Smart Workout’s Holiday and New Year’s Special
Do you want keep off those holiday pounds? Are you planning a New Year’s Resolution to get back in shape? Consider Smart Workout’s Fitness Vacation programs!
This special is ideal for NYC residents looking to see a different side of the city, while getting fit and having fun!
Between December 21st and January 17th, join us for just $400/day, for however long you’d like! You can pick the dates that are most convenient for you, as few or as many as you please.
Your $400 a day includes all meals, spa services, exercise classes, fitness talks, theatre tickets, museum admissions, transportation, service charges, taxes, and your own personal tour guide escorting you throughout.
You can take part in Pilates on the Reform Machine, Kickboxing, TRX Suspension, and many more of our Signature Selection of Classes. For class descriptions and a full list of what we have to offer, check out http://www.smartworkout.net/exerciseclasses/.
We also have our day-by-day itineraries for the Fitness Vacations available to view online at: http://www.smartworkout.net/fitnessvacation/schedule.htm. These itineraries illustrate our planned Fitness Excursions, gourmet dinners, theater outings, and small group exercise classes. Look over our schedule and select the dates most appealing to you, then get in touch with us to enroll!
If you have any questions or wish to join us for at least a day in December or January, please contact us:
Phone: (212) 661-1660; Email: email@example.com.
We are located at: 124 E 40th St., Room 603, New York, NY 10016
Visit www.smartworkout.net/fitnessvacation for more details.
Often people think that to lose weight you should cut out fat. However, there are certain fats everyone should consume daily, in certain amounts. Fat is a nutrient that your body needs to function properly. The catch is: not all fat is created equal. This article breaks down for you which fats are good to eat, which ones you should eat in moderation, and those that you should avoid at all costs.
The Good List
Monounsaturated fatty acids:
Polyunsaturated fatty acids:
It is important to note however, that only 20-30% of your total calorie intake should consist of fat. For example, if you are looking to eat 1600 calories per day, then 20-30% of that is 320-480 calories of health fat per day. In grams, you should consume about 35-40g of fat per day.
In Smart Workout’s Weight Loss Program, we discuss how to work fat into your diet in a healthy and balanced way, and how fat can keep you energized after your meal.
So, if you’re one to shy away from fat, try incorporating some of the healthy fats into your diet!
One thing I happen to love about cereal bars is how convenient they are. I tell clients when they are in a Nutrition Counseling session that it is ok to have these items with you so you do not grab an unhealthy snack. It can also help you fight off the temptations that may arise when you find yourself hungry during the day.
However, a recent study shows that some of the most popular bars actually contain as much sugar as a serving of cookies! We all know that if you are looking for a healthy snack, a cookies is not your go-to item.
So what to do? READ THE LABELS. Right now. If you have your favorite box of granola bars near you, grab the label and look at these key points:
1.) Does it have at least 3g of Fiber?
Think about it; fiber helps keep you fuller longer, so the more fiber in the bar, the longer it will hold you over if it’s in between meal (or a quick breakfast option).
2.) Does it have at least 5 grams of Protein?
This amount of protein will add balance to the calories and fiber, and again keep you satiated.
3.) Does it contain less than 35% of its calories from sugar?
This is our main argument. Unfortunately, what you may find will shock you!
There are plenty of bars out there, but all-in-all, it is always better homemade. Check ou our favorite bar recipes!
A wonderful form of Yoga is “Revita” Yoga, which technically means “to revitalize”.
Colloquially, this form of Yoga is called “FACE YOGA”, which is, as the name implies, yoga for the face.
Instead of the warrior poses of traditional yoga, this form of yoga involves contorting the face into a variety of expressions, including the “lion face”, “fish face”, and Satchmo.
Face Yoga is designed to be a natural, non-invasive alternative to the Botox fillers and plastic surgery that Americans pay millions of dollars for every year, and its proponents claim the facial exercises can help keep people looking younger.
There is a specific technique to making the Revita faces. It’s not randomly making squirmy faces. There is a regimen of actively stretching each muscle of the face. This muscular activity helps to prolong the production of collagen and elastin, which helps make the face firmer.
Face Yoga stimulates muscles. Stimulating any component of the face, like the facial muscles, has a beneficial effect in terms of overall appearance.
Each “face” in a Revita class, has specific benefits. For example, the “fish face” firms the lips; the “bumblebee” firms the jaw; the “Satchmo” firms the cheeks, and the “lion face” stretches all facial muscles and releases tension.
Fish Face: Firms and tones the lips and cheeks
Grip Shake: Releases jaw tension and stress in the jaw
Kissing the Ceiling: Firms the jaw, neck, and throat, while helping to plump the lips
Smart Workout offers Face Yoga two times a week: Thursdays at 9:00am, and Wednesdays at 5:30pm, and offers one complimentary class to all. For further detail, check out our website, www.smartworkout.net.
By, Jan O’Connell, RYT