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AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER

        AUGUST IS NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS MONTH

Did you know that physically active people are happier than those who are sedentary?  Exercise not only shapes and tones your body but it increases endorphins, reduces levels of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, and is a proven remedy for depression and anxiety.  Who doesn't want to be happier?

We hope to see your smiling faces in the studio a lot this month!
               WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR MELISSA!

I'm sure you have meet Melissa already.  Her bright energy radiates through our studio.  She is certified in BootyBarre Bounce and is currently teaching BarreBounce classes. She has also completed our MAT I & II AND REFORMER I & II TEACHER TRAINING  program. You will see her  name on the schedule under APPRENTICE TEACHING.  Enjoy taking one of her classes for free starting August 15th and continuing through the end of the month.   She is working on her practice teaching hours to obtain her Certification of Completion for
REFORMER TRAINING.
We are so excited to have Melissa spread her wings and fly!


FREE APPRENTICE CLASSES WITH MELISSA

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:30
Fridays at 4:15
                       SUMMER BLOWOUT SALE

Hurry in for 60% off of selected items.
Time to stock up on your Pilates gear!!
It's sure to go quickly!!
                     YOUR OPINION MATTERS

We would appreciate a moment of your time to take a brief survey to help us better serve you.  Please click the link below.
Receive $5 off retail for completing the survey.  Thank you so very much!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N2RZWCY
                  NEW PRICING AND PACKAGES

Starting September 1st Package and Auto Pay pricing will change for new clients.  Current clients will keep the old prices until October 1st.  Current  clients can purchase up to 30 sessions at current price if you would like to stock up.  We will continue and are proud to offer you our dedicated and passionate teachers and a state of the art studio and equipment.
                  SWEET POTATO BREAKFAST BOWL

A Whole30 breakfast bowl packed with protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. Use your choice of protein for a vegan-friendly option.

1 small sweet potato, pre-baked
1 serving protein powder
1 small banana, sliced
1/4 cup raspberries
1/4 cup blueberries


**OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

cacao nibs
chia seeds
hemp hearts
favorite nut/seed butter


** INSTRUCTIONS

Flesh out sweet potato if not done already. In a small bowl, mash sweet potato with fork. Stir in protein powder until combined.
Layer in banana slices, raspberries, and blueberries. Top with additional desired toppings and dig in! You can enjoy this bowl warm or cold, your choice!

*Recipe courtesy of Fit Mitten Kitchen
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JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER

                           FREEDOM SALE!!!

We at Lifestyle Pilates know that you have the freedom  to choose where you spend your money and time! We are honored that you choose US!!!

BUY A 10 OR 20 PACK AND RECEIVE A FREE CLASS AND WATER BOTTLE ON YOUR 2ND PACK of same value.

Talk to your friendly Pilates Instructor for details!
                          4th of July

Join us this Independence day. We will be OPEN the MORNING of July 4th for some serious holiday calorie burning.

We are offering a limited schedule as follows:

9AM -  Reformer Fusion
If you haven't been into the studio to take a class in 6 months or longer We Miss you! In an effort to get your butt (and back, front and sides) back in here, we're offering 20% off our Pilates Class 5 pack or 10% off a 10 pack,a FREE Barre BOUNCE class and water Bottle!

As EXTRA incentive to get your Pilates body back, we will also take 15% off ANY regular priced active wear purchase.

To redeem your offer, visit our website, give us a call or respond back to this Newsletter

Hope to see you soon!
                      Patriotic Berry Trifle


Ingredients

1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 premade angel food cake, cut into 1-inch slices

1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature

2 cups heavy cream, at room temperature

2 pints blueberries

2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced




Directions

Heat 1/4 cup sugar, the lemon juice and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and stir in the almond extract.

Brush both sides of each slice of cake with the syrup. Cut the slices into 1-inch cubes.

Beat the remaining 2/3 cup sugar and the cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed until smooth and light. Add the cream and beat on medium-high speed until smooth and the consistency of whipped cream.

