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🍴 Here's a Healthy New Recipe to Start Your Week Strong!

Sweet friends,

We are so excited to help you transform this week! Keep being motivated, committed, and filling out that ABSolutely awesome March calendar! When you turn your completed calendar in to us at the end of the month, you can win a prize!

Spring breaks are in full swing, which can sometimes make it difficult to exercise. But don’t worry— we have plenty of workouts you can do from anywhere, with or without equipment! Check them out on our app HERE, website HERE, and YouTube channel HERE.

Meal prepping is so important to do at the beginning of each week to help us remain accountable, even with our busy schedules! So we are kicking off this week with a NEW salad recipe that is healthy, delicious, and nutritious. The Chopped Kale Cobb Salad will be a family favorite and is easy to prep— try it out and let us know what you think!

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Chopped Kale Cobb Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 bunches kale, finely chopped

  • 4 hard boiled eggs, diced

  • 4 oz cooked turkey bacon, crumbled

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced

  • 1 avocado, cut into pieces

  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

  • 1 cup cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized cubes

Zesty Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • 1 cup fresh basil

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest

  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions:

  • Prepare dressing by combining all ingredients EXCEPT olive oil in a food processor or blender. Pulse while slowly adding olive oil. Process 1-2 minutes until dressing is smooth.

  • Prepare kale by chopping finely with a knife or placing it in a food processor then pulsing it until the kale is finely chopped

  • Place eggs in boiling water and boil for 12 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and place in iced water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Peel.

  • Set oven to 400 degrees. Cook bacon strips on a wire rack placed on top of a baking sheet for 25 minutes. Can also be cooked in the microwave or skillet.

  • Bake chicken breasts in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. You may also use a rotisserie chicken.

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl, drizzle dressing on top, and serve. Enjoy!

This salad is filled with so many amazing ingredients to nourish your body! Avocados, cheese, and turkey bacon contain healthy fats; these are essential to give you energy and support cell growth. Eggs and chicken provide us with protein, which is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Kale is one of our favorite superfoods because it is rich in vitamins K, A and C, along with other vital nutrients. The health benefits of kale include detoxification, heart support, cancer prevention and a number of others.

Try this salad and share your thoughts with us.

Don’t forget to tag us!


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Go ahead and register for our Healthy Running Lunch and Learn! During this luncheon we will cover safe, efficient running. Topics include: form fundamentals, nutrition, running shoes and favorite running gear, and health benefits. TransFit Running Director Lisa Patton will teach us about running/walking hills efficiently and safely, how to run/walk a 5K, and strategies to help us get faster! The cost to cover lunch is $15. You can register on the app under Special Events!

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Fit for a Miracle 5K

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

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

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Don’t miss out on our new sessions this month. 8:20 Monday Running Session and 5:30 am HIIT class Tuesdays this month! Sign up on our FREE app here!

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

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

👊 Why Women Need Self-Defense!

Sweet friends,

We hope your week is off to an amazing start! Transformation Tuesday means… let’s make the most of everyday- starting today! We are so close to spring and warm weather! ☀️ Remember those February Calendars and all the events and sessions we have in February!

We want to remind you about our February Lunch and Learn this Friday from 12-1 at TransFit! Sean Borders from Karate Oconee will be in the studio leading us in an interactive self-defense course. Yes— that means we will actually be up moving and learning the best self-defense techniques during this session! The Self-defense lunch and learn will empower you to be stronger and have confidence in your ability to protect yourself in any situation.

We will serve delicious Transformer Plates from the Pine! If you would like gluten free or another lunch option please let us know. You can sign up on our FREE app by clicking the button below. Spots are limited so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for fellowship, laughing, and learning how to defend ourselves!

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3 Benefits of Self-Defense Courses for Women:

  1. Self-defense helps protect you and your family. This is the most obvious yet important reason to learn self defense. Even though women are typically smaller and not as strong as their attacker, this discipline helps women use their opponent’s mechanics (height, weight, and strength) against them. More than half of women in victimization attacks are harmed; knowing self-defense techniques provides us with the necessary skills to avoid being injured in an attack.

  2. Self-defense builds confidence in women. The great thing about self-defense is that everyone can benefit from it. It does not discriminate against sex, age, or physical ability. Women’s self-defense classes present opportunities to build friendships and build each other up as we continue to learn. Self-defense empowers women to be stronger and have confidence in their ability to protect themselves.

  3. Self-defense teaches women discipline that transfers into other areas of their lives. You learn how to be calm, control your breathing, and respond instead of reacting to stressful situations. It helps your physical training by increasing your overall strength, flexibility, dexterity, and cognitive awareness. In a society where we want results now, self-defense teaches us to be diligent, patient, and take failures as signs of growth instead of defeat. These skills and qualities are so valuable in our everyday lives!

Please join us and bring your friends to this exciting and informative lunch and learn! We can’t wait to spend time with you as we learn how to defend ourselves and our loved ones!

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Let us know how we can serve you! We are ready to help you finish February feeling sting and confident! Email us at transfitathens@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to schedule a on-on-one!

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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

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Sweet ladies, 

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

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

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

Celebrate Super Food Salad

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

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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

Sweet friends, 

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

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

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Transformer Harvest Salad

Makes about 7 - 8 servings

Ingredients

Salad

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

Dressing

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

Instructions

For the salad:

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

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

For the dressing:

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

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

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

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

It's Not Too Late to Jump Start Your January!

Many of you have already started setting your goals for the New Year and I'm so excited to see what you will accomplish in 2015! A healthy body,mind, and spirit can seem like an impossible goal to strive for, but you CAN DO IT and I would love to help! 

The first step is eating healthy, which is why I love to start off my year eating lots of fruits and vegetables. A fresh salad will give you the nutrients you need, energizing you to start the year off strong!

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January Jump Start Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 oz goat cheese
  • ¼ cup  walnuts or sliced almonds
  • 1 bartlet pear, ripe
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds or craisins
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ avocado (sliced and sprinkled with lemon juice)
  • ⅓ c olive oil
  • ⅓ c balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • pepper

Instructions:    In a jar with an airtight lid, shake the second set of ingredients. Toss with greens & other ingredients & top with cheese last.  Try toasting walnuts/almonds to bring out a rich flavor!  Adding grilled or baked chicken would a great added source of protein!

Exercise is the other main component of a healthy lifestyle, which is why I'm offering new January Jump Start Packages to help you reach your fitness and nutrition goals. Email me at transfitathens@gmail.com with questions.

And last but certainly not least, remember to come in for weigh-ins if you competed in the Holiday Extravaganza! The last day to weigh-in is this Friday the 9th! Get your $$ back, and see where you stack up against the others for cool prize packages.

Start 2015 off strong and you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish!

Blessings,

Caroline