Tap Into Your Inner Strengths! 👊🏼

Sweet friends,

For the last six weeks, we have welcomed 4th through 8th grade girls into our studio on Wednesday evenings. These girls have absolutely FILLED the studio with energy, enthusiasm and positivity, and we have loved having them come exercise with us each week. It is so important for girls to learn to love exercise and their bodies from a young age. Our personal trainer, Mallory Gilliam, has lead this group of girls and has each week picked a different topic for them to focus on. The girls have set goals for themselves, talked about what makes them EXCITED about their life, and the power of strength in their daily lives. These messages are not only important for these middle school girls, but for ALL of us, regardless of age, and we just wanted to share these messages with you!

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Strength is a beautiful gift that takes many forms. There are four categories of strength that we focus on at TransFit:

Mental strength

Physical strength

Emotional strength

Spiritual strength

Within each of these groups, we all have certain strengths that are unique to each one of us, and when we tap into these God-given strengths, we find purpose and passion that allows us to live fully.

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Our spiritual beliefs are most likely to determine our mental and emotional strengths. Believing that we are strong, capable, and confident allows us to build our physical strength. Building our physical strength further enhances our mental and emotional strength. Each component is connected. Therefore, we must focus on improving each one. There are multiple ways to do this. To name a few, we can practice positive self-talk, exercise regularly, and spend daily time in prayer.

Positive affirmations focus on the things that we love about ourselves.  When we are focusing on such things, we become more confident are assured of our abilities, which lead us to take action.  Taking action on our physical health leads to other benefits beyond strengthening our bodies.  According to the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, resistance training reduces anxiety, may help treat depression, and improves overall self esteem. When these mental and emotional aspects are improved, we are bound to experience more joy, peace, and gratitude throughout our days. Our minds, bodies, and spirits are interconnected. We have the ability to use our bodies to treat our minds and vice-versa.

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When working with the TransFit Girls, we focus on the truth that our thoughts determine our actions.  This one truth brings together all four components of transformed strength. What we believe is what we become, and one of the best things that we can do for ourselves is to fill our minds with the truth that Isaiah 40:21-28 provides – God will strengthen us even when we feel that we have no strength left. Know that you are strong and that you have multiple gifts and abilities that are unique to you. Use your strengths to live a life full of purpose, and keep transforming one moment at a time.

We are excited to encourage ALL women that walk through the doors of TransFit to be STRONG in their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual strength!

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Join us this September for our Lunch and Learn service project with Action Ministries. We will be putting together hygiene kits and snack bags for the homeless and impoverished in our Athens community. We will be assembling these bags on Wednesday, September 26 from 12-1 at the TransFit studio and delivering the bags Friday, September 28! We can’t wait to serve with you!

If you would like to join us, please sign up on our TransFit App HERE under “Special Events”. If you can’t join us at the event, you can also drop off your donations at the TransFit studio.

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Items We Need:

Hygiene Kits:

  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste

  • Shampoo/conditioner

  • Baby wipes

  • Socks

  • Soap

  • Lotion

  • Deodorant

Snack Bags:

  • Granola bars

  • Apples

  • Other types of snacks that can be easily eaten on the go

If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. We are so thrilled to continue encourage and inspire you this month! We are #StrongerTogether! Please let us know how we can help you reach your goals and dreams this month!

Blessings,

Team TransFit

Our Client Spotlight Inspiration of STRENGTH This September!

Sweet friend,

We loved encouraging you this week as we celebrated National Day of Encouragement! We have challenged each of you to get active for 30 minutes a day and incorporate strength training at least 3 times a week! We know that you can do it because we know we are #StrongerTogether. Remember, the winner of the challenge will be entered into a raffle to win a MONTH of FREE sessions!

Y’all, our incredible September client spotlight will encourage you that YOU CAN do anything you put your heart, mind, and soul into! Believe it, achieve it, and never give up! This beautiful friend, Lynn Robinson, exudes strength in so many areas of her life, and we are all blessed by her presence. Lynn is consistent, dedicated, hard-working, focused and does it all with a smile! We are so proud of her! I hope you get to spend time with this amazing woman. Thank you, Lynn, for living transformed and being an inspiration to us all!

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Lynn’s Transformation Story:

“Thirty years ago, my husband and I were delighted at the birth of our second child, a beautiful baby boy. As any newborn does, he became the center of focus in our household; his older sister, who was then 7, loved him dearly, as we all did. But, there was a problem looming. I didn’t bounce back from his birth as quickly as I did with my first child, I couldn’t lose the baby weight, and I had to return to work. I felt overwhelmed with guilt and concern that I couldn’t properly parent my children; in fact, I was certain that I was a poor excuse of a person. Yes, I had developed a classic case of postpartum depression. In those days, there were few treatment options. My husband suggested that I consider joining a gym, which I thought was crazy; how could I work full time, care for our children and all the other “things” that seemed so important? Yet, that’s exactly what I did – I joined a gym, and I’ve been in a gym, for the most part, all those thirty plus years.  The exercise program, coupled with counseling, enabled me to recover from the depression I experienced. 

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In exercise, I discovered that regular, challenging workouts gave me new energy and focus, improved my physical as well as mental health, and enabled me to whittle off those extra pounds I carried. Through the years, I‘ve exercised at many gyms, participating in cardio classes like step, dance aerobics, HIIT, spin, etc. I’ve taken numerous strength and conditioning classes, like FIRE, Pilates, and PUMP. I’ve worked with weights, bars and all kinds of machines. I even spent 5 or 6 years in a CrossFit gym, primarily with a personal trainer. While there, I set a goal to complete a pull up before my 60th birthday, and, to my surprise, I accomplished that. But, again, there was a problem looming. The aging process crept in, and I suffered a torn labrum in my left shoulder. Despite surgery, physical therapy and a long recovery, the shoulder still challenges me, and continually reminds me that there are limits to what I can, and should do. I was quite discouraged about my exercise program (or lack of one I considered meaningful), when my daughter suggested I try a class at her new gym, TransFit. 

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TransFit was totally unlike any other gym to me. First, the décor is brimming with encouraging phrases and Bible verses of affirmation; the business model based on the scripture from Romans 12:2 is motivational in itself, but it’s linked to the development of our whole selves, with particular focus on building our bodies, which are “Temples of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19). I love that each exercise session ends with praise and thanks for God’s grace and blessings in our lives. I’ve learned a great deal about food and nutrition since joining TransFit. The frequent reminders to drink 80 ounces of water daily, read food labels, avoid added sugars, eat the right amounts of healthy protein and fats, along with questions like “what did you eat for breakfast” and “what’s your goal for today” prompt me to focus on the “little” dietary improvements I can make to achieve the larger goals of living healthfully. Initially, I was impressed that all the instructors remembered my name, (and I still am impressed with that!), but I marvel that they remember the aches, pains, and limitations I had last week and inquire about them next time I’m at the gym. And, to receive text/email reminders/affirmations from them is such a blessing. The workout sessions are always challenging, but the Instructors are helpful with modifications, when they see a need. If I leave the gym ‘glistening’ with sweat, I feel a sense of accomplishment. 