Arrange half of the cake cubes in the bottom of a 13-cup trifle dish. Sprinkle evenly with a layer of blueberries. Dollop half of the cream mixture over the blueberries and gently spread. Top with a layer of strawberries. Layer the remaining cake cubes on top of the strawberries, then sprinkle with more blueberries and top with the remaining cream mixture. Finish with the remaining strawberries and blueberries, arranging them in a decorative pattern. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Photograph by Steve Giralt

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson for Food Network Magazine
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JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER

SUMMER SLIM DOWN CHALLENGE 

Whether you want to get into that Bathing suit this year, Planning a vacation, or just want to feel more comfortable and confident in shorts and tanks, we want to help you reach your goals! We are kicking off our Summer Slim Down Challenge! 
Purchase a 20 Pack for $499 and join the fun! 
When is it? June 1st - July 31st 
What is it? The most POINTS in 2 months wins! 
Attend a Reformer Class = 1 Point 
Bring a Friend = 2 Points 
Attend Barre BOUNCE = 2 Points 
Purchase $100+ retail= 2 Points per $100 
Rack up extra Points by Referring your friends to the Studio, its that simple. We will track the points on a chart in the studio, but do let us know when you refer a friend so that we can add it to the chart. 
PRIZES: 
1st Place $100 Gift Basket 
2nd Place $50 Gift Basket 
3rd Place $25 Gift Basket
APRES GRAB AND GO PACKS

APRES is the perfect post-workout replenishment or balanced snack.  During the month of June Grab and Go packs of APRES protein drinks are 10% off!

What's in it for you?

Plant Protein
14g of plant protein from pea, chia, cacao, & hemp
Metabolic Fats
MCTs from 4g of virgin coconut oil
Electrolytes
6 electrolytes from coconut water & an electrolyte blend.

Regular Prices:
4 Pack  $24 ($21.60)
8 Pack  $44 ($39.60)
12 Pack $60($54)
DADS GET A FREE CLASS IN JUNE!

In honor of Father's Day we would like to invite you to bring in your dad, husband, brother, uncle, son, ANY dad who is special to you to come in and take a FREE class!  You may get the "Pilates is for women!" response when you invite him to Pilates but  more and more men are adding Pilates to their fitness program. While there is still a stigma that Pilates is for women (especially with an older crowd) that’s changing rapidly as the benefits of Pilates start to be seen, especially in our aging society and with high-performance athletes. Men are finding Pilates mainly because IT REALLY WORKS!  Who doesn’t want better posture, a more flexible spine, a strong core, and improved performance?
MELISSA IS JUMPING FOR JOY TO BE OFFICIALLY ON THE SCHEDULE!

Many of you know Melissa as our Studio Manager and see her around the studio often.  We are very excited to announce that she has put in a lot of hard work to become certified in Barre Bounce and is very excited to share her love for bouncing with you. Look for Melissa's classes on our website and join her for a fun filled total body workout infusing Barre moves on the Rebounder.
Special New To Bounce packages available and your first class is FREE!
** CHICKEN CAPRESE
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This recipe for chicken caprese is grilled seasoned chicken, topped with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, basil and balsamic reduction. A quick and easy dinner that's easy enough for a busy weeknight but special enough to serve to company!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword balsamic chicken, chicken caprese, mozzarella chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 266kcal


** Ingredients
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* 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1 teaspoon dry italian seasoning (or equal parts of garlic powder dried oregano and dried basil)
* 4 thick slices of ripe tomato
* 4 1- ounce slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
* 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze or balsamic reduction
* 2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil


** Instructions
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* Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat.
* Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over chicken breasts and season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle italian seasoning over the chicken.
* Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, or until done. Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
* When chicken is done top with a slice of mozzarella cheese and cook for 1 more minute.Remove from heat and place chicken breasts on a plate. Top each breast with 1 slice of tomato, thinly sliced basil and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.


** Nutrition
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** Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 287mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

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MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER

                          HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

            Being a Mother is learning about strengths you 
                       didn't know you had.
                    LIFESTYLE PILATES PETALUMA
                      YOU SPOKE, WE LISTENED!

More classes give you more opportunities to stay fit, and you know how much we LOVE that!!  We have added 3 classes to our already amazing lineup!

                MONDAY/FRIDAY 4:30  PM Barre BOUNCE
                   FRIDAY   5:30 Group Reformer
                     SUPER MOTHERS DAY SALE!

Stock up on your favorite Beyond Yoga legging with up to 40% off of selected items.  Check the sales rack!
30% off on Toe Sox, Tavi Noir, and more!  You don't want to miss these savings!!
We Highly Appreciate if you can pay for your packages by CASH or CHECK so that we may keep our fees to a minimum.  Credit Card companies are charging high fees for processing.  In effort to keep our cost down we would love your support.

