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FREE Classes: Grand Re-Opening Weekend October 19th & 20th!

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It’s been a couple of months now and about time we shout from the rooftops just how thrilled we are to be running Flex! To make it completely official, we are hosting a Grand Reopening weekend on October 19th & 20th. Check out our special schedule – throughout the weekend, you’ll see some guest appearances from our talented Flex partners. Classes are FREE all weekend, so be sure to sign up early. We’ll also have some great membership pricing specials!!

Pick you classes and sign up here! If you have any problems signing up, drop us an email at info@flexfusionstudios.com and we’ll get you squared away. We are Mani & Helen and we can’t wait to include you in the fun!

New Challenge is Up

October Newsletter: Flex Into Fall

By Announcement, Blog, Event, General, Informative, Newsletter

Hi FlexFam, we had a blast celebrating the Strongest Summer participants! And speaking of challenges, we have our next one up and ready for you: FLEXGIVING!! Registration is now open! See your helpful front desk barretender for your $5 buy-in. We have quite a few other events coming up in and around the studio (like Barefoot Brunch at Water Tower Kitchen THIS weekend!!), so keep reading for all the details!

Kindness in the Studio- More than a tag line

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Note from Niki

I saw a quote recently that said, “Remember what it felt like to be excluded so that you can help build a community where everyone is included” and it really resonated with me. You may have heard me talk about it before, but Flex was built around community on purpose. When I first moved here, I had zero friends, my S/O worked beyond full time and my family was in another time zone, so I would go to all these different fitness studios just to get a little bit of human interaction in my day. I vividly remember sitting in a big, fancy yoga studio and feeling like a total loser- at this point, I didn’t even know what Lululemon was, let alone where to get it. I bought my pink mat at Walmart that morning because I realized I didn’t even have one in CA. The teacher never even acknowledged my existence! I’m this lonely little Alaskan girl sitting in the veryyyy back corner watching all these gorgeous regulars stretch and warm up and I just felt so…out of place.

I knew that when I started my studio that I didn’t want that to live at Flex. As the instructor, I always look for the person in the corner because I know what that feels like. However, I’m only one small part of the equation. You, our beloved flexfam, are the heart of Flex. When you take a second to welcome someone new, you bridge the gap to make them feel like part of the fam and that can totally change someone’s day.

We have a kindness challenge starting soon and I hope you’ll be apart of it. Maybe we’ll start a flexfam revolution and it will spill out of the doors…Go make someone’s day and stay tuned for more info!

Be Limitless,

Niki Riga, Founder


 

What Class to Choose?

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We know… staring down our insanely full class schedule might leave you wondering what to tackle first (we have trouble deciding which classes to take ourselves… we love them all!), so we thought we’d offer a few suggestions to make it smooth sailing.

If you’ve never done barre, yoga, boot camp or TRX before, here are a couple of classes to consider starting with:

Barre: If you see Barre Basics on our schedule- start there! We offer Basics at specific times throughout the year and it is a perfect spot to learn (you guessed it) the basics! Another great option is Iso Barre. This class is the perfect place to learn the modality with lots of attention from our teachers so you can flex those limits in perfect form. Don’t be surprised if your legs find a bit a of a shake- it means you’re working and your teacher will love you for it!
Intro to TRX: This is 
your “start here!” class for any of our TRfleX or TRYoga classes. In this quick 15-minute free class, you’ll learn how to quickly adjust your suspension straps, how to modify and amplify, and how toget into the core exercises that you’ll see in class. TRfleX immediately follows Intro on Sundays, so you’re more than welcome to sign up for both to test out your newfound skills.

Yoga: New to Downward Dog? Slide into a Gentle Flow and Let Go class where you’ll spend longer in the poses and experience
 some nice stills while you relax your mind. Silicon Valley is stressful- add some Zen to your evening and feel the effects all week. 

If you’re an ‘ol pro and want to maintain your pace or step it up to the next level, here are a few classes we think you’ll love:

Barre Burn: We’ve added some cardio bursts to our barre so you’ll tone and sweat in this full range of motion class. Expect bigger movements than ISO barre and a twist on the traditional barre class that you may be used to. Jumping is always optional in class, but we think the flying is part of the fun!

Limitless Yoga Sculpt: Like boot camp? Love yoga? This is your class. Carry your free weights through your Vinyasa practice to add some resistance to your practice. This is a cult favorite at Flex and is our own twist on the Yoga Sculpt class. Get ready to flow while sculpting muscle definition.
Circuited: This circuit style boot camp class will have your cardio, strength, functional training and core work all in one 45 minute express class. Your teacher will guide you through the stations while you keep your heart rate up and increase your stamina. You may want to bring a towel, we bet you’ll sweat!
No matter what class you decide to take, we know you’re going to feel great afterward, and we can’t wait to welcome you into the FlexFam. Need a bit of help deciding? Send our Client Success Manager an email here!

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip

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This may be the most popular “healthy dessert” recipe we’ve ever tried. It’s from our favorite healthy sweet blogger, Chocolate Covered Katie, but we’ll admit it, we tried it rather skeptically. Turns out we were wrong to be nervous. In fact, we were blown away by how good this is.  It’s hard to wrap your head around this snack if you know you’re eating beans, because we would have absolutely sworn it was cookie dough. So what did we do? We didn’t tell anyone what was in it- we just asked our wonderful flexfam to try it and tell us what they thought. The verdict? Cookie Dough. That’s a healthy dessert for the win. When the Idahoan “meat and potato” half of Flex is pretty-pleasing that we make this for him to take to work for lunch, you know it’s passed the sweets test. Here’s our take on it below. Check out the original here.

 

  • 1 can white beans  (drained, rinsed, and air dried very well)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda (makes it taste like cookies and helps with the beans)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (If you use peanut butter, it will have a slight pb cookie dough taste)
  • up to 1/4 cup almond milk, only if needed
  • Sweetener of choice – (we used 2/3 cup brown sugar because it tastes the most like cookie dough- if you want this to be healthier, start with a few tablespoons of brown sugar, honey or agave and work your way up. Sugar free? Sub 1 1/4 cup pitted dates and use 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp vanilla instead- also good, just not as similar to dough)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tbsp oats and ground flaxseed

Add all ingredients (except for chocolate chips) to a good food processor, and process until very smooth. Then mix in the chocolate chips. Make sure it’s well blended and then refrigerate. We serve with graham crackers and apple slices (or a spoon…)