bbx boutique, Corte Madera, Where Fitness Meets Fashion & Beyond

Comment

bbx boutique, Corte Madera, Where Fitness Meets Fashion & Beyond

bbx boutique, located at 5768 Paradise Drive, Suite J in Corte Madera offers unique and affordable clothing and accessories for women & men.

bbx boutique is proud to carry unique lines from companies that care about the environment and their employees and that offer women’s and men’s clothing and accessories that allow the wearer to transition from fitness to fashion and beyond.

 

BEYOND YOGA

Beyond Yoga originated with Jodi Guber Brufsky’s commitment to supporting and inspiring women to live passionate, authentic lives, loving who they are inside and out. A yoga-inspired collection of workout and lifestyle clothes, Beyond Yoga is ideal for modern living, from carpool to class, from lounging to lunch. Beyond Yoga means comfort, support and style and believes that confidence is not a size, but a state of mind. Designed for a real woman’s body and available in sizes XXS to XXL, it fits a variety of body types, shapes and sizes, from petite to curvy. Made with love in the U.S.A., Beyond Yoga is crafted from luxuriously soft, durable, wash-and-wear fabrics. Each piece is meticulously designed and tested to ensure optimal comfort and functionality—from athletic tops that work for different sizes and activities to contoured elastic-free waistbands that prevent uncomfortable digging and won’t roll down. Beyond Yoga promotes a healthy outlook and realistic life perspective, encouraging women to embrace who they are at this moment, instead of looking to be something or someone they are not.

Beyond Yoga Wrap

Beyond Yoga Wrap

 

NUX

NUX is the world’s first brand to categorize their garments by compression, the level of hold and support created by their innovative “body engineering” designs.

 Nux offers a revolutionary alternative to the century old approach to garment manufacturing.  Their designs are programmed by highly specialized computers and knitting machines that result in a garment that contours the body’s curves—all without ANY uncomfortable side seams.

 

NUX Riley Tunic

NUX Riley Tunic

Nuxology

Be pro peace and anti nothing.
Lead with my heart and follow with my mind.
Dance through life with all my imperfections
Honor humility and be humbled by honorable people.
Compassion for the world starts with compassion for myself.

PRISMSPORT

Prismsport puts fun and fashion into fitness wear.

Our lives are active, our personalities vibrant and our outlook bright, qualities we bring to our work, our families, our sports.  Why not our activewear?

So, tired of the usual dark shades, boring solids and uninspired combinations,

PRISMSPORT designs put life into fitness clothing with vivid colors and distinctive prints which reference the latest trends without being ‘trendy’.

And their pieces are designed to support, perform and flatter from sport to street.

Embrace life in print with PRISMSPORT!

Prismsport Bandana Yoga Flare

Prismsport Bandana Yoga Flare

Rese

Rese Activewear, pronounced Re-See, believes exercise and fitness have the power to transform how people see themselves. When you feel stronger and more confident about yourself, so do others.  Using the latest in technically advanced fabrics our collection is designed to make the wearer feel sexy and strong.

Rese Natalie Print

Rese Natalie Print

 

Founder Gail Reisman is inspired by women on a daily basis and tries to meet their diverse needs by creating items that take them effortlessly from the gym to the streets; from day to night. 

Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts mission is to create comfortable and beautiful clothing for dance, yoga and everyday dress up. Clothing that is playful yet elegant, simple yet feminine....and feels as good on as it looks. Each piece is a joy to create and an expression of love. May you dance your dreams and walk in beauty....

Queen of Hearts Infinity Pant

Queen of Hearts Infinity Pant

 Queen of Hearts Clothing is an independently owned and operated business based in Northern California. Production takes place on the enchanted island of Bali.  Queen of Hearts keeps their family of tailors working full time and makes annual contributions to non-profit organizations in Bali.

 Willow & Clay

A Willow & Clay woman is a true  closet curator. Her closet reflects her eclectic persona. She is an artist, a workaholic, a socialite. She is not one woman, she is every woman.

 She is Edie, the artist; the grounded free spirit, always on the lookout for a unique piece of art and repurposed pieces of jewelry to luster up her favorite Willow & Clay cardigan, whichever one she currently can't live without.

