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🎉 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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New Recipes and Lunch & Learn You Don't Want to Miss!

Sweet friends, 

Wow! It has been a wonderful week at TransFit! We are so proud of each of you for showing up and giving it your best, both in and out of the studio! One hour, one day at a time - yes you can transform!  If one of your 2018 goals is to eat more nutritious foods our TransFit Team is excited to share new recipes this year! So bookmark our recipes section of the website for new healthy favorites! 

Today, we have a few new, amazing healthy recipes that you and your family are going to LOVE! Kelly and I had this dish with the cauliflower rice and we served the kids with regular rice. The salad will keep great for days so you can make a big batch and eat all week long (anyone's goal meal prep?)! Save these recipes and add them to your meal plan! 

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Stir Fry Ginger Cashew Chicken

Total time- 20 mins

Serves: 2

Ingredients

For the cauliflower rice:

  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • OR purchase already riced cauliflower 

For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons warm water, to thin the sauce
  • spicy: add a few bits red pepper flakes

For the stir fry:

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut small 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1 medium head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 large carrot, shredded

To garnish:

  • extra green onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
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Instructions

Remove all greens from cauliflower and break into florets. You can either use a box grater, or a food processor to process the cauliflower into rice. If using a food processor (the easier method), simply add half of cauliflower florets to bowl of the food processor with a blade attachment. Pulse until cauliflower resembles rice. Add in remaining florets and process again until cauliflower becomes rice-like. Set aside in a large bowl until ready to cook.

OR- cook already riced cauliflower! 

Next prepare your stir fry sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the cashew butter, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, warm water and red pepper flakes if desired. Set aside.

Now you’re ready to cook your stir fry: Add coconut oil to a large wok or pot and place over medium high heat. Once oil is hot, add chicken and generously sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 5-6 minutes or until fully cooked and no longer pink. Once chicken is cooked, transfer to a bowl.

Add in the other ½ tablespoon of coconut oil to the skillet and reduce heat to medium. Add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant, then add in green onions, red bell pepper, shredded carrot and broccoli florets. Stir fry for 5 minutes or until onions cook down and broccoli becomes a little tender. Reduce heat to low, add in chicken and your sauce, gently stirring to coat veggies. and cook for another few minutes while you make the cauliflower rice.

When veggies are cooking, make your cauliflower rice: Add ½ tablespoon coconut oil to a separate large skillet and place over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add in cauliflower rice and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.

There are four servings: Serve ¼ of stir fry with about 1 cup of cauliflower rice. Garnish with green onion, cilantro and cashews. Yummmm!

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Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Cashew Dressing

Total Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 4 cups chopped curly kale, thick stems removed 
  • 3 cups  shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups  shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced small
  • 3/4 cup chopped  cashews
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
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For the Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons creamy cashew butter
  • 4 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon liquid coconut amino acids 
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 1-inch square piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
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Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients for the salad in a large mixing bowl. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a food processor or blender; process until smooth and creamy. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Let sit 10- 15 so kale and cabbage can wilt some.  Add in extra rice vinegar and more cracked black pepper if needed at end!  Serve & enjoy.

Today is the last day to sign up for our Lunch and Learn! We would love to see you 12:30 Friday!  The program for the Goals workshop will help you to make a plan and teach you how to achieve your goals and dreams for an amazing year! 

 Please sign up by 1 PM today on our FREE app under SPECIAL EVENTS! We look forward to seeing you! 

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

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

Check out this New Recipe! You Will Love It!

Sweet friends, 

We hope you have had a great week! It has been another wonderful week in the studio. We hope you feel inspired, encouraged, and loved in and out of the studio. Today, we want to share an amazing recipe that our client, Katie Throne sent us! This recipe comes to you from Katie's Kitchen! 

