holiday extravganza

🏆 Holiday Extravaganza Winners!

Sweet friends,

After an incredible and blessed holiday season, the 2018 Holiday Extravaganza has finally come to an end! Hearing your stories and sharing your excitement with you has been so inspirational. Way to stay strong throughout the holidays and live transformed!

Congratulations to everyone who entered the challenge! We are so proud of you for staying accountable. We are so excited to announce this year’s holiday extravaganza winners! Here are the final results:

  1. Paige Colquitt

  2. Catherine Warner

  3. Krista McLean

  4. Katie Dillard

  5. Allison Abernathy

  6. Fran Hann

  7. Lisa Shirreffs

  8. Eliz Johnson

  9. Kathy Cousart

  10. Pam Matthews

Check out our first place spotlight below for inspiration to help you stay motivated to live transformed in body, mind and spirit. We are so blessed by Paige’s words and motivated by her transformation. Our prayer is that this ignites a spark in you to live transformed and accomplish your goals in 2019!

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First Place Winner - Paige Colquitt

“I love competition… not so much competing against others, but competing against myself. I love trying to beat my own score or trying to do better with my goals from one week to the next. So when Caroline mentioned the Holiday Extravaganza, I was all in! I knew losing some pounds would be great, but I was actually more concerned with just feeling better. Some days I ate pretty well, but on the days I didn’t, I felt downright yucky. I felt bloated, was experiencing some digestive issues, and felt some joint pain. I knew certain foods I was putting in my body were causing this. Cleaning up my act with food choices became my priority during the holidays. I knew if I could improve my nutrition during the hardest eating time of the year, I could set myself up for success when 2019 rolled around. 

     My name is Paige Colquitt and I’m a retired kindergarten teacher. I love to read, hike, bike, paddle board, garden, volunteer, and I especially love to cook. With the cooking, I’ve tended in the past to focus on creating lots of ‘southern dishes,’ because those are the recipes I grew up eating. I knew I needed to change that. Since coming to TransFit over a year and a half ago, I do feel as if I have gotten better with creating and eating healthier meals and snacks. Being consistent, however, has been an obstacle. I would eat salads during the week, but I would scarf down pizza or fried pork chops on the weekend. Or I would do great with my water intake for four days straight, then hardly pick up the water bottle the next four days. It’s like I had all the pieces of the puzzle (knowing what I needed to do) but the pieces weren’t fitting together to complete the entire puzzle. 

    This past fall during our Bible Study, Pam Adams recommended a book to me entitled Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. The premise of the book is to crave God, not food, and therefore, allow God to have control over this area of your life. After reading the book (I highly recommend it!), I realized that is what I needed to do because it certainly wasn’t working with me being in charge. Reading this book has changed my perspective on food. Now before I eat something, I ask, “God, is this something you want me to put in my mouth?” I’m not perfect by any means, but putting God above food has been a huge paradigm shift for me.”

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“Caroline mentions a word often that I’ve actually adopted as my word for 2019 … INTENTIONALITY. I’ve intentionally started looking on Pinterest for clean-eating recipes. I’ve intentionally planned my meals ahead for the week by writing them down, making sure my fridge is stocked with the ingredients, and making it a point to stick to my meal plans each day, unless some emergency of some sort comes up. My breakfasts have consisted of smoothies (cinnamon almond is my favorite), Greek yogurt with berries and walnuts, and egg muffins. Salads with lots of fresh veggies and a protein are a must now for lunch. And dinner is usually a slice of lean meat with lots of vegetables (broccoli and brussels sprouts are my favorites). I’ve loved trying out new recipes on Pinterest like Italian Beef Soup or One Pan Turkey Meatballs with veggies. Sweet potatoes have become one of my favorites now … for breakfast, in my salad, or as a snack! I’ve limited my simple carbs to just fruits and even introduced ghee and almond butter into my diet. Saying goodbye to peanut butter has been hard! I intentionally make it a point to carry my water bottle with me everywhere now, getting in at least 80 ounces of water each day. My body feels so much better now, and I’m sleeping more soundly too!

        My husband and I visited New Orleans during the holidays so I knew that would be the true test of my eating. You can’t think of New Orleans without thinking of all that good food! I just gave it to God and took it one day at a time. I brought my own snacks (Lara Bars and almonds) and enjoyed the food, just making sure I ate small portions. I think all the walking in the city helped too! Again, just trying to be intentional with my choices helped a lot.

    Something else that was very beneficial was the weight check-in with Caroline each Monday morning after class. She was (and is) such a great encourager whether I met my goal each week or not. She continued to remind me that it’s not just about the weight, it’s about seeing myself the way God sees me. She also reminded me that transformation is a process that occurs over time. That has stuck with me a lot because it is so true. It does not happen overnight. 

     I love the Transformer classes! I’m an early bird so I normally attend the 5:30 a.m. class. It gets my day off to a fantastic start. On the other days, I get in my cardio swimming laps at Ramsey. Swimming is such a wonderful all-over workout! Caroline’s exercises in the back of her Bible Study book are awesome too. Those came in handy when I was in New Orleans. 

     It has not been a perfect last couple of weeks but I have tried to put more consistency and intentionality in what I do when it comes to food. Allowing God to be in the driver’s seat has been a game changer as well. I look forward to continuing this journey of good health, exercise, and nutrition! And I’m so thankful for TransFit and the change it has instilled in my life!” -Paige

WOW, Paige! We are so inspired by your journey! Living transformed is an ongoing process and Paige shows us exactly how capable we all are of meeting our goals this year one day at a time!

For more inspiration, check out our YouTube channel and app for free recipes and workouts!

