VIVE Health & Fitness | February Issue (Prospective)

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Welcome to the February issue of Pulse! As a prospect, we would like to share our club’s monthly communication piece with you, so you can get a better idea of what life is like at VIVE. In Pulse, you’ll find the usual monthly features like Nutrition Corner; which features a nutrition tip and healthy recipe; Move of the Month, a column written by one of our personal trainers that highlights a particular exercise and how to perform it; club announcements and upcoming events; group exercise schedule updates; and much more! We hope you enjoy Pulse, and please be sure to email info@vivehealthandfitness.com for more information on joining VIVE.

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THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF VIVE

FEBRUARY 2017

Share the

Love of Fitness with

OUR MONTHLY

PROMOTION

(pg. 2)

EXPANDED

SHAKE BAR

New offerings coming

soon - and so is breakfast!

(pg. 3)

CAN YOU DEFY

GRAVITY?

See how three VIVE

members did with the help

of Deb Grossman

(pg. 6)

Here’s what you need

to know about

VIVE’S REFERRAL

PROGRAM

(pg. 4)


WELCOME

to Pulse

THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

OF VIVE HEALTH & FITNESS

elcome to the February issue of Pulse!

As someone who has shown interest in

joining the club, we would like to share

our monthly communication piece to

give you a better idea of what the VIVE

culture is like. We hope you’ll join us soon, so you can

be part of all the exciting things going on. For instance,

to celebrate our Instagram beginnings, we’re currently

holding a 27-day shake contest on the social platform

in which the lucky winning member gets eight free

shakes! Additionally, in March, we’re hosting a Nutrition

Seminar in recognition of National Nutrition Month

(you can read more about this on pg. 8). These are just

two examples of how we engage our members to bring

them together.

Appearing on this month’s cover is VIVE group exercise

instructor and Gravity trainer, Deb Grossman. She has

helped many members reach their fitness goals with

the Gravity program, which you can read more about

on page 6. Gravity is most popular with our aging

population but not to be counted out for those younger

whipper snappers looking for a different type of

strength training workout.

We would love to help you make 2017 your healthiest

and best year yet. Please don’t hesitate to reach out

to us at info@vivehealthandfitness.com with any

membership questions or to schedule a tour of our

facility. Also, follow us on Instagram at VIVEHealthFit

and LIKE us on Facebook at VIVE Health & Fitness for

the latest club news and happenings!

Enjoy Pulse, and please know we are

here to help in any way we can

THIS MONTH’S DEAL:

IT’S ALWAYS MORE FUN TO

WORKOUT WITH FRIENDS!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR

FEBRUARY SHARE THE LOVE OF

FITNESS PROMOTION TODAY:

1 PERSON SIGNS UP

– Business as usual (initiation fee: $69)

2 PEOPLE SIGN UP

– Split the initiation fee ($34.50 each)

3 PEOPLE SIGN UP

– Waive initiation fee (A 24-hour window

will be given to get all three to sign)

4 OR MORE SIGN UP

– Waive initiation fee, and the group

will also receive a personal training

buddy session (A 24-hour window will

be given to get all new members)

In health and fitness,

The VIVE team

VIVE is now

on Instagram!

Follow us at

VIVEHealthFit!

Don’t miss our

Instagram 27-day

shake contest

going on now.

Be sure to join in

on the fun!

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FEBRUARY

SCHEDULE CHANGES

QUITE A FEW UPDATES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE GROUP EXERCISE

SCHEDULE FOR THIS MONTH.

New classes and class times were added to give you more options to get your sweat on.

New classes include:

CYCLE

with Amanda on Mondays and

Tuesdays at 6 a.m.

SPIN-X

on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and

Thursdays at 6 p.m. with Sarah

ZEN BARRE

on Wednesdays at 7 a.m.

with Dana

TOTAL BODY KICK

with Terri on Mondays

at 6 a.m.

click

here

click

here

Click here to view the

complete schedule!

Click here for a

complimentary pass

if you’d like to try a

class before joining!

We do not offer our classes independently of membership, so we do not have a class only rate.

However, all group exercise classes are included in membership.

NUTRITION

corner

February is American Heart Month, and healthy

eating habits and a regular fitness regime are

crucial when it comes to protecting yourself against

heart disease! When making food choices, you

want to select meals that contain whole grains,

healthy unsaturated fats, lean meats, and fruits and

vegetables. When a diet includes these ingredients,

you will not only be helping to prevent heart disease

in your body, but other disease states as well.

Contact VIVE’s nutritionists by emailing Laura Sickler

at lsickler@vivehealthandfitness.com if you have

any questions. Get started being heart healthy by

giving this month’s featured recipe a try!

SHAKE BAR

REVAMP

We are excited to announce that

our Shake Bar menu is getting

a facelift! In the next few weeks,

we’ll be expanding the offerings

to include over 10 new shakes,

a breakfast menu and a veggie

fusion menu. VIVE’s Shake Bar

is open to the public, and our

shakes make the perfect workout

recovery drink, as well a meal

replacement option.

