Over the next few weeks, Peachy will be bringing you a three-part series about getting fit for summer featuring expert fitness tips along with healthy, delicious recipes and meal ideas. As part of the series, Peachy has partnered with Pure Barre to give one lucky gal a one-year membership to one of Pure Barre’s three Charlotte studios. Free Pure Barre for a year? Yes, please!
So if you’re in the Charlotte area and would like a chance at this amazing offer, click the button below to enter now.
Membership valid at Pure Barre Charlotte (in Myers Park), Pure Barre SouthPark or Pure Barre Ballantyne. One entry per person. Winner will be announced on May 25.
Workout Your Mind and Body
Pure Barre is all about small movements that equal big changes. It’s a full-body workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with the most (hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms) and are top-of-mind, especially during the summer!
Why We Love Pure Barre
When you experience a Pure Barre class, you’ll witness a diverse group of people striving to get healthier and stronger — most clients see changes within 10 classes. Simply put, Pure Barre is one of the fastest and most effective yet safest ways to change your body.
Shaking, Spikes and Crushes
One of the unique things about Pure Barre is the technique to work your muscles toward the point of fatigue. The goal is to have the muscle group you are targeting to shake every time. After the shake, you stretch, to elongate the muscles while they are warm and malleable. This leads to long, lean muscles!
Caroline York, owner of Pure Barre SouthPark, wants you to make sure you’re shaking for the right reasons. She recommends always eating breakfast to keep your blood sugar on track, while avoiding the morning coffee creamer or sugary processed juices.
Caroline also recommends including a scoop of collagen protein during the day. She says collagen is great for the skin, joints, and overall health. And, it helps heal your gut and boost your metabolism.
We are crushing on Caroline’s recipes below, easy to make ahead so in the morning, you can just grab and go!
1 to 5 small mason jars
Organic oats (your preference)
Almond or coconut milk
Fruit of choice
Raw honey or stevia
In each container combine 3/4 cup oats and 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk. Top with 1/2 to 1 tablespoon almond butter and a few berries or chopped apple of your choice. Drizzle with raw local honey or a couple of drops of stevia (optional). Leave in fridge overnight and wake up to a deliciously creamy and nourishing breakfast on the go!
Southwest Omelet Muffins
12 cup muffin pan
12 free range eggs, beaten
1/2 cup diced red or yellow bell peppers
1/4 cup diced onion
Additional optional ingredients: meat of choice, zucchini, tomato, squash, mushrooms
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute veggies and onion until onions are translucent. Add and cook meat of choice (if desired). Place mixture evenly to fill each section of the muffin pan about 1/4 full. Next, pour eggs over until 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes and cool on a drying rack. Store in fridge or freezer and grab and go in the morning (just heat in the microwave).