September BOOM Release

Here is the information for September classes. Please make note…..Classes start September 10th and run every Monday and Wednesday through October 3rd. You must pre register for what date(s) you would like. Payment is due August 27th. There is no obligation to purchase the “sport hoop” as the DIY versions will be available to use free of charge, however it is strongly recommended you do purchase one. The cost is an additional $25 and I will be placing the order on August 28th! Looking forward to sweating it out with you ladies!!!

 

Goals

 

August is generally a crazy busy month! The end of summer is approaching and we are trying to soak in every last minute of vacation. This is when I tend to focus on new goals, that way when September hits and we all get back into a routine I can easily navigate my plan! So start thinking about the fall and what it is you’d like to accomplish…new month…new goals!

Happy Wellness Wednesday

Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends!!!!

 

As we are all aware, putting good quality, whole foods into our body will provide us with a enormous amount of benefits. We talk about this all the time, right? Well, aside from eating healthy and exercising on the regular, your mental wellness is also a very big component to your overall wellness. So, let’s talk mental health, shall we?

 

Before I go any further, I want to explain that the word SORELLA  means “sister” in Italian (yep, we are Italian) and altho my “sister” and I started this business, the bigger picture is actually that all of us women are sisters.  We are a sisterhood and I honestly wish that more women felt that way. Can you imagine how kick ass our vibe would be if all of us bitches had each others back?!?!

 

One third of canadians have some form of mental health concerns and unfortunately for us with vagina’s, we are at a higher risk for anxiety and depression than men. So, wtf???? Well, although it is 2018, there’s still so much stigma around the idea that women are the childbearing, house cleaning, grocery getting, food prepping, taxi driving, laundry doing, human being that is still expected to be classy and never exhausted.  Also, in 2018 the idea is more becoming that woman work outside the home… AND juggle all of the above shit. Howwwwwww???????

 

You can’t… without making sure that you are taking care of you, first! I realize that this is so much easier said than done.  Trust me, I struggle with it on the daily, too. I have had to take a step back and admit that I can’t do it all. It took me a very long time to come to terms with that but I was either going to go batshit crazy OR I had to ask for help.  I asked for help. I was absolutely terrified when I did it but ya know what, I still did it. You can, too, and I pinky promise that it does not matter where I am or what I am doing, if you reach out to me because your mental health isn’t where you would like it to be, there is nothing that would stop me from jumping through hoops to help you in any way possible.  (btw, I never break a pinky promise. Ask my kids.)

 

Its ok to reach out for help.  It makes you stronger; and being that strength for another sister is more empowering than you can imagine.  Please friends, take a minute and be kind to others and most importantly, be kind to yourself! Reach out if you need to, do what you need to do and remember that you always kick ass, sometimes you just need a bit of encouragement to make it happen!

 

Be healthy, be happy Sisters!

 

Aca-pitches anyone…. !?!?

Aca-pitches anyone…. !?!?

So, I was laying in bed the other night watching Pitch Perfect for the billionth time.  I lose track of the movie and start throwing out every aca-pun I could think of when all of a sudden I have an epiphany. This weeks blog is about PORTION CONTROL…. I know, fucked up, right???? Hear me out!

When talking portion control, one cup is approximately the size of a fist or a baseball.  Are you following? The pitcher throws baseballs at a baseball game. Pitches become aca-pitches and BAMO…. Light bulb goes off and  my blog is done! Welcome to the wonderful wild world of my brain!!!!!

Back to the point! The most important thing when it comes to weight loss is the choice of food that you put into your body.  The second most important thing is portion control. Making yourself aware of portion sizes will be crucial to your success.  

One cup (250ml) is about the size of a fist or a baseball.  Some sample foods include cereal, salads and fresh fruit. Keep in mind that these measurements are approximate and if you are using a fist as reference, it should be your own.  My friends husband is 6’4 and 340lbs. She called and asked if she can use his fist as a reference one day. “Aca-scuse me… his fist will crush you and your goals.”

½ cup(125ml) is about the size of half a baseball or a cupped hand.  Some examples of foods for this measurement are rice/potatoes, cooked veggies and pasta. When I was a kid, my brother always cupped his hand and smacked me in the ear. It hurts BUT I learned very quickly how to cup my hand and smack him back when he least expected it. This is probably my most accurately self-measured portion. Thanks bro!

3oz (85g) is about the palm of your hand or a deck of card.  My grandmother and mother are master Euchre players, pitches, and I was basically born with a “true to size” deck of cards tattooed on my ass.   So this measurement is also on point for me! Examples of this this are poultry, beef, pork and fish.

1 Tablespoon(15 ml)  is about the size of your thumb or half a golf ball.  Thank effing gawd I have a thumb because I tried to smash a golf ball one time and well… you don’t smash golf balls. The End. Some samples of food for this category may be peanut butter, sour cream or cream cheese.

1 Teaspoon(5 ml) is about the size of the tip of your thumb or a postage stamp.  Not your whole thumb this time, “just the tip”. (bahahhahhahahha) Some examples are butter/margarine, mayo or oil.  

Okey Dokey, there you go.  I have given you a few examples of portion sizes and I will reiterate the fact that after food choice, portion control is your key to success.  

Be sure to share this post on our Facebook Page for your chance to win the incredible plate in the photo!!!!

Until next time, pitches, Be Healthy Be Happy.

Blindfolds, handcuffs and kettlebells…what?????

Guess what, friends???? In the last couple of years, I have done a shitload of research on group fitness and I can not find substantial evidence to support