 She is Riley, the career woman; with work constantly on her brain, she still finds time to scroll through British Vogue, confident in all that she does because she does it with style in a great pair of shoes and the newest Willow & Clay blouses.

 

She is Scarlet, the socially conscious socialite; driven by her dreams and aspirations, who wouldn't go to any charity event with out her trusty Willow & Clay overcoat, she helps the world, well put together from mind, to outfit to soul.

 

Strut-This

Strut-This was started in the summer of 2011 by two mother-daughter teams: Cynthia and Aubrey Sieder from Los Angeles, California, and Barbra and Raquel Lessner who reside in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two coasts, four people, one vision.

Their vision began years ago when best friends Aubrey and Cynthia became obsessed with fitness! Being health and body conscious was a foundation the girls grew up with. Eating right and exercising was a norm in the Sieder household, and little did we know at the time, but this principle bonded the pair.

 The idea of going from a workout to running errands without the fear of being caught in grungy and un-flattering workout apparel got their wheels turning. How could they start an affordable workout line that would serve those looking for cute yoga clothes, and those looking for sweat-absorbent and practical exercise outfits? With college approaching for Aubrey and Cynthia and separation anxiety between the duos in full effect, what better way to stay together and connected then create a vision all four were so passionate about.

 

They wanted to create a brand of quality workout clothing that everyday women could wear to the gym, on coffee dates, to the grocery store, or to a class lecture. Their dream was to reach bright-eyed teenagers, working moms, and fit grandmas all who share this same ideal.

 Strut-This is more than your average brand. Strut-This is a fun fitness wear line that wholeheartedly believes in empowering women of all ages to feel confident and look good.

 7Diamonds

Since its inception, 7Diamonds has established itself as a lifestyle brand associated with the highest standard of quality; their products are brought to life through sophisticated designs, intricate detail and comfort.  Their focus on detail, passion for fine fabrics and drive to consistently and continually set fashion trends has earned 7Diamonds the reputation it enjoys today.

7Diamonds Polo

7Diamonds Polo

 

Kinetix

Kinetix, is a contemporary American made luxury brand. Made in LA and worn worldwide, Kinetix takes great pride in providing a product of the finest quality and craftsmanship. Their use of unique materials effortlessly creates a refined and comfortable collection which maintains its sophistication and timelessness. KINETIX is for the jet-setter, the self starter and the innovator.

Kinetix El Champion Sweatshirt

Kinetix El Champion Sweatshirt

 

Yosi Samra

A second-generation shoe designer, Yosi Samra grew up in his father's factory in New York City and spent countless hours absorbing the fine art of shoemaking. When it came time for him to launch his own eponymous footwear line in 2009, he was more than prepared.

Yosi Samara Flip Flop

Yosi Samara Flip Flop

 

Samra was a pioneer designer of what would become the popular fold-up ballet flat, elevating the style into one that was as superior in structure and design as it was comfortable and convenient. Thanks to the premium he placed on high-quality genuine leathers, unique details, and cutting-edge fashion, the Yosi Samra brand quickly eclipsed its competitors and expanded to include matching children's ballet flats.  The brand is youthful, trendy and fun; the Yosi Samra headquarters are certainly a reflection of that.

"There's always a furry dog in the lobby eager to greet visitors to the showroom," says Samra. "Everyone loves the relaxed, less-corporate environment, and it's reflected in the level of enthusiasm people have for their work. They're motivated to succeed because they genuinely like the atmosphere and the people here.

The Feed Project

As a World Food Programme (WFP) Honorary Student Spokesperson, Lauren Bush visited countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa and was inspired by the plight of the people she met. She took a special interest in WFP's School Feeding program, which feeds and educates hungry children. After witnessing the effects of hunger firsthand, Lauren founded FEED in 2007 with the mission of "Creating Good Products That Help FEED the World."

 She first created the FEED 1 Bag, a reversible burlap and organic cotton bag reminiscent of the bags of food distributed by WFP.  To help raise funds and awareness of the WFP, it was stamped with "FEED the children of the world" and the number '1' to signify that each bag provides enough meals to feed one child in school for one year.

