Submitted by Ana Caban on May 5, 2015 - 10:44 pm
Yes, that’s right. Pilates Style magazine just released my second cover with them! And what fun it was to shoot. (Never a dull moment at a Pilates Style photo shoot, that’s for sure!) Don’t believe me? Pick up your copy and read Editor Bambi Abernathy’s story about how the Police came searching for me, in the middle of my hair and makeup session! In hindsight it’s funny, but not so much then.
Grab your copy at a newsstand near you!
Can’t wait to pick up your copy? Catch a glimpse of my Sealed with a Pilates K.I.S.S. cover story HERE!
Submitted by Ana Caban on April 1, 2015 - 5:59 pm
Get ready to rock your core, and more, in this fun and challenging 45-minute virtual workout! Join in online from anywhere, any time zone!
Make sure to come with your burning Pilates, wellness and healthy lifestyle questions. After class, join Ana for a Q&A session. If Ana answers your question you may even win a prize!
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
9:30AM Los Angeles
As seen in PilatesStyle magazine.
Submitted by Ana Caban on December 29, 2014 - 7:08 pm
Most of you are familiar with my dear friend Mari Winsor, or at the least “Winsor Pilates”. I can honestly say that Mari Winsor is the reason that Pilates is a household name. Thanks to her efforts, and tremendous success, on QVC (direct response television) I no longer have to explain to people what Pilates is.
What you may not know is that this spunky and vibrant soul was recently diagnosed with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease). ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. This degeneration of the nerve cells can eventually lead to loss of muscle control and paralysis.
As you can imagine, Mari is loved by Pilates instructors and enthusiasts around the globe. That’s why on Friday, January 16th some of the nations top Pilates instructors are joining me in Los Angeles in a benefit for Mari Winsor. I’m excited to be spending the day raising money, and awareness, to benefit our dear friend. Some of the amazing instructors joining me are: Jay Grimes, Brooke Siler, Jennifer Kries, Chris Robinson, Moses Urbano, Kathy Ross-Nash, Michael Levy, and more…!!!
Please join us for this important event. If you don’t live in Southern California but have friends here, please spread the word, or offer a donation. (Stay tuned for link to do so).
Mat Class Reservation
Private Lesson Reservation
Workshops and/or Cocktail Partywww.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C45A9AB2BA4F94-workshops — with Mari Winsor.
Can’t make the event? No worries. Link to donate, in support of Mari Winsor, coming soon!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! (aka SHARE!)
Submitted by Ana Caban on August 7, 2014 - 1:19 pm
I just love the Ugi ball, which stands for U Got It! It’s like a medicine ball, but even better, especially because of its “squish-factor”. Check it out, in action, here! And if you want to TRY it out, you can join Mari Winsor and me for a FREE Ugi class at Mari’s West Hollywood Studio. Get all the details here!
Submitted by Ana Caban on May 10, 2014 - 4:20 pm
I just love, love, love my new Fivesse gym bag. Not only does it have compartments for all of my gym items, including ear buds, ipod, water bottle and workout dirty clothes, but it takes me from the gym, to work, or wherever my crazy day takes me. They have truly thought of everything. Plus, the attachable garment bag is so cool. Wrinkled clothes are not sexy!
Check out all that Fivesse gym bags have to offer HERE!
Sort. Store. Systemize. Sustain. Shine.
Submitted by Ana Caban on March 27, 2014 - 3:26 pm
This morning I awoke to the buzz of my iPhone. A dear friend wanted to share Gweneth Paltrow’s latest blog post, and more importantly, an article on conscious uncoupling. In only the way spirit provides, coincidentally, (or not so coincidentally), I recently had the most interesting conversation with the article’s co-author, Dr Habib Sadeghi. As noted in both the article, and in my The Shift with And & Skip radio show interview, Dr Sadeghi is a very wise man.
Curious why Gweneth and Chris’s marriage, as well as 50% of marriages end in divorce? Read on…
Sending love and light out to Gweneth, Chris and all of us who at some point have consciously chosen to uncouple.