Stop in soon to

try one for yourself!

WE ARE 100% COMMITTED

to our members and value your feedback.

Never hesitate to send your comments and suggestions to

info@vivehealthandfitness.com.

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MO V E

of the

month

KETTLEBELL SWING

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Have you ever done a kettlebell swing? If not, skip down to the second paragraph of this article. If you have, are you performing the

movement correctly? Are you hinging at your hips or squatting with a more knee dominant movement? Are you lifting with your arms

or are your arms simply attaching the kettlebell to you like a rope? Do you stop the swing at your chest or do you go way overhead

with the kettlebell? To reap the many benefits of this full-body exercise, it’s important that it’s done correctly. Please read on to learn

how to perform the kettlebell swing effectively and safely.

The kettlebell swing begins and ends with perfect posture that should be maintained throughout the movement. Stand about 18

inches in front of a kettlebell with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width. Attempt to put your shoulder blades “in your back

pocket” by pulling them toward each other and depressing them down your back (Image A). This will lift your chest and put your spine

in a safe position. Maintain this posture as you hinge at the waist and push your hips back. Your knees will have to bend slightly to

accomplish this, but it is NOT a squatting movement (Image B). Grasp the kettlebell’s handle and “hike” it between your legs (Image C).

Push your heels into the ground and snap your hips forward as you come to a full stand. This force will swing the kettlebell out in front

of you, approximately to chest height. Do not try to add height to the swing by lifting with your arms (Image D). Without attempting to

pause the kettlebell in the air, allow gravity to pull it back down and between your legs as you hinge again at the hips. The kettlebell

should be allowed to swing back as far as gravity will allow. Your torso will be parallel to the floor, with a long spine and knees slightly

bent. You will feel your glutes and hamstrings being stretched. Reverse this movement just as you did the original “hike.” Repeat

for the desired number of reps. To “park” the kettlebell, from the top position with it out in front of you, allow it to swing between

your legs as if you were going to perform another rep and simply do not perform the hip snap. After it swings back behind you, allow

momentum to carry it forward and place it softly on the floor where it started. The majority of women can comfortably start with 15lbs.

and most men can start with 35lbs. Perform for 10 to 20 reps.

The kettlebell swing goes against most weight lifting advice of not using momentum. This exercise relies on the momentum of the

kettlebell and your control of it to perform correctly. If you can find your groove, you can burn up to 20 calories per minute, get great

glutes and hamstrings, improve your explosive strength, increase your cardiovascular conditioning and add a very valuable tool to

your workout arsenal. Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of VIVE’s personal training staff for form critique and advice. You can

email our trainers at info@vivehealthandfitness.com.

REFERRAL PROGRAM

The 4-1-1 on VIVE’s Referral Program

Did you know that VIVE has a referral program that makes it a cinch to earn free months as a

member? Whenever a new member joins who is referred by a current VIVE member, the VIVE

member will earn a free month of membership. Additionally, there’s no limit to the amount of

free months you can receive! If you refer, you get a free month; it’s as simple as that!

If you are interested in joining our club and know a VIVE member, talk to that person to see if

he or she is willing to refer you. It’s a win-win for all – the member gets a free month, and you

get to join northeastern PA’s most state-of-the-art and exclusive health club!

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RECIPE OF

THE MONTH

Allspice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

with Cinnamon-Sautéed Apples

and Cilantro Rice 2 Servings

Recipe from: The American Heart Association

INGREDIENTS

Pork Tenderloin:

1 lb. pork tenderloin (fat

discarded)

1 tsp. ground allspice

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1.4 tsp black pepper

4 apples (any apple variety) cored,

washed and sliced thin

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Pork Tenderloin:

• Preheat oven to 400° F. Coat tenderloin with allspice and pepper.

• Warm oil over medium-high heat in large pan. Add tenderloin and brown

each side of tenderloin for about 1 minute each (about 4 minutes total).

• Transfer pork to a baking dish, and cook in oven until pork has 145° F

internal temperature, about 25 minutes.

• Meanwhile, in the original pan, add apples and cinnamon. Cook over

medium-high heat stirring constantly until apples are soft, about 4 to 5

minutes. Take off heat.

• Let pork rest for a few minutes. Slice into pieces and serve with apples on

top.

Cilantro Rice:

Cilantro Rice:

2 tsp. lemon juice

1 cup chopped cilantro or parsley

2 green onions (chopped)

2 cups cooked brown rice

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 315; Fat: 6g; Carbohydrates: 43g; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 24g; Sodium: 56mg

• Stir lemon juice, cilantro and green onions into warm rice.

CHOCOLATE DIPPED

STRAWBERRIES

Passing on those delicious chocolate

covered strawberries this Valentine’s

Day since you’re watching your

waistline? Thanks to this month’s

shake, you can still enjoy this decadent

indulgence without worrying about all

the fat and calories. Instead, this shake

will supply you with vitamins, nutrients

and help you recover from a challenging

workout. It’s certainly a win-win!

