Posted by The Frugal Diva on 1st April 2013
The Frugal Diva had a small set back in her workout plan. My gym closed for three months for remodeling and the nearest branch is just a little too far with parking a bit too difficult. It’s not their fault and I’m very excitedly looking forward to the fabulous new facility when it opens.
However what am I to do during this period. Exercise gives me confidence, chases away the blues, and makes sure that worries are left on the doorstep. I don’t workout enough to look much different but I do workout to feel better.
Lululemon surprised me with free yoga class on Sunday. It works like any other yoga class. Come in, roll out your mat, take class, roll up your mat, and go. It’s free and the one I took last Sunday had a very good routine with the instructor coming around to offer corrections for my downward dog. Plus check the calendar for additional treats when they have the time and the teacher. The gear is pricey however the you are under no obligation to buy and they have the occasional markdowns.
Now for runners, they have a weekly run club with all levels welcome! They even have stretching and refreshments afterwards. Meet new people, make sure that you are adhering to best practices, and run with company. That’s two ways to workout for free at one location. Use the store locator to see what’s happening at your local Lululemon.
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Posted by The Frugal Diva on 8th January 2012
How to build your business by being social the old fashioned way. Go out and meet people where you have interests in common. Activities where you are excited to participate will be better for you and your business.
Take a class. The Santa Monica Community College is still one of the great deals of all time. Fun classes in art, writing, and sailing. Classes to help you improve your job skills include computers and languages. This is a great place to do just a few classes or work towards an undergraduate degree.
Do a sport at your local park, join a gym or class, you will start meeting people that sweat near you. Try Power Yoga they have classes all day long and payment is by donation only.
Join your alumni group. They have them for everything – colleges, high schools, summer camps. Most universities are helping network alumni who are in job transition. Northwestern University has a great local club NU Club of LA (disclaimer, the Frugal Diva is on the board).
Help out a group you like. Volunteer at an animal adoption sanctuary such as St. Bonnie’s, teach people to read at the library, feed the homeless with Meals on Wheels. There are so many opportunities and the person they benefit most is you. Nothing makes us feel better then taking the time to forget our own problems and concentrate on others.
You will meet people, help others, and as a by product people will learn who you are and what you do.
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