NYC Triathlon 2016: Meet Kathy

I don’t think Kathy needs to be introduced because she’s pretty much part of the institution of Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp. However, we haven’t seen much of her in the past year because she injured her shoulder and had to do some serious recovery. As injuries go, they tend to not only mess with your body, but can also seriously challenge you mentally. Nevertheless, Kathy decided to sign up for the NYC Triathlon despite the fact that she can’t swim (yet). I told her that a bag of chips swims the .9 mile stretch in the Hudson in about 25 minutes, so even if she floated, she’d get it done in under 30 minutes. The current in the Hudson works so much in your favor that you will have the fastest swim of your life. Kathy needs to get back into the swing of things and wants to use the triathlon as a way to get structure into her training and give her a clear direction and goal.

Meet Kathy:

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“I used to run a lot, as I enjoyed meeting friends before a race, starting out with them, and then meeting back up when it was done.I liked running with someone because it was motivation for me to push myself even harder through the tough spots.  I loved the feeling of crossing the finish line for the very first time. And the feeling of completing my first marathon in Philadelphia 3 years ago was even more exhilarating!!  I cried because I never thought I could do it. But with consistent training, I proved to myself that I could do it.
As much as I enjoyed it, I realized I was getting bored with just running.  I wanted to do something different.
I also love being on my new road bike that I bought this year, where I feel such a sense of peace.  I started doing longer bike rides out to New Jersey. I started doing duathlons (as I didn’t swim) and realized how much I love the multi-sport event!
This past year, I have really fallen off the wagon with regards to workouts, clean eating, and my overall happiness.
I stopped running altogether and undid all the good physical changes I had made. Here I am 3 years ago in the best shape of my life:
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Training for the triathlon will give me the motivation and discipline I need to make positive changes again and get back the body I had. It will also give me the ability to do both running and biking, but more importantly, the swimming lessons to prepare for this will help me overcome my fear of open water.
Signing up and training for the NYC Tri is a way to do something I love again, and show myself that yes, I CAN do this!

NYC Triathlon 206: Meet Debbie

Here’s our 3rd Team member who is going to train with us for the NYC Triathlon. Debbie has made some major changes in her fitness and health over the past few years. Meet a power woman who uses sports events as a way to get stronger, fitter and also recognize where her real limits are. So far I don’t think she’s actually learned what her limits are because she keeps reaching her goals and then aiming higher.

“Why Tri?  I was born, raised and still live in New York City. I’m Debbie Aviles, a single Latina mother, who will be turning 50 years YOUNG in 2016.  I decided what better way to celebrate and make this milestone even more spectacular than by doing my first triathlon, better yet the NYC Triathlon!

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Do we get more daring as we get older? I do.  I realized I want to live fully and take risks because life is happening now and waiting may not be an option cause nothing is ever guaranteed.  The past few years I’ve transformed to a healthy lifestyle,  challenged myself physically and mentally, which I feel has made my quality of life better and made me happier.  Thankfully, with the help and encouragement of my trainer/friend, Ariane Hundt and my daughter, Gabrielle I was able to complete my first NYC marathon this year.  

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I know they’ll be there for me on this next challenging, yet amazing journey.  And YES, I do fear the unknown, looking foolish and possibly failing, but I was raised to work hard and try my best and not to give up.  Doing this Triathlon can only take me to the next level of self-awareness and accomplishments.   I’ll always remember a few months before my Mom passed she told me, “Don’t let life pass you by. Take the time to enjoy each moment – simple and hard, happy and sad, failures and strengths, because in the end all you take are your memories.”  Training and completing the 2016 NYC Triathlon will be one of the most fulfilling memories I will keep forever.” – Debbie

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Here’s Debbie doing her first stair-climb last year – 66 flights to the Top of the Rock – this woman doesn’t stop! :-)

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NYC Triathlon 2016: Meet Shruti

Here’s our 2nd team member for the NYC Triathlon training. Please meet Shruti:

“I have probably always been skinny, but never strong. Joining Ariane’s BBBC changed everything for me and made me understand nutrition. I became strong for the first time in my life. I ran the NYC marathon 2 yrs ago and was at the peak of my fitness. Then life happened. Stress at work and moving to Boston for a new job meant that I have gone back to my old ways and fallen off the wagon. I still exercise once in a while, but I miss the consistent regimen of waking up at 6am for class 3 days a week and working with a solid group of highly motivated individuals. I decided to sign up for the NYC triathlon to shake things up. I have never done anything like this before. I suck at swimming. After a particular hard Body Burn class, I would always feel like I could conquer the world and do anything. I’m hoping that by mentally challenging myself and training for the triathlon, I will get back that feeling. So looking forward to training with all you ladies! “- Shruti (and her dog Chanel)

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NYC Triathlon 2016: Meet Katie!

