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THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF VIVE

DECEMBER 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR TEAM!

Join us for

two awesome

TRIFECTAS

THIS MONTH!

(pg. 3)

Meet

ROBERT HOLLY,

this month’s

spotlight member!

(pg. 4)

Check out our

new feature:

THE 411

ON GEX!

(pg. 7)


WELCOME

to Pulse

THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

OF VIVE HEALTH & FITNESS

It is officially December! We are incredibly grateful to be wrapping up another

unforgettable year at VIVE and celebrating a new one on the horizon. This month’s

issue pays homage to the holidays and centers on all things fitness, festive and fun!

“Measurable Success, Noticeable Results” is the feature article this month, placing one

of our extraordinary members, Robert Holly, in the spotlight. Robert has made incredible

progress in health, fitness and overall wellness since joining VIVE, and credits his fellow

members and the Club’s community feel with his transformation. Read more about

Robert’s amazing story on page 4.

We are excited to announce that we will be holding two holiday Trifecta workouts

this month; both will take place the day before the actual holiday. The first is our

Christmas Eve Trifecta on December 23rd at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Then, our New Year’s

Eve Trifecta will be held on December 30th at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. You can find more

information regarding these two great workouts, as well as our holiday hours and

schedule, on page 3.

On page 5, you’ll find this month’s VIVE’s Eyes column, which provides some wonderful

insight into how you can learn from other generations and make a difference in an

individual’s life, not only this holiday season but all year long. This month’s issue also

includes our new class highlights feature, The 411 on GEX, which will better acquaint you

with our GEX classes, as well as some great tips for healthy holiday eating and a delicious

Bourbon-Glazed Carrot recipe (page 5) that you can use to bring your holiday gathering to

the next level – the healthy way.

We hope that you spend your December enjoying

family and friends and staying well. As always, if

there is anything we can do to improve your VIVE

experience, don’t hesitate to let us know. Please

email info@vivehealthandfitness.com.

Wishing you a safe, healthy

and happy holiday season!

In health and fitness,

The VIVE team

MONTHLY PROMO

Members who purchase

a $50 VIVE gift card this

month will receive a

FREE ONE-MONTH PASS

to give to a non-member of

their choosing.

Please see a member of

the front desk staff for

more details.

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NUTRITION corner

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Double the Trifecta fun!

On Saturday, December 23 rd , we will hold our

Christmas Eve Trifecta at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Then, on Saturday, December 30 th , it’s our New

Year’s Eve Trifecta at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., as well.

Join Tom, Mike and Rachel for these two great workouts; they will

lead you through a spirited mix of strength-building and fat-blasting

exercises to burn calories amidst your holiday celebrations!

Healthy Habits for the Holiday Season

With so many parties and celebrations happening at this time of

year, the possibility of gaining weight is quite real; however, there

are ways to enjoy yourself and avoid the holiday weight gain.

The following tips will help you enjoy

the holidays the healthy way:

1. Instead of trying to lose weight during the holidays,

make maintaining your current weight the goal.

2. Prepare healthier versions of those beloved

holiday dishes.

3. While at a party, use a smaller plate and fill half

of it with vegetables.

4. At a party or gathering, be sure not to stand near

the food table, as you’ll be tempted to keep eating;

instead, walk around and enjoy your company.

5. Choose low-calorie beverages and have a glass

of water in between each drink.

6. Remember to work off those extra calories

with increased physical activity.

DECEMBER

GEX SCHEDULE CHANGES

NEW & RETURNING CLASSES:

NEW “Strong & Solid” will be

held on Wednesdays at 6 a.m

with Donna.

TIME CHANGES:

Total Body Conditioning on Wednesdays

at 8 a.m. with Deb is now Triple Strength.

Piloxing has returned; it will be

held on Mondays and Thursdays

at 5 p.m. with Ashley.

Chair Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays has moved from noon to 11 a.m.

Yoga (Vinyasa) on Saturdays has moved from 10:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Triple Strength on Tuesdays has moved from 4:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

CLASS CHANGE:

click

here

Click here to view the

complete schedules!

GIFT GIVING MADE EASY!

Shooze Boutique is holding a holiday trunk

show in our lobby from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday,

December 13th. Plan to stop by!

