FEBRUARY FITNESS CHALLENGE CALENDER
YOU READ THAT RIGHT. This is something I've done here before but I am SUPER excited about it because I have been majorly struggling with motivation for my own workouts lately, and as a fitness instructor myself I know that the best way to get back into it is with SUPPORT! Having friends to keep you accountable when you don't want to show up for yourself is important, and we've got a really great community here to tap into. So let's tap into it! I made a fitness calendar with simple challenges you can do daily to get back into the daily habit of sweating and building strength mentally and physically. Some are easier, some are harder, and all are do-able and modifiable for anyone who wants to participate. You can just do it for fun, but if you thrive on competition like me and you'd like a little extra motivation, you can track your points during the challenge. The three people will the highest point total at the end of the month will win prizes! But we'll cover that more later.
First - this is just for fun. I'm no doctor (obvs), but I am a certified yoga instructor and reiki practitioner and have a lot of knowledge about the human body. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Second - the prizes are also just for fun. You can absolutely participate publicly with no intention to win or just print out the calendar and challenge yourself at home, on your own.
Third - If we all like this, and we have fun, maybe we can do a fun challenge each month! Can't wait to hear what you think. In the meantime, challenge details and printable calendar below. Enjoy!
Give yourself 1 point per day when you complete the day's challenges and post them to your IG story or feed. You can achieve up to 30 total points by the end of the month if you complete the bonus challenge, too! Be sure to tag @good_saint + #goodsaintsweats so I can see your progress and you get credit, too.
The 3 people who complete the most challenges AND post about them using the correct tags will each WIN a 1 lb. container of organic, vegan Four Sigmatic Superfood Protein AND a ticket to Yoga at the Farm on 3/1 in Anaheim, CA.
This challenge was designed to be FUN - so please modify the moves as needed to support your body and your needs. Good luck + can't wait to see your posts!
GENTLE 25 MINute YOGA FLOW (video)
Hi friends! I've been wanting to release a yoga video on my YouTube for SO LONG and I have no real excuse except I'm a busy girl and for so long I was SO intimidated by video. Editing, speaking into a microphone - eep! Daunting! But I finally tackled it and now that I did, I can't believe I was so scared. It's not perfect, but it's a great place to start.
This is an accessible, easily-modified flow for everyone, and is extra awesome because it clocks in at 25 mins - which means you can easily squeeze it in when you've only got time for a half hour on the mat. No excuses to skip you when "you" time takes less than 30 minutes. Can't wait to hear what you guys think! My intention is to make more of these videos for you, assuming you enjoy them. Monthly? Weekly, maybe? We'll see. Let's start here. Grab your mat, and let's get started babes.
Once you're finished, I'd love your feedback here or on my youtube page itself. Thanks in advance for flowing and sharing your thoughts and of course, namaste!
Morning Mindfulness - Yoga, Smoothies + Video!
We held our very first (hopefully of many!) Morning Mindfulness event last weekend and it was SUCH a success! My close friend Kruti (of @cultivatewithkruti) and I co-taught a gentle yoga flow on the green outside of Whole Foods to 25 students, followed by a superfood smoothie-making workshop and all kinds of selfies!
Kruti and I met online and quickly realized we already attended the same yoga studio! We bonded over our love for yoga and great food, and were instantly friends. We knew once we were both finished with our teacher trainings and certified, we wanted to teach together. Now that we're both certified yoga instructors (well Kruti technically has a few hours left - but she's almost there!), we decided to host the event near our local Corepower Yoga studio (where I'm now a TEACHER, YO!), outside of the neighboring Whole Foods. The space outside has a large green and we were able to rent the space to host the event. Luckily, it was a beautiful morning with a light breeze - perfect for flowing outside!
Kruti taught the first half of our gentle yoga flow, and I took over halfway through to finish off the flow. Our yogi's were so strong and did such a great job - it was an honor leading the practice! We hydrated afterward with Waiakea Water and Harmless Harvest, the headed over to Whole Foods for our smoothie bowl making' party! We served up superfoods-stuffed Chocolate Macadamia Smoothies with bananas, Purely Elizabeth granola + coconut, and talked about our food journeys a bit, too. Kruti and I have both struggled with disordered eating, and are always working to nourish our bodies instead of depriving them these days. And these smoothies were the perfect way to nourish and refuel after our yoga flow!
The last part (and arguably the best!) was when we got to hand out goodie bags to all of our great attendees! We had loaded them with our favorite food and skincare goodies, and had products from Nuttzo, 4th & Heart, Aloha, Cocokind, Siggi's, GoodDay Chocolate, Goodbelly, Ozery + PerfectBar to share. We had SO much fun and hope to host another event like this soon. It was wonderful sharing space with new friends and community members, and getting to squeeze so many sweet people! Catch a glimpse of our event in the video above, gorgeously captured by David Lee at Legendary Media House, and scroll down for still shots from the morning. Big thanks to all of our sponsors and to La Floresta for helping facilitate the lovely space we used!
MORNING MINDFULNESS EVENT - 1/14!
Join Amber St. Peter (@good_saint) and Kruti Shah (@_kruti) Sunday, January 14th from 10 am-Noon for a morning of mindfulness, yoga, and smoothie bowl making! We'll meet on the green at La Floresta for a 45 minute gentle, restorative flow co-led by Kruti and Amber, followed by a smoothie making workshop where everyone will get a chance to make Chocolate Maca Smoothie Bowls and chat with the girls about mindful and intuitive eating. Each guest will get a smoothie bowl of their own loaded with superfoods and a goodie bag stuffed with Amber + Kruti's favoite food, drink, and skincare products! Goodie bags will include treats and swag from brands like Whole Foods, CorePower Yoga, Perfect Bar, Harmless Harvest, Aloha, Siggi's, Cocokind, GoodBelly Probiotics, 4th & Heart, Waikea, Good Day Chocolate, Ozery Bakery + more! Space is limited and reservation is required. We are hoping to have a photographer on hand, but please do know that photography, group shots, and selfies of all kinds are highly encouraged. You know we love a great IG shot! ☺️ Reserve your spot!