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The ZenFitness30 Method
Vionic has partnered with integrative medicine practitioner Dr. Jim Nicolai and fitness expert Juliet Kaska to bring you ZenFitness30, a 30-minute workout designed to energize your mind, body and spirit. This invigorating program is a great way to begin your day, and can serve as a complement to your existing routine.
Juliet begins the program with active stretches designed to lengthen you like a dancer, develop your core like a Pilates Pro, get your heart pumping like an athlete and calm you like a Yogi. Juliet’s portion of the ZenFitness30 will leave you both energized and grounded, seamlessly guiding you into a breathwalk exercise by Dr. Jim Nicolai. Dr. Nicolai draws from an ancient Kundalini yoga technique in his breathwalking practice, emphasizing movement as a vehicle for meditation. Mastering control of your breathing can help to quiet the mind and limit distraction, while remaining mobile deepens the connection to the body.
About Juliet Kaska
Juliet Kaska is a member of the Vionic Innovation Lab. She is trained and certified in multiple disciplines, making her workout programs both diverse and innovative. She is certified as a Second Generation Master Pilates Teacher and has received dual-certification as a personal trainer from the American Council on Exercise and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Juliet also trained with Yoga guru Dharma Mittra.
As one of the country's leading celebrity trainers, she has worked with Kerry Washington, Pink, Gerard Butler, Stacy Keibler, Kate Walsh, Ali Larter, Sting, and numerous models including Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge.
About Dr. Jim Nicolai
Dr. Jim Nicolai has a special interest in whole-person medicine, addressing patients as mental and emotional beings, energetic and spiritual entities, and community members, as well as physical bodies. His expertise is in combining conventional medicine with the intelligent use of complementary and alternative therapies, including herbs and other botanicals, vitamins and supplements, nutritional counseling, lifestyle management and stress reduction. He is a board-certified family practitioner and a graduate of the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona in Tucson, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil.
ZenFitness30 in Action
In October 2015, Juliet Kaska and Dr. Nicolai led two 30-minute classes demonstrating the new ZenFitness30 method for health and wellness editors and experts.