- Shape Your Body | Keli Roberts
- Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Visiting Teacher Marie Simmons
- The Power of Purpose: A Year of Living Purposefully | Richard Leider
Shape Your Body | Keli Roberts
Keli Roberts is the recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, 2003 OBOW ECA award for Best Use of Equipment, 2005 for Best Female Presenter and 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2007 Keli was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. As an ACE Master Trainer and Continuing Education Provider, Keli known for her acclaimed workshops worldwide. Her award winning DVDs demonstrate her exceptional teaching skills. Keli is ACSM HFS certified and holds certifications through AFAA, ACE Group Fitness, ACE Gold Personal Trainer and Level 1 Precision Nutrition. Additionally Keli is a BOSU Developmental Team Member, a Schwinnâ Master Trainer and a Gatorade sponsored athlete.
Culinary Experiences at La Cocina Que Canta | Visiting Teacher Marie Simmons
Marie Simmons is an award-winning cookbook author, recognized food writer, talented cooking teacher and lively storyteller. Marie is the former senior food editor at Cuisine magazine and test kitchen editor at Woman’s Day magazine.
Marie has made hundreds of radio and TV appearances including: CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, Mike and Maty, CNN Cooking 101, TV Food Network, Home Matters, The Main Ingredient, and At Home.
She has written a monthly column, “Cooking for Health,” for Bon Appetit magazine and a syndicated newspaper column, “Fresh & Fast,” for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, for over 15 years. Marie currently writes a bi-monthly column, "Simmons Sez," for the Contra Costa Times. In addition, her recipes and articles have appeared in over a dozen popular consumer magazines, including Eating Well, Food & Wine, Fitness, Shape, Cooking Light, Ladies Home Journal, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Modern Maturity, Redbook, Prevention, Real Food and McCall’s. Marie has taught on both US coasts, and in between, including: The New School Culinary Center, Peter Kump's Culinary Center, New York University, and Macy’s De Gustibus, on the East Coast; and Ingredients in Danville, CA; Ramekins in Sonoma, CA; Let’s Get Cooking in Los Angeles, CA; and Sur la Table, nationwide. Marie has also guest-taught at In Good Taste in Portland, OR; The Rocky Mountain Culinary Center in Boulder, CO; and Central Markets in five locations in Texas. She also held the position of Culinary Programs Manager at Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts in Napa, CA. Marie has authored (or co-authored) over 20 cookbooks. "365 Ways to Cook Pasta" (Harper & Row, 1988) has over 450,000 copies in print. "The Good Egg" (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) won the James Beard Award. "Lighter, Quicker, Better" (co-authored with Richard Sax), won both the Julia Child and James Beard cookbook awards. Another cookbook, "The Light Touch," was nominated for both of these awards, as well. Marie wrote the Beans and Grains chapter for the "New Joy of Cooking" (Scribner 1997). She is the writer of the first cookbook from Sur La Table, "Things Cooks Love: Implements and Ingredients.” She is also the author of "Fresh & Fast" and “Fresh and Fast Vegetarian” (Houghton Mifflin).
Marie offers three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, on Tuesday from 4: - 7:30, Wednesday from 11 – 2:30, and Thursday from 4 – 7:30, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our new culinary center.
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The Power of Purpose: A Year of Living Purposefully | Richard Leider
"Can you tell me what my purpose in life is?"
Legendary personal coach, Richard Leider, has revamped his bestselling classic, The Power of Purpose, on realizing what truly makes your life worth living. Purpose is nothing more or less than a mind-set. It is a choice you make every day to bring who you are at your core to whatever you are doing. Citing a wealth of new research proving that purpose is key to longevity and well-being, Leider details a graceful, practical, and ultimately spiritual process for making your unique purpose central to your life. This program will help you find your reason to get up in the morning and integrate it into everything you do. Purpose gives us the will not just to live, but to live long and well. The good news is, purpose isn't a grand concept reserved for a gifted few but something each of one of us already possesses, needing only to be uncovered.
Richard Leider is founder and chairman of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm. He was ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the top five most respected executive coaches. He is the author or coauthor of eight books including the best sellers, The Power of Purpose, Repacking Your Bags and Something to Live For.