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2106 Pontius Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90025
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Center Gravity is the premiere training facility, nutrition center, and events space for movement arts located on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Nutrition and training programs for children and adults that bring together all practices of tumbling, dance, acrobatics, martial arts, strength/obstacle training, aerial arts, yoga, physical theater, and Parkour, that progress the beginner to professional.

 

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Center Gravity is the premiere training facility, nutrition center, and events space for movement arts located on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Nutrition and training programs offered for children and adults that bring together all practices of tumbling, dance, acrobatics, martial arts, strength/obstacle training, aerial arts, yoga, physical theater, and Parkour, that progress the beginner to professional.

Yoga. Raw. Love.

R. Jones Welsh

I thought it was normal to feel angry and exhausted. I thought emotions like this went hand in hand when working hard toward my goal of being a world class dancer and leader.

It wasn't until I read an article about over-training that I even realized I was doing more harm to my body then good.  I was gaining weight not due to muscle, but due to a hormonal imbalance from pushing myself.  My flexibility was decreasing even though I was consistently deep stretching.  I was burnt out.  (Click HERE for signs you may be over training)

This new awareness got me to launch a new kind of challenge.  A challenge of self love.  A challenge of trust and self care.  A challenge of shedding the weight of doubt and fear.  Please join me on this journey to the miraculous.  Together we will go on 21 love dates, we will meditate and practice daily yoga, we will eat holistic and healthy.  Together we will fly into our greatest health. 

Email me to join today!!

Peace and Blessings, Annie :)

How To Lose Weight While Traveling!

Anne-Marie Talmadge


1) Prepare Yourself Before You Go. I like to get my body prepped for vacation by shocking it. What I did to prepare was a 3 day Herbalife/Juice fast that included 1 protein meal a day. Getting myself used to a liquid diet helps me fight off all the hunger urges while on vacation. Not to mention cleaning your digestive system feels so good you don't want to put junk in it after. (Message me and I'll be happy to send you my exact plan for this 3 day cleanse)

2) Get A Room With A Kitchen. ITS WORTH IT. The biggest part of vacation is the meals you out and have no clue how they are prepared. I'm not saying avoid going out with friends. What I am saying is going to a restaurant isn't the only way to connect to people. I've enjoyed meeting colleagues at parks or taking yoga classes with friends. I promise that doing what keeps you in integrity with your health goals will be much more enjoyable then cheating every night.


3) Workout First Thing In The AM. If you don't have a gym, no problem. I often bring my jump rope with me. Just 15 minutes a day first thing in the morning and my mindset is already in a better place to stay on track.

4) Plan Your Luxuries. It's vacation for Gods sake. Enjoy yourself, but keep it within your calorie range. If I know I'm going to have a cheat meal, I plan it out. For example, I like asking the friend I'm meeting to tell me the best desert place they have in town and we go were they love. I take a few bites and savor a shared moment.
**also I like to plan healthy cheats as daily options when I'm on vacation. Instead of having a beer, I have a Kombucha. Instead of a pasta filled night, I have a slice of bread and almond butter. Just knowing its available and I'm not making myself "bad" for having it is a helpful tool in taking the desire out of eating everything. Whatever it is for you, get the best thing available and have a little serving a night.**

5) DONT FORGET YOUR HERBALIFE. Even if you have 1 shake a day it's there in the room reminding you that you are up to something. Keep on your plan. Your dream body is right around the corner.

(Not to mention Herbalife has so many products for food craving)

2 INGREDIENT BREAKFAST COOKIES

Anne-Marie Talmadge

CREDITING LAUREN AT THE BURLAPBAG.COM FOR THIS AWESOME RECIPE!

These cookies are amazing!!! I love them with 2 scoops Herbalife Formula 1 Sport Shake, PB2, and 2 scoops Protein Drink Mix for a thick sweet shake drizzle on top.  Not to mention it adds the needed protein to make these cookies a perfect breakfast!!

Two ingredients cookies. (Yes, you can add other things if you want… but you don’t HAVE to!)

Ingredients:

2 large old bananas
1 cup of  oats (quick or regular! if you use regular, we’d suggest chopping them a little so everything holds together better)

Mix those two together. Old bananas are amazing for this, but you can use fresh ones too. I buy a bunch of bananas, let them get old on my counter, and then stick ’em all in the freezer.

Then add in what sounds yummy to you! (or nothing!) We love:
-a handful of chocolate chips
-crushed walnut pieces
-cinnamon
-raisins

Since all bananas are different sizes, the needed measurements can vary. If it seems too runny and the cookies would flatten out too much, add in more oatmeal. And make sure to not add in TOO many mix-ins as the cookies won’t hold together very well. The ones in these photos have a handful of chocolate chips, a teaspoon or two or cinnamon, and 1/4ish a cup of crushed walnuts.