I’ve been doing triathlons since 2008 and found that I loved the training so much more than marathon training. It didn’t require that I focus on one thing and pound my body into the pavement day in and day out. Marathon training made me incredibly hungry, tired and made me lose muscle, while making me fatter over time (that was way before I was a trainer or had a clue about nutrition). Yet, I did about 6 marathons and with every event I started to hate running more and more because my body never changed with the running and back then that was pretty much my only goal. Once I discovered triathlons, things changed. I loved the variety and I admired the bodies of triathletes. I loved their lean and muscular look and their fierceness. I did a triathlon here and there just to see how I would do, but never seriously trained for the events.
I didn’t really throw myself into serious training until April of this year when I decided to train for the Ironman in October. It changed my life. I fell in love with biking long distances and it changed my body. I had no idea that something could have such a great benefit to my mind, my body and metabolism and biking has done just that. I learned a great deal about endurance nutrition, how to time nutrients properly, what to eat pre-during and post workout, and how to boost recovery. Naturally, I wanted to inspire my clients to go beyond their comfort zone and choose something that would give their training purpose and direction that wasn’t focused on the scale. I wanted them to experience the great experience of training for and completing a triathlon. It wasn’t hard to find excited and curious boot campers who decided to tackle the NYC Panasonic Triathlon in July of 2016. It’s an Olympic Distance event, which means you swim in the Hudson for .9 miles, then bike for 25 miles up the Westside Highway and run for 6.2 miles in Central Park.
So, without further ado, I want to introduce you to the first one in the bunch.
Katie has been doing my classes for several years now and I have to say she’s in serious shape after having had her first baby. She kicked butt well into her ninth month of pregnancy next to others she put to shame. Yup!
Meet Katie – this is her after finishing the NYC Marathon this year!
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“As a working mother to a one year old, completing the NYC Triathalon is a goal in itself.  The months leading up to the race will also help me meet three other goals: setting an example of an active, healthy lifestyle for my son, improving my strength and endurance, and challenging my body with a more balanced workout plan after running nine marathons.
 
Over the last 10 years, and through several different jobs, pregnancy and navigating parenthood, and other life changes, have learned that the best days I have start with pushing myself mentally and physically for an hour in the morning.  With competing priorities of family and career, it would be easy to put my workouts to the side, but I’ve learned to set myself up for success.  I lay my clothes and shoes out the night before; I get up at 530am most days to run 4-6 miles or hit the gym for a BBBC Body Burn session; and I have a husband who supports my training however he can.
 
I’m most looking forward to crossing the finish line and celebrating on race day, but I’m also excited to see my body respond to the varied workouts, to conquer my fear of falling off the bike, and to draw inspiration from my fellow triathletes.” - Katie

Slim & Strong: The Winners of the Metabolism Program

When I posted the blog post about my struggle with my metabolism earlier this year, the response was huge. I received so many emails from women who had gone through the same, gained 15 lbs or more, and just couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I realized then that I wanted to create a program around teaching my clients what is necessary to repair a damaged metabolism. That’s why I created the Slim & Strong Metabolism Program. I wanted to separate this program miles away from the standard message that we all hear every day: Eat less, exercise more. That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t work for those who have been struggling with their weight for ages.

I changed the style of our workouts to create even faster changes. Most workouts result in a massive increase in appetite and muscle loss rather than muscle gains. I also wanted to educate my clients on issues that go beyond diet and exercise, but focus on the hormonal impact of food and exercise, the benefits of various supplements on healing the metabolism, improve mood, digestion, hormonal fluctuations, and create a body that you can feel proud of.