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Another Winner - Krista McLean

“The Holiday Extravaganza came at just the right time! I felt yucky and my clothes were just not fitting the way they should anymore! So, I decided to enter the challenge and really go for it! First step was to cut out the Dr. Pepper! Once I did that the rest of the sugar was easy to avoid.  I cut out almost all sugar, pasta, bread (except for the occasional splurge) and began training for a half marathon. All of that, especially the changes in my diet are what worked for me!  I feel so much better and my pants fit again!” -Krista

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While we take in these words of encouragement and inspiration, remember it’s not too late to purchase our January Jump Start packages! We would love to have you join us in our journey towards a healthy lifestyle this year. This can be purchased on our FREE APP or on the website by clicking the button below!

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We encourage you to fill out our 2019 goals sheet to help you stay accountable this year! Fill this sheet out and hang it somewhere as a daily reminder that you can do it! You can download and print the sheet HERE or ask us to give you one when you come into the studio!

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Don’t forget about our awesome events going on in January!

Bible Study starts Thursday January 24th! It will be on held on Thursdays from 12 - 1 pm. The cost of the book is $20 and you can sign up on our app!

Middle School Girls Sessions will begin this Wednesday, January 16th from 4:15 - 5:15 pm! These sessions are for 4th - 7th grade girls. You can sign your girls up for sessions on our app!

Keep praying over your dreams and goals for 2019 and remember we are here to serve you! If you have any questions or want to schedule a on-on-one counseling session, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings,

Team TransFit

🎉 Exciting January News at TransFit for YOU!

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Ladies, 

We are off to a great start January 2019! We have loved seeing your smiling faces back sparkling in the studio! We are excited to share some important dates and events that are happening here at TransFit! Our entire TransFit Team wants to encourage you to reach your whole body health goals and dreams in 2019!

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Holiday Extravaganza Weigh-In's: Weigh Ins are going on now and will end Friday, January 11th. If you participated in our Holiday Extravaganza challenge, come weigh-in so that you can get your $20 BACK! Thank you for working so hard over the holiday season! We are proud of you!

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January Jump Start Packages: It's not too late to purchase your January Jump Start packages. Kickstart the new year and commit to your health for 2019! You can purchase packages on our website HERE and our our app HERE

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Middle School Girls: Sessions begin Wednesday, January 9th at 4:30 PM. We would love for your daughter or friend to come join us for our middle school girls sessions! These girls learn about the importance of living transformed in body, mind, and spirit while working out with friends! You can sign up on our FREE app HERE

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Friday TransFit Yoga Sessions: Come stretch your body and review your mind Monday’s 5:30 pm and Friday’s 9:30 am. The transforming yoga flow is for beginners and advanced yogi’s alike. Come out of your comfort zone and increase your flexibility this year. Click here to sign up!

Do you have a goal to run a 5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon or marathon in 2019? Anything is possible! Dream it, believe it, achieve it! Please email our TransFit Running Director and Personal Trainer Lisa Patton (lisa@transfitathens.com) to schedule a session to discuss your action plan in reaching your goals. You can also visit Lisa’a running page on our website HERE!

Friday sessions in the studio will focus extra on glute, hamstring, hip, and core strengthening and stability to better assist you in become a stronger more efficient runner or walker. We would love for you to come join our TransFit Running Community.

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Need a reboot with your nutrition? We have great FREE recipes on our website and a FREE MEAL PLAN for you! Our Registered Dietitian, Kaeti Shurling, is back after maternity leave and would love to help you with your nutrition goals for 2019. Learn more about our nutrition counseling options HERE!

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Bible Study: Our Director of Spiritual Development & Community Outreach, Pam Adams will be leading us though the Book of Ester. The 6 week study will meet in the studio from 12-1 pm on Thursdays starting January 24th. The cost of the 6 week study is $20 which pays for the cost of the book study. Please sign up on the app for this transforming study though one of the most amazing women in the word.

We would love to see you at these exciting new events and sessions! We also want you to be diligently praying about your dreams and goals for 2019. We are here to serve you! If you would like to meet one-on-one with any other our trainers please let us know!

You can sign up for all events and sessions on our FREE TransFit app HERE! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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🙌 #GivingTuesday: Here's How You Can Be All In

Sweet friends,

Can you believe it is the last week of November?! This month as flown by, and we hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family. As we finish this last week of Nourish in November, we want to remind you to nourish not only your body, but your mind and spirit as well. We are so thankful for the life and gifts that He has provided each and every one of us!

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You may notice a new addition to our TransFit studio next time you are here! We have set up our Giving Tree! Friends, this Christmas season, TransFit will be partnering with Downtown Academy. We hope to bring lots of joy to teachers and students and are asking clients and friends to purchase fitness equipment for recess, PE and the after school program.

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That’s where the Giving Tree comes in! Each ornament on the Giving Tree has a piece of equipment that Downtown Academy needs! All you have to do is pick an ornament, purchase the gift, and return the wrapped gift back to the studio by December 15th.

If you want to help out but don’t want to take an ornament, you can! You can purchase items like footballs, kickballs, jump ropes, rhythm ribbons or other equipment that will keep students moving!

You can drop off gifts at the studio and put them under the tree or give them to any TransFit staff member! Most items can be found at Five Below, Academy Sports, Dick’s, Walmart and Target! We are so excited to GIVE with our Giving Tree this year!

We have a special Cyber Monday SALE for YOU! Use code TRANSFORM20 for 20% OFF of any merchandise on our Etsy! Click the link below to check out our apparel, jewelry, candles and bible study!

Our Holiday Extravaganza challenge is under way! Over 90 people have signed up to participate this year, and that means there is plenty of money to play for! You have already made it through the first challenge day of Thanksgiving! How did you do!?

Get back into food journaling with MyFitnessPal, drinking plenty of water and making sure you are getting in three servings of vegetables! Check out some of our healthy recipes that you can try at home with your family and use the link below to sign up for a session on our app!

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We can’t wait to see you in the studio this week to encourage you to finish Nourish in November strong! We want to help you reach your goals. Please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com with any questions or to schedule a one-on-one session! We can’t wait to see you in the studio soon!

Blessings,

Team TransFit

Join us for the Most Transformational Challenge to Finish 2018 Strong!

