April 2, 2019
April 2019 newsletter
April 2019 Newsletter
Spring is around the corner..isn't it?
We are so ready to welcome spring with open arms!
At a time when we are tired of being sick and feeling run down, we look forward to sunshine, warmer days, tulips, outdoor hikes and bikerides.
This issue we bring you tips on how to boost your immune system, a delicious gluten free Chicken Chowder recipe along with a motivating Workshop, Client Story and spring classes to get fit for summer!
This month we are excited to bring you
The Inspired Life Project -
Living in Alignment
hosted by our very own
Sunday April 14th
Come enjoy a full day of yoga, inspirational speakers, good food and inspiration!
For more info or tickets visit www.marshavanw.com
Spring is a great time of year to give the immune system a boost from the cold winter months. Try the following to strengthen up the body's defense:
Vitamin C: 2,000 - 4,000 mg in divided doses. A powerful antioxidant and immune system booster
Vitamin D: 3,000-5,000 IU daily from late fall until late spring. Essential for immune health and the absorption of calcium
Probiotics: 80% of the bodys immune system is in your gut! A minimum of 20 billion CFU's daily depending on overall health status. Also try incorporating fermented foods on a daily basis such as kefir, sauerkraut and plain, full fat yogurt.
Chaga mushrooms: a medicinal, adaptogenic mushroom to help boost and modulate the bodies immune system. Drink one cup of chaga tea daily.
I was looking to get in shape and taking better care of myself. I heard about Come Alive Fitness from a friend and contacted the owner Annika. I told her what my goals were and I was introduced to Barb, one of their personal trainers.
It was an instant connection of friendship. Barb took my goals and crafted a routine that was realistic and enjoyable.
I have been training with Barb for over six months now and look forward to each weekly session. She is willing to take it up a notch when I am wanting a challenge and is always positive and encouraging. Overall, my experience at Come Alive Fitness has, and continues to be, a pleasure and an adventure!
Delicious Gluten Free Chicken Chowder!
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne
1 lb boneless chicken thighs (I used boneless and skinless)
1 quart chicken or veggie broth
2 medium sweet potatoes, 1 inch cubed
1 head of broccoli cut into 1 inch pieces (save stems)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, finely diced (optional)
1 14.5 oz can coconut milk
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced (or 1/2 tbsp dry cilantro)
1 lime juiced
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350. Mix salt, cumin, paprika, and cayenne in a bowl. Season chicken with spice mixture. Place chicken in pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. Remove chicken and cut into 1 inch cubes. While chicken is cooking, add broth to a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil and add sweet potatoes. Cook until fork tender (about 10 minutes). Remove sweet potatoes from broth and set aside.
Add broccoli stems, garlic, and jalapeno (if you want) to the broth. Reduce heat to medium high and boil for 15 minutes. Add broccoli florets and coconut milk. Continue to boil until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from the heat. Transfer broth and veggies to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Place the blended mixture back into pot and add cooked chicken, sweet potatoes, and cilantro. Return to medium heat, stir well, and cook for 2-3 minutes to reheat. Garnish with lime juice and chopped red onion.
Bootcamp your way into a fit body!
Let our bootcamp classes challenge you with strength & core exercises and cardio intervals using equipment such as Bosu, stability balls, TRX and kettlebells.
Mond, Wed & Frid @ 12-1pm
& Sunday @ 9-10am
Try a free trial class or our First Month Special: $40 for unlimited classes!
For more info on classes or personal training, email firstname.lastname@example.org or to view our full class schedule visit www.comealivefitness.com
New to Yoga?
If you are looking to add a yoga class to your weekly routine we have some great options for you to try. If you are not sure where to start, connect with owner Annika and she can guide you into the right starting class - email@example.com
Great beginner classes to start with are:
Kripalu Yoga (gentle hatha yoga class) with Maureen - Tue @ 7-8pm or Wed @ 1-2pm
Yoga Flow - Thursday 7-8pm with Sandra or Friday 9:30-10:30am with Annika
If you are looking for little more of a challenge try Core Yoga with Annika Tuesday @ 9:30-10:30am or lunch express Thursday @ 12-12:50pm
Wishing you all a healthy April and a HAPPY EASTER!
The Come Alive Team
Annika Beech at 9:16 AM