Need New Recipes and Workouts to Transform Your Thanksgiving?

Good morning sweet friends!

What a high energy week in the studio! Thank you!  Each of you are working so hard and we know that you are excited about the Holiday Extravaganza! With the holidays approaching, you may need this weekend to relax, and enjoy a delicious home-cooked  fall meal (click the link to get some great new menu ideas).  Cherish these times, slow down, and be grateful for the relationships in your life. Family meals are can be a time when you can learn what’s going on in everyone’s lives, when you can spark up a fun conversation, and just enjoy sweet company!

If you are like me, you've already begun to think about all the dishes you will "get" to prepare, events you will be going to, and the "full" (not busy) (yet wonderful!) schedule the next few weeks hold. Amidst all of the "fullness" of the season let's stay focused on our goals and be diligent even through the holidays!  There will be times when we will have a treat that maybe we didn't plan for or a day when we will miss a workout- BUT what is important is that you do not allow that to completely take your eyes off of your goals and your progress. If you put that small slip behind you but get right back on track, you will find that you are even better than before!! Patience and perseverance will be the name of the real holiday game!! 

Give each day your best in body, mind and spirit as you seek to become healthier and follow the Lord more each and every day! 

As you prepare for Thanksgiving, here are a few GREAT tried and true recipes from our amazing friends at Fire & Flavor that you can prepare for your family and guests. These dishes are DELICIOUS and so good for your body. You will be left satisfied and not have the miserable fullness that we have all experienced! Treat your body right this Thanksgiving and IT will be thankful!! 

Check out these great recipes from our client Gena Knox and her company Fire and Flavor!

Spice Rubbed Apple Smoked Turkey

Prep Time:  30 minutes + brine time

Cook Time:  About 2 ½ hours

Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 - Fire & Flavor Turkey Perfect Herb or Apple Sage Brine Kit (with bag)
  • 12-pound fresh turkey, neck and giblets removed
  • 2 large aluminum roasting pans
  • 12 whole carrots
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Fire & Flavor Turkey Rub
  • Cotton string for tying
  • Fire & Flavor Premium Lump charcoal
  • 5 cups Fire & Flavor apple wood chips, soaked

FIRST  The day before cooking turkey, prepare brine according to package directions. Place turkey, breast side down in brining bag set inside an ice filled cooler.  Pour prepared brine and ice water over turkey.  Seal bag making sure to press out any extra air.  Brine for 12 hours or 1 hour per pound of turkey. 

NEXT  Remove turkey from brine, pat dry, but do not rinse.  Allow turkey to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before smoking.   Prepare charcoal grill for indirect heat (if using a Big Green Egg use deflector plate) and heat to 325°F. Double stack aluminum trays and line with carrots.  Place turkey on top of carrots and brush with oil; rub with Turkey Rub making sure to coat all sides.  Tie turkey legs together with cotton string and tuck wing tips under. 

LAST  Add 2 cups of wood chips to charcoal and place turkey over indirect heat.  Close lid and cook for 1 hour.  Add additional wood chips and, if necessary, more coals to keep grill heated to 325°F.  Close lid and continue cooking turkey until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast registers 165°F (cooking time is usually about 12 minutes per pound of turkey).  Carefully remove turkey and pan from grill and let rest for 30 minutes before carving. 

You can brine your turkey a day or two in advance.  Place brined turkey on rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate, uncovered) for up to 24 hours before cooking.   

Wheatberry Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cherries, and Pecans

This salad is delicious served warm or room temperature and leftovers are perfect over a salad.  If you want to make ahead, toss bacon, pecans and sprouts just before serving. 

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Cook Time:  1 hour
Yields:  8 servings

Salad:

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2½ cups wheat berries
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • 3 strips bacon, crumbled

Sprouts:

FIRST  In a large stock pot, bring water and stock to boil.  Add salt and wheat berries, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 45 minutes or until berries are tender, but still have a bite.  While berries are cooking, combine lemon juice and olive oil and set aside.  Drain berries, toss with half of dressing; set aide. 

NEXT  Preheat oven to 425°F.  Halve or quarter Brussels Sprouts, depending on their size.  Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet coated with oil.  Drizzle sprouts with oil and sprinkle with Chicken Rub.  Toss and spread in an even layer, cut sides down.  Roast for about 20 minutes, until edges are brown and crispy, tossing half way through.  Remove from oven and combine with wheat berries. 

LAST  Toss wheat berries with cherries, pecans, bacon, and remaining dressing.  Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Serve room temperature or warm!

Roasted Delicata Squash and Arugula Salad

We love this fall harvest salad with almost any meal.  Delicata squash is easy to slice and roast and adds a slightly sweet, but hearty element to any salad.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes
Yields:  6 servings

  • 3 medium delicate squash (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 cups baby arugula
  • 3 ounce fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup toasted pecan halves

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil

FIRST  Preheat oven to 425°F.  Cut squash into ½-inch slices and scoop seeds out with a spoon.  Coat two rimmed backing sheets with a little olive oil.  Toss squash with brown sugar and oil and spread in a single layer on baking sheets.  Roast for 25-30 minutes, until both sides are golden brown, flipping until half way through.

NEXT  While squash are roasting prepare dressing.  Whisk vinegar, mustard, honey, and oil; season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

LAST  Toss arugula with enough dressing to coat.  Arrange in a large, shallow bowl or platter and top with squash rings, cheese, pomegranate seeds, and pecans.  Serve immediately.

In addition to these excellent recipes, check out some of our favorite at home workouts! You can find workouts and workout videos on our website HERE and videos on YouTube HERE! We hope that you will check them out and use them during the holidays! 

Continue to honor your body this weekend by putting in-season, nutrient-dense vegetables on your dinner plate! We would love to have you sweat and get those muscles toned before the game, join us 8 AM on Saturday morning! You can find more recipes, workouts, and inspiration on our TransFit app

Next week we will be open Monday, Tuesday, and for two sessions on Wednesday! We will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday, but open for session on Saturday morning!

Wednesday will be the LAST day to weigh in for Holiday Extravaganza! The pot is HUGE this year but our hope is everyone will get their money back in January! We have amazing prizes for the top 20 biggest losers! 

 Check out our new SPECIAL LIMITED -TIME Transformational Holiday Bundle with three of our favorite eBooks. Check out how you can transform in body, mind, and spirit over the holidays HERE

We look forward to seeing you in the studio! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Are you ALL IN this Holiday Season?!

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Happy Sunday, friends! 

