Zim Zim Falls via Carlo Pelandini
New Place // Zim Zim Falls
Living in Napa Valley for the last two years has definitely been one of the best experiences of my life. There are so many places right in my backyard that leave me with a feeling of being blessed to have moved out here. One of those special places is Zim Zim Falls! The hike to Zim Zim Falls leads to the highest waterfall in Napa County, which is located in the Knoxville Wildlife Area just north of Lake Berryessa. This 8 mile (out and back) hike is an easy cruise along old ranch roads which concludes with a moderate climb to the viewpoint. If you are feeling adventurous you can get right up next to the waterfall with some creative trekking or just enjoy from the mountain side. There are a number of creek crossings so water boots are highly recommended and obviously your camera for some epic pics. Best time to go is during the spring-summer months, and catching the falls as the sun is coming down really makes for a magical experience.
New thing // Tom-Tom Spark Gps Music Watch
Recently, I have started getting into personal training and teaching small fitness classes part-time. So far, a great experience! However, the one thing I need is a new fancy watch like the Apple Watch but don’t have the money to spend. Luckily, the Tom-Tom Spark Gps Music Watch is on the market to save the day! With functions that are very similar to the Apple Series Two watch but less than half the cost (Apple S2 $269, Tom-Tom $99.83) I can use the Tom-Tom for changing the music during class, do rest work interval training, volume control, lap swimming, and this list goes on. If you're looking for an alternative to the Apple Watch do yourself a favor and check out the Tom-Tom. It’s a game changer!
Best Self // Aqua Aerobics
If you have ever had to comeback from any type of personal injury and struggled with that experience you will want to take some notes. One of the most beneficial workouts you can do if you are trying to come back from any type of injury is a pool workout, more specifically Aqua Aerobics. Most people envision an older crowd just chatting away with noodles flying in the air but when you get into the fine details, there is much to learn. Unfortunately, most people do not get the recommendation to start in the pool and then work their way back into the gym or any kind of physical activity for that matter. With the pool, you can get into a flow with your body, mind, and spirit. Sounds kinda cheesy? You get an amazing low impact exercise that is very easy on your joints, and working in the pool burns twice as many calories as working on land which is nice. So before you jump back into your normal rehabilitation routine think about jumping into the pool.