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💪TransFit Girls: #StrongerTogether Will Change the World💕

Sweet friend,

We are so proud of you for staying strong and committed this August! We love having the opportunity to encourage you in the studio to live transformed! Now it’s time to help our young girls learn how to live transformed- body, mind, and spirit! We have put together a 4 week TransFit girls transformation plan to help young girls learn how to LIVE TRANSFORMED taking care of their bodies! We are so excited to teach our girls fun workouts to keep their bodies strong, good nutrition to keep their bodies healthy, and inspiration from the Word to keep their minds and spirits focused! Download the plan below to get your TransFit girl active!

In addition to the transformation plan, the TransFit girls sessions (grades 4th-7th) starts this Wednesday! These sessions are filled with fun games and sweaty workouts, always ending with inspiration and truth! We can’t wait to encourage all our TransFit girls through the transformation plan and TransFit girl sessions! Sign up for these sessions on our TransFit app to secure your TransFit girl’s spot today!

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TransFit Girls Transformation Plan

Check out our new TransFit girls transformation plan! This 4 week plan is filled with fun workouts to do at home, nutrition tips for packing a school lunch, yummy recipes, and encouragement to let them know they are so loved by our Lord! Through this plan, we want our TransFit girls to feel strong, beautiful, and loved - and be proud of how they are transforming body, mind, and spirit!

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TransFit Girls Sessions

TransFit girls sessions are for girls 4th through 7th grade! These sessions start THIS WEDNESDAY August 21st and are 4:30-5:25pm every Wednesday! Your daughter will have a blast during these sessions that are filled with fun workouts, nutrition tips, and spiritual encouragement! Each session begins with a fun game to warm up, which then leads into the strength and cardiovascular workout! After the workout, the girls will stretch and cool down while listening to sweet words of encouragement at end the session. We are SO EXCITED to help our TransFit girls transform body, mind, and spirit!

Meet our New TransFit Girls Trainer!

Say hello to our new TransFit Girls Certified Personal Trainer Katie Cory! She grew up playing competitive volleyball in high school and has always had a passion for fitness! Katie is so excited to have the opportunity to help your girls have a blast while working out and to teach them important nutrition tips that they can start to incorporate in their school lunches! Katie will be assisted by Hannah Cooper, a former TransFit girls attendee! Hannah routinely attends our Transformer sessions bringing energy and positivity to the studio! Katie and Hannah can’t wait to meet all of our awesome TransFit girls on Wednesday!

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Commit this August!

As our summer schedules come to an end and the school year begins, we want you to activate your mind, body, and spirit to make August the best month yet! Our goal in August is to be ACTIVE EVERY DAY and COMMIT to the WATER CHALLENGE! Even if it is a quick walk around the neighborhood, a nice walk with the family, swimming with the kids, yoga, or stretching, anything counts! Just get up and move for at least 30 minutes each day! Download the August COMMIT challenge and August Water Challenge to help keep track of your exercise and progress! Fill in each day with your activity and record your water intake and then email it to us at the end of the month for a chance to win a FREE session!

We have seen with our clients that coming to TransFit 3-4 days a week has lead to the best results. We want you in the studio everyday!

ALL-ACCESS PASS for $175! Any session- every day we want to see you in the studio as much as we can! Purchase this pass now to help you COMMIT this August!

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AthHalf 2019 Training Plan

Start training for the AthHalf 2019 with our AthHalf training plan! This is a 12 week plan with a detailed calendar filled with different runs and workouts to get you ready for the big race. Download the plan below and start training today! If you would like to meet with Lisa to schedule a 1-1 Running Session please email her Lisa@transfitathens.com. Our TransFit Runners Workouts will start back September 9th! Mark your calendar for this fun outdoor Runners Workout!

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Back to School Meal Plan

Get excited! A gift for our amazing clients! Check out our FREE meal plan filled with yummy recipes easy to meal prep for the week! These recipes will be a hit for your whole family - leaving every plate empty! With busy schedules during the week, set time aside to meal prep on a day that works for you- possibly over the weekend! Meal prepping will help you feel more organized and less rushed when it comes to making meals for your family. Download these tasty recipes and start your meal prepping today!

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We love seeing you COMMITthis August! Keep up the great work and we can't wait to encourage you in the studio!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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We are so excited to be strategic partners with lululemon and offer amazing merchandise in Five Points at TransFit! This week we have an EXCLUSIVE SALE of some products and we have some NEW ITEMS just in!

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😍Meet our Amazing July Client Spotlight🙌🏼 Ginger Hayden!

😍Meet our Amazing July Client Spotlight🙌🏼 Ginger Hayden!

Amazing client spotlight GInger Hayden tell us her transformation story and learn of all the exciting events happening at TransFit!

🎉SURPRISE! A Special Back to School Gift just for You! 🎁

Sweet friend,

What an awesome start to August this week in the studio! We are so excited you are getting active this August! Let's reset, recharge, and stay focused to make August our best month, yet! It’s time to COMMIT to your goals!

A lot of you have young ones starting back to school over the next couple weeks, and just like you all, we are also ready to get back into our routine of healthy lunches and dinners! Just the thought of planning out meals might seem overwhelming to you. That’s why we’re going to help you jump back into this school year one step ahead!

TransFit Nutrition Consultants, Katie Woodall and Kaeti Shurling, are sharing a week meal plan with you along with tips and tricks to get your family back into a healthy routine! Your meals and workouts are already planned out for you and your family to give you the kick-start you need to get back on track! This meal plan has a week’s worth of family-friendly meals with recipes that are laid out for you to help make this transition back to school a smooth one! Download the meal plan and recipes below and check out the “Back to School Tips and Tricks!”

Recipes the Whole Family will Love!

Get excited! These recipes will be a hit for your whole family - leaving every plate empty! With busy schedules during the week, set time aside to meal prep on a day that works for you- possibly over the weekend! Meal prepping will help you feel more organized and less rushed when it comes to making meals for your family. Download these tasty recipes and start your meal prepping today!

Our TransFit Registered Dietitians Katie Woodall and Kaeti Shurling!

Our TransFit Registered Dietitians Katie Woodall and Kaeti Shurling!

Lunch Box Essentials

In addition to our meal plan, we want to provide 5 packing items that you should include in your child's lunch for school! These five items allow you to ensure that your child is getting in their nutrition needs for the day!

Protein

The protein doesn’t have to come from meat! Sure you can roll up a couple slices of deli meat, like roast beef, turkey, chicken or ham, but try a variety of protein sources — like a cheese stick (or shredded cheese as my child prefers!), yogurt (just look for low-sugar kinds and resist any artificial sweeteners). You can use different nuts or nut butters (great for dipping, too), beans, hummus or hard-boiled eggs.

Whole grains

Buy whole grains when you can, like whole wheat bread or pasta. Substitute two slices of bread with a whole grain wrap. Add in some whole grain crackers for dipping. You can also try the 1/2 and 1/2 trick for a while to help transition your kids to whole wheat!

Colorful fruits and vegetables

This is a great way to add in fiber and antioxidants. Whole pieces of fruit are great — apples, bananas, oranges, or get creative with the mini fruit kabobs using grapes and berries. Slice up veggies, like a bright red bell pepper or celery. Along with carrots, these vegetables are great for dipping so include a container with a yogurt-based Ranch dressing, fresh salsa, hummus or even guacamole!

Sweet and salty snacks

Mix up a healthy trail mix, or include raw nuts, dried fruits or pretzels. You can freeze tubes of yogurt for a cool treat. Enlist your child’s help over the weekend to prepare homemade energy balls or granola bars for their lunches, too.

Hydration

Pack a mini-bottled water or an organic low-fat milk. When you can, avoid fruit juices. Stick to whole fruit options in their lunchbox to avoid any added sugars.

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Back to School Tips and Tricks

TransFit RD Kaeti Shurling has some awesome tips and tricks to help your family get back in the routine of eating healthy! It’s important to get your kids involved in the process of choosing and making healthy recipes to keep them intrigued and excited! Check out the tips and tricks below to incorporate into your meal prepping!