I was psyched to see my clients respond so well to the new information, the program guidelines and the daily educational emails. Sure enough, the changes in the first month were quite impressive.

I want to congratulate Sabine for losing 4.2% body fat, 5.3 inches and 4.9% of her original weight. 
 
I’m so happy for her because she sets the best example for what it means to be efficient in changing your body. She made two significant, yet simple changes. She was a big fan of running in Central Park, but it was making her hungry and she also lost more muscle that way. I advised her to stop running so much and to start strength training instead. She attended my Body Burn classes 3x a week. After reviewing her food diary, I noticed she was eating a lot of fruit and so-called ‘healthy’ foods, such as yogurt and granola. However these foods aren’t fatloss foods. A quick change in her breakfast to eggs and veggies changed her energy during the rest of the day and made her feel much more satiated so that she didn’t feel the need to reach for sugary fruit anymore. The result: a leaner, stronger and fitter Sabine with a much faster metabolism. The $250 price money is hers to spend.
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 I want to congratulate Shibani for putting on 2.8% of muscle and dropping 5.5 inches That’s a big feat!
Tammy gained 2.7% muscle and lost 2.3% body fat!
Allison gained 2.1% muscle and dropped 2.6% body fat.
If you want to know what a 4% body fat drop means, check out the pictures below:
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During the 30-Day Slim & Strong Challenge you will learn:
  • the most effective workout protocols to build lean muscle and burn body fat
  • supplements that reduce your appetite and cravings, and boost fat burning and improve your mood
  • targeted nutrition strategies and foods to eat that help you burn body fat, release stored toxins, and create an athletic body
  • the biggest mistakes you can make in trying to lose weight
  • how to change your metabolism for good and never diet again
  • and a lot more

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The next session starts January 11th and runs until February 5th. You can book up to 15 classes, attend my Metabolism Nutrition Workshop, receive a goodie bag with nutrition products and resistance bands, get set up with a team mate, and receive expert guidance on your nutrition and workout regimen, while having someone to keep you on track. The cost is $299.

If you have been trying to lose the same pounds for ages now and are not feeling good in your skin and hold off from doing the things you want to do because you don’t like the skin you’re in, it’s time you make a change. Learn what you need to know to take the show on the road and join us in January.

Details and sign up here!

 

How to get the best legs in New York City!

Hello Buttkickers!

For the past 5 years we have participated in the MS Society’s Climb to the Top and we’re not stopping next year. Join me February 28th to climb 66 flights up Rockefeller Center.

Go to www.climbmsnyc.org and sign up. Use code stairs2016 and the registration fee is only $35. Our team name is Buttkickers.

Training sessions will be provided in our very secret location, plus a kick in the butt, lots of laughs, new friends and the best legs in town!

Everyone who joins by midnight Thursday, December 10th, gets 3 free Body Burn classes (That’s $90 in your pocket!). Invite your friends and let’s get a massive team together!

See you in the secret Stairwell!

Ariane

P.S. Go to Facebook and join our group ‘Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp Training Camp” to connect to all other butt kickers. That’s where we will post training times and where we get people together.

P.P.S. For all those of you intimidated by climbing stairs, here’s some info. We do not RUN up the stairs. We WALK up the stairs, taking two at a time and pulling ourselves up on the railing. Here’s a video of me showing you the ropes. Yes, that’s it. Come to our training sessions and we will show you the ropes.

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Thanksgiving 101: How to prevent a carb coma!

Ariane,

last year I totally overdid it on Thanksgiving and two days later I felt bloated, heavy, tired and lethargic. It took me days to get back on track and I felt awful. What advice do you have for me this year?

Thanks, Michelle

Michelle,

Thanksgiving is the meal when most people overdo it. Too much starch, too much sugar, too much booze (to drown out the relatives…), and the stress of the travel that goes along with it. For most families, Thanksgiving is about the food and as a result you’re presented with so many options that it’s probably hard to say no. However, the meal should be enjoyed and shouldn’t make you feel horrible two days later. Neither should you feel guilty about having overdone it. It happens and you can undo the damage.

