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✝️ Happy Easter Weekend! Celebrate with New Recipes!

Sweet friends,

We want to wish you all a Happy Easter weekend on this Good Friday! Our hope for you this Easter is to enjoy your family and celebrate Christ’s resurrection!

As we've been celebrating "Holy Week" and following the April reading plan from the Gospel of Luke, we remember that today on Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified, God was at work. The darkness of this day would be overshadowed by joy a couple of days later with the discovery of Jesus' resurrection. Luke 24: 6-7

 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” As we celebrate Easter this Sunday, may we know by faith the forgiveness of our sins, a life of purpose meant to bring glory to God, and everlasting joy that does not end with death, because He is Risen!

Happy Easter to all our amazing friends and clients! Please keep following along with us in our April Bible reading plan. Download the free ebook below!

Honor the amazing body that God has given you and fuel yourself with nutritious treats this Easter! We challenge you to step away from the candy and overconsumption, and instead focus on the real reason for the holiday— Jesus' resurrection and the blessings He has given you! Below are four healthy Easter recipes you can enjoy without feeling sluggish later! You can find way more recipes like these on our website HERE.

Try these recipes for your Easter celebration and share them with us on social media! Follow us on Instagram HERE and Facebook HERE!

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Spring Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey

  • 1 cup of grits

  • 2 cups light cheddar cheese

  • 5 eggs

  • 1/2 cup skim milk

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Brown turkey sausage in a skillet, then crumble in the bottom of a casserole dish.

  • Cook grits and add cheese (stir to smooth, let cool).

  • Beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together. Add to grits mixture.

  • Pour over sausage in casserole dish.

  • Bake at 350 for 1 hour. (You can refrigerate the night before or even freeze and put in the refrigerator the night before)

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Easter Salad with Lemon Dressing

DRESSING

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 Tbsps unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 Tbsps apple cider vinegar

  • 4 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tsp organic prepared dijon mustard

  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds

  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions:

  • Whisk all ingredients.

  • Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 days, whisk again immediately before serving.

SALAD

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz organic baby spinach

  • 1 diced peach

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries

  • 3 Tbsps sliced raw almonds

  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 lb fresh, small asparagus. Chop to use just the tips.

  • 4 oz chopped goat cheese

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and serve with Poppyseed Dressing. Enjoy!

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Garlic Roasted Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 24 baby carrots, tops trimmed to 2 inches

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.

  • Place carrots in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and thyme; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Gently toss to combine.

  • Place into oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until tender.

  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Recipe credit: https://damndelicious.net/2015/01/17/garlic-roasted-carrots/

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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder 

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Instructions:

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.

  • Combine peanut butter, honey, salt, and coconut oil in a saucepan and heat until combined. 

  • Add quick cooking oats and mix well.

  • Add coconut and stir until completely combined.

  • Drop 1 tbsp portions of mixture onto your prepared baking sheet. Press into the shape of nests. Continue until you've used all your cookie mixture. 

  • Let cool in the refrigerator or freezer until hardened. Top with your favorite candy eggs.

  • Serve cool or at room temperature. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator!

Thank you to our sweet Hannah Cooper for this amazing photo!

We want your feedback! Please help us continue to improve by taking 5 minutes to complete the survey below!

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Happy Easter from our TransFit family to you!

Check out our website for blogs, inspiration, recipes, workouts, and so much more!

Let us know how we can serve you! Email us at transfitathens@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to schedule a one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

#MondayMotivation ✨

Sweet friends,

In honor of the Boston Marathon today, we wanted to inspire you with this amazing scripture! God has chosen to give you this race of life! Complete the course and give the honor and Glory to Him. The path will not always be easy; often, it is long and treacherous. We may want to give in. But, you have a finish line to cross! Ask the Lord for the strength and perseverance to finish strong!

To help keep you accountable, we are offering 10% off of our 1-1 sessions! To schedule a 1-1, use code “TRANSFORM10” at checkout on our free app!

Additionally, we will be available for FREE 20 minute-check ins (to help you set new goals, assess body fat and measurements, or anything you specifically want help with) on Monday and Tuesday afternoons for the next two weeks! If you aren’t available or don’t live in town, these meetings can be done via phone call as well! Email us HERE to schedule a meeting!

