THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF VIVE
Meet our fabulous
VIVE owner, Diane Insalaco,
shares her thoughts on
VIVE’S bright future in her
Check out this
month’s great perk!
Interested in meal
prep (that’s already
done for you)? We’re
excited to introduce
THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE
OF VIVE HEALTH & FITNESS
elcome to the July issue of Pulse! As many of you already know, we
believe in tailoring VIVE’s offerings to meet the needs of valued
members like you. As such, we are highlighting some fresh opportunities
for open communication to ensure that your voice is heard and your
interests are reflected in our operations, both this month and beyond.
First, you will have the chance to “hear” from VIVE owner Diane Insalaco in her featured
Letter from the Owner, where she discusses her passion for VIVE and its members.
Further, we’re excited to spotlight a group that works hard, wears a smile each day and is
known by pretty much every member – our front desk staff! This group works diligently
each day to make the member experience at VIVE an unforgettable one. This energetic
group is sometimes overlooked, and this month, we are giving our front desk staff their
much-needed time in the spotlight!
Responding to the necessity for a meal preparation program at the Club, VIVE will
be the official launch site for Dish’d, which is our general manager Brent Oliver’s
entrepreneurial endeavor, along with his brother-in-law, Brandon Culver. For more
information on Dish’d, please see the back cover of Pulse on page 8.
In this issue, we have also included information regarding a member survey, which we
are kindly asking you to fill out in an effort to continue making VIVE the premier health
and fitness facility in northeastern PA. You can access a link to the survey on page 3, or
stop by the front desk to fill one out.
Additionally, please save the date for our annual Fourth of July
Trifecta from 8:30–9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, with trainers
Tom, Matt and Corey – you won’t want to miss this opportunity
to rev that metabolism before your festivities begin! We will
also have two GEX classes that morning: Total Body Kick with
Terri at 8 a.m., and Ride & Rip with Pam at 9 a.m.
We hope that you enjoy this issue of Pulse. We can’t wait for you
to join us this month, and for all that’s to come! The energy at
VIVE is sure to stay high and upbeat all summer long.
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GEX SCHEDULE UPDATE
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FOURTH OF JULY AT VIVE
VIVE will be open from 5 a.m. to noon. Two
GEX classes will be offered: Total Body Kick with
Terri at 8 a.m. and Ride & Rip with Pam at 9 a.m.
Also, don’t forget about the Trifecta with VIVE
trainers Corey, Matt and Tom from 8:30 to 9:30
a.m. Guests are welcome to participate in the
Trifecta for FREE! The member rate for this session
is the same as all other small group trainings.
VIVE is seeking personal trainers
to join our team!
If you are nationally-certified
(ACSM, ACE, NETA, etc.) or know someone
who is, please email a resume to Brent at
The Protein Package
Protein is an essential macronutrient, found in muscle, bone, skin, hair,
and virtually every body part and tissue. Proteins make up who we are
and help sustain optimal functioning and health.
It is recommended that adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein
for every kilogram of body weight per day (or 8 grams of protein for
every 20 pounds of body weight). There is a wide range for acceptable
protein intake, which is anywhere from 10 to 35 percent of calories
Choosing good, high biological protein sources will aid
in muscle repair, chronic disease prevention and even
weight control. Some high-protein foods are healthier than
others due to what comes along with the protein, such as
healthy fats vs. saturated fats or fiber vs. added salt.
It’s this protein package that’s likely to make a difference for health.
For example, a six-ounce broiled porterhouse steak is a great source
of protein—about 40 grams worth; however, it also delivers about 12
grams of saturated fat. A six-ounce ham steak has only about 2.5 grams
of saturated fat, but it’s laden with sodium (2,000 milligrams worth,
about 500 milligrams more than the daily maximum). Six ounces of
wild salmon has about 34 grams of protein, is naturally low in sodium
and contains only 1.7 grams of saturated fat. Try to swap out unhealthy
protein sources for healthy ones like lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs,
beans, low-fat dairy products, nuts and tofu.
Use this information to take charge of your health this summer!
Consider pairing your protein with a complex carbohydrate for a
perfect meal or snack, and enjoy the healthy benefits that these
essential macronutrients provide.
Questions on the protein package? Then, don’t hesitate to contact Laura
Maxson at Premier Nutrition at email@example.com; she
and her knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you.
TOWEL SERVICE UPDATE
We’ve spiced things up for the summer
with new turquoise hand towels; be sure to check
them out the next time you’re at VIVE!
Beginning July 1st, we will enforce a
sign-out process in which ALL washcloths, bath
and hand towels must be signed out at the front
desk. After use, these items are to be
signed back in. If they are not returned,
the cost of each item will be
automatically added to your
We appreciate your compliance!
We want to hear from you;
take our survey today!
