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Power and Posture Class at Prime

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by Prime

Prime Fitness and Personal Training presents a class entitled Power & Posture every Wednesday at 8:30am taught by Mia Hurst. Everyone is welcome, from those with mild, chronic pain, to those in high performance.

Power & Posture is a bodyweight program that trains the posterior chain muscles for maximum mechanical advantage, peak strength, and structural integrity and flexibility. It helps restructure movement patterns, heal injuries, improve game, and increase injury resistance. The results are a bodily structure designed for efficient and effective movement, at all times ready and equipped to respond with maximum results for a relatively minimal expenditure of energy.

Mia Hurst is a Master Instructor for Foundation Training. She strongly believes in the transformative power of physical and mental autonomy and sustainability.

Businesses Open During Construction at the New Monterey Center

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by PixelsMonterey

The New Monterey Center has started clean up and reconstruction on the former Martinizing building, home of American Burger, Pixels Graphic Design, Beck's Shoes, Mary Jane'z Novelties, Ooh La La Boutique, and Orchid Nails (all located on Lighthouse Ave between Irving and Prescott in Monterey). During this time, all of the businesses will remain open with regular hours - stop by and say hello!

New Wellness Center at Spa on the Plaza

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by SpaOnThePlaza

There is a big difference between superficial beauty and beauty from the inside out. We know this intuitively but our culture celebrates the young and beautiful which can make us feel inadequate. At Spa on the Plaza in Downtown Old Monterey, we understand true beauty is seen in the serenity of expression and in the clarity of one’s eyes. Beauty is a state of mind and not the standard reflected by the photoshopped models we see on the cover of magazines.

This sentiment is the underlying principle of Spa on the Plaza’s mission statement: “At Spa on the Plaza, we understand that your spa experience should nurture on many levels.”

Although these words may seem simple, they are implying that healing and well being happen on multiple dimensions. It is not just about an excellent massage or expensive potions, it is about the genuine smile of our employees, the beautiful and serene ambiance, the impeccable housekeeping, the relaxing music, and the delectable scent of essential oils wafting through the air.

We recently took this concept further; in January 2019 we opened the Wellness Center at Spa on the Plaza. We now offer women's workshops and detox programs because if one wants beauty from the inside out we need to pay attention to what we eat, what we do, what we think, and who we spend our time with. We invite you to view our Wellness Center Calendar on our website and encourage you to sign up early for these exciting workshops.

Spa on the Plaza is located at 201 Alvarado Street in Monterey. Join us for new beginnings and new friendships!

Signature Handcrafted Linen Wear at Lilify

Posted on September 16th, 2019 by Lilify

When Lilify creates our signature line of linen wear, we incorporate our belief in ethical best practices, our respect for fine fiber, and our love of silhouettes that are simultaneously relevant and timeless.

Our pieces are made out of 100% fine European sourced linen. Linen is a textile made from the fibers of flax. It is beloved for being a strong, absorbent and exquisite natural fabric. The quality and weight of the textile allows for garments that offer both a flattering drape and a lithe movement.

Our pieces are hand sewn locally by a team of three talented, dedicated garment makers. Colleen, Sarah, and Erin have been sewing their entire lives and approach their skill with passion and an artful care. We have an abundant stock of our styles, in many shades, available in the shop, located at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. In addition, we are able to have any piece, in any available color, constructed with a 2-3 week lead time. (We offer free shipping.)

Lilify designs our pieces to be classically elegant and informed by modern lines - refined and easy to wear. Our pieces are designed to make you feel the most "you" in all your endeavors – chic, straightforward, sophisticated, yet understated. We invite you to explore our collection on our website.

Meet Val Valdez, New Trainer at Prime

Posted on September 16th, 2019 by Prime

Prime Monterey welcomes the newest addition to our team, trainer Val Valdez! Contact Val through our website for more information or to make an appointment to work with her. Our studio is located at 191 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Val's background is in rehabilitation, physical therapy, weight lifting, and a deep understanding of how to get back to the exercises and the daily activities you love like walking, biking, gardening, and daily living. She's passionate about the education part of the workout. She’s delighted when, over time, her clients understand the importance of building muscle, when they feel good, energized, and sleep better...and it happens organically.

Val best serves those who have had pain and are trying to get back to function. possibly even those who are scared of movement. Her goal is to get them back to loving their bodies and feeling great. Whatever age or stage, Val will educate you on proper form and technique and gently push you out of your comfort zone with safe and effective exercises.

Spa on the Plaza: Fall Specials 2019

Posted on September 12th, 2019 by Spa on the Plaza

Spa on the Plaza is offering select autumn specials on our services. Please phone us at 831-647-9000 or visit our website for more information.

Mello Massage
$175 for 80 minutes
Our new Mello Massage uses pure essential oils from the cannabis plant. CBD is non-psychoactive and may reduce inflammation, pain relief from arthritis, and stiff joints. Our massage promotes deep relaxation.

CBD & Epsom Bath
$50 for 30 minutes
Extend your experience and indulge in a Epsom CBD private bath. You'll feel like you went on a vacation!...Read More

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, September 13-19, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON
Weekdays at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Brittany Forgler is a funny, likeable, 27-year-old hot mess of a New Yorker whose trashy nightclub adventures and early-morning walks of shame make her late for work every day. But when she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score Adderall, Brittany gets handed a series of diagnoses instead—elevated heart rate, high blood pressure … the list goes on. Suddenly forced to get a grip, Brittany laces up her Converse sneakers and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction - but is she on the right path? Watch the trailer.

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm

A musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Ronstadt insisted on following her musical instincts. Watch the trailer.

OFFICIAL SECRETS
Fri, Mon, Tues, Wed at 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:15pm
Thurs at 1:30pm, 4pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:15pm

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun, a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the US is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on UN Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. Watch the trailer.

VITA AND VIRGINIA
Weekdays at 4pm
Sat & Sun at 1:30pm, 4pm

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