THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF VIVE
VIVE PROUDLY SUPPORTS OUR MILITARY;
HAPPY VETERANS DAY!
ALL VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY RECEIVE 15% OFF VIVE MEMBERSHIPS.
time in the limelight
three GEX instructors
with a passion for VIVE
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
Enjoy the month, reflect on what you’re
most grateful for, and stay safe and well!
In health and fitness,
The VIVE team
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.
to view all schedules!
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
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.
+ 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
here To sign up today!
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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SPOTLIGHTING STANDOUT MEMBER
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
said VIVE trainer
Dana Barley, who
has helped guide
and also works
with Maria in our
small group training
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MO V E
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!
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
‘MAKE GOOD DECISIONS!’”
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(Butternut Squash Quinoa with Cranberries & Pistachios)
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
⅔ cup dried cranberries
½ cup shelled pistachios
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.
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
Unsweetened vanilla almond milk,
dried diced sweet potato, salted
caramel, original chai, vanilla whey
protein and apple cinnamon granola
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.
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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!
How long have you been
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
Cycle: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.
How long have you been an
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
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.
Interval Sculpting: Mondays at 6 p.m.
How long have you been an
I have been an instructor
What do you love most about
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.
Gentle Yoga: Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
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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