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Holiday Challenge Time!!!

It's that season again were we indulge a little more than we should:) To ward off the dreaded holiday weight gain we are offering an at home holiday workout challenge. Since its the month of turkey, how about another Turkish Get-Up challenge!!!! Everyone who did this last year can't wait to do it again....right? We will be doing an optional weigh in for people that want to be entered in a raffle for some amazing prizes. To be eligible for the raffle you must maintain or lose weight during the four week challenge. If you can't do this challenge, we will be starting a new one December 15th.


Workout Breakdown:

Starting on Sunday, November 17th

100 Kettlebell Swings, 3 Turkish Get-Ups on each side, 30 second center plank hold, and 30 second side plank hold on each side. Complete this series 5-6 times during the week.


Starting on Sunday, November 24th

150 Kettlebell Swings, 6 Turkish Get-Ups on each side, 45 second center plank hold, and 45 second side plank hold on each side. Complete this series 5-6 times during the week.


Starting on Sunday, December 1st

200 Kettlebell Swings, 9 Turkish Get-Ups on each side, 1 minute center plank hold, and 1 minute side plank hold on each side. Complete this series 5-6 times during the week.


Starting on Sunday, December 8th

250 Kettlebell Swings, 9 Turkish Get-Ups on each side, 2 minute center plank hold, and 2 minute side plank hold on each side. Complete this series 5-6 times during the week.


Send an email to propulsionpilates@gmail.com if you want to do the challenge. In the subject line put TGU Challenge and I'll send you a link to the workout on YouTube and schedule a time for your weigh in. If you aren't currently taking classes at the studio you can still do the challenge. You might win a pass to the studio in the raffle:)




Creamy Apple or Pear Spice Green Smoothie

Makes one 16-oz smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 large banana, frozen and sliced
1 medium-small apple or ripe pear, diced
1-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1 scoop of protein powder (optional)
1 large handful of kale or spinach
1 cup milk or kefir (this can be cow, soy, or almond milk)

Place all ingredients in a blender in the order listed above. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. To make it a more substantial meal you can serve the smoothie in a bowl topped with 1/2 cup granola and a tablespoon of nut butter.


Why do you do Pilates?

Do things that make you feel good. Let your joy be contagious and spread through your home, your job, your children. Let it spread through the world like a virus, so that when you forget it, every so often, you’ll catch it from someone else.

Jen Pastiloff