Here’s your best course of action this year. And, I’ll also tell you how to get rid of the bloat fast in case you’re being force-fed by the relatives :-)

Ideally, you want to exercise before eating a big meal. Exercise uses your blood sugar and then glycogen as energy. Glycogen is the energy that is stored in your muscles and liver and supplies you with about 2,000 calories worth of energy. So, on Thanksgiving morning you want to head out for that Turkey Trot or put in a heavy-duty strength training workout to empty your glycogen stores. Once they’re empty, your body starts burning stored body fat for energy. In your case, you’re getting ready to hit the Thanksgiving table and refill those glycogen stores. Depending on your choices you can either keep your body in fat burning mode or put it into fat storage mode.

There are great choices in a Thanksgiving meal – lots of protein from the turkey and lots of fibrous carbohydrates from the veggies (carrots, green beans, corn, brussels sprouts – you know your veggies). And then there are of course the starches: the stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, bread and corn bread. Every Thanksgiving also offers up plenty of sugar from the pies: apple pie, sweet potatoe pie, pumpkin pie…

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Every one of these food groups are handled differently by your body and once you know this, you’ll know how to handle them:

Protein: fills you up for a long time as it takes ages to digest, tells your body to burn fat, fuels your muscles
Fiber: fills you up, provides bulk for your digestion, balances your blood sugar level and satiates you for hours
Starches: if eaten in excess (and that means on average more than 10 – 15 bites) they raise your blood sugar and promote an insulin spike. Insulin tells your body to store fat. After a blood sugar spike you crash and feel hungry and lethargic again.
Sugar: Quick blood sugar spike, which causes an insulin response -> which tells your body to store away the excess calories as body fat. After the quick spike, your blood sugar drops, you’re hungry again and lethargic.

Both sugar and starches make you retain water and that’s where the bloat is coming from. Mashed potatoes and the pies… Every gram of carbohydrate holds on to about 3 grams of water, so there is no surprise if on the day after a big meal your face looks puffy, your belly is quite round, and your rings fit tight around your fingers. Your energy is typically low and your digestion may be slowed down. Dehydration is common as well.

Here’s how to fix it:
  • Exercise before eating a big meal. Empty your glycogen stores (an hour of a high intensity workout would be ideal. Take a look at this mega-intense treadmill routine or a workout in a snap if you need some inspiration).
  • Start your meal with a protein. Eating the turkey first will ensure that you balance your blood sugar somewhat before the starches and sugars will put it on a rollercoaster ride. For example, fill your plate with turkey that’s the size and thickness of your palm (about 20-25 grams) and then add lots of veggies for fiber.
  • Eat starches later in the meal as they add up quickly in carbohydrates and they will impact your blood sugar negatively. For example, you could eat 50 spears of asparagus to get 30 grams of carbs but only 1 cup of mashed potatoes to reach that number. Or, you could eat 4 cups of green beans but only 1.5 slices of bread to get 30 grams of carbs – 30 grams of carbs is about the amount of carbs that will keep your blood sugar balanced and in fat burning mode. If you eat much more than that you will spike your blood sugar and signal your body to store fat, so balance in carbs is key.
  • Skip the sugar if you can. If you eat the sugar (desserts or alcohol) then make sure you skip the starches instead. You don’t want to overload your body with too many carbohydrates from sugar and starch as they have unfavorable health effects if eaten in excess. However, if you do have the dessert you should be aware that if you eat it hours after the meal – alone or without any added protein – that you might end up crashing from too much sugar.

Most people don’t pass out on the couch after the big meal from the tryptophan in the turkey (you’d have to eat the whole bird to get a good dose of narcotics from that), but they fall asleep because their blood sugar is so low that the body doesn’t have any energy in the blood stream. All sugar that went into the blood has been shuttled into the cells and there is nothing left for your brain or body to derive energy from.

After a heavy meal, you want to make sure you exercise within 12 to 16 hours. That’s your magic time frame in which the energy you ate is likely still in your muscles and liver. However, if you ate more than 2,000 calories in that meal (that number varies depending on how much muscle mass you have), then chances are some of the food was already converted into body fat. Pinch yourself – you’ll know where it went :-)

So, head to the gym and put in another high intensity workout the next morning or, even better, the same day in the evening. If you can work off the glycogen stores then chances are no excess food will be converted to body fat.

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How do you get rid of the bloat? 