Check out this incredible arm and glute workout for runners! All you need is a stability ball and a couple of free weights. You can find this workout and so many more on our YouTube channel HERE. You can also find free workouts on our website HERE and app HERE!

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Try these wall postures to reset and revive your body after a run or workout! These poses are restorative yoga postures that allow the mind and the body to relax, relieving stress and tension. Here are 3 key benefits of doing these postures:

  1. Relaxation: These poses in combination with controlled breathing lead to a slowing down within your body. This exhibits itself in a lowered heart rate which elicits a relaxation response and, in turn, helps lower anxiety, stress and insomnia.

  2. Stretches hamstrings and lower back: The angle of the body in these poses reduces the curve of the lumbar spine, which will elongate and stretch the back muscles. In poses like Legs Up the Wall, the closer your hips are to the wall, the more stretch you'll create in your hamstrings.

  3. Facilitates venous drainage and increases circulation: Elevating the legs promotes drainage from excess fluid build-up. In addition, gravity assists circulation by facilitating the return of blood back to the heart.

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Fit for a Miracle 5K

If you have not registered for our Fit for a Miracle 5K yet, now is the time! Registration is $25 with a t-shirt for the 5K and $15 with a t-shirt for the Miracle Mile through April 26th, which is just a couple of weeks away! You can register for this event online HERE or download the mail-in registration form below. All of the proceeds from this event will be donated toward Extra Special People and help to fund the new Miracle League Complex.

TODAY is the LAST DAY to sponsor this event! If you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please email us HERE!

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Try these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies for a healthy Easter dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder 

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Instructions:

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.

  • Combine peanut butter, honey, salt, and coconut oil in a saucepan and heat until combined. 

  • Add quick cooking oats and mix well.

  • Add coconut and stir until completely combined.

  • Drop 1 tbsp portions of mixture onto your prepared baking sheet. Press into the shape of nests. Continue until you've used all your cookie mixture. 

  • Let cool in the refrigerator or freezer until hardened. Top with your favorite candy eggs.

  • Serve cool or at room temperature. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator!

Thank you to our sweet Hannah Cooper for this amazing photo!

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Contact a TransFit Staff Member

Lisa Patton: Lisa is available to train you or provide you with a plan to accomplish your fitness goals, whatever they may be! Want to run a 5k or a marathon? Lisa can create a plan to fit your needs. To schedule a one-on-one with Lisa, contact her HERE.

Eliza Harris: Eliza has been doing an incredible job in the studio! She is so excited to meet everyone and help them with their personal fitness goals. Email her to schedule a one-on-one HERE!

Kaeti Shurling: Kaeti is our registered dietician here at TransFit! She can help you with nutrition and meal planning to meet your goals no matter where you are in your journey! Additionally, she has experience working with various dietary restrictions. Contact Kaeti to set up a one-on-one HERE.

Caroline Ward: Meet with Caroline to discuss any of your whole body health and fitness goals for the month of April. We are excited to serve you! Message Caroline HERE.

Pam Adams: Pam would love to meet with you about any of your spiritual goals or prayer requests! Email her to set up a meeting HERE.

If you would like to meet with any other TransFit Personal Trainers or staff, email us HERE!

We want your feedback! Please help us continue to improve by taking 5 minutes to complete the survey below!

Check out our website for more blogs, inspiration, recipes, workouts, and more!

Let us know how we can serve you! Email us at transfitathens@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to schedule a one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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💪 It’s Time! Let’s Make Change Happen!

Sweet friends,

Do you have goals you want to meet this spring? Are you ready for a transformation? Well, we are here to help you and to do that, we are going to keep you accountable! Accountability is the key to unlocking your transformation! We all have days when we make excuses to not exercise or eat healthy. However, having an accountability partner or community to motivate us on those days is what keeps us on track to meet our goals! Let TransFit be your accountability community!

Doing one thing alone won’t lead to transformation, but when you combine God’s power with exercise, nutrition, and encouraging accountability, anything is possible!

Our Team Wants to Meet with You!