To continuously improve VIVE for our respected
members, we would love for you to take a few minutes
to complete our survey! Please don’t hesitate to share
your thoughts regarding pertinent offerings like our
Shake Bar options, which apparel you would like to see
sold at the Club, what we can improve VIVE, etc. Please
fill out the survey at the front desk or submit it using
the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/
We appreciate your help and participation!
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MEET THE FRONT
DESK FACES OF VIVE!
As part of the VIVE family, you understand the
commitment we have to personalized attention, and
you experience that promise for yourself each time
you step into the Club. We pride ourselves on catering
to you and your unique needs while also being
approachable and friendly, and our front desk staff
ensures this happens every day. This amiable group of
knowledgeable fitness aficionados are at the forefront
of VIVE Health & Fitness, and they certainly deserve
Physical fitness has always been an important part of
Kevin Tlatenchi’s life, which is why VIVE is the perfect
fit for him. Kevin’s favorite part of working at the Club
is interacting with our members, who he describes
as “the best people you’ll ever meet.” In addition
to working at the front desk, Kevin is also a line
technician at Aviation Technologies.
He loves spending time his young daughter, Scarlett
Rose, and also has a pair of guinea pigs, Nala and Kiara,
and a fish named Shark Bait. When asked to tell us an
interesting fact about himself, Kevin said that he was
born in Brooklyn and used to have lush, near-wavy
MacKenzie Bilbow graduated from Wyoming Area
Secondary Center in Exeter and will be a sophomore
at King’s College this fall. Like Kevin, MacKenzie joined
the VIVE family because health and fitness have
always been important parts of her life. Her favorite
part of working at VIVE is seeing familiar faces in the
Club each day. She says that she loves the close-knit
relationships that are formed between employees
and members. MacKenzie has a sister who attends the
University of Pittsburgh and she also has a Maltese
named Murphy. MacKenzie shared with us that she has
an aversion to one of the world’s most popular foods –
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Chloe Winters says the best part of her job at
VIVE is learning about proper physical fitness and
nutrition. She graduated from Clarion University
of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a degree in digital
media and a minor in speech communication; she
is currently advancing her studies and will receive
her master’s degree in mass communication and a
public relations certificate in August. Chloe loves
to play with her puppy, Archie, who is a beaglesheltie
mix. She is the oldest of five siblings,
and assures everyone that, “Yes, it is as hectic
as it sounds!” Chloe is a huge movie buff and
encourages members to stop by the front desk to
talk film with her any time!
Similar to Chloe, Sean Ramsey is interested
in digital media. He attended high school in
Winchester, VA, and is currently majoring in senior
entrepreneurship/digital media and minoring in
design at Wilkes University. His favorite part of
being an employee is making shakes for members
and the public, and helping to suggest proper
shake choices for individuals based on their
unique needs. Sean has an older brother and a
cat named Wonka. He shared with us that he once
ate a burger that was comprised of FOUR eightounce
patties, eight slices of bacon and cheese,
a triple layer of lettuce and tomato and an entire
loaf of bread in an impressive 40 minutes!
Jenn Calaide, the newest member of VIVE’s front
desk staff, received her bachelor’s degree in
business administration from King’s College and
her master’s degree in human resources from the
University of Scranton. She works as a human
resources generalist for Michaels in addition to
working at VIVE. When asked why she chose to
work at VIVE, Jenn enthusiastically shared with us
that the Club combines two important aspects of
her life: fitness and helping others. Jenn enjoys
playing with her Golden Doodle, Penny, and she
has an older brother. While she is not a huge fan
of sweets herself, Jenn loves to bake for others!
Sports, health and fitness are paramount for Haley
Gayoski (left), as she plays field hockey at Wilkes
University and has always been physically active.
Haley played softball, soccer and field hockey while
growing up. She is currently working toward obtaining
her bachelor’s degree in elementary education,
propelled by her passion to help others and make a
true difference in the lives of children. When she is not
at the Club or on campus, Haley is spending time with
her family, friends and dogs Zoey, Maggie and Mollie.
She also has a younger sister, Olivia. Haley loves the
entire VIVE family and especially enjoys working with
her best friend and fellow front desk coordinator,
Sarah, who she has been close to for 15 years!
Sarah Fugate (right) was raised in a sports-loving
family and is a fitness fanatic like Haley! Her cousin
and grandfather both played professional baseball for
the New York Mets and Philadelphia Athletics (now
Oakland Athletics) respectively. Sarah loves working
at the Club and says that she cannot imagine her life
without the VIVE family; she also loves working with
her best friend. Currently, Sarah attends LCCC and
is studying exercise science; she is also an assistant
volleyball coach at Coughlin High School. She loves
spending her free time with her terrier mix, Joey, and
Blue Merle Shetland Sheepdog, June. Sarah jokes
about being an only child, stating that her mother
claims to have “stopped with me because I was
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MO V E
SIX-WAY DELTA RAISE
Add vigor to your traditional shoulder routine
with a six-way Delt Raise!
