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14
JUL
By Golden Door Fitness

5 Reasons Why Women Should Do Resistance Training

By Golden Door Fitness
Posted in: Fitness

Resistance training will make you the best woman you can be. Here are 5 reasons why:

1) Â Resistance training builds muscle. When people lift weights, their bodies create more muscle. This in turn will create a boost in self-confidence and well-being.

2) Resistance training increases your metabolism. No matter what type of exercise you do in the gym, you will burn calories. The extra benefit to a weight routine is that your metabolism will be spiked for many hours after you go home. This is due to the extra energy your body needs to repair those sore muscles.

3) A weight routine can actually make your skin look younger. Looking for the fountain of youth? You may have just found it. According to Dr. Len Kravitz an IDEA fitness instructor of the year, and Golden Door Path Member, a regular weight training routine helps to improve the elasticity of the largest organ in the human body, our skin. Results….less wrinkles and more smiles.

4) Lifting weights strengthens more than just muscle. You may think that the only benefit from resistance training is strong muscles, but the truth is your bones stand to gain just as much. Studies show that implementing weight training into your exercise routine will actually improve bone density. This can be particularly important as it can play a roll in decreasing occurrences osteoporosis or osteopenia.

5) Increased performance in everyday living. Not only will strength training help you look and feel your best, but you will have added strength to help you in your day to day activities. Whether it be carrying groceries, walking your dog, or doing something as simple as standing up out of a chair, developing stronger muscles will give you the strength to move easier and perform at your best.

07-14-2014
Posted in: Fitness
11
JUL
By Golden Door

DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT WOMEN’S WEEK: The Labyrinth as a Path to Focused Attention

By Golden Door
Posted in: Accommodations, News, Spa

On a beautiful summer morning, Golden Door guests were treated to a wonderful breakfast on the mountain summit facilitated by special guest presenter Reverend Lauren Artress, founder of Veriditas: The Worldwide Labyrinth Movement.  After hiking to the mountaintop and walking the labyrinth with the ancient sound of the didgeridoo, breakfast was served. The tables were beautifully set, the breakfast burrito was warm and nourishing and the fresh fruit was beautifully displayed along with the fresh Golden Door tea.  After breakfast, guests gathered to tell their stories and all had meaningful insights to share.

During Disconnect to Reconnect Week, guests said goodbye to tablets, laptops, cellphones, all of which were safely stored in a beautiful box of their own making.  Instead of the chirping of electronics, guests enjoyed the chirping of birds.  Rather than counting emails, they counted their breaths on a morning hike; living truly in the moment, uninterrupted.  Imagine the peacefulness and focus without these omnipresent devices.

07-11-2014
Posted in: Accommodations, News, Spa
08
JUL
By Golden Door

Golden Door Presents California Wines Week: July 20-27, 2014

By Golden Door
Posted in: News, Spa

The Golden Door is the destination of celebrities, dignitaries, and anyone who wishes to put the world behind them for seven days and embark on a life-changing journey that places them firmly on the path to renewed health, greater fitness, and enhanced mindfulness.

While most weeks each year are for women only, on a few occasions the Golden Door is open to both men and women. During the month of July, our most popular coed event is our California Wines Week.

We are so pleased this year to be welcoming Leoness Cellars and looking forward eagerly to their “Evening with the Rhones”.

Bonaccorsi Wine Company will also be joining us to showcase their Pinots, Chardonnays, and Syrahs rendered in the style and spirit of a small Burgundy domaine.

Your host for California Wines Week is Danielle Price—a 17-year wine-industry veteran. Danielle began as a source for the highest quality rare and fine wines for friends and colleagues, then spent the next fourteen years building and managing two of the largest and most diverse wine programs in the world.

Highlighting this extraordinary week will be a joyous Garden Dinner in our three-acre organic garden against the backdrop of the setting sun and beneath a canopy of sparkling lights.

07-08-2014
Posted in: News, Spa
01
JUL
By Nick Poggi

Three Fitness Secrets From the Golden Door

By Nick Poggi
Posted in: Fitness

The famous Golden Door is renowned for its expertise in fitness, so too are its experienced trainer’s in their approach to creating personal programs for each individual guest. Here are three secrets that will help you not only achieve your fitness goals, but will keep you healthy and happy along the way.

1) Â Customize your workouts– we are all different in the way we walk, talk and move. Just because one exercise plan works for a friend, doesn’t mean it is right for you. Lunges might be a great toning exercise for a one person, but might result in sore knees for someone else. Work with a trainer to come up with a unique routine to compliment the way your body moves. Your workouts will be optimized, and your joints will be happy.

2) Harder is not always better– Did you know that rest and recovery is as important as the exercise itself? Studies show that you should be working out intensely no more than three days per week.  Adding an extra stretch day in place of a challenging workout might just be what your body needs to re-energize and recover.

3) Interval Training– Tired of spending thirty minutes per day on the treadmill or elliptical and not seeing results? It’s probably because your body has adapted to your workout. Adding in short bouts of more intense work followed by bouts of recovery will not only shorten your workout, it will burn more calories in the end.

 

07-01-2014
Posted in: Fitness
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