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Nicole Riga

Nordstrom Pop Up Event

By | Event

Need plans this Sunday? Come join us at Nordstrom Valley Fair for a free yoga class and juice tasting! We’ll be up in the VIP lounge offering Flex and Flow yoga with lots of shopping in the improved and expanded active wear dpt afterward. Sign up HERE!

Salmon Cakes

By | recipe

When the founder of your studio is an Alaskan Commerical Fisherman, you get a lot of salmon recipes. Here’s her favorite salmon cake go-to for easy dinners. Make slider buns for little fish burgers, wrap them in lettuce for a low-cal option, or just eat them plain with a salad. These are a hit with everyone!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds center-cut salmon fillet, skin and pin bones removed
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons panko
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cut half of the salmon into 1/4-inch pieces. Put in a large bowl. Cut the rest of the salmon into chunks; transfer the chunks to a food processor along with the mustard, mayonnaiselemon juice, lemon zest and cayenne. Pulse to make a paste.

Add the pureed salmon mixture to the bowl with the diced salmon. Add the scallions, 2 tablespoons panko, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste. Gently mix until just combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush with olive oil. Divide the salmon mixture into 4 mounds on the parchment paper. With damp hands, pat into 4-inch-wide, 3/4-inch-thick patties. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Spread the remaining 1 cup panko on a plate. Press both sides of the salmon patties in the panko. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until browned on the bottom, 3 minutes, adjusting the heat if necessary. Turn and cook until the other side is browned and the patties feel springy in the center, 3 more minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain; season with salt.

Niki’s favorite yogurt “tarter” sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ English or pickling cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of dry dill or 2 tablespoons of fresh.
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • the zest of one yellow lemon
    Place everything in a food processor or using a hand blender purée into well combined.

Keep it chilled.

3 Day Sale!

By | Announcement

It’s Here! Our annual summer sale starts TODAY!
For 3 days only, we’re offering our best sale of the year. If you’ve been waiting for your chance to get full access to all of our classes with our best deal ever- now is the time!If you know Flex, you know we’re proud to be the most affordable boutique studio in town (and the winner of The Best In Silicon Valley 2018 for both yoga AND health clubs…but we digress). We only have 3 sales a year because we keep our rates lower than the franchise models…but every once in a while you need to let loose, so get to celebrating and saving!

The kicker? We only have 5 of each option because they’re just too good! Click below for our biggest membership sale of the year and our only class pack sale! Act fast- we always sell out of these.

Looking for the best deal and our most affordable option?
Here it is! Save $5 every month PLUS get your second month totally free!- $0, Nada- Freeeeee. That’s a savings of more than $200!
(Remember, there is no cancelation fee if you move)
Need a comeback? Grab a 10-class package
and save $24
(Use code SUMMER at checkout)
(6 month exp. Limit 1)
Get ready to Flex Your Limits for Less!
Ready to go all in? New VIP Members- make sure to come grab your swag bag at the desk!

Watermelon Pizza

By | recipe

Need to feed a big group? Want it to be fun but not blow your calorie goals? Watermelon pizza to the rescue! Pizza might be a strong word (please, do not put tomato sauce on watermelons) but these little babies will be a hit for all ages and venues. Grilling them adds a fun caramelization, but you can also leave them raw and they’ll be just as good. We suggest a little pizza bar(re) with all the toppings and letting people decorate their own. Let us know what you think!(photo from KitchenKonfidence)

Ingredients:

Large watermelon cut into 1/2″ slices

Check out our topping recommendations below!

 

 

 

Flex’s Second Birthday! Free Classes & Fundraiser

By | Event

 

This Saturday, June 2nd, is our 2nd birthday and we have a ton planned to celebrate. This year, we’re supporting Together We Rise– a foundation that provides supplies to local children/teens in foster care to help them transition with love and dignity. We’re purchasing Teen Duffels for older children who are often forgotten about during these drives. No one should have to carry their belongings in a trash bag. For $15, you can gift a duffel bag for a teen going through more than their fair share. Please click to donate! At our birthday barrety your donation will be your ticket to class that day! We are finally halfway to our goal of $500 (or 33 bags to give), so please donate today!

Please sign up for your free class ASAP because they’re filling up! We’ll also have a watermelon pizza bar(re), cupcakes (because birthday), juices, and bubbly in the studio plus specials and first dibs at our amazing summer challenge (psst. it’s our biggest one yet). To top it off, our new \ retail is in, too! We will have donation bins for supplies to stuff our duffles for our local foster teens. Please bring an item to donate as your ticket in to class!

Their wishlist includes handwritten letters, (we’ll have a station at the party to write encouragement) journals, blankets, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, notebooks, hats, books, flashlights, refillable water bottles. We made an amazon wish list HERE with great value items that we think they’d love. Please bring new items because many foster children only receive hand me downs. Donations will be accepted all week!
The schedule is:

  • 9:00  Express Barre w/Stef
  • 10:00 Bootcamp with Karley
  • 10:15 Piloxing with Deborah
  • 11:00 Flex and Flow with Karley

Saturday parking can be tough, so please plan to get there a bit early. Remember the garage is almost always empty and the orthodox church on Rincon lets us use their parking lot for special fundraisers!