We made 16 cookies with those measurements. We cook them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes on a GREASED cookie sheet. Don’t forget the greased part…. I did once and had to scrub my pan forever.

HERBALIFE BANANA PROTEIN PANCAKES!

Anne-Marie Talmadge

HERBALIFE BANANA PROTEIN PANCAKES!

INGREDIENTS: 

4 scoops Herbalife Formula 1 Banana Caramel
4 scoops Herbalife Protein Drink Mix Vanilla
1 Egg
1-2 Cups of Water (depending on consistency.  Add more water to make mix thinner.)

HOW TO:

Mix all ingredients together. 
Cook on medium heat with light coconut oil spray.

READY TO EAT!  YUM! :)

 

Recipe of the Week: HERBALIFE CUPCAKE COOKIES!!!

R. Jones Welsh

 Herbalife Cookie Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS
2 Egg Whites
4 Scoops Herbalife Formula1 (flavor of your choice)
4 Scoops Herbalife Protein Drink Mix (flavor of your choice)
½ cup water (plus additional water for consistency)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Separate egg whites into a bowl
2. Add the Herbalife Formula 1 powder
3. Start by adding ½ cup of water and mix together, you may need to add more water until the mixture is a thick paste with all the powder dissolved.
4. Stir until smooth
5. Form into balls with spoon or hands, and add into cupcake tins or place directly onto a greased cookie sheet.
6. Place on a pan and bake at 285˚ for 12 minutes, or until a crust has formed.

PDF Recipe

Recipe of the Week: Healthy L.A. Ambrosia Bowl

R. Jones Welsh

Healthy L.A. Ambrosia Bowl

4 tbs. olive oil or ghee (clarified butter)

2 lbs. lean ground chicken or turkey

1 large red onion sliced

1 lb. broccoli slaw julienned

2 bunches parsley chopped

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp basil

1 tsp rosemary

salt to taste

pepper to taste


Sauté meat and onions with the olive oil in a large pot or wok for 10 minutes or until browned.  Add the broccoli, parsley, and spices and simmer until soft and cooked down for another 10 minutes.  Eat by itself or serve over quinoa or brown rice.

Recipe of the Week: Tofu Mushroom Stir Fry with a Kale Carrot Sweet Salad

R. Jones Welsh

Tofu Mushroom Stir Fry

4 tbs. olive oil

2 tbs. sesame oil or ghee (clarified butter)

½ onion minced

5 cloves of minced garlic

1 lb. sliced mushrooms

1 lb. Broccoli Florets and cubed stem

½ lb. Spinach

4 oz. Soy sauce

1 lb. cubed baked tofu

2 eggs

Pepper to taste

 

Sauté onions, garlic, and mushrooms with the olive oil and sesame oil in a large pot or wok for 10 minutes or until caramelized.  Add the broccoloi, spinach, and soy sauce and simmer until soft and cooked down for another 10 minutes. Add the tofu and crack the eggs directly into the stir-fry, stir until fully cooked and tofu is hot.  Eat by itself or serve over quinoa or brown rice.

 

Kale Carrot Sweet Salad

1 lb chopped kale

2 large grated carrots

2 cubed apples

12 oz. cherry tomatoes

1 handful of chopped almonds

1 handful of raisins

Balsamic vinaigrette to taste

(optional Sliced Hardboiled eggs)

 

Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. Add Balsamic vinaigrette or mix in a separate jar or bowl. Toss salad with dressing or serve dressing on the side.

Recipe of the Week: Red Chicken Bake in Tomato-Beet Sauce

R. Jones Welsh

Red Chicken Bake in Tomato-Beet Sauce

4 tbs. olive oil

½ Red onion minced

5 cloves of minced garlic

(optional 1 red pepper minced)

2 lbs. organic pastured chicken thighs, or tenders, or chopped breast

4 large beats cubed

1 can tomato sauce

1 can crushed tomato

1 can tomato paste

2 tbsp. Paprika powder

1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

 

Sauté onions, garlic, and optional red pepper with the olive oil in a medium pan for 10 minutes or until caramelized.  Pour into a deep tin or cake baking pan, place chicken on top, then around the chicken and the cubed beets and tomatoes.  Cover the chicken in tomato paste and the spices.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 min.  Serve with mixed vegetables or over kale.

