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Why Don’t We Have Long Term Class Packs?

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Here’s the next question we hear the most often, “Why don’t you have 30 class packages anymore?” It’s not because we’re a)mean or b)trying to trick you. It’s actually because overwhelmingly, long-term class packages are not helpful for the client- they’re just a cash source for the studio. I hear you over there, “that can’t be true!” but come with me on this little journey.

On day one, you buy a 30 class package after deciding to commit to you and your health twice a week. Great! You spend between $400-$525 (I just pulled those off other nearby studios) for a large package with a 6-month exp. and are so stoked to achieve your fitness goals. Month 1 you come 6 times, it’s looking good so far, not too far off your target. Month 2 is busy, so you only make it 4 times but that’s okay. Month 3,4 and 5 fly by and you come twice total. Month 6 is expiration month, so you come 10 times in 3 weeks and then ask to extend your class package so that you don’t lose the rest of your package, but gyms and studios are actually counting on you not using those classes because you’ve already paid.

You look at your fitness goals 6 months later and you are exactly where you were on day one. That’s not what Flex is about. Believe me, it was a tough call to cancel a big ticket item- But coming 1x a month is not going to help our flexfam, it’s just selling a promise we can’t keep. I built Flex to help people actually achieve their fitness goals with support and encouragement. That’s why our memberships are the least expensive in the area and its why we no longer sell large class packs. If you want to work out twice a week, we are so here for it! Grab a silver membership for $120 a month and commit to yourself and your goals. Need to suspend for vacation? We’ve got you. Need a little flexibility? Email me. Flex is designed with you in mind from the second you walk in the door to the moment you sign the 250 barre and beyond. Not sure? We even have month to month options. Remember, it’s only 4% of your day- I promise you are worth that commitment and we’re doing everything in our power to get you there.

Why do we sacrifice ourselves first?

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Hi Flexfam,
Let’s get real for a second…I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the last few days and I want to share it with you. So SO sooo often, the first thing a new client says is, “oh, I just don’t have time to workout, but I don’t like how I look!” It’s this self-fulfilling prophecy and reinforcing feedback loop that makes sure you never make time for yourself. Why, when we get a little busier, the first thing we sacrifice is our own health and wellness? You are literally telling yourself that everything else you have to do that day for everyone else is more important than you! It’s so disheartening as a fitness teacher to watch our clients put themselves on the back burner day in and day out. With a little bit of consistency, we can help you stick to your health goals, but we can’t do it alone. We can spend hours planning the perfect class with the best music, but if you don’t commit to yourself? We might as well teach from a script (ack!). There’s a reason airplanes tell you to put your own mask on first. Take 3% of your day (just 3!) and make it to that 45-minute class. We’re not even talking the physical benefits here. When you workout regularly, your blood pressure goes down, your quality of sleep improves, your immune system gets stronger and your stress level better regulates itself. You’re likely already in an unlimited membership, so make it a point this week to get 1 more star than you think you can. Go sign up for your next week’s classes in advance and make an appointment with yourself. We’re here to help with the stickers, the challenges, the community and the support. But the first step? That one’s on you <3
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Having a hard time with TIME?

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We know May is one of the hardest months for fitness industry wide, but don’t forget to make time for you! Studio Owner, Niki has a few ways to help:

  1. Starting June 1, our Children’s classes will be for all ages and will be restructured as active childcare. We’ll still have a teacher leading creative movement, but kiddos will also be able to color, read, or play instead. For our youngest flexfam, tiny tots are welcome, if there are any issues (potty breaks, etc., we’ll come grab you from class and let you know!
  2. Try a 6am or 710 pm class that’s outside of normal work hours in order to squeeze in a little me time? Fun fact- people who work out before 8am are more likely to stick to their fitness routine longer than those who work out later in the day!
  3. Try scheduling your classes in advance– Choose the 2,3,4, (etc) classes that fit with your schedule, sign up and put them on your calendar so that everyone and everything else takes a backseat to your health. I challenge you to take 2 minutes and pick your classes for the rest of the week or even the rest of the month and sign up to hold your spot. Our members who plan their classes out a month in advance almost never miss a workout because it’s already an expected part of their day!
  4. Did you notice that we’ve shortened our bootcamp and TRX classes while simultaneously amping them up to help you burn 400-800 calories in just 45 minutes so you can get on with your day? Start your week off with Monday 6am bootcamp- only 45 minutes long and you’ll be burning calories all day long!
  5. Finally, We know that Silicon Valley is ridiculously busy. As someone who works between 12-16 hours a day, I 110% understand how hard it is to carve out any tiny bit of time that isn’t completely required for your day. But don’t forget about you, whether that’s a class at Flex or grabbing lunch in the park instead of at your desk. I read recently in an article of Entrepreneur Magazine that people who take an hour out of their day to workout are actually more productive, more creative, and overall report feeling happier than those who don’t. So no matter if it’s at Flex or at Starbucks, treat yourself to a little somethin’ special this week because you deserve it.Please shoot me an email if you need a little boost this week. I am more than happy to set you up with an accountability buddy, talk with you to carve out your best schedule slots, or describe a class you may not have tried yet like our new Dance Fusion and TRfleX classes. You can sign up for classes Here.

     

 

TRX is here!

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Ready to add to your fitness repertoire? Check out this link from the creator of TRX to learn about TRX suspension training before we roll out intro classes next week.

Stay tuned for TRX, intro to TRX, and TRX Yoga on the schedule soon! Flexing limits every day here at Flex Fusion. You never know what we’ll roll out next!

Peanut Butter Dip- aka “Crack dip”

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Looking for a post workout snack? Here’s our favorite. It’s peanut butter yogurt dip, but we prefer to call it “crack dip” because it is seriously delicious. Seriously- we’re not lying to you and telling you that Kale tastes good if you concentrate really hard. This dip is amazing! Best of all, it takes less than a minute to make and is great with apples, bananas, or anything else you want to put it on.
It’s only 3 ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 (5.3 oz) containers vanilla greek yogurt
  • .5 tablespoon local honey

That’s it. Mix them together and be amazed. We’ve had teachers sub almond butter for peanut, add cinnamon, and use maple syrup instead of honey. Let us know what you try!

 

Here’s the blog we found the recipe on or follow us on Pinterest for more great recipes!