Big Mike's Hikes: Hollywood Sign - 7/25

Big Mike's Hikes: Hollywood Sign - 7/25

Come join the Team for a hike to the historic Hollywood Sign! The Hollywood Sign is Los Angeles' most iconic symbol, not to mention the most famous sign in the world. Originally erected in 1923 and then rebuilt in 1979, each letter is 50-feet high and 30-feet wide and the full sign spans 450-feet across the 1,675-foot summit of Mount Lee, overlooking the entire LA basin. Located within Griffith Park, an urban wilderness right in the heart of Hollywood, this strenuous, 5-mile hike will lead you to an overlook just above and behind the sign.

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Getting Healthier with Massage Therapy

Getting Healthier with Massage Therapy

Hello fellow boot campers! This is Amy J, new to UBW and thrilled to be a part of this awesome community. Health and wellness are topics I'm very passionate about as I have worked as a massage therapist for the past 10 years. I started my career working on many athletes and trainers at Equinox West Hollywood where I specialized in deep tissue and sports massage. Now I work for the Four Seasons at the Spa at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel where I continue to work in sports, deep tissue and primarily Aromatherapy. 

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Big Mike's: Stretching & Rolling Clinic - Let's create flexibility and balance. - 2/7/15

Big Mike's: Stretching & Rolling Clinic - Let's create flexibility and balance. - 2/7/15

The last thing that you should do after a boot camp workout is to plop yourself down on the couch and become immobile. When you lift a weight, sand bag or your own body-weight your muscles perform a contraction. And after your workout the muscles stay in the contracted state for some time. Until your muscles have restored their length, it will slow down your recuperation process, decrease full range of motion, reduce flexibity and overall fitness progress. Here are some light stretches to help you loosen up and regain muscle length.

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Big Mike's Featured on Santa Monica TV - Get Out!

Big Mike's Featured on Santa Monica TV - Get Out!

Big Mike’s Ultimate Beach Workout boot camp is now being featured on local Santa Monica television show Get Out! The episode will be airing on Channels 16 & 20 in Santa Monica, at 11am, 5pm & 10pm everyday for the next 30 days! Take a look, many of your Team members are in starring roles!

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Sleep - The Key to Fitness Success

Sleep - The Key to Fitness Success

There are few things more frustrating than a sleepless night, unfortunately we all deal with it at some point. What most people don’t understand is that chronic lack of sleep (under eight hours a night) has a huge negative impact on our bodies ability to lose body fat, maintain weight, build lean muscle mass and regulate hormonal stress levels. The truth is, even the BEST training plans will not work if sleep is neglected.

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Protect Your Family's Health with — ReadyLifeLine!

Protect Your Family's Health with — ReadyLifeLine!

Hey Team, we all know how complicated it is to keep track of doctor's appointments, medications, allergies and our own health histories. Ugh! And, as our families grow and parent get older, keeping track of important medical details can become a matter of life or death. On top of that, we hear every day of the medical mistakes that doctor’s, nurses and hospitals make that put’s our loved one’s at risk—several times my own grandmother has had severe complications due to medical errors. It’s scary and difficult to organize medical information and very few products out there even exist.

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Stretching Clinic: 2/23/13

Stretching Clinic: 2/23/13

I'll be conducting a series of fitness clinics this year, premiering with a Stretching clinic on Santa Monica Beach on February 23rd from noon to 1pm. These clinics will be open to all current boot camp members and will be designed to enhance your overall health and fitness goals by helping you re-balance, increase flexibility and soothe your sore muscles. RSVP for the Stretching clinic by February 20th.

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Welcome Groupon, Google Offer and Weforia Members!

Welcome Groupon, Google Offer and Weforia Members!

Big Mike here giving a big shout-out to all of the new Groupon, Google Offers and Weforia members that have purchased boot camp memberships during the month of June!

Some of you have already attended your boot camp Orientations and are beginning your first workouts. For the others whose Orientation dates are coming up, there is plenty that you can do to help yourself get up to speed and maximize your fitness success.

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