows, and in-betweens. This past Thursday, September 27th I celebrated twenty-seven years of life. It was the most beautiful birthday filled with friends, family, and experiences I will remember for a lifetime. I feel blessed and am incredibly grateful for all the joy in my life.

 

My mother and I celebrating my Golden Birthday September 27 2012.

For me, Birthdays are a time for reflection, celebration, and a whole lot of French macarons. Looking back on the past twenty seven years, I started thinking about the things I know to be true in life thus far. Things I know and trust even if I havent articulated them yet. Things that keep me going even when the ride gets hard. Things that I know to be true without a doubt.

I wanted to share 27 Golden Truths that I’ve learned thus far. Life is a wild ride, it’s been a great journey and Im looking forward to learning more 🙂

27 Golden Truths

1. There is much I don’t know or understand and probably never will. And thats ok.

2. I can change my life at ANY time and any age. I can even run a marathon at 100. As can you.
3. For better answers, we need to ask better questions.
4. A set of chiseld abs means nothing if you have an ugly heart.
5. Nature impacts like nothing else can. Majestic. Breathtaking. Spirtual. Healing. Destructive. Unfathomably mysterious. Watching a sunset or sunrise, running to the Golden Gate Bridge, walking by the Bay are some of the times I am most connected to the world and my soul.
6. Life is infinitely better with a daily gratitude practice. The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of what they have.
7. No matter what happens I will be.okay. More than okay actually 🙂
8. Happiness is a form of courage.
9. When you feel good about yourself on the inside, youll project the same healthy energy outward. You won’t have to worry about how you look. Your body will naturally radiate health and fitness.  Wellbeing is an inside – out process.
10. If being healthy is stressing you out you’re doing it wrong.
11. That everything is better in color.

12. Vision and passion can conquer ANY obstacle. You will never know your limits till you push yourself to them. Make your determination bigger than your excuses.
13. Random acts of kindess make the world a better place and people, nicer. Everyone should do at least one a day. Smile, hug, make eye contact, drop coins in the meter. Endless ways to do good.
14. Miracles happen. I don’t know how, but the most mind blowing miracles happen on Earth every day.
15. Fear & comparison are the thieves of joy. The Darth Vader of happiness.  Inescapable.  But surmountable. Always.
16. My mind is my second most powerful ally. And worst enemy. The only thing more powerful, is my heart.
17. Its all about perspective. Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. 
18. Humans are ridiculously resilient and adaptable. Survivors. Thrivers. Amazing.
19. You can only grow if you are willing to feel uncomfortable and awkward. When you try something new.

20. In the end, it’s not about the awards you got, the money you made, the things you bought. It’s about the EXPERIENCES you had. The lives you touched. The smiles you shared. How you made someone feel. Whether you followed your heart and dreams. Lived authentically.
21. A life lived true to your values is freakin’ hard and you’ll fall off and compromise more than once. But in the end, it’s having walked the path with heart that matters most.
22.  If it’s important to you you’ll find a way. If not you’ll find an excuse.
23. Success is a decision, not something that happens to you.
24. If life hands you lemons – then you should go to lululemon.

25. That its your life and if you dont live it… no one else will.
26. Sometimes you need to go slow to go fast.
27. Positive thoughts attract positive results and I am positive about that.

In a world where life happens while you’re busy planning it, where things turn on a dime and nothing is ever certain except change, what do you know to be true without a doubt?

What do YOU know to be true? Please share, thank you!

Thank you for celebrating twenty seven years with me. Looking forward to whats to come on this journey!

 

With love and gratitude,

 

Caroline

 

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“Ride, Support, Inspire.” The Tour De Pink!

 

As many of you know, I occasionally train at a studio called M2 Revolution in San Francisco. This studio is a unique indoor cycling facility in downtown San Francisco. Opening its doors in 2006, M2 was the first training center in the city to provide power-based cycling training based on sound training principles for improved fitness and performance. Riders of all abilities train at M2, and range from Cat. 1-4 competitive cyclists and triathletes, to weekend riders and general fitness enthusiasts. The common thread shared by these diverse abilities is an interest in getting maximum return for training time investment – to measurably improve one’s fitness. Michael McCormack (M2) is the founder and owner, and a former professional Ironman Champion and pioneer in performance training methodology. M2’s training expertise and program has been sought out by pro champions, and his classes have been enjoyed by thousands.

By working out at the studio I have met incredibly inspirational athletes and people. I feel lucky to share the space with them and am always looking for an opportunity to connect and make new fitness friends. Recently I met a cyclist named Cathy who shared her story and her commitment riding for not just one, but TWO cycling fundraisers to benefit the  fight against breast Cancer with the Young Survival Coalition’s (YSC) and the Tour De Pink. Cathy plans on riding a total of 425 miles to support women with breast cancer. It’s a huge challenge and I want to help her in her efforts in anyway I can.

Breast cancer is a topic near and dear to many of us. It is the most common form of cancer in women and the second leading cause of female deaths due to cancer (after lung cancer)  http://nbcam.org.   According to Breastcancer.org, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in 2010 in the U.S.  Many are surprised to learn that breast cancer can also affect men, although the chances are reduced with one out of 100 cases being male.  http://nbcam.org .

Because of people like Cathy and events like the Tour De Pink billions of dollars have been raised for research and we are starting to win the war against breast cancer. “The progress we have made over the last 20 years has changed the face of the disease for American women,” says Freya Schnabel, MD, director of breast surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. “We can find it earlier, treat it more effectively, reduce recurrence, and enhance survival.”