Hope you are finding some rest and recovery and time to recharge today. Last week, the TransFit studio was buzzing with excitement and we loved seeing your hard work and dedication to your health! We had the privilege of recently hearing from our new TransFit Registered Dietitian, Kaeti Shurling at our Lunch and Learn. We wanted to share these two key takeaways with you to help you be ALL IN this Holiday Season-

  1. Drink 80 oz of water daily and add frozen fruit to make it more flavorful! 
  2. Try to eat at least 2-3 servings of fish a week!                                                                        - Fish is packed with omega-3 fatty acids that have a number of health benefits.   Eating a diet with omega -3 fatty acids can reduce memory loss, lower the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and can lower blood pressure! 

These are two tips that you can add to your weekly meal plan today, so that you can live transformed mind, body, and spirit. Kaeti has shared this incredible Grain Bowl recipe with us. Set aside time today to meal prep (download a FREE MEAL PLAN HERE) and plan out your workouts for the week will help you stay focused on your goals and help you stay committed to being ALL IN this Holiday Season! Holiday Extravaganza weigh-in's start this week so bring your $20 and join the transforming holiday challenge! 

Perfect Portions: Grain Bowl 

(500 kcal/portion)

Ingredients (4 Portions):

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  • 1.5 Onion
  • 10 oz Frozen shelled Edamame, thawed
  • 1.25 c Uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Zucchini, diced
  • 2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 oz, Walnuts
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Pepper to Taste

Instructions:

1. In a medium pot, cook quinoa according to quinoa package instructions, using chicken stock instead of water.  

2. Finely dice onion. Zest, then halve lemon.

3. On a baking sheet, toss shelled edamame, diced zucchini, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season generously with pepper. Roast in oven until nicely browned, 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through.

4. Saute onion and garlic until fragrant and onion is soft and translucent. 


We can tell that you are ready for Holiday Extravaganza! If you missed our last blog, check it out HERE. But, get ready....it's time for HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! Grab your $20 and come join us! Weigh ins start TOMORROW! We hope that you are ready to compete for a chance to win the BIG prize! If you, someone in your family, or a friend own a business and would like to join us in the Holiday Extravaganza giveaway baskets and gifts, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. We would love any and all donations for prizes weekly and for the top 10 biggest losers!

We are so thankful for each of you! Let's get ready for an amazing Holiday Extravaganza! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. Don't forget to use our app for inspiration, workouts, and recipes! Also shop all our inspirational products on our new TransFit Fashion Etsy Shop! Excited to see you in the studio this week!

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Are you ready for the most TRANSFORMING Holiday Challenge?

Sweet friend, 

Are you READY to TRANFORM?  Don't let these holidays months fly by and your back to square one in January friends!  Thank you for participating in our October calendar challenge --we are SO proud of each of you! We are so excited to announce our winner, Ellen Sabatini! Ellen exercised everyday in October and had the goal of positive thoughts daily! Ellen and her whole family are the true TRANSFORMERS! Ellen is inspiring our community and teaching children about whole body health. Together, she and the Barrow Buddies at Barrow Elementary School are the winners in the race of life! Thank you, Ellen, for giving your best one day at a time and renewing your body, mind, and spirit- living transformed! 

BUT... now that October has come and gone it's time for everyone to compete for a chance in the BIG Holiday competition and win BIG!

You guessed it... it's time for HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! 

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Time for the Holiday Extravaganza, the best holiday challenge to keep you accountable to your goals over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years!  If you would like to participate this year, please e-mail us, transfitathens@gmail.com, to find a time for you to come weigh in or weigh in before or after a session! Feel free to invite friends & family to play as well. The pot will be huge this year, but hopefully everyone will take their money back! 

DETAILS OF THE GAME:

Starts the week of November 13th - Finish week of January 8th

Here's how it works: Challenge begins the week of November 13th. In order to play, any person who wants to play puts $20 in the bucket. You will weigh in (cinfdentially) and do your best over the holidays to eat right, exercise, drink water, and do our weekly challenges. On the week of January 8th we will weigh in again. 

If your weight stays the same- you get your $20 BACK! If you gain weight, your money stays in the bucket and you contribute to the biggest looser prize! 

If you are the biggest loser (we use % of weight lost) you get to keep all the money in the bucket! Our top five winners will also receive a special gift basket! The Holiday Extravaganzas is the best way to keep you accountable over the holiday season! Let's do it! 

Last year our 1st place winner won $950 cash!!

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If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. We can't wait to enter into one of our favorite times of the year! Let's hold each other accountable and make this the best holiday season for our body, mind, and spirit. We believe in YOU! We hope you will join us! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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AND Biblical Meditation the first Tuesday of every month from 12-1 PM! 

AND Biblical Meditation the first Tuesday of every month from 12-1 PM! 

November is HERE! How can you kickstart your nutrition this month?

Happy November sweet friends!

All of a sudden, November is here and the holidays are right around the corner! Often it seems we associate the holidays with being surrounded by unhealthy foods and lack of exercise; however, November is the best time of year to focus on nutrition and cardiovascular exercise! In light of Thanksgiving we want to focus on being thankful for our bodies by respecting and taking care of them. You can do this viewing exercise as worship and proper nutrition as a way to be thankful for the healthy body you have! Practicing these healthy habits diligently and staying accountable to your goals through the holiday season will help you honor your body! 

Friends, let’s light a fire down deep and have a passion to become more motivated than we have all year in time for this holiday season.  You can stick to your plan and reach your goals through the holidays! At TransFit we believe in you and we are excited to help you be the best YOU!  

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We would love for you to come join us Friday at 12:30 PM for our Lunch and Learn. We will discuss the importance nutrition, tips for the holiday season, and how to feel your best for to finish 2017 strong . You will have the opportunity to hear from our new registered dietitian, Kaeti Shurling, and eat and fellowship together.  Please sign up on our app under SPECIAL EVENTS! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com.

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We wanted to share one of our new fall recipes with you, today! Enjoy! 

Chopped Kale Salad with Butternut Squash & Chickpeas

SERVES: SERVES 4 AS MEAL - OR 8 AS A SIDE

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 1 large bunch of kale 
  • 4 cups of any other green lettuce (chopped spinach, broccoli slaw, more kale)
  • 2-3 cups large diced butternut squash
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ cup toasted pecan
  • OPTIONAL: Chopped chicken or other protein, pomagranate

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
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Instructions

  1. Prep kale by cutting out the tough ribs of the kale and discard. Chop kale and add to a large bowl.  
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Add the diced butternut squash and rinsed chickpeas to a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil, curry powder and cayenne. Mix until the squash and chickpeas are well coated. Sprinkle with kosher salt and bake for 20-25 minutes or until squash is tender and chickpeas are lightly browned.
  3. Meanwhile add the dressing ingredients to a small mason jar. Shake to mix and taste for more seasoning or vinegar if desired.
  4. Transfer the butternut squash and chickpeas to the bowl of kale. Add the pecans and drizzle with the tahini dressing. Toss to coat. Allow to rest for 10 to 30 minutes before serving so kale softens. Add chicken or other protein! Enjoy!

