Orange County Branch Newsletter
Younger Member Forum
ASCE and CH2M Hill Joint Yoga Experience
By: Karmel Ongawan and Samantha Nguyen
With the holidays just around the corner, it can one of the most stressful times of the year. Holiday shopping, travel planning, managing food and alcohol consumptions, and maintaining exercise routines can all be overwhelming and challenging on top of end-of-year deadlines. Before all the holiday frantic peaked, ASCE and CH2M HILL organized a Yoga Experience event in order to minimize stress levels and sneak in a great workout. The event was open to all levels from first timers to expert Yogis. The event was hosted by Mixx Yoga, a local yoga studio in Newport Beach. Mixx Yoga brings a unique style of yoga that combines cardio, vinyasa flow yoga and plyometrics. The 1-hour class, led by the creator of Mixx, Mitra Hooshmand, was filled with various strength-building yoga poses, heart rate building cardio exercise and also fun music that kept everyone motivated and entertained. After the class, everyone headed for a healthy lunch and fun social at the University Town Center by UC Irvine. In the end, the event was a great way to promote healthy living as well as to continue ASCE’s partnership with CH2M HILL.