Friday, December 31, 2010

Yoga Coupons

$5 Friday Flow is offering an amazing deal January through May. Just visit Utah Dollar Wise to print off a coupon good for as many uses as you'd like! The discounted passes may be applied to any of the Yoga classes offered at Farr West Tumblers so you can join either me or Annie (T/TH 8pm or F 10am) for a practice.

The coupon will allow you to purchase four $5 Friday Flow passes and receive TWO free. There isn't a limit to how many times you can print and redeem the coupon, so hurry over to Dollar Wise and print some off today. Joining Dollar Wise is free, and it will give you access to other great deals you don't want to miss.

And remember, any time you bring a new participant to a class, you can receive your class free. If you need childcare, it's also available for free each week!

Monday, December 27, 2010

2011 Health Fair

I just got the details for the Fitness Open House at Wasatch Therapy and had to share! The open house is from 10a-2p on January15, and includes the following:

10am Nutrition class
10:30 Zumba
11:00 Body Cor
11:30 Strength Training
12 Yoga
12:30 Pilates
1:00 Kid fitness
1:30 Smooth Cardio

There will also be free BMI testing, blood pressure readings and free back/balance screenings with our physical therapists.

Please come for one or all of the mini-classes and enjoy some healthy snacks too! If you have any questions about any of the free classes, just let me know.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mark you calendar!

Wasatch Therapy will host its New Year Health Fair on January 15, 2011. This fair will include free mini classes (Yoga, Pilates, Strength Training, and more) and there will be information from trainers about nutrition, as well as a chance to test your body mass index (the amount of fat vs muscle in your body).

As I get more information about times and whether or not childcare is offered, I'll keep you updated. We're all really excited to offer this fair to the public and I hope to see you there!

Monday, December 20, 2010

A fitness discount to make you WANT to work out!

It can be a little intimidating to try out a new kind of exercise for the first time. Even a new instructor can make it difficult to decide if you like a class or not.

As a reminder, Wasatch Therapy in South Ogden is a great option if you're just starting your exercise regime, or if you're interested in adding more variety to your workout. No membership is required to participate, and your first class is always free.

That means if you'd like to attend a Pilates class with me, you can drop in for free to see if it works for you. That's a $10 value for absolutely no cost!

Take advantage of the opportunity and come on over to Wasatch Therapy on Monday afternoons for an hour of Pilates, no charge.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Great discount for new clients!

If you're looking for a new gym, then I have news on a deal for you. Wasatch Therapy in South Ogden is running a promotion (good through January 3, 2011) for new clients. No membership is required to attend the drop in classes, but a punch pass saves you serious money.

Now through January 3, you can buy your first punch pass for 25% off. That saves you $25 to attend 12 Pilates classes. If you're a current client of Wasatch Therapy, bring a friend to take advantage of similar discounts!

In January we'll also be hosting a New Year Health Fair, which will give you a chance to participate in the classes offered for FREE! There will also be information about nutrition, and if you're brave you can have your body mass index (BMI) tested to see how fit you really are.

Let me know if you have questions and I'm happy to get you more information!

Monday, December 6, 2010

This week:

Monday afternoon you're invited to a one-hour Pilates class at Wasatch Therapy. It's only $10 to drop in, and no gym membership is required.

Friday morning there's the one-hour Yoga class at Farr West Tumblers. Pay on Thursday and class is only FIVE BUCKS! Or bring a friend and get your class for free. Daycare is also free every week so let the kids enjoy puzzles, books and movies with Annette while you work out with me!

Also, feel free to contact me regarding private or small group sessions. I'd love to have you and your friends work out with me regularly, or for a one-time activity. Get in shape for all those fabulous Holiday parties and get a head-start on new year goals to be fit!

"Namaste" necklace is available for sale here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mark you calendars for the new year!

Starting in January 2011 you can join me for an evening of Pilates at WSU.

Classes are on Tuesday evenings and it's free for students and faculty of the University. If you're a member of the community drop in for only $6! That's a great deal for an hour of Pilates and you don't have to bring your own mat!

