CryoSpot: Heatin’ things up

Typically when I go to the Cryospot, its to cool down in the whole body Cryotherapy chamber but now they added a couple Infrared Saunas to their already amazing line up of recovery options. Now, if you know me then you are aware that I am not a fan and quite frankly a whimp when it comes to heat tolerance. When the owner Vic told me about the benefit’s of the sauna I agreed to give it a shot. After all, I am always excited to try out new things anyways.

So what is so special about this sauna? Well it uses a combination of chromatherapy lights and infrared heat. Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust the body’s vibrations to frequencies light colorsthat result in heath and harmony. This sauna has 12 colored light options that each poses frequencies of a specific vibration. Each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. You can have the lights cycle through all the colors or select a specific color with the remote from within the sauna. An infrared sauna feels milder than a traditional sauna therefore you are able to stay in the sauna for a longer session of 40 min. The infrared sauna’s heat ability to warm at a cellular level allows for a much more beneficial sweat sesh.

Benefits also include:

  • 7X more detoxification than normal sweating
  • Aids in weight loss, burning as many calories as a 2 mile run (ummm #yasss )
  • Proven skin purification relieving acne eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions, and cuts
  • The soothing therapeutic heat promotes relaxation & stress relief
  • Aids in pain management, relieving sore muscles/joints, and healing soft tissue and muscle injuries.
  • Helps lower high blood pressure over time maintaining heart health


Each of the saunas are located in a private room where you can lock the door for peace of mind because you are not going to want to wear any clothing. I chose to go in my sports bra and panties because I was documenting the experience but they were drenched by the time I was done. If you are going to wear any type of clothing inside I would highly recommend bringing a plastic bag to put damp clothes in and a change of clothes. They provide clean towels, a clean bath mat inside the sauna, and a TV. You can also play music over the speakers from your phone but the Netflix, Cable, and Hulu keep me preoccupied! Your session can be anywhere form 30-40 min depending on your tolerance.

IR Room

Overview of process


  • Drink at least 20oz of water
  • Eat a light snack 30-60 min prior


  • The infrared heat will warm up your core temperature 2-3 degrees, which causes a array of health benefit’s
  • You are able to adjust the heat/lights to your choosing
  • I always bring a water bottle in there with me


  • Refresh  with a towel
  • Hydrate



Overall I did really well with the heat and managed to relax (and take and embarrassing amount of selfies) but the last 10 min was when I started pouring out sweat! One of the things a love about the Cryospot is their cleanliness and when it comes to saunas this is so key! I have been traumatized by the ones at the gym but Cryospot has restored my faith. The glass was doors were spotless and the wood in the sauna was well kept and overall the unit felt clean to be in.

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Leave Your Excuses Behind: Get Right Fitness Apparel


I came across Get Right Apparel on Instagram one night and decided to learn more about them for a couple reasons. One being they are based locally out of OC California and another reason being what they represent and the story behind it.

“Get Right is a brand who’s goal is to help remind people to leave those excuses behind that life can fill in your heard and stay focused on achieving your goals”

IMG_8316.JPGThey represent those who are dedicated to work hard whether its at work or the gym and don’t care about about the little things that don’t matter. They are a brand for people who wake up everyday and know they need to get things done! Whether it be in a gym or going to school or work etc. Get Right is a brand who’s goal is to help remind people to leave those excuses behind that life can fill in your head and stay focused on achieving your goals


 David Eufracio is the founder and owner of the brand which he started after he decided to overcome a challenge in his life. David used to weigh 330 lbs and he started waking up everyday with pain in his chest and struggled to get through his daily activities without feeling exhausted. This was a real low point for him in his life and he decided it was time for a change! He started eating right going to the gym daily and now he is at 265 lbs! He suffers from a disc disease so everyday is a struggle with weight training and running but he gets it gets it done!
Get Right came as result from his days as a football and track coach at Burn Park High School. They would get kids complain all the time about little things like “I can’t do this or that or I’m messing up in class for these reasons” and it was something he started telling them “to get right”. My favorite quote from David was “people always put excuses in front of themselves and that’s the main reasons their goals fail!”.
“Our main goal is to motivate people to live a better life in fitness, health, and overall we want to build a community of followers who want to get better each be everyday! Some people think that motivational videos or pictures can make some one get up and move but my belief is you don’t always need those if you build a lifestyle of motivation and by that I mean living the motto Get Right not just talking about it actually being about it and that’s pretty much all I have I hope it’s good enough.”
– David Eufracio, Founder


I will work only with brands who represent the same core values as me. I believe that there is this stigma around fitness brands for the everyday person and a lot of people see all these other brands and feel that intimidation how they feel like they can’t go into a gym without feeling pressure to look and act a certain way. They feel they can’t just workout and build on their goals without being judged. That’s where Get right feels they are different they want to work to build a community around the focus that all that matters is you working hard to achieve your goals.