AUGUST SPECIAL!! RD Kaeti Shurling is offering 10% off her nutrient sessions for August! Email transfitathens@gmail.com to set up a session today!

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Commit this August!

As our summer schedules come to an end and the school year begins, we want you to activate your mind, body, and spirit to make August the best month yet! Our goal in August is to be ACTIVE EVERY DAY and COMMIT to the WATER CHALLENGE! Even if it is a quick walk around the neighborhood, a nice walk with the family, swimming with the kids, yoga, or stretching, anything counts! Just get up and move for at least 30 minutes each day! Download the August COMMIT challenge and August Water Challenge to help keep track of your exercise and progress! Fill in each day with your activity and record your water intake and then email it to us at the end of the month for a chance to win a FREE session!

SALE!!! It is the last month to purchase the ALL-ACCESS PASS for only $175! We want to see you in the studio as much as we can! Purchase this pass now to help you COMMIT this August!

Middle School Girl Sessions will be starting back every Wednesday from 4:15-5:15 on August 21st! We are so excited to encourage your girls in the studio! Have them bring a friend to have a "workout buddy!"

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Tasty Turkey Burger

Ingredients 

  • 2 lbs ground lean turkey

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese (or less)

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together with hands.

  2. Form into patties of desired size and thickness. If you keep them fairly thick, they will be moister.

  3. Place into lightly greased, non stick skillet (I like using my cast iron skillet)on medium high. Cook without moving until bottom side is dark brown and crusted - appx 4-5 minutes.

  4. Turn over, then reduce heat to medium and cook 8-10 minutes longer or until center is no longer pink and juices run clear.

  5. I serve on whole wheat buns(swap out a bun for lettuce for a healthier alternative) with mayo (or greek yogurt), more Dijon, a slice of pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. Yum!

estimated 275 cal (without the bun) & serves 6

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We hope you enjoy this meal plan and recipes! We are excited to help you kick-start August with these recipes to help you COMMIT to your nutrition goals! Take a picture when you try these awesome recipes and send them to transfitathens@gmail.com!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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We are so excited to be strategic partners with lululemon and offer amazing merchandise in Five Points at TransFit!

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🙌🏼Let's COMMIT this August!

Sweet friend,

Wow, we can hardly believe August is here! This month let’s COMMIT--in all that we do! Whether it is exercise, nutrition, or your spiritual journey, we want to help you COMMIT to your goals and dreams this month! We can’t wait to encourage you in the studio to live transformed!

SALE!!! It is the last month to purchase the ALL-ACCESS PASS for only $175! We want to see you in the studio as much as we can! Purchase this pass now to help you COMMIT this August!

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Commit this August!

Here is a great acronym to help you be inspired this month! 

C- CONFIDENCE- "You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you." Song of Solomon 4:7

Remember this truth from scripture and be bold and CONFIDENT because YOU have been specifically created in God's image for something amazing. Walk in the light of confidence today. 

O- OBEDIENCE- "He replied, 'Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.'" Luke 11:28

We were not called to an easy life, but blessed are we who give our best with what we have! Every detail, even the mundane tasks of laundry and cleaning can bring glory to God! Exercising and eating well some days will not be easy, but your body is capable of more than you can dream of and by treating your body well you're honoring God. 

M- MOTIVATION- "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23

Let's be ALL IN this month! Even the days you don't feel like it, just show up, give yourself grace, and give your best surrendering every ounce of yourself- heart, mind, body, spirit to His loving hands. A smaller dress size or a weekend party can be temporary motivation, but the ultimate prize- living fully for Christ- is the true motivation.  Start today and let's encourage each other.

M- MINDFULNESS-  "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phillippians 4:6-7

When we shift our thoughts to thanksgiving, our attitude shifts and our hearts soften. Turn your grumbling into gratitude and be HERE! Be present and be thankful for the blessings that you have! Daily or hourly, repeat this truth and believe that all things are possible when we present our request to Him. 

I- INTENTIONAL-  "Commit to the Lord, whatever you do, and He will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3

"Whatever you do", let these words speak to your heart! Surrender and submit yourself daily to Him first and He will guide you. What YOU focus on grows- be intentional with your time, your thoughts, your goals, and your dreams.  Schedule your exercise, meals, quiet time intentionally this month! 

T- TRANSFORM- "Do not conform to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2

Remember beautiful friend that comparison is the thief of joy. Here is what is true: you are strong, you are confident, you are enough just as you are, and you are a beloved daughter of the King. Renewing your mind is a minute by minute decision to think thoughts that are true about the person you really are! Believe it and transform your life by taking action on your goals and dreams and LIVE transformed by His amazing love for you. 

Commitment is an ACT, not a word! You can determine the person you want to be! Take action each minute this August! Commit to being all in TODAY!

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Commit this August!

As our summer schedules come to an end and the school year begins, we want you to activate your mind, body, and spirit to make August the best month yet! Our goal in August is to be ACTIVE EVERY DAY and COMMIT to the WATER CHALLENGE! Even if it is a quick walk around the neighborhood, a nice walk with the family, swimming with the kids, yoga, or stretching, anything counts! Just get up and move for at least 30 minutes each day! Download the August COMMIT challenge and August Water Challenge to help keep track of your exercise and progress! Fill in each day with your activity and record your water intake and then email it to us at the end of the month for a chance to win a FREE session!

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July Push-Up Challenge WINNER!!

Huge shout out to HANNAH COOPER for winning our July push-up challenge! We are so proud of you Hannah! Way to live transformed! Start your August challenge today and stay COMMITTED for a chance to be our August challenge winner!

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Antioxidant Super Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 cups arugula

  • 3 cups baby spinach

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup pitted halved fresh cherries

  • 1 ounce shaved Parmesan

  • 1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted pistachios

Preparation:

  1. Combine arugula, spinach in a large bowl.

  2. Combine juice, mustard, honey, salt, black pepper, and garlic in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Gradually drizzle in olive oil & vinegar stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over salad, and toss gently to coat.

  4. Arrange 1 1/2 cups salad on each of 4 salad plates. Top each serving with 1/4 cup cherries, 1 tablespoon cheese, and 1 tablespoon nuts.

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Start August strong and COMMIT! We would love to meet with you 1-1 to help you stay committed to reach your goals! Let’s make everyday count!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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We are so excited to be strategic partners with lululemon and offer amazing merchandise in Five Points at TransFit!

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🚨New Kids Couch to 5k Training Program 🏃🏼‍♀️

Sweet friend,

Are you looking for a way to keep your family active? Well, we have the perfect plan for you! Download the Kids Couch to 5k Program Training Program below to get your child ready to run! This program is designed to gradually build up endurance through 10 week stages until your child is ready to run a 5k! The program includes a 10 week running plan, home strength workouts, yummy school lunch recipes, healthy snack ideas and inspiration to keep your child motivated! We love adding in active games like a scavenger hunts, capture the flag, or dodge ball! Start the NEW KIDS COUCH TO 5K TRAINING PROGRAM with your kids for some fun family bonding, and you may even spark a passion for for running on the way! Even though this program is designed for kids, exercising together is a great way to spend quality family time and this program can be used by anyone in the family - at any age!

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TransFit Running

TransFit offers customized running plans for people of all ages and levels- we love walkers too!!! Come meet with Lisa Patton, our certified running coach, to create a personalized running program for you!

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AthHalf 2019 Training Plan

Start training for the AthHalf 2019 with our AthHalf training plan! This is a 12 week plan with a detailed calendar filled with different runs and workouts to get you ready for the big race. Download the plan below and start training today!

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Let us run with endurance, the race God has set before us.
— Hebrews 12:1
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No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites

Minutes to Prepare: 15

Makes 20-25 balls.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten free oatmeal or whole oats (Put in the blender 1st)

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1 cup coconut flakes

  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

 Preparation: Stir all ingredients together in a medium until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit! We would love to meet with you 1-1 to renew your summer goals! Let’s make everyday count and finish summer strong!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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We are so excited to be strategic partners with lululemon and offer amazing merchandise in Five Points at TransFit!