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So, with this welcoming and nurturing environment, I enrolled in TransFit classes and primarily now attend the Small Group Personal Training sessions, with a goal of attending at least three days each week. There’s a wonderful camaraderie among the women in that group that inspires me to achieve greater discipline in my life. Since I usually purchase the 30-day all access pass, I also participate in HIIT and/or Yoga classes. I do cardio work three to four times per week on the treadmill, row machine, or elliptical. In cool weather, I enjoy power walks through our quite hilly neighborhood. Generally I allow myself two days per week “off” from an organized approach to exercise.

I have been truly blessed to access the TransFit experience, where participants are encouraged to strengthen themselves physically, for sure, but our health is also addressed in spiritual, mental, nutritional, and social ways as well.”

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Lynn, we are so grateful for your story and incredibly proud of your transformation. We are thankful to join alongside you! We hope you feel so encouraged after reading her story.

Here is one of Lynn’s favorite recipes! It’s the TransFormer Pear and Spinach salad. Try it at home this week with your family!

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TransFormer Pear and Spinach Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted

  • 1 cup pomegranate arils

  • 4 oz feta cheese or goat cheese, crumbled

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

  • 2 Bartlett pears (firm but ripe), cored and sliced

  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced tossed in lemon juice

  • 9-12 oz baby spinach

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp honey

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Place all dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake well or blend.

  • Place all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl, drizzle with desired amount of dressing, then toss to evenly coat.

  • Serve immediately

If you would like to meet with any of our trainers, nutritionist or registered dietitian, you can email us at transfitathens@gmail.com for more information. Let us know how we can help you be STRONG and live transformed!

Blessings,

Team TransFit

Drum Roll Please... Our August Challenge Winner!

Sweet friends,

It has been such a great month in the studio! It was amazing to watch everyone COMMIT to their health in August, and we saw so many inspiring results! Wow! Everyone worked so hard and really gave it their all and were COMMITTED to living transformed! In August, we challenged you to drink 80 oz. of water per day and be ACTIVE for at least 30 minutes every day! Now, we are excited to announce our WINNER!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE....

Our August Commit Challenge Winner is...

PAIGE COLQUITT!

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Congratulations, Paige!

Paige really challenged herself in August and committed to living transformed every single day! She completed the water and exercise calendar every day in August! You are such an inspiration to all of us, Paige!

"The water challenge this month helped me immensely in getting my daily water intake of 80 ounces. Every day was not perfect, but every time I felt hungry, I drank more water... And it helped to curb my appetite! I absolutely love to exercise! I honestly wish I could take a TransFit class every day, but since I can’t, I substitute swimming and running on my other days. Getting exercise done first thing in the morning gets me up and moving and makes me feel ready to tackle the day."

 Our amazing client, Judy Talton!

Our amazing client, Judy Talton!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our August Commit Challenge! Don't worry if you missed it, we just started our September Strength Challenge! This month, we are challenging you to be ACTIVE for 30 minutes every day and to incorporate strength training into your exercise routine at least 3x per week! We know that a challenge like this can bring AMAZING results, and we are excited to encourage you all month long! Make sure to submit your calendar at the end of the month for a chance to win an ALL-ACCESS PASS FOR A MONTH OF FREE SESSIONS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click our September calendar below to download it and start filling it out for this month's challenge!

In case you missed Saturday's e-mail, we have a lot of exciting news at TransFit this month! Join us for a new Bible Study, Lunch and Learn Service Project and New Sessions! Links to sign up are below!

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Sign up for our September Service Project/Lunch and Learn on our app under "Special Events"! We can't wait to serve the community together! The link to our app is HERE!

Sign up for our Thursday Bible Study, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 4:15 sessions and Saturday sessions on our website HERE or on our app HERE! We can't wait to see you in the studio to help you reach your goals this month!

If you would like to meet with one of our Trainers or Nutritionists to help you set and renew your goals please email us! #strongertogether

Blessings,

Team TransFit

Meet Our Newest Inspirational TransFit Team Member

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Amazing friends,

We are so excited to welcome Pam Adams to our TransFit Leadership Team to help serve and lead our community of women in transforming lives! Pam has been a godly mentor and life coach to many women and we are grateful to add her to our staff to help encourage you!

Pam will be serving as our Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach and will be leading weekly bible studies, prayer time and coordinating outreach in the community for TransFit. We are excited to share these new opportunities for your to deepen your whole body health transformation in September! Remember that nothing happens in isolation. Everything is connected. Your body, your mind, and your spirit! Pam has such an amazing story, and we know that she will be such a light in the TransFit studio!

Learn more about Pam HERE!

"About five years ago, I was at a transitional point in my life (about to be an empty nester) and desired to take better care of my physical health. I asked around for recommendations for personal trainers and a friend suggested TransFit.  I knew as soon as I checked out the website and Caroline’s biography, that this would be the place for me. I saw that she had been a competitive UGA gymnast and the sport was a passion of mine when I was younger, though in no way was I even near her level! What I didn’t know, was the extent to which I would be blessed once I stepped into the studio. I got way more than a personal trainer! I gained a dear friend and sister in Christ (although I also like to think of her as my real, much younger little sister that I never had). Caroline’s philosophy extends beyond the physical. She knows and tells her clients often through words and the way she lives her life, that the mind, body, and spirit are connected, and all are important to living life to the fullest. TransFit is where we can connect all these facets of life! 

I have been married to a wonderful man, Mark, since 1984. We met at the University of Georgia and married a couple of months after graduation. I taught school for the first five years of marriage, but soon life got busy with Mark’s career which included many moves around the country as well as an international move to Chili, and raising our three boys. During these years, I invested most of my time in women’s ministries, serving on leadership teams, having some of the most amazing spiritual mentors. Some of these women have had such a great effect on my life that they will always be part of my story. When we moved to Athens about 13 years ago, I began working in college ministry at the church we attend, mostly with college women. It’s been a great joy to serve these students. Now, with my last college group having just graduated, I have decided to transition and join TransFit as the Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach, where I will get to serve clients and the community alongside this incredible team. I have a passion for the Word of God and my desire is to help women be spiritually transformed as instructed by Paul in Romans 12:2.

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"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

My role as Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach will be to help women grow in their faith through offerings of Bible studies, meeting with those that desire guidance and prayer, leading service projects to give back to the community, and various other events and activities that promote spiritual health. I am really excited about this opportunity and look forward with expectant joy to serving and seeing what the Lord has for the women of TransFit."

Please give Pam a warm TransFit family welcome! Our Bible Study will start Thursday September 13th 12-1 pm in the studio. 

 We are here to serve you and help you transform in body, mind and spirit. Please email us any prayer requests or if you would like to set up a 1-1 with any of our TransFit staff. 

Get ready for more exciting September news coming soon!

Love and Blessings,

Team TransFit

How Can You Finish August STRONG and COMMITTED?

Sweet friends,

Can you believe the month of August is almost over? We are so excited to energize and inspire you this week! Let's finish the month strong and stay COMMITTED to our goals and dreams!

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Remember our great COMMIT acronym to help you finish strong this month! 

