Turkey Burn Baby Burn

The holidays are a time to indulge, absolutely! A little of this and a little of that, sure, but did you know that the average Thanksgiving meal totals about 4,500 calories and over two hundred grams of fat?! Shockingly, it’s true! Don’t you dare skip out on the fun – you can still enjoy your tasty turkey, beloved potatoes, and precious pie, in fact you should! In true Thanksgiving fashion, I give you these tips to burn it off, move it out, bounce back to balance, and regain your sanity!

Turkey-Trot-Logo-071. Sign up for a local Turkey Trot, a popular pre-feast 5k in various towns across the country. If you’re in the Hamptons, Montauk it is! If you don’t have a local trot, pick a playlist that fills you with energy and gratitude and head out for a run around your neighborhood. Even a couple of miles will rev your metabolism, get your endorphins going, and burn off a piece of pie. That “runner’s high” just may empower you to make better food choices all day long!

2. If you’re not going to trot, find a class. Luckily, you’re not the only one seeking a turkey day workout, so dedicate an hour to sweating before the cooking. Here are some of the many options:

  • Join Rachel at Exhale Bridgehampton at 8:10, 9:25, or 10:35am
  • Take 90 Minute Spin at Sag Harbor Gym 8am with Kerrie, John, and Cindy
  • Jim’s at Truth Training in East Hampton at 9:30am
  • LTB with Patti at Pure Barre Southampton at 9:30am
  • Jessy’s teaching open yoga 8:15 Friday at KamaDeva
  • Surf it off with Emma Friday 8am at Well Within
  • You can find Rachelle teaching at Flywheel at 8:30am
  • Turkey TRX with Linda at 8:45 Thurs and Fri. Gain some peace of mind at Silich Core + Strength in EH for Indo Board Yoga with Evelyn at 9:45 Fri.) ‘Tis the season for giving and Silich is offering unlimited classes for $200 thru Dec. 31, free yoga when you purchase 1 TRX class, and sales on personal training, gift bundles, gift cards, & youth packages!

Image-1(7)3. Walk it off. Instead of settling on the couch after your big meal, why not take a family walk? Leash the dog, rally the crew, bundle up, and take a spin around the neighborhood. Walking is the best non-workout workout because you can literally do it wherever you are (no excuses!) Your stroll will aid digestion, produce endorphins, and give you an opportunity to enjoy nature with loved ones.

4. Hit the yoga mat for a morning flow. As much fun as family holidays can be, sometimes they can get a little chaotic and stressful too. Anyone have that kinda family? Thought so. Yoga practice will get your body moving and your mind centered for the days events.

sunsalsOne Healthy Breakdown: wherever, whenever, however, just MOVE and give thanks for what our bodies can do for us!

Run the Shelter Island Run!

We’re looking forward to the upcoming Shelter Island 10K Race! Charmingly picturesque Shelter Island sets the stage for the 36th annual event on Saturday, June 20th at 5:30pm. The historic race has been touted as one of the country’s most beautiful runs by Runner’s World magazine…and anyone that’s spent time on Shelter Island can surely validate that!

10kIn addition to the surrounding beauty, this event is fun for all and directly benefits a variety of local causes, from scholarships and grants for Shelter Island Schools to charities such as East End Hospice and Reach Within. The Shelter Island 10K is proud to have the 2014 Boston Marathon winner and Olympic Silver Medalist, Meb Keflezighi, along with fellow elite runners Katie DiCamillo, Hirut Guangul and Amos Sang run in this year’s race.


SI10KLogo(1)What’s better than running with pre-sunsent harbor views, world-class athletes, and an easygoing island vibe? Celebrating afterwards…right?! So register now for the 10k or 5k run/walk and you’re also invited to celebrate with SALT Restaurant at the Island Boatyard with live music, dancing, free BBQ for runners, and free shuttle service. Click here for the full event schedule, including pasta dinner, free kids run, pre-race stretching clinic, and book signing with Meb Keflezigh.

One Healthy Breakdown: a whole new way to spend your Saturday night in the Hamptons, see ya at the finish line of the Shelter Island Run!

Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You’re At

Just a little Monday post from the heart today. I spent the weekend in Richmond, Virginia for a family wedding. Our flight was delayed and we arrived really late Friday night/early Saturday morning. Exhausted. Although I typically have a plan for weekend workouts to fit my schedule, whether it’s a fitness class or two, squeezing in an early run if the day is packed, heading to the gym, etc. I went to bed upon our arrival at the hotel not really knowing what the weekend would bring. I didn’t have a plan or expectations, I figured I would just wake up and listen to my body. Although I was leaning towards taking the day off after a long week, I DID know that I would feel much better the entire weekend if I did get a workout in, somehow, somewhere. Although I went back and forth on whether or not to pack my sneakers, I threw ’em in last-minute just in case.

I let myself sleep in Saturday morning since we arrived so late, didn’t even set an alarm clock (crazy I know!) I woke up thinking I have two options: roll over and go back to bed until who knows when…OR get my butt up and out. Knowing I would just feel better all around if I got some sort of exercise in instead of sleeping late and rolling right into brunch, I chose the latter. I got my workout clothes on and went downstairs, unsure of what was to come, but already glad I hadn’t chosen to roll over. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get motivated: getting out of bed and lacing up your sneakers.

I figured I was in a new place and the sun was shining, might as well explore it. An easy couple of miles was exactly what I had in mind. I figured I’d get to see a little bit of Richmond and get myself moving. Well, when I asked the woman at the front desk of our hotel where I should go for a run (any good trails? any back roads? any scenery?) Nope, our humble abode was pretty much smack dab in the middle of a concrete jungle. She thought for a moment and said “you could run laps around the mall.” Hmm, not exactly what I was thinking, but why not? So, I headed out per her directions, quickly found Macy’s, and proceeded to run around the mall. I knew that passing cars were probably thinking I was nuts, but oh well, I got in a rhythm and zoned out. I even came upon a big gym and just ran right along by. Although cement scenery wasn’t exactly what I had pictured, it was a gorgeous day and I was just happy to be outside and not sleeping the day away.

photo(2)I ran around the mall and down a few side roads, making sure I wasn’t going to get myself lost in totally unfamiliar territories. After an easy three miles, I headed back to the hotel, feeling those exercise endorphins, excited for the day ahead. That runner’s high lasted all day believe it or not, which made every second of those 29 minutes, 53 seconds well worth it. I didn’t really push myself, didn’t break any records, didn’t go hard, or get a full-body workout. And that was A ok with me. I didn’t feel like a slacker while my friends at home had just finished the Hamptons Half-Marathon because my three miles were better than nothing. I did what I could, with what I had, where I was. Sometimes, that’s more than good enough. If you’re out of town or just out of your normal routine, listening to your body and making some sort of exercise a priority really is good enough. And ya know what? It’s a darn good thing I ‘explored’ our surroundings and found that mall because it kept us occupied all day!

One Healthy Breakdown: Do what you can. Better than nothing is usually good enough!

Rainy Day Workout

Gloomy weather is no excuse to skip your workout! This 30 minute treadmill workout will get your legs moving and your heart pumping. Just print or jot down the program, lace up those running sneaks, and hit the treadmill!


One Healthy Breakdown: sometimes we all need to run our hearts out…and rain will not stop us!