Contact me for the class time and I'll see you at WSU on Tuesday evenings!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Don't forget!

If you'd like to attend $5 Friday Flow at Farr West Tumblers, make sure to pre-pay by today for the discount!

It's only $10 at the door, but you can treat yourself to that 50% off discount by paying one day in advance. And as always, child care is free so bring the family and enjoy an energizing Yoga practice. It'll start your weekend on the right foot, literally.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Coming January 2011

I know it's crazy to be thinking about the new year already, but I don't want you to miss the great opportunities that will be available at Weber State University spring semester! I'll finally be teaching another class for WSU come January and I'm so excited, even though I don't know yet what I'll be teaching (it'll be some form of Yoga/Pilates).

Visit the Fitness website in order to see the schedule (available soon!) and decide which drop-in classes you'd like to attend. Student and Faculty of WSU can attend free, while the community can drop-in for only $6/class.

If you don't know what kind of class you'd like to attend, check the website in January for the date of Fit*Tastic. It's a one-time opportunity to experience a condensed workout from all the different instructors and the genres they teach. It'll give you a taste of every class, from Zumba to strength training to Yoga and Pilates. The best part of Fit*Tastic is it's free (although $1 donations are appreciated)!

So there you have it. I'm all geared up for a class that hasn't even been assigned to me yet. I hope you'll check back with WSU in January to see me on the instructor roster!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Private group sessions for Yoga, Pilates or PiYo.

I've been contacted for more information regarding group sessions, which is wonderful because teaching a certain number of classes per week is actually a goal of mine. I'm a nerd, I know.

Being a nerd doesn't prevent me from teaching a good class though!

There's currently times available Tuesday through Friday for group sessions, and availability ranges from mornings to early afternoon. Just let me know what day works best and I'll see what time slots are available at Farr West Tumblers to meet your needs.

Pricing is as follows:

1 person = $30
2 people = $25 each
3 people = $20 each
4 people = $15 each
5 people = $10 each
6 people or more = $7 each

If you check around you definitely won't find deals like this anywhere else, especially since free childcare can be provided if arrangements are made in advance. You better believe I take advantage of it when I teach my $5 Friday Flow class, so you should too!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Benefits of Yoga

One of the participants of $5 Friday Flow commented this week that she almost didn't come back for a second practice. She told me that she's not sure she's "good" at Yoga.

First of all, anyone can do Yoga. Second of all, if you're doing something dangerous, then I may correct you. But otherwise, you can easily be "good" at Yoga.

The reason this participant decided to come back is because after her first practice with me, her hip, shoulder and arm felt better for the following week.


Yoga can help stretch tired and tight muscles. It increases balance and can improve flexibility. Yoga helps practitioners become aware of the powerhouse, or core. Awareness of the powerhouse increases use of the it, which strengthens the abs. Yoga helps build lean muscles and it also encourages more efficient breathing. It's an overall workout that can be as challenging as you'd like since there are many correct options for most poses.

I'm so glad to hear that one practice made a difference for this participant. And I'm also glad that one practice turned into two. Hopefully two turns into three...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Start your week right!

Feel free to join me for a Pilates class on Monday afternoon in South Ogden at Wasatch Therapy.

Classes are $10 to drop in, and you can save $20 (two free classes!) when you purchase a 12-class punch pass. No gym membership is required, which is always a plus.

See you there!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Free Yoga practice!

$5 Friday Flow is a great deal, but if you're interested in a free Yoga class, all you have to do is bring a friend to Farr West Tumblers.

It doesn't get much better than that, especially since you can bring your kids for free childcare while you do Yoga.

Classes have started at 10am on Fridays in Farr West, so get some friends together and enjoy a free practice!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunrise Yoga

Want to start your day off right? Let's perform our Sun Salutations together on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6am.

If you like to get a jump start bright and early, then join me at Wasatch Therapy (see Location page for address) for an energizing morning Yoga practice.