Recipe of the Week: Scallops with Blueberry Ginger Sauce and Broccoli Kale Salad

R. Jones Welsh

Scallops with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

10-15 large scallops

5 oz. of ginger sliced

8 oz. pack of blueberries

In a medium pan, coat in oil and sear the scallops on high heat, turn over frequently.  In a separate small sauce pan put a little vegetable oil, ginger, and blueberries in and simmer on low.  When the scallops are browned on both sides and the blueberries are cooked down to a liquid, remove from heat and place scallops on serving plate and drizzle the sauce over them.

 

Broccoli Kale Salad

1 lb. Broccoli slaw

1 lb. chopped kale

½ lb. carrots julienned

¼ lb. purple cabbage chopped

1 cup slivered almonds

1 clove raw garlic minced

5 tbsp. olive oil

3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp. mustard

salt and pepper to taste

Combine the broccoli slaw, kale, carrots, cabbage, and almonds together in a large bowl. In a separate jar or bowl combine the garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper, mix thoroughly. Toss salad with dressing or serve dressing on the side.

New Classes ALL OVER L.A.

R. Jones Welsh

Hey Team!
I am so excited to be teaching again!
I am starting a full program of classes at various locations across L.A., from Downtown to Santa Monica.  Please check out this weeks class schedule below, which will be regular for the month of September with a few exceptions.
I have some personal health goals, including increasing 20 lbs. of muscle mass, iron cross on rings for 10 seconds, and some tricking kicks I’m working on.  I would love for you to join me for any and ALL.

KILLER SPECIAL = $5 per class!!!!! (includes shake or nutrition component!)

THE CLASSES

Monday 9/14
645-745am Sunrise Rooftop Yoga @ Piero1
800-845am Obstacle Strength & Acro @ Piero1
445-600pm 360 Acro Flow @ Motor Club
745-845pm Epic Yoga @ Motor Club

Tuesday 9/15
800-900am Strength @ Piero1
800-900pm Andrew Heffernan Fitness talk at Toluca Lake Tennis & Fitness Club (FREE but RSVP! andrewheffernan@aol.com)

Wednesday 9/16
200-400pm Acro and Strength @ Santa Monica Beach Green and Rings

Thursday 9/17
700-800am Strength @ Piero1
445-600pm 360 Acro Flow @ Motor Club

Friday 9/18
645-745am Sunrise Rooftop Yoga @ Piero1
800-845am Obstacle Strength & Acro @ Piero1

THE LOCATIONS

The Piero 1
616 St. Paul Ave./Los Angeles, CA 90017 (meet in Lobby or call 310-990-1147)

Motor Club - Active Nutrition
3268 Motor Ave. / Los Angeles, CA 90034 (meet at the shake bar or down the side alley)

Santa Monica Beach Green and Rings
Just South of the Santa Monica Pier at Marine Terrace ($2 short term parking at the end of Seaside Terrace and Appian Way)

Toluca Lake Tennis & Fitness Club (RSVP to andrewheffernan@aol.com)
6711 Forest Lawn Dr. / Los Angeles, CA 90068

If you have trouble finding any of these events, please call or text 310-990-1147

Recipe of the Week: Garlic Herb Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, and Lemon Broccoli Squash

R. Jones Welsh

Garlic Herb Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

 

2 lbs. organic pastured chicken thighs, or chopped breast

3 large sweet potatoes cubed

4 tbs. olive oil

6 cloves of minced garlic

2 tbsp. dried basil

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

 

Place chicken in a deep tin or cake baking pan, place cubed sweet potatoes around the chicken and cover in the olive oil and the rest of the spices.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 min.  Serve over quinoa or brown rice.

 

Lemon Broccoli Squash

 

1 medium onion sliced

4 cloves garlic

4 tbsp. olive oil

2 lbs. Broccoli chopped

1 lb zucchini squash sliced

1 lemon juiced

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

 

In a large pot or wok, sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil for 5 min.  Add the broccoli and zucchini, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until soft but crispy.  Remove cover and add lemon, salt, and pepper.  Stir thoroughly for 1 minute then turn off heat and serve.

Recipe of the Week: Red Pepper Chicken

R. Jones Welsh

Red Pepper Chicken

 

2 lbs. organic pastured chicken thighs, or chopped breast

4 red peppers chopped

4 tbs. olive oil

1 bunch fresh tarragon minced

5 cloves of minced garlic

2 tbsp. Paprika powder

2 tsp. Chili powder or minced chilies

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

 

Place chicken in a deep tin or cake baking pan, place chopped red peppers around the chicken and cover in the olive oil and the rest of the spices.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 min.  Serve over quinoa or brown rice.