INGREDIENTS:

Chocolate, strawberries, vanilla protein,

Get Hearty and milk

VIVE PERKS

VIVE members enjoy

discounts at several area

businesses just for being

a member! Each month,

we feature one of these

businesses in this section of

Pulse. Click here to view the complete list of our

business partners.

We are excited to announce our newest business

partner: Thrive Wellness Center, located on

Wyoming Avenue just five minutes away from

VIVE! Thrive offers holistic products, service, and

guidance that help each client live a happier

and healthier lifestyle. A sanctuary within

itself, Thrive offers a wide variety of essential

oils, beneficial teas, and numerous products to

nourish your mind, body and spirit.

As a way to celebrate the season, Thrive is

offering a special couple’s massage package!

Enjoy either 60 or 90 minutes of pure relaxation,

paired with a glass of organic wine and

chocolate. You will also receive a personal bottle

of massage oil to take home with you! This

service is valid until February 28, 2017.

Call 570.283.0111 to make an appointment or

visit www.thrivewellnesskingston.com

for more information.

CLICK

HERE

thrivewellness

kingston.com

SHAKE OF THE MONTH

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GRAVITY

THE STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM THAT

WILL HELP YOU DEFY YOUR FITNESS GOALS

Are you strong enough to overcome gravity? On the surface it seems

like an impossible task. But, by using Total Gym workout equipment and its

Gravity program, you might find the strength you never thought you had.

Introduced at VIVE in 2014, the Gravity program has enjoyed its share of

long-time regulars making weekly progressions, as well as the occasional

“one timer” just in for a good workout. Either way you use it, Gravity can

give you outstanding results.

Total Gym equipment has been around since the mid-1970s. Its biggest

impact was initially in physical therapy and rehabilitation because of the

low impact exercises that could be performed and its functional carry over

to real world strength. It was after this acceptance as a rehab tool that the

Total Gym made its way into the mainstream fitness world. As a result, the

Gravity program was developed and has grown into what you see being

offered at VIVE. It is taught by Deb Grossman who also teaches a variety of

group exercise classes and offers personal training services.

“Deb is a dedicated instructor, with an all business, no nonsense

approach”, says Lou Domiano. Lou, who is 61 and has been training in the

Gravity program for two years, has noticed a marked increase in his core

strength from Gravity training. A key for him personally was that this type of

training allowed him to get a good strength workout without the same joint

stress as traditional weight lifting.

Dr. Loren Grossman

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As gentle as Gravity can be, it can just as

easily be programmed as an intense workout.

Natalie Ferretti, 34, and also a two-year

Gravity participant said, “Gravity ‘rounds out’

my weight training.” She did note that “it felt

like I’d never worked out before” after coming

back to Gravity after a short hiatus. Natalie

can’t say enough good things about Deb and

her training style. “She’s one-of-a-kind; simply

phenomenal, and I never leave a workout

feeling like it was ‘the same old thing.’”

Loren Grossman, 58, after undergoing

back surgery, had been using yoga as his

main fitness tool until VIVE began offering

Gravity. Now he trains weekly with Deb, and

says, “She takes it so seriously. Her heart is in

the right place, and she always has the best

interest of her clients in mind.” He goes on to

say that his back has never felt better, which

can be attributed to the increase in core

strength and flexibility gained from training

with Deb on the Total Gym equipment.

Deb, who is 60-years old, is still going

strong. She teaches (and participates in) a

number of group exercise classes weekly, and

works right alongside her clients to motivate

and more personally instruct them. She has

been an exercise and a fitness instructor for

over 15 years, and she loves to workout with

the Gravity program. “There is a focus on the

core with every exercise, and it gives you a

total ‘head-to-toe’ workout.’” She notes that

getting people to try it for the first time is the

biggest challenge. “It does look intimidating,

but after one workout, many individuals are

hooked.”

Using its unique exercises, the Gravity

program can deliver long, lean muscle;

muscular endurance; cardiovascular

conditioning; improved body composition

and flexibility in one complete workout.

Lou Domiano

Her heart is in the right place,

and she always has the best

interest of her clients in mind.

LET DEB SHOW YOU HOW

TO OVERCOME GRAVITY!

CALL US AT 570.372.3571 TODAY FOR MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT ENROLLING IN THIS PROGRAM.

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SAVE

THE

DATE

On Wednesday, March 15 from 5:30

to 6:30 p.m., please join us for VIVE’s

Nutrition Seminar in recognition of

National Nutrition Month! Samantha

Hollock, Premier Nutrition Counseling’s

dietetic intern, is presenting the seminar.

The event will include information on

how a registered dietitian can help you

achieve your health and fitness goals, free

nutrition screens and healthy snack ideas.

Samantha will also be answering nutritionrelated

questions. Attendees will have the

opportunity to make appointments with

one of VIVE’s dietitians.

This event is open to the public.

Email Laura Sickler at

lsickler@vivehealthandfitness.com

for more information.

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