Victoria Popoff – Modestoview https://www.modestoview.com The Independent Guide to the Modesto Area Since 1997 Sun, 02 Aug 2020 16:59:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 87300716 WellnessView – Positive in Negative Times https://www.modestoview.com/wellnessview-positive-in-negative-times/ Sun, 02 Aug 2020 15:46:23 +0000 https://www.modestoview.com/?p=23289 WellnessView By Victoria Popoff What’s there to be positive about in a world of NO? Uncertainty leads to anxiety, stress and feelings of overwhelming emotion. The unknown, and loss are traumatic and heavy. Here are some ways you can boost your mood, naturally. Science shows being around positive, happy people is contagious. We can socially […]]]>

WellnessView
By Victoria Popoff

What’s there to be positive about in a world of NO?

Uncertainty leads to anxiety, stress and feelings of overwhelming emotion. The unknown, and loss are traumatic and heavy.

Here are some ways you can boost your mood, naturally.

Science shows being around positive, happy people is contagious. We can socially distance and still get those vibes… or even virtually. Anyone who inspires you? Tune in, listen, feel their happiness and let it effect you.

Go for a walk. Increase your vitamin D. Connect with nature. Take yourself away from your screens. Love the body you are in. Let endorphins kick in, and feel the natural high.

Drink more water. It is a natural detox. It will cleanse the body, organs and blood. Up your hydration for better sleep, decreased feelings of stress and grounding.

Walk barefoot in the grass. This reminds us what it feels like to be a child, It gives us a grounding sense. Think back to happy memories in your youth outdoors while your toes are in the grass.

Digital detox. Pick up a book. There is something about opening a book, and hearing the pages turn that is soothing,

Muting social media accounts that cause you stress. Did you know there is a “mute” button? It’s true! You don’t have to unfriend anyone, just can temporarily mute them so you don’t have their content show up in your feed. (instagram- account – following – mute)

Tune in to a virtual fitness session. There are so many online these days. Did you know I teach feel good Pilates on Thursdays on the ModestoView Facebook page at 10am & 4:30pm? There are 30 sessions recorded already.

Tell people who have impacted you that you appreciate them. Verbal affirmation feels good for you to say it and for them to hear it.

Try meditation. Online, app-based, or just slow deep breathing can lower your heart rate and give you a feeling of control and stability.

Hug your family members, rub their shoulders, brush their hair. Did you know this a natural stress reducer? Physical affection is shown to lower cortisol levels.

Be creative. Paint, draw, mold clay, build, even grab your kid’s Legos or Play Dough. Being a kid again and using your creativity will draw on different parts of your brain, creating some nice feel good chemicals firing in your body.

Watch funny movies. Laughter is good medicine. It heals the body and mind to laugh.

Rest more. Nap if you can. Go to bed a bit earlier. Play relaxing music to soothe yourself to sleep. Add essential oils to your pillows or a diffuser in your room.

Have a pet? Spend quality time with your loved animal. Caring for an animal is a huge benefit to stress reduction and gives us a sense of purpose. Many shelters were emptied during quarantine. Is it time to adopt another?

Write down the things you are grateful for. You have them, I promise. Then tape it to your fridge. Remind yourself that good exists, you just need to look.

Know this chapter of uncertainty is temporary. You WILL get through this. I’d love to hear from you on how you are keeping a positive mindset.
DM me on any social media platform – Victoria Popoff

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WellnessView – Virtual Fitness https://www.modestoview.com/wellnessview-virtual-fitness/ Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:56:06 +0000 https://www.modestoview.com/?p=22749 WellnessView By Victoria Popoff Local Virtual Fitness This one hits home for me. As an owner of a small fitness studio in Modesto, I know the realities for so many of my fitness entrepreneurs locally. This pandemic has forced closures and created 180* changes with the fitness world. Many of us are not tech savvy, […]]]>

WellnessView
By Victoria Popoff

Local Virtual Fitness

This one hits home for me. As an owner of a small fitness studio in Modesto, I know the realities for so many of my fitness entrepreneurs locally. This pandemic has forced closures and created 180* changes with the fitness world. Many of us are not tech savvy, are not into social media, and have never filmed a workout. Talk about a pivot.

Equipment is nearly impossible to purchase, no gyms or studios are open, and we are met with a few options –

-Self starter, go for walks, bike rides, workout solo or with family

-Workout online in a pre-recorded class at your own time

-Workout LIVE online at a scheduled time

-Do nothing and wait

Zoom, Facebook Live, Youtube, Instagram Live, home workouts with minimal equipment, Skype, virtual private training sessions, group classes, audio and visual improvements, camera and lighting skills and more. The virtual world has been inundated with healthy movement!

Imagine a dance class in your living room, bootcamp in your backyard, or a relaxing yoga session on your patio. Private, personal and LOCAL instructors and owners are being creative with these sessions, with live sessions.