Submitted by Ana Caban on February 8, 2014 - 10:35 pm
We are constantly battling stress and toxins in our life. Short of living in a bubble we will never be able to avoid them completely. So until our bubble-homes are built here are some simple tips to begin to detox your body, and get it back into balance.
Baja Sal Cut the salt – Many foods are already high in salt, no need to add any more.
Suave Con el Alcohol Cut back on (or nix) the alcohol and caffeinated drinks (such as coffee, tea and soda). – These can all dehydrate the body.
De Colores Eat at least one colorful meal a day. You’re busy, and on the go. Make sure that at least one meal a day is super colorful, and nutrient-dense.
¡Muévete! Move it! – Not only will moving your body help you flush out toxins, stimulate endorphins and boost your energy, as Joseph Pilates said “Movement heals”.
Are you struggling to shed the holiday (or any) weight, and get your body back into balance? Well then, it’s time to let ME help YOU!
What have you got to lose? Oh yes, that’s right…The 5, 10, 20, or more pounds that have been dragging down. Your lack of energy. Your overall malaise.
What have you got to gain? A slimmer, healthier, more vibrant, more radiant and more confident YOU!
(Additional side effects may include: improved sleep, glowing skin and a more positive attitude!) 🙂
Submitted by Ana Caban on January 26, 2014 - 7:19 pm
A few months back I was asked by Latina magazine to share 5 simple ways to incorporate more fitness into a daily routine. Here’s what I shared:
1. ¡Horario, Baby! Schedule it! Give your workouts (and your health) as much importance as your other life events. (They’re probably even more important, in the scheme of things, because if you’re not healthy you’re of no good to anyone else, either.) Only YOU can set aside time for you. So set some time aside and exercise!
2. ¡Disfrútate! Have fun! Make it fun by joining a friend. Instead of cocktails take a walk together. Women thrive in a community.
3. ¡Camina, Chica! Walk, Girl! Park father from your destination and walk (to work, the mall, etc).
4. ¡Sube! Take the stairs, (or park farther from your destination), whenever possible.
5. ¡Pon to smartphone a trabajar! Make your smartphone work for you! Join an online workout program that you can access from any device, including your smartphone. Learn more about my new online program here!
Submitted by Ana Caban on January 14, 2014 - 1:26 am
My son, Vincent, and his cousin, Kai, having a ball. Yes, that is my childhood bedroom, in Amherst, MA.
Submitted by Ana Caban on - 1:12 am
I LOVE celebrating my birthday! And this year I want to celebrate it with YOU! And guess what! Next Monday, January 20th, is my b-day. So, to celebrate my day I’ve decided to host a LIVE Virtual Pilates Mat class with Q & A!!! Yes, I realize that it’s a Monday, but for many of you it’s a holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). So I hope that you’ll join me in the fun. (Don’t worry, if you can’t make it I’ll make sure to let you know how to access the video archive.)
So, go ahead and mark your calendar for b-day class, and questions with ME!!!
When? Monday, January 20th, 2014 @ 9:00AM Los Angeles/12:00PM New York/5:00PM London
Where? Online (Details forthcoming)
How? Make sure that you’re on my mailing list to get all the deets! Just enter your name and email at the top of this page and you won’t miss a beat!
See you next Monday!
Submitted by Ana Caban on December 30, 2013 - 2:18 am
Todays’ my big brother John’s (or J.J. as he is often called) birthday. So, in honor of his birthday (and perhaps the New Year, too), I’m offering 25% off all of my coaching programs: Personal Success & Wellness Jumpstart, Virtual Private Pilates & Priceless Pilates Success Blueprint Programs! Celebrate J.J,’s b-day with me! But hurry tomorrow will be your LAST DAY to receive tremendo (tremendous) savings on direct and personal access to me, PLUS enjoy my La Buena Life products and programs— all at a significant 25% savings*!
Enjoy my success, wellness & fitness coaching programs to give you what you want and deserve-health, wealth and wellness in the new year.
