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Fitness
Published Monday Apr 13, 2020 by Exhale

On Demand Workouts: The Future of Fitness for Exhale

Fitness
Mindbody Community

Amid the current climate in our world today, the way that we are leading our day-to-day lives is changing. As we continue to stay indoors, experiment with cooking, and try to maintain our mental and physical health, it’s important to have access to the right resources that allow you to keep living your best life. When it comes to wellbeing, Exhale understands the importance of prioritizing all the things that bring you strength and balance from the inside out. When you're unable to make it through those wellbeing destination doors near you, Exhale provides a solution that brings that much-needed escape right to your living room. Exhale On Demand gives everyone the opportunity to access a variety of fitness classes—from barre, to cardio, to yoga, to guided meditations—and that overall escape that you need now more than ever. Wherever you are, Exhale has ensured that you have access to wellbeing right at your fingertips. What is it that makes Exhale On Demand such a diversified and innovative platform? Well...let’s break it down.   


What can people expect from Exhale On Demand? 

All elements of wellbeing...all in one place. Those who sign up will start with a free trial and immediately gain access to a resource where they can maintain balance, strength, and consistency. From beginner to advanced, you’ll find a huge variety of classes and packages that meet your needs. Choose from month-to-month or annual subscriptions or even rent or buy the classes of your choosing! Know someone else who could use a dose of wellbeing? Now is the perfect time to give the gift of Exhale On Demand. #quarantinebirthday 


What type of content can be found on the platform? 

A variety of fitness classes that range from barre, cardio, yoga, HIIT, recovery, meditation, and more. Whether you’re looking to turn up the heat and tone things up, or you’re craving that done of balance and calm, there is something for every goal and every pace. 


How often is new content added to Exhale On Demand? 

Fresh content every week! Once you subscribe, you’ll receive updates when new workouts are added to the library... so you’ll never skip a beat! 
 

Do you need props for all of the workouts? 

No! Many of the workouts are completely prop free. From Total Body Barreless, to No Props Cardio Game Changer, you can work up a sweat with just you, your body, and your power. For those workouts that you may need some props for, you can grab them right on Exhale’s online shop
 

What does the Future of Fitness mean to Exhale? 

Balance. Accessibility. Convenience. Efficiency. Our lives are constantly changing and evolving. Wellbeing is one part of our lives that we simply can never compromise. Maintaining a balance of both an in-person community, and an independent and easily accessible resource is the recipe for an ultimate wellbeing routine! 

Plus, we’re taking it one step further. Starting on Monday, April 20, tune in and get a front-row seat to daily Virtual Wellbeing Sessions where you can get a front-row seat to Exhale’s leading experts—from the comfort of your home. From DIY skincare, to guided restorative stretching, to immunity and stress-reducing acupressure techniques, elevate your sense wellbeing daily at 5 pm EST and give your routine a serious dose of wellbeing. Get all the details here!


Want to find and book Exhale classes now? Browse Mindbody to find classes—just change your location to one of these cities!

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Fitness | Spa
About the author
A blend of fitness and spa, Exhale is the total wellbeing experience to center your body and mind. Whether you need to slip into an hour of calm or sweat it out in a full-body session, Exhale has the perfect recipe of expert teachers and spa therapists to help you reconnect with your best self.
shanila sattar
Wellness
Published Wednesday Mar 17, 2021 by Shanila Sattar

Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice

Self-care
Expert Advice
Personal Growth
Wellness

When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do. 

How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?

As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.

 

Step 1: Learn to set boundaries

Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.

When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:

  • How do I feel without having boundaries?
  • What would I like to have boundaries around?
  • Are my boundaries actual boundaries or am I creating walls in my life?
  • How do I plan to uphold my boundaries?
Step 2: Cultivate self-compassion

In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect. 

Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.

When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:

  • How do I respond to stressful situations?
  • How hard am I on myself?
  • How do I celebrate myself?
  • How do I show myself kindness?
Step 3: Nourish yourself

In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.

Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion. 

When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:

  • How do I nourish my emotional well-being?
  • How do I nourish my mental well-being?
  • How do I nourish my physical well-being?
  • How do I nourish my spiritual well-being?
  • How do I nourish my social well-being?
  • How do I nourish my financial well-being?

That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain. 

If you’d like to try breathwork, mindfulness, or play classes with me, check out these workshops and training sessions that work with your schedule. For other breathwork classes, browse Mindbody.

 

About the author
Shanila is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, mentor, women’s researcher, and speaker. She is the Founder of AlwaysPlayStudios where she trains breathwork facilitators and sound healers. Her background is in tech, having co-founded an award-winning web agency, and in women’s research, specifically in mindsets, implicit bias, perfectionism, women's health, and societal experiences supported through the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and several universities. She has implemented several health and wellbeing programs in underserved populations throughout the US. Shanila mentors healers on their healing and intuitive wellness journeys. Connect: @shanila.sattar