Sweet friends,

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of temptations for unhealthy splurges! Don’t worry, we’re here to encourage you! We are stronger together- in body, mind, and spirit!

Accountability is the key to your transformation and we are ready to finish 2018 feeling energized, confident, and strong! Monday starts a big week in the studio for Client Appreciation Week and as we begin weigh-ins for our Holiday Extravaganza Challenge! Join us in the studio as we transform together to finish 2018 stronger than ever!

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Holiday Extravaganza is the best holiday challenge to keep you accountable to your goals over Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years! You can come into the studio to weigh-in or you can send us an email at transfitathens@gmail.com if you want to schedule a time to weigh in. Feel free to invite friends & family to play as well! All ladies in the community are welcome (special instructions for those who have had a baby in past 4 months)!

DETAILS OF THE GAME:

Starts the week of November 12th - Finish week of January 10th

How It Works:

Challenge begins the week of November 12th. In order to play, any person who wants to play puts $20 in the bucket. You will weigh in (confidentially) and do your best over the holidays to eat right, exercise, drink water, and do our weekly challenges. On the week of January 8th, we will weigh in again. 

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

If you are the biggest loser (based on body-weight percentages), you get to keep all the money in the bucket! Our top five winners will also receive a special gift! The Holiday Extravaganza is the best way to keep you accountable over the holiday season!

The winner last year won over $1,500 CASH!!! This is the BEST challenge to keep you accountable over the holidays!

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Want to stay accountable over the holiday but don’t live close to TransFit or in Georgia? We still want to help you transform! Check out our ONLINE TRAINING OPTIONS to help you reach your goals where ever you are!!

Congratulations to our October Calendar Challenge winner, Beverly Sparks! Beverly was such an inspiration to all of us in the month of October. Read her story below about how she is transforming her mind, body and spirit. What an inspiration this beautiful soul is to all of us! Don’t forget to fill out your November calendar to be entered to win a MONTH of free sessions!

“In July of 2014, I retired from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service after 32 years of combined service at UGA and Texas A&M University.  My position at UGA required long hours, lots of airline travel, many hours behind the wheel, and too many on the go or banquet meals and rushed eating at business meetings. I tried very hard to make healthy food choices but the many years of airline food, eating on the go and high stress began to take a toll on my weight, health and spirit.  My first goal after retirement was to improve my health and I made a commitment to join a gym, lose weight and address poor eating habits. Several attempts to get into a regular workout routine failed. I found it very difficult to stay motivated.

In January of 2018, a great friend (Lynn Robinson) invited me to workout with her. That day changed my attitude toward working out forever. The atmosphere at TransFit is positive, non-competitive and inspiring. In the classes I attend, the exercises are adjusted to your personal level of ability, yet the instructors are always adjusting your routine to keep you challenged. The women working out with you, both young and closer to my age, are welcoming, supportive of each other and very encouraging.

I am now in my eleventh month of workouts at TransFit.  New habits have formed and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to exercise this body every time I attend a class.  My strength and balance have improved. My weight is healthy and stabilized and my clothes fit much better. I sleep better and find it easier to concentrate and focus on the positive things going on in my life. I no longer “have to go workout”... I want to go work out! Keeping a calendar of activity is one form of accountability and reminds to stay active even on the days I don’t go to a TransFit class.

What an honor it is to be selected as the October recipient of Calendar Challenge at TransFit! The TransFit Team has been a real blessing and instrumental in helping me transform my body, mind and spirit in the past year. Thank you Caroline and your awesome TransFit Team!”

We love you Beverly and we are so proud of your attitude and your commitment to transforming! Just take the first step ladies, start where you are and we can help you with your goals and dreams!

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The TransFit team is excited to welcome a new staff member to our family! Corinn Gurak will be joining us as a Personal Trainer, and she will be teaching a TransFormer evening class! We are so excited to welcome Corinn to our Team TransFit.

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“In high school, I was a runner in cross country and played soccer, which made running and weight lifting a part of my daily routine. My junior and senior years, I became fascinated eating healthy and working out. This fascination eventually spiraled outside of my control, and I spent much time my freshman year of college learning healthy living, which always needs balance!

I knew after this that I wanted to share the joy and balance of healthy living with the women around me! I became a fitness instructor at Crunch Fitness. I love encouraging my clients (who always become friends) to reach their goals. These passions lead me to TransFit, where I fell in love with the mission of TransFit and I adore Caroline and the other instructors here. I am excited to begin leading and training an upbeat and exhilarating Transformer class in the evenings!”

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We are excited to inspire you in the studio this week for CLIENT APPRECIATION WEEK! Please let us know how we can encourage you. If you would like to schedule a nutrition session or one-on-one personal training session, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com.

Blessings,

Team TransFit

Heart Healthy this February! ❤️

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Friends! 

It has been such a week celebrating TransFit's BIRTHDAY! We hope that you have joined us in the studio to sparkle and celebrate! Join us today through Saturday for fun sessions, giveaways, treats, and more! You don't want to miss out! Can you believe it's February?! This month we are focusing on being heart healthy and committing to do everything with our WHOLE HEARTS! Our amazing client and friend, Kelly Strickland, committed to the challenge of the holiday extravaganza challenge, gave her best one day at at times and does everything with her whole heart! We love seeing her smiling and sweating in the studio throughout the week! Her story of total body, mind, and spirit will inspire you to give your best this February!  