                          Thank you
                       Gretchen Iniguez
                       Lifestyle Pilates
                      ** RASPBERRY TERAMISU
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1 cup seedless raspberry jam

6 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)

1 pound mascarpone cheese (at room temperature)

1 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

28 soft ladyfingers or 2 (12-ounce) pound cakes cut into 3 by 1 by 1 1/2-inch pieces

3 (1/2 dry pint) baskets fresh raspberries (about 3 3/4 cups total)

Confectioners' sugar for serving



                        ** Directions
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1. Stir the jam and 4 tablespoons of the orange liqueur in a small bowl to blend.
2. Combine the mascarpone and remaining 2 tablespoons of orange liqueur in a large bowl to blend. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream, sugar, and vanilla in another large bowl until soft peaks form. Using a large rubber spatula stir 1/4 of the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture to lighten. Fold the remaining whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture.
3. Line the bottom of a 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish or other decorative serving dish with half of the ladyfingers. Spread half of the jam mixture over the ladyfingers. Spread half of the mascarpone mixture over the jam mixture, then cover with half of the fresh raspberries. Repeat layering with the remaining ladyfingers, jam mixture, mascarpone mixture and raspberries. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.
4. Dust with the confectioners sugar and serve.
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APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

                           HAPPY EASTER!

                We will be closed Easter Sunday, April 21.  
                   We wish you all a very Happy Easter.
                       BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!

            During the month of April you can Buy One and Get One
           Free on all Lifestyle Pilates Petaluma Logoware! Choose
              from Logo Tees, Hoodies, Hats, Waterbottles, and 
                            Inspiration Tees!

                *Free item will be of equal or lesser price
                      PLANK CHALLENGE

          Congratulations for completing the Plank Challenge in
          March.  We know that getting up to a 4 minute plank is
                hard but you all rocked this challenge!
                LOOK FOR LIZ ON THE SCHEDULE!

Meet Liz Leonardi! After undergoing Gretchen's fabulous teacher training program, hours of personal practice, practice teaching, and many observation hours Liz will be officially on the schedule starting April! Liz has been practicing Pilates for FIVE years now and is ecstatic to share her love with everyone at Lifestyle Pilates Petaluma! She is extremely passionate about helping people and improving others lives.   Look for Liz on the calendar on Sundays and Mondays!
                        LET'S BOUNCE!!!

We are excited to be adding Barre BOUNCE to our class schedule.  This class is a fun unique fusion barre experience on a trampoline with our new bouncing cardio moves and fusion barre sculpting exercises.
In just 40 minutes you will sculpt & tone your entire body, while boosting your heart rate and your mood! This workout will include bounce and barre intervals on our Jump Sport Fitness Trampolines.

Benefits of Rebounding:
•Strengthens muscular system, core & pelvic floor
•Improves lymph movement- expels toxins
•low impact on joints
•improves cardiovascular function
•helps improve balance
•strengthens cells
•builds immune system
•increases bone density

Class Times:
Tuesday         8    am
Wednesday       4:15 pm
Thursday        4:15 pm
Friday         11    am  12 pm

            ** SUPER GREEN CLEANSING SMOOTHIE
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PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 5 MINUTES
Super Green Cleansing Smoothie - An easy way to nourish your body and provide yourself with essential vitamins and minerals.



                ** INGREDIENTS:
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3 cups Organic Super Greens
2 bananas
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup chopped pineapples
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
ice as desired



                 ** DIRECTIONS:
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1. Place all ingredients into a blender and run until smooth.
2. Add ice for desired consistency. Serve and Enjoy!
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TEACHER TRAINING BEGINS JANUARY 2019!

PILATES TEACHER TRAINING

 Calling all happy people who love Pilates!! Lifestyle Pilates Petaluma offers a Mat and Reformer Teacher Training program lead by director Gretchen Iniguez PMA®-CPT. If you are ready to take the next steps to creating a fulfilling career or would like to enhance your personal growth and knowledge in Pilates please email or call us for more information. 

gretchen@lifestylespilatespetaluma.com   707-338-0710 

Training dates:

Mat – January 12th, 13th, 26th, and 27th 11am to 4pm                                                             Reformer – February 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th 11am to 4pm

 

 

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March Plank Challenge!!

Master our PLANK CHALLENGE for a seriously stronger core in just one month! During the month of March we challenged our body by increasing our planking time to bring more benefits to our core stability and strength.

Whether you planked for 1 minute or 4 minutes, we are so PROUD of each one of you who participated in March’s Plank Challenge. Everyone did AWESOME!! You all pushed the limits. Keep the energy flowing!

We also want to thank Petaluma businesses who donated prizes for the Plank Challenge: Tiffany Longenbaugh – Urban Elements, Heidi Overman – W.H.I.S.P. Therapeutic Massage, Lisa Barton – Beaux, Lisa Barton – Thrity-Seven Wines, Dr. Dao – Heart and Hands Chiropractic, Meredith Brown – Sage and Salt Nutrition, Candace Hacker – Prodigy Hairdressing