HOW to make change happen: Our team wants to help keep you accountable by meeting with you! For a limited time, we are offering 10% off of our 1-1 sessions. To schedule a 1-1, use code “TRANSFORM10” at checkout on our free app!

Additionally, Caroline will be available for FREE 20 minute-check ins (to help you set new goals, assess body fat and measurements, or anything you specifically want help with) on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. If you aren’t available or don’t live in town, these meetings can be done via phone call as well! Email us HERE to schedule a meeting!

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Don’t forget to keep filling out your April calendar! We posted an amazing arm and core workout yesterday— check it out on our Instagram HERE!

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Fit for a Miracle 5K

If you have not registered for our Fit for a Miracle 5K yet, now is the time! Registration is $25 with a t-shirt for the 5K and $15 with a t-shirt for the Miracle Mile through April 26th, which is just a few weeks away! You can register for this event online HERE or download the mail-in registration form below. All of the proceeds from this event will be donated toward Extra Special People and help to fund the new Miracle League Complex.

Monday is the LAST DAY to sponsor this event! If you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please email us HERE!

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Try these No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies for a healthy Easter dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder 

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats

  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Instructions:

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.

  • Combine peanut butter, honey, salt, and coconut oil in a saucepan and heat until combined. 

  • Add quick cooking oats and mix well.

  • Add coconut and stir until completely combined.

  • Drop 1 tbsp portions of mixture onto your prepared baking sheet. Press into the shape of nests. Continue until you've used all your cookie mixture. 

  • Let cool in the refrigerator or freezer until hardened. Top with your favorite candy eggs.

  • Serve cool or at room temperature. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator!

Thank you to our sweet Hannah Cooper for this amazing photo!

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Contact a TransFit Staff Member

Lisa Patton: Lisa is available to train you or provide you with a plan to accomplish your fitness goals, whatever they may be! Want to run a 5k or a marathon? Lisa can create a plan to fit your needs. To schedule a one-on-one with Lisa, contact her HERE.

Eliza Harris: Eliza has been doing an incredible job in the studio! She is so excited to meet everyone and help them with their personal fitness goals. Email her to schedule a one-on-one HERE!

Kaeti Shurling: Kaeti is our registered dietician here at TransFit! She can help you with nutrition and meal planning to meet your goals no matter where you are in your journey! Additionally, she has experience working with various dietary restrictions. Contact Kaeti to set up a one-on-one HERE.

Caroline Ward: Meet with Caroline to discuss any of your whole body health and fitness goals for the month of April. We are excited to serve you! Message Caroline HERE.

Pam Adams: Pam would love to meet with you about any of your spiritual goals or prayer requests! Email her to set up a meeting HERE.

If you would like to meet with any other TransFit Personal Trainers or staff, email us HERE!

We want your feedback! Please help us continue to improve by taking 5 minutes to complete the survey below!

We can’t wait to see you COME ALIVE in the studio this month!

Check out our website for more blogs, inspiration, recipes, workouts, and more!

Let us know how we can serve you! Email us at transfitathens@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to schedule a one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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✨ Amazing April Client Spotlight!

Sweet friends,

We are so excited to come ALIVE with you in the studio this April! If you haven’t read our last blog about all of our exciting April news yet, be sure to check it out HERE. We have less than a month until our Fit for a Miracle 5K, so we are getting prepared this month! In addition to sessions in the studio, come try TransFit Prayer Walks Wednesdays at 9:30 am and our Running Group Mondays at 8:20 am! Email us HERE if you have questions!

Today, we are thrilled for you to meet an amazing woman who has truly come alive— our April client spotlight, LeAnn Cleveland! Her bright smile lights up the room and her hardworking spirit in TransFit’s morning and afternoon sessions is contagious. LeAnn has lost body fat, inches, and changed her perspective on exercise and nutrition. She continues to transform her body, mind, and spirit and is such an incredible example of TransFit inspiration!

