THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF VIVE
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR TEAM!
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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
Wishing you a safe, healthy
and happy holiday season!
In health and fitness,
The VIVE team
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month will receive a
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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
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.
GEX SCHEDULE CHANGES
NEW & RETURNING CLASSES:
NEW “Strong & Solid” will be
held on Wednesdays at 6 a.m
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.
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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
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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HIGHLIGHTING VIVE MEMBER
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
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
Upon joining, Robert
was scheduled for a
with VIVE trainer, Brent
Oliver. “The fitness
assessment was eyeopening.
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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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
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
A classic holiday flavor that
will have you feeling festive all
Milk, vanilla protein powder,
vanilla cream, chai, beet
powder and mint extract
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
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
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
See a VIVE personal trainer for form corrections
and assistance in incorporating this move into your
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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!
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.
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
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!