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Bar Method West LA/ バー メソッド West LA

April 1, 2015

Bar Method Uses the Ballet Barre

Bar Method Uses the Ballet Barre

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time for new life, new energy and new growth. Change up your humdrum workout routine with something challenging and exciting. Bar Method offers guests a unique, muscle-building workout in Sawtelle Japantown.

Bar Method has reached wide popularity for creating more than just a new body. The total experience allows you to work hard for long, lean muscles, as well as strengthen your mind and improve your self-confidence. Founder Burr Leonard designed the empowering workout. It incorporates the Lotte Berk Method and knowledge from physical therapists.

Instructor Kim Hoy Demonstrating the Flat Back Exercise

Instructor Kim Hoy Demonstrating the Flat Back Exercise

Bar Method targets muscles that play a huge role in changing your body. Working those muscles intensely, and yet safely, will result in long-term changes that give you a new self-image and respect for your body. If you want to slim down, check out the fast-paced class that uses interval training to maximize caloric burn. Even after the class, your body will be burning energy and fat stores to help sculpt that lean body you crave.

Reverse Push Ups Tone Your Triceps

Reverse Push Ups Tone Your Triceps

The class works in a specific order, with each section of the classroom designated for a different group of muscles. The workouts are a blend of toning and elongating muscles that create an aerobic experience and strengthen your heart. Bar Method is popular because of its benefits and accessibility. You don’t have to be a certain size or level of fitness to see results from the workout. It’s inclusive to a wide range of body types and ages, so you’ll never feel left out because you’re not quite like everyone else. The classroom environment is friendly and encouraging, as people of all types come together to improve their health.  You will need to wear socks in class.

Ballet Type Moves

Ballet Type Moves

The Sawtelle Bar Method location opened in 2003 and was the second studio in the country and the first ballet barre studio in Southern California. With over 80 locations now, Bar Method has become a national sensation, and it was named Los Angeles’ best workout by KCAL Nine on the Town in 2004. Stars like Drew Barrymore, Kyra Sedgwick, and Jennifer Aniston have used Bar Method and rave about the benefits.

So check it out for yourself. We’d love to hear your feedback after a workout at Bar Method. Leave a comment below to share your story!

バー メソッド West LA

新シーズン到来しました。今まで   のエクササイズを少しチャレンジングなレベルに上げませんか?SawtelleJapantown Bar Method は筋力をつけたい方にはユニークで最適な場所です。Bar Methodでわ細長い筋肉の新しい体を作るだけではなく心を強くし自信をもてるようになるということで幅広く人気が出ました。

クラスには厳格な順序があり各々の筋肉用の違うクラスルームがあります。バレー用のバーを使いトーニング、筋肉伸ばし運動によりエアロビック運動と心臓強化運動が行われ体がブルう程チャレンジングでもあります。

Sawtelle BarMethodは2003年に全国2軒目、南カリフォルニア初めてのスタジオとして始まりました。現在は80軒と発展し全国的なセンセーションとなりました。Drew Barrymore, Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Aniston 等の有名人もその効果を雑誌などで語っています。

ご自身で体験し感想を お知らせ下さい。

Outside of Bar Method

Outside of Bar Method

Bar Method is located at:

1950 Sawtelle Blvd #110, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (Inside the Westside Health Center Building)

(310) 481-0005

www.barmethod.com

Hashimoto Nursery / 橋本植木屋

March 22, 2015

Outside of Hashimoto Nursery

Outside of Hashimoto Nursery

Large Selection of Flowers, Plants, Moss, and Trees

Large Selection of Flowers, Plants, Moss, and Trees

Hashimoto Nursery

Walk into Hashimoto Nursery and you are immediately transported into a state of Zen.  A wave of calmness will overcome you as realize that you have found a hidden gem in Sawtelle Japantown.

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Succulents

Succulents

In addition to carrying typical Japanese plants, the nursery has an amazing selection of plants.  They range from flowers, mosses, vegetables, fruit trees, herbs and all types of succulents.  Not to mention gardening supplies, and a plethora of beautiful pots.  The nursery is organized in a way that makes it really easy to navigate throughout the space.  But the true draw to the nursery is its rich history, and its Japanese and Asian plants.

Colorful Pots

Colorful Pots

Japanese Maple Tree

Japanese Maple Tree

History of Hashimoto

Hashimoto Nursery was the retail business idea of four Japanese brothers.  One of the brothers settled in the Sawtelle area around 1928, which was then a burgeoning Japanese community.  Realizing an opportunity, he summoned his other three brothers to join him and together they opened the O.K. Nursery.  Years later, the name was changed to Hashimoto Nursery.

The nursery in located in Sawtelle Japantown.  80 years and 3 generations later, Hashimoto Nursery is still family owned and operated, providing quality plants and friendly service to the Westside.

Herbs and Lettuce

Herbs and Lettuce

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Hashimoto Nursery       橋本植木屋

ウエストサイド真ん中の歴史的な街Sawtelle Japantownにある植木屋さん橋本はいちばん古くて大きな植物の小売店です。お店に足を入れると禅の世界へ吸い込まれるようです。静けさとともにSawtelle Japantownで隠れたお庭を見つけた事に気ずくでしょう。

典型的な日本植物以外にも驚くほど沢山の植物があります。お花、苔、野菜、フルーツの木、ハーブ、あらゆる緑濃い木等。ガードニング用品やポットも沢山あります。店内は見やすく動きやすいようになっていています。

橋本植木屋の歴史

橋本植木屋は4人兄弟のアイデアで出来た小売店です。1928年頃兄弟の一人がSawtelle に定住しました。当時Sawtelleは丁度日本人コミュニティの芽が出始めていました。他の3人兄弟に来てもらい協力してOKナーサリーを開店。後に橋本ナーサリーと改名し80年間三世代ウエストロスアンジェルスでファミリービジネスとして現在も質の良い植木とフレンドリーなサービスをウエストサイドに提供しています。

Hashimoto has Its Own Parking Lot

Hashimoto has Its Own Parking Lot

More photos of Hashimoto Nursery can be found on our Facebook Page.

Hashimoto Nursery is located at:

1935 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 473-6232

www.hashimotonursery.com

Hours of Operations:

Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 4:30pm