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A Day in the Life with a Fitness Concierge…

It is Monday morning in late March, and you have exhausted all the beach runs, stairs, oceanview paths, ready for something different?  You call up Encinitas Concierge Fitness, who sais:  “Why not go trail running?” Encinitas is the home to over 30 Miles of trails for runners, bikers and equestrians. Many offer breathtaking views with a complete change in scenery depending on the time of day. Inland, toward Ranch Santa Fe and Olivenhain the trails have many trees providing shade and rolling hills for a variety of terrain! Great for toning your legs, and easy on the back and feet! Weather you want to go for 1 mile or 10, or anything in between, the Olivenhain trails offer a large variety to keep you interested in them for a long time to come!

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For an easy trail run or walk, try my favorite trail around the Batiquitos Lagoon. It is 3 miles out-and-back has nonparalleled beauty, and scents from the many plans and trees. Everything from Eucalyptus to fennel to blooming bushes. It is a bit tricky to find where to Park, so I will  guide you to the right spot.

Tuesday, you want to try something different, maybe turn yourself upside down? How about and Aerial Yoga class, to stretch out the body. Try my favorite Baja Body in Oceanside. The silky hammocks help to decompress your spine, and deepen all your yoga stretches. If the idea of hanging upside down sounds frightening, knowing there is soft sand underneath your feet, should help!


Wednesday, feeling good and ready for a serious workout? How about a morning Spin or TRX class?  If you only know one name in spinning in Encinitas, it is Johnny Archer! His DYNAMIC PERSONALITY and talent make his spinning classes truly an extraordinary experience! People from all over the county have flocked to his classes for years, and just a few years ago, he opened his own studio, Cycology. Sweat it out with Heart rate strap monitor and top of the line bikes.


Still feeling good and need to do something with your upper body? How about a boxing class at the Boxing Club in Encinitas? It is family owned and operated since 1999. The feel is “old school” and you would expect Rocky to show up at any moment. Teachers are professional and passionate about their classes, so you will get the best! I love the Noon time boxing class with Dana, and boxing skills with Cody.


In the evening, attend a meditation group! This really will cap off your day in an amazing way! There are many Private local groups, friendly and loving to newcomers and regulars alike! I have many “favorites”, including Meditation and Martinis, Willow spring QiGong, or just a self guided contemplative walk through the Meditation Garden of Self Realization fellowship.

Thursday- a great day for Pilates with a Purpose! Whatever your goal or intention, your Pilates class can be individual or with other people! I personally create a Pilates class fitted to your current needs, and I also like Core 40 in Solana Beach for a class setting! It isn’t “true” Pilates, but it does use a Reformer type Equipment, and is an absolute “killer” core workout! And your classmates? The most beautiful women in the county!!!


The First Friday Night of the month is Black light Yoga in Carlsbad! An amazing experience, and a perfect date night in itself, whether alone or with someone. To cap it off……how about  a glass of wine or dinner at Paon, just a few doors down. Voted as one of the top 10 restaurants in San Diego with a wine bar attached to the restaurant!

Ingrid Johnson

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