Need equipment? Some of our studios have rented our equipment to use at home during this time. Indoor spin bikes, weights, and many other pieces. Virtual classes range from donation based to $15 to take a single class, and $59-100/month to take unlimited classes. Many are offering a week or more to trial the virtual sessions. Most these studios use the MindBody app to book virtual sessions, or you can find their contact info below. All studios located in Modesto unless otherwise noted. (At time of this article, some studio information was not available)

Yoga/Meditation/Stretch

Agape Flow – agapeflowstudio.com

Dharma Yoga – dharmayogamodesto.com

Elevate – bit.ly/elevatevirtual

Excel Yoga (Ripon) – kim@excel.yoga<mailto:kim@excel.yoga> or 209-208-4144

I am Yoga (Turlock) – iamyogastudio.com

Koru Yoga (Oakdale) – bit.ly/virtualkoru

Sukha – Download the MindBody App

Village Yoga – villageyogacenter.com

Warrior Yoga (Turlock) – warrioryogaturlock.com

York Orthopedic Recovery – yorkorthopedicrecovery.com

Bootcamp/Cross Training

ABC Fitness (Turlock) – abdfitnessco.com

Body Best Fitness (Turlock) – bodybest.fit

Core Fitness – corefitnessmodesto.com

Evolve Fitness – evolvemodesto.com

Fuel Fitness – bit.ly/fuelfitness

Get Fit – download the Mindbody App

ILava Fitness (Ripon) – Instagram @iLava_fitness

Muvz Fitness – miasandoval.net/virtual-classes

OrangeTheory – Instagram @otfmodesto

Venus Fitness – download the Mindbody App

W Fitness (Ripon) – wfitness.net

Pilates/Barre/Dance

Alegria Performing Arts Academy (Turlock) – alegriaballroomdance.com

Barre Defined (Turlock) – bit.ly/barreathome

Oakdale Pilates Studio (Oakdale) – download the MindBody App

RE:Form Pilates – studioVtv.com

Releve (Ripon) – relevepilates.com

Ripon Academy of Dance (Ripon) – ripondance209.com

Studio Joy (Ripon) – Download the MindBody App

Studio V Pilates & Fitness – download the MindBody App

The Denn – Download the MindBody App

Tribe Pilates Studio (Hughson) – bit.ly/tribepilates

The Studio (Turlock) – carrie@stayfitstudio.com<mailto:carrie@stayfitstudio.com>

Boxing

Dynamic MMA – dynamicmma@sbcglobal.net<mailto:dynamicmma@sbcglobal.net>

Indoor Cycle

Ride 209 (Manteca) – bit.ly/ride209

Surge Cycling Studio (Oakdale) – Stef@surgecyclingstudios.com<mailto:Stef@surgecyclingstudios.com>

If you have ever THOUGHT about trying out a studio in our area, this might be your perfect time. No awkwardness of attending a first class with other people who know what they are doing, no huge entrance fees, and you are supporting a business that has had a huge loss of revenue.

I’d love to hear from you! Find me on Instagram or Facebook – @VictoriaPopoff

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Creating Positivity https://www.modestoview.com/creating-positivity/ Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:01:15 +0000 https://www.modestoview.com/?p=22589 Creating positivity During Trying Times By Victoria Popoff It’s no surprise that many of us have had to PIVOT very quickly to change how we operate our business. I know for myself, the ability to deliver workouts at Studio V has become 100% virtual, even personal training sessions. Many of my fitness entrepreneurs were put […]]]>

Creating positivity During Trying Times
By Victoria Popoff

It’s no surprise that many of us have had to PIVOT very quickly to change how we operate our business. I know for myself, the ability to deliver workouts at Studio V has become 100% virtual, even personal training sessions. Many of my fitness entrepreneurs were put in a position to change the way they delivered services as well. Get Fit is a locally owned fitness studio that started delivering live workouts to clients, as well as many other studios, in a moments notice. If you ever thought about joining a studio, now may be the time to get a feel for these facilities without ever having to step foot inside.

Angela Castro, owner of Threads Consignment Boutique relies on clients bringing inventory to re-sell at her high-end consignment shop. She changed her modality once she closed, and now is selling items primarily on Instagram, utilizing Instagram story. She is doing pickups from your porch, as you find yourself cleaning out your closets during the self-quarantine.

Many restaurants are doing to-go food orders, even including wine and cocktails with delivery straight into your trunk upon arrival. Family style ordering has become popular in these times too. Even restaurants that aren’t even officially open are offering pick up food delivery, like W Stuart C. Steakhouse with fresh meat cuts on a weekly pickup. Go Fresh meal prep is doing delivery to your doorstep.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) turned all their in-person workshops into online ZOOM webinars, at no cost to consumers. Marketing, social media, video content, loans, and more, are all now on free webinars. The amount of virtual classes, distance learning, trainings and online programs has become the way of our future. Many of us will realize the virtual meeting space will make attending board meetings much easier.

Local PMZ real estate agent, Danny McPhail started hosting virtual home tours for potential buyers online and through instagram. DJ Invisible, has been doing “live” DJ shows on Instagram, which are pretty fun to dance around the house to. Anything to increase our movement and endorphins!

Personal connection now more than ever is in high demand. Facetime, zoom, Instagram live and social media are being utilized more than ever before. Maybe it’s time to get out your bike, write a letter, or call your friend from college. How are you connecting with others? I’d love to hear about how your business has altered its way of operations in response to COVID19.