1. Begin with a pair of dumbbells (DBs) on the outside of your
hips. 2. Perform a lateral raise. 3. Without lowering the DBs, adduct
your arms horizontally and bring the DBs in front of your chest.
4. From this position, raise them to an overhead position. 5. Return
them to the position in front of your chest. 6. Adduct your arms
horizontally and move the DBs to arms’ length out to your sides.
7. Finally, lower the DBs back to your hips.
This entire series of moves is considered one rep. Perform three
sets of 5 to 8 reps of this exercise as a great addition to your
shoulder routine repertoire.
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LETTER FROM THE OWNER
Constant change is a business reality and companies
must continually adjust and adapt to their environments
in order to remain competitive and current. Oftentimes,
a business must clear out the debris and detriment from
a company in order to recommit to its original vision
and create a culture with consistent standards, peer
learning, and a place where the staff and its members
can grow together instead of apart. Recently, there
have been many changes at VIVE, and I know some of
you have noticed; I reassure you that they are for the
betterment of my business and the vision and future
of VIVE. I ask and hope that all of you can be patient
with us while we restructure the front-end and our
I know this much to be true: Members are often very
perceptive and intuitive to changes that occur at VIVE,
and as an owner, I’d like to thank all of you for making
me and my staff aware of various circumstances that
have gone awry.
I am very grateful for your loyalty and your business.
With the change in management, we are now on the
right path to making VIVE the best it can be. I reassure
all of you that through this process our business will
come out stronger and better to serve you.
I’d like to sincerely thank you, our valued members.
The people who compose our membership base keep
our TEAM’S passion alive and strong each day! Here at
VIVE, we feel more like a family than just co-workers.
We love what we do, and nothing is more gratifying
than keeping our members happy and wanting to
come back every day!
All the best in health and wellness,
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Chicken and Quinoa Burritos
4 burrito-size whole
wheat tortillas, warmed
1 cup shredded rotisserie
1 cup black beans, rinsed
1 cup cooked quinoa or
1 cup grated Monterey Jack
1 cup fresh cilantro sprigs
½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt
1 avocado, sliced
1 cup corn salsa
1. Dividing evenly, top the
warmed tortillas with the
chicken, beans, quinoa,
Monterey Jack, cilantro,
yogurt and avocado.
2. Roll into burritos and serve
with corn salsa.
This month’s shake is exploding with flavor! It’s the perfect
beverage to consume as a Fourth of July workout recovery
treat or any time during a summer heatwave.
Dr. Smoothie Strawberry Puree/water mix, Dr. Smoothie
Lemon-Ade Puree/water mix, freeze-dried strawberries,
freeze-dried blueberries, vanilla whey protein and lemon
SHAKE OF THE MONTH
THRIVE AT VIVE
A community thrives
when its members
are well in mind, body
and spirit. Today, we
have one of the most advanced health
care systems in the world, but our
community is suffering from negative
health symptoms on a daily basis, such
as allergies, arthritis, difficulty sleeping,
anxiety, diabetes and chronic pain.
Those at Thrive Wellness Center want
to help you understand your body and
its needs to support internal healing so
you can reach a greater state of health.
This means living a life with energy and
without symptoms. As such, ALL VIVE
MEMBERS RECEIVE THEIR CHOICE OF
$10 OFF THEIR FIRST THRIVE SERVICE*
(greater than $35) OR $20 OFF A
PULSED MAGNETIC THERAPY SESSION*
(this massage is excellent for those who
workout regularly, as it increases oxygen
to tissues, increases range of motion,
improves circulation and reduces
At Thrive, you are sure to find a
wide range of affordable, quality
supplements and services based on
your wellness goals. Services offered
include but are not limited to: Swedish
Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot
Stone Massage, Ashiatsu Oriental
Bar Therapy, Lypossage, Lymphatic
Drainage Massage, Rain Drop Technique
Massage, Reflexology, Ionic Detox Foot
Baths, Pulsed Magnetic Therapy (PEMF),
Iridology, Nutritional Muscle Response
Testing, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Exams and Acupressure.
Call Thrive today at 570.283.0111
to schedule a service!
Thrive Wellness Center
647 Wyoming Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704
*Some restrictions apply
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to VIVE: Dish’d!
Dish’d is your weekly source of whole food, plant-based
meals brought to you by VIVE’s very own general manager,
Brent Oliver, and his brother-in-law, Brandon Culver!
This unique service makes eating healthy meals easy and
frees you from spending the weekends meal prepping!
All you need to do is order your meals from the Dish’d
website once a week, and then they will be delivered
to VIVE for pick up on Sundays or Mondays. While some
Dish’d offerings will be available for grab-and-go at the
Club, this service works best when you order online
ahead of time.
Dish’d meals are:
and proudly crafted with:
No refined sugar No dairy
No processed meats No wheat
More details on Dish’d will be forthcoming, so
stay tuned! To learn more about this new service,
please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit