Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Newsletter

School will be starting soon and we are ready to get back into our regular schedules after all the summer vacations.  It's a great time to get into a challenge group and have the support and motivation you need to meet you goals before the holidays!

Do you love to dance, but haven't been able to keep up with the choreography in dance workouts the past?  Well, Cize is the program for you!  Every move is broken down so you get a great workout from the first try.  

Cize is out and the challenge pack is on discount this month!  Besides being a fun way to get your body moving, Cize comes with a great nutritional plan based on the one from the 21 Day Fix so you can get in shape and get healthy at the same time!

Everyone needs new ideas of yummy, healthy meals to make for dinner and Fixate is here to help with 101 recipes!  Although you can use the book with any program, the recipes come with the 21 Day Fix portion-control container equivalents so it's a must if you follow the 21 Day Fix program :)

Some days we don't get the nutrients we would like, or maybe we could use a little extra fiber to get things moving.  Other days we wake-up and have no energy, but we don't want to get all hopped up on caffeine.  There is a new line of products out to help with each of these problems! It's called Shakeology Boost and you add a scoop of one or all three to your Shakeology in the morning.

The new line of performance supplements is also out!  Have you tried supplements in the past to help you have more energy during your workout or recover faster afterwards?  Maybe you've drank a sports drink during a tough workout to replace all those electrolytes. Do you know what was in those supplements? I don't! Not only were these supplements created to get results using the best research in the world, but they are made from all natural ingredients! 

Did you know that these supplement are NSF Certified for Sport® Program? That means they are on the list for approved supplements for professional athletes!  Would you like to try out the supplements before committing to a container?  Check out the sampler pack! Plus you get free shipping on all Performance Line products for the month of August!  It's a great time to try it out :)

Challenge Pack Deals in August:
  • CIZE Challenge Pack only: only $140
  • 3-Day Refresh Challenge Pack in English and Spanish: only $140
  • CIZE & Shakeology Kickstart Challenge Pack: only $180

Monthly Recipe:

This month's recipe comes from Autumn Calabrese's new recipe book Fixate! You can get this gluten-free recipe and four others for free at this link:  

Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream
Serves: 2 ( 1 ⁄3 cup each) Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None
Container Equivalent (per serving): 1½ Yellow


  • 2 medium ripe bananas, cut into pieces 
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries 
  • Unsweetened almond milk (optional)


  1. Place banana in plastic bag; freeze for 4 hours, or until completely frozen. 
  2. Place banana and strawberries in blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until smooth. Add 1 to 2 Tbsp. almond milk, if needed, for creamier texture. 
  3. Serve immediately. 

Study Shows Exercise May Change the Way You Think

By William Courtney

Spend time around twins and you get a glimpse of a unique relationship. It’s more than finishing each other’s sentences—the DNA of identical twins isn’t quite identical, but it’s close (the DNA of fraternal twins mirrors those of regular siblings).
And, by studying twins, scientists are working to determine how environment, especially exercise, might change someone’s body and brain over time.
In a Finnish study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, a team studied 10 sets of identical male twins, between the ages of 32 and 36. The twins had similar exercise habits to their sibling during childhood, but as they got older, one continued to exercise regularly and the other did not. Their diets were roughly the same.
Data showed the twins who exercised on a regular basis had higher endurance levels, lower body fat percentage, and proper blood sugar levels. All of this likely comes at no surprise to you.
What we found interesting, however, was that the researchers also saw an increase in the brain’s grey matter in the striatum and prefrontral cortex in the twin who exercised. “There were such clear site-specific structural adaptations in brain caused by exercise during adulthood,” said Dr. Urho Kujala, who led the study. The striatum is primarily involved in movement but it – along with the prefrontal cortex – also play a part in working memory. The prefrontal cortex is primarily responsible for decision making, problem solving, and processing immediate situations against how they fit with existing knowledge and memories.


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