Healthy Holidays 101

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Hi friends,

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. If you are like me, then you travel to see friends and family throughout the month of December. From parties to nights out with friends, your diet and exercise routine can slack-especially if you are away from your home gym for a few days. In moving from Grand Rapids to Detroit, I was nervous about getting into a new fitness routine and finding gym. Luckily, I found a place I love... FLEXcity Fitness in Bloomfield Hills. Their awesome trainers mixed with a killer interval workout always puts me in a better mood when starting my day.

Today, I have recruited Katherine Maxwell, Director of Studio Operations and Trainer at FLEXcity Fitness. She is going to share with us how to keep active over the holidays when you are not near your gym and some helpful diet tips when it comes to indulging in those beloved holiday treats.

More to Come,
With the hectic holiday season in full swing it’s easy to let your personal health fall to the bottom of your to-do list, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are great ways to make the holiday season healthy with just a few simple tweaks. Here are five ways to come out of the holidays feeling healthy and happy:
1. Stick to your routine when possible. Parties and get-togethers are common this time of year but don’t let them get in the way of your health. Move your workout time around if necessary to accommodate other activities, but don’t skip it all together. We offer many class times at FLEXcity throughout each day across our three locations. Can’t make it to the studio or gym? Try this at home workout that requires no equipment!
2. Stay on track at home. With many holiday events include meals out, this is a great time to focus on eating fresh, nutritionally balanced meals at home. When you prepare meals yourself you can 100% control what goes in them.
3. Ditch the guilt! Allow yourself to indulge in treats that you truly love. Love peppermint bark or gourmet hot cocoa? Then have some. Restricting and limiting yourself will only lead to overeating, so enjoy those special treats and then move on.
4. Partner up. Find someone who can keep you accountable during the easiest time of year to lose sight of health and fitness. Commit to your workouts by recruiting a friend or family member.
5. Ask to bring a healthy side dish. Attending a family gathering that you know will have limited “healthy” options? Ask if you can contribute one of your favorites- this way you’ll know there will be something you love come mealtime.

 About Katherine:
Katherine Maxwell is the Director of Studio Operations at FLEXcity Fitness. Katherine has a background in Advertising and is a certified personal trainer. Since joining the FLEXcity team in 2013, Katherine has held numerous roles ranging from instructor to studio manager to her current position. Katherine is dedicated to the FLEX56 method because it has personally changed her life and fitness for the better. To take one of Katherine's classes, check out the Bloomfield Hills schedule.

About FLEXcity Fitness:
FLEX is an interval-based fitness studio blending leading techniques into a one-of-a-kind training concept. You get everything you need from FLEX without having multiple memberships to other places. FLEX incorporates cardio, strength training and flexibility into each and every class. The intensity of this method and calorie-scorching 56 minutes leads to effective, noticeable results. Customers look, feel and perform better within the first month of becoming a FLEXcitizen. FLEXcity Fitness has three locations throughout our lovely state-Grand Rapids, Lansing and Bloomfield Hills. The trainers are fun, motivating and very knowledgeable. Best news is...your first class is FREE. 

*These are tips brought to you by a trained professional. Always be careful of injuries or other health factors that may impact your exercise.

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