C- CONFIDENCE- "You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you." Song of Solomon 4:7

O- OBEDIENCE- "He replied, 'Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.'" Luke 11:28

M- MOTIVATION- "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

M- MINDFULNESS-  "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phillippians 4:6-7

I- INTENTIONAL-  "Commit to the Lord, whatever you do, and He will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3

T- TRANSFORM- "Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2

Here is what is true: you are strong, you are confident, you are enough just as you are, and you are a beloved daughter of the King. Renewing your mind is a minute by minute decision to think thoughts that are true about the person you really are!

Believe it beautiful friend, and transform your life by taking action on your goals and dreams and LIVE transformed by His amazing love for you. 

Commitment is an ACT, not a word! You can determine the person you want to be! Take action each minute this last week in August! Commit to being all in TODAY!

Be inspired by our August client spotlights Erika and Marren! 

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This month, we focused on staying COMMITTED to being ACTIVE EVERY DAY! Stay strong in the last week of the month, and go on a nice walk around the neighborhood, a hike with the family, swimming with your kids, coming into the studio for a session or stretching! Just make sure that you are moving for at least 30 MINUTES each day!

We also focused on staying hydrated and drinking at least 80 oz of water each day! Please turn in your calendar at the end of the month to be entered in to win your FREE MONTH of sessions! 

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This month, we also COMMITTED to transforming our health and our nutrition! Though preparing healthy, wholesome dinners can be challenging during the busy week, we want to serve you with this meal plan to make it a bit easier! Our nutrition consultant, Katie Woodall, and dietitian, Kaeti Shurling, shared this plan to help! Let's finish out the final week of August strong and try some of these healthy recipes that your entire family can enjoy!

Click HERE to access our FREE recipes and meal plans!

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Ladies, make sure to sign up for sessions in advance, so that we know you are coming and can plan for you! Don't forget about our new sessions and we have some exciting events and news transpiring in September so get ready!

You can sign up on the app HERE!

If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. We are so thrilled to encourage and inspire you this week! 

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Blessings,

Team TransFit

Our Inspiration of COMMITMENT This August!

Sweet friend, 

It has been a wonderful month at the studio. School is back in full swing and you are ready to set new goals! We love seeing you all back with smiles ready to COMMIT this August! We have challenged each of you to get active for 30 minutes a day and drink at least 80 oz. of water! We believe in you and know you can do it. The winner of the challenge will be entered into a raffle for a MONTH of FREE sessions!

Today, we have the privilege of sharing an amazing client spotlight with you. Erika and Marren are our August client spotlights! These two ladies have been so dedicated and focused on making small changes daily which have led to amazing BIG results! Erika and Marren inspired our theme of COMMIT this month, as that is the word to define their transformation stories. We are so proud of this incredible mother daughter duo and are excited for you to read about their journey! 


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Erika's Transformation Story: 

"I started at TransFit two years ago as I wanted to get physically stronger/healthier, wanted to be a positive example to my kids and wanted to get rid of the flappy “bat wings” on my arms. I knew Caroline from church and knew several people that had only positive things to say about working out with the TransFit team. While I had enjoyed serious hikes and backpacking in my twenties, and even became a pretend runner for a short while and ran a couple marathons (bonus – if you are one of the slowest runners, they let your husband ride his bike beside you to sing songs and scout out bathrooms!), my workout efforts for the past 20 years have been totally sporadic. I needed a way to view exercise differently and have been SO thankful for the TransFit approach of focusing not only on our bodies but our minds and spirits as well. Remembering to see this as a form of worship makes all the difference! And this is why I felt confident in having Marren get involved at TransFit – I knew it would be a safe and helpful place for a teenage girl to learn about long-term health and what that really means.

Last year, Marren joined me in the weekly yoga sessions at TransFit and it was great for us physically, but also a great bonding time. So much so that when we were planning a 6-week, 10K mile family road trip for this summer, Marren and I knew we wanted to focus on staying healthy with our eating and workouts. We talked about the best way to do this and we came up with bracelets to wear each day as reminders and Marren came up with the word “Commit” so we had them made and wore them each day – we still do. What a totally different road trip from the previous ones! Our normal “car foods” were changed – instead of chips, special cookies, and marshmallow trail mix, we had apples and bananas. We made an effort to hike more and work out at hotel fitness centers, and we did squats or some kind of exercise at every gas station stop.  Sometimes other travelers joined us! My big feat – I only had one bag of Cheetos during the entire trip. Total record for me!  But while on the trip, we also knew we wanted to start the Fall with stronger bodies and committed schedules for working out so we set up personal training sessions 3x per week for 5 weeks in July/Aug for a jump start. It was awesome and we are geared up for an exciting year!

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I enjoy seeing my body take shape in ways I’ve never known in my life and the feeling of satisfaction after a tough workout. It makes me so thankful to have a body that can work out like this – even though I’m not the fastest, strongest and far from the most coordinated – God has given me a strong body and the TransFit team reminds us to be grateful and not compare.  And I SO enjoy seeing the other women at TransFit who inspire me each and every session. They amaze and encourage me in great ways they don’t even realize! 

Most challenging is making sure I’ve had enough water to drink as I can tell that makes a huge difference in my exercising success. I am one of those people that is never thirsty, I don’t drink with meals and drinking my daily water takes planning and effort. Lame but true. I have implemented several “tricks” to make it easier – I fill the bottles at night so they are room temp in the AM (I don’t like it cold), I number my water bottles so I can feel a sense of accomplishment as I complete them, and I will sometimes cut up strawberries to flavor them. I am so bad at drinking water that I added it as a “daily chore“ for my kids from the time they were little and it has worked – they both drink tons of water each day since it is now a habit. 

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I’m excited for our new routine which is 2 small group sessions and 1 yoga session per week at TransFit and then walking or playing badminton at home for 30 minutes on the other days. We also plan on adding in weights and bands for home use. Having a workout warrior buddy living in the same house with me keeps me accountable and encouraged as I don’t have to do this alone!

Both of my kids have vastly different, but very strict food restrictions and diets. It is God’s sense of humor that someone like me – who likes protein bars, cheese hot dogs, Spaghettios from the can, and anything packaged that can be microwaved/not cooked – has kids that require “real” food to be top-of-mind every moment of every day. But what an incredible blessing that both of them have healthy brains and bodies greatly based on the food that goes in them. The fact that they both manage their own diets, know what they can/can’t eat and know the science behind their diets is great, but they also don’t complain. Our big saying is “it’s just food” and we take our own everywhere. It doesn’t have to match what everyone else is having. That they can manage their health in this positive way will help them for life and I’m thankful my husband and I were able to help guide this – with a ton of support from professionals and prayer warriors. Additionally, my kids having their “own faith” was our number one goal for their lives and we’ve been so thankful to see that happen. 

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The main goal is to keep up the sustained level of working out 3x a week at TransFit and then at home as well. We are scheduling for the full month so I don’t inadvertently double book any meetings or activities during those times. We see this as a top commitment and my goal is to treat it as such. 

I’m also continuing to work on my water intake. I think this one will have to remain on my goal list for a long, long time!

While I’m generally an energetic person, working out provides a more sustained level of energy throughout the day both mentally and physically. Also, I’m more “eager” to move big limbs in the yard or climb stairs in the house than I would have been before – just because I know I can. And it provides great time and memories with my daughter – from working out to planning our food to talking about the music or devotions we heard at TransFit that day!

