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Cha Cha Slide What? It’s All About the Sanctified Slide…

Yea ok, so we’ve all been guilty of doing the Cha Cha Slide at least once I’m sure. I mean, J-Love has probably been seen once or twice around the office clap, clap, clappin’ his hands!  But now the Cha Cha Slide has some competition… with the Sanctified Slide.

It’s definitely a fun dance, maybe even more fun because this one actually has some meaning behind it! I can’t tell you anymore, you just have to check it out yourself. Enjoy!!

Christopher Page~Sanctified Slide

November 10, 2009 Posted by | exercise, family friendly, God | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

At the Thresh Hold of FUN

Sherrie Marlene and J.O. at Thresh Hold Rock Climbing

Tired of spending hours at the boring ‘ol gym running in place to get into shape? Well Reach Magazine TV hosts Sherrie Marlene and J.O. may have just found the outlet you’re looking for.

 Thresh Hold Climbing Gym is a family friendly rock climbing gym that offers bouldering and roped climbing for all ages!

With over 3,500 square feet of roped climbing and over 5,000 square feet of bouldering walls, you can bring the whole family plus the rest of the neighborhood to enjoy a great way to get in shape!

Our day at the Thresh Hold climbing facility was a blast! After talking with co-owner, Brady Bluhm, and lead climbing instructor, Charlotte Tonnies, we found out that the company gives you everything you need to start climbing from the moment you walk in, all you bring are comfortable clothes and a good attitude.

And not only is it fun but it’s cheap! You can enjoy a full day at Thresh Hold for under $20 or you can become a member monthly or yearly and take advantage of all the gym offers including full climbing use, full fitness center use, free belay classes, free admittance to the many events, free yoga classes 4 nights weekly, free Power Hour Circuit training classes weekly, and free monthly climbing clinics.

One of the coolest things about the gym however is not the climbing you can do during the day but the worship that is available at night. Every Sunday hosts a bible study/discounted rock climbing session for young adults to come together to praise Him and have a blast rock climbing with others their own age. Check it out Sunday nights going from 7:30-9:00 p.m. for bible study and 9:00-10:00 p.m. for rock climbing.

Thresh Hold Climbing Gym is located in Riverside, CA. To learn more about their facility, visit their official website!

Stay tuned for the Reach Magazine TV episode featuring Thres Hold Climbing Gym with J.O. and Sherrie Marlene scaling walls and climbing to the top!

Shout out and thanks again to Tea Stain Clothing for providing the charity tees for our hosts! Visit them to learn about the  Music Fashion Project –a charity based project working to raise money for music related charities.

September 23, 2009 Posted by | events, exercise, fashion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Glimpse into the Alkaline Diet; Transforming you from the Inside Out

It may be easier to order in pizza, but really what are the benefits of ordering a greasy, cheesy pie? Very few, if any. Reach Magazine TV along with Metabella Pilates in Studio City, CA, brings you a healthier alternative to take out: alkaline food, among many other healthy cooking classes that Metabella offers.
Our host James “J” Love had the opportunity to work with alkaline chef Andrea Rozsas AKA “The Alkaline Chef”. The benefits of an alkaline diet are endless. The benefits of eating an alkaline diet can eliminate serious health challenges in a remarkably brief period of time. Plus it can replenish your energy, relieve anxiety and headaches. Alkaline diets emphasize fresh fruit, vegetables, roots and tubers, nuts, and legumes.
“I chose to become a professional alkaline chef after I experienced my very own health miracle. I have been teaching and cooking for people for several years now and I have seen numerous miracles in friends and clients,” says Chef Rozsas.
Don’t get us wrong, pizza is delicious but balanced meals like the recipe for Chicken Paprika below, will transform you from the inside out.
“Eating healthy sometimes translates into eating cardboard, but alkaline food tastes delicious,” J-Love said after tasting the Paprikas, “The alkaline food was surprisingly a great tasting meal, and of course very healthy.  I’m glad I had the opportunity to try alkaline food, I’d expected it to be less than appetizing and expensive BUT it was neither. The alkaline food was delicious and it won’t break the bank.”
Stay tuned for our health and wellness episode taped at Metabella Pilates. Watch J-Love cooking with and interviewing Andrea Rozsas.

Chicken Paprikas served on a pile of quinoa, with beetroot salad, goat cheese and pecans.

Chicken Paprikas: Ingredients 

-2 lbs. of chicken (We used boneless-skinless organic chicken breast but the choice is yours), 1 onion (finely chopped), 1 teaspoon of paprika, Salt, Pepper, Flour, 1 tablespoon of chili (fresh or dry), Organic sour cream


First we have to sauté the onions a little bit then add the paprika and right after mixing them together we have to pour 1.5-2 cups of water into the pot. We season this liquid with salt and pepper (you can add jalapenos or chilis for spice) and add the chopped chicken to it and cover it. Cook it for about 20-25 minutes on low heat.
We make a mixture of 3 tablespoons of sour cream and 1 tablespoon of flour. Mix it together and slowly add it to the chicken.
 (Add a little bit of fluid—preferably from the chicken dish—to it before pouring it. Cook it together for about another 5 minutes and now you can take a deep break and smile. Done! : )

-1 cup Quinoa, 2 cups of water, Sautéed onions and sweet peas


We boil 1 cup of quinoa in 2 cups of water then we turn it down and cook it  on low heat until the grain absorbs all the liquid. In another pan we saute the onions and in another one we cook the frozen peas for about 5 minutes. (Don’t overcook it)
At the end we mix them all together and season it with salt and olive oil. Ready:)

Beet salad with goat cheese and pecans: Ingredients

1 lb. beets (boiled in skins and cooled), Half of medium onion (finely chopped), 1 bunch of green onion, Plenty of Olive oil, salt, Juice of 1 lemon, Goat cheese and pecans (the amount is up to you) 


Peel beets and chop them into small cubes. Add all other ingredients. Mix them together and serve it at room temperature.

beets Beets                  Chicken Paprikas


                  photos by Jess Block

August 27, 2009 Posted by | exercise, food | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reach Magazine TV is Getting into Shape at Metabella Pilates

metabella pilates studioThe Reach Magazine TV crew spent last Wednesday at Metabella Pilates in Studio City, CA, taking advantage of all the amenities the facility offers: pilates, cooking classes, and massages.
Metabella offers just the right programs and classes to improve anyone’s physical and mental well-being for summer.
At the studio, Reach Magazine TV co-host Sherrie Marlene tried pilates for the first time with Metabella Owner/Pilates Instructor, Natalie Pierre.
“I hadn’t tried pilates before we visited Metabella in LA, and it was amazing to me that you literally worked out every muscle during the exercise,” says Sherrie Marlene. “I loved it and would recommend anyone to go to a pilates facility, such as Metabella, and try the exercise with a professional who can show you how to use the equipment and get the best workout possible.”
“The great thing about pilates is that anyone can do it,” says Natalie Pierre, Owner of Metabella Pilates, “I’ve taught the elderly, people recovering from illnesses, pregnant women, cancer patients, slim and heavy individuals; this exercise can truly be practiced by anyone.”
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk, which is perfect for toning up.
Metabella is dedicated to providing comprehensive, sustained wellness results for all body types in a serene and eco-friendly studio offering pilates, massage, and healthy cooking workshops. For more information, visit the official Metabella Pilates website.

August 26, 2009 Posted by | charity, exercise, food, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment