November 10, 2011

Sexy in Six Boot Camp Challenge Completed…But Is It Really Over?

Posted in Activewear, Climbing, Company, Employees, Exercise, Food, health, healthy food, Ladies, Office, Running, Sexy in Six Weeks, spindrift films, Stonewear Designs, weight training, Work out routine, Yoga tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:14 pm by Stonewear Designs

Here at Stonewear Designs, the ladies have finally finished our boot camp challenge, Sexy in Six Weeks led by Sabrina Domenosky. Six weeks of daily work outs, no sugar, no starches and mostly no carbohydrates… but we all feel great! The first few weeks were such a challenge, a deprivation of our comfort food really. After that, we started getting used to our new routines and it was no longer a struggle to get through the day. Now after six weeks, we no longer are forced to complete a boot camp challenge but have found a new way of living our lives. We have become more fit with a consistent daily workout routine and we now know what foods to eat and what foods to avoid.  Plus we’ve put the Stonewear Designs clothes to good use and discovered new product ideas. We also have decided not to stop until we have reached our goals. The challenge hasn’t been just about the weight loss but a new healthy way to live. Even though the six weeks are over we have a new way of living a healthy lifestyle that will always stick with us.

During the last weeks of our challenge Sabrina came to our office to give us a personal workout. Brad Clement of Spindrift Films and coincidentally the husband of our personal Drill Sergeant Tonya filmed it. Above is the video and you can see us put our Stonewear Designs to good use while we get our butt’s kicked by Sabrina!

If you’re interested in taking on the challenge and experiencing a change in your lifestyle, please visit and enter the code stonewear50 to receive 50% off!

Here are a few of our favorite quotes from the workout with Sabrina:

1.  “Thank god we found those rice cakes.”
– Linda

2.  “The best part of the program is the cheat meal.”
– Tonya

3.  “I’m not eating the blue corn chips with my hummus…I’ve converted to peppers.”
– Tonya

4.  “I think she’s lost more than 8 pounds since she started.”
– Tonya talking about Linda

5.  “You’re only filming the first 5 minutes right?
– Linda
“Nope I’m filming the whole thing.”
– Brad Clement

6.  “I can tell you’ve all lost weight…. all of your faces look slimmer.” 
– Brad Clement who sees the Stonewear women on a regular basis


March 19, 2010

Why not use a fit ball as a desk chair?

Posted in Exercise, Office, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , at 9:58 am by Stonewear Designs

We all know that it is difficult to sit in the office for 8 hours, why not make it a little easier on yourself by getting in a little exercise while doing so? Just by switching from a desk chair to an exercise ball, you can get a little workout in.

Determining what size exercise ball to get:

The B Independent website has a great exercise ball buying guide. One major rule they talk about is The 90-degree rule: When you are seated on the ball, feet flat on the floor, you want your hips and knees to form a 90 degree angle with one another.

I have learned that to fit it to your office desk you also need to account for your elbow angles. When sitting at a desk, put your hands on your desk as if you were typing on the keyboard. You want your elbows to be at angles larger than 90 degrees so that your wrists are lower than your elbows. Otherwise you will start to feel pressure in your shoulder when reaching for the mouse. At the same time you will start to lean forward into your desk and your forearms will start to hold your body up instead of your abs.

Benefits to using a fit ball as a desk chair:

There are many reasons to switch, Geoff R highlights 10 reasons why one should use an exercise ball as a chair in his article. You may not realize that it also improves your circulation and develops balance.

It is important to ease into switching from chair to ball. At first you may feel pressure and soreness in your lower back, so begin by using it only a few hours a day.


1. Contract your abdominal muscles, hold them there for a few seconds, then release. Do this all day long while you are in your chair.

2. Raise your legs on to the balls of your feet and set them down. Repeat until your legs are comfortably tired. Repeat 10 minutes later. Do this whole routine for about an hour or so. This will exercise your calves.

Gear Fire mentions other exercises that you can do while sitting at your desk.

Who can say no to effortless exercise?
-Dara Wong