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We want to spend November focused on being grateful for the body we have and that we have the abilities to treat our bodies well. Let’s choose to make choices today and every day to treat our bodies with love and respect. 

We are excited to reach new goals with you this month and watch you achieve new things and begin living an even healthier lifestyle! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

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Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween! 🎃👻

Can you believe it's the last week of October? It seems like just yesterday we were headed into this month- focusing on being optimistic and striving to reach goals we never thought possible. What have you been focused on this month? What goals have you accomplished? Remember to work on small goals daily- striving for progress not perfection! We hope that you have been filling out your October calendar and are ready to submit it for a chance to win a month of FREE sessions!!!

Get ready because it's almost Halloween! The fun holiday allows our kiddos to run around in their precious costumes, buzz with the excitement of all the creative outfits & play makeup  and eat a little too much candy they will be getting later in the evening. With all that sugar coming in the door, it can be easy to allow ourselves to slip and fall into consuming much more than we intended! Today, you can  shift your mindset to the positive: Halloween does not have to be so bad after all! 

Here are a few healthy Halloween recipes you can try this week! Enjoy fellowship with friends and family and focus on our motto "all things in moderation".  Being mindful and having self- control some days is not easy but the life- long rewards of making good choices and not overindulging will be worth it in the end!  You can do this- believe in yourself that YOU CAN make good choices and enjoy a happy and healthier halloween.


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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb. 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 3 15 oz. cans of great northern beans, or kidney beans (mixed is great)
  • 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ Tbsp Chili powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2-3 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Spray a large frying pan with oil, and over medium, cook the turkey, onion, and garlic  for about 4-5  minutes or until mostly white.
  2. Pour the beans, pumpkin, peppers, spices and broth into a large pot or crock pot.
  3. Mix in the pot and let simmer or if in crockpot set on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.
  4. Garnish with avocado, greek yogurt, cilantro, and salsa! Enjoy!

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Candy Corn Dessert Fruit Cups

Add in colorful fruit with a TruWhip topping for a fun, lighter dessert! And top with the real thing, of course!

Layer cut pineapple, cut oranges, top with TruWhip! 


Have a healthy and happy Halloween with your little ones! Enjoy this sweet time and take in every moment!  We had so much fun making all of these treats and getting into some other Halloween fun as well! 

We can't wait to see all of your sweet pictures of costumes and creative healthy treats! Please send them to us at transfitathens@gmail.com or tag us on Instagram @transfitathens! Let's finish this October stronger than we started! We believe in YOU! Email us or bring in your completed calendar for our October challenge! Come join us for a session this week and dress up on Monday or Tuesday in your Halloween costume! If you can't make it to the studio, check out our FREE at home workouts on our website HERE and on our FREE app HERE!

Join us on Friday at 12:30 for our Lunch and Learn with our new Registered Dietitian, Kaeti Shurling. We will be focusing on how to give your best with nutrition and to finish 2017 STRONG! Sign up on our FREE app HERE

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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October Client Spotlight: Paige Colquitt

Hi sweet friends! 

We are almost though the month and our October Challenge is going strong! Activity daily and one positive statement is the October Challenge! We hope you are trying to get in some type of movement everyday and recording it on your October calendar! Also, it's not to late to start the challenge, or restart the challenge! Make every day count this month! Today, we have the joy of introducing you to our October client spotlight- Paige Colquitt!

Paige radiates inner and outer beauty and shines her bright spirit on everyone she meets! Paige is transforming daily in body, mind, and spirit and we LOVE Paige's daily goal "to take it one hour, one day at a time!"  YES, that is what living transformed is - resetting, restarting, refocusing one hour at a time- giving your best with what you have! Not comparing yourself but being grateful for your little blessings! 

Thank you Paige for that reminder! We are so proud of you!  

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My journey to good health began after the birth of our second child in 1998. I had lots of baby weight to lose, so I started running... and running... and running. Running still continues to be my favorite cardio exercise. Running combined with less eating helped shed all those pounds.  

As I aged, I continued to exercise regularly. In addition to running, I love to swim, hike, bike and have just taken up paddleboarding with my husband! I LOVE the way exercise makes me feel...strong, confident and ready to tackle the day! Although I felt like I had the exercising part down pat, I quickly realized that I was missing a key component in to my health routine, that of good nutrition. I began to understand that eating the same types/amounts of food as a 50-year-old didn't yield the same results as when I was a 30-year-old. I began to feel frustrated. I was still exercising as much as ever. Why was I gaining weight? That's when I discovered TransFit. The timing was perfect.

I made an appointment with Katie Woodall, nutrition specialist at TransFit, who explained to me that the food choices I make should be looked at as a way of fueling and energizing my body. I had always looked at it as depriving myself of tasty foods and missing out on good food. This was a huge paradigm shift for me ... one that I desperately needed. Katie instilled in me four nutrition goals that I try to adhere to each day. 1) Drink lots of water daily. 2) Eat more protein. 3) Consume more greens. 4) Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Everyday is not perfect by any means, but I've realized by doing these four things, I feel so much more energized and happier!  

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At the same time, I also enrolled in Caroline's Transformer classes. I had been doing some exercise "boot camps" at home, but knew I needed to change things up. After taking Caroline's first class, I knew it was different. The strength/interval training was just what my body needed. The class itself challenged me, kept my body guessing and had me coming back for more. I loved it and continue to enjoy it twice a week. Losing some weight, decreasing body fat, and increasing muscle mass have all been positive results I've seen. I sweat like I've never sweated before and leave each session ready to tackle the day! Another plus is that all the teachers are so encouraging and truly want you to succeed. TransFit has helped change my mindset as well. I've always been really hard on myself and expect perfection at times. I've learned not to beat myself up when I make mistakes and that God doesn't expect perfection from me... all He asks for is my dependence on Him. He loves me just as I am and asks that I trust Him daily. My favorite part of each TransFit class is when Caroline prays a closing prayer to lift us up and remind us that God's love is unfailing.

Lastly, a huge part of my health journey has been the fun of sharing it with my husband, Steve. He, too, is on board with making healthy food choices for himself and exercising daily. He is an awesome accountability partner and encourager. We've learned that we work so much better together as a team and strive to enter each day with positivity. 

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Paige, we are so incredibly proud of you! We hope that Paige's story inspired and encouraged you! We love how Paige shared about the importance of whole body health through exercise and nutrition and accountability!  

Ladies, we can finish this month strong! Let's make it count and give it our BEST! We believe in you! If you have any questions or would like to schedule a 1-1 appointment with any of our trainers or dietitian and nutrition consultants, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com or register on our website or FREE app

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Fall is in the Air! 🍁🍂

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"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." Ephesians 6:10

Where do you find strength to keep going? Yes, fall is in the air and the air seems energizing; however, I know some days I feel weary, tired, and down. That is why I want to encourage you today friends! You can keep going and stay focused on your goals. We believe in you! We all need an extra dose of encouragement to keep going and stay focused on our goals and dreams.

