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Squat to Straight Leg Balance Variation
Good for hamstring and calve stretch, and balance. 
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Squat to Straight Leg Balance Variation

Good for hamstring and calve stretch, and balance. 

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Ardha Matsyendrasana
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Christy Nones McKenzie
Start seated in an easy crossed leg position. Release one leg out in front and bend the knee, hugging the knee into the chest with the sole of the foot on the floor. Sit up tall and inhale the opposite arm (to the bent knee) up by the ear. Lengthen through the side waist and begin to twist through the belly as you hook the elbow to the outside of the knee, bringing the opposite hand to the floor behind the sacrum. Hold for 3 breaths, lengthening through the spine on the inhale and twisting deeply through the belly on the exhale as you continue to press the elbow against the leg. Return to center and switch sides. 
Good for shoulder, hip, neck and spine strength. 
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

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Ardha Matsyendrasana

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

Christy Nones McKenzie

Start seated in an easy crossed leg position. Release one leg out in front and bend the knee, hugging the knee into the chest with the sole of the foot on the floor. Sit up tall and inhale the opposite arm (to the bent knee) up by the ear. Lengthen through the side waist and begin to twist through the belly as you hook the elbow to the outside of the knee, bringing the opposite hand to the floor behind the sacrum. Hold for 3 breaths, lengthening through the spine on the inhale and twisting deeply through the belly on the exhale as you continue to press the elbow against the leg. Return to center and switch sides.

Good for shoulder, hip, neck and spine strength.

Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

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Isolated Lunge with Tricep Kickback
3 sets of 20 reps
Brad Plotkin
Start in a lunging position, knee is over the ankle, back leg extended. Whatever leg is forward, the opposite arm will perform the kickback. Grab a free weight anywhere between 5 and 20 lbs. Begin bending the elbow and raising the arm so bicep becomes parallel to the floor. Keeping elbow close to the body, kick the forearm back to straighten the arm, squeezing through the tricep muscle. Bend arm back in. That was 1 rep, continue on and challenge yourself to do 15-20 reps, then switch sides, lunging through opposite leg and kicking back with opposite arm.
Good for balance and tricep strengthening.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

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Isolated Lunge with Tricep Kickback

3 sets of 20 reps

Brad Plotkin

Start in a lunging position, knee is over the ankle, back leg extended. Whatever leg is forward, the opposite arm will perform the kickback. Grab a free weight anywhere between 5 and 20 lbs. Begin bending the elbow and raising the arm so bicep becomes parallel to the floor. Keeping elbow close to the body, kick the forearm back to straighten the arm, squeezing through the tricep muscle. Bend arm back in. That was 1 rep, continue on and challenge yourself to do 15-20 reps, then switch sides, lunging through opposite leg and kicking back with opposite arm.

Good for balance and tricep strengthening.

Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

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Charlie’s Angel
Liana Schmidt
3 sets of 20 reps 
Start standing, holding a medicine ball in line with the chest, arms out straight in front of you. Lunge forward with one leg, bringing the knee over the ankle to create a 90 degree angle. At the same time, twist through the belly towards the front leg, keeping the hips squared as you twist. Return back to center and step front leg back. Go for 15-20 reps on first side, then repeat on the other.
 Good for balance and core and leg strength.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

Standard Moves just launched new gifs with the help of PUMA! More info here

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Charlie’s Angel

Liana Schmidt

3 sets of 20 reps 

Start standing, holding a medicine ball in line with the chest, arms out straight in front of you. Lunge forward with one leg, bringing the knee over the ankle to create a 90 degree angle. At the same time, twist through the belly towards the front leg, keeping the hips squared as you twist. Return back to center and step front leg back. Go for 15-20 reps on first side, then repeat on the other.

 Good for balance and core and leg strength.

Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

The Standard Juice Cleanse - now available at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

The Standard Juice Cleanse - now available at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

Designing Your Wellness at The Standard Miami

Want to effectively make improvements in your overall wellness? The Standard Miami will be featuring Melissa Kaplan, a registered dietitian who has been in field of nutrition and wellness for over 13 years and is known for her counseling skills with active people. Melissa Kaplan has expertise in nutritional interventions (Stan’s version here) that can provide you with longer lasting energy, help to purify the body - ahem, another martini Stan? - and assist in delaying the aging process. You will learn how to create an eating plan that is right for you and your individual needs.

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The Standard Miami has been Graced…

Jennifer Grace Safina, the latest addition to the Intergrated Wellness Team at The Standard, Miami, has brought a fresh, new and extraordinary way to experience transformation.

The Creative Insight Journey that Jennifer Grace teaches is an 8 week class that comes from a Stanford University Masters degree course.She is known for her contagious enthusiasm and charm, has created a fun atmosphere to learn and explore.The Journey is all about self realization and the acquisition of practical tools to help navigate through life’s ups and downs. Jennifer Grace provides a myriad of ways for her students to experience many “aha” moments and powerful insights.

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The Standard Spa Retreat with April

April Martucci

Back to The Standard Spa, Miami Beach to teach her annual Memorial Day weekend Yoga Retreat, April Martucci, will take you on a one-of-a-kind Yoga journey. The weekend will be one of rejuvenation, bliss, and fun. April was named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine; she has a slew of A-list clients, and is the former Director of Yoga at the prestigious Reebok Sports Club/NY. Her signature style leaves you feeling grounded and elated and her music kicks ass!

The retreat package includes 3 night accommodation (breakfast and lunch included). Yoga Retreat Series with April Martucci including H2Om is Friday at 8:00 pm, and a 10% retreat discount on Spa Services. Single costs are $1,372, and Double costs are $1013.50 (shared occupancy, per participant). Call 305.673.1717 to schedule and reserve your retreat stay

(Source: clients.mindbodyonline.com)

Meet Lori

Lori Bell

Acupuncturist and Astrologist at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

Capricorn

Meet The Standard, Miami’s residential acupuncturist who sticks needles in peoples bodies all day long, makes you feel “stoned in the best way possible” and will maybe even let you know if your Capricorn boyfriend is a good match.

The Standard: How did you get into doing Acupuncture?

Lori Bell: I worked in fashion for a while and it had no soul. One day I went to a reading of a Taoist master and he kind of planted the seed. I went to him hoping to hear that I would fall in love and live happily ever after. Instead he told me to be an acupuncturist.

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MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES

As some of you already know, I just spent the past five days at the glorious Standard, Miami, swimming laps in the 80 degree saltwater pool overlooking the bay, getting my shoulders massaged by the 98 degree waterfall and then plunging into an ice cold bath to revitalize my perfect skin.  And yes, I did it all without spilling a drop of my martini.  It’s not a vacation for the faint of heart.

I would have loved to have seen you there, but unless you were a hotel guest, the chances would have been slim……until now!

The Standard Spa is now offering you the chance to become a member so you can take advantage of the spa, the wellness program and the pool whenever you would like.  You’re welcome!

You have two uber-glamorous options when joining…

The first is The Standard Club membership which includes:

  • Unlimited use of the Pool
  • Use of the Hammam and Gym 
  • $3 valet for members
  • 10% off of Food & Drink (martinis included)
  • 10% off of all Spa Services
  • Discounts on Hotel Rooms
  • Special Invitations to events at The Standard, Miami
  • Locker, Robe & Slippers upon availability

The second option is The Standard Wellness membership which includes:

  • All of the benefits of The Standard Club package, AND…
  • 12 Yoga, Boot Camp and Martial Arts classes each month

Can it get any more genius than that?  I don’t think so.  You get the pool, the extensive spa menu, yoga classes, martial arts, sunshine, gorgeous bodies AND you get priority access to The Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill helmed by Miami’s greatest chef to have ever lived, Chef Mark Zeitouni.

For more information and to purchase memberships, email Scott Hauser or call him on 786-245-0860.

See you poolside, Stan D’elovelies!!!

xoxo
Stan