Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I've got Good News and Bad News...

Good news first... The new location in St. George will be opening on LABOR DAY!  There will be FREE circuit times to come in and try out the 4 Phaze and Gold level circuits at 6:30am and 9:30am.  So come on in to our new location at 415 South Dixie Drive in St. George (The Warehouse - only the biggest Zumba place around!)

Now the bad news... Phazes Studio in Hurricane Utah will be closed for Labor Day (Monday Sept 3rd).  Apparently some trainers want to go away and play for a day with their families.  :)  You should too (or come see our new second location, get a quick workout in first thing in the morning and THEN go play!  That's what I want to do.

Hurricane Studio will open right back up for regular business TUESDAY Sept. 4th.

See you at either Studio soon!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Class cancelled tonight!

Hey Hurricane area Phazes clients...
Tonight, Friday August 24th, Classes have been cancelled due to the need to train all new amazing staff and having to get over to our new SECOND location in ST. GEORGE, and get some work done over there this evening.

but we will see you next week!

This only applies to 5pm Pilates and the 4 Phaze circuits at 7 and 7:30pm.

And yes, there will be another location to get going on the 4 Phaze circuit program!
We will have more details next week.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Don't be afraid of your kitchen!

I used to tell everyone, "I don't cook."  I hated "cooking".  I mean, spending hours in the kitchen all day long, preparing food for the family was not on my list of favorite things to do.  I had all the cookbooks with amazing food to prepare that was healthy and yummy.  Most of it had ingredients I couldn't even find in my local grocery store or afford to purchase when I was on an extremely limited budget after my husband was laid off.

Our family meals 5-10 years ago consisted or microwave corn dogs, and hamburger helper as our staple foods.  Vegetables were from cans and heated in the microwave.  Cooking food...  yeah... not excited about it.

But what does exploring the kitchen have to do with fitness, fat loss and health?  EVERYTHING!

Ask anyone that has had lasting results without pills.  It all starts with what you put in your mouth.  So this week's challenge is to get over the fear of getting in the kitchen. Stop eating boxed processed foods and fast foods and begin a new tradition of preparing your own food.  Control of your weight and health starts with control of your food.  What I mean by control over you food is this : Control over the ingredients you put in to what you eat.  Anything you purchase prepared or boxed, you have put all your trust into a large corporation that looks at dollar signs first.  When you are the one determining what goes into your food, YOU learn to trust simple ingredients.

Not a cook?  I still feel that way mostly.  I love grilled chicken and a good spring mix salad with tomatoes and feta cheese sprinkled with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  YUM!

Or for breakfast try a parfait (YOU MAKE - Not Mcd's!)  with Greek Yogurt, berries and granola.

For a quick snack - apples and nut butter

lunch - whole wheat tortilla wrap with nut butter and banana
or try a sweet baked potato with salsa on it.

You do not have to get too adventurous if you don't want to.  but I have found it is actually faster for me to drive to my house, and make something quick and easy, than it is for me to drive to a fast food establishment and order something at a window and wait.  Believe it or not, fast food is really not that fast - generally speaking.

Once a week get more adventurous and try something crazy... like almond encrusted Tilapia, with mint and lemon Quinoa.  Sounds crazy?  oh but it is SOOOO good for you.

Watch your waistline improve, watch the mood swings dissipate, watch your kids ADHD dwindle away more and more as you gain control in your kitchen.

The health benefits of getting in your kitchen should not be pushed aside as someone with no time or money. There are plenty of ways to work around all these obstacles.  I know, Because I am the working mom that had no time and very little money.

Prepare a meal plan today for your week and if you need help - e-mail me!  I would LOVE to assist you in preparing your menus for next week!
 - Michelle Ennis

(the above blog was taken from one of the rules we covered yesterday at our Lunch and Learn education series)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lunch time!

Some of you may know that Phazes has adopted an education series we are calling "Lunch and Learn".
Our Next one is MONDAY August 20th at 12:30pm

The following is a Facebook message from my buddy Jezzelle - the amazing cook that she is...
9:47am Aug 16
so i just wanted to tell you what else I'm making on mon! So, turkey stuffed zucchini, herbed quinoa, tomato/cucumber/mozzarella salad, and whole wheat zucchini bread! yummmmm :)"

THAT SOUNDS AWESOME!  You want some?

Here is what Lunch and Learn is:
an opportunity to eat amazing food - amazing in taste, amazing in benefits and amazing in price!
The class is just $5 recommended donation.  Feel free to donate more if you can.  The donation is part of a fundraising effort we do.  Right now we are raising money for a family That was involved in a serious car accident earlier this year. The mother lost the Use of her feet and has Physical Therapy and surgeries and more to deal with the long road to recovery.  The Father lost his job due to the circumstances surrounding the cause of the accident and also has legal expenses and a mess to deal with there.

The wife is a client at Phazes and we are eager to see their family get some of their burden lightened.
After we cover the cost of food - the rest goes to that family.  So give what you can.

And then we have the Learning part...
At Phazes, part of our mission is to educate the masses on better health - 80% (or more) of your health and fitness success comes from the stuff you put in your mouth several times a day.  It is time YOU and I and EVERYONE learned the best method of food awareness.  You could be running for hours a day and throwing around a bunch of weights and never see the results you are capable of.  OR... just the opposite... You could be unable to exercise at all and still improve your overall health and fitness level - SIMPLY by changing HOW YOU EAT!  My sister lost 40 pounds - just by eating clean!  WE LOVE THIS WAY OF EATING!  (Of course, I still believe in good sweat doing you good)

Phazes has adopted the Clean Eating method as the best choice and easiest program to follow for better all around health.

My kids anger management issues and ADD problems have nearly been eliminated due to a change in diet.  ALSO... My own depression has gone away.  This has been a 4 year journey of cleaning up the food in our home and being more aware of what I fed myself and my family.  Come learn with us.

We will be using the Clean Eating Book "Just the Rules" and covering just a few new rules each month to try out in your home.

Come learn what the rules of the month are.

MONDAY August 20th 12:30pm.
134 South Main street in Hurricane

Make it a lunch date and bring a friend!