Living transformed means once you make a decision to do something, you make a commitment. Commit to whole body health everyday, take action on your goals, and ask Him daily to give you the strength to do whatever it is that you are setting out to do!  Trust in the truth that with God's help you can accomplish anything. 

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This fall weekend, Athens will be filled with activities for you and your family! Check out all these fun and active weekend events! 

Friday night- Light the Night is a walk raising support for Leukemia. This is a great event to join with friends and family to walk for a cause and spend time enjoying this beautiful fall weather!  Join Team Jain Gang

Saturday- AthHalf 5K- AthHalf is offering a 5K this year! The race will begin at 3:30 PM. Sign up and walk or run with your friends and family! Come out and support our TransFit runners and the entire Athens community of runner and walkers! 

Sunday- ATHHALF! We are so proud of each of you who are participating in the race and can't wait to see you cross that finish line! If you aren't running, come out and cheer on all the runner! The AthHalf will begin at 7:30 AM!  

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Let us continue today, to give our best, no matter how we have done in the rest of the week or this month, to push harder, grow stronger and seek to know the Lord more than we ever have! Each opportunity and moment is precious- so let us dedicate every moment of today to living a healthy, joy-filled life.

Our TransFit Team is praying for you this month, sweet friends!

If you would like to start walking or running, our running coach Lisa Patton would LOVE to meet with you! You can sign up for 1-1 sessions with Lisa on our FREE app HERE! We also have running packages and eBooks on our website! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Try a New Healthy Dinner Recipe from our NEW Registered Dietitian: Kaeti Shurling

Happy Monday, sweet friends! A new week and a fresh start! Get excited about the energy in the air with the AthHalf marathon here this weekend and our lululemon POP Up Shop! Our TransFit staff will energize youwith strong body mind and spirit workouts in the studio all week! 

We are thrilled to introduce you to our new registered dietitian Kaeti Shurling!

Kaeti will be sharing new healthy recipes for you and will be taking new nutrition clients Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the TransFit Studio. 

Kaeti Shurling MS, RD, LD is the registered dietitian behind KaetiRD, a nutrition counseling practice and Perfect Portions LLC, a healthy, prepared meal service.  Kaeti graduated from the University of Georgia in 2013 with a degree in Dietetics and went on to obtain her Masters of Nutrition Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015.  While working in the clinical nutrition field for almost 3 years, her entrepreneurial nature and enthusiasm for proper nutrition education did not fade.  After moving back to Athens in March of 2017 she decided she was ready to help a new population meet their nutrition goals.  Kaeti's nutrition counseling techniques and Perfect Portions work hand-in-hand to help her clients comprehend the reality of good nutrition, but also to act on it by fueling themselves and their families with healthy meals.  Kaeti is fully devoted to helping clientsreach health & nutrition goals through small changes and accountability.  

We are so excited to welcome Kaeti to the TransFit Team!

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Here is an amazing recipe from Kaeti that we wanted to share with you-

Grilled Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs

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Ingredients

FOR THE TURKEY MEATBALLS

  • 1 pound ground turkey meat , 95% lean
  • 1/3 cup plain panko crumbs or plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled fat free feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped STAR Reduced Sodium Pimiento Stuffed Olives
  • 2 green onions , cut into thin slices (trim the tops and ends and discard)
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

FOR THE SKEWERS

  • 8 to 10 bamboo skewers
  • green , red, and orange pepper, cut into 1-inch squares (I use the mini bell peppers)

Instructions

  1. Heat a grill to medium-high.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine turkey meat, bread crumbs, feta, olives, green onions, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and egg; mix well to combine.

  3. With moistened hands, shape mixture into 16 meatballs, about 2 inches in diameter.

  4. Thread the meatballs and peppers alternately onto skewers.

  5. Lightly oil the grates of the grill.

  6. Place the meatball skewers on the grill and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, rotating about every 3 minutes to cook evenly. Meatballs should be just cooked through, but not overcooked.

  7. Serve warm with Garlic Yogurt Sauce 


We can't wait for you to meet Kaeti! You can book sessions with Kaeti for nutrition consultations on our app HERE! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

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Come join us today and tomorrow at the studio for awesome sessions and to check out the pop-up shop with Lululemon featuring their new fall line! Lululemon will be in the studio from 8-11 AM! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Need a Favorite, New Pumpkin Recipe?! 🎃😋

Sweet friends, Happy Fall - officially!  It is that time of year again! Even though this week it has been 90 degrees in sweet Athens GA! Whhoooohhh we have been sweating in the studio! Halloween is right around the corner and we know what that means- LOTS of pumpkins!! It's still a little too early to carve pumpkins for Halloween, so we decided to get in the fall spirit by incorporating other forms of pumpkin in our lives! This is great news because pumpkin is not only delicious in many different foods, but it is incredibly healthy as well!  

Pumpkin puree contains more than 700 percent of the daily value of Vitamin A based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Vitamin A helps support cell reproduction, vision health, immune function, bone health, healing and fetal development. Also, pumpkin puree provides 39 mcg of vitamin K per cup to help with blood coagulation and potentially protect against osteoporosis.

One cup of pumpkin puree provides more than 500 mg of potassium, more than you get in one banana. Also, pumpkin puree contains 7 grams of fiber per cup.

Pumpkin's orange color is a clue to its high antioxidant content and source of beta carotene. Pumpkin puree also provides vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports tissue repair and immunity, as well as vitamin E, which fights disease-causing free radicals in the body.

We had fun this past weekend testing and tasting lots of delicious, but healthier versions of some traditional fall favorites! Here are some of my family's favorite recipes to start your pumpkin season in a delicious and healthy way!

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Porter's Favorite Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin (you can use canned organic pumpkin)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1/3 low-fat plain yogurt (2% organic greek yogurt or try pure coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 & ½  teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoonsground cinnamon
  • ½  teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8 1/2″ by 4 1/2″ metal loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray & sprinkle with flour.
  2. In large bowl, with wire whisk, combine brown sugar and egg whites. Add pumpkin, oil, yogurt, and vanilla extract; stir to combine.
  3. In medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture; stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert pumpkin bread onto wire rack; cool completely.

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 Pumpkin Protein Greek Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Greek Plain Yogurt (I use FAGE 2%)
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tsp Honey or 2 drops of stevia
  • 1/2 Cup Quick & Easy Granola

Directions:

Mix 1st five ingredients together, add granola on top and extra cinnamon to taste! Enjoy a delicious fall protein packed meal! 


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Pumpkin Energy Bites

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice) 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional!)

