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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


 

Limitless New Year 2018

By Announcement, Event

It’s that time of year. Time for the dreaded New Year’s Resolutions!

But what if, instead of a resolution that was forgotten in 3 weeks, you learned how to put yourself first to make and stick to SMART goals. We don’t believe fitness is a resolution; it’s a lifestyle and we’re here to show you how to achieve that. Whether you’re a life-long mover feeling bored of the same-old routine, or you’re brand new to fitness altogether, we’re here for you.

Come try out Flex Fusion during our FREE Limitless New Year and see what we’re about. We’ll have free barre, bootcamp, TRX, and yoga classes including  Barre 101 and Yoga Basics to start from square one like a pro. Sign up for Meditation and goal setting workshops and stay for free 5-minute chair massages and a popup brow bar so you can start your year off with your best grippy-socked foot forward. Juice samples and fun, healthy snacks will also be provided.

To top it off, our biggest specials of the year will be going on all weekend with your second month free with the purchase of a new annual membership plus take home a free water bottle or gym bag as your new membership perk! Noticing a trend? The whole event is free, focused on you, and will help you start the new year on a positive note.

We’re here to support you, no matter what your fitness and wellness goals. Try something new. You might surprise yourself! This fills up every year, so sign up for Saturday HERE , and Sunday the 14th HERE  just search for Sat & Sun!

 

Can’t wait to meet you!

Why do we sacrifice ourselves first?

By Blog
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
Read more HERE

TRX is here!

By Announcement, Blog

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”

By Blog

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!