Every FEED product sold has a measurable donation attached to it.  To date, FEED has provided over 87 million meals globally through the WFP and Feeding America. FEED has also supported nutrition programs around the world, providing over 3.6 million children with Vitamin A supplements through the WFP and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

 FEED has also started a non-profit organization called the FEED Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting programs and organizations that are effectively working to fight hunger and eliminate malnutrition throughout the world.

Late Sunday Afternoon

Late Sunday Afternoon scarves are made in Venice Beach, CA.  Each garment is cut and sewn in their studio by an amazing team of dedicated artisans.  They use only 100% upcycled fabrics, and they don’t waste a single thread. 

Late Sunday Afternoon is committed to creating a better world through their company.  They didn’t start a scarf company to maximize profits.  They did it so they could make an honest living making a real product that would bring joy to people’s lives. They did it to make a real product that would bring joy to both the people who wear their scarves and the people who make them.  They did it to prove that there’s a more sustainable, conscious, and kind way to run a company.

 

Late Sunday Afternoon Scarves

Late Sunday Afternoon Scarves

Each scarf is knotted and blessed with four wishes:  Love, Mystery, Happiness & Adventure.

 Kira Ferrer Jewelry

Kira creates her beautiful jewelry in her studio in Ashland, Oregon.  She’s inspired by the beauty of nature, the wild sea, the night sky, travels to far away places…her jewelry is created to adorn and enhance the beauty and individuality of the wearer.

Kira Ferrer Sterling Silver Heart Bangle

Kira Ferrer Sterling Silver Heart Bangle

 

S’well

In 2010, S'well was launched with a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles. In the US alone, an estimated 50 billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfill sites each year, and over 200 billion globally.

S'well Satin Finish 17 oz water bottle

S'well Satin Finish 17 oz water bottle

 

The beautifully crafted S'well bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, while also giving back to those in need.  S'well, understands it's important to be part of the solution, which is why they’re proud to partner with many charities.  They are working towards bettering the environment and communities around the world, one S'well bottle at a time.

Emi-Jay

Armed with a dream and many trips to the fabric store, Emi Jay was created by teenage entrepreneurs Emily and Julianne. The two young girls set out to create quality, modern day hair ties. They now run an exciting business alongside their moms and believe everyone deserves a little luxury and comfort in their lives.

 

Emi-Jay Hair Ties

Emi-Jay Hair Ties

Emi Jay is a proud supporter of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation. CHLA is committed to creating hope and building healthier futures for the patients and families in their care.


Emi-Jay gives back to the community by donating 20% of their profits to charity.

 

 


Comment

COACHING AND PARENTING

Coaching and parenting are similar. It’s not that one is more important, well, obviously parenting is more important, but in my own experience as a father and a coach the two roles are virtually synonymous, especially in the areas of boundary setting and character building.

Boundaries are critical to a child’s development whether eating dinner, playing with friends or on the field. Children are far more successful when they understand the boundaries in any given situation. Coaches, like parents, need to provide an environment where children can grow, one that allows them to feel safe, an environment with rules and boundaries.One of the most important ways to create a safe, enriching environment is to be consistent! Whatever rules or boundaries are set, they must be reinforced time and again. If not, the child won’t know what the limits are, and if he doesn’t know the limits he can’t be successful.

Children who are coached and parented with consistent boundaries begin to hold themselves accountable. What happens in that kind of environent is that children begin to police themselves.

The very first thing I do as a coach is set parameters. For example, I will say: Here’s a box. If you go outside the box, the consequence will be that you need to run a lap. As long as you stay in the box, everything will be great. If you step outside the box, you run a lap, whether it’s the first time you step out of the box or the 30th time.

To ensure that children understand the parameters, I always ask them to repeat them back to me. There is something about hearing themselves say it that makes the boundary more real to them. It also ensures that there is an understanding between us–an agreement, a contract, a promise.

THE 4 LS

Hello All, and welcome back to another edition of X on Fitness!