Directions:

Combine ingredients in medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate up to two hours. Remove from fridge and roll into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate balls for another two hours. Energy bites are perfect for healthy treat at a party or can be stored in air-tight container in the fridge for snacks during the week! Enjoy! 


We hope that you will enjoy these healthy recipes this fall! Let us continue to give our best and  grow stronger in body mind and spirit.  Scripture reminds us how each hour is an opportunity and each moment is precious- so let us dedicate every moment of this next week to living a healthy, dedicated and Christ-like life for His glory! Our TransFit Team is praying for you, sweet friend!

Come join us next Monday and Tuesday for the Lululemon pop-up shop from 8-11 AM on Monday and 8-10 AM on Tuesday for their new fall collection! We are so excited and hope you can come join us for a session and some shopping!  

 Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Congrats!! We Are Proud of YOU!🌟🎉😍

Happy Saturday! 

We are so proud of each of you who took our TransFIVE no sugar challenge! YOU DID IT! You made it five days with less sugar!  And...even if you didn't do all 5 days.... be proud of yourself for even trying... or even looking at labels differently and recognizing how much added sugars are in your foods.  What an accomplishment!  If you didn't take the challenge with us this week, it's not too late. You can purchase our TransFIVE eBook on our website under the SERVICES tab! We are so excited about this October and we are planning to make it your BEST month yet! Join us for our Optimism in October challenge!

You can do it! 

Here is a great recipe we want to share from our TransFive eBook! You can find more healthy recipes on our website under the HEALTHY LIVING TAB

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Hummus-Crusted Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 3 small potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup hummus, homemade or store-bought 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare one large baking dish or two smaller baking dishes with cooking spray.
Pat the chicken dry. Season the chicken breasts with generous pinches of salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss the zucchini, squash and onion with olive oil until evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper.
If using one baking dish, place all of the vegetables on the bottom of the dish in an even layer. Lay the four chicken breasts evenly on top, then cover each chicken breast with the hummus so that the entire breast is covered. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the chicken and vegetables. en sprinkle the pan with smoked paprika. inly slice the remaining lemon, and place the slices in between the chicken and vegetables.

**If using two pans, use one for the chicken and one for the vegetables.**

Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve immediately. 

We are so proud of you and hope that you feel inspired and encouraged! You are capable of anything that you put your mind to! With God, all things are possible! We would love for you to join us for our new sessions- Biblical Meditation and our Bible Study session. You can sign up on the app HERE! Also, you can now purchase our Bible Study eBook on Amazon HERE! We are so excited about this October and can't wait to see you in the studio for some energining, transforming workouts! Saturday 8 am is one of our favorites!

If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Finish TransFIVE Strong!!!

Happy Thursday!

Thank you for joining us for the transFIVE Challenge! We are SO proud of you for accepting the challenge to eliminate sugar for 5 days to make the first week of October your best! Challenge yourself to workout daily and come join us in the studio for strength training, running, Bible study, Biblical meditation, or yoga! You can do 5 days with no sugar- we believe in you!! 

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As we enter into Day 4, here is a great reminder- Release all your worries to the Lord! We pray that you are able to surrender all control to Him.  Rest in His peace and His love for you. The Lord reminds us in His word 365 times to not be afraid- one for each day. May we live in the freedom found in Christ! 

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

You are beautiful and made in His image! Shine today beautiful friend! Make today your best day and commit to eliminating sugar today! Take this journey just one day at a time! You will feel energized & revitalized at the end of the 5 days! Please read the daily inspiration for today in the eBook & remember your goal for this week! 

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Keep these great tips in mind each day- 

  • Avoid simple carbohydrates, like processed breads and cereals 
  • Consume ALL your meals prior to 7:00 P.M. Then, brush your teeth for the night and avoid any food until the next morning when you eat breakfast 
  • Drink a minimum of 100 ounces of water DAILY
  • Try to eat less fruits and MORE veggies
  • Exercise for 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon- one option would be to alternate your strength training and cardiovascular exercise

YOU ARE ENOUGH! The Lord has created you in His image! Be encouraged by His truth! Thank you for accepting the challenge! Stick with the meal plan today! You are strong and you can complete these FIVE DAYS! We believe in YOU! Download our app, TransFit to book sessions and find recipes, inspiration, and workouts! Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Snapchat @transfitathens, to keep up with what is happening in the studio, enter in great giveaways, and find new recipes or workouts to try! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Are you up for the Challenge? TransFive No Sugar starts Monday! Download the FREE Ebook!

Happy October sweet friends!

Each of you worked so hard in September, gaining whole body strength! Thank you!

Optimism in October is our theme this month as we work to transform not only our bodies but our minds too!  Each new month can be a fresh start with renewed motivation and willpower to reach new goals and follow a healthy lifestyle. As the month progresses and the "fullness" (aka craziness) of the holiday season begins, we often struggle to remain as dedicated and focused. Please understand this is normal- let our TransFit Team help you transform- not only in body but in mind and spirit too!

Here's a goal for you...stating tomorrow, Monday, 5 days no sugar!  How about trying our TRANSFIVE  --no sugar challenge? We believe in you and YES you can give it your best! 

Download the free guide here.  Let's do this as a strong community and hold each other accountable to having no sugar for 5 days! 

Part of your accountability can be to encourage one another through our October challengeThis October we are challenging each of you to exercise DAILY, and say one positive statement whether it be a workout here at TransFit, running or walking for your cardio, yoga and stretching, or trying one of our workouts on the app!

To help you with this we want to OFFER our ALL ACCESS PASS for the month of October for a special of $185 !

We want you to use this calendar to write down your workout each day! At the end of the month, bring in your calendar for a chance to be entered into a drawing for a MONTH of FREE sessions! If you want to share with your friends your challenge, use the hashtag #TFoctoberchallenge to see what others are doing and to encourage one another! 

We are so excited to take this challenge together and look forward to seeing all that you can accomplish. If you need any ideas for workouts, check our app or our website under HEALTHY LIVING! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com

Enjoy encouraging one another and unlocking the key to total transformation! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Need a new Fall Super Foods Salad Recipe?! 🙋🏼

Sweet friends, 

Wow! We are so proud of each of you and the way that you have made everyday count! We hope that you have challenged yourself to complete the September Squat challenge. Remember to send us your completed calendar for a chance to win a MONTH of FREE sessions! 

We have a NEW fall super foods salad recipe that we want to share with you! The Transformer Harvest Salad will be a favorite for everyone and the prep is only 20 minutes! Add it to your meal plan for the week! Everyone will love it! 