Make 2014 your BEST YEAR EVER!
It’s all here for you and all coaching programs* are on SALE — 25% off — through 11:59PM EST tomorrow, 12/31/13.
No coupon code, nada. Just click and SAVE!
Remember this sale only lasts until 11:59PM (Eastern) Tuesday, December 31 so DO NOT miss your opportunity to shop and save.
How many of these best-selling programs and products do YOU want?
• Personal Success & Wellness Jumpstart Program 25% Off!
• Virtual Pilates Program 25% Off!
• Priceless Pilates Success Blueprint Program 25% Off!
Click Here AHORA to save! But hurry, this 25% off SALE ENDS at 11:59PM EST Tuesday, December 31st, 2013.
(Your 25% savings is automatically deducted from your total at the time of check out).
With the new year only hours away, why not get a head start on setting yourself up for success now? Plus, investing in your education is a smart tax write-off for 2014***, saving you even more. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by- Click Here AHORA to shop, save and set yourself up for a healthy and prosperous year in 2014!
By giving yourself the gift of success, I promise, 2014 may be your most amazing year ever!
*Excludes DVDs distributed by Amazon.com, as well as audio programs distributed by iSweatFitness.
** Due to my limited availability this will be limited to the first few participants. You will be alerted at check-out whether or not spaces are still available.
*** Consult your financial planner/tax advisor to see how you would benefit.
To YOUR Good Life,
P.S. No need to enter a coupon code. Just select the programs that you want and enjoy a 25% savings off of the regular price. Sale prices expire at 11:59PM (Eastern) TOMORROW, Tuesday, December 31, 2014. Shop and save 25% on my programs* NOW!
Submitted by Ana Caban on December 26, 2013 - 7:23 pm
6 great uses for lemons, for beauty, home and health.
Freshen your breath!
Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice on your tongue, swish and swallow. Not only can this lower pH levels, but it also kills stinky-breath causing bacteria.
Moisturize your cara (face)!
Don’t let the cold weather get your skin down. Mix even parts of lemon juice and honey. Apply to your cara y cuello, (face and neck), and relax for 10 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and you’re good to go.
Add a few lemon peels to your winter fire or let them boil on the stove. There’s nothing quite like a fresh, citrus scent, floating through the air.
Mix equal parts of lemon juice and water, pour into a spray bottle and voilà, you have your own all-purpose cleaner.
New year, clean body
Lemon water is a great detoxifier for your body. Squeeze the juice from half of a lemon in your water. For added flavor, cut up the remainder of the lemon and toss into the glass.
And my personal favorite…
Squash a cold
Put 1 Tbsp of freshly grated ginger in boiling water and steep for 3 minutes. In a mug place 1 Tbsp each of lemon juice and honey. Strain the ginger tea into the mug, stir and say adios to that cold!
How do you use lemons? Please share!
Submitted by Ana Caban on December 12, 2013 - 11:35 pm
By Guest Blogger Jill Franklin
Jill is a Priceless Pilates Success Coaching member
and the creator of Aerial Physique
Have you ever dreamed of being able to do a pull up? I did as well, once upon a time. With consistent aerial classes, within just a couple of months you will be able to compete with the guys in the pull up department. Your core muscle are worked a tremendous amount from lifting your legs over your head, as well as in climbing. I have practiced Pilates, ballet and yoga for years, all which are amazing, but nothing has given me more strength in my upper body and core than aerial work.
2. INCREASED BODY AWARENESS
In aerial work you have another appendage to deal with… the fabric! In the beginning, figuring out how to wrap your wrists, feet and waist around the fabric seems like a life-size puzzle. It can be a bit confusing but, just like learning anything, new practice makes perfect. Your first time upside down you’ll notice that it’s a lot more challenging than being right side up. When we go in an inversion our brain has to work harder to achieve the task at hand. Plus, everything seems backwards. We aren’t sure which way is forward which is back and it’s easy to lose track of your right and left. In time your body adapts and you notice how much more body awareness you have, even when you’re right side up!