HOLIDAY HOURS & SCHEDULE

On Sunday, December 24 th ,

the GEX schedule is as follows:

8 a.m. Cycle with Pam

9 a.m. High/Low with Leah

Below are our holiday hours:

Sunday, December 10th: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Christmas Eve: 6 a.m. – noon

Christmas Day: Closed

New Year’s Eve: 6 a.m. – noon

New Year’s Day: Closed

HOMEMADE

soups are here!

Take time to enjoy the holidays with

those who mean the most!

On Wednesdays throughout

the month of December, we’ll

be serving hot, homemade

soup at the Shake Bar (while

supplies last). Be sure to stop

by and warm up with some!

NEW APPAREL & CHANGING ROOM!

Struggling to find the perfect gift for someone on

your holiday shopping list? Want to treat yourself

to something special this month?

We’ve stocked up on new VIVE apparel near the front

desk, so be sure to stop by and pick up a few items. Also,

if there are articles of clothing you’d like to try on, don’t

forget that we now have a changing room!

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MEASURABLE SUCCESS,

NOTICEABLE RESULTS:

HIGHLIGHTING VIVE MEMBER

ROBERT HOLLY

Success is measured in a variety of ways. For Robert

Holly, VIVE’s spotlight member for the month of

December, success can be measured in taking his first

steps into a commercial fitness center, by the weight

he has added to the bar, in his changing appearance or

even in those subjective measurements of clearer, more

positive thinking.

Prior to joining VIVE just over two years ago, Robert

had never been a member of any fitness center, and

though he had always had a personal drive to succeed

in the area of mental and physical well-being through

exercise, he knew there was a piece missing. “A friend

of mine, who’s a personal trainer living in California,

did some research on

local facilities and he

recommended VIVE,”

said Robert.

Upon joining, Robert

was scheduled for a

fitness assessment

with VIVE trainer, Brent

Oliver. “The fitness

assessment was eyeopening.

My mobility

was not where I had

expected it to be, and

I made it my goal to

be able to perform

a quality overhead

squat.” Working oneon-one

with Brent one

day per week and following his personalized routine on

two other days, Robert began to develop the strength

and mobility that had eluded him when programming

workouts for himself outside of a gym setting.

Developing these qualities gave Robert a boost in

confidence. The workouts were a great chance for him

to let go of stress, and gave him what he described as

a sense of “clear-headedness,” a valuable trait in his

managerial role at work. The nature of the workouts

needed to build his newfound strength and mobility

were also able to give Robert “noticeable muscle gain,”

which fostered his confidence level. As put by Robert,

“If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good,

you look good – it all comes back to confidence.”

Robert, who we are sad to see leave the VIVE family

in the upcoming months as he advances in his career,

says that he will miss the feeling of community at VIVE.

He feels that the members he has had interactions

with genuinely appreciate being here. He loved the

group aspect of the Cycling program, though schedule

conflicts prevented him from

attending as often as he would

have liked. He also sees himself

branching out into yoga, both here

at VIVE before his departure and

in the future. He is looking for the

mental aspect of fitness and health

that yoga can provide.

Mike Czerniakowski, Robert’s

current trainer, commented,

“Robert is fun to train. He enjoys

doing a variety of workouts, which

is perfect because we have a

large exercise selection.” Robert

says of Mike, “He embodies the

accountability factor. He cares and

is invested. He challenges me to

do better and to not give up.”

THE VIVE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO

WISH ROBERT GOOD LUCK IN HIS

FUTURE ENDEAVORS. WE KNOW THAT

HE WILL CONTINUE HIS PERSONAL

AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESSES!

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RECIPE OF

THE MONTH

BOURBON-GLAZED CARROTS

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. medium-sized carrots with tops

2 tbsp. melted butter

1 tsp. ground ginger

¼ c. orange juice

1 tbsp. bourbon

¼ tsp. pepper

¼ tsp. salt

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim tops off carrots, leaving about an inch, then place

them on a rimmed, foil-lined baking sheet. In a bowl, mix butter, ginger, orange

juice, bourbon and black pepper. Stir until blended and pour over carrots to

coat. Bake for 35-40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and

sprinkle with salt.

