TAKE HOLD of PLAY

BY DEBBY SIEGEL

The secret to remaining youthful and agile is to play. Good thing St. Louis is home to some of the best playgrounds available. Two of which – City Museum and Forest Park – are in the city proper and offer YoGoGirls many opportunities to sustain enthusiastic hearts, young mindsets and athletic physiques.

 

Constructed of repurposed industrial debris, City Museum, with its 10 stories of continuous labyrinthed chutes and caves is the world’s largest funhouse. It’s an outstanding place to awaken the kid in you and connect to the joys of play. In addition to frolicking through a myriad of mazes and slides, I have seen concerts at City Museum, attended a wedding and even practiced yoga at City Museum with Yoga Buzz. And, we understand there are yoga classes for kids beginning there this summer! (Check their Facebook for details).

 

Then there’s St. Louis’ nearly 1,400 acre Forest Park. Just last month Forest Park was rated the number 1 city park in the country in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards. It is one of the largest urban parks in the United States, nearly a third larger than New York City’s Central Park. The St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Science Center and Planetarium, History Museum, Zoo, Jewel Box and Muny Theater are a few of the many attractions located on the grounds. Michelle and I use Forest Park for outdoor recreation and photo shoots. We bicycle on its paths, jog its trails, practice yoga at many locations throughout the park, and ice skate and paddleboat there.

 

So when we were recently approached by the owners of a climbing gym (my new home away from home) and outdoor equipment manufacturer to be filmed as part of their series on athletes around the country, we knew we had to shoot our footage in these playgrounds.

Watch YoGoGirls play by pushing play and witness these St. Louis landmarks. Then go get some play time in. And yoga… do yoga.

(Oh, and if you like our leggings in this video, enter YOGO30 at checkout for 30% off on: http://soillholds.com/collections/active-wear. That makes shorts $27.30, capris $34.30 & full length leggings just $37.80!)

We have many people to thank for supporting our dreams and vision of fun: Thank you City Museum, Daniel Wilson, Darren Streibig, So iLL, and Climb So iLL for telling YoGoGirls’ story in this cinematic marvel. Thank you Forest Park, our backyard for cycling, yoga & photos. Thank you Billy Goat Bicycle Company for the Bianchi. Thank you Kaldi’s on DeMun for our liquid fuel. Thank you Dimvaloo Active Living and Onzie Yoga Apparel for the tops and bras in this video and for your consistent kind, judgement-free support of us. Thank you Jamie of YogaPaws for your magical gloves that help us play more places. Thank you to each of our yoga teachers, you are a huge element in this film – HUGE. Thank you Yoga Buzz for coordinating its debut event and for all your love and clean, kind energy you offer us. Thank you all of our friends, family and fans for supporting us with your positive vibes and love.

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