And I have learned the wonders of having a baseball hat and clean t-shirt as quick changes when I must get to a meeting/event without having time to shower."

Erika's Favorite Recipe: Vega Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Snack Bar

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Marren’s Transformation Story:

"I first started at TransFit last year by attending weekly yoga sessions with my mom. Those were great, and I had been doing a C25K program and some exercise at home as well. But 2 ½ months ago, I got serious about changing my habits. This summer, my family went on a 6-week cross-country trip, and I realized I wanted to have more consistent workouts when we returned so we scheduled personal training sessions to help jump-start the process. When we came back from the trip, I started going to TransFit with my amazing mom 3 times a week for 5 weeks straight and we worked out at home 3 other days of the week. It was exciting to see the changes!

Also, a few weeks before we left on our trip, I started working with Katie Shurling, the TransFit registered dietitian, who is awesome!  She has helped us SO MUCH with my PKU, which is a genetic metabolic disorder that essentially requires me to eat way less protein than most people. (I like to say I’m a mutant and I’m sure there has to be a superpower within me because of it!) This means no meat, no dairy, etc. so it is hard to ever feel really full and hard to find good food options. But Kaeti has given me so many yummy food choices that are healthy and low in protein and help fill me up. She also works with me on the MyFitnessPal app so I can track my protein and calories in one place, which is much easier.

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I LOVE the way exercising makes me feel! When I am done working out, I (usually) feel invigorated and ready to take on the day. Exercising helps me feel less moody and just overall happier throughout the day. The most challenging part for me is actually doing a workout, whether that means going for a walk or coming to TransFit. Some days I just don’t feel like doing anything, but I am always rewarded afterward. 

I exercise about 6 days a week, with one day just of resting. At home, my mom and I usually go for a walk around the block or at OVP or we play badminton together. 

I have dyslexia and have had to work hard to learn the ways my brain functions. I’ve had eye patches that I despised, extra hours of studying, and many frustrating days, but now I LOVE to read and write and I am so thankful to everyone who helped me with this challenge. 

I am working on staying COMMITTED throughout the school year when working out is going to be harder to fit in my schedule. Also, I want to share my new love for working out with others and encourage them that exercising can be so much fun! I just bought a shirt that says “I don’t have to work out. I get to work out” and I fully believe that. 

Now that I have started working out and eating healthier, I feel so much better, physically and emotionally, and I have way more energy. I feel more alert and am excited to see what the day brings. I also feel good about myself and am thankful for the wonderful body God has given me."

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Erika and Marren, we are so incredibly proud of you and your transformation. We are thankful to join alongside both of you! We hope that you feel so encouraged after reading their stories! 

If you would like to meet with any of our trainers, nutritionist, or registered dietitian, you can email us at transfitathens@gmail.com for more information! Let us know how we can help you COMMIT to living transformed! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

COMMIT This August! 🙌🏼

Happy August!

Wow, we can hardly believe August is here! This month we are going to COMMIT--in all that you do, whether it is your exercise, your nutrition, or your spiritual journey we want to help you to COMMIT to your goals and dreams this month! 

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"Commit to the LORD, whatever you do, and He will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3

Here is a great acronym to help you be inspired this month! 

C- CONFIDENCE- "You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you." Song of Solomon 4:7

Remember this truth from scripture and be bold and CONFIDENT because YOU have been specifically created in God's image for something amazing. Walk in the light of confidence today. 

O- OBEDIENCE- "He replied, 'Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.'" Luke 11:28

We were not called to an easy life, but blessed are we who give our best with what we have! Every detail, even the mundane tasks of laundry and cleaning can bring glory to God! Exercising and eating well some days will not be easy, but your body is capable of more than you can dream of and by treating your body well you're honoring God. 

M- MOTIVATION- "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

Let's be ALL IN this month! Even the days you don't feel like it, just show up, give yourself grace, and give your best surrendering every ounce of yourself- heart, mind, body, spirit to His loving hands. A smaller dress size or a weekend party can be temporary motivation, but the ultimate prize- living fully for Christ- is the true motivation.  Start today and let's encourage each other.

M- MINDFULNESS-  "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phillippians 4:6-7

When we shift our thoughts to thanksgiving, our attitude shifts and our hearts soften. Turn your grumbling into gratitude and be HERE! Be present and be thankful for the blessings that you have! Daily or hourly, repeat this truth and believe that all things are possible when we present our request to Him. 

I- INTENTIONAL-  "Commit to the Lord, whatever you do, and He will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3

"Whatever you do", let these words speak to your heart! Surrender and submit yourself daily to Him first and He will guide you. What YOU focus on grows- be intentional with your time, your thoughts, your goals, and your dreams.  Schedule your exercise, meals, quiet time intentionally this month! 

T- TRANSFORM- "Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2

Remember beautiful friend that comparison is the thief of joy. Here is what is true: you are strong, you are confident, you are enough just as you are, and you are a beloved daughter of the King. Renewing your mind is a minute by minute decision to think thoughts that are true about the person you really are! Believe it and transform your life by taking action on your goals and dreams and LIVE transformed by His amazing love for you. 

Commitment is an ACT, not a word! You can determine the person you want to be! Take action each minute this August! Commit to being all in TODAY!

As our summer schedules come to an end and the school year begins, I want you to activate your mind, body, and spirit to make August the best month yet! Our goal in AUGUST is to be ACTIVE EVERY DAY and COMMIT to the WATER CHALLENGE! Even if it is a quick walk around the neighborhood, a nice walk with the family, swimming with the kids, yoga, or stretching, anything counts! Just get up and move for at least 30 minutes each day! Click on the calendar below to download the August COMMIT challenge and August Water Challenge to help keep track of your exercise and progress! Fill in each day with your activity and record your water intake and then email it to us at the end of the month for a chance to win a month of FREE sessions!

We can do it! COMMIT to your whole body health in August! We would love to inspire one another, as we COMMIT this August! Mark your calendar for our Middle School Girls Sessions starting August 8! The session will meet on Wednesday's from 4:30-5:30! For the month of August, we will also be offering a 4th Grade Girls session on Wednesday's from 3:45-4:30! You can sign up on the FREE TransFit app! You can purchase the 4 pack of sessions or the individual sessions! We hope to see you or your friends/daughter(s) on August 8th! 

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If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. Send us your July push up challenge calendars to be entered into a raffle for a MONTH of FREE sessions!

Commit this August! We believe in YOU!

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Tips to Make The Second Half of 2018 Your Best!

Clean slate, yes, it's Sunday! Let today be a fresh start for YOU! You can make the 2nd half of 2018 your best! Today, shift your thoughts... focus on being thankful for the body that you have and set a new goal (or two) to ensure you are treating your body with care and respect! Write this goal down, put the goal as a reminder in your phone, and tell a friend- that is how you make your goals become reality! 

One new goal could be to increase the amount of high-quality protein that you include in your daily nutrition plan!  Protein is an essential food for repairing muscle tissue,  building and toning muscles, and for keeping you feeling full for longer. High protein snacks should be consumed after 30-45 minutes after workouts for maximum muscle building and repair benefits and should be consumed as a snacks during the day to fight cravings and help manage weight.

