Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Newsletter

Summer is here and we are ready to start it off on the right foot! We have challenge groups ready to support you on your journey and lots of great programs for you to try :)

Unlock Even More with Beachbody on Demand: 

We have another round of awesome programs - 21 Day Fix, The Master's Hammer and Chisel, and 22 Minute Hard Corps - now available through 'Digital Instant Access' via Beachbody On Demand. What does that mean? It means Beachbody On Demand premium paid club members can take advantage of huge savings by unlocking digital– only versions of these top-selling programs - in addition to P90, PiYo, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, INSANITY MAX:30, T25, Body Beast and CIZE that were previously available via Digital Unlocks. This will only include base kit workouts, deluxe kit workouts, and base & deluxe workout bundles.

Don't miss the Super Trainer Exclusives on Beachbody on Demand:

In case you missed it our Super Trainers, Tony Horton and Sagi Kalev each launched exclusive new content via Beachbody on Demand. Login now and try it out! 
  • Tonyoga: Tony’s new 50 minute yoga program
  • Myofascial Release: Tony's 50 minute routine to help promote better mobility and reduce injury
  • Equipment Room: BI's and TRI's (Sagi's latest addition to his Equipment Room series) 

Mark your Calendar: A Country Sneak Peek is Coming!

On June 20th , get an exclusive '24-hour sneak peek' of Autumn Calabrese's 'Country Swing' full workout from her upcoming new 'Country Heat' program on Beachbody On Demand. Plus, submit a photo to our social media contest with #CountryHeat for a chance to win $1000. 5 winners will be chosen!

Great News! We are happy to announce BodyBoard, our newest iOS app (we are working on Android!) and social platform focused exclusively on fitness, nutrition, and motivation. BodyBoard is a fitness vision board that combines cutting-edge photo sharing tools with an active social network that inspires and pushes you to be your healthiest, most fit self. Share your workouts, meal preps, favorite quotes, and more with people who share your same goals. Get the iPhone app and #getonboard

Get fit with Fix for summer! Challenge Pack deals for June:

This month, the always popular Autumn Calabrese is back to get everyone beach body ready for the summer with big savings on 21 Day Fix® and 21 Day Fix Extreme® Challenge Packs, plus Kickstart offers. 
  • 21 Day Fix (+SP) and Shakeology Challenge Pack: $140 USD (regularly $160)
  • 21 Day Fix Extreme (+SP) and Shakeology Challenge Pack: $140 USD (regularly $160)
  • 21 Day Fix Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack: $180 USD (regularly $205)
  • 21 Day Fix Extreme Kickstart and Shakeology Challenge Pack: $180 USD (regularly $205)

Last Chance to Refresh for Summer:

Good news just in time for summer! Between now and June 9th, you can save up to $10 on 3-Day Refresh kits (Challenge Packs not included). Plus we're offering a BONUS GIFT of the 3-Day Refresh Maintenance Guide to help you stay on track and maintain your results post-Refresh! But act fast, time is running out to get a jumpstart on clean eating and lose 3-5lbs.

Stock up for Summer with the Beachbody MEGA Sale!

Save up to 78% during Beachbody's sizzling Summer Sale on June 6-13th in the US, and from June 7-14th in Canada! Score deep discounts on some of Beachbody's most popular programs, accessories and supplements, including INSANITY®, TurboFire®, LES MILLS COMBAT, Beachbody Fuel Shot and much more. More details to come!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Muffins
From Making Dinner Fit
Yield: about one dozen

  • 1 1/4 c whole wheat flour*
  • 1/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 T stevia
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c mashed banana (about 2-3 bananas)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c mini chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 c grated zucchini (about 2 zucchini)
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts (opt)

  1. Whisk flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in medium bowl.
  2. In mixer beat coconut oil and sugar 2-3 minutes until it’s the texture of sand.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, add dry ingredients, and then add banana, applesauce, and vanilla to mixer.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips, zucchini, and walnuts.
  5. Bake 15 minutes or until sides are golden brown.
*To make these gluten-free, exchange wheat flour for 1 cup of quinoa, almond, or rice flour & 1/2 tsp xanthum gum.

What You Need to Know About the New Nutrition Labels

Last week, the FDA finalized the new look of the Nutrition Facts label. At first glance, the updated nutrition labels might not look wildly different—aside from that jumbo-sized font on the calorie count, which seems like it’s yelling at us like the National Weather Service used to do — but there are a few key differences. 

Some of the most notable changes to the Nutrition Facts label:
Fat gets its name cleared.
Now that we know fat isn’t inherently evil, “Calories from Fat” will no longer be listed next to the total calorie count per serving. This is good news for foods like guacamole, which gets 75 to 80 percent of its calories from the heart-healthy fat found in avocados. (Total fat, trans fat, and saturated fat will still be listed separately.

Serving sizes are getting a reality check.
Many serving sizes will be increased to reflect typical eating habits (whether or not that portion size is appropriate is an entirely different matter). For instance, on the new Nutrition Facts label design, 12 and 20 ounce bottles of sodas will now each be calculated as 1 serving, pints of ice cream will be reduced from four servings to three, and yogurt serving sizes will drop from eight ounces to six ounces.

Added sugars are getting singled out.
A banana has more sugar than a bowl of fruity Day-Glo cereal, but you can probably guess which is healthier. Foods with added sweeteners — like corn syrup, honey, or agave — are typically high in calories but pull little weight in the nutrient department. The new Dietary Guidelines caution against getting more than 10 percent of your daily calories from added sugars, and the new labels will list these sneaky sugars separately.

Key nutrients will be listed differently. 
Previously, manufacturers were required to list the percent Daily Value of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. On the new label, vitamins A and C are no longer required; instead, vitamin D and potassium will be listed alongside calcium and iron, and they’ll be displayed as amounts (micrograms or milligrams) as well as percentages. This is because through nationwide food surveys, the FDA learned that Americans don’t get enough vitamin D or potassium and state that “when lacking, are associated with increased risk of chronic disease.”

One word of caution: Manufacturers have until July 26, 2018 to make the required changes, and smaller companies will get an extra year. Until then, continue to keep a close eye on your serving sizes, scan the ingredients for hidden sugars, and use your common sense to interpret the current labels and find healthy, nutrient-rich options.


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