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Survival of the Fittest

pilates exercise machine!

A weight lifting belt is just another accessory. Try these new fitness finds on for size.

Reform
Opening today, The Studio (MDR) blends Pilates, cardio, and strength training on new SPX Megaformer machines, which offer more variations and smoother movement than previous Pilates-inspired contraptions.

Drink
The holidays bring one kind of liquid diet — now try another. Pressed Juicery delivers six sixteen-ounce juices every morning. Its hydraulic press extracts nutrients straight from the pulp to give you up to 400 percent more vitamins, minerals, and enzymes than regular juicers.

Chill
You thought you had to sweat it out to drop pounds but consider a carefully designed program of cold water plunges — they can increase circulation and blood flow, leading to weight loss. Let nutrition and fitness adviser/Olympic trainer Mark Harigian create a safe, tailored regimen to help you burn fat without so much as moving a muscle.

Poke
Like the idea of acupuncture but can’t stand the thought of needles? Try Carmen Navarro’s moxibustion treatment. An herbal mugwort mixture believed to keep you healthy (and alive for more than a hundred years) is placed on the longevity acupuncture points.

Eat
For those who prefer to chew, West Hollywood’s Fit Food has good-for-you meal programs for less than $30 a day (for in-store pickup or delivery). The custom program balances carbs, fat, and protein without using salt, sugar, or oil. There are even vegan and gluten- and dairy-free options.

Photo: FitnessOrlando / Flickr

LOCATIONS
Fit Food
7998 Santa Monica Blvd
@ N Laurel Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046
323-848-9545
Carmen Navarro
910 Via de la Paz
@ W Antioch St
Los Angeles, CA 90272
310-745-9518
330 W Washington Blvd
@ Via Dolce, unit b
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
424-228-4265
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