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Transformer Harvest Salad

Makes about 7 - 8 servings

Ingredients

Salad

  • 4 cups (1 1/2 lbs) cubed butternut squash
  • 1 /2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts , toasted
  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • 1  cups pomegranate arils
  • 1 chopped Granny Smith apple
  • Baked or Rotisserie chopped chicken
  • 4  oz goat cheese or feta , crumbled * optional

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp minced shallot (optional)
  • 2  Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

For the salad:

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place cubed squash in a on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, cinnamon and toss to evenly coat in oil. Spread into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes then remove from oven and toss. Return to oven and bake until tender, about 10 minutes longer. Allow to cool several minutes before adding to salad. While squash is cooking, place walnuts on sheet sprinkle with salt & cinnamon toast 3-4 minutes.

In a large salad bowl toss together spinach, squash, 1/2 of the walnuts and 1/2 of the pomegranate arils. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing and gently toss. Sprinkle with remaining pecans, pomegranate arils, baked chicken and goat cheese (if using) and serve immediately.

For the dressing:

Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and season with salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper). Process until well emulsified.

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We hope that you enjoy the new fall salad! We have many more free recipes here! We want to help you in anyway we can reach your goals and dreams!

We would love for you to come join us today at 12:30 PM for our Lunch and Learn. We will discuss the importance and health benefits of walking and running and how it helps us live transformed! Please sign up on our app under SPECIAL EVENTS! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. Check out our TransFit Fashion Etsy page for our new fall merchandise

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

"Let us RUN the race marked before us..." Why do you RUN?

Happy Wednesday, friends! 

Can you believe we are in our last week of September?! The month has flown by, and we hope that you have made this your best month yet and challenged yourself in our September squat challenge! Today, I am excited to share some stories that will inspire you to run or walk .... not just physically but run the race of life- well.  "Why would you ever want to do that to your body" many people have asked these past few weeks as we talk about a marathon. On September 19-  Lisa, Allison, Sara & I finished a marathon in Chicago.  Yes I emphasized finished because there were a few times where I wanted to stop and give up.  However, reflecting back on the marathon trip I realized we are all running marathons- daily - the marathon of LIFE! You have an easy pace one day, a race pace another, a natural high and a rock bottom low. We all have those feeling some days that we can't take another stop forward but with help from God, friends, and family yes we can! That is why I love a marathon!!! To have to fully rely on Christ to get me through seemingly impossible situations when I physically can not stand on my own. Exercise is worship! No matter how much you train in this marathon of life we will all be tested but when you trust in Him, you CAN and you WILL finish the race. 

I am excited for you to read these stories below.

Love and blessings, C

Sara Swann, Allison Cass, Lisa Patton, Caroline Ward

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In Lisa's words: I trained for a marathon, but the Lord had a bigger plan for me. To prepare for the marathon, I carefully planned workouts, journaled food, added more water and was well hydrated for all workouts. I spent time focusing on scripture and positive thoughts in preparation for the mental challenge of the race. I felt confident and ready. I planned, prepared, and then performed, however my outcome was not what I had envisioned. A stomach virus had crept in and I was febrile and nauseated during the race and for the next few days. If I didn’t accomplish what I had set out to do, where was this peace and fullness coming from? As I reflect on the weekend, God presses on my heart the true race we are running. Our training plan is set for eternity. We are all running a marathon. Sometimes the outcome is exactly what we planned for and sometimes it takes a turn we never expected; even one we were careful to avoid. One of my favorite things about marathon training was the fellowship and accountability with my TransFit running partners. Yes, sweet friends, we need the accountability for physical fitness and wellness, but oh, how much more precious are these relationships that we are building for our marathon of life.


Sara's marathon story: I started running and still do, because I love being outdoors, feeling the breeze in my face and the feeling of joy it brings when I finish a run! Sometimes it's hard to get started; its cold or hot, I'm tired, or it's really early when the alarm goes off, but the feeling of pure joy and the fellowship of the wonderful women inspire me to "do it anyway". I love challenging myself to new goals and the feeling of accomplishment when I reach them, and the accountability partners that help me get there! Nothing like the feeling of finishing a race whether it's a 10k, half or full marathon. I think running is a lot mental for me- a good way to have some personal time alone with God, enjoying His beauty or the time to get to talk with other friends to encourage one another! It sets the tone for a great day to go out and sweat, release energy, spend time in prayer and surround yourself with encouraging women! This marathon was really special because I was able to enjoy it with some amazing women. The training is time consuming and difficult to work into your busy life but the reward is so much more than any sacrifices made!! I had to battle some obstacles going into the marathon with a foot injury and an upper respiratory infection the week before however the good Lord taught me some lessons in this and helped get me through the race- a feet I could not have done without His strength!! Because of that, the beautiful scenery, amazing friends and the strength of my God, I have never felt more close to God or had quite a feeling of elation after finishing this marathon! It was life changing and I would encourage everyone to do a 5K, 10k, half or full marathon so they can also experience this! Unbelievable! 


Allison's marathon story: If anyone had asked me this time a year ago if I had any interest in running a marathon, my response would’ve definitely been a huge NO , accompanied by bellowing laughter!  That seemed like a goal so unattainable that I wouldn’t have even considered it possible.  I have always loved running…but definitely short distances, usually 4-5 miles a few times a week. It wasn’t until after I ran my first half marathon in April that I truly realized how passionate I really was about running.  After the half, Sara and I continued to run with a running group on the weekends and it became something that I looked forward to each week!  I got to know some of the most precious ladies and established friendships that I will be forever grateful for. Many, many problems were solved and deep questions were answered on those early Saturday morning runs.  As our mileage crept up, it briefly entered my mind that I might could TRY…but it wasn’t until my husband gave me the little nudge of support I needed to really set the goal and say…YES, I can!!   I did, however, tell Caroline and Lisa that I felt like I’d probably lost my mind ;) !  But from that point on, I’d committed so I chose to not look back.  It was a journey in itself just to get to that weekend of Sept 17th.  So many miles logged, so many days checked off our training plan, so many questions and fears.  I just can’t express how instrumental Caroline and Lisa were in keeping us accountable and guiding us through the training process—soooo grateful for the instruction and support they provided through all of it.  The weekend itself was incredible!!  We saw God’s hand in so many things throughout the whole weekend.  We had such an AMAZING support group of both family and friends back home and we truly felt all the prayers lifting us up throughout our time in Illinois.  We had such a sweet, special time, enjoyed fellowship with one another and were able to focus on not only our physical health and readiness for the race but more importantly on our spiritual health and our relationships with the Lord.  It became so clearly evident the correlation between running this actual race and the race of life.  Race day was amazing! Those last 6 miles were TOUGH!! But we powered through and to finally see the finish line was so wonderful!!  While that day was the culmination of all the many weeks of training and hard work…I realized it was the time spent those couple days before that I am most grateful for.  The whole thing was such an empowering, spiritual experience that I will always treasure.  I learned so much, I grew so much…I’m just so thankful.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

~Hebrews 12:1-2


We each have a race set before us! May we look to the Lord for guidance while running the race marked before us! We would love for you to join us Friday at 12:30 at the TransFit studio for our Walking and Running Lunch and Learn! Please sign up on our app here! We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

"I WILL..." Commit to Mental Strength

Friends, 

To go along with our Strength in September theme, we wanted to emphasize the importance of mental strength in our lives. While we focus on becoming physically strong through our challenge, such as the September Squat challenge, let's  take time to center our minds! 

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So, what exactly does mental strength look like? A great example we wanted to share with you all is a small exercise you and your family (or roommates for our sweet college students) can do together. I, Caroline, recently read about a family who goes around the table during breakfast every morning and each of them give an "I will" statement for that day. These statements shape each individual's mind to allow them to live purposefully and intentionally for the day. At the end of the day, the family talks about what became of their "I will" statements, and what God was able to accomplish through them that day. What is it important to vocalize these statements?

Beginning our days with an "I will" statement allows us to live intentionally. God calls us in Colossians 4:5 to "Live wisely among those..., and make the most of every opportunity." In order to truly make the most of every opportunity, we need to live our lives with an "I will" mindset. We need to seek to find opportunities to share love and encouragement and give our best in every moment of the day. 

So today, we want to challenge you to set an "I will" statement. Even if it's just for the day of the week, begin to transform your mind by having an eternal mindset, living each day with purpose. Come join us on Tuesday's at noon for our NEW Biblical Meditation session and on Thursday's at noon for our TransFit Bible Study. You can sign up on the TransFit app HERE

Blessings, 

Caroline and Team TransFit 

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Save the Date for Three Big Upcoming Events!

Hi sweet friends! 

We are grateful the power is back on the the TransFit studio this week! Come in for a total body, mind, and spirit reset and refocus for your week! Remember to join us for our September Squat challenge.  Send in your calendar at the end of the month to be entered to win a FREE month of sessions!  

Please join us for our THREE BIG EVENTS this September! We are excited to announce the kick off of our new sessions this month and a community wide Lunch & Learn!


Biblical Meditation- Beginning September 19 from 12-1 PM

We will be offering a Biblical Meditation session on Tuesday's at noon this will begin on September 19. The 55-minute guided biblical meditation session will offered by Valerie Langley.  We realize meditation is so important because when we get quiet and still we have the opportunity to hear God. The difference in praying and mediating is: prayer is us talking to God and meditation is us listening to Him. Not only is meditation great for reducing stress and anxiety but it also can strengthen your connection to God and align your thoughts with His. Meditation has also been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure, help with sleep, reduce pain, increase memory and attention, boost your immune system, help you to respond instead of react, increase productivity, and form new neural pathways literally changing your brain. You will  learn how to meditate in the session as well as be lead though a transforming experience. 

Sign up on the Mind Body or TransFit app- Use TransFit TransFormer or Yoga Session Credit for Meditiation session.

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TransFit Bible Study- Beginning September 21 from 12-1 PM

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We are also offering our TransFit Bible Study on Thursday's 12-1pm with Caroline Ward. The Bible Study will begin on September 21.  Cost for this 6 week session is for the Live TransFormed Book only. Please sign up on Mind Body or the TransFit app! 

The Live Transformed Bible Study is a 6 week study learning more about transformation of the body, mind, and spirit! Here is an overview of the study:

Week One: Foundation for Transformation 

Week Two: Your Body is a Temple

Week Three: Nutrition is Vital

Week Four: Exercise is Worship

Week Five: Your Mind is the Center

Week Six: Be Filled with the Spirit 

Extra Materials: Daily Checklist, Goal Worksheet, Steps for Success

Workouts: 6 Total Transformation Workouts

Meal Plans: 6 weeks of daily meal plans

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Lunch and Learn, Tips for Healthy Walking and Running- September 29 at 12:30 PM

We would love for you to join us Friday, September 29 at 12:30 PM at the TransFit studio. At this event, we will learn more about walking and running specific exercises to strengthen gluten and hips, best foods for walkers and runners, Yamuna foot rolling for healthy feet, how to strengthen your mind to break through blocks, and the importance of specific shoes! The Lunch & Learn will be a fun fellowship event where we enjoy Lunch from the Pine and learn healthy running and walking tips! 

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We are so excited for these new sessions and hope that you will be able to join us! You can sign up on our app HERE! Don’t put off your health another moment. No matter what is holding you back, God’s plan is already prepared for you.  The time is NOW to take action!  Let’s make our whole bodies ready to work and serve to it's fullest capacity! We have been given this beautiful gift of a body and let's use this gift to produce good works! 

If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. We are excited to start these sessions with you! Let's make this September our best month yet! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

September Client Spotlight- Megan Melton

Happy Friday! 

 We want to say THANK YOU to all of our clients who completed the Activate August Challenge. Our first place winner was Amy Chandler! It is so encouraging to see how many people are living transformed through our monthly calendar challenges. Another client who has been so committed to her whole body health plan is Megan Melton. Our September Client Spotlight,  Megan, started at TransFit 4 months ago and has transformed her whole lifestyle. Body, mind, and spirit transformation has taken place and each time I see Megan I am truly grateful to know her. Megan gives 100% each workout at TransFit and goes above and beyond at home with her commitment to exercise and nutrition! 

I am excited for you to read Megan's transformation story and I am praying that a part of her story will inspire you to come out out your comfort zone and give your best each day living transformed by renewing your mind like Megan is doing right now! Congrats Megan! 


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Hi! My name is Megan Melton. Following years of hormonal issues and struggling with my fitness and body, I began my current path of healthy living -- that was almost 40 pounds ago. I was 38 and in the worst shape of my life, working on my feet as a hairstylist everyday and in poor health prompted me to make a personal commitment. I wanted to be in the best shape possible by age 40.

After trying different programs with varied results, I discovered Transfit earlier this summer where I attend 3-4 sessions a week. At home, I use my Bowflex tread climber for 40 minutes with 4 sets of differing strength exercises an additional 2-3 times a week.

A car accident two years ago was a catalyst for me to reevaluate my life and during that process I discovered numerous written works convincing me that within my mind is the power to change my outer world. My physical changes that I have worked towards for years would never have been possible without the positive changes I have made in my thinking. Today, I face the world with infinite love and gratitude.

