Garden Planning at the Golden Door

January 7, 2015 by Jeff Dawson

Here at the Golden Door vegetable garden we have been browsing through the new 2015 seed catalogs. The beginning of the year is garden planning time and selecting what we want to grow for Spring and Summer is an exciting process. We will stock up on the old standby vegetable varieties that we know do well in our climate and soils. The fun part is looking for vegetables that are new introductions or ones we’ve never grown before. So far we found a few new varieties that we will try this year. John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds has a new tomato, Sungreen, a green cherry tomato.  The only other green cherry tomato I know of is Green Grape, and it is not always very productive. Hopefully this new one will be a performer. Gurneys Seed has a new arugula called Dragon Tongue. It is a wild type with a smaller …


Tabata: The Fresh and Fast Way to a Lean Body

January 8, 2015 by Nick Poggi

You might ask yourself, what is Tabata training and is it right for me? Tabata training is a way training that requires you to push your absolute hardest for twenty seconds of intensity, followed by 10 seconds of complete rest. Repeat this sequence 8 times and you will have completed a Tabata workout.   It was created by Dr. Izumi Tabata and his team at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan. They found that performing this 4 minute sequence gave more benefit to your aerobic and anaerobic capacity compared to performing an hour of endurance exercise. If you think about the time saving potential of this it is pretty incredible. So go out and try it! The best part is that you can choose almost whatever exercise you want in Tabata training. Here are a few of my favorites.  Just remember what 100% effort really means. If …


Announcing New Eat to Detox! Class at Golden Door

January 15, 2015 by Golden Door

Our bodies are exposed to a barrage of toxic elements in our environment which can impact our overall health and well-being. A new class offered at the Golden Door by nutritionist Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, provides easy to utilize strategies to help flush out those toxins by cleaning up our lifestyle and eating the best foods to do so! Visit our Experience Pages on the website to learn more about our Nutrition Program: https://goldendoor.com/experience/nutrition/


January: A Mindful New Year Three Tips to Help Your Intentions Thrive

January 20, 2015 by Carol Tibbetts

How exactly will mindfulness help you stick with your intentions? When you are fully aware in the present moment you do make healthier choices.  Think about it:  When you are unmindful, you lose control over your actions and become reactive.  Mindfulness, like a vigilant personal trainer, helps you become a keen observer of yourself, giving you the wisdom, willpower and patience to stay in balance, which is the key to developing lifelong healthy habits.  Even a little bit of mindfulness goes a long way, so give at least one of these tips a try: 1. Disconnect More from Technology and Reconnect Instead to Your Own Lived Experience so you can be in touch with your feelings and what it is you need to feel fulfilled. Budget usage of email and texts. Unplug as often as possible.  Limit social media time.  Disconnect after sunset or at least an hour before bed …


5 Ways to Find Time for Fitness

January 21, 2015 by Golden Door Fitness

By Nick Poggi and Melissa Lopez It’s late January and the excitement of new year’s resolutions is starting to fade. Along with them are people’s motivations and aspirations for a fitter, heathier life.  This seems to happen every year at this time. Gyms become crowded with new exercisers who have a new found zeal for fitness, yet after just a few weeks the same hurdles and excuses that once got in their way seem to take hold again.  The main excuse is almost always, “I JUST DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME!” Our lives are truly busy, but I guarantee that people who maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle are equally as busy.  Here are 5 ways how to create time for fitness in your busy life: 1. Prioritize: Often people who find success professionally and in the gym are very good at staying organized and prioritized. If you work at …


How to Eat to Detox Your Body!

January 22, 2015 by Susan Piergeorge

When we hear about “detox” we often think of fasting, juicing and colonics. The reality is our bodies were designed to detox 24/7.In our new nutrition series at the Golden Door, we explore factors in our environment, lifestyle and eating that can help our bodies stay well. A few key points to consider are: – Examine your environment. This includes your home, cookware, use of chemicals, medications. – Do you really need a variety of cleaning agents or can you use just a few, such as vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda for much of your cleaning. – Are you active? Do you sweat a little every day? This can help rid the body of toxins as well as engaging in exercise which is great for overall health. – What type of eating pattern do you have? How do you cook your foods? – Eating regular meals is important. If …