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💥New HIIT Workout and JennySue Makeup Tips

Sweet friend,

 We are so proud of your transformation this summer! Change doesn’t come without challenge and we are proud of you for challenging yourself! Transformation is a process that happens over time with commitment and action. Keep up all your hard work and dedication as we enter the school year! Try this awesome new HIIT workout to finish summer strong and keep your transformation going!

Big shout out to JennySue Makeup for coming into the studio and trying our new HIIT workout! We had so much fun working out with her! Check out the HIIT workout and JennySue Makeup tips below for a quick and easy makeup routine to keep your glow all day!

Post-Workout Glow Tips from JennySue Makeup

Makeup can be our last priority after the gym with all our busy schedules. Keep your glow going after your workout with these quick and easy beauty tips from JennySue! Watch her quick and easy tips below and check out more JennySue beauty HERE!

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Glutes and Ab HIIT Workout

20 reps, Repeat 4x - Stretch when done!

Warm up

Knee Hugs

Drop Squats

Plank Shoulder Taps

Curtsy Lunge to squat

Plank leg lifts

July Push-Up Challenge

Don’t forget about our July Push-up Challenge! Add this push-up challenge into your daily routine and tone those arms! Bring in your completed push-up calendar at the end of July and receive a prize!

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Summer Transformation Challenge

We are in the last week of the summer transformation challenge! Finish strong! Your challenge is to do something DAILY! Make reading scripture, movement, and clean nutrition a healthy habit! Download the challenge and get started today!

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Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk

  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries

  • 1 serving of chocolate protein powder

  • 1 tbsp. dark chocolate Cacao nibs (or 1 tsp. chocolate unsweetened cocoa)

  • 1 tbsp. honey or 2 drops stevia

  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Blend until smooth and enjoy!

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Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit! We would love to meet with you 1-1 to renew your summer goals! Let’s make everyday count and finish summer strong!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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We are so excited to be strategic partners with lululemon and offer amazing merchandise in Five Points at TransFit!

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🍽 Nutrition to Heal Your Body

Sweet friend,

Amazing work in the studio this week!! Let's continue to live transformed! Good nutrition is essential to a strong immune system, which offers protection from illness such as the flu and other health problems including arthritis, allergies, abnormal cell development, and cancers. You can help protect yourself against infection and boost your immunity by including these nutrients in your meal plan today! The summer transformation challenge has a full meal plan with recipes to go along with each meal. Add these yummy recipes into your weekly meal plan and watch your nutrition transform! Download the meal plan calendar and recipes below!

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Summer Transformation Challenge

Don’t forget about our summer transformation challenge! Your challenge is to do something DAILY! Make reading scripture, movement, and clean nutrition a healthy habit! Download the challenge and get started today!

We are now reading through the book of Philippians! Take the plunge and dive into the Summer Challenge today! We look forward to supporting you through the eight week transformation!

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Micro Greens SuperFood Salad

Ingredients:
Salad

  • 1 Pear (sliced thin)

  • 4 oz mixed micro greens (Farmers Market or "Organic Girl" brand)

  • 1/8 cup Chopped pistachios

  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil

  • 2 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Preparation:

  1. Combine micro greens, pistachios, parmesan, and pears.

  2. Mix together dressing ingredients then drizzle over salad.

  3. Toss and enjoy!

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Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit! We would love to meet with you 1-1 to renew your summer goals! Let’s make everyday count!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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We are so excited to be strategic partners with lululemon and offer amazing merchandise in Five Points at TransFit!

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8 New Yoga Poses to Build Bone Strength💪

Sweet friend,

We’ve had such an incredible week so far in the studio with you! You inspire us to stay committed each day and we love helping you transform. Recovery is vital to our physical and mental health! We love getting to spend our last five minutes in the studio with you focusing on recovery and allowing our minds to renew. Stretching and yoga improve flexibility, range of motion, mobility, and allow us to clear our minds. Did you know yoga can play a major role in increasing bone density? Check out the new bone building poses for you to incorporate into your daily workout below!

Don’t forget about our SUMMER SALE! Get one month unlimited sessions for just $175! We want to encourage you in the studio as much as we can!

Join us for the JULY PUSH-UP CHALLENGE! Send us your completed calendar at the end of the month to win a prize! Get those arms pumping and incorporate this challenge into your daily routine!

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Yoga for Osteoporosis

Studies have shown for years that common weight-bearing exercises—walking, running, jumping, and weightlifting—provide enough stress on your bones to maintain or increase bone density.  New studies prove that certain Yoga postures offer women another option to build bone. We love including Yoga postures into each TransFit workout to strengthen and tone muscles and to build bone density. Researchers have noted that yoga's established benefits—including better balance and coordination—protect against falling, a major cause of osteoporotic fractures. Studies have also determined certain yoga poses selected might also increase bone density by imposing force on the spine and hips.  

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens the bones and makes them more susceptible to fractures and breaks. Osteoporosis can be prevented and sometimes treated with a regimen of weight-bearing exercises, walking, yoga postures, as well as good diet and lifestyle routines. The key element to increase bone density is to start slowly with simple yoga poses, and gradually build up the length of practice and level of difficulty. To successfully build bone mass, consistently practice yoga and other forms of exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

Incorporate these 8 yoga poses into your daily workouts to start increasing your bone density! Aim to hold each pose for 5 full breathes, relaxing your neck and shoulders, and inhaling in gratitude with each new pose.

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Download these yoga poses to help you prevent osteoporosis below! Do these poses daily to increase your balance and coordination to help you gain bone density!

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July Push-Up Challenge

Keep your summer transformation going by incorporating push-ups into your daily routine! We challenge you to do the push-ups every day along with one other exercise! Download the push-up challenge below to help keep track of your progress!

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Summer Transformation Challenge

Don’t forget about our summer transformation challenge! Your challenge is to do something DAILY! Make reading scripture, movement, and clean nutrition a healthy habit! Download the challenge and get started today!

We are now reading through the book of Ephesians which reminds us WHY we worship! Take the plunge and dive into the Summer Challenge today! We look forward to supporting you through the eight week transformation!

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Great Greens Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Pineapple

  • 2 cups Spinach

  • 1/2 cup Grapes

  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice

  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/2 frozen Banana

  • 5-6 Ice cubes

Preparation:

  1. Add ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

  2. Serve and enjoy!

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July is a new month, a clean slate, and a fresh start! We want to help you reach your summer goals! Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit! We would love to meet with you 1-1 to renew your summer goals! Let’s make everyday count!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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We are so excited to be strategic partners with lululemon and offer amazing merchandise in Five Points at TransFit!

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🇺🇸 What’s on Your Menu for the 4th of July?

Sweet friend,

Can you believe it is already July?! Wow, this summer is flying by and we are excited to start a new month with you! Our July theme: Dive In! This month we are diving in deeper into everything we do and each day we can remember that by grace we have been saved through faith! Yes! That is when we have full freedom and true peace! On the 4th we are especially thankful for the freedom of our country! We live in a place where freedom is offered day after day because of the sacrifice of others. We are so thankful for the men & women who serve our country bravely and with honor. Let's lift up these amazing heroes in prayer as we celebrate this 4th of July!

Don’t forget about our SUMMER SALE! Get one month unlimited sessions for just $175! We want to encourage you in the studio as much as we can!

This week our session schedule is limited due to the 4th of July! Check the TransFit app for the revised schedule for this week and for great travel workouts you can do anywhere!

Healthy 4th of July Recipes!

Out of ideas for your 4th of July menu? Try these healthy recipes that the whole family will LOVE! These easy recipes are full of nutrition and flavor everyone will love!

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Turkey Burgers

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 2 lbs ground lean turkey

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese (or less)

Preparation (Mix all ingredients together with hands):

  1. Form into patties of desired size and thickness. If you keep them fairly thick, they will be moister.

  2. Place into lightly greased, non stick skillet (I like using my cast iron skillet)on medium high. Cook without moving until bottom side is dark brown and crusted - appx 4-5 minutes.