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April Client Spotlight - LeAnn Cleveland

Growing up, I was always the ‘big girl.’ I wouldn’t necessarily say I struggled with my weight. I didn’t struggle. It was part of who I was – part of my identity. Before I graduated from college, I ran into a friend who had lost quite a bit of weight through Weight Watchers. Inspired by her success, I joined and began my journey toward a healthier lifestyle. I learned a lot about nutrition those first few months. I also discovered exercise – walking, step aerobics, and strength training.

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My weight has fluctuated over the years. Life got busy. I got older. In February 2018, I was ready for a change. I rejoined WW and began eating healthier and exercising. I have an elliptical I use at home regularly as well as exercise DVDs (Pilates, yoga, and cardio). However, I missed working out with others. The next month, I attended a school function where a silent auction was taking place. A TransFit package that included 4 Transformer classes was one of the items. I bid and won. To say I was a bit intimidated would be an understatement. In fact, I waited until the package was about to expire before I finally went. But I went, and I loved it! I had never been to a gym that provided such encouragement. I honestly don’t think calling TransFit a ‘gym’ is an apt description. I’ve been a member of many gyms over the years and this place is different. At TransFit, you are inspired by women without feeling the need to compare yourself to them. I try to attend sessions twice per week and workout at home 3-4 days per week. My goals are to exercise 5-6 days per week total, eat greens daily, and drink at least 64 oz. of water each day.

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I love how TransFit challenges and stretches me. I am a tutor to students with learning disabilities and other learning challenges. I am constantly asking them to do hard things. I am a big believer in lifelong learning, so I realize that I have to be willing to put myself out there and do hard things. God has created each of us to run a race— a race that at times can be challenging. I can’t run your race, and you can’t run mine, but we can run alongside one another to encourage and inspire. This is how I view TransFit, an incredibly unique place that encourages and inspires.

We are so moved by LeAnn’s testimony and are glad to be a part of her journey! We hope it inspires you to set and accomplish your own goals. We are here to serve you in any way we can!

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Grilled Salmon

LeAnn loves warmer weather and grilling season. Try her favorite grilled salmon recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 - 2 lbs salmon

  • 1 tsp ginger

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • 1 scallion, chopped

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Instructions:

  • Mix ingredients well

  • Pour over salmon and marinate for 1 (or more) hour(s)

  • Grill or bake at 400 degrees until fish flakes easily

  • Enjoy!

It’s time to set a new goal for this week! Try some of LeAnn’s goals by exercising 5 days this week, getting in 80 ounces of water, and increasing your vegetable intake. After a workout, try our Wall Postures yoga flow to stretch, relax, and reset! Download it HERE.

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Fit for a Miracle 5K

If you have not registered for our Fit for a Miracle 5K yet, now is the time! Registration is $25 with a t-shirt for the 5K and $15 with a t-shirt for the Miracle Mile through April 26th, which is just a couple of weeks away!

The race is scheduled to take place on May 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm. We will also have a Miracle Mile (1 mile fun run) at 4:30 pm. We are SO excited about this opportunity to support ESP Miracle League, which will provide transformative experiences for individuals with disabilities to thrive through the magic of accessible play and inclusive baseball.

You can register for this event online HERE or download the mail-in registration form below. All of the proceeds from this event will be donated toward Extra Special People and help to fund the new Miracle League Complex. If you or your business would like to help sponsor this event please email us HERE!

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We can’t wait to see you COME ALIVE in the studio this month!

Check out our website for more blogs, inspiration, recipes, workouts, and more!

Let us know how we can serve you! Email us at transfitathens@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to schedule a one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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🙌 Exciting News to Come Alive in April!

Sweet friends,

It’s time to come ALIVE in April! Are you feeling stuck in your health and fitness routine? It’s a new month— time for you to revive and renew your body, mind, and spirit! Today is the day! Read all of the exciting news below to learn about how to come alive this April!

Don’t forget to turn in your March calendar this week! We want to see how you stayed ABSolutely committed last month! You can bring your calendar into the studio, email us a picture to transfitathens@gmail.com, or text a picture to our staff. When you complete a monthly challenge and turn your calendar in, we reward your hard work with a prize!

Be sure to check the schedule this week, as there are a couple of session cancellations and changes due to spring break! You can find great workouts to do while on vacation on our website HERE and on our app HERE!

