All kids will love it at the Dallas Zoo

Whether you’re a big kid, little kid or forever a kid at heart like me, you’ll love it at the Dallas Zoo!

Since my childhood days plus our time filming Zoo Yoga in LA for my Yoga Survival Guide, I’ve always been a fan of zoos. So to all you thrill seekers and families looking for some good old fashion fun in Dallas, get your butts over there and you won’t be disappointed.  From Hippos to Cheetahs to Elephants to Crocodiles, you’ll find all types of animals that will surely impress.

And since I’ll be leaving this blazing hot town for another great American city (hint: it’s a mile high), I spent the past few days as a wide eyed tourist visiting world class destinations like the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Reunion Tower, the Dallas World Aquarium and Klyde Warren Park. Not to mention revisiting a few of my favorite spots including the Dallas Farmers Market and of course, the funky streets of Deep Ellum.

So until we meet again, I’ll miss you Dallas. All the best to everyone who braved a super hot summer and to all those returning from Montana!

Get your workout in y’all…and I’ll see you in Denver.

Peace – R

Greetings from Dallas!

Like a moth to a flame, I’ve been drawn to Dallas.

I’m not sure if it’s the richness of early American history dating back to its original settlement as a good trading post in 1839, or the plethora of diverse and interesting neighborhoods like Uptown, Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts District, Downtown, Lower Greenville or the M Streets (where I landed). Or perhaps it’s that cosmopolitan feel along with that “smell the roses” Texan mindset.

Regardless of whatever “it” is, Dallas certainly has me thinking I’ll be here for the rest of the summer. Not that America’s #1 city to live, aka Austin, wasn’t a cool place to explore for a couple of months, not to mention the wonderful staff and yoga students  at Castle Hill Fitness who loved Tola Yoga ..thanks everyone, especially Reesa, Autumn, Amy and Kat!

There’s just something about the Big D that reminds me of my Philadelphia roots and tickles my fancy in less than a week.

Have an awesome day everyone, and get your workout in!  Peace – R

Tola Yoga every Monday at Castle Hill Fitness

Hey everyone, come to Austin, Texas and get your Tola Yoga  groove on before it’s too late! Because like they say here in The Lone Star State, the only sure thing in life are death and Texas…and now of course, Tola Yoga.

So come join me at the super welcoming Castle Hill Fitness Gym & Spa for a summer series of nine classes every Monday 10-11:15a.

Classes run the month of July and no worries about bringing your mat & towel because they’re provided free of charge. Better yet, use my promo code TOLAYOGA on their website (click HERE) and get a 50% discount of all class passes. Not to mention Castle Hill’s current promotions on spa services including therapeutic massages with aromatherapy, acupuncture featuring Acu-Moxa therapy, skin care and their muscle balancing M.A.T®.

Too good to pass up?

No doubt, especially if you’re visiting from out of town or out of the country for that matter. Because who needs to sweat it out in this 100 degree sweltering Texas heat when you can just take my class.

Any questions? Email me at: info@richtola.com

Have an awesome week everyone, and I’ll see you on the mat. Peace – R

Greetings from Austin!

Another day, another workout…in another great American city:

Austin, Texas

How fortunate I am to experience and explore the #1 place to live in the United States for the past two years (U.S. News & World Report), the “City of the Violet Crown” with its unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird”, the state capital of Texas as well as the southernmost state capital in the contiguous 48 states, the “Live Music Capital of the World” and of course, home to the music, film and interactive festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), not to mention the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) held every year in Zilker Park.

Austin also marks the 7th major U.S. city in as many years where I’ll be teaching my fitness style of Tola Yoga through the end of July. Because no doubt life is all about the journey while relentlessly pursuing your passion, regardless of where it takes you.

Have an amazing Father’s Day everyone, and get your workout in!

Peace – R

Memorial Day Pop-up Class

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

I’m teaching another Tola Yoga pop-up class today from 2-3p in DTLA (111 W 7th St). So come honor yourself and our fallen heroes with a great workout. And bring your swim suit…we’ll be poolside before (Noon) and after.

Spoiler Alert: it’s my last class in LA for a while. I’m taking Tola Yoga to Austin for the summer so if I don’t see you today, I’ll see in Texas!

Peace – R

Tola Talks Missing Brains & Decomposing Husbands

Tola Talks about missing brains at the University of Texas & the Top 10 Searches on Yahoo, Amanda Seyfried & Darryl Hannah, Katarina Witt & Ozzy Osbourne, Julia Roberts & Erin Brockovich (the award-winning film), plus the GYST Award to the woman in Canada with the decomposing husband. On WTF Wednesdays, Rich also talks about ways businesses affect the environment and what you can do to save money plus help reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks

 

Tola Talks w/ Grunge-Soul Singer/Songwriter Poison Ivory

 

Tola Talks with the sexy and talented singer/songwriter, Poison Ivory. On a special Halloween Acoustic Friday, the Grunge-Soul artist plays a track from her new EP, The Filth. Rich also talks about Michelangelo & his Sistine Chapel masterpiece The Last Judgment, successful manhunts & cop killer Eric Frein, LeBron James & his Nike tribute to the city of Cleveland, The Dow Jones & stock indices giving investors a real treat, the history & significance of All Hallows Eve, and the GYST Award for the Texas woman who tried to orally “pleasure” her husband’s best friend (unbeknownst to him). Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.

Tola Talks' Rich Tola with Grunge-Soul Singer/Songwrter, Poison Ivory
Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with Grunge-Soul Singer/Songwrter, Poison Ivory

Tola Talks with Actor/Comedian Matthew Sterling Nye

 

Tola Talks with actor/comedian and guest co-host, Matthew Sterling Nye. On Whatever Wednesdays, Rich talks Ebola & another infected health care worker, declining gas prices & Hollywood babes & their “$5,000 and a Jeep”, Toyota vehicle recalls & GM’s $30 million car recall in 2014, Hong Kong police & excessive force, plus a 10 year-old murderer and a 17 year-old GYST Award recipient who left a $2 tip with feces on it…now that’s pretty crappy!

Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.

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Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with Actor/Comedian, Matthew Sterling Nye