Here are some of our Dietitian, Kaeti Shurling's,  favorites:

  • 1 hard-boiled egg- 8g
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas- 18g
  • 1/2 cup cashews- 16g
  • 3 oz of tuna- 25g

Try out these great high protein snacks and start your healthy lifestyle with a delicious, higher protein nutrition plan!

Here is a high protein healthy popsicle to try this week! 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup – strawberries
  • 1 1/4 cup – coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon – honey
  • 4 teaspoon – chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup pieces – mango

Directions:
Puree strawberries (fresh or frozen) with half of the coconut water in a blender or food processor. Taste the mixture and blend in honey to desired sweetness, if needed. Stir in 2 teaspoons of chia seeds. Set aside. Puree mango (fresh or frozen) with the other half of the coconut water in a blender or food processor. Taste the mixture and blend in honey to desired sweetness, if needed. Stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons of chia seeds. Alternately pour each fruit mixture (for a marbled look) into popsicle molds and freeze until set. Makes 10 (3 ounces) popsicles. If you have an Ice Pop Maker let it freeze for 45 minutes and then add wooden sticks so they stay in place better and the lid will come off easier.

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Additionally, here is one of our favorite workouts you can try today! Add this workout to your week and then enjoy a high protein popsicle after! Let's do it, ladies! 

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We hope that this second half of 2018 is your best! We believe in YOU! Let us know what your goals are for the second half of the year. We want to encourage you, as you prepare for a great rest of 2018! If you would like to schedule a 1-1 appointment for nutrition or personal training, you can purchase a package on our FREE app or website, or you can email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

July Client Spotlight You Don't Want to Miss! Diving Into HIS Grace for Transformation!

Sweet friends, 

Can you believe July is almost over?! Each of you has worked so hard this summer! This month our theme was DIVE into GRACE! We made a goal to intentionally dive deep by being more intentional with our bodies, minds, and spirits.  We hope that you felt encouraged by friends, family, and our TransFit community!
 

Today, we have the pure joy of introducing you to one of our amazing clients, Lauren Douglas!

Lauren is an amazing friend, wife, teacher, and overall incredible woman. She radiates light and love and you instantly feel that when she smiles so brightly or gives you the best heart-felt hug! Lauren is genuine, kind, and one of the hardest working women I know! You will love her spotlight as she speaks about giving herself grace though-out this past year. My prayer is that her testimony will inspire you to dive into everything you do with your whole heart, soul, mind, and strength while giving yourself the grace to be uniquely YOU

Lauren, like many of our clients, has been exercising diligently through all 9 months of her pregnancy. We all have something these days: an injury, an illness, a hard day, or some type of stumbling block. We are stronger together and when we show up, TOGETHER, we can transform whatever we put our minds to! Let's do this friend! 

Congrats sweet lady! Thank you for giving your all and for inspiring all women that by giving your best one hour, one day at a time you can reach your goals! 

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When my husband, Will, and I found out we were expecting our first baby at the end of July I made a plan to keep myself physically and emotionally healthy throughout my pregnancy. It helped to know that what I was doing for myself was having a direct effect on my growing baby. Part of that self-care included extending myself a lot of grace, especially during the first trimester! I found myself extremely tired and nauseous at the end of the day so made a simple goal to maintain one strength based workout per week and go on one walk/run per week. This felt doable without feeling I was over-exerting myself. I started counting afternoon naps as an integral part of my self-care: ). Once I was feeling like myself again I made three goals to focus on. 1) Get in three workouts a week, 2) drink 100 ounces of water a day, and 3) eat greens every day. Again these were achievable and I knew would benefit me and our growing baby boy.

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I had a friend encourage me early on to just keep showing up, no matter how many reps you get to in a session or how out of breath you feel, just keep coming back. She promised that I would feel better during pregnancy and once the baby was here. That was some of the best advice! When I showed up to the TransFormer classes I was so encouraged by Caroline, Lisa, Mallory, Katie, and all the women I was working out alongside. So thank you for encouraging me and lifting me up each time I stepped foot into TransFit! There were days where I didn’t get to a mile during the cardio block or I had to stop and take a breather after only 10 reps, but the support and encouragement I felt from the TransFit community kept me coming back. Just showing up benefited not only my physical health but my emotional health as well. 

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I tracked my measurements to help keep me accountable, but also celebrate the work my body was doing to grow this baby. At first, it was hard/scary to see those numbers grow, but I knew it was needed to support a healthy baby. I focused on meeting my goals each week and saw the growing numbers as important work my body was doing. 

Smoothies became my best friend. I throw so many good things in there and know I am getting the nutrition I need. Kale, spinach, cauliflower, protein, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, yogurt for the probiotics, avocado for the healthy fats, were all things I’ve incorporated into a smoothie. They’re an easy way to pack in nutrients when you may not feel like eating yet another salad.

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Here is one of my favorite smoothies:

  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla vega protein powder
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 tbsp hemp/chia/flax seed mixture
  • Blend until smooth

We are calling it the BeaUtiful Skin Smoothie

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This smoothie is a delicious, energizing meal replacement and is so good for your body, mind, and especially your skin. The high protein smoothie is great for post workout! The avocado has good healthy fat for elasticity with your skin and will help keep you full! By adding in a tablespoon of Chia seeds, you will receive Omega 3 three fatty acid’s which are so good for your bones, skin, and heart! The added spinach and cauliflower bring in tons of Vitamin A and C great for your immune system! We added just a sprinkle of almonds on top because we like a crunch, but that’s optional.

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I’m days away from meeting our baby boy and am excited to introduce him to the TransFit community! I know once he’s here it will be important for me to get back to working out but plan to extend a lot of grace as I navigate this new adventure of being a mom.

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Lauren, we are SO proud of you! We can't wait to meet your sweet baby boy! 

Ladies, we hope you feel encouraged and inspired by Lauren's story! What a testament to diving into HIS GRACE this month! Let us know how we can help you to live transformed. Make it count this July- let's finish July strong! 

Email us at transfitathens@gmail.com if you have any questions! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Happy 4th of July! Let's Find Our Freedom in HIM!

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Happy 4th of July! 

This month we are diving in deeper in everything we do and today let's focus on the fact that by grace we have saved through faith! That’s when we have freedom & true peace! On the 4th we are especially thankful for the freedom of our country! We live in a place where freedom is offered day after day because of the sacrifice of others. We are so thankful for the men & women who serve our country bravely and with honor. Let's lift up these amazing hero's in prayer as we celebrate this 4th of July. 

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Here is a great 4th of July recipe you can try today! Super easy and a huge hit for the whole family! Enjoy!

WATERMELON CAPRESE SALAD

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Chop baby tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzeralla cheese, watermelon- Drizzle of olive oil and balsamic! Toss lightly to coat! Yuummmm....

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We hope that you enjoy your 4th of July festivities while living transformed in mind, body, and spirit! 

Remember, the studio is CLOSED for the remainder of the week! We hope that you continue to live transformed outside of the studio! Don't forget about our July push-up challenge!

Don't forget about our FREE workouts on the website and app, as well as workout videos on the website and YouTube, plus fun and healthy recipes to try for your 4th of July festivities! 

