Experience T’ai Chi

Oct 1, 2014   //   Blog, Workshops  //  Comments Off on Experience T’ai Chi

October’s inform workshop, October 18 at 10am, is an introduction to Qigong/T’ai Chi Ch’uan Workshop by Master Marilyn Cooper. During this one hour session, you’ll get to learn about these ancient Chinese practices that are designed to reduce stress and integrate breathing with movement.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan combines Qigong and Kung Fu. Movements are both relaxing and useful for self-defense. We will explore the first few movements of the world’s most popular form, the Mainland 24.

Light, non-invasive partnered exercises known as push hands will be explored at the end of the workshop.

Join us Saturday, October 18 from 10 to 11am!. Free for In Forma members and just $15 for guests.

More about Marilyn Cooper

Master Cooper is the subject of numerous feature newspaper articles and TV interviews. She’s been published in Inside Kung Fu, Taijiquan Journal, Kung Fu/T’ai Chi magazines as well as other news media.

Marilyn opened her first Kung Fu studio in New York City in 1980 and has been teaching ever since. She founded a national non-profit institute, Pushing for Peace, whose mission is to promote a T’ai Chi program which helps prevent youth violence and promote mental and physical health.

Get the Body You Want

Apr 28, 2014   //   Workshops  //  Comments Off on Get the Body You Want

inform workshops logoLearn to live an healthier lifestyle; a holistic approach to health and wellness, based on anti-inflammatory principles and focusing on hormonally balanced meals. At our next inform workshop, Kathleen Lewis Torpey, PhD, will show you how simple living-well can be!

Are You Ready To Get The Body You Want?

Thursday, May 22, 7-8 PM
Cost: Members free, Guests $15

Kathleen Lewis TorpeyKathleen will share specific methods for you build vitality, break bad habits, fuel your body, improve your health, lose weight, increase nutrients, eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation, increase energy, clear up your skin, and feel good.

About Kathleen
A life-long health and wellness advocate, athlete, fitness instructor, and healthy-living coach, Kathleen delights in sharing what she’s learned in her own research about nutrition with others. “I want to help people struggling with weight loss, fatigue, and depression. Feeling good and looking good is all about eating the right food combination and getting enough rest.” Kat received a PhD in Chemistry in 1997 and has been in the field of Proteomics (study of proteins) ever since. An athlete since high school (running and triathlons), Kat became a barre instructor 4 years ago.

Body Rolling, Meditation Workshops and Unlimited TRX

Mar 30, 2014   //   Workshops  //  Comments Off on Body Rolling, Meditation Workshops and Unlimited TRX

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Improve with “inform

As mentioned in our newsletters, we have been working on offering  NEW services to you, our valued members. This month, we are pleased to officially launch inform. Through inform, we’ll be offering free educational workshops for you, and your friends, on topics related to health and fitness. These workshops promote and support a healthy, balanced and fulfilling lifestyle, in keeping with our integral approach to fitness.

This month we are the inform session is:

Body Rolling Workshop
with Amir Wasserman, a certified Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor and Practitioner.
Saturday, April 5th from 10:00 – 11:15
Free for members, guests $15

This truly effective bodywork is designed to deliver great soft tissue release similar to deep tissue massage, improved range of motion, flexibility and posture through the opening and release of tight muscles, tendons and joint function, all with the use of therapeutic balls and the multi disciplinary experience of Amir, who has been crafting this practice for over two decades.

Join us for what is promised to be a great educational and experience!

Unlimited TRX Classes

TRX is now included in our monthly unlimited membership benefits. Come and take as many TRX classes as you want with our talented and very experienced TRX Certified Instructor Barry Schneider.

Find Inner Peace and Wellness with Meditation

This innovative and insightful class is designed to help integrate the numerous health benefits of meditation into our daily lives to improve and support inner peace and wellbeing.

Living Radiance
A Meditation Class for Wellness and Inner Peace
Monday Evenings 7:00 – 8:00
with Andrea Colombu.

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Meditation, and especially Mindfulness Meditation, has been scientifically proven to provide a wide variety of health benefits to both mind and body – benefits that expand from stress reduction to increased immune responses, from memory and concentration improvement to better metabolic functioning. Body and mind (not to mention spirit) are greatly impacted by this ancient practice now available to everyone.

Meditation is an integral part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle and of our INTEGRAL approach to health and fitness here at In Forma.

Please join us as of Monday evenings on a journey toward inner peace and wellness guaranteed to help create and support balance and harmony in our lives.

  • The class is open to anyone, membership not required.
  • No experience necessary
  • Donation Based

For those of you who are familiar with meditation and would like to sit on a cushion, feel free to bring yours. Here we’ll have both chairs and blankets for your comfort.

Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s – Free Workshop

Jan 20, 2014   //   Workshops  //  Comments Off on Quick and Healthy Meals from Costco and Trader Joe’s – Free Workshop

vegetables-with-bruschettaAre you too busy or tired to cook at the end of the day? Want some new, delicious and
easy-to-prepare meals? Discover which products you can simply ‘heat and eat,’ as well as how to use a few ingredients to create delicious, healthy meals in under 15 minutes. Really!

Join us for for inspiration, specific product information and simple, yet flavorful recipes, this class is for you whether you are preparing meals for one, two or more.

Sample demonstrated recipes and receive a healthy products list for each store.

Date: Thursday January 23
Time: 7-8:30 P.M.

Sign up yourself as well as bring a friend at the front desk. You do not need to be a member of In Forma to come! Class size is limited, so call us to reserve your seat.

About the instructor:
Jamie Davidson has been teaching busy people how to eat nutritiously and conveniently for over 20 years. She has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and has been in field of health promotion her entire career beginning with her work with the YMCA as a Fitness Director. She has created and directed fitness programs, cardiac rehab programs, weight management programs, corporate wellness programs and healthy cooking classes.

She is the author of Quick and Healthy Meals from Trader Joe’s, Livin’ Lean and with Trader Joe’s and Simmering Solutions, Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes.

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Fitness Center Hours
Weekdays 6am to 9pm
Weekends 7am to 5pm

Classes daily. Check the schedule to find just the right one for you.

(925) 254-6877
23A Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563

Ample free parking in the rear.

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  • 6:30 am - Circuit Training
  • 7:30 am - Mat Pilates
  • 8:30 am - Cardio Plus
  • 10:30 am - Strength & Balance
  • 5:00 pm - Cardio Plus
  • 6:00 pm - Core & Stretch
  • 6:30 pm - Flow Yoga*

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  • Yoga, Pilates and Fitness Studio
  • Barre and TRX Classes
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  • Full Yoga Program
  • Amazing Personal Training Staff
  • Pilates Program on Mat & Reformer
  • Nutritional Consulting
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