  3. Turn over, then reduce heat to medium and cook 8-10 minutes longer or until center is no longer pink and juices run clear.

  4. Serve on whole wheat buns, or use lettuce wrap with mayo (or greek yogurt), more Dijon, a thin slice of pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. Yum!

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Zucchini Fries

Ingredients:

  • 3 Medium Zucchinis, sliced into sticks

  • 2 large egg whites, beaten

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs

  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tsp dried basil

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • marinara sauce

  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites with a fork until fluffy.

  3. Put the breadcrumbs, basil, oregano, garlic powder and cheese on a plate-I used a pie tin. Mix well.

  4. Dip the zucchini sticks in the egg whites and then into the bread crumb mixture, make sure all sides get coated well. Place the sticks on the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake at 425° for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a little crispy, turning the fries half way through.

  6. Serve warm. Dip in marinara sauce for extra flavor!

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Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low fat cream cheese (softened)

  • 1 cup TruWhip

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 pt. strawberries

  • Crushed graham crackers

Preparation:

  1. Beat cream cheese, 2 to 3 minute, with mixer.

  2. Add TruWhip and powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.

  3. Slice off top and bottom of strawberry and hollow out.

  4. Transfer mixture to a piping bag and pipe into strawberries.

  5. Garnish with crushed graham crackers and serve.

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American Flag Cake

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3/4 cup fat free milk

Icing

  • 12 ounces non-fat cream cheese

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • 2-3 cups sliced fresh strawberries

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Mix the butter for 1 minute on medium speed, until it is smooth and creamy. Add the sugar on medium speed and beat until fluffy and light in color. Beat in the honey, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. The mixture may look curdled. Beat in the yogurt on medium-high speed until blended.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Pour one-third of the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Beat on low speed for 5 seconds, then pour in half of the milk. Beat on low speed for 5 seconds. Repeat with the next third of the flour, then the remaining half of the milk. Add the last third of the flour and beat just until combined and the batter is smooth. Do not overmix.

  4. Spread the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 18 to 22 minutes

  5. Place the baked cake on a wire rack and let cool in the pan completely

  6. For the frosting: Mix the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, yogurt, and vanilla on medium speed until smooth and combined.

  7. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake. Place blueberries in rows in top left corner to form the “star” portion of the flag. Line the strawberry slices in 5 rows to form the “stripes.”

  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve and enjoy! Yummmm!

July Push-Up Challenge

Keep your summer transformation going by incorporating push-ups into your daily routine! We challenge you to do the push-ups every day along with one other exercise! Download the push-up challenge below to help keep track of your progress!

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Summer Transformation Challenge

Don’t forget about our summer transformation challenge! Your challenge is to do something DAILY! Make reading scripture, movement, and clean nutrition a healthy habit! Download the challenge and get started today!

We are now reading through the book of Ephesians which reminds us WHY we worship! Take the plunge and dive into the Summer Challenge today! We look forward to supporting you through the eight week transformation!

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July is a new month, a clean slate, and a fresh start! We want to help you reach your summer goals! Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit! We would love to meet with you 1-1 to renew your summer goals! Let’s make everyday count!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together. Have a wonderful Holiday week!

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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🙌 How Can You Train Your Body to Glorify God?

Sweet friend,

How awesome is it the God gave us these amazing bodies to use to glorify Him?! We are so proud of how you have glorified God in the studio and those of you on vacation with #transfittravel workouts! Way to live transformed!

“Train yourself for godliness, for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” ~1 Timothy 4:7-8

Let’s continue to glorify God with our bodies! Join us for our Food Journal Challenge- a 5 day challenge of logging the foods you eat in My Fitness Pal! Download My Fitness Pal for free to start tracking your food intake today! We are going to start this challenge today for 5 days! We believe in you- let’s finish June stronger together!

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How can you train your body to glorify God? Know and believe your WHY!

What’s is your WHY? What really what keeps you motivated to exercise and move your body? Be transformed daily by the renewing of your mind and you will know His will for you! We loved this article and wanted to share it with you as you consider WHY do you exercise and seek to live transformed?

“Exercise for More of God”

5 Reasons to Train Your Body:

  1. Exercise in order to steward the earthly tent God has given you.

    God has given us our bodies to use to spread His word. We should take care of our bodies to honor God, for we are His hands and feet on this Earth. We can honor Him through eating healthy foods that nourish our bodies and by exercise!

  2. Exercise in order to serve others.

    We can serve others better when our bodies are healthy. We are God’s hands here on earth to serve the needy. We are God’s feet here on earth to travel to those who are in need. We can honor Him through staying healthy so we are at our best when we serve others.

  3. Exercise in order to keep your brain awake and alert.

    Exercise is so important to keep our brains healthy! A simple walk each day can make a huge difference in the long run for your body and brain. By keeping our brains health and alert, we are able to spread the Word of God better! God gave us our precious brains and we are to take care of them so we can use them to spread His word!

  4. Exercise in order to share about about who God is.

    We can meet people through exercise who we can build relationships with. Spark spiritual conversations in these relationships to spread God’s word. Use exercise as a door to inviting someone to bible study or simply to coffee. God placed these relationships in your life for a reason and we are called to take advantage of that!

  5. Exercise in order to delight yourself in God.

    Some days we may not have the motivation to exercise. However, if we shift our focus to thanking God for the amazing body He gave each of us, we can find motivation to take care of our bodies for Him. God is our motivation to exercise, #livetransformed for Him!

Thank you Stacey Reaoch for these amazing steps to help us glorify the Lord with our bodies! Check out the rest of her article “Exercise for More of God” HERE!

Food Journal Challenge

How are your nutrition habits? Join us for our food journal challenge to find out! For one week, track every food you eat. My Fitness Pal calculates how many calories you are consuming along with the protein, fat, and carbohydrate break down of your foods. My Fitnesss Pal also allows you to set goals for yourself which then determines the number of calories you should consume daily in order to reach that goal. Being aware of the nutritional content of the foods you are eating can help you make better nutrition decisions! Download My Fitness Pal below to start tracking your daily food intake!

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Summer Transformation Challenge

Don’t forget about our summer transformation challenge! Your challenge is to do something DAILY! Make reading scripture, movement, and clean nutrition a healthy habit! Download the challenge and get started today!

We are now reading through the book of Ephesians which reminds us WHY we worship! Take the plunge and start our challenge today! We look forward to supporting you through the eight week transformation!

June Squat Challenge

Keep your summer transformation going by incorporating squats into your daily routine! Download the squat challenge below to help keep track of your progress! Let’s finish June strong!

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Strawberry and Avocado Spinach Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups baby spinach

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

  • ½ cup sliced strawberries

  • 2 tablespoons vinaigrette (Annie's Light Raspberry Vinaigrette goes well)

  • ¼ of a medium avocado (diced)

  • 2 tablespoons toasted walnut pieces

Preparation:

  • Combine spinach, onion, and strawberries.

  • Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss salad.

  • Top with avocado and walnuts.

  • Enjoy!

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We want to help you reach your summer goals! Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit! We would love to meet with you 1-1 to reset and renew your summer goals! Let’s make today count!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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🌟Amazing Client Spotlight!

Sweet friend,

We are so excited to support and encourage you this week! We are so proud of all your hard work in the studio! Today we are thrilled for you to meet an amazing woman who has truly been a light in the studio — our June client spotlight is Caroline Doherty! Her contagious smile and energy during sessions is motivating to women around her as she demonstrates living transformed!

“TransFit has helped me to change the way I look at exercise and focus on what my body CAN do rather than what it cannot. I have really learned to be grateful for my body.”

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Client Spotlight: Caroline Doherty!