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My name is Kelly Strickland.  My husband Chris and I live in Watkinsville and we have three kids that are 15, 13 and 10.  My days are very busy with being a wife, mom, and part-time preschool teacher.  I have worked out with Caroline for years.   I have not met a trainer more inspiring.  The Transformer class is my all time favorite workout and a contributing factor to my success. Not only is it an awesome workout it keeps me in check all day.  When I workout with Caroline I do a much better job of focusing on nutrition.  In recent years I never considered the Holiday Extravaganza.  I always thought it was too hard to focus on nutrition and fitness during the holiday season.  This year was different.  I decided to be ALL IN!  During the 7 weeks of the challenge, we celebrated Thanksgiving, Christmas, my 43rd birthday and New Year's in Pasadena with the Dawgs.  Consistency and discipline was my focus.  My goal was to make it to three Transformer classes a week, get in some cardio at home, drink 100 ounces of water a day and focus on clean eating.   I did not accomplish all of the goals each day, but I consistently worked at it.  For the first time ever I packed workout clothes and worked out while I was in Los Angeles.  And my awesome husband worked out with me.  As far as nutrition most of my days include an Arbonne protein smoothie with fruit and unsweetened almond milk, a spinach salad for lunch and often chicken or fish for dinner with a green vegetable.  My favorite green veggie is roasted asparagus and my new favorite recipe is hummus crusted chicken that TransFit recently  shared on the facebook page.  I am thankful for Chris and his complete support and for TransFit and the passion of the trainers by encouraging ladies to live transformed.  I am not at my goal yet, but I will be soon.  I have already registered for my workouts for the next four weeks.  It feels so good to start the new year off closer to my goal.  

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Kelly, we are so proud of you and your dedication to living transformed! Having accountability and scheduling your sessions in advance can help you one day at a time give your best! 

We want you to help you live transformed this February! Check out our February calendar challenge. Fill this out each day of the month, with the movement you did daily, send it to us at the end of the month for a chance to win a FREE MONTH of sessions! Let's commit to doing everything with our WHOLE heart! We believe in YOU!

If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. A new session of middle school girls is every Wednesday at 4:30 PM. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Monday Motivation! 💥

Happy Monday! 

We hope you are ready for another great week- ready to REVIVE your body, mind, and spirit!! We would love to encourage you in the studio this week for sessions and for our Lunch and Learn this Friday at 12:30! Today, we want to inspire you with one of our Holiday Extravaganza top 5 winners- Mary McKillip! Mary is a stunning women inside and outside and we are so proud of her health journey. Read below to hear about Mary's transformation story! 

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I never thought Trans Fit would be the right place for me.  I have known Caroline for years but was always reluctant to reach out to her for help.  But after years of trying my own exercise plans and failing with various quick fix diets resulting in the inevitable creep of weight gain, I called Caroline and, well long story short, she changed my life.

Oh it has not been easy.  All of us have our own struggles to overcome in the journey to better health and I am no exception.  For starters, I had to deal with a vicious case of panic attacks that would occur in structured social settings and I quickly learned that the Transfit workout sessions were a huge trigger.  During a particularly crowded Transformer class, I had an awful panic attack that left me feeling dizzy and seriously afraid I was going to collapse on the floor.  I walked out of the class and swore I would never return. 

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After making many excuses about not coming back, I opened up to Caroline about the panic attacks and said I just could not be there anymore.  I assumed she would express sympathy and tell me that she understood my decision.  But I will never forget what she said- “I am not giving up on you.  Come back to TransFit and we will get you through it.”  Over the next several months, she took it slow and kept a close eye on me. She made sure I booked the small group classes with only a few people.  She adjusted my workouts so I was not feeling pressured.  She reminded the class to “breathe and smile” but I knew that was mainly directed at me.  A gentle reminder to stay calm and know she was on my side.

Gradually, my anxiety subsided and Caroline started pushing me out of my comfort zone.  We started boxing together which I am surprised to say that I really enjoy! And after much coaxing, she even got me to jump rope!  Now I feel comfortable at TransFit because I know I am supported. It is a place where I can be myself— with all my flaws and insecurities-- I know I am among friends who want to help me become better physically, mentally and spiritually.

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Getting through the anxiety now means that I can focus on the whole reason to be here—get healthier! Next up Caroline had to help me get through a mean sugar addiction that manifested itself in a total addiction to Peter Pan peanut butter! With Caroline’s help, I gradually went from peanut butter graham crackers to peanut butter in yogurt to peanut butter on bananas then apples and finally no peanut butter.  It has been 3 months since I have had any!

With the combination of workouts 2-3 times a week and a focus on better nutrition, Transfit has allowed me to reach many of my goals.  I still have work to do, but I am more confident that I can do it.  If I can get through all these hurdles, then I know anyone can make it through their own struggles and reach their goals!  


Mary, we are so proud of you! You have encouraged and inspired us all!  Keep motivated- keep striving to reach your goals each hour, giving your best! 

We would love for you to join us THIS FRIDAY for our Lunch and Learn! We will be focusing on goals and dreams. Please sign up for the Lunch and Learn by Thursday at 1 PM. You can sign up on our FREE app under the SPECIAL EVENTS tab! We hope to see you this Friday! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFIt

Congrats to Our Holiday Extravaganza Winners!

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After a wonderful holiday season, the 2017 Holiday Extravaganza has finally come to a close! We have been so encouraged by the stories from so many competitors, and we had a blast doing this again with you all! Over 100 people played and over 3/4 of the participants received their money back! That means they kept their weight the same or lost weight over the holidays! WOW- that is hard! Congrats to EVERYONE who played! You should be proud of yourself for being accountable over the holidays! Here are the final results: 

1. Brionne Antwine- 15.36%

2. Angie Sanders- 8.07%

3. Kelly Strickland-6.79%

4. Mary McKillip

5. Kathy Cousart

6. Catherine Warner

7. Kasey Dillard

8. Jennifer Rickard

9. Megan Melton

10. Melynda McCutcheon

We will do a spotlight on our top five winners throughout the month! We encourage you to read these spotlights and draw inspiration from these hard working ladies! We are so blessed by their words and we are so motivated by their transformations!  Our prayer is that the spotlights will light a spark in YOU to give your best this year! Way to go ladies! 