April Bible Reading Plan

“I talk about God whispers and God winks often and I know He leads us through these little nudges. I know for certain that nothing happens by accident, but some days I want Him to speak audibly to me! I want and need clear direction. But then, I realize He is asking me to trust Him fully. 

A wise friend recently told me, “Caroline,
if you want to hear God speak to you, read the word of God out loud!” I don’t know why this one sentence hit me so hard. The Bible is the written word of God and truth transforms! We have to read it, say it, and live it. 

The more I read God’s word, the more I feel its power and I began to understand God’s love for me. Today, with all the dismal headlines in the news, I find hope on the pages of His word and
I find joy that sustains me in my weak moments regardless of my circumstances.

Every time I make time to open the Bible it surprises me! God’s Word is alive and active because the Holy Spirit brings it to life! The Bible is a living book with a timeless message.
The more we read it, the more God’s words fill us up and can pour out of us unto others.  We find wisdom and guidance for how to deal with our busy lives, peace for our troubled hearts, and hope for the hardest moments. 

I want to challenge you to open God’s word this month and dive in with me. 
The Gospel of Luke is one we can read over and over again and find the wisdom and comfort we need. Join me and our TransFit community this month as we push ourselves out of our comfort zones and immerse ourselves in truth. See how you are transformed by this experience!” -Caroline Ward

As Easter approaches this month, we encourage you to join the TransFit community in our April Bible Reading Plan! We will read through the book of Luke in one month and will transform our minds with His word. Download our FREE April Reading Plan ebook by clicking the button below OR get it from our website HERE!

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April Calendar Challenge

New month, new challenge and April is all about building strong arms! Complete these short arm workouts every day this month and color in each day on your calendar as you go. Share these calendars with us at the end of the month and we’ll reward your dedication!

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Fit for a Miracle 5K

If you have not registered for our Fit for a Miracle 5K yet, now is the time! Registration is $25 with a t-shirt for the 5K and $15 with a t-shirt for the Miracle Mile through April 26th, which is just a few weeks away!

The race is scheduled to take place on May 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm. We will also have a Miracle Mile (1 mile fun run) at 4:30 pm. We are SO excited about this opportunity to support ESP Miracle League, which will provide transformative experiences for individuals with disabilities to thrive through the magic of accessible play and inclusive baseball.

You can register for this event online HERE or download the mail-in registration form below. All of the proceeds from this event will be donated toward Extra Special People and help to fund the new Miracle League Complex. If you or your business would like to help sponsor this event please email us HERE!

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Prayer Walks

We have exciting news! TransFit’s Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach, Pam Adams, will be leading prayer walks this month building up to our Fit for a Miracle 5K! Starting this Wednesday, April 3rd, meet outside the TransFit studio Wednesdays at 9:30 am where Pam will lead us in prayer and meditation as we walk the Miracle Mile route twice (2 miles total).

The goal of prayer walking is to “pray onsite with insight” as we will simply be using our senses to engage mind, body, and spirit in the ministry of prayer, keeping alert for how the Lord leads us to pray for the Fit for a Miracle 5k and the community around us where we will “set our foot” (Joshua 1:3) along the routes. Our greatest prayer is that God will be glorified as we seek the be a blessing to others in the ministry of prayer and service.

Email Pam HERE if you have any questions!

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TransFit Running Group

We had such an incredible time at our Healthy Running Lunch & Learn last Thursday! TransFit Running Director, Lisa Patton, taught us so many insightful techniques and tips for running/walking efficiently! If you want to learn more, Lisa leads a running group every Monday at 8:20 am. The group will be running parts of the 5K course, so this is an incredible way to train for our upcoming Fit for a Miracle 5K, as well as any personal goals you have! Email here HERE if you have any questions!

More April Events

We will continue to have our 5:30 am HIIT cardio sessions on Tuesdays this month! Getting in a cardio workout in the morning is such an incredible way to start the day!

We will also continue our TransFit Girls sessions Wednesdays at 4:15! We love spending time with these sweet girls and helping them transform!

You can sign up for any of these sessions on our FREE app HERE!