To drop in is only $10/class, but you can save by buying a 12-class punch pass for only $100!

If you're interested, contact Wasatch Therapy (Ogden Location) to get on the roster because space is limited for this Tuesday/Thursday class.

Can't wait to see you there.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

$5 Friday Yoga

If you'd like to participate in $5 Friday Yoga, all you need to do is pay at least 24-hours in advance with Farr West Tumblers. Cash/check payments can be accepted in person at the gym (see Location page for details) at least 24-hours prior to the 10am Friday class and it'll only cost you $5 for an hour of Yoga!

Mats are recommended but you can get by without since classes are hosted in a tumbling gym with soft floors.

We'll be starting up November 5, so make your payment today and attend for only $5 each week.

See you then!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Coming November 5, 2010

$5 Yoga classes will be available at 10am on Fridays starting in November!

The classes will be hosted at Farr West Tumblers (see Location page for address) every Friday at 10, and there's NO GYM MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED!

If you pay 24-hours in advance, the Yoga class will only cost $5; if you choose to pay at the door, it's still a great deal at $10.

I'm really looking forward to teaching more Yoga, so get some friends together and come join me starting in November.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What is PiYo?

PiYo (also known as Yogilates) is a great mix of Pilates and Yoga. I personally choose to incorporate many traditional Yoga asanas (postures) when teaching PiYo, but with an added challenge- movement. PiYo is often referred to as Yoga for hyper people.

Rather than holding an asana for multiple breaths, in PiYo participants are encouraged to flow through movements that alter the asana and challenge the muscles. It can be a nice alternative for practitioners who get "bored" in Yoga classes because they don't like to hold a posture for a long period of time.

PiYo has a lot to offer to all body types- there are balance challenges, opportunities to tone muscles and increase flexibility, and it also allows a practitioner to lose weight since there is an element of cardio work involved.

I use contemporary music in my PiYo practices to keep participants moving!

For information on rates, please visit the PiYo page of this blog.

What is Pilates?

Having been an avid Yogi for about three years before being introduced to mat Pilates, I wasn't sure I would like it. It took a while for me to get used to the breathing technique (which involves breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth) since in Yoga all breathing is done through the nose.

Regardless of the differences, I soon came to appreciate what Pilates could do for my body. It allows for a more aerobic workout than Yoga but offers similar challenges. In my practice, the benefits are parallel to those in Yoga: muscle endurance, muscle toning and increased flexibility.

Pilates can be performed by any body type- it is proven to benefit both young and old, and those with excellent or limited mobility. I was able to instruct classes into my 8th month of pregnancy, and within six weeks after my baby was born, I got right back into teaching! I firmly believe that practicing Pilates assisted my body in preparing for that great adventure, and it certainly helped me get back into shape afterward.

I use contemporary music when instructing my Pilates classes so as not to intimidate or bore participants. Pilates can be fun as well as challenging!

Please see information on rates on the Pilates page of this blog. For discount information, please contact me via email: livytay[at]

For more information on Pilates, go here.

What is Yoga?

My philosophy on Yoga is simple; it is using traditional asanas (postures) to increase one's mind/body awareness.

As a practitioner since 2005, I love what Yoga has done for my body. Additionally, I love and utilize the breathing techniques taught when I need to refocus myself and relieve stress day-to-day. For me, it's not about a religion, although it certainly can be for many practitioners. I choose instead to focus on the physical benefits: muscle endurance, toning, and increasing flexibility. Also, Yoga has helped improve my posture and confidence. I am more aware of what my body can do.

Yoga can be for everyone because there are so many modifications available for the asanas used in a practice. There are resting postures that allow the practitioner to regain breath and balance if an asana is too challenging.

In my Yoga practices, I use contemporary music mixed with classical piano versions of Pink Floyd and Radiohead (for example). I want practitioners to feel at ease and excited about Yoga!

For information about rates and availability, please visit the Yoga page on this blog or contact me via email: livytay[at]


More information about Yoga can be found here.