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Dive Into Grace This July!

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DIVE

(v): To intentionally jump or plunge headfirst

July has officially arrived and we are ready to dive in! We lit the SPARK of whole body health and wellness in June and now let's dive deeper into nutrition, exercise, and scripture! I love the word INTENTIONALLY in the definition of DIVE. To keep moving forward this July in our goals and dreams, let's clean the slate starting today and dive in by intentionally doing one thing new for your body, mind, and spirit.

What is that one thing you CAN do this month? 

INTENTIONALLY: 

OPEN HIS WORD DAILY

DRINK ONE EXTRA GLASS OF WATER DAILY

MOVE YOUR BODY DAILY

EAT MORE GREENS DAILY

ENCOURAGE SOMEONE DAILY

TRY THE JULY ARM CHALLENGE DAILY

________________   DAILY (fill in your blank)

Write your one thing down, tell a friend, and stay accountable! Dive in deeper this month and challenge yourself to a new goal! We are excited to hear about it!  Remember, His grace is sufficient for us!! Release the past and reset for a new day! Let's dive into all that He has in store for us this month!

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This month, we are challenging you to our Transform Your Arms in JulyPush Up Challenge. Each person who completes this challenge will be put into our drawing for a MONTH of FREE sessions!!! Send us your calendar filled out each day and you could be the winner!! Commit to one thing a day- try doing push-ups daily and if not push-ups, then hold a plank for the number of seconds on the push-up challenge calendar! We hope that you will join us this month, as we transform our arms, our minds, and spirits for the summer! 

If you want more of a challenge, try doing the push-ups on a medicine ball! We believe in YOU!

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We pray that this month you rest in His grace! This month, we are encouraging and challenging all clients and friends to join the TransFit Team, as we study the book of John together! What an amazing way for us to build community than going through the Word together! You can follow along as we read through the book of John this month! 

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If you completed our June squat challenge- please email or text us with a picture of your completed calendar, so that you can be inserted in the drawing for a month of FREE sessions

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We want to remind you that our studio will be OPEN on Monday ONLY and 1-1 appointments will be available all week; however, the studio WILL BE CLOSED Tuesday-Saturday due to the 4th of July! We hope that you will continue to live transformed on vacation!

Don't forget about our FREE workouts on the website and app, as well as workout videos on the website and YouTube, plus fun and healthy recipes to try for your 4th of July festivities! 

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Jumping for JOY- June Client Spotlight & Challenge Winner!

Sweet friend! 

The month of June we have encouraged you to light a fire within! We want to help you ignite the flame of passion for whole body health and wellness! Last week we challenged each of you to try the 5 Day Food Journal Challenge. We had so many amazing clients commit to 5-days of food journaling. Thank YOU for pushing yourself and committing to living transformed! If you didn't get to try the challenge last week, don't worry- it's never too late to start! Try it again this week! 

One of our clients, Joy Cooper took on this challenge and saw such transformation, as a result! Joy is an amazing mother and such a dedicated hard worker! You will see Joy and her beautiful daughter Hannah sweating together in the studio! They both always give 110% effort in and out of TransFit! Joy is dedicated to living transformed and has learned about the importance of accountability and dedication, even when it might be challenging! Joy has been food journaling and committed to our 5-day challenge! We are proud to announce her as our JUNE Client Spotlight and the Food Journal Challenge Winner! We are excited for you to read her journey and for you to see progress and total body, mind, and spirit transformation she is making one day at a time!  

 

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My name is Joy Cooper, I am a single mom to 3 AMAZING kids. We have been homeschooling for 9 years. I am a tutor with Classical Conversations, a VIPKID English teacher to children in China and a small group leader at Athens Church for a 9th-grade girls group.

I have been attending the TransFit luncheons, classes, and Bible study for the past few years but never very consistently. I wanted to be more consistent but I just couldn’t make it happen. I had even tried the “My Fitness Pal” app before but just could not commit to figuring out the daily meals and snacks.

A few weeks ago when Caroline mentioned that they were going to have a “My Fitness Pal” app challenge, it happened to coincide with my desire for change and accountability! So… I decided that I should try to figure out the app to track our food and water intake.  My daughter, Hannah, has been using the app for a year! She helped us figure out the app and plan out our meals for the first few days. I will say that once you figure out the first few days it does seem to get easier.  Hannah knew that I liked little treats at the end of my day so she had me add my “treats” in first so that I had enough at the end of the day for a treat. (piece of dark chocolate or a serving of Halo ice cream) When I first started using the App, I was AMAZED at how many things that I would just pick up and eat throughout the day. The App is a great accountability partner! 

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I now have set a goal to go to 3 TransFit classes a week. I plan ahead and make my schedule fit around the classes. I love the encouraging atmosphere and people at TransFit. At the end of every session when we are stretching and relaxing with music that encourages our hearts and God’s Word proclaimed over our lives, I am refreshed and ready for what God has planned for the day.  One of my favorite verses is from Psalms 34:5 “Those who look to HIM are RADIANT; their faces are never covered with shame.” Every time I leave TransFit I am reminded to “look to Him”.  God is the one that inspires me and encourages me but he uses the sweet ladies of TransFit to remind me of just how good He is and how much He loves me! I LOVE worshiping my Heavenly Father with these ladies each week in the TransFit Studio.

Here are a few of Joy's favorite things: 

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My favorite foods right now are the Halo “Candy Bar” ice cream, Oatmega bar “chocolate coconut”, Hint “mango grapefruit” water and Trader Joe’s “Cowboy Quinoa veggie burger. I have been making a salad with the veggie burger, romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, mini cucumber, 1/2 cup of fresh salsa from Sam’s and a Tsp of sour cream.  

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Joy, we are SO proud of YOU! Keep taking it one day at a time, planning ahead, staying accountable and keep motivated to reach your goals!

Ladies, may we feel encouraged to make June our best yet! We look forward to seeing you in the studio this week!

Don't forget about our SUMMER SIZZLER SALE! 20% off ALL MERCHANDISE with the code SIZZLE on Etsy or in store! Sale ends SOON!

Remember to sign up for group sessions or 1-1 sessions on our FREE app! If you can't make it to the studio this week, you can find great recipes, workouts, and inspiration on our app and website! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

DRUMROLL... Our May Transformation Challenge Winner Is...!!!

Happy Tuesday, friends! 

We hope that your week is off to a great start - we want to help you light that SPARK!  May quickly came to an end, and we were so thrilled to see all of your total transformations in the May Total Transformation Challenge! Thank you! WOW, each of you worked so hard and were truly devoted to living transformed!!! We are excited to announce our WINNERS! 

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Our May Total Transformation Weight Loss Challenge Winner is...

HOLLY GARCIA! 

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Holly pushed herself this May and committed to the May Transformation Challenge! Holly, we are so proud of you! Thank you for inspiring us to live transformed! 

So many of you were so generous to donate, that our top 5 winners won a large monetary prize!! 

2. Jennifer Christenberry

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3. Jennifer Rickard

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4. Cress Johnson

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5. Leah Hobbs

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Our May Transformation Calendar Challenger Winner is...

KAREN PAVAO! Way to go ladies for getting those points on the calendar! 

