Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Newsletter

May is here! We have a lot of awesome things coming this summer! Shaun T has created a new dance workout called Cize: the end of exercise. It will be on DVD and also at your local gym in July!  Looks like so much fun!  Let me know if you want me to add you to the list so you are the first to know right when it comes out! Check out the video below.

Another cool new product coming out in July is a whole new line of performance supplements!  They are top of the line and I can't wait to see how they work!  If you want to get the most out of your workouts, you'll definitely want to try these out in July :)  Check them out below.

New Beachbody on Demand Programs for May:  

This month they are adding thirteen more programs to the already amazing library!  

These programs are:
  • Hip Hop Abs Deluxe
  • Rockin Body
  • Shaun T Dance Party
  • Tony 1 on 1 (Vol 3)
  • Turbo Jam (like Turbo Kick, easier than Turbo Fire)
  • Total Body Solution
  • Yoga Booty Ballet 
  • Ho' Ala ke Kino
  • Power Half Hour
  • Great Body Guaranteed
  • Get on the Ball
  • Power 90
  • Project You
You will also be able to access programs you have purchased in the past if you own the DVDs for P90, Body Beast, or Insanity Max:30!

Challenge Pack Deals in May: 

We have a lot of discounted challenge packs in May!  The cardio lovers dream, Max:30 is on sale along with the muscle building program Body Beast.  PiYo is an amazing low impact, high intensity program that will increase flexibility and strength and help you lose weight.  Learn all about PiYo on the Team Tenacity blog.  

The Beachbody Ultimate Reset is the all-natural alternative to harsh "cleanses" and starvation diets that returns your body to optimal health—naturally.  If you want to do it with someone, members on our team are starting in May!
  • INSANITY MAX:30™ & Shakeology® Challenge Pack—only $180 
  • INSANITY MAX:30™ Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack—Only $220 USD
  • Body Beast® & Shakeology Challenge Pack—only $140
  • EXTENDED! PiYo® & Shakeology Challenge Pack—only $140
  • EXTENDED! PiYo & Shakeology Challenge Pack Kickstart—only $180 
  • EXTENDED! Ultimate Reset® & Shakeology Challenge Pack—only $275 

21 Day Fix Challenge Group Transformation:

Meet our own Jacquelyn Davis from Team Tenacity!  She has had an incredible transformation, not only in all the weight she has lost but in her quality of life!  Jacquelyn is disabled and has suffered with anxiety/panic attacks; back, arm, and leg pain; hot flashes; and bowel issues.  

During the two rounds of the 21 Day Fix (only six weeks!) she completed; she completely changed her diet, started working out, and drinking Shakeology. She hasn't had anymore panic attacks or bowel issues; no longer takes medication for her back, arm, and leg pain; and has even seen a decrease in hot flashes!  

She is an amazing example for those who have disabilities and other medical issues! Due to her disabilities she has had to modify some of the workouts, but that didn't stop her from getting incredible results! 

We will be posting her full transformation story on the Team Tenacity Blog so stay tuned!

Monthly Recipe: 

Here is an easy, healthy snack with four different seasoning options! Careful!  They're addictive :)

4 Ways to Make Roasted Chickpeas
From Coach Tiffany's blog Making Dinner Fit 
Serves 8 

  • 2 cans chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  1. Wash chickpeas and lay them out flat on a paper towel to dry.  Try and get them as dry as possible.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil and lay chickpeas out in a single layer.
  3. Place in a cold oven and start to preheat to 475 degrees.
  4. Mix up your spices of choice into a bowl.
  5. When the oven is preheated (or after 15 minutes) take the chickpeas out and coat in the bowl the seasonings of your choice. Return to the pan in one layer.
  6. Return to the oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes, stirring half way.
  7. Turn off the oven and let them cool with the oven door open slightly. This makes them extra crunchy :)

12 Superfoods to Eat When You’re Stessed

By William Courtney

It’s 8:30 pm on a Tuesday and you’re stuck at the office. You want to go out and get food, but the pile of work and a looming deadline in front of you says otherwise. It’s times like this when unhealthy snacks–from the corner store or the vending machine–feel like a way to deal with the added pressure around you. But there are some foods you could eat to help you feel less stressed–many of which are easy, portable snacks.

According to an article published yesterday on, some foods are better equipped at helping you deal with stress. The 12 “superfoods” they featured were found to lower stress not only in the moment, but may help your body to cope with stress better in the future.

Eating more green leafy vegetables, for instance, was found to help lower depressive symptoms in older adults and college students were happier and calmer after consuming vegetables.

Another superfood, cashews, can help reduce stress in two ways. First, the nuts have a high concentration of zinc, a deficiency of which may be linked to mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Secondly, cashews contain plenty of magnesium, which relaxes nerves by balancing calcium (which, in turn, activates nerves). Many experts believe eating the right amount of magnesium can also help you sleep better at night.

And, everyone’s favorite, dark chocolate, also made the list for its ability to help increase serotonin and endorphin levels in your brain (in moderation, of course). If chocolate alone wasn’t enough to dispel your darkest cravings, why not pair it with yogurt? Some evidence has shown consumption of probiotics found in yogurt actually decreased the emotional response to certain activities (such as stress). In other studies, probiotics has been known to alter the chemicals in the brain that cause anxiety and depression.

Here is the complete list of superfoods – do any surprise you?
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Turkey breast
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Salmon
  • Blueberries
  • Pistachios
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Milk
  • Seeds
  • Avocados
  • Cashews
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