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Contact a TransFit Staff Member

Lisa Patton: As mentioned earlier, Lisa has a running group every Monday at 8:20! She is also available to train you or provide you with a plan to accomplish your fitness goals, whatever they may be! Want to run a 5k or a marathon? Lisa can create a plan to fit your needs. To schedule a one-on-one with Lisa, contact her HERE.

Eliza Harris: Eliza is our new amazing personal trainer who is so excited to meet everyone and help them with their personal fitness goals. Email Eliza to schedule a one-on-one HERE!

Kaeti Shurling: Kaeti is our registered dietician here at TransFit! She can help you with nutrition and meal planning to meet your goals no matter where you are in your journey! Additionally, she has experience working with various dietary restrictions. Contact Kaeti to set up a one-on-one HERE.

Caroline Ward: Meet with Caroline to discuss any of your whole body health and fitness goals for the month of April. We are excited to serve you! Message Caroline HERE.

Pam Adams: Pam would love to meet with you about any of your spiritual goals or prayer requests! Email her to set up a meeting HERE.

If you would like to meet with any other TransFit Personal Trainers or staff, email us HERE!

We can’t wait to see you COME ALIVE in the studio this month!

Check out our website for more blogs, inspiration, recipes, workouts, and more!

Let us know how we can serve you! Email us at transfitathens@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to schedule a one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Come ALIVE in April Because HE IS ALIVE! 🌸✝️🐰

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Happy Easter, friends! 

He is RISEN! Today, we rejoice in a risen Savior! We celebrate the life, death, resurrection, and await the return of Jesus! We are so thankful for each of you and the community we have with TransFit. We want to challenge each of you to remember that exercise is worship!  We are honoring our bodies, a most amazing gift,  through treating our bodies with respect and care.  Enjoy an outdoor walk or even a slow stretch today and give thanks for the gifts you have been given.

Enjoy today and be intentional with friends and family. Please try some of our healthier Easter recipes! Let's celebrate today because He is RISEN! 

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Add this Spring Salad to your meal, today! 

Strawberry and Mint Salad

  • 5 oz Spring Mix (I like the 50/50 Mix with half spring mix and half spinach)
  • 1-pint strawberries- washed, hulled, sliced
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 3 oz. creamy Gorgonzola (look for the Gorgonzola that doesn't just crumble apart, you want the really creamy kind)
  • 1/2 cup Mint Chiffonade

Directions:

  1. Place Spring Mix in a large bowl
  2. Top with strawberries and walnuts
  3. Sprinkle Gorgonzola and Mint chiffonade over the top
  4. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a lid 
  5. Place the lid on the jar and shake vigorously until the dressing has emulsified

It should look homogeneous in appearance. Enjoy! 

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We are excited to see you and help you transform in body, mind, and spirit this week in the TransFit Studio! Let us know how we can help you live transformed this April! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Happy Easter! 🙌🏼✝️

Happy Easter, friends! 

He is RISEN! Today, we rejoice in a risen Savior! We celebrate the life, death, resurrection, and await the return of Jesus! We are so thankful for each of you and the community we have with TransFit. We want to challenge each of you to remember that exercise is worship!  We are honoring our bodies, a most amazing gift,  through treating our bodies with respect and care.  Enjoy a outdoor walk or even a slow stretch today and give thanks for the gifts you have been given.

 Enjoy today and be intentional with friends and family. Please try some of our healthier Easter recipes! Let's celebrate today because He is RISEN! 

We are excited to see you and help you transform in body, mind, and spirit this week in the TransFit Studio

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Enjoying a Healthy, Joy Filled Easter! 🐣🌸

Easter is coming up, and for many of us that means a big family brunch followed by a massive helping of candy — think Cadbury Eggs, Peeps, and lots of jelly beans. While a few Easter treats are not “TERRIBLE” for you, weighing a basket down with chocolate, caramel eggs, and jelly beans can be the gateway to mindlessly snacking on candy for the rest of the week which, as you know, leads to you & your family feeling sluggish and groggy. Whether you're making a basket for a friend, little one, or someone special in your life, there are definitely some more fun and healthy ideas to sneak in along with a few pieces of candy. 

