VIVE Health & Fitness | November Pulse

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This month, we’ve focused our attention on giving thanks, as Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving are fast-approaching. We’re also excited to bring you our feature story, “Making Good Decisions,” where you’ll read about the amazing transformation one of our members has made over the past few years. This month, we are providing more in-depth information regarding our new VIVE Points program, spotlighting three more GEX instructors, Sean, Leah, and Priya, and celebrating the return of VIVE’S Eyes, an anonymously-authored column with some special VIVE insights. Enjoy this issue of Pulse and remember to email info@vivehealthandfitness.com with anything you’d like to see featured in future issues. As always, we love to hear from you. Stay safe and well this month!

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THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF VIVE

NOVEMBER 2017

VIVE PROUDLY SUPPORTS OUR MILITARY;

HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

ALL VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY RECEIVE 15% OFF VIVE MEMBERSHIPS.

Our

BLACK FRIDAY

FLASH SALE

is coming!

(pg. 3)

Member

MARIA

AUGELLO

receives well-deserved

time in the limelight

(pg. 4)

“Meet”

LEAH, SEAN

AND PRIYA,

three GEX instructors

with a passion for VIVE

(pg. 7)


WELCOME

to Pulse

THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

OF VIVE HEALTH & FITNESS

November is a particularly beautiful month, filled with fall flavors, aromas and

scenery. It’s also the time to recognize our veterans who have done so much to

protect our country, and time to celebrate a beloved holiday: Thanksgiving! This

month’s issue pays homage to these areas, spotlighting some delicious fall flavors,

VIVE’s appreciation for our military and offering insights about showing appreciation for

the “little things” in the exciting return of VIVE’s Eyes (page 6).

The feature article in this month’s issue, “Making Good Decisions,” (page 4) shows the

gratitude that one of our standout members, Maria Augello, feels toward VIVE, crediting

the Club with the amazing transformation she has made over the past year; however, it is

truly members like her that make us feel grateful all year long. We can never thank you

enough for making these past five years so special. Speaking of five years, we are sharing

some amazing photos from our five-year anniversary party; check them out on page 8.

Aforementioned, this month’s issue also pays homage to our veterans. Without them, we

would not experience the safety and security that we do each day. We thank all of our

veterans and want to extend a special “thank you” to our members who have served.

We are also showing our appreciation to all members this month by highlighting more

details about our VIVE Points rewards program (page 3), a new way for us to give back to

you for being so loyal to us.

Of course, this issue also includes a delicious

fall-themed recipe and Shake of the Month, as well

as three more GEX instructor profiles that will better

acquaint you with Leah, Sean and Priya. As always, we

appreciate your dedication to VIVE and thank you for

your constant communication with us. Every time you

make a suggestion, know your voice is being heard.

If there is a particular offering that you would like to

see at VIVE or in a future issue of Pulse, do not

hesitate to share them with us. Please email

info@vivehealthandfitness.com.

Enjoy the month, reflect on what you’re

most grateful for, and stay safe and well!

In health and fitness,

The VIVE team

MONTHLY PROMO

This month only, new

members will have their

INITIATION FEE ($69

VALUE) WAIVED WHEN

THEY JOIN VIVE FOR

ONE YEAR OR MORE.

New members who join on

Black Friday Weekend will

save even more; details on

our Black Friday Weekend

flash sale can be found

on page 3.

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NOVEMBER SCHEDULE CHANGES

There are no changes to the GEX schedule this month.

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here

to view all schedules!

NUTRITION corner

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy Veterans Day!

Thank you to all those who have protected

and continue to protect our great country; we are

forever appreciative of your service.

A reminder that veterans and members of our military

will always receive 15% off VIVE memberships.