I have been active my whole life as I have always been an athlete and played tennis at the collegiate level.  That being said, I have not really had a choice but to workout on a regular schedule.  When I got to college and was living on my own, I started learning about nutrition because although I was working out harder than ever while beginning my college athletics career, I did not look or feel the way I wanted to.  My sophomore year I made a lot of changes to my diet and was only eating foods to fuel my body.  It took a while to notice changes but after some time I was feeling more energized and confident and my performance on the tennis court was far better than it had ever been.  I have honestly found that working out and eating right is just as important for my mental health as it is for my physical health and I feel the best about myself when I am living a healthy lifestyle. It is hard not to struggle with body image as a female in general but even more so as a college student and an athlete. When I came home for Christmas break this past year, my stepmom invited me to come to a class with her at TransFit and I fell in love with it and went almost every day for the entire break and do the same thing every time I come home! I have also started implementing the same workout structure when I am not in Athens.  It allowed me to take my fitness to the next level and a lot of it is because of the change in mindset.

Caroline being held up after her graduation from Rhodes College by 5 out of her 7 siblings!

Caroline being held up after her graduation from Rhodes College by 5 out of her 7 siblings!

TransFit has helped me to change the way I look at exercise and focus on what my body CAN do rather than what it cannot and I have really learned to be grateful for my body.  I have always been competitive and I love to challenge myself and have found that the most rewarding workouts are the ones that I didn't want to go to but went and pushed through anyways.  Now that I have graduated from college and am starting a new job, I am excited to continue to work on my health and fitness for myself and not just for a sport.  My next goal is to run the St. Jude Half Marathon in December!” 

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Action shot of Caroline playing collegiate tennis for Rhodes College!

Summer Transformation HIIT Workout

How is YOUR summer transformation going? Add this HIIT workout to your weekly routine for a great sweat! Check out the TransFit app for more workouts or click HERE for more great workout videos!

5 HIIT exercises to fire up your metabolism and transform your body!

Summer Transformation Challenge

Don’t forget about our summer transformation challenge! Your challenge is to do something DAILY! Make reading scripture, movement, and clean nutrition a healthy habit! Download the challenge and get started today! We are excited to see you in the studio this summer and look forward to supporting you through this eight week transformation!

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Our in-studio lululemon items can now be found on our website! Get a great workout in the studio while looking great in these cute lululemon clothes! Click HERE to see what amazing lululemon products we are selling!

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June Squat Challenge

Keep your summer transformation going by incorporating squats into your daily routine! Download the squat challenge belowto help keep track of your progress! Let’s finish June strong!

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Fire & Flavor Chicken Kabobs

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Cucumber Salad:

  • ¼ cup apple cider or rice wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 long, English cucumber

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped

Chicken:

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts

  • 2 teaspoons Fire & Flavor Chicken Rub

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into ½-inch rounds

  • 1 red bell pepper, but into 2-inch pieces

  • Lemon wedges and Avocado Cream (recipe below) for serving

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and salt; season with freshly ground black pepper and set aside. Slice cucumbers into 1/8-inch rounds and place in vinegar mixture along with chives; toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate while you prepare chicken.

  2. Cut chicken into 2 - inch pieces and place in a large bowl; toss with Chicken Rub and olive oil. Thread chicken, zucchini, and peppers onto metal skewers, alternating chicken with vegetables.

  3. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill chicken until lightly charred and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes total. Serve with Cucumber salad, avocado cream, and fresh lemon wedges.

  4. Avocado Cream: Using a food processor or blender, puree 1 avocado, ¼ cup sour cream, ¼ cup lemon juice, and salt to taste until smooth.

Thanks Fire and Flavor for this awesome recipe! Click HERE for more great recipes!

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We want to help you reach your summer goals! Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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🏃🏼‍♀️Protein On-the-Go!

Sweet friend,

We are so proud of all your hard work in the studio! You are starting summer off strong! Are you fueling your body with the best foods before and after your workouts? Your nutrition is vital in your transformation. Protein is so important to consume, especially after your workout! Protein helps rebuild muscle and can aid in weight loss. Check out some of the best protein-filled foods below along with great protein alternatives while on-the-go!

Don’t forget about our summer transformation challenge and June squat challenge! Your challenge is to do something DAILY! Make reading scripture, movement, and clean nutrition a healthy habit! Download the challenge and get started today! We are excited to see you in the studio this summer and look forward to supporting you through this eight week transformation!

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High Protein Foods and Protein Bars

The amount of protein you consume plays a huge rule in your transformation process! Some great protein-rich foods to eat are eggs, legumes, lean organic meat, greek yogurt, and nuts. Protein from real food sources are the best kind to eat but we all know that busy schedules can keep us from being able to eat those foods. A great alternative for protein when you are on the go are protein bars. Check out RD Katie Shrurling’s top three favorite protein bars!

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  1. RX Bar

12 grams of protein

15 grams of sugar (from dates) and 0 grams of added sugars

5 grams of fiber

9 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans-fat

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2. KIND Protein Bars

12 grams of protein from soy protein

8 grams of sugar (6 grams added)

5 grams of fiber

18 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans-fat

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3. Zing Bars

10 grams of protein from peanut flour and soy protein

9 grams of sugar

7 grams of fiber

10 grams of fat, 0 grams of trans-fat

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Summer Transformation Challenge

Don’t forget about our eight week challenge! We are so excited to help you transform this summer body, mind, and spirit! Download the challenge below and check out our TransFit app for the transformation challenge workouts!

Summer Transformation: Shoulder Workout

Let’s Light a Fire in June!

Join us for our Summer Transformation Plan and June squat challenge! Start summer off right by incorporating squats into your daily routine! Download the squat challenge below to help keep track of your progress!

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We want to help you reach your summer goals! Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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💪Are You Ready For Our Summer Challenge?

Sweet friend,

We just started our eight-week summer transformation challenge and would LOVE for you to join us! Are you feeling stuck or in a rut with certain areas of your life? The summer challenge will give you the tools you need to fully transform this summer - body, mind, and spirit! From daily bible studies to new workouts and summer meal plans - we have you covered! We are so thrilled to encourage you as you begin the challenge and we are excited to see you in the studio!  

CHECK THE TRANSFITAPP FOR UPDATED SUMMER SCHEDULE.
JOIN US FOR 4:30 AFTERNOON SESSIONS THIS SUMMER! 

Invite a friend or family member to do the summer transformation challenge with you! Let’s “LIVE TRANSFORMED” together!

Invite a friend or family member to do the summer transformation challenge with you! Let’s “LIVE TRANSFORMED” together!

Summer Transformation Challenge

Jump-start your summer transformation with a FREE eight week summer transformation challenge! Join us as we take a walk through Galatians, Ephesians, and Philippians while incorporating meal plans and workouts into a weekly routine! Challenge yourself and make this plan something you do daily! Download the summer transformation challenge below!

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Summer Transformation Challenge: Glute Workout

The summer transformation challenge has six workouts for you - we challenge you to do one workout a day! Here is an awesome glute transformer workout for you to try! Download our other summer transformation workouts on our Transfit app or find them in the summer transformation plan!

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Let’s Light a Fire in June!

Check out our June events! Join us for our Summer Transformation Plan and June squat challenge! Start summer off right by incorporating squats into your daily routine! Download the squat challenge below to help keep track of your progress!

Also, join us on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm for The Big Run 5k on Global Running Day!

Fleet Feet Athens is hosting a 5k at Sandy Creek Park to celebrate Global Running Day.  Participation in the race is just $10 and participants must register.  Finisher medals are available to the first 250 registered participants.  The Big Run 5k on Global Running Day is an official 5k with an emphasis on FUN& community!

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Watermelon Caprese Salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of Watermelon

  • 6-8 Baby tomatoes

  • Handful of fresh Basil

  • 4 slices of fresh Mozzarella

  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic

Instructions:

  • Chop baby tomatoes and basil leaves

  • Alternate layering watermelon slices and mozzarella slices

  • Add baby tomatoes and basil for added garnish

  • Drizzle olive oil and balsamic over watermelon, mozzarella, baby tomatoes, and basil

  • Serve and enjoy!

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We want to help you reach your summer goals! Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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☀️Your Summer Transformation Starts Now!

