It's a great time of year to celebrate love in all its forms: Love for yourself, love for one another, and love of our craft. We love what we do here at RG, and more importantly, we love what YOU do! Because creativity, when enacted with a whole heart, can be the greatest expression of love.
So thank you, friends, for bringing what you love to our studios. You're our favorite Valentine!
We are off to a fantastic start this 2020 "Clear Vision" year. As I told my staff, start this year with resolutions to achieve charity in your life and career. Define your goals and work toward them. A New Year is a good time to clear clutter and clean out old / unused / impractical "Stuff" as well as old paradigms that may be holding you back from your dreams and desires. Start off with your living areas and work spaces. Don't make it a time consuming chore, but take a couple of hours a week to go through papers and clothing and other "collectibles" and eliminate all but the most positive and useful items that you own. After the first month, go through those useful items and further pare down your belongings. After two months if you see that you are not going to use those "useful" items, sell them, give them away, donate them or trash them. This year only spend money on things you really need in your life and don't be lured away from your plan to clean out and clear out your clutter you will feel lighter and more prepared to move freely toward your goals.
Speaking of moving freely, strive to continue your workout plan and/or come up with a new 2020 plan. Recently I have been re-thinking my fitness routines and will be doing smaller wider range movement exercises. I already incorporate a 9 to 11 minute routine every morning before I start the day. I lay on top of the covers and do a small movement / big movement routine mostly stretching the spine and extremities, then some resistance work using my arms and legs. I then move to the floor for some yoga stances: downward dog, plank on elbows and then on hands finishing with a modified sun salutation. I have been doing this for over a year and have only missed 6 mornings so far. It's quick and easy and I start the day right. I am continuing to teach my functional fitness classes and when the weather is comfortable I get outside to bike and walk on the beach. Strive to incorporate your fitness plans in your day, keep in mind it doesn't have to be one hour on the treadmill. Shorter routines that incorporate flexibility movements often work better.
Better and Better, Patricia
Cardio, stretching, core conditioning, resistance workout (with hand weights), abdominal and back strengthening.
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I started the spring semester of my junior year of college last month. I'm only 3 weeks in and I already have a lot of work, but I like my classes. I'm taking two different television production classes that require a lot of time outside of class which can be difficult to plan, but I'm excited to finish my first project in both classes. One of the classes is Non-Fiction TV Production and the other is Episodic Fiction. I'm also taking Spanish for the Liberal Arts credits, and biology for my final distribution class.
I went to two concerts this month. I got to see one of my favorite bands, Saint Motel, again and I even got to help my friend (Julia) interview them for our school's radio station! I got to meet them again, sit in on the interview, and get early access to the venue (so we got right up in front of the stage for the show). It was just as amazing as when I saw them before and I can't wait to see them again! I also went to an Eagles concert the next day with my parents and their friend, Peter. I listened to them a lot growing up so it was so cool to hear their songs live. I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day!
Jeannie is the Daughter of RGNY Owners Patricia Ripley & Butch Grier