Our hope for you this Easter will be to enjoy your family and celebrate Christ’s resurrection!  Honor the amazing body that God has given you and fuel yourself with nutritious treats this Easter! This Easter we challenge you to step away from the candy and overconsumption, and instead focus on the real reason for the holiday Jesus' resurrection, and the blessings He has given you! 

Alternative Egg Stuffers

  • Money
  • Spring clothes
  • Bathing suits
  • Play dough eggs
  • Spring flowers like tulips, dahlias, or lilies.
  • Puzzles
  • Small toys
  • Stuffed bunnies
  • Stickers/Tattoos
  • Magnets
  • Disposable cameras
  • Packets of seeds and gardening tools
  • Silly Putty (it even comes in its own egg)
  • Pastel-colored socks
  • coupons for a special outing or later bedtime

Here are some of our TransFit Team's favorite nutritious Easter snacks to share with your family! We have many more healthy, family friendly recipes - click here.

Add baby carrots to a small flowerpot full of hummus for a fresh snack. Serve with additional veggies or crackers.


Add sesame seed eyes and a carrot nose to hard-boiled eggs for a protein filled snack.


Recipe from   Fire and Flavor

Recipe from Fire and Flavor

Grilled Chicken with strawberry feta salsa

Salsa

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • ½ cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced

Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 4 (6- to 8- ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

Directions:

FIRST  In a medium bowl, combine strawberries, onion, lime juice, feta, and oil; set aside. 

NEXTPreheat grill or grill pan to medium heat. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 teaspoons lime juice and season with salt and pepper.  Add chicken breasts and toss to coat.  Grill chicken for 6 minutes per side or until meat thermometer reads 165° F. Loosely cover chicken with foil and let it rest for 5 minutes.

LAST Add chopped avocado to salsa and season with salt and pepper; toss gently. Top chicken with salsa and serve.


We pray that you fix your eyes of the resurrection of our Savior this Easter! He is RISEN! We look forward to helping you transform in body, mind, and spirit! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

How to have a healthy, joy-filled Easter!

As a child, I always loved Easter. I loved the egg hunts and the Easter baskets, but most of all I loved being able to do these things with my family. As I grew up, I noticed that in stores Easter started seeming less about our risen Savior and more about gifts, prizes, and candy. I could walk down the grocery aisles and see shelf after shelf of sweet tarts and chocolate bunnies. These bunnies always seem so promising on the outside but are hollow inside, much like Easter is becoming to many families. This Easter I challenge you to step away from the candy and overconsumption, and instead focus on the real reason for the holiday Jesus' resurrection, and the blessings He has given you! Praise!

"It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory" Proverbs 25:27

There are so many ways to make Easter a healthy, fun day for your family!

  1. Having an Easter egg hunt? Fill the eggs with small toys like army men or bouncy balls, sea shells, stickers, temporary tattoos, secret notes, or any coins you may have lying around the house.
  2. Can't decide what to put in an Easter basket? Make a fun theme for each of your kids and fill the basket with items accordingly. If your child's spring break is after Easter, try a beach basket filled with toys for the sand and a towel. If your child loves making art, like my Lyla does, fill their basket with coloring books, markers, stickers, etc. If your child likes getting their hands dirty, include some flower pots and seeds in their basket. If you've got a sports fan on your hands, toss in a football and then get some practice in the backyard later.
  3. Need some cute snack ideas? Try the following recipes!

    Photo by: The Today Show

    Add baby carrots to a small flowerpot full of hummus for a fresh snack. Serve with additional veggies or crackers.

    Add sesame seed and carrot faces to hard boiled eggs for a cute, protein filled snack.

    Add sesame seed eyes and a carrot nose to hard-boiled eggs for a protein filled snack.

    Slice sweet potatoes length wise, then use a bunny cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 15 minutes in a 415 degree oven.

Slice sweet potatoes length wise, then use a bunny cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Toss in olive oil, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper. Bake for 15 minutes in a 415 degree oven.

Healthy & Fun Easter Basket

Above all remember to give thanks to God for a wonderful day spent with family, friends, food, and love.

"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" Corinthians 10:31

Blessings,

Caroline