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Brain & Body

Fitness to go with all this food.

JAM trainer Triana Cristobal shows us how to get our arms moving and in shape in just 3 minutes like her very fit ballerina limbs with this beautifully thorough but extremely efficient workout with or without weights - see below from her quarantine home with family outside New York City!

Drum solo performed by Imogen Smith

We are not letting go of keeping certain routines which are still keep-able like our short but beneficial meditations every morning. We simply sit for 3-5 minutes, sometimes quiet, sometimes with noise, in whatever position comfortable, but we sit in awareness while following and paying attention to our natural breath. Kumbaya or not, this ritual sets the day for us grounded and allows us to begin with a little sense of mindfulness or building the ability to find deeper inner peace no matter the real turmoil surrounding us.

Nothing needed, no equipment, except ourselves.

JAM fall meditate

Morning meditation

Along with clearing some head space, we make sure to include working out the body whenever possible, not every day, but we aim for more days than not. Walking, running, biking, dancing, pilates, yoga, organized online cardio classes, live zoom circuit training with professionals or even just a handful of daily sit ups and push ups - all of it works to shake things up when many of us are stationary, isolating, working from home. Also, snacking from the food pantry and fridge a few extra times throughout the day...it feels good to figure out how to guide the body's digestion, metabolism in ways that are good for us, too.

JAM fall peloton

Stationary bikes that take up a very small footprint indoors

JAM fall bikes

Good old-fashioned bicycles for around the block and some fresh air

JAM fall rowing machine

Rowing machines that easily store upright anywhere

JAM fall jump rope

Simple jump rope (or a stretchy exercise band) in lieu of machines



Krystal Chang

Krystal Chang is a writer and designer of flowers, installations, and landscapes in Los Angeles. Her background in architecture and construction informs the spatial quality of her work. She creates bespoke florals for events and clients including Esters Wine Shop, Lunya, Design Within Reach, and Poketo. She designs landscapes for residential and commercial clients with a focus on native and sustainable gardens.
IG: @krystalchang

JAM in House contributpr Christina

Christina Graci is a lover of all things beauty, health and wellness. She has been busy in the industry for 15 years. She is currently doing lots of self care, cooking, and staying active, reconnecting with herself, partner and friends.
IG: @xtinaesthetics

JAM now Triana

Triana Cristobal is an east coast native, west coast transplant. She is a ballerina turned fitness professional. She is also a music maker. You can find her on the dance floor but currently she's back home in nature taking long, beautiful hikes.
IG: @it_me_triana

JAM fall founder whubby

Jeremy and Helen in Oxnard 9/6/20

JAM fall gallery clay hearts

Imogen's clay hearts 9/15/20
(sculpting while studying pop artist Jim Dine in school during studio art class)

Thank you to my daughter, Imogen, and husband, Jeremy, my mom and dad, my friends and family, my JAM team, and especially to all the continuously dedicated healthcare workers, frontline, food banks, farmers, couriers and all the many others helping with economic, racial, gender inequalities, fighting for voting rights and climate change, and creating social justice.