As we discussed about Coaching and Parenting Coaching & Parenting earlier, now we shall discuss about the 4 Ls:Look, Listen, Learn and Love. I want to explain the link these words have to training, and the bond they can create between you, your athletes and your children.

Let’s begin with Look. Children need to be able to take an honest look at themselves. They need to judge their strengths and weaknesses in order to improve, whether in sports, education or relationships. Being self-critical in a positive way is vital to a child’s development as an athlete.

Next is Listen. After a self-critical look, a child needs to listen to the coach to learn ways s to improve. This is not always easy. Many children are unable to hear constructive criticism. They would rather stop doing something they don t feel they are good at. This is where a skilled coach can be a tremendous asset. As a coach, I expect children to listen to me, but I also listen to them. There is mutual respect as we work together to make them better athletes.

The next L is Learn. After looking and listening, a child needs to analyze the information he has acquired. This is a real challenge for kids to do by themselves. Again, this is where the coach plays a huge role. Do I want to give kids all the answers? No, they don’t learn from that and they don’t develop from that. What I do as a coach is ask children the right questions and then allow them to find their own answer. It’s a real skill to be able to ask the right questions and have the patience to watch children discover answers by themselves. I encourage children to view themselves in a way that is positive and promotes growth from within. My goal is to use a child’s passion for sports as a way to help him learn to improve in all aspects of life. I want to build people of character out of these young men and women, not just athletes.

The 4th L is Love, love of the game and love of the sport. A passion makes all the hard work seem less like work. So love, I tell both my athletes and my own children. Love what you are doing, be passionate about it. And remember each of the 4 Ls: Look, listen, learn and Love.

REINVENTING THE KIDS’ CAMP MODEL

From SFGate.com and HealthNews.org

Body By X, an all-inclusive Marin fitness facility, has reinvented the kids’ sports camp model.

The mini-camps are four-day, three-night intensive tennis and basketball retreats for children that stress a spectrum of aspects of athletic ability, not just repetitive drills. The mini-camps allow children to work on skill building, conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology, injury prevention, and sportsmanship.

The camps are in June, July and August, and registration is now open. Please check our Mini Camps for Kids by X for additional detail and more photographs of the kids.

COACHING YOUR OWN CHILDREN

There are many obstacles to the dual role of parent-coach. Parents worry they will favor their own child. Other children on the team have concerns that the coach’s son or daughter will get more playing time or be shown favoritism in other ways. The child of the parent-coach has her own concerns. How will having my Mom or Dad as coach make thing different for me?

The first time a parent-coach critiques his own child, everyone watches the reaction of the parent-coach child. Most of the time the child reacts negatively, feeling as though she is being chastised in front of her peers more critically. How you address your child’s reaction is critical to the future success of your experience as a parent-coach and to your relationship with your child. This can be an opportunity to strengthen and build your relationship with your child. Most importantly, the parent-coach must communicate to their child that they are treating them in the same way as everyone else on the team. The way to do this is to be consistent. I always say that coaching is like parenting. And one of the things I think is so vital in parenting is consistency. If your child sees that you’re consistent with parameters and boundaries and how you discipline, they will begin to see that it isn’t just about them.

As a parent-coach you have an opportunity to create an even deeper relationship with your own child. I have a good example: One day my stepson said to his mom, Sometimes it feels like when we leave the gym the coaching doesn’t stop and Xavier continues to coach me in the car on the way home. . . . and at the breakfast table or in the car on the way to school. I told my stepson how fortunate we were to have the opportunity to delve deeper into the sport in question so he could get an even greater depth of knowledge about what he was doing, what we were trying to do as a team and what the other players were doing. This is something a parent-coach can share with her own child to help her learn from other kid’s mistakes, from her own mistakes, from her parent’s mistakes. It’s invaluable.

Coaching your own child is a difficult challenge. It can put a lot of stress on the parent-child relationship as well as the coaching-child relationship. It requires a delicate balance and some critical thinking form all parties, with the parent taking the lead. I happen to be a very lucky stepfather. The opportunity to coach my stepson’s team has not only improved and strengthened our relationship, it has improved his knowledge and respect for the game of basketball.