Sweet friend,

We are so thankful for you and for sweet summertime! Are you ready to transform your body, mind, and spirit this summer? We are ready to help you jump-start your summer transformation with a FREE eight week summer transformation challenge! Join us as we take a walk through Galatians, Ephesians, and Philippians while incorporating meal plans and workouts into a weekly routine!

Your challenge is to do something DAILY! Make reading scripture, movement, and clean nutrition a healthy habit! Download the challenge and get started today!

We are excited to see you in the studio this summer and look forward to supporting you through this eight week transformation!

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Ready, Set, Transform!

We are so excited to help you transform this summer through our eight-week transformation challenge! Download the challenge below and check out our TransFit app for the transformation challenge workouts!

Let’s Light a Fire in June!

Check out our June events! Join us for our Summer Transformation Plan and June squat challenge! Start summer off right by incorporating squats into your daily routine! Download the squat challenge below to help keep track of your progress!

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Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Granola

  • 1 cup of Greek Vanilla Yogurt

  • 1/4 cup of Raspberries

  • 3-4 Strawberries sliced

  • 1/4 cup of Blueberries

Instructions:

  • Layer the yogurt, granola, and berries

  • Serve and enjoy!

We want to help you reach your summer goals! Our Team wants to encourage you as you transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit!

Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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🙌Living Transformed on Vacation

Sweet friend,

We are so proud of all your hard work and dedication in the studio! Finish May strong and continue your transformation progress through summer! We are here to support and encourage you every step of the way! We want you to live transformed on vacation to reach your summer transformation goals! We can't wait for you to check out our summer transformation plan coming soon in our June news - get excited!

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Living Transformed on Vacation: Nutrition

Protein is an important component in the process of recovery after a workout. Check out the video below to find out how much protein your body really needs! We love being able to help you gain the nutrition knowledge you need to live transformed!

Need more nutrition advice to help boost your transformation progress? Click HERE to check out our latest blog on nutrition featuring another interview with our own registered dietician Kaeti Shurling!

Family Vacation Workout

We want to see you active on your vacation! Send us pictures of you and your family doing our transformer workouts or tag us @transfitathens on Instagram, adding #summertransformation! Find our transformer workouts on the TransFit app to get started!

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May Calendars

Finish May strong! Don’t forget about your May calendars! We can’t wait to see all the hard work you’ve put in during may on your calendar! Bring in your May calendar the next time you come into the studio to be featured on our Instagram for all your hard work and dedication! We are so proud of you!

Summer Meal Prep

Meal Prep is key in transforming your nutrition. Reach your nutrition goals with a new summer meal plan! Fuel your body with the right nutrients to help you feel your best. Thank you for being a valued client, a FREE 7 day meal plan is ready for you.

Download our summer meal plan, grocery list, and recipes below to begin your transformation! Add meal prep to your “daily action steps” to reach your summer nutrition goals! We are so excited to encourage and support you every step up the way!

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Mango Salsa

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 1 mango, peeled and diced

  • 1/2 cup peeled, diced cucumber

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno

  • 1/3 cup diced red onion

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves

  • Salt and pepper

  • Carrot chips

  • Celery

Instructions:

  • Combine and mix the mango, cucumber, jalapeno, red onion, lime juice and cilantro leaves

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste

  • Serve with carrot chips and celery and enjoy!

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Don’t forget we are now offering our Monthly All-Access pass for only $175! We want you to come workout with us every day this summer! Come transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit! Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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We are so excited to be strategic partners with lululemon and offer amazing merchandise in Five Points at TransFit!

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🌿Today Is The Day To Transform Your Nutrition!

Sweet friend,

We are so proud of all your hard work in the studio this week! We want to continue to help you transform body, mind, and spirit this summer! Today is the day to transform your nutrition. Summer is the perfect time to reset your goals and to make a new commitment to your health. Our entire TransFit staff along with Kaeti Shurling, our Registered Dietician (RD), is dedicated to helping women better understand their nutrient intake as well as how to balance carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to reach your goals! We are so excited to encourage and give you some tools to help you along the way!

If your traveling this week or next please see our last blog HERE for an awesome Travel Transformer Workout and a new Super Greens Salad recipe to start summer strong!

Meet Kaeti Shurling RD

Meet Kaeti Shurling RD

What Vegetables are the best?

We took the opportunity to interview Kaeti about some great nutrition questions asked by our clients! Check out the video below to learn about what vegetables are the best for you! Fueling yourself with the most nutrient dense foods is key to a successful nutrition transformation! Subscribe to our youtube channel HERE for more Q & A videos to hear what Kaeti has to say about protein intake and intermittent fasting!

Have questions or need help reaching YOUR nutrition goals? Email transfitathens@gmail.com to begin your nutrition transformation journey with one of our staff!

Tip #1 Eat Your Greens

Below are 7 of the most common greens highest in nutrients. Research teaches us to eat a variety of plants to get the full benefits of vitamins and minerals for a balanced diet.

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#2 Be Intentional: Summer Goals

Along with eating your greens, summer is the best time to reset all of your goals! With the school year coming to a close, reset your body, mind, and spirit by working on YOUR goals! We are here to encourage and support you every step of the way and can’t wait to see you in the studio! We want you to set one new goal for the summer! Whether that goal is to exercise 5 times a week for 30 minutes, sign up for a 5k, a ½ marathon, or to drink 8 glasses of water a day - write it down, make it real, and tell a friend, family member, or your TransFit family! We would love to support you and your summer goals! Download and print your summer goals sheet HERE !

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#3 Summer Meal Prep

Meal Prep is key in transforming your nutrition. Reach your nutrition goals with a new summer meal plan! Fuel your body with the right nutrients to help you feel your best. Thank you for being a valued client, a FREE 7 day meal plan is ready for you.

Download our summer meal plan, grocery list, and recipes below to begin your transformation! Add meal prep to your “daily action steps” to reach your summer nutrition goals! We are so excited to encourage and support you every step up the way!

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Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!
— 1 Corinthians 10:31
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Chicken and Bok Choy Turmeric Stir Fry

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 4 Garlic Cloves, chopped

  • 1 pound Skinless and Boneless Chicken Thighs (about 2-3), cut into 1/2 inch slices

  • 2 cups Shiitake Mushrooms, stems removed and sliced

  • 8–12 Baby Bok Choy, ends trimmed

  • 8–10 Green Onions, sliced

  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Aminos

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Turmeric

  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  • Combine the coconut aminos and the turmeric in a small bowl and then set aside.

  • Turn on the heat to high and add the olive oil to the pan.

  • Once the oil is hot, add the chicken.

  • Sprinkle about 1/4 teaspoon of salt over the chicken.

  • Stir-fry the chicken, while tossing occasionally, until it’s cooked, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove the chicken from the pan.

  • Then add the garlic to the wok and stir-fry for about 30 seconds.

  • Next add the bok choy and toss to combine.

  • Stir-fry the bok choy, while tossing, for about a minute.

  • Next add the mushrooms, onions and toss.

  • Add the coconut aminos mixture to the pan and toss to coat the bok choy and mushrooms.

  • Place the chicken back into the pan and toss.

  • Add salt to taste.

  • Serve and enjoy!

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Don’t forget we are now offering our Monthly All-Access pass for only $175! We want you to come workout with us every day this summer! Come transform and feel your best in body, mind, and spirit! Thank you for all that you do by being such an inspiring woman in this community! We are truly stronger together.

Check out our website for 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 one-on-one.

Blessings, 

Team TransFit

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✨ Our Most Motivated Client Spotlight for March!

Sweet friends,

We are so proud of you for working so hard throughout February! Thank you for being ALL IN! You all are off to an incredible start in 2019! We had so many of you finish your February calendars and turn them into us! For those that haven’t turned them in, it’s not too late! Bring them in, email us at transfitathens@gmail.com, or text a picture of it to our TransFit staff.

Get a head start and register for our Fit for a Miracle 5K benefitting ESP Miracle League! You can register online HERE or download the mail-in registration and sponsor forms on our website HERE.