Below is Cathy’s fundraising letter detailing her efforts and events. I believe in making a difference. Please join me in donating to the Young Survival Coalition and the Tour de Pink.

Let’s dream of a day where people diagnosed with breast cancer can have confidence that they will be not only be cured, but will go on to live rich, full and long lives.

Thanks again for being a wonderful fitness family. Lets make a difference!

Caroline

 

“Dear Friends and Family,

 

I’ve made an exciting commitment to participate in BOTH the Young Survival Coalition’s (YSC) East Coast and West Coast Tour de Pink (TdP) rides. I will ride a total of 425 miles to support women with breast cancer. It’s a huge challenge, but I know that I can do it with your support!

To ride in both, I must raise a minimum of $5000. While that is a lot of money, I believe we can do it! I need your help!

The East Coast ride is September 28-30, 2012 from Philadelphia to Washington, DC and the West Coast ride is October 12-14, 2012 from Thousand Oaks, CA to Foothill Ranch, CA.

I made the decision to do the east coast and west coast rides, in part because cancer has profoundly affected my life this past year. I desperately want to do something concrete to support women with this horrible disease. I think that everyone, sadly, knows someone, friend and/or family, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The co-founder of the TdP has battled her fifth occurrence of cancer this year, since her initial diagnosis 12 years ago. She is my friend, an inspiration and a warrior. I want to honor her and the ride and organization she helped start. I am also riding in support of my friends fighting for their lives with grace, dignity and hope. I’ll ride for your friends and family, too!

Please help: http://www.ysctourdepink.org/goto/C.Johnson

The money I raise will go to support the YSC, the premier non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and education to young women affected by breast cancer. With the motto “Ride. Support. Inspire,” the YSC Tour de Pink is much more than just a ride; it’s a chance to honor survivors, raise awareness and support important programs for young women with breast cancer. Your contribution will fund support and education programs, help support YSC’s mission to ensure no young woman faces breast cancer alone and raise awareness that young women can and do get breast cancer.

Fortunately, I am healthy right now and am grateful every day. Many of my friends and acquaintances are not. I want to celebrate my health and do my part to help others who are not so fortunate.

These are small rides—about 200 cyclists and every dollar counts. This is an incredible opportunity to support young women with breast cancer—your tax-deductible donation will make a difference. No donation is too big, nor too small. Every dollar helps. Please open your generous hearts and wallets and join me on this worthy journey.

You can make a secure online donation to my fundraising campaign right here by opening the link to my page and then clicking on the “Donate Now” button. 

http://www.ysctourdepink.org/goto/C.Johnson

 

Please donate today!

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. It means the world to me.

 

Gratefully,

Cathy

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

 

Mahatma Gandhi”

Summer Body Care Kit.

Summer time and the livin is easy…

Ah summer. The season of pool parties, backyard barbeques, vacation adventures, and in my town parkas. (Yes, San Francisco is foggy and FREEZING in the summer…. need me to come visit you? 😉 ).

It’s the hottest time of the year and a great time to enjoy being active and living well. Heres a collection of some of my favorite workouts, articles, playlists, and tips designed to help  you stay fit this summer.  Whether you’re at the lake, in the mountains, on the beach, or at the pool, if you practice body care, you’ll thrive ALL summer.

 

Caroline’s Summer Body Care Kit.

A checklist of tips to help you eat right, stay fit, and have a BLAST! 

Seasonal Fit Tips

Summer Six Pack Secrets. My no nonsense guide to feeling STRONG in your swimsuit.

All About the SUNSHINE Vitamin. What vitamin D can do for you and your body. 

INSTANT Energy. Live Fully Powered all season.

Fresh Air Fitness. Benefits of outdoor workouts and ideas for fresh air fitness fun!

 

Summer Fun/ Vacation Workouts

Summer Fitness Adventures. Over 50 ideas to inspire you to have FUN this summer. 

Travel Fitness Tips. Tips on how to work out while you vacation it

Take with you ANYWHERE Workout. Moves you can take with you on your next road trip

Too HOT to Trot Tabata Workout. A quick routine to squeeze in before summer vacation sightseeing.

Best of the Best. Caroline Jordan Fitness Workout Roundup. GO GET IT.

 

Eat Right

Summer Salad Survival Guide

Top 50 Superfoods to Fuel Your Summer

Think before you Drink! Conscious cocktail calories. 

Nuts over COCONUT. Is coconut water really good for you?

How to eat seasonally – great links to help you enjoy the most from the farmers market

Summer Hits. Playlists

Spicy Summer Spin Mix

Sunny Workout Playlist

THE RIDICULOUS MIX

POWER Jams. Great ideas for workout songs or backyard BBQ tunes!

Rockout Workout Playlist. Outdoor concert anyone?

There you go…. tons of links to help you make summer a sweaty and fit season of bliss.  Remember, fitness comes ALL forms and what works for one person might not be exactly right for someone else. It’s up to us to try what’s out there and live in a way that is authentically happy.  So tell me,  what does summer fitness mean to you? How will you enjoy staying active this summer? Leave a comment below with one way you will practice Summer Body Care. Together we can inspire each other to thrive and live our BEST life.

Here’s to a healthy, happy season of sun.

With Gratitude,

Caroline

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