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First Place Winner- Brionne Antwine

My name is Brionne, I am married to Jamie, and we have 4 kids, ages 5-12. While trying to balance kids at three different schools who are all playing sports, working part time as a nurse at Piedmont Athens Regional, and keeping up with my husband’s busy work schedule, nutrition and exercise was not the priority it should have been. It was all too easy to pick up a pizza or go though the drive thru between practices. When I stepped on the scale at the beginning of the Holiday Extravaganza, I knew something needed to change! The first step was to end my relationship with Dr. Pepper  The break up wasn’t as hard as I anticipated, and the more water I drank, the more I craved...water! I made it a priority to get in 96oz a day. I started keeping a food journal, and at first submitting daily to Caroline. Talk about accountability! I found ways to incorporate more vegetables in my diet, and spinach has found a permanent place in our fridge. I aimed for a salad a day, and added spinach and fruit smoothies into my morning routine. I found myself sautéing zucchini for lunch, which was a far cry from my ham and cheese sandwiches with a side of Chex Mix! 

The hardest week for me was attempting the “No Added Sugar” challenge. I almost quit before I even started! But I learned so much that week! Turns out that my “healthy” yogurt, wasn’t so healthy after all! It was loaded with sugar! I switched to the Dannon Oikos Triple Zero yogurt, which allows for a flavored yogurt with no added sugar. And I learned that most salad dressings have sugar (I honestly had no clue), but that a little olive oil and red wine vinegar still tastes delicious on my spinach, feta cheese, strawberry, and walnut salads!

I had fallen way out of routine with exercise, so Caroline encouraged me to aim for at least 30 minutes a day. Some days I would walk, some days I would jog, and some days I’d dust off an old workout DVD. Most importantly, I didn’t get discouraged when I missed a day. I planned exercise into my schedule, and my husband was very supportive to give me that “me time.” 

Now, I am looking forward to attending weekly Transformer classes. I love the accountability, and just because the challenge is over, I don't want this journey to end! Seeing results gives me the encouragement to continue! 

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Well done to all contestants! We are so incredibly proud of everyone who competed! Remember that the January Jump Start can still be purchased! We would love to have you join us in our journey towards a healthy lifestyle this year! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Release, Reset, Renew in 2018!

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Happy Thursday! 

We are off to an amazing start this January and we are excited to see all that this year will hold for YOU! With a new year, it is so important to focus on our goals for the month and upcoming year! We want to challenge each of you to take the time to think about your goals. We all have goals and dreams that we want to accomplish and our TransFit team wants to help you see each goal achieved! It is not too late to purchase a January Jump Start Package to help kick start your January! You can purchase it on the app HERE or on our website HERE

 A new year gives you time to start fresh with your goals. Let's not look back at the past at what we should have done or missed out on, but rather look to the present moment and get ready to focus on what we are going to accomplish! Setting goals will allow you to focus on what you want to accomplish- your dreams and your passions. Setting goals and completing action steps will help you to make what seems impossible become possible! In addition to goals, we must focus on accountability. When someone is on your side, keeping you on track with all of your goals, you can transform and achieve! This person should be someone who checks in with you, at least weekly, and is encouraging and motivating you to be your best! 

Please print and fill out this goals sheet below and send us a picture or bring it to the TransFit studio so we can help hold you accountable!

Congrats to all of our Holiday Extravaganza participants! We are so proud of each of you who participated in our challenge. We will be doing final weigh- in's today and will announce the winners this weekend! We hope that you feel inspired and ready to start this new year! We want to say thank you to each of these businesses who donated-

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Celebrate each small victory and realize that your health and nutrition is not a diet or a means to an end. This is your new healthy lifestyle!

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

What's Happening This Month at TransFit?!

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Ladies, 

We are off to a great start for this January! We have loved seeing your smiling faces back in the studio! We wanted to share some important dates and events that are happening this month here at TransFit! 

Holiday Extravaganza Weigh-In's: Weigh Ins are going on now and will end Thursday, January 11. If you participated in our Holiday Extravaganza challenge, come weigh in so that you can get your $20 BACK! There will be prizes for the top 10 winners, so keep working hard this weekend!

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January Jump Start Packages: It's not too late to purchase your January Jump Start packages. Kickstart the new year and commit to your health for 2018! You can purchase packages on our website HERE and our our app HERE

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Middle School Girls: Sessions begin Wednesday, January 10 at 4:30 PM. We would love for your daughter or friend to come join us for our middle school session! These girls learn about the importance of living transformed in body, mind, and spirit while working out with friends! You can sign up on our FREE app HERE

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Friday TransFit Yoga Sessions: Starting Friday, January 12 and moving forward, the yoga session will be meeting at 9:30 AM on Friday mornings! We hope that you can join us! Click here to sign up!

January Lunch and Learn: Our Lunch and Learn will be January 26! We are excited to team up with Kristy Smith from Lululemon, our dietitian Kaeti Shurling, and your TransFit trainers for a life transforming goal workshop in the studio. We will learn how to create that life vision and achieve your goals and dreams so you can thrive and live your best life!  You can register on our app HERE! We have been inspired to take risks and step out in faith toward new directions and to strive for new life goals

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Bible Study: Our Live Transformed Bible Study will begin on January 25. Our prayer for you in this study is for you to learn what God wants for your life, for Him to reveal to you your strengths, and His plan for your amazing body, mind, and spirit.

We would love to see you at these different events and hope to see you in sessions, too! You can sign up for all events and sessions on our FREE app HERE! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Add These Healthy Recipes to Your New Years Day Meal!

Happy Saturday sweet friends!

We have missed being in the studio with you, but hope you have enjoyed this holiday season spent celebrating with family and friends! Keep exercising and drinking that water! We beleive in you!

As the New Year approaches, we hope that you are preparing for your BEST year yet! We look forward to hearing all that you want to accomplish this coming new year and we want to help you achieve all your goals! Check out our January Jump Start packages and find the package that works best for you! This will help you kick start your new year, new you! To purchase, you can go to our app HERE or website HERE!  