I am excited to watch them grow and wish David the best of health and strength as he continues on his fitness journey! As they expand they will also continue to post recipes, expand product offering, share motivation info , and fitness tips here on their website!

Center Street Farmers Market: My Findings

I moved to Anahiem in October last year and I have been slowly exploring local shops and  finding new things to do downtown. My favorite place to walk around is a couple blocks away from my apartment in downtown Anahiem off of Center street in The Center St Promenade . I recently discovered that there is a Famers Market every Thursday from 11 AM to 4pm. At the event you will find live music, local grown produce, delicious food,  crafts, local business vendors and much more.

The original Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers’ Market was established in 1995 and it is a place where consumers can buy directly from certified California growers. It is a not for profit organization that focuses on community outreach. Proceeds from the Downtown Anaheim CFM supplement community events in Downtown Anaheim, such as the quarterly Art Crawl Experience, the Flag Day Celebration (June) and the Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Village (December).

Last week I spent the afternoon walking up and down the market talking to a couple local vendors and learning about their business and how they got started. I wanted to share a few of my findings!

First stop: The Poisoned Apples- Hand Craft Caramels

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This stand is located on the East Side of Center street. Here you will find owners Jeff and Lisa Wallace who make some decadent sweet and salty treats you must try if you have a sweet tooth. From hand crafted caramel chocolate covered apples to handmade shortbread, their treats are all gourmet goodness. Customers say that their treats are “Dangerously Delicious” and it couldn’t be more true. When you taste them, you will crave them and want to try more and more of their flavors. You have been warned!

Their business came into fruition when Lisa decided to make her hand crafted treats for their wedding. After that Lisa was able to grow her passion and expanded to ETSY   and started to sell more and more at local farmers markets. They now have been selling online for years and offer custom orders and you can even have them create favors for you wedding or event!

My favorite was the dark chocolate shortbread caramel. If you like TWIX brand candies, this is like that but so much more.  Inside the Carmel piece, you have a buttery shortbread with a thick layer of gooey caramel which is encased inside smooth and rich dark chocolate and my favorite touch- its topped with black sea salt. Make sure to check them out and grab a couple extra treats for a friend!

Second stop: Scoundrel’s Sweets & Suds

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Laura is the founder of Scoundrel’s Sweets & Suds. They make small batch, hand crafted artisan soaps, health & beauty products, and candies. Laura has been in the industry almost 2 years and has a passion for what she does. Laura is self taught and first started making soap when she was looking for a soap that would help sooth her eczema. Her soaps are made with all natural ingredients and aromatic essential oils. She currently grows her own lavender and as her business expands her hopes are to buy more land so she can grow more herbs for her product.


I took home a couple of bars and my favorite was the activated charcoal bar. Activated charcoal has been getting a lot off attention lately as used in acne products to draw out impurities, heal pimples, and prevent further breakouts. My skin felt so refreshed and soft after using her bar.


Next Up: Eco Yardscapes

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At the farmers market I met President and Designer for Eco Yardscapes Brendan Dellerba who had a beautiful display of succulents and other items. Everyone has been going a little bit crazy for succulents this past year, including myself. From wedding decorations to coffee table accessories,  lets face it, I am a obsessed with these little guys!

Eco Yardscapes is based out of Costa Mesa and they specialize in creating unique handcrafted planter and terrariums. Ecco Yardscapes is proud to be growing the majority of their succulents themselves which keeps the look unique and a lower cost to customers!

my plant

New succulent on my patio from Ecco Yardscapes


Their booth was pretty busy throughout the day but Brendan was more than able to answer all my questions about succulents  and it might be because he has B.S. Ornamental Horticulture! I admit, I am guilty of killing a couple of plants in the past that I bought from the grocery store but I found out after talking with Brendan they my succulents died because I was a bit too generous with the water! Confident and armed with new knowledge, I took home a new little guy which is  Echeveria ‘Perle! With this purchase, like all purchases when you work with their company, he promised me that if i had any issues he’d be there for me!

Check out the variety they have here




The people behind it all + More Events in Downtown Anahiem:

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On my way out I saw a gentlemen standing in the booth smiling and waving to visitors. I decided to stop and chat for a bit and I learned about how the Center Street farmers market was started and their plans to grow the community outreach program!



  1. Farmers Park Market is relaunching this May, 2016, at Anaheim Packing District. This fresh Southern California certified farmers’ market will take place on Fridays from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and is right next door to the historic Anaheim Packing House.




yogainthepark.png The Yoga Mat Studio – This is the local studio that i visit all the time and i love it! Free community classes on Saturdays at 12pm from January 9th till April 30th, 2016. These are donation based classes and subject to cancellation on rainy days and other bad weather – please check our schedule for cancellations before heading out!


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