3. BEST WORK-OUT WITHOUT “WORKING OUT”
Aerial work is an art form, as well as an exercise program. You’ll leave feeling like you’ve had a taste of ballet, gymnastics and Pilates, all in one. You definitely won’t feel like it was your typical gym workout or run on the treadmill. The good news is, without feeling like you were “working out”, I guarantee you will wake up 2 days later and feel muscles in your arms, core and back you never knew you had!
4. FEEL AMAZING! INSIDE & OUT
Although we need gravity to keep us grounded, it can also be to blame for the signs of aging and compression in our bodies. It has been proven that inversions, (being upside down), help with circulation, decompressing your spine and livening up your mood. Doing aerial work, not only will your strength and flexibility improve in your physical structure, your mind and spirit will become more confident and fearless!
I love watching the transformation in people during the class. They come in a bit timid and not quite sure what to expect. Within the hour I see their faces light up, laughter, fears conquered, self-esteem boosted and a new addiction to being upside down. You may arrive feeling nervous but get ready to leave feeling free and full of excitement!
ABOUT AERIAL PHYSIQUE
What is Aerial Physique? Jill Franklin’s Aerial Physique is designed to give you the strength of a Cirque du Soleil performer, the beautiful lines of a ballet dancer and the ease of movement of a Pilates pro. Aerial Physique uses an apparatus called “aerial silk” to achieve all of the wonderful benefits above. Aerial Silk (also known as tissue, or aerial fabric, depending on your preference) is a type of performance art, as well as a new fitness craze in which “aerialists” perform tricks and exercises while hanging from a very special fabric. Aerialists climb in various ways on the suspended fabric, wrap, invert, and spiral their bodies into and out of an array of positions. Join Jill’s program and watch your strength and flexibility increase, not only in your physical structure, but your mind & spirit. Become more confident, free and fearless! Jill offers classes in Santa Monica, California and workshops worldwide. Click here to learn more.
Submitted by Ana Caban on November 26, 2013 - 11:02 pm
Most of you know that I’m the mother of the sweetest boy in the world, Vincent. Not only is he sweet, but sometimes he amazes me with his deep thoughts. I mean seriously, Tony Robbins move over!
The other day he mentioned that he wanted a particular set of Legos. I told him that we’d have to check what age they were for, as some Legos are for older children. Vincent, as ambitious as he is, told me that it didn’t matter if they were for big kids, “you just have to believe in yourself”. I was taken aback and asked him to repeat himself. He expanded on the thought, providing me with an example of the power of self-belief. And because I thought you might get a kick out of this, (and also because I kind of couldn’t believe my ears), I recorded it for you. Here is what Vincent has to say about the power of belief in oneself…
Click here to listen to Vincent explain what can happen if you just Believe
Oh and by the way, please share your deep thoughts (comment below) on his philosophy. You may end up being the lucky winner of one of three pairs of Bella socks from Toesox.
Submitted by Ana Caban on November 14, 2013 - 4:22 am
Check out my top ten fitness go-getters this year. Be inspired by these top tier fitness pros as they create their brands with passion and purpose.
1. Tamilee Webb
The fitness hall of famer for “Buns of Steel” is all over television and hitting exercise hard to help get your abs, buns and full body in shape this season. She’s also known to bring her cute dog into all of her workouts. For some fun that yields results, check out Tamilee Webb.
2. Jay Blanhnik
Jay has been all over the world and continues to share his expertise with fitness pros and all of his followers. You can find him on television shows galore and he works with fortune 500 companies to get their employees into shape.
3. Chris Powell
Chris Powell is the trainer and transformation specialist on ABC’s highly rated “Extreme Weight Loss” (formerly known as “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” which returned for a third season on May 28, 2013. We all know and love his show, his advice, and his willingness to go out there and powerhouse for all of you! Check out his website and newsletter for weekly inspirational tips and more.