We are so excited to introduce our March spotlight to you all— Traci Britt, the winner of our February challenge! Traci brings so much light into our studio and works so hard! She continues to transform daily in body, mind, and spirit! Traci comes in for 4-6 sessions each week and attends the TransFit Bible study on Thursdays. Since Traci started coming to TransFit about 7 months ago, she has seen incredible results! She truly embodies our theme of being “all in” by setting goals and being committed to them, no matter what it takes! Please read her story as we hope it will encourage you to be all in and commit to your goals and dreams!


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“Around 20 years ago, when I was pregnant with my second child, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. My particular disease is an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism. I was listening to a podcast on thyroid disease when the person said, “You are 80% more likely to be diagnosed with a 2nd autoimmune disease if you already have one.”  This statement hit home with me very hard and I was determined to do whatever it took to avoid being included in this 80%.  

So around 5 years ago, my healthy life change journey began. I knew exercise and what foods I choose to eat could make the most difference. With most autoimmune diseases, there are what they call “trigger foods” that can cause inflammation in your body (for example: eggs, dairy, gluten, nuts, nightshades, and soy). I started with eliminating these from my diet. I also did food sensitivity testing which gave me a more specific list of foods to avoid. I have always lead a fairly active life; I grew up taking care of cows and horses and spent many of my days on my Mom and Dad’s farm. When I had my first child, I gave up the farm life to be a full time Mom. I started doing workout videos every morning. Working out is fun for me— I love to sweat! Exercise can be worship! It starts my day out right, makes me feel better, and gives me tons of energy. 

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Several years ago I began doing women’s fitness classes and about seven months ago I found TransFit. Here at TransFit, I love working out even more than I typically do. All of the TransFit trainers bring such joy, enthusiasm, encouragement, exercise knowledge and truth through God’s word. I try to get to the gym 4-6 times per week, since it is just something I love to do! I have a flexible job that allows me to work on my own schedule so getting in my exercise daily is pretty easy.

The life accomplishment I am most proud of (besides my daughter and son) is totally changing my diet. Remaining consistent when the majority of the world says, “eat what you want” is one of the hardest things to do. My current goals are to eat more greens and cut out snacking. I can really tell a difference when I only eat 3 meals a day spread out over each 4-6 hours. Our family chose to homeschool our kids and I also worked a full time job while homeschooling (again, my work schedule is flexible and I do it from home), so because of this our family ate out a lot. Therefore, cooking at home more is a goal I want to implement in the near future. My diet is simple: protein, veggies, good carbs and good fats.”

We are so proud of you, Traci! We hope Traci’s testimony is an inspiration to you all. Anything is possible through commitment and prayer! We are here to serve you in any way we can to help you reach your goals. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us HERE to let us know how we can serve you!


Traci’s favorite meal is a brown rice bowl with grilled chicken, spinach, cucumbers, and avocado! YUM— if you’re looking for dinner ideas tonight, try making a healthy grain bowl like the one on our website HERE!

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Avoiding inflammatory foods is good for everyone, and we are so motivated by Traci’s dedication to cutting these foods out of her diet in order to live a healthier life!

Here are 3 of our favorite anti-inflammatory foods you can incorporate into your diet!

  1. Fruits like strawberries, blueberries, oranges, and cherries help reduce inflammation. Incorporating these fruits into your diet is so easy! Make sure you get your daily servings of fruit in and you’re already one step ahead of reducing inflammation!

  2. Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collards provide your body with all kinds of benefits, including reduced inflammation! We always talk about getting your greens in here at TransFit because they are just SO good for you. Check out the FREE recipes on our website to find ways you can incorporate more greens into your diet!

  3. Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel can help reduce inflammation as well! Processed and red meats can cause inflammation, so try one of these fish instead. Check out our healthy blackened salmon tacos HERE!

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Strawberry Edamame Salad

Try this salad for a serving of fruits, greens, and fish (if you top with salmon or tuna)!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions:

  • Combine salad ingredients in a bowl.

  • Prepare dressing and drizzle it on top of the salad. Toss or chop if you want!

  • Top with grilled salmon or tuna. Enjoy!


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If you haven’t read our last blog about what’s going on in March at TransFit, check it out HERE! You don’t want to miss out on this incredible month! To recap, here are a few March events to add to your calendar:

HIIT Tuesdays: You can sign up for these sessions on our app HERE. Read our blog about the benefits of HIIT here!

Lunch and Learn: This month’s lunch and learn will be Thursday, March 28th from 12-2 pm. Go ahead and reserve your spot on our app HERE!

Running Group: Sign up for this on our free app HERE. Email Lisa HERE if you have any questions.

TransFit Girls: This class will not meet Wednesday, March 13th. You can purchase the sessions on our website HERE or our free app HERE.

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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

🔥 7 Foods that Balance Hormones and Help You Lose!

Hey friends,

What an awesome week it’s been at the studio! We are so proud of you all for showing up and starting January strong. If you haven’t read about Paige Colquitt’s Holiday Extravaganza transformation, check that out on our blog HERE.

Have you ever felt like you’re exercising and eating a better-balanced diet, but still seeing no progress? Still feeling sluggish? Often, unbalanced hormones can sabotage your goal of feeling your best. Your body’s hormones help control everything from your metabolism to your body’s fat storage. Today we want to introduce you to 7 superfoods you can add into your daily nutrition plan to revive your body to help you feel your best!

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Avocados

Avocados contain a substance known as beta-sitosterol. Beta-sitosterol has been shown to significantly lower blood cholesterol levels, balance cortisol levels, and decrease inflammation in the body. And, you can add them to literally anything! Who doesn’t love another reason to eat avocados?

Nuts

Almonds contain protein and fiber, and are known to slow the absorption of carbohydrates in the body. Studies have found that walnuts are also a good source of the hormone melatonin, which helps promote more restful sleep.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has the ability to speed up the metabolism and stabilize blood sugar levels, which can help with weight loss. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help keep your body healthy. In fact, it’s the cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon that naturally helps balance the body’s hormones. Add some cinnamon to your oatmeal or sprinkle some on an apple and enjoy a healthy snack!

Green Tea

Studies have shown that green tea extract increases metabolism and helps the body burn fat. It provides a boost of energy while blocking the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which helps gut the accumulation of belly fat! It also helps you warm up on these cold winter days! Purchase our team’s favorite green tea on Amazon HERE.

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Pomegranates

Pomegranates have amazing anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that help keep the body healthy and fight off disease. They also provide the same estrogens that the female ovaries produce – estradiol, estrone, and estriol. Adding pomegranates to your diet can help reduce mood swings while helping your body combat breast cancer and heart disease.

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Turmeric

Adding turmeric to your meals will do more than just spice things up. Turmeric naturally reduces inflammation, pain, and swelling in the body. It also helps to balance your hormones and keep your immune system functioning properly! Sprinkle it on your food or make Turmeric Tea or Golden Milk for a warm drink. Get our team’s favorite Turmeric from Amazon HERE.

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Broccoli

Broccoli contains high amounts of photochemical called indoles, which play a large role in estrogen metabolism. Indoles work to convert estrogen into a safer form for the body to metabolize, which reduces the risk of estrogen-linked cancer, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. 

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Try introducing some of these super foods and drinks into your daily nutrition plan and see how much better you feel! Eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of nutrients will revive your body and help you live transformed.

We’ve included a tasty recipe below that incorporates a few of these foods! Try it out and let us know what you think— we love when you tag us in your social media posts!

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Superfood Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of leafy greens 

  • 1/2 c chopped broccoli  

  • 1/2 c chopped red apple

  • 1 avocado sliced 

  • 1 pomegranate seeds removed

  • 1 cup walnuts roughly chopped

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup avocado ripe

  • 1 tsp seeded mustard

  • 2 tbs lemon juice

  • 6 tbs olive oil

  • 1 splash apple cider vinegar

  • 1 pinch sea salt

  • 1 pinch black pepper


    Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl.

  • Place all the ingredients for the dressing in a blender and process for 20-30 seconds or until you reach a smooth consistency!

  • Enjoy! Top with grilled chicken or salmon for more protein.

Remember you can always find recipes, workouts, and inspiration on our FREE app!

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Don’t forget to sign up for sessions in advance on the app!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one or nutrition counseling session, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com.

Blessings,

Team TransFit

🎄 5 Tips to Manage Holiday Parties This Year

Sweet friends,

The holiday season brings so many wonderful things to our lives! We get to spend time with our families and friends and celebrate the birth of our Savior. There’s so much to get excited about!

However, with these holiday celebrations comes holiday parties where we are surrounded by endless amounts of food! Often, we are surrounded by such homemade goodness that we can’t help but over eat, and then we feel guilty afterwards! Let’s not feel that way this holiday season!

Below are FIVE tips to help you navigate holiday parties this Christmas season!

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  1. Drink a large glass of water before the party.

Drinking water can help you feel full for longer. Drink 1-2 glasses of water before you go to the party to help eliminate mindless snacking. You can also carry a glass of water with you at the party to give you something to hold and drink without reaching for unhealthy snacks!

2. Keep moving!

Go to the party with the mindset that the party is for fellowship and spending quality time with friends or family and isn’t about food! Make your way around the room talking and enjoying others’ company, and you won’t think about the treats!

Make sure you are exercising regularly! Stay on track with your exercise goals during the holiday season. Block off workout times in your schedule and don’t miss! When you are exercising regularly, you won’t want to undo all of the hard work that you have put in!

3. Eat a high-protein snack before the party.

A high-protein snack can help you curb your cravings and help you be full before you arrive at the party! After eating your snack, you will be full and satisfied and will be less likely to mindlessly snack while you are there. Often, people eat less in preparation of a big party to try to “save calories”, but this usually leads to overeating foods that will not satisfy or fuel your body in the long run! Good examples of high-protein snacks are:

  • 1/4 cup of nuts

  • 1/2 cup of trail mix

  • 1 cheese stick

  • 1 hard boiled egg

  • 1/2 cup of cooked edamame

  • Kind bars

  • Turkey roll-ups

  • Rice cake layered with nut butter and chopped walnuts

    4. Chew sugar free gum.

    Chewing sugar-free gum is a great way to stop those sugar cravings! It will give you something to chew, but will save you the calories! Instead of reaching for that piece of chocolate or sweet treat, pop in a piece of sugar free gum!

    5. Bring a healthy snack or treat!

    Bring something to the party that you know you can munch on without feeling guilty. Your friends will thank you, too! Some great options for healthy dishes are:

  • Lean meat and cheese trays

  • Fruit or vegetable trays

  • Homemade trail mix

  • One of our TransFit winter recipes!

  • Strawberry Edamame Salad

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Don’t forget about our Favorite Things Luncheon this Thursday, December 13th from 12-1 in the TransFit studio! It will be a wonderful time of fellowship with our TransFit community! Think of something that you LOVE (valued around $15). Bring ONE of your favorite items. We will draw names and everyone will go home with a NEW FAVORITE THING!

The cost of attendance is $12 to cover lunch from The Pine. Sign up on our app at the link below under “Special Events.”

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Thank you to everyone that has brought in a gift for our Giving Tree! There are a few ornaments still left on our tree if you would like to participate. Just bring your wrapped gift, put it under our Giving Tree by Friday, December 14th.

We also invite you to come help deliver these gifts to Downtown Academy next Tuesday from 12-1! We will be meeting at the studio at 11:30 a.m. and then going to Downtown Academy! You can also meet us at Downtown Academy!

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We only have two more Tuesdays in 2018! Can you believe it?! We want to encourage you to finish out 2018 strong and reach your goals and dreams! Come join us in the studio for a session! Over the next few weeks, please sign-up for sessions in advance as we are operating on a holiday schedule. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Blessings,

Team TransFit

Healthy Swaps and Sides for Your Thanksgiving!

Sweet friends,

We are so thankful for our amazing clients! As Thursday approaches, let's stay focused on everything we are thankful for and enjoy our time with our friends and family. Let's remember we can stay on track, even in the holiday season!

During Thanksgiving, the main idea is to remember PORTION CONTROL. You do not have to avoid dessert and other Thanksgiving favorites completely, but focus on being mindful with your portionsModeration is the key! Below are 4 Thanksgiving Recipes to help you have your healthiest Thanksgiving yet and that your entire family will enjoy!

Brined & Roasted Turkey

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Brined & Roasted Turkey

from Fire and Flavor

Prep Time: 30 minutes + brine time
Cook Time: 2-2 ½ hours
Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients

  1. Brine turkey according to package directions. If using liquid brine, remove turkey from brine and pat dry. Allow turkey to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before roasting. Preheat oven to 500°F. Place turkey on a roasting rack set inside a rimmed roasting pan or sheet pan. Tuck wings underneath bird and tie legs together; rub generously with oil.

  2. Place turkey on lowest level of oven and roast for 30 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350°F and continue roasting until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of breast registers 165°F, about 2 – 2 ½ hours.

  3. Allow turkey to rest for 20 minutes before for carving.

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale

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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Yield: 4 servings

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 3 cups kale, chopped fine

  • 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 2 cups water

  • Pinch of salt

  • Optional: 1/4 cup walnuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place sweet potatoes in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss & put them on a large baking sheet lined with foil. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Stir a few times while baking.

2. Drizzle kale with 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and massage, set aside.

3. While the potatoes are roasting, make the quinoa. Using a strainer, rinse the quinoa under cold water. Add quinoa, water, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Let cool quinoa cool to room temperature.

4.In a large bowl, toss quinoa, sweet potatoes, and kale. Drizzle the salad with remaining three tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and add in walnuts. Stir to combine. Season with salt, pepper, extra olive oil & balsamic to taste and serve. Add in avocado for complete meal! Enjoy!

Green Beans with Pomegranates and Toasted Walnuts

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Green Beans with Pomegranates and Toasted Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup walnuts

  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only

  • 1 1/2 pound green beans (haricots, verts or traditional green beans). Fresh is preferred, but frozen green beans work great too.

Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons flax oil, or olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped or 1-2 teaspoons onion

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

    Directions

  1. To toast walnuts, heat a sauté pan over medium heat and add walnuts. Set timer for three minutes. After three minutes, stir and watch until crisp and fragrant. This takes about seven minutes total. Transfer to a bowl so they do not continue to cook.

  2. Seed pomegranate.

  3. Rinse green beans. Take a small handful and align the ends by tapping them on the cutting board. Cut the tips off all at once and repeat to the opposite end. Do this until all beans are completed. Do not cut beans into pieces; this will make them mushy once cooked.

  4. Pour 2-3 inches of purified water into a pot with steamer. Once the water is at a rapid boil, turn the heat to medium, add beans and cover. Steam 5-6 minutes until bright green and tender-crisp. Don’t overcook.

  5. In a two-cup glass measuring cup or medium bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk until oil is incorporated well. Toss the beans with vinaigrette. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Just before serving, sprinkle the salad with pomegranate seeds and toasted walnuts.

Pumpkin-Carrot Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Pumpkin-Carrot Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 48 squares

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance butter (or butter)

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin pie filling

  • 
2/3 cup finely shredded carrot

  • Cream cheese topping:
4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar

  • 
1 tablespoon skim milk

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Spray a 15 x 10  pan with cooking spray.

  2. In small bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, and baking soda.

  3. In larger bowl, use electric mixer to beat sugar, Earth Balance, and brown sugar until crumbly. Add eggs, egg whites, pumpkin pie filling, and carrots. Beat until well blended.

  4. Add flour mixture and mix until well blended. Spread onto greased pan.

  5. To prepare cream cheese topping: mix together cream cheese, sugar, and milk until thoroughly blended.

  6. Drop teaspoon-fulls of topping over pumpkin batter and swirl and cut mixture into batter with a butter knife.

  7. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  8. Cool in pan completely on wire rack before cutting into squares.

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We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving week filled with love and joy! Don’t forget about our challenge to exercise 5x per week and eat at least 3 servings of vegetables per day to Nourish in November! We will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, so come into the studio for a pre-Thanksgiving workout!

Blessings,

Team TransFit