  • You need to drink lots of water to rehydrate your body and push bloat water out of your system. Aim for at least 3 liters a day.
  • Follow Thanksgiving with a low-carb day. All meals should consist of a protein and veggies. No starches or sugars as they will make you hold on to water.
  • Exercise to induce sweating out excess salt and to regain your sense of what a healthy body feels like.
  • Add starches back only on the day after the low-carb day. Starches are not necessary nutritionally, so you can delay introducing them as long as you want. Sugars are certainly not necessary for you to survive, so keep them at bay as much as possible.

A typical low-carb day could look something like this:

Breakfast: 3-egg omelet with mushrooms, onions, broccoli

Snack: 5 turkey slices wrapped around avocado

Lunch: Large mixed green salad with tuna and 1 tbsp of olive oil with lemon dressing

Snack: Protein Shake (Protein powder, water, ice)

Dinner: Grilled Chicken or Fish with roasted or steamed veggies

 

Or:

 

Breakfast: 1 cup of low-fat plain Greek yogurt with 1 green apple

Snack: 3 hard-boiled eggs

Lunch: Turkey burger with veggies

Snack: Veggies (bell peppers, baby carrots, snap peas, celery) dipped in low-fat greek yogurt mixed with Herbs de Provence

Dinner: Chicken soup with mixed veggies (the lighter the dinner, the faster the fat loss and the better your sleep).

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Congrats Marathoners! Here are the 7 best ways to recover!

Congratulations Marathoners!

I’m sure you’re still flying high from yesterday’s event. The exhilaration you feel when crossing the finish line cannot be matched! The months of training have paid off. The sacrifices you’ve made to become a better version of yourself  are over and the reward is so worth the work you’ve put in. Be proud!

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However, the work is not done. The truth is that endurance events, such as marathons, are not necessarily the best for your health and body in the short run if you don’t recover properly. Here’s what happens:

Elevated stress hormone (cortisol): Cortisol is released in times of physical and emotional stress. It helps shuttle sugar to your muscles by breaking down muscle. It also suppresses your immune system. The stress can have a negative effect on your nervous system and digestion.

Depleted glycogen stores in your muscles and liver: When those stores are empty – they can hold about 2,000 calories worth of energy, you’re delaying muscle recovery and run low on energy.

Dehydration: No matter how well you hydrate it’s impossible to make up for the fluid and calorie loss during the race. Get in adequate fluids to rehydrate your body. How do you know you’re hydrated? The color of your pee is almost clear.

High inflammation levels: Not only do you muscles hurt, but they’re also inflamed from the pounding. The inflammation is caused by various factors, such as the stress on your body and psyche, the intake of sugar during the race, the cortisol levels, and the muscle damage from the repetitive movement of running.

While temporary inflammation will help heal your body, you want to avoid at all costs that it becomes chronic. So, recovery is a must.

Here are a few techniques to implement to feel your best again quickly:

1. Nourish your body: eating lots of leafy green veggies, drink organic green juices, and laying off all sugar and processed food will help your body recover from the acid buildup it experienced during the marathon. When your body produces energy, lactic acid is build up in the later stages of exhaustion. You can help remove it by drinking mineral water that contains bicarbonate (such as Gerolsteiner mineral water) and eating lots of greens that help create an alkaline environment.

Also, ensure proper protein intake as it helps muscles repair and get in good carbohydrates to replenish all the glycogen you depleted yesterday. An ideal meal: a veggie omelette with 3 eggs, grilled chicken with a big kale salad and roasted pumpkin. Or, salmon with roasted cauliflower and sweet potato.

2. Eat Anti-inflammatory foods: There are lots of natural agents that will help bring down the intense inflammation your body experiences after such a stressful event. Add turmeric to your food, take fish oil, walnuts, and eat fresh ginger. Stay away from any sugar as that is pro-inflammatory. One of my favorite supplements that includes about 12 natural anti-inflammatory herbs is Zyflamend by New Chapter. I swear by it after any long bike rides or runs.