Practicing mindfulness during the holidays

It’s November, which means Thanksgiving is almost here! It has

been said the average American consumes over 5,000 calories on

Thanksgiving Day, and that’s easy to do with all the rich, delicious

foods that are served. Below are some tips from Laura Maxson (RDN,

LDN) that will help to keep your calorie count down:

• Instead of using whole milk in side dishes,

use evaporated skim milk

• Add low sodium, fat-free chicken broth to your

mashed potatoes to reduce milk and butter usage

• Use whole wheat bread when making stuffing, or

try our Recipe of the Month

• Use low-fat plain Greek yogurt in side dishes

instead of full-fat sour cream

• Steam or roast your sweet potatoes instead of

making a sweet potato casserole

Additionally, remain active after your dinner; take a walk as a family

or play some football outside. Laura will be happy to share even more

tips to get you through the holidays without the added weight, so be

sure to make an appointment at the front desk if you’re interested in

meeting with her!

NEW MEMBERS SAVE BIG

during our Black Friday Weekend flash sale!

During Black Friday Weekend (Friday, November 24th

through Monday, November 27th), new members will

have their initiation fee ($69 value) waived and will

also receive their first month free ($138 value).

Note: This offer is valid with purchase of a

one-year membership or greater.

See a membership adviser for more details.

THANKSGIVING AT VIVE

Get an amazing workout in

with some of your favorite VIVE

trainers before indulging in your

Thanksgiving feast.

Our Thanksgiving Trifecta will be held at

8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving

(Thursday, November 23rd)

with trainers Tom, Rachel and Mike leading

you through a fat-blasting workout

you won’t want to miss.

Additionally, our GEX classes on Thanksgiving are:

Interval Sculpting with Leah at 8 a.m.

Spin with Sarah at 9 a.m.

OUR THANKSGIVING HOURS ARE

5 A.M. – NOON.

THE LOW-DOWN ON VIVE POINTS

Get rewarded for your VIVE activity!

Members now receive VIVE Points for

Facebook check-ins, purchases and more.

Details on this program are to the right.

Be on the lookout for an email

invitation, or visit www.perkville.com/

biz/8319 to start earning now.

EARNING ACTIVITIES

+ 1500pts – Refer a Friend to Join VIVE

+ 500pts – Complete reVIVE Program

+ 150pts – Celebrate your Birthday

+ 150pts – Refer a Friend to Try VIVE

+ 50pts – Join VIVE Points Rewards Program

+ 5pts – Share a Photo on Facebook

+ 3pts – Check-in to the Club on Facebook

+ 2pts – Club Check-in

+ 1pt – $1 Spent on Retail Merchandise

click

here To sign up today!

REWARDS

50pts – Free Water

100pts – Free Cooler Drink

150pts – One Free Shake

375pts – One-Day Guest Pass for a Friend

450pts – One Free Small Group Training Session

625pts – One Free Gravity Session

800pts – One Free 30-Minute Personal Training Session

1500pts – One Free 60-Minute Personal Training Session

1500pts – One Free Month of Membership

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MAKING GOOD

DECISIONS:

SPOTLIGHTING STANDOUT MEMBER

MARIA AUGELLO

Maxson, owner of Premier, and she received two

complimentary nutrition counseling sessions. “Laura

and I just clicked. Her advice was simple and easy to

follow,” says Maria. She credits her diet changes as

being one of the biggest reasons for her success, and

she has since become a permanent client of Laura’s.

MARIA AUGELLO, VIVE’s spotlight

member this month, makes good decisions. After

a short time as a member in 2013, an injury forced

Maria to stop working out. This layoff led her to a

physically and emotionally unhappy place, prompting

her to take action. Maria looked into rejoining VIVE

and discovered our Revolution program. This medical

referral-based program was deemed appropriate for

her by her doctor, so she promptly enrolled. It was

this decision in November 2016 that helped change

Maria’s life for the better.

During the last 11 months, Maria has undergone a

tremendous physical transformation. Working with

various members of VIVE’s training staff and group

exercise instructors, coupled with guidance from

our in-house nutritional service, Premier Nutrition

Counseling, Maria has lost nearly 80 pounds. The

weight loss began during her eight weeks in the

Revolution program, during which she met with

Lindsay Marshall, former VIVE trainer, two times per

week. This program also introduced Maria to Laura

Upon completion of the Revolution program, Maria

had more decisions to make. Would she continue to

work with a trainer? What program would she follow?