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Here is one of Megan's favorite recipes from Half Baked Harvest

Simple Coconut Quinoa and Lentil Curry with Lime Mango

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 red bell peppers chopped
  • 2-3 carrots chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 2-3 tablespoons thai red curry paste I like to use 3
  • 1 tablespoons curry powder I like using spicy curry powder
  • 1 (14 ounce) can full fat coconut milk
  • 4 cups coconut water OR vegetable broth OR water
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce or soy sauce if vegan
  • 1 cup green lentils rinsed
  • 1 cup mixed red and white quinoa
  • 3-4 big handful baby kale
  • juice + zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro + basil chopped
  • 1 mango sliced or chopped
  • 1 lime zest + juice
  • naan, greek yogurt, fresno chiles + almonds, for topping
  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large heavy bottomed pot set over medium heat. Once hot, add the red pepper and carrots, cook 2-3 minutes or until lightly charred on the edges. Add the garlic + ginger and cook 30 seconds. Add the thai red curry paste and curry powder, continue cooking for another minute or until the curry is fragrant. Slowly pour in the coconut milk, coconut water (or broth or just water) and fish sauce or soy sauce. Stir to combine and then bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the lentils and quinoa. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender and the quinoa soft. Stir in the kale and continue cooking, uncovered for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat the and stir in the lemon juice + zest, the cilantro and basil.

  2. Ladle the curry into bowls and top with mango. Drizzle the mango with lime juice + zest. Garnish the curry the with a dollop of greek yogurt, fresno chilies and almonds. Serve with fresh naan. EAT.


Megan, we are so proud of you and all your hard work! Ladies, we hope that you feel inspired by Megan's story. Let's make this September our best yet. Focus on finding strength this September! We believe in you! Continue to fill out your September Squat challenge

Please continue to fill out the TransFit client survey, so that we can better serve you this year! 

If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Happy Labor Day!

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Happy Labor Day, friends!

We celebrate Labor Day, the special day dedicated to the achievements of American workers, the first Monday in September. What a blessing that we  are able to give national tribute to American workers because of the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country! We are grateful to be apart of such a great country! 

Today, TransFit is closed, but we look forward to seeing you the rest of the week! Check our new September schedule with new sessions and sign up on MindBody or our TransFit app!  

Please try to schedule your sessions as far in advance as possible so that we can prepare for your specific workout! We love feedback on session times so please let us know what works best for you!  

Please continue to take the TransFit survey. Please take a few minutes to fill it out, so that we can better serve you! We thank you for your constant support!

Enjoy this day with your family and friends! We look forward to seeing you this week! Keep track of your squats and work hard to complete the September Squat Challenge! If you haven't started yet, today is a great day to start! Continue to be motivated throughout September, growing in your strength in mind, body, and spirit. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

How can you find true strength in September? 💪

Happy September, friends! 

Can you believe it?! Now that we are back into the swing of the routine with school, work, and activities settling into place, it's time to focus on your whole body health plan! This month we will be learning together how to "grow strong in our weakness". We don't want to just focus on our physical strength, but whole body strength-- in mind, body, and spirit. We all have our own weaknesses and imperfections and the way we grow stronger each day is to depend on the Lord in those times of difficulty. Having hope  and leaning on Him rather than your own understanding is how YOU can grow strong in your weakness. 

We love this verse in Isaiah 40-

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One way we can increase our body strength and stamina is to set a new goal and work towards achieving that goal. In the month of September, we are going to reach for new goals through our monthly challenge! We want to use this challenge as a means to reach new personal goals and get stronger in the month of September! We are challenging each of you to take on our squat challenge and to add at least 30 minute of movement into your daily routine! We believe in you and know you can do it! 

Not only is this a great way to tone and strengthen your lower body and glutes, but the clients who complete the challenge will be entered in a raffle to receive a MONTH of FREE sessions! Each day you successfully complete the day's challenge, check the calendar attached!


This month, we want to focus on strengthening TransFit, too! We would love it if you would take a few minutes to fill out this survey about your experiences here at TransFit. Your feedback is so important to us and we want to be able to best serve you! You can fill out the survey HERE or by clicking the button below!


If you need a mental reset for September or want to have a 1-1, thirty minute or hour session with one of our personal trainers or nutrition consultants please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com or book the session on our TransFit app! We want to help you reach your goals! Remember accountability is the key to unlocking your success! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Check out our new TransFit Fashion Etsy Page HERE

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Back to School Dinner Recipes 🙋🏼

Sweet Friend, 

We want to encourage you to finish August strong! Make the most of this last week in August and find time for movement each day! We will be excited to see your August ACTIVE Calendar on Friday to be entered to win a FREE month of sessions!

School is back in session and we realize your schedule is filling up! The secret weapons to success in reaching your whole body health goals is planning, prepping, and praying! Try to carve out time to plan ahead for your week so that you can meal plan and set aside time to schedule in your exercise and to have reflection time! We want to help you feel organized and start the school year on a positive, healthy note. In order to help you meal plan, we are sharing recipes for a delicious, healthy full meal for dinner that everyone will love! Add these new recipes to your meal plan this week! 

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Broiled Salmon with Marmalade-Dijon Glaze

Ingredients:

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  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat broiler. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Place fish on a pan coated with cooking spray. Brush half of marmalade mixture over fish; broil 6 minutes. Brush fish with remaining marmalade mixture; broil for 2 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Enjoy! 

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Superfood Brussels Sprout Slaw with Pecans and Apples

Serves 8 (3/4 cup each serving)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Rice or Tarragon Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 diced Granny Smith apple
  • 2 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted and chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt & pepper

Directions: 

Thinly chop 1 lb. Brussels sprouts using a food processor (or pulse the blender) until Brussels are chopped finely. They should be finely chopped like coleslaw. Transfer chopped Brussels sprouts to a large bowl. Add 5 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, 1 Tbsp. lemon zest, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, ¼ cup Vinegar, and 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper; toss to coat. Add 1 diced apple, Parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup toasted and chopped pecans, salt and pepper; toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes to allow the Brussels sprouts to wilt slightly. Enjoy! 

Roasted Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Serves: 5-7

Ingredients:

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  • 3 sweet potatoes, chopped or cubed
  • 2 pink lady apples, seeded and cubed
  • 2 TBSP melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • salt, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cube sweet potatoes and apples and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Pour coconut oil over the sweet potatoes and apples along with rosemary and salt. Toss with hands to fully coat. Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft and cooked through. 


We have another amazing resource for you and your whole body nutrition and health! Perfect Portions is run by registered dietitian, Kaeti Shurling. Kaeti is dedicated to preparing healthy, well-balanced meals for your family in portions perfect for most. The portions are smaller than we are used to, but in most cases provide just what we need! NOTE: Our meals may not be large enough for growing children, athletes or those with rapid metabolisms. Keep in mind for your family, and remember to order extra portions for those who need it. Meals are served up Monday-Thursday of each week! For more information, you can find more information on Kaeti's website HERE


We hope that you enjoy these new recipes! Send us a picture, if you cook these recipes! If you would like to meet with one of our nutrition consultants, Katie Woodall or Caroline Ward, or purchase a month's worth of healthy family meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists please email us to set up an appointment or purchase it on our app

Also, check out our new and updated website! You can find more recipes and workouts under the HEALTHY LIVING tab! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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