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3. Use Cold Therapy: Also called Cold Thermogenesis is used to stimulate a higher metabolic rate, but it also has anti-inflammatory power. Sitting in an ice bath or taking a cold shower after a long event is pure torture, but it actually has vast benefits. The cold stimulates a hormone called adinopectin and that tells your body to break down body fat and to send glycogen to your muscles, so they replenish to proper levels. When you take an ice bath or a cold shower, you also reduce uric acid levels, which are linked to arthritis pain and joint pain

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4. Foam roll your muscles: You probably don’t want to be touched today, but tomorrow you might want to spend a little time rolling out your leg muscles. Any knots from repetitive stress in your muscles will release through the pressure. You’re also allowing your muscles to release waste products of the run, increase blood flow and break down scar tissue. Here’s a great guide on Pinterest. 

5. Get a Massage: Not only does massage lower your stress hormone levels, but it also helps with the active recovery of your muscles. Deep pressure on your tired muscles will work wonders.

6. Move: You may not want to even think about walking or even running right now, but moving your body gently is crucial to staying flexible and avoiding the stiffening up. Get off your office chair frequently and schedule a short 10-20-minute jog tomorrow at a slow pace. Or, do a round of squats and lunges to move the same muscles that are the stiffest today. Start gently and then build up to greater range of motion and within just a few minutes you’ll notice a greater range of motion and a warming up of the tight areas.

7. Sleep: Above all, give your body adequate rest and time to heal. Sleeping is the most important thing you can do, so listen to your body and dream of your next big event!

Are you inspired to continue to push the envelope and see what else your body can do?

The NYC Triathlon takes place July 24th. The lottery to enter is open starting November 1-15. Join a group of us butt kickers in racing this fun event: www.nyctri.com

Who’s in?

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Join our free 5-Day Detox with Gerolsteiner!

I’m excited to invite you to our 5-Day Detox with Gerolsteiner. We start October 12-16th.

Enter to win a 5-Day supply of Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water (delivered to your door).

We challenge you to replace your regular drinks with Gerolsteiner for 5 days and join us in eating a clean, fresh diet.

 

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Get daily clean eating recipes, motivational tips, workouts tips, and detox instructions in our Facebook group. Connect with other Detoxers and get excited about improving your health and energy.

Hurry up and enter the sweepstakes here!

Join our Facebook Group for the Sparkling Detox here

 

I look forward to guiding you through 5 Detox days! See you in the Facebook group!

Cheers, Ariane

What’s different about this detox? Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox differs from most other detox programs because it is not restrictive and limiting – you enjoy a varied and balanced diet of fresh food throughout while properly hydrate with mineral water, so you don’t deprive your body of the essential nutrients it needs (you can lose muscle mass when on a juice diet).
How does this detox work? There are two key factors to our detox.1) Hydration: Staying well hydrated is an often overlooked component of a healthy diet and

2) Real Food: By eliminating foods like processed foods, sugars, caffeine, alcohol that can stress your body and cause inflammation, you can help your body’s natural detox mechanisms (i.e. you liver, kidneys, and sweat glands/skin) to do a better job. Once your body functions more efficiently and you’ll feel better and more energized.

 

 

Mexico Fitness, Adventure, Surf & Yoga Retreat: January 2-9, 2016

 Love the Skin You’re In!

January 2-9, 2016

HARAMARA, Mexico 

Come away with us for a magical week of fitness, fun and adventure. Start the new year in Sayulita, Mexico, at one of the “Top 10 Retreats in the World”.

Are you ready to get insanely fit, vibrantly healthy and take charge of your body?

“Love the Skin You’re In” embodies the ultimate retreat experiences where fitness, adventure, transformational workshops, great food and exceptional people all come together to help you reboot your life, so you come away ready to kick serious butt.

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Activities:

This week in paradise is yours to soak up the sun, swim in the ocean and restore your body and mind. With daily workouts and thought-provoking workshops, meditation, relaxation, hiking, stretching, and wonderfully relaxing massages, don’t be surprised if you come away with a new outlook on life and your body.

Afternoons are yours to surf, zipline over the jungle, paddleboard, snorkel, watch the whales, ride horses, visit the surrounding towns, visit ancient ruins, relax in a hammock or collect shells on the beach. Enjoy local gourmet dinners as the sun sets over the ocean and laugh with your new friends.