This trainer is all about helping people stay fit, teaches them how to eat right, and advocates for feeling beautiful inside and out. Her Booty Barre classes are sought out by celebrities all over the world, and her website is to die for. She’s so interactive, by posting videos and little treats for her clients all the time.
Skip Jennings is the Transformational Coach to see. He and I work together on our radio show The Shift with Ana & Skip, and he is just the most loving person out there. His mind, body and spirit workout techniques, combined with meditation and mindfulness are the power combo you need. He also has some awesome freebies on his website available to all who visit, like his free 10 principles of transformation kit.
You may have seen her recently on the Today Show, but this woman has fun and results written all over her. She is the celebrity trainer with sass that knows nutrition and the body like no one else. Head to her website and pick up one of her printable exercise charts, like her Calendar Girl workout kit. Get fit with Christine Monday through Sunday!
All you Popsters out there know who she is. Cassey Ho is the most active trainer when it comes to interacting with her followers on a daily basis. She is the queen of social media and knows just what you all need. Join her newsletter, or peruse her site for free weekly workout videos, workout calendars and more.
8. Keli Roberts
This is the Aussie with the best workout philosophy. Kelli has worked with many A-list celebrities such as Cher, Julia Roberts, among others. She also instructs SpiroFit classes alongside me and let me tell you, that lady knows how to get that metabolism burning calories.
This dynamic women’s duo is known for the Beach Babe workouts and their free workout videos via Self Magazine and Women’s health. They give you top tips and inspiration to boot whenever they can. They’re young, hip and are so much fun to workout with!
10. Ashley Borden
We all want abs like this kick butt trainer. Ashley has so many wonderful programs and collaborations going on right now, that you need to check her out. At the moment she is working with LiveStrong to publish workout videos just for you. Get fit in no time with Ashley!
Submitted by Ana Caban on October 16, 2013 - 10:53 pm
Right now, there might be a deep seeded feeling that you just can’t shake and you have no idea what it could be. If you spend enough time thinking about it, it may be your creativity dying inside and looking for a way to revive itself. Don’t let this happen to you. If you want to concentrate on making more money and being better at your job, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t allow your passions to overflow into them. Blending work with your passions can do amazing things for your business, your brand, and your whole outlook on your life. Never thought that play could find it’s way back into your life? It absolutely can, you just have to let it!
Let your passions lead you into that successful creative space. Your workspace will become a lot less stressful if you let your creative side take the reigns and stop living your life by default, but by design. When you think with your passions, you are giving yourself the room to breathe mentally. If you think about it, many of us spend 50+ hours a week working, which is more time than you spend at home with your family. Instead of coming home from work exhausted and emotionally drained, wouldn’t it be great to come home refreshed and full of the feeling of accomplishment?
Don’t be afraid of living outside of the box and being bold with your decisions. If you love what you’re doing and are passionate about your projects then everyone else will love them too. Passion projects can save your life. If you’ve been sitting on some out of the box ideas, now is the time to get to work and design your future.
Submitted by Ana Caban on July 28, 2013 - 3:26 pm
Have you been working too hard?
Do you need a gal’s week away?
Are you ready for some r & r in a tropical paradise?
Have you always wanted to workout with me, in person?
Then join me for a special week
in the Caribbean this September!
I’ve partnered, again, with Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach Resort, in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic, to offer you a week of fitness, and fun in the sun. Everyday you can join me for one of my signature workouts and the rest of the time you can enjoy fun, games and/or relaxation at this fabulous all-inclusive resort. (Read: eat, drink and play all that you want, for one set price!)
Here’s a taste of the signature classes that I’ll teach during the week of September 14-21:
Cardio Pilates, Pilates Core & More, Beach Ball Pilates, and more…
Get ready to enjoy a mile of private beach, complimentary daily activities, night clubs, pools, beach, and more, at this beautiful all-inclusive resort.
There is no additional fee to workout with me daily. Just book your stay here and arrange your own air travel.
Have questions about this unique opportunity to train daily with me, in paradise? Email my team.