Find me on Instagram or Facebook, See you in the virtual world! @victoriapopoff

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Valentine’s View – Valentines for Single People https://www.modestoview.com/valentines-view-valentines-for-single-people/ Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:26:17 +0000 https://www.modestoview.com/?p=22343 Valentine’s View Valentines for the Single People By Victoria Popoff When we were in elementary school, we’d exchange Valentines Day cards and treats to everyone in our class, giddy with excitement. It was a day to celebrate friendship, your peers and what innocent love looked like. When we all got older, it morphed into a […]]]>


Valentine’s View

Valentines for the Single People
By Victoria Popoff
When we were in elementary school, we’d exchange Valentines Day cards and treats to everyone in our class, giddy with excitement. It was a day to celebrate friendship, your peers and what innocent love looked like.

When we all got older, it morphed into a day to celebrate romantic love with the one we chose. It became more pressure to present your loved one with red roses, chocolates, gifts and expensive dinners.

But, what do all the single people do on Valentines? Some choose Ben & Jerry’s in dark depression over their independence, and some celebrate their freedom with friends. So, fear not! Here are some ideas to utilize during this season of love.

In a recent Instagram poll, most women stated if they were single on Valentines, they would create a date with their friends e.g. “Galentines” or with their children. They would celebrate their freedom, and ability to love on their friends, children and peers. It ranged from board games, Rosè tasting, dinner together at home, to cheesy movies and treats.

Most men polled stated they went about their day unaffected.

There are lots of things going on around Modesto to embrace our single community!

Bookies – Speed Dating – Thursday, Feb 13

Blades & Bottles – Thursday, Feb 13 – a singles night hosted by Madden, 95.1 KHOP host
Gather your gang and join in on the “Onesie Bar Crawl” in Modesto, hitting all the local hot spots. Feb 15

Take a fitness class with your friends! Grab a workout at Orange Theory and a healthy drink at Nektar, the new smoothie bar.

Grab a ticket to the live music of Sankofa Theatre: Seven Gutairs at the Gallo Center. Feb 14-16
Take a spa day, get a facial or massage to destress and pamper yourself.

If you can’t find something to do, to celebrate the independence you have, create something! Invite your friends over, feel grateful for friendships and toast to that!

Reach out! I’d love to hear about your Valentine’s ideas and solutions!

Victoria Popoff
IG @VictoriaPopoff
Twitter @VictoriaPopoff

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WellnessView – This is going to be YOUR year https://www.modestoview.com/wellnessview-this-is-going-to-be-your-year/ Wed, 01 Jan 2020 17:48:32 +0000 https://www.modestoview.com/?p=21972 WellnessView by Victoria Popoff 2020. This is going to be YOUR year. New Year, New Me! How many times have you said that as a new year has approached? We all want some type of change; less clutter, less debt, less stress, more sleep, better health, more vacation. Sound familiar? So how does REAL change […]]]>


WellnessView
by Victoria Popoff

2020. This is going to be YOUR year.
New Year, New Me! How many times have you said that as a new year has approached?
We all want some type of change; less clutter, less debt, less stress, more sleep, better health, more vacation. Sound familiar?
So how does REAL change happen? Change that at the end of 2020, we look back and feel great about our accomplishments?

60% of us make resolutions and research shows only 8% of us actually achieve it. Change is hard, and we start with your big goal. Write it down. You want less clutter in your home? Thats not a one-day goal. De-cluttering your home is going to take time, Think about every drawer, cabinet, closet and garage. You have to break down each section, allow time, and schedule it accordingly. Any goal we want has a few elements: organization, time, scheduling, and priority. You need a plan to successfully accomplish any goal. Hence why, just writing down a resolution, without a plan, is not enough and only 8% of resolution makers actually accomplish it.

So, the top three changes people usually make at the new year, are as follows:

Eat Healthier
Exercise more
Lose Weight

Start with your total goal. How can you measure the goal? A percentage of body fat lost? A better HDL cholesterol number? More visits to the gym? How will you track it? Quarterly physicals? An app that you log and track your journey? A monthly check-in with your personal trainer? Break down your goal into smaller goals. Each month set a mini goal that are realistic. Then quarterly, re-asses your total goal. How close are you? Make sure your smaller goals are inching your way toward the goal of health.

A few helpful hints that I have seen work is recruiting a friend to work towards the goal with you. Anytime we have accountability, or work toward a shared goal together, the likelihood of success increases.

These three goals remind us, the WHY for resolutions – we want to live longer, healthier lives where we feel good. More muscle on our body, eating healthier options, and moving our body more are ways to accomplish that. But also, sleeping more, hydrating our body, and being outside will help us feel better and live longer. Don’t deny the impact of fun and play while you are on your journey of any goal as well.

One thing I have found through chasing a goal, is always have a grateful heart. We won’t always be an easy path in change, you will experience some hard times, but not to allow it to derail you. Feeling gratitude towards our lives will propel us towards success.

Reach out! I’d love to hear about your new years resolutions!

Victoria Popoff

IG @VictoriaPopoff
Twitter @VictoriaPopoff

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