In preparation for you new year, here are three great recipes to try! Great for a New Years Eve Dinner! More easy healthy recipes will be in ourJanuary Jump Start Packages!  The Jump Start meal plans, workouts, accountability and inspiration will help you kick start your New Year! To purchase, you can go to our TransFit website HERE or TransFit app HERE

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Walnut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp. mustard powder (I used regular mustard because I was out!) 
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash the pork tenderloin and pat it dry with paper towel. Mix the dry ingredients together (except the walnuts) and then rub all over the tenderloin. Next, cover the pork with the chopped walnuts (save just a few of the walnuts). Lightly spray a baking pan with olive oil spray and then place the tenderloin in the center of the pan and roast for 30 to 35 minutes. All ovens vary, so just check the pork with a meat thermometer to ensure it’s done (145 degrees). Serving suggestions: serve a few slices over a bed of your favorite greens sprinkled with the remaining chopped walnuts. Drizzle with your favorite vinaigrette dressing & enjoy! 

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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 small sweet potatoes peeled & cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup  maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 2 small shallots diced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl add the sweet potatoes, 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Mix to evenly coat the potatoes and arrange on a sheet tray. Roast until caramelized and soft, about 25 -35 minutes. Be sure to check them after 15 minutes and stir, if needed.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-low heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the sliced shallots and saute until they start to caramelize, about 5 minutes Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Lower heat to medium and cook until golden brown and caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if the pan becomes dry.
  4. Add the roasted sweet potato cubes to the caramelized shallots and transfer to a warm serving dish.
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New Year Salad

  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola or goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • half a small red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • raspberry  vinaigrette(recipe below)

Toss all ingredients together with your desired amount of dressing until combined. Serve immediately.

Raspberry Vinaigrette 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup raspberries or 1 TBSP raspberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Adjust honey to taste.
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We can't wait to see you in the studio on TUESDAY! Make sure to register for sessions in advance, so that we can prepare the best new workout for you!

For all of our Holiday Extravaganza participants, weigh-ins will begin on January 2nd and end on January 12! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

Try These Healthy, Holiday Breakfast Recipes!!

Hi sweet friends!

We know you have family approaching for the holidays! Today, we want to share two great breakfast recipes with you to try this holiday season. It is so important for to have a well-balanced, low sugar, high protein breakfast before heading off for the day! We are a huge fan of "Make ahead" anything so these 2 breakfast recipes are great to try for this Christmas Holiday!! Both are super easy & delicious!!! Enjoy!

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Baked French Toast

Thankfully there is such a thing as healthy French toast. The Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread eliminates refined flours and extra sugars, and the eggs add an additional protein boost that is welcome in any of my breakfasts. 

- 4 servings

  • 8 slices Sprouted Cinnamon Raisin Bread (or try whole wheat bread & sprinkled it w cinnamon....my kids don’t care for raisins)
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk (I use no sugar, vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup + extra for drizzling
  • 6 eggs
  • cinnamon

Cube bread into 1- 8 inch square pan

Whisk together almond milk, eggs and maple syrup.

Pour egg mixture over bread cubes, sprinkle with cinnamon and let soak for about 3 hours or overnight.

Bake at 375° for about 35-40 minutes, until eggs are set.

Cut into 4 pieces, drizzle with maple syrup and serve.

The portion size is huge and there are about 313 calories and 19 grams of protein per serving.

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Healthier Breakfast Casserole

  • 4-5 links organic turkey or chicken breakfast sausage, (4 small links)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 1/2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed

Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat, crumbling with a fork, until browned. Transfer to a bowl.Add oil, onion and bell pepper to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften, about 5 minutes. Add sausage and cook, stirring, until vegetables begin to brown, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and set aside.Whisk eggs and egg whites in a large bowl until blended. Whisk in milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in 1/3 cup Cheddar. Arrange bread in a single layer in prepared baking dish. Pour egg mixture over bread and top with reserved vegetables and sausage. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup Cheddar. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake casserole, uncovered, until set and puffed, 40 to 50 minutes. Serve hot.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare; cover and refrigerate overnight!


We hope that you will enjoy these healthier Holiday breakfast ideas over this holiday season! Reminder, we are closed until January 2, but we look forward to seeing you in the new year! Check out our healthy living tab on our website to find recipes and workouts you can do at home! You can also find recipes, workouts, and inspiration on our FREE app HERE! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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Grab your family and try the Holiday Hustle Workout today!

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Sweet Friend! 

So fun sweating and laughing to our Christmas workout jams today ladies! We are off to a great start this week in the studio and we hope you can make it this week before we close for the Christmas season! But... we will be with you in spirit this season!

We are open Monday - Friday this week so come in your Christmas gear, ready to transform, and finish 2017 strong!

Try this fun, energizing holiday workout with your family! Please share it if you do- we would love to see you sparkling over the holidays! Use our hashtag #TFholidayhustle

We have heard so many awesome stories of success during the Holiday Extravaganza! The pot of cash is HUGE this year! Keep up the great work! We are so proud of all of you! 

Start this week off strong! Remember to take part in the week's challenge of 1 mile a day and keep up the GREAT work! Focus this week on being diligent in your meal planning, workouts, and rest as we prepare for Christmas! Let's also take time this week to focus on the true reason for the season! As we go to parties, events, and gatherings let's remember the reason we celebrate- Jesus's birth! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Who Needs Some Tips on How to Navigate Holiday Parties?! 🙋🏼

Hello sweet friend! 

As we continue into this wonderful season, one of the most challenging things in our health journey can be staying on track when we go to holiday parties. We all know  parties are to enjoy friends, family but also there can be endless amounts of food. People gather and all bring dishes that are so tempting and we often go through a cycle of overeating and then feeling guilt after the party. Friend, let's not so this to yourself this holiday season!  Bring a healthy dish to share and choose wisely! 

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Here are a few tips on how to have your best and healthiest holiday season yet.

