The Changing Landscape Of Children’s Fitness

The past generation has seen a lot of change in the way kids stay active.  A generation ago, riding bikes, swimming holes and playing outside with friends was the standard for staying physically engaged for kids under 14.  Organized youth sports accounted for some of the time kids spent playing, but generally not every day or every season.  What changed?  …

The Best Fitness Apps and Tech of 2018

Technology isn’t necessary to get or stay in shape, it can be as simple as a pair of good shoes and the road beneath your feet.  The following gadgets, gizmo’s and apps can however make it fun and easy to track your calorie counts, heart rate and generally be fun!  Here are the 5 best new fitness technologies for 2018. …

Pets Just Make Life Better

Using dogs for therapy purposes is a new trend in mental health.  There are therapy dogs for school children in crisis, pets with special permissions to enter stores and restaurants to help owners with mental illnesses, and even a program at Chapman University called  Furry Friends for Finals, in which students can pet one of 10 puppies that are stationed outside …

Look Great And Support Some Local Businesses!

Part of looking and feeling great is being able to express yourself through your personal style no matter what size you wear.  Fortunately, Los Angeles is not only home to the biggest apparel manufacturing hub in the United States, but it’s also where some of the coolest fashion startups are hailing from these days. Without the pressure, expense and competitiveness …

Natural Cold Remedies

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure… you’ve heard it a million times, but how does it practically relate to illness prevention? In short, giving the body what it needs and keeping a constant supply of nutrients will help ensure that the body can resist any pathogen it encounters. Following a basic Wellness Lifestyle will go a …

Staying Active Outside Of The Gym

Let’s face it, we have it pretty good in Southern California.  There is no reason we shouldn’t be able to stay active outdoors year round.  Here are some fun in the sun winter activities around LA that can help you shake up your gym schedule with some good old fashioned playing outside.                 …

Getting Results with Light Weights, Resistance Bands, and Weighted Medicine Balls

SHIFT classes create the best opportunity for results because it combines non-stop aerobic and resistance exercise in a full body circuit program. Resistance exercises are a key element of the routine and resistance is provided by light weights, resistance bands and weighted medicine balls. If you’ve never been to a SHIFT class you’re in for something special. Creator Dana Perri …

The SHIFT Upper Body Workout

The upper body section of the classes at SHIFT by Dana Perri creates an amazing opportunity for you to tone and strengthen your chest, shoulders, back and arms. If you use words like “soft” or “weak” when you talk about your upper body, give this work out a try for a few months and you’ll be saying “feelin’ stronger every …

Why Switch To A Monthly Membership?

Recently, we have added some new membership options here at SHIFT with the goal of not only growing the business and our fitness community, but also to help members achieve the maximum benefit from their workout regimen.               Many group fitness programs target a specific goal, and to be effective may need to be …

New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve made getting more fit and losing weight your New Year’s resolution to kick off 2018, and why not?  Who doesn’t want to be healthier and look better?           According to a study from the Statistic Brain Research Institute, roughly 42% of Americans made New Year’s resolutions for 2017. The most …