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Highlights:

  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Two daily workouts with Ariane
  • 3 daily vegetarian and seafood gourmet meals, served in an open-air dining room with spectacular views of the jungle and ocean.
  • All day fruit and tea buffet
  • Transportation from and to the retreat center from Puerto Vallarta airport
  • Tote bag with resistance workout bands
  • 3 Yoga classes
  • 90-minute surf or Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) Lesson

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Daily workshops:

  • Goal setting workshop
  • Nutrition: How to use food to create a lean and attractive body
  • What you think is what you get: Your thoughts create your reality
  • Your metabolism: How to repair a damaged or sluggish metabolism and supercharge it
  • Take Charge: The end of all your excuses
  • Daily meditation and hypnosis sessions to deepen your commitment to your goals, relax and recharge your body and mind

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Excursions & Activities (additional cost):

  • Whale watching
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunset Sailing
  • Fishing Trips
  • Jungle Zip Line Tour
  • Horseback riding
  • Sacred Ancient Indian site  – Alta Vista Petroglyphs

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Classes & Fitness level: This retreat is open to all fitness levels. Our daily workouts will make you stronger, leaner, more defined, with a strong metabolism, rested and balanced. The workouts include the most effective approaches in cardio, strength-training, toning, stretching, and relaxation.

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About the Retreat Center: Haramara Retreat is located on 12 acres of private land between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  Nestled into the tropical jungle vegetation on a hillside, it overlooks the wild and rugged coast of the Pacific Ocean and its own pristine unspoiled beach.  All areas of the retreat are connected by a network of trails.

Room Options:

The Dorm:

The dorm accommodates up to 8 people in a shared bedroom with single beds for each person. Each bed has a curtain and there are two bathrooms with 2 showers and 2 sinks each.

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Cabanas for Single, Double & Triple Occupancy:

The cabanas are scattered across the beautiful tropical hills. Each cabana offers stunning views of the ocean and jungle canopy. Your room has a private bathroom with hot water and an open air shower with a view.

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Pricing:

Option 1: SPECIAL

Sign up with your $400 deposit by Sep 15, 2015

Dorm Room w/8 single beds $1,399

Shared Double Room $1,849

Shared Triple Room $1,599

Single Room $2,599

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Option 2: EARLY BIRD

Sign up by Nov 1, 2015

Dorm Room w/ 8 single beds $1,599

Shared Double Room $2,049

Shared Triple Room $1,799

Single Room $2,799

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Option 3: Regular Price

Sign up after Nov 2, 2015

Dorm Room w/8 single beds $1,699

Shared Double Room $2,149

Shared Triple Room $1,899

Single Room $2,899

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Not included:

  • Airfare to Puerto Vallarta
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry service
  • Spa treatments (massage, mani, pedi, facials, reiki, acupressure, body wraps)

 She loves working out

Transportation:

Book your flight to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)

You will be meeting a private shuttle at the airport that will take you to the retreat center, which is a 45-minute drive.

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Travel insurance:

You are required to purchase travel insurance that contains emergency medical evacuation coverage.

 

Sample Schedule:

6.30am Morning Workout

8-9am Breakfast

9-10.30 Workshop

10.30 Yoga

12pm Lunch

Afternoons are free to surf, zipline, hike, nap in a hammock, explore towns, get a massage, paddleboard, swim in the pool, hang out with your new friends, read…

5pm Afternoon Workout or Yoga

7pm Dinner

Evening free or workshop

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By placing your $400 deposit with us, you are agreeing to this policy

If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date, any payments made, will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit.  Final payments for full fee are due on November 15th, 2015

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About Ariane:

Ariane is a New York City-based Clinical Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. She has a refreshingly interactive and comprehensive approach to helping her clients achieve the physical self they desire.

Ariane is a media dynamo, featured in over 150 media outlets, including the New York Times, NBC, ABC, German TV and magazines for her creation, the Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp and for her nutrition expertise.

Ariane’s fitness philosophy is simple: A fit and lean body is the result of a healthy lifestyle that consists of balanced nutrition, effective exercise, and a positive sense of self. Rather than promoting temporary dieting, Ariane believes in incorporating simple, yet effective lifestyle changes that bring about dramatic results. She specializes in fat loss, health conditioning and draws from a diverse background in fitness, nutrition, preventative care, hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

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