Thank you for committing to our May Calendar Challenge! We are so proud of you and your dedication to healthy living. 

Don't worry if you missed our May Transformation Challenge! We just started our June Squat Challenge! Download the calendar HERE and complete the challenge this month for a chance to win a MONTH OF FREE SESSIONS!

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In case you missed the Friday email, we are offering a FREE summer meal plan and recipes on the website HERE! Click HERE to download!

Next week, in addition to our squats we are challenging YOU to our 5 DAY My Fitness Pal Challenge. This will be a food journal challenge through the My Fitness Pal app! We will start all together next Monday for added accountability! Go ahead and download the My Fitness pal app HERE! We hope you will join us for the weekly challenge! 

We believe in you! Let's make this June our best, yet! If you need help lighting that SPARK inside of you schedule a 1-1 with one of our trainers! We would love to help you reach your whole body health goals!

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

We look forward to seeing you in the studio! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Need To Light YOUR FIRE? Here's How To Ignite A New Fire In You This June!

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It's time to turn the heat up! In the TransFit studio, your home, your workplace, or vacation destinations! I love the theme for the month of June! Light a Fire in me!!!

 Our prayer for each of you this month is to light a flame of passion in YOU for your whole body health journey! Enjoying exercise, eating nutritious foods, drinking water, and staying focused on what really matters in life. I know many of you are in and out of town for the next two months, but try to get in 2-3 strength workouts and 3-4 cardio workouts each week! Spice up your workouts with our new HIIT Cardio Sessions! You can go the HEALTHY LIVING of our website for FREE recipes and workouts! 

To help you light your fire, here is a NEW FREE summer meal plan!

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Keep checking our emails and blogs to see the announcement of our May Transformation Challenge WINNER! If you missed our May Transformation Challenge, don't fret! This month we are challenging you to a squat challenge! Let's tone and strengthen our legs and glutes for the summer! Each day you will complete a set number of squats! By the end of the month, you will feel stronger and determined to add squats to your daily routine! Not only is this a great way to strengthen your lower body, but the clients who consistently adhere to the challenge will be entered into a raffle to receive a MONTH OF FREE SESSIONS! Each day you successfully complete the day's challenge, check the chart attached or take a picture of yourself doing an exercise and post to social media using the hashtag #tfsquatchallenge.

Let's relight the flame within! Set a goal to complete the squat challenge! Continue working hard this week, getting in your workouts and cardio!

Don't miss our NEW summer sessions and session times! 

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY @ 9:30 AM- HIIT CARDIO

WEDNESDAY @ 6:30 AM- HIIT CARDIO

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY @ 4:30- TRANSFORMERS

Sign up for all sessions in advance on the FREE TransFit app, so that we can prepare the sessions specifically for you! 

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Thank you for your feedback on our client survey! If you haven't filled it out yet, it's not too late! Click HERE for the survey! 

In response to your request for more accountability via the awesome survey responses, Caroline will be offering a limited number of FREE 25 minute accountability check in 1-1 sessions on Monday afternoon from 2-6 PM! These sessions are limited. Book your session by emailing caroline@transfitathens.com. If Monday does not work for you, please email Caroline for any other availability. Summertime is a great time to reset goals and assess your fitness routine. We would love to schedule 1-1 with you. You can book these sessions on the app or email us for other availability. Remember, our trainers would be happy to do weigh's and body comp anytime you need!  We want to help you transform!

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 If you have any questions or would like assistance with your goals, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

Thankful Thursday Celebrating Our Favorite Women! Celebrate our May Client Spotlight!

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Happy Thursday! 

It was such a FUN week in the studio with our Celebrate Women's Week last week and we are still flying high from all the amazing energy YOU LADIES BRING TO TRANSFIT! We loved getting to celebrate you! Let's keep the celebration going all month long as we encourage, support and strengthen one another and keep our focus on making exercise our best medicine! 

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Throughout Celebrate Women's Week, we were able to giveaway such fabulous prizes thanks to all these incredible people and businesses! A huge thank you to each business to helped us celebrate this past week! Shoutout to lululemon Athens for partnering with us to make the week so successful! 

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We ended the week with an amazing Community Workout with all proceeds going to HOPE 139. Thank YOU for your generous donations to help us support such an incredible ministry. We are so thankful for your prayers and support for Shelley and Hope 139. Stay up to date on all happening with HOPE 139 HERE

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After a wonderful Celebrate Women's Week, we want to celebrate our May Client Spotlight, Patti McWhorter! 

Patti's Transformation Story: 

I had a long and fulfilling career as a middle and high school language arts teacher, adjunct professor at UGA and Piedmont College, and language arts consultant at Northeast Georgia RESA. When I finally retired from teaching and education, however, I realized that I had no excuse not to implement an appropriate exercise program. Work provided my biggest excuse for not consistently exercising, other than walking. I desperately wanted to be stronger and more flexible – weight loss would hopefully follow.

After several friends mentioned Transfit, I called and made an appointment with Katie Woodall, who introduced me to the total program. I shared with Katie that I knew if I focused on losing weight and not on fitness, I would be frustrated and less likely to reach any goals I might set. So, I decided that the small group setting for personal training would be the best place to start. 

For over a year, I have tried to consistently attend Transfit sessions when I am in town – as many as four each week. I added the yoga sessions when those were offered, and I have recently started the HIIT sessions to focus on cardio fitness as well. I love the atmosphere that encourages each woman to do her best and not compare herself to others. Maybe it is my age, but I think that this is the most valuable lesson we can learn – this is not something I thought in my thirties or forties – I was constantly comparing myself to others and inevitably coming up “lesser than” every time.

When I attended Caroline’s Bible study, I experienced a major change in my thinking about food and fitness. I had never really connected honoring God to eating right and taking care of my health, and the acceptance of this connection has deepened my commitment to living healthier and remaining active as I age.

My initial goals of strength and flexibility remain my primary focus, along with eating well and drinking water. I do focus on eating less – portion control is important – but I generally allow myself to eat a small amount of something special when the opportunity presents itself.

Finally, my greatest challenge is taking the time to focus on exercise when I am not in town for sessions, so I tend to rely on walking. Caroline’s videos and routines are wonderful, but I still have to stop what I’m focused on and do them!

I continue to be a work in progress, as we all are, but I trust that the influence of Transfit will keep me headed in the right direction. I have a wonderful family – a husband, three married children, and three grandchildren, and I want to be healthy enough to enjoy time with all of them.


Patti, we are so proud of you! We hope and pray that each of you feel encouraged and inspired by Patti's story! What an example for us all. 

Let's finish this week strong! Focus on getting at least 80 oz of water and add some stretching time to your day! Make the most of each day. We believe in YOU! 

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

Blessings,

Team TransFit

Happy Mother's Day to the Amazing TransFit Women! 💗

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Happy Mother's Day to our sweet TransFit women! 

We are so grateful for each of you! You are so deserving of this day to celebrate! We hope that you feel loved and encouraged today. Take time to spend time with your family, friends, and loved ones rejoicing over the gift of being a woman. You are a difference maker, a world changer, and a beautiful lady inside and outside! 

