Staying Fit in Wine Country
January 22, 2019
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Paso Robles Wine Country can be a daily struggle! Let’s face it, there are so many delicious temptations. Hear from a few of Paso Wine’s fitness junkies: Drew Nenow, ONX Wines – Ali Rush Carscaden – 15 Degrees C Wine Shop & Bar and Kim Mulligan – Harmony Cellars on how they stay fit and healthy.
Photo credit and awesome wine “exercises”: VinePair
Ali Rush Carscaden, 15 Degrees C Wine Shop & Bar
What healthy activity or fitness-focused hobbies do you take part in? I love to enjoy the beautiful Central Coast, hiking, biking, and surfing. I am also a part of the Central Coast Yoga and Pilates community and go to hot yoga and or pilates multiple times a week.
Do you prefer being active in the early morning, after work or mid-day? I’m a morning person for sure! Get it done early and then you can play and have a glass or two of wine with lunch.
How does your fitness routine play into your business? I get to work around 7:30 A.M. every morning, then take my son Shea to school, then go to yoga or pilates and am back at 15c by the time we open.
How do you balance drinking great wine while still staying fit? I consider wine to be a healthy beverage! As long as you balance it all out with eating healthy and working out, you can enjoy wine. I love the European philosophy of life. I also feel that it’s super important to choose wines that have been farmed and or made using natural practices. At 15c we carry a lot of organic, natural, biodynamic and sustainable wines.
Do you have a wine reward after a great workout? I try to wait until lunchtime but love weekend mimosas and beverages with brunch.
Do you have any fitness activity you’d love to try or be more involved in? I wish I had more time to surf!
What is your number one tip in maintaining fitness goals while still drinking great Paso Wine? BALANCE is key: working out, eating healthy, drinking and spending time with your family.
Kim Mulligan, Harmony Cellars
What healthy activity or fitness-focused hobbies do you take part in? Running, Swimming, Hiking, Yoga/Pilates. My exercise routine all started with running. Running has always given me an intense natural high. Now that feeling extends to my exercise routines.
Do you prefer being active in the early morning, after work or mid-day? Definitely early morning.
How does your fitness routine play into your business? I exercise before I go to work at Harmony Cellars because it makes me feel invigorated all day long.
How do you balance drinking great wine while still staying fit? Well, of course, I reward myself with wine at the end of the day. I exercise daily; so, my wine reward is continuous.
Do you have a wine reward after a great workout? No, because I exercise in the morning… and I drink wine in the evening.
Do you have any fitness activity you’d love to try or be more involved in? My next fitness goal is to put biking into my exercise program.
What is your number one tip in maintaining fitness goals while still drinking great Paso Wine? I feel that the key to a good fitness routine is to find an activity that you love. Since exercising burns calories, my regular fitness routine enables me to have that extra glass of wine or add dessert. I have been running almost every day since I was in my thirties. Since I am now in my sixties, I mix up my exercise, but I still LOVE every minute!