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June 24th, 2013 No Comments
Mary Rambin Colin Kim Equinox Crew 2007

Equinox WeHo crew 2007

 

As I’ve said before, for me, SoulCycle isn’t enough of a workout to “stay in shape.”  Don’t get me wrong, the two and half month boot camp was physically fulfilling and killer (more than enough) for me.  In a regular workout regimen, SoulCycle 3-4 times a week is amazing if you can do it, but I still need more: yoga and heavy weights at least one time a week each.

Thankfully in LA, I can find both in an Equinox.  The weight areas are clean, the group fitness is ridiculously challenging, and the yoga is sublime. The question for me remains: which location do I join?  The one in Santa Monica near my house OR the WeHo location where I’ve been going to for a decade with all of my friends.

Our spinning crew (above) was a cult that followed Stacey, Colin, and Keith to the beat of the music BEFORE SoulCycle ever started. Kristin’s yoga class, which our group also continues to love, is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced. Her guidance has developed my practice, pushed my personal boundaries, and taken me to physical and mental places I never thought I would reach.  Can you say that about many yoga classes??

My little WeHo Equinox has exploded to be quite a scene, but I still love it. Plus, the more hard bodies in eyesight, the harder I work.

The commute to WeHo is 20 minutes, without traffic.

So, I’m going to give it a shot twice a week.  I can do that because I work for myself.  But I know others with very demanding jobs (Andy, that’s you!) that travel quite a distance to exercise.

If you love a particular workout, if you know there is nothing else like it, do you make the journey?  How far is that?  For you.  Is 10 minutes “far?” or do you need the gym to be within walking distance?  Will you make an effort for a studio you love?

As I’ve always said,  a good workout is more than just physical.  No matter what it is, you’ll have to pay in terms of money, time, and effort to do it.  Only you can assess the return.  And if the ROI is big, I bet you’ll make the trip.

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Photos from the bright side

April 8th, 2013 5 Comments

Mary Rambin text

First I want to say thank you for your sweet comments and letters of support for my broken heart. And while it’s still aching, I just want you to know I’m on the mend and living on the bright side of my new solo life.  If you follow me on twitter, facebook, and instagram, you actually know that by now :)

A lot of you said in your comments you really appreciated me sharing more of myself in that post.  Even on my side, it felt good sharing my emotions with you again.  If I’m more exposed, our interaction is so much more real, for both of us.  So, I’m going to do more of that…..and pray I don’t get torn to shreds.  I’m not sure I can survive another Gawker or GOMI era.  My thick skin has worn down, and I have no desire to build it up again.

At this point, I’ve been working hard on my own accord for the goals I set out on my vision board.  Job opportunities have been rolling in left and right.  It’s amazing what location will do for your business.  Funny how that slipped my mind while I was tucked away in the south for so long.  I also think putting my ambition out there for myself instead of my man really makes a difference.  So many things I have put on my vision board are becoming realities.

Coupled with work, I don’t think, I should say I KNOW, I’d have such a good attitude if it weren’t for my friends.  In my life I am so fortunate to have great friends.  Not just acquaintances, but people I trust and love unconditionally and get that in return from them.

LA overall was such a positive healing experience for me.  I hope I can say the same about NYC.

Mary Rambin leather jacket

Actually getting dressed in something other than spandex.

Mary Rambin and Andy Nemeth

Poppin’ caff with Andy

Mary Rambin and Ali Gordon

BFF day with Kitty

Mary Rambin bikiniRyan posing as statue

Pool day with Ryan

Mary Rambin and Amber

New wing-woman Amber

Mary Rambin and Otto Cedeno 2013

Trouble with Otto the birthday boy

Mary Rambin and Adam Senn

Lunch with model-slash-entreprenuer Adam

Mary Rambin and Mike Berman

Making things happen with @webjoe and Friday5 founder Mike Berman

Mary Rambin, Andy Nemeth, Ryan Farber

Getting to live with the two most positive people on the planet Andy and Ryan.

I woke up to their infectious smiles everyday and it made all the difference! I can’t thank you two enough.

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July 26th, 2009 No Comments

Hi MR CIMP!

Andy.  (He just got home from a day of shopping with friends.)

MR CIMP = Mary Rambin Cookies In My Purse.

There was a time when I always carried around my new favorite obsession cookie in my purse for a post-meal treat.

A few of my favorite quotes from him showing me his loot follow.  He NEVER shops anymore, so it’s fun to see him bask in his cotton glory.

July 26th, 2009 No Comments

No, it’s not supposed to be white, it’s “sidewalk.

Andy on his new James Perse v-neck t.  He has 1,000,000,000 v-necks from JP and American Apparel.

July 26th, 2009 No Comments

I must have sandpaper balls.

Andy on why he has to patch the crotch of all of his pants!  Which also leads to frequent panty purchases.

July 26th, 2009 No Comments

I skipped lunch at the Ivy so I could go back and flirt with him.

Andy has a new crush on the guy at Ralph Lauren.  Hence the new hoodie, jeans, and henley.

July 24th, 2009 No Comments

Join us for rose and Sprinkles to celebrate our new WeHo home. Loving the “outdoor space” which I can now refer to as a yard!