She made the choice to take part in our women’s

strength training program, Muscles & Mascara,

and also decided to continue to train with Lindsay.

Continuing to work with a trainer was an important

part of Maria’s quest to get in the shape she wanted.

“Waking up at 4:30 a.m. is not easy,” she said, “but

being held accountable made me get out of bed.” It

was this training protocol that led to some of Maria’s

most noticeable changes. During a workout with her

current trainer, Corey Owen, Maria’s new look got

some attention from a very knowledgeable pair of

eyes. “Honestly, I told her, ‘I can’t take my eyes off of

you; you’ve changed

so much, and you

look fantastic,’”

said VIVE trainer

Dana Barley, who

has helped guide

many fitness

transformations

and also works

with Maria in our

small group training

program.

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MO V E

of the

month

LANDMINE OVERHEAD SQUAT/

SHOULDER PRESS COMBO

Are you ready for a real full-body challenge using just one piece of

equipment? Would you like to build leg muscle, core strength and

develop some nice shoulders while you’re at it? Try this exercise our

trainer Dana developed to challenge VIVE’s toughest clients! You can

change the load to shift the emphasis between strength and muscle

building to toning and calorie burning.

Maria continues to train with Corey

two days per week. In addition to these

workouts, she participates in VIVE’s Cycle

classes two to three times per week, and

says that Cycle is the only form of cardio

she will do. “I originally joined VIVE

because it was different than any other

gym in the area. I didn’t want to go to a

factory-like gym setting and just walk

on a treadmill and stare at a TV,” Maria

stated. She loves the energy of the class

and the camaraderie of the group setting,

especially in her Cycle classes. “It is

another one of the things that gets me out

of bed,” she says. Maria said that she has

made connections and friends at the gym

that she never thought would be a part

of her life. The decisions she has made

regarding exercise and nutrition have

completely transformed her lifestyle, and

she wants to continue to build a more

toned appearance by following the advice

of her coaches here at VIVE.

1. Set up a barbell against a sturdy corner at ground level (a corner of

the squat rack works well). You’ll have to experiment with your foot

placement to find the right spot for you, but you should be able to

press the free end of the bar to arm’s length over head without falling

forward or being pushed backward. (Image A)

2. Keeping your elbow locked and core braced, push your hips back and

continue down into a full squat position. (Image B)

3. While maintaining this position and a braced core, lower the barbell to

your shoulder and then press it back up to arm’s length. (Image C & D)

4. Drive through your heels and return to the starting position. (Image A)

Repeat for 4 to 10 reps per side, doing two to four sets of the exercise.

Don’t let this exercise fool you! It demands proper form. Don’t hesitate

to ask a VIVE trainer for assistance in adding this to your routine!

A

C

Maria credits Corey with making the biggest

impact in her changes with his daily

reminder to her. She says that she can

often hear his voice in her head at various

times throughout the day when nutrition

decisions could go wrong, or when she

might not be motivated to wake up on a

cold, dark morning. “Corey never lets me

leave the gym without him saying, in his

goofy voice,

‘MAKE GOOD DECISIONS!’”

B

D

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RECIPE OF

THE MONTH

QUINOA STUFFING

(Butternut Squash Quinoa with Cranberries & Pistachios)

INGREDIENTS

1 butternut squash, peeled,

seeded and cubed

1 red onion, peeled and diced

3-5 cloves garlic (with peel still on)

1 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil

(or any high-heat oil)

Salt and pepper

1 & ½ cups quinoa, rinsed

3 cups chicken broth, vegetable

broth or water

Zest of one orange

2 cups roughly chopped

fresh spinach

⅔ cup dried cranberries

½ cup shelled pistachios

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

In a large mixing bowl, toss butternut squash, onion and garlic cloves (with peel

still on) until they are evenly coated with oil. Spread them out in an even layer

on the prepared baking sheet. Season generously with salt and pepper. Roast

for 30 minutes, or until soft and cooked and the edges begin to slightly brown.

Remove and set aside. Discard the garlic peels.