Ready to book your much-needed fitness vacation? Click Here!
See you in September!
Submitted by Ana Caban on July 10, 2013 - 1:46 pm
Join Ana Cabán for another exercise-filled day!
Submitted by Ana Caban on July 7, 2013 - 8:38 pm
Do you love what you do for a living, or do you wish you were doing something else? There’s nothing wrong with wishing that you were doing something else, as long as you know what it is that you’d like to do. In other words, there’s no point in staying in a situation that no longer serves you and just griping about it. The best way to get out of that situation and into another one of your choosing (whether it be a job, a relationship, a home-whatever), is to know what you’d prefer to be doing, having, living. Complaining about it won’t change the situation and until you get clear on what you DO want and put the focus of your attention THERE you will remain right here, stuck where you DON’T WANT TO BE!
Here’s a simple exercise that you can do right now, to shift your thoughts and get you in a positive and exciting zone. All that you need to do is describe your ideal workday (or relationship, home, etc). Close your eyes and describe it aloud, words are very powerful. Better yet, record your voice while you describe and it and then transcribe what you said. This is doubly powerful! Pay attention to how you feel. As you are truly seeing yourself in this ideal situation enjoy the sensation and believe that you are living it. (That way you can always come back to that feeling when you need a little redirection).
What did you say? What did you write? How far off are you from living your ideal workday or situation? Perhaps there are only a few tweaks to be made or maybe there are big changes. The exciting part is that you now KNOW what you wish you were doing (living, having). And knowing is half the battle. What steps will you take next to make that dream a reality?
Next, create a mantra, (a positive affirmation), for yourself. It might go something like this… “I NOW see myself living my ideal workday, a day filled with performing, music, dancing, cooking and dining with friends & family.” (And YES, this actually is someone’s ideal workday. Someone that is living THEIR La Buena Life). This could be you.
See, Believe, Achieve!
Need inspiration to take your wellness biz, or life to the next level? Stay tuned for more inspirational and informational tips. In the meantime, tune in to my transformational radio show, The Shift with Ana & Skip, to get your weekly dose of inspiration. Transform your body, mind, spirit, and your LIFE!
Click Here to listen to archived episodes and gain access to our live shows!
Submitted by Ana Caban on June 17, 2013 - 8:07 am
As busy professionals, entrepreneurs and super moms, we are all trying to enjoy our lives and live them on our own terms. We want to be the best that we can with those that we interact but we can only do that if we are also good to ourselves. Here are 5 simple ways to create more balance in your life, so that you can be the best version of yourself, for yourself and for others.
Release Some of Your Work Load – Allow yourself permission to outsource some of life’s tasks that either you don’t enjoy, or you just aren’t particularly good at. (Let’s be honest here. We are not all good at everything). This could be work tasks, or even housekeeping, laundry, grocery shopping, etc.
Self-Assess – Take a look at where you spend your time and energy. Make two lists. On the first one write what you are good at and love doing. On the second one write what you are not as good at or don’t enjoy doing. Prioritize items on the first list, (don’t try to do them all at once), and delegate items on the second list to someone else to do.
Journal Daily – Writing down your thoughts first thing every morning is a great way to start your day. This in not structured writing. It’s just a stream of consciousness, (3 pages being the goal). You might write your “to do” list or maybe you write a revelation that you had. It doesn’t matter what you write. The idea is to clear your head of the clutter and start your day fresh, energized and optimistic about what it holds.
Take a “Time Out” – No you haven’t been bad, but you may feel badly if you don’t take time out. Give yourself a 5 minute “refresher” each day. This can be as simple as lying on the floor, with your knees bent, feet on the floor and a cloth over your eyes, (to block out light and relax your eyes). Take a few deep breaths and relax por cinco minutos.
Plan Fun – Schedule yourself back into your life. Plan a date night, family time, friend time or a spa day. Take an art class, ride a horse, do what moves YOU! This will not only help you find balance in your life it’ll also fuel your creativity and give you more energy to share with others.
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