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Stuffed Acorn Squash 

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 Acorn Squash 
  • 16 oz pork sausage (can sub chicken sausage or cooked Farro for vegetarians)
  • 4 c rough chopped kale (no stems)
  • 2 large leeks, only light part chopped thin and washed well
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 c grated fontina, Parmesan-Reggiano combined
  • 1/2 c panko breadcrumbs
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Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Slightly trim off the bottom and top of the squash so it sits flat. Cut squash in 1/2. 
  • Scoop out the seeds and clean cavity. 
  • Brush olive oil on squash and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper 
  • Place squash on foil lined baking sheet open face down and roast for 45 min 
  • While squash is roasting, cook sausage and set aside. 
  • Add 1 TBSP olive oil to pan and melt leeks until tender and add chopped kale and wilt down. Add 1 tsp minced garlic and sauté 1 min; salt/pepper (add a few red pepper flakes for heat if you want) to taste; add sausage to leeks/kale mixture and quit cooking
  • When squash is done, stuff squash with sausage mixture
  • Mix a little olive oil with the cheese and breadcrumbs and top stuffed squash with cheese mixture
  • Put squash back in oven for 5-10 min until cheese/breadcrumb topping turns slightly golden brown
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Add this recipe to your meal plan for the week! We hope to see you in the studio this week! Continue to sign up for your sessions in advance so that we can best prepare the workouts for you! Join us on January 26 at 12:30 PM for our Goal Setting Lunch and Learn! You can sign up through our app under special events

We offer nutrition consultations with our TransFit dietitian or nutrition specialists! These consultations are personalized to your needs and will provide you with recipes, meal plans, and tips to live transformed with nutrition! You can purchase these sessions on our website HERE and on our app HERE! If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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 

How can you Jump Start Your January & make 2018 the best year yet?

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Hello friends! 

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas spent with friends and family! Amazing ladies who are participating in the Holiday Extravaganza- let's finish strong and remember why you started this challenge! Remember the challenge is not a diet meant to restrict, but Holiday Extravaganza is meant to encourage you to treat your body as a temple and reward you for doing so over the holiday weeks! 

So many prizes for the top winners of the contest so give each day your best: drink your water, eat your greens, and get moving! 

We all have a clean slate going into this new year.....and we are excited to announce the new  TransFit January Jump Start Packages! These packages will provide you a healthy all-inclusive approach to help you achieve your fitness goals! The January Jump Start packages will get you on the right track to make 2018 the best year yet, body mind, and spirit! 

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January Jump Start Package - $49

(4 week body, mind & spirit plan to jump start your transformation)

  • 4 weeks of healthy lifestyle meal plans, recipes, shopping lists (over 40 recipes)
  • Blank Meal Plan template for you to customize
  • 2 home workouts per week (8 total home sheet workouts) plus weekly inspiration
  • One month Transform Your Body Exercise Plan
  • January Jump Start Getting Started Guide and 10 New Year's Steps to Success
  • 2018  TransFit Goal Work Sheet
  • Transform Your Body Accountability Chart
  • TransFit January calendar with weekly challenges to keep you motivated
  • Weekly inspiration and email support                                                                                          **** Jump Start Package will be emailed to you via pdf on January 1st! This package can be purchased on our website by clicking the button below. 
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January Jump Start Package Elite- $85

January Jump Start Package Elite (all of the above) plus add in a 25 minute personal  consultation with body composition (body fat & % measurements) with any of our Certified Nutrition Consultants or Personal Trainers  to completely assess your body, help you set specific goals,  and come up with a specific plan to help you transform and reach your goals for 2018. This package can be purchased on our website by clicking the button below. 

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January Jump Start Package Platinum (*awesome savings*)- $195

January Jump Start Package Platinum (all of the above) plus 10 TransFormer sessions to be used in January 2018!  You will have all the meal plans, recipes, home workouts, and consultation to develop your transformation plan and add in extra awesome strength, cardio, and flexibility sessions in the TransFit studio! This package can be purchased on our website HERE or on our app by clicking the button below, so you can receive and book your 10 TransFormer sessions, too!

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January Jump Start Package ULTIMATE $395

January Jump Start Package ULTIMATE (all of the above) plus an additional weekly 30 minute session with Caroline Ward to customize your transformation and hold you accountable! You will reach your goals and reset your body, mind, and spirit. This package can be purchased on our website HERE or on our app by clicking the button below. You will find it under the 1-1 Personal Training tab on the app. 

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If you have any questions about any of these packages, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com for more information! To purchase any of these packages, go to our app HERE! January Jump Start packages purchased on the app will be emailed out to you! We look forward to seeing you in the studio in the new year! We are so thankful for each of you and the blessing you are to our business! 

Blessings, 

Team TransFit