Meanwhile, stir together quinoa, broth (or water) and orange zest, and cook

according to package instructions. When cooked, set aside.

Add the cooked veggies, quinoa, spinach, cranberries and pistachios to a large

mixing bowl, and gently toss to combine. Season with additional salt and

pepper if need be, then add to the quinoa mixture. Serve warm.

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here

to view the online recipe

Recipe obtained from www.gimmesomeoven.com.

SHAKE OF THE MONTH

SWEET POTATO PIE

All the sweetness of Thanksgiving

blended together in one flavorpacked

shake!

INGREDIENTS:

Unsweetened vanilla almond milk,

dried diced sweet potato, salted

caramel, original chai, vanilla whey

protein and apple cinnamon granola

VIVE’S EYES

GRATITUDE OF THE SOUL

Oftentimes in everyday life, we tend to forget how grateful we

are for the simple things. How many of us actually take a quiet

moment every day to reflect on what we are most thankful for?

Perhaps it’s the kind act of a friend, a warm embrace from our

significant other or just a wagging tail when we come through

the door at night. We are all so busy in our careers and lives,

caught in the hustle and bustle of life’s whirlwind that we

often don’t stop long enough to listen to our hearts and souls.

Appreciation from the heart takes a certain set of eyes to be

felt and seen; it takes quieting of the mind and feeling from the

soul to experience it in its truest form. At the end of your day,

sit quietly and write down five things that you are grateful for.

Try it for the month of November and see how appreciation and

gratitude can change your life. It’s when we feel and appreciate

the small things that the larger ones don’t seem nearly as

monumental and challenging anymore – or, perhaps, it is then

that we realize the small things really are the big things after all.

– Anonymous

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Face to Face:

Profiles of VIVE’s GEX Instructors

Following are three profiles that highlight

our talented group exercise instructors, their

unique interests and dedication to the Club.

Consider shaking up your exercise routine by

taking a class with one of these motivating

individuals this month!

SEAN TOMPKINS

How long have you been

an instructor?

I’m proud to say I’ve been

a cycling instructor here at

VIVE since the Club opened

its doors. I started cycling

and teaching around 2004,

and then decided to go

back to school. I received

my fitness and nutrition

certificates in June 2012

from Penn Foster Career

School. In 2016, I completed all 42 continuing

education credits required to become a Three Star

Lifetime Instructor for Mad Dogg Athletics. I am also

a certified trainer for Schwinn bikes.

What do you love most about instructing?

I have a passion for the sport of cycling and want to

help people find the one thing that they can’t buy

or have someone give them — their health. Without

our health, we have nothing!

What is a little-known fact about you?

I love to travel and camp with my wife and kids in

our RV.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Cycle: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.

LEAH YURCHO

How long have you been an

instructor?

I have been an instructor

for 10 years, but spent

many hours in the gym

since I was a teenager.

What do you love most

about instructing?

What I love most is seeing

people push themselves beyond what they think

they can do. I love when someone will approach

me after class and say, “that was the hardest class

I have ever done,” yet, they will continue to come

and push themselves week after week.

What is a little-known fact about you?

Something people might not know about me is that

I love to travel. I also love to spend time with family,

especially with my 10-year-old son.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Interval Sculpting: Mondays at 6 p.m.

PRIYA IDGUNJI

How long have you been an

instructor?

I have been an instructor

since 2010.

What do you love most about

instructing?

I enjoy accessing the variety

of tools that yoga provides

to make it accessible and

beneficial to practitioners of all different abilities.

What is a little-known fact about you?

Traveling the world is one of my favorite things to

do. I’ve been to India, London, Paris, Australia, Canada,

Puerto Rico, China, and throughout southeast Asia

from Indonesia to Vietnam. I’ve also visited 25 states

in the U.S.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Gentle Yoga: Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

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THANKS FOR

CELEBRATING WITH US!

Below are some pictures from our five-year anniversary party.

Thank you to all who came to celebrate five great years of VIVE!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRAND PRIZE WINNERS!

Jessica Podlaski, winner of a 50-in. UHD TV

Cristian Ban, winner of an iPad

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