  1. Focus on fellowship with family and friends! You are not there for the food. Yes, there will be a lot of food that only comes once a year but at the end of the day it is exactly that- food. Food was meant to nourish our bodies for service, not tempt us into over-indulgence and lead us to guilt. Go into your party knowing that this party is about fellowship and spending time with the ones you love. 
  2. Drink a large glass of water and eat a high-protein snack before the party.Now, you will be satisfied from a healthy snack going into the party and much less likely to reach for empty calories and mindless snacks. I know often people will not eat all day to "save their calories" for the big party or meal, however this leads to over-consumption of foods that are not going to satisfy or fuel you in the long run! Prepare before hand so you can enter and exit this party feeling healthy and nourished. Having victory! 
  3. Bring a healthy snack or treat that everyone can enjoy and so you will know you have a healthy option available. Some ideas are: lean meat and cheese trays, fruit and vegetable trays, homemade trail mix or glazed nuts. Below is an easy recipe that you can take that is sure to be a crowd favorite and leave everyone feeling great and not weighed down and guilty! 
  4. Keep moving! Stay on track with your fitness goals by continuing to schedule your workouts as usual. Block of these times in your schedule, so you don't skip a workout. When family is town, take walks together! Park further away from stores to get in extra steps! 
  5. Begin with the end in mind! Make everyday count! January is only a couple weeks away! Need some extra accountability? We're here for YOU and believe in YOU! The TransFit team wants to see you reach your goals! We want to see you get your $20 back in January at the end of our Holiday Extravaganza! Remember: consistency is key! Remind yourself daily to focus on Jesus the reason for the season. You can't control all of your circumstances, but you can control where you keep your focus-- on Him! 

Here are some great healthy recipes to take to your next holiday party!

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Strawberry Edamame Salad

  • 2 cups organic baby spinach
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup edamame
  • Tbsp. goat cheese (or feta or whatever your favorite is!)
  • 1/4 cup toasted, chopped pecans

Combine all ingredients together. Drizzle a tablespoon (or two) of your favorite dressing on top. I like a tablespoon of olive oil and balsamic vinegar! Don’t forget to make an extra salad or two for lunches this week!

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Fruit Kabobs

Perfect kid friendly healthy snack! Add one marshmallow, strawberry, banana, and grape for the perfect Santa kabob! 

Holiday Grain Bowl 

  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 6 radishes
  • 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup reduced sugar craisins 
  • 2 cups salad greens of choice
  • 1 shallot sliced
  • Fresh basil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp green goddess dressing

First, make sure your rice and quinoa are cooked according to package directions. Slice your radishes and shallots. Arrange all ingredients into two bowls. Garnish with basil and pepper. Drizzle with green goddess dressing. 


Take this opportunity to practice your will power, and then notice how great your body and spirit feel after the party because you have experienced all of the great fellowship without overindulging. Parties should be filled with laughter, fun and time spent with the ones that you love. 

Now you may be wondering what to do if you do get off track and have one too many pieces or Christmas candy or dessert. Let it go- it is in the past. Clean the slate! Realize that this health journey you are on is not a diet. No friends, this is a lifestyle and sometimes you will face challenges! We encourage you in these times to remember why you started this lifestyle. Think for a second on all of the positive changes you made this holiday season in compared to your last. Think of how far you have come and all the progress you have made. Now with a renewed mind and spirit prepare to have your best and healthiest day tomorrow and drink plenty of water and green tea to help purify your body so you can feel your best! 

You can do this sweet friend! We are praying for you and can't wait to hear all the success that you all have and how God blesses your holiday season! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Join us for a 5 Day No Sugar CHALLENGE! Start December STRONG!

Happy Sunday sweet friend!

You are ready to finish 2017 strong! To kick off December and the holidays feeling our BEST, we are going to start another round of the TransFive No Sugar Challenge this Monday!! Woo!!! Yes, Monday, December 4th ladies we can do 5 days of no candy, cakes, cookies, or added sugars! We are stronger together ladies. Let's do this challenge and feel VICTORY as we go into this holiday season!

 We would love to have you join us for the first time OR for another round! You are AMAZING AND WE WANT YOU TO REACH YOUR END OF THE YEAR GOALS ! Let's do the challenge together, ladies!  

The TransFive  eBook is given to you, sweet friend, FREE this week, you just have click the link to get the eBook with a sample meal plan, recipes, and 5 day devotion! Commit to being ALL IN with the 5 day Challenge! Yes, you can! 

Here is a sample recipe from TransFive! 

Hummus-Crusted Chicken

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lemons

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare one large baking dish or two smaller baking dishes with cooking spray.

Pat the chicken dry. Season the chicken breasts with generous pinches of salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss the zucchini, squash and onion with olive oil until evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper. If using one baking dish, place all of the vegetables on the bottom of the dish in an even layer. Lay the four chicken breasts evenly on top, then cover each chicken breast with the hummus so that the entire breast is covered. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the chicken and vegetables. Then sprinkle the pan with smoked paprika. Thinly slice the remaining lemon, and place the slices in between the chicken and vegetables.

**If using two pans, use one for the chicken and one for the vegetables.**Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve immediately.

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Have a fabulous weekend friends, and congratulations on another amazing week of living transformed and striving to become to healthiest version of yourself. Remember that with EVERY small step you take you are making lasting changes and becoming better than you yesterday.  Small changes equals BIG results! Take time this weekend to celebrate all of the healthy changes you have made this year and how your new healthy lifestyle makes you feel.

You are beautiful and strong, friend!! We so value and treasure you at TransFit and we are incrediblly proud of you. Keep motivated to achieve your whole body health goals! 

Blessings,

Team TransFit

BELIEVE You Can Finish 2017 Feeling Your Best!

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Happy December sweet friends! 

Our theme the month of December is BELIEVE. We want you to believe in yourself and finish 2017 strong and feeling your best! Make everyday count!