SHAKE OF THE MONTH

CANDY CANE

A classic holiday flavor that

will have you feeling festive all

month long!

INGREDIENTS:

Milk, vanilla protein powder,

vanilla cream, chai, beet

powder and mint extract

VIVE’S EYES

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN A GENERATION

As young people go through life, they often tend to rush through precious

moments in an effort to make the road or journey more exciting and

dramatic; however, as we age, we want less drama and more time to take

in every second of life.

Call it experience or wisdom, but younger generations should embrace

the lessons of their elderly counterparts. Sometimes, we tend to miss the

lessons in life when we are younger because we are too busy trying to

make life happen, whereas the golden years are spent appreciating and

loving life. The golden years are spent wishing we could somehow stop

time and find the fountain of youth. Sadly, an individual’s youthfulness

can cloud his or her vision and make it difficult – or even impossible – to

see how much it means to spend time with an elderly person. It is not

uncommon for pre-teens, teenagers or even those in their 20s to ask,

“Why do I have to go visit my grandparents? It’s so boring,” or say “I just

don’t have time to help them.”

In all, both generations can learn from each other, whether it’s the young

making the elderly feel alive, youthful or keeping them current, or the

older generation trying to break the fall of a younger person by preventing

him or her from making the same mistakes they once made. It simply

comes down to patience required from both generations. Young people

need to be patient enough to slow down and make an elderly person’s

day, which can be done by spending an hour together to share stories

and learn from one another. The older generation needs patience to never

forget where they came from because they were once young, too.

In December, whether old or young, make it a point to spend quality time

with someone who you know can really use the company. It is that kind

of action that will brighten your holiday season and perhaps become a

practice you adopt all year long.

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MO V E

of the

month

KETTLEBELL FIGURE 8

& POWER CURL

Conditioning, fat burning, strength building and

enhanced coordination – all in one move!

Set up a kettlebell (that you can use for one-handed

swings) about one foot in front of you. Your feet

should be slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

Begin by hinging at the hips with minimal knee bend

while keeping your spine long. With your right hand,

hike the kettlebell behind you as if you are initiating

a one-hand swing. When the kettlebell is behind

you, reach around the outside your left knee with

your left hand and hand the ‘bell off. With a powerful

extension of the hips and knees, come to a complete

stand while simultaneously using the momentum

from your hip movement to powerfully “curl”

the kettlebell to chest height. You will “stop” the

momentum of the kettlebell with your right hand.

From here, drop into the beginning of another onehanded

swing and perform the exchange behind

your right knee.

Next, follow the steps above to perform the “curl”

with your right hand. This whole process will

resemble a “figure 8” around your legs. Continue

this rhythmical pattern for the desired number

of repetitions. Try to keep your torso strong

and squared up to your stance throughout the

movement. You will have to rotate your spine slightly

to achieve the handoff, but try to keep twisting to a

minimum.

Perform as few as five reps per hand to build

strength, and move towards 15 or more reps per

hand for lung-busting, fat-burning cardiovascular

conditioning.

See a VIVE personal trainer for form corrections

and assistance in incorporating this move into your

current routine.

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THE 411

ON GEX

Each month, we’ll select three GEX classes

from our schedule and include the details

you need to get better acquainted with

them. Don’t let your exercise routine go

stale; consider attending one – or more –

of these great classes this month!

Yin Yoga

The practice of Yin Yoga provides the perfect balance for

a busy life. Focusing on long-held poses combined with

breathing work and meditation, Yin Yoga goes beneath the

superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues

of the body. This deep practice is gentle yet intense,

helping to open the body and cultivate the ability to stay

with the sensation.

Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Instructor: Tom G.

Power Hour

A one-hour workout designed to isolate muscle groups

by getting “back to the basics” of strength training.

This class is designed to train upper and lower body

segments, along with a focused abdominal component.

Increased total body lean muscle in this hour of power!

All fitness levels are welcome.

Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Instructor: Corey O.

Six Pack Spin

Thirty minutes of Cycle finished with a

15-minute core workout performed in the

Cycle studio.

Schedule: Fridays at 6 a.m.

Instructor: Pam G.

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Our team wishes you a wonderful holiday season;

enjoy the festivities with your loved ones,

and stay safe and well!

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