CONTENTS                                                                                               AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER

* Energy, Spirit & Balance - You Can Have it ALL

* One Week of Boot Camp with No Obligation

* Can Frozen Veggies be more Nutritious than Fresh?

* Meet Your Boulder Trainer - Meghan Barker

Energy, Spirit & Balance - Have it all at Yoga & Boot Camps
Next Sessions Begin on Monday - Aug 18

Sure you will tone up, lose weight and improve your fitness during our 5 week Fitness Boot Camps and PowerFit Yoga Camps

But Fitness For Living programs are so much more. We can almost guarantee that your energy and spirit will soar, your self esteem and confidence increase, and your daily lifestyle align with more balance.

But don't take our word for it, below are some of our camper's comments

"I am way stronger and I have a lot more energy and spirit throughout the day. I feel a lot more confident about my abilities and have noticed I have a lot more confidence in general. I don't feel as old and a co-worker told me just the other day that I actually look younger since I have lost weight and have more bounce in my step."

"Boot Camp is a huge confidence boost. I feel like once I've finished boot camp in the morning, I can take on anything thrown at me that day”.    Pete

“I have had better energy throughout the day, hiking is easier, and there is measurable improvement in my running. I finally pushed past a weight goal barrier that I've been working on for years."      Ben

                                                                        Want to Learn More?

One Week of FitLiv Camp with No Obligation
What do you have to lose...
   but a few pounds and your excuse why you're not feeling GREAT!

Many of you may not know that for our Boulder and Longmont camps we offer 'One Week - No Obligation.'

It is our way to ensure that our Campers are absolutely jazzed and excited to be a part of our groups.

Simply stated, we offer a satisfaction guarantee that states that if you are not satisfied for any reason after attending the first week of Boot Camp or PowerFit Yoga just let us know and we are happy to refund all fees paid.

So take that first step and join us and discover why 70% of our Boot Campers over the last 12 years are repeats or referrals.


Can Frozen Veggies Be As (or More) Nutritious Than Fresh

by Kitchen Coach Mary Collette Rogers

After one of Mary Collette Roger's 's Easy Everyday Cooking Classes, one participant asked, "Why did you use frozen vegetables for the Cauliflower Tomato Curry?  I never eat anything but fresh!" 

While the word is getting out about the value of frozen vegetables, here's a few reasons from our friend Mary to open your cooking repertoire to include time saving and nutritious kitchen staples.

1.  Fresh vegetables are better, if they're really fresh  When nutrition experts rhapsodize over fresh vegetables, the vegetables they have in mind are those picked that morning then stored properly until dinner time.   Sadly, however, the "fresh" vegetables in your grocery store aren't generally fresh in that sense.  Even though they look fresh, they can may well be two, three or four days old, depending upon how long it took to transport them from the field (often in a distant part of the country), through warehouses and distribution points and onto your store's shelves, where they may sit for another day or two before being purchased.  Then they may sit another day (or week) in your frig before making it onto the dinner plate.

2.   Vegetables begin a slow slide into compost the minute they are picked.  Nutrient loss is part of this process.  While proper storage can minimize loss, consumers are often lax in this regard.  Produce isn't bagged properly, it sits in hot cars too long, is forgotten about on counters and is denied the optimal humidity in the frig. 

3.  Meanwhile, produce destined for the freezer case is flash frozen shortly after picking, at its nutritional peak.  That nutritional high point can then be maintained for six months at least, until it's pulled out of the freezer for use. 

4.  So while the translation from fresh to frozen undoubtedly results in some loss of nutrients, it's surely no worse than that suffered by "fresh" produce that has survived three (or maybe 13) days in trucks, warehouses, grocery shelf bins and crisper drawers.  


Although studies have confirmed the nutritional value of frozen veggies, it's not surprising if you're still leery of them.  The "eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables" prescription has been drilled into us for so long that at a visceral level, it just feels wrong to eat frozen veggies. 


My bottom line:  I view frozen veggies not as a straight substitution for fresh veggies, but as a convenient alternative.  In other words, where taste is critical, I stick with fresh (and strive my best to use really fresh vegetables.)  However, where convenience and speed are the more critical drivers, I have no problem drawing on my freezer pantry for veggies.   As an example, I don't microwave frozen broccoli for a free-standing vegetable to serve alongside chicken Parmesan.  But in my quest to get more vegetables into my life, I don't hesitate to add frozen broccoli into a scramble so I can enjoy a vegetable-rich  breakfast in a hurry. 

Ready to take the plunge?  Here are some tips to help:

10 Top Frozen Vegetables to Stock in Your Freezer Pantry      

5 Quick Vegetable Boosts with Frozen Veggies 

Meet Your Trainer - Meghan Barker
Boulder 6:00 am & 7:15 am Instructor

For the last Two years Megan has been leading our Lafayette boot camps, and we are excited to announce that she will be heading up 2 of our Boulder morning classes.

This woman is a true fitness fanatic. Certified in both personal training and group fitness, she brings a positive and playful approach to coaching. Anyone who was lucky enough to enjoy her ‘Monopoly' circuit class (complete with ‘go to jail' and ‘pass go') or fitness Game Day can attest to her fun creativity and ability to make each class unique, fresh and challenging.

A Colorado native, Meghan was on skis as soon as she could walk, and holds a deep connection to the outdoors. She received a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her wide variety of personal interests range from knitting to writing fiction to everything culinary. While not whipping campers into shape, she can be found either performing with her band around Denver, or spending time with her family.

"I feel fantastic!! I have never had a workout routine where I actually enjoyed getting out of bed so early (I'm not a morning person), but knowing the Meghan had something new and, much to my surprise, fun every morning made me excited to get up and come to camp! Meghan pushes your limits but still knows how to make it fun while also being very supportive!"
Katie T

FitLiv Trainer Line-Up - Learn about each of our Trainers

    Meghan Barker           Boulder Scott Carpenter Park - 6 am & 7:15 am
     Annette Bray                Boulder Scott Carpenter Park - 9 am women's camp
     Eric Chastang            Boulder Scott Carpenter Park - 5:45 pm
     Eric Chastang            Longmont Roosevelt Park - 6 am

    Robyn Spann              Boulder 6:00 am & 7:15 am

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Boot Camp & PowerFit Yoga Schedule

Aug 18 - Sept 22
Sept 22 - Oct 24*

Oct 27 - Dec 3
Dec 5-19 (mini camp)
Jan 5 - Feb 9 2015
Feb 9 - Mar 16 2015

*Note - Sept 22 PowerFit Yoga camp will be held indoors

Fun Local Events

> Niwot Jazz Festival
   Saturday, Aug 16   

Experience world-class live Jazz by internationally-known and
local  Jazz legends and greats.

Dance to Fusion, Mainstream, Brazilian, Afro-Pop, Funk, Hip-Hop, and Big Band Jazz

Better yet - hop on the bicycle and enjoy a nice backroads bike ride to Niwot to take in the Festival.

Follow the link above to learn more.

> International Fringe Festival

Sept 17-28 ,   Boulder locations

The Boulder International Fringe Festival is a rollicking, white-knuckled, breath-taking event that brings exhilarating and inspiring performances to the city of Boulder and the Front Range arts community. The Fringe, emulating a historic festival that spontaneously erupted in Edinburgh Scotland in 1947 encourages audiences and artists alike to approach the arts with a feeling of spontaneity and willingness to take risks, experience life and live art in a fresh new way.

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