These next few weeks, remember your goals and go after them! You are stronger than you think you are, we believe in you! In addition to your nutrition and exercise goal this month-- set one new goal this December: keep your focus on on Jesus.  Amidst crazy holiday parties and overwhelming schedules you can stay focused! Breathe in the goodness of His love and grace for you.  You can't control all of your circumstances but you can believe in the God who loves you unconditionally, and you can keep your focus on Him this season! #newgoal

Here is your new December Holiday Extravaganza Calendar! When you finish a weekly challenge let us know and you will be entered in for a weekly prize!  Write our your exercise plan for the week on your exercise calander below so you can stay accountable this December!

This holiday season, we have an amazing December Holiday Salad that has everything you need to stop sugar cravings! Whether you use it as a side or with your favorite protein as a main meal, it is delicious! We love fueling our bodies with healthy foods that also taste great. Beautiful pomegranates are a good source of vitamin-C and provide about 17% per 100 g of daily requirement!

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December Holiday Salad

  • 4 cups spinach or mixed greens
  • 1 oz goat cheese
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 Bartlett pear, ripe
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds (use a splash of pomegranate juice in the dressing)
  • ⅓ c olive oil
  • ⅓ c white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • Pepper

Instructions: In a jar with an airtight lid, shake last 4 ingredients. Toss with greens, top with cheese, walnuts, ripe pear, pomegranate. Add in grilled chicken or other protein for complete meal! Toasting walnuts (400* 6-8 minutes) brings out such a rich flavor. Enjoy!


Friends, let's make the most of the holiday season. Take in all the smells, lights and the wonderful feeling that lingers in the air this time of year. Take the time to cherish your family and friends more than ever before, and make the most of every day. Choose to pray more, give more and love more in the coming month perhaps than you have all year- always remembering the true meaning of this season, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus! Happy December sweet friends!! Check out our Live Transformed Bible Study to recharge and refresh for this December! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

CYBER MONDAY Deal You Don't Want to Miss!

Sweet friend, 

We hope that you had a great thanksgiving and Black Friday! We hope that you were able to enjoy time with friends and family, reflecting on all that we have to be thankful for! Our BLACK FRIDAY deal was a hit and we hope you joined us! But, if you missed out- Don't fret we have our CYBER MONDAY SALE! 

Check out our merchandise on Etsy HERE! Use the code CYBERMONDAY when checking out for 15% off! 

You can purchase all merchandise on our Etsy site

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Also, our CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL includes 15% off all sessions, packages, and services. You can  purchase these on our app HERE or website HERE! USE THE CODE CYBERMONDAY when checking out! 


Here is a great recipe to add to your meal plan after Thanksgiving! 

Leftover Turkey Cobb Salad

SERVES 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 oz cooked turkey breast
  • 2 cups cubes butternut squash, diced
  • olive oil spray
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups mixed greens of choice
  • 3/4 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or pecan halves
  • 1 tbsp craisins (optional)
  • For the vinaigrette:
  •  1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Place the butternut squash on a large nonstick baking sheet, spray with oil, season with salt and pepper and bake 15 minutes, turn then cook an additional 10 minutes, or until tender. Let cool a few minutes.
  2. Meanwhile combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.
  3. Divide the greens between two plates, top each with half of the remaining ingredients and dressing.

We hope to see you in the studio this week! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

DON'T MISS THIS!!!

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Happy Black Friday! 

We hope each of you had a great Thanksgiving day and were able to spend time with friends and family! We each have so much to be thankful for!  

Today, we are excited to offer YOU a TransFit Black Friday DEAL! We are offering 20% off ANY package, session, or item on our website & the TransFit app. This means that you can purchase ANY item, whether it is personal training, transformer sessions, or a nutrition consultation, for 20% off! You can purchase these packages on our TransFit app or our website and use the code BLACKFRIDAY to receive the discount! Each package will have an expiration of 3 months!

You can also use our BLACK FRIDAY deal on our merchandise on ETSY! Click HERE to go to our Etsy store! 

Enjoy this time with family, but remember to continue to exercise and focus on nutrition. Continue to make everyday count so you can be the biggest loser for Holiday Extravaganza! Check out our appwebsite, and YouTube channel for recipes and workouts! We can't wait to see you in the studio next week! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

A DEAL you DON'T want to MISS!!!

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Happy Black Friday! 

We hope each of you had a great Thanksgiving day and were able to spend time with friends and family! We each have so much to be thankful for!  

Today, we are excited to offer YOU a TransFit Black Friday DEAL! We are offering 20% off ANY package, session, or item on our website & the TransFit app. This means that you can purchase ANY item, whether it is personal training, transformer sessions, or a nutrition consultation, for 20% off! You can purchase these packages on our TransFit app or our website and use the code BLACKFRIDAY to receive the discount! Each package will have an expiration of 3 months!

You can also use our BLACK FRIDAY deal on our merchandise on ETSY! Click HERE to go to our Etsy store! 

Enjoy this time with family, but remember to continue to exercise and focus on nutrition. Continue to make everyday count so you can be the biggest loser for Holiday Extravaganza! Check out our app, website, and YouTube channel for recipes and workouts! We can't wait to see you in the studio next week! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit 

Need New Recipes and Workouts to Transform Your Thanksgiving?

Good morning sweet friends!

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

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

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

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

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

Spice Rubbed Apple Smoked Turkey

Prep Time:  30 minutes + brine time

Cook Time:  About 2 ½ hours

Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients:

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

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

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

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

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

Wheatberry Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cherries, and Pecans

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

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Cook Time:  1 hour
Yields:  8 servings

Salad:

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

Sprouts:

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

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

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

Roasted Delicata Squash and Arugula Salad

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

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

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

Dressing:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you in the studio! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

Are you ALL IN this Holiday Season?!

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Happy Sunday, friends! 

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

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

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

Perfect Portions: Grain Bowl 

(500 kcal/portion)

Ingredients (4 Portions):

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

Instructions:

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

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

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

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


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

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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