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We loved seeing all of our mother-daughter duos at our Community Session yesterday morning! We were filled with full hearts as we celebrated the beautiful & inspiring women in the community! All ages, sizes, colors, mothers & daughters sweat, laughed and gave their best in the total body mind & spirit workout! We loved honoring all the strong women we know today! Keep living transformed ladies- we love you! 

We pray that you feel supported and inspired today, as you are celebrated! If you missed our April Client spotlight, check out this amazing mother and daughters client spotlight transformation story

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We will still be celebrating all week in the studio this coming week so come get revived and renewed for a strong finish to May and the Transformation Challenge!  

We love you! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Let's Celebrate!! Come Join Us This Week at TransFit Athens!

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Sweet ladies, 

We are SO excited about Celebrate Women's Week that will take place at our TransFit Studio Monday, May 7th-Saturday Mary 12th! Mother's Day is right around the corner; let's celebrate being strong, beautiful, inspiring women in this amazing community! We are strong together ladies! We would LOVE for you to come join us! At each session, we will be giving away prizes from local business' and have energizing body, mind, spirit workouts just for you!!! 

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We love getting to host this event with lululemon Athens! Some of our prizes will include gifts from:

In honor of Celebrate Women's Week, try our Celebrate Super Food Salad! 

Celebrate Super Food Salad

  • 4-5 ounces Spinach or Arugula
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • Slivered almonds
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 sliced avocado
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
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We will end Celebrate Women's Week with a Mother/Daughter community workout! This session will be Saturday, May 12 at 9 AM! You can sign up on the FREE TransFit app under SPECIAL EVENTS! Come for a fun workout, giveaways, prizes, and fellowship! We would love for you to join us! This event is open to the whole community! This is a FREE session, any donations will go to Hope 139!

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We can't wait to see you this week in the studio! We hope that you make plans to join us next week for Celebrate Women's Week!!! Sign up for your sessions on our app! We are so proud of you! Keep up the hard work! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Celebrating YOU at Celebrate Women's Week!

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Sweet friends, 

WOW! May is off to a great start! We are so proud of everyone who is taking our May Transformation Challenge!!! If you haven't started yet, it's NOT too late to start the calendar challenge! We want you to join us for the May transformation challenge! We believe in YOU and know you can do it! In order to advance the challenge, you can find recipes on the HEALTHY LIVING TAB of our website

As we make this May our best month, we want to invite you to our Celebrate Women's Week! NEXT WEEK, we will be celebrating YOU! Join us for a week full of fun sessions and giveaways at EVERY session. We are partnering with lululemon Athens to offer you a week full of celebrating you as inspiring, beautiful, strong women! Let's make exercise our medicine while celebrating all that we have to be thankful for as women!

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We will end Celebrate Women's Week with a Mother/Daughter community workout! This session will be Saturday, May 12 at 9 AM! You can sign up on the FREE TransFit app under SPECIAL EVENTS! Come for a fun workout, giveaways, prizes, and fellowship! We would love for you to join us! This event is open to the whole community! This is a FREE session, but all donations will go to Hope 139! 

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In honor of Celebrate Women's Week, we want to celebrate Mary Conley! Mary committed to our April Arms Challenge and won a free month of sessions! She is such an inspiration. We are so proud of you, Mary! 

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We can't wait to see YOU this week at our sessions! Whether it's your first session or you are a regular TransFit client, we are excited for you to join us!!! We hope that this week you will feel loved, as we celebrate YOU! Make sure to sign up for sessions through our app, HERESign up in advance. Win a giveaway prize and come celebrate with us!

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

Monday Motivation! May Transformation Challenge Starts NOW!

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Happy Monday! 

It's time for MAY and our MAY TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE! We hope that you will join us for our challenge! It is going to be so much fun and something you don't want to miss. Challenge yourself to a month of accountability. Fill out the May Transformation Challenge calendar and come participate in our NEW May Challenge and weigh in for a chance to WIN! If you missed our last post about the May Transformation Challenge, check it out HERE

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For the first time EVER, we are doing a May Transformation Challenge!

Details of the Game:

Start: May 1st -3rd- weigh-in's    

Finish: May 30 and 31, winner announced June 1

To Play1. Any person puts $20 in the bucket

2. WEIGH IN (Kept completely confidential)

3. Do your best throughout the month of May (eat right, exercise, etc.)

4. WEIGH IN on May 30 or 31

***If your weight stays the same -- you get your money back! SUCCESS!

***If you gain weight -- your money stays in the bucket. The winner gets all the cash left in the bucket! Let's all play to keep accountable in May! 

 We want to encourage you to participate, as we reset for the month and recharge to prepare for summer! The first place winner will receive all cash! 

To kickstart the month of May, try this new recipe! 

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Almond Butter Chocolate Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 TBSP Almond Butter
  • 1 serving Chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 C frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp cacao nibs
  • 6 ice cubes
  • Blend well -add sprinkles of almond butter & cacao nibs! Yummmm!!
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We hope that you will join us for the May Transformation Challenge! This challenge is for ALL women in the community! If you want to join us, email transfitathens@gmail.com to schedule a time to come weigh in! 

We hope to see you in the studio, soon! Let's make this May the best month yet as we focus on making exercise our medicine! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

Transforming workouts & a Lunch and Learn You Don't Want to Miss!

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Sweet friends, 

Happy Monday! Each new day can be a fresh start with renewed motivation and willpower to reach our goals and follow a healthy lifestyle. However, as we all know, the month goes on and the craziness of life begins to set in and we often will struggle to remain as driven and focused as we were in January. Is this natural? Completely!

So, today we want to offer you a solution to this problem of falling off track and becoming disappointed and frustrated. One of the keys we have found for many clients in reaching their goals for lasting transformation! That solution is to find an accountability partner and if one person, maybe it is a group of people who inspire you daily! This could be someone or a group of women who are seeking to live a healthy lifestyle as well, and who can encourage you in all areas of life- body, mind, and spirit.

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This is your "go-to" person when you are feeling stressed over meal planning, don't think you have time to fit in a workout, have struggled to have a quality quiet time all week or are facing any of life's many obstacles. As we see in Proverbs 27:17, we weren't meant to do this life alone. God has intended for us to live this life together, and by doing so we "sharpen" one another and make each other better. This proves to be true for any area of life! When you work together with a friend or group, you will be much more apt to achieve goals and live life to the fullest! Let us know how we can serve you! 

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We would love for you to join us at the TransFit Athens studio on April 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM. During the April Lunch and Learn we will hear from Valerie Langley and enjoy a Transformer lunch from Kaeti Shurling with Perfect Portions. Valerie will lead us through a short meditation to begin and then we will begin to learn about essential oils. She will discuss the 5 most common oils to use for Health and wellness, covering Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, and OnGuard. She will explain how the oils heal your body physically and explain the different ways to use the oils, like diffusing, ingesting and topically. She will also teach how to make chemical free products with these oils that you can use around your home.

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You can register for this event on our app under SPECIAL EVENTS! Have your accountability partner come join you at our Lunch and Learn! 

Take time today to seek out an accountability partner or group of inspiring friends. Pray about who this person could be in your life and then reach out to them! Have an honest discussion about how you will both be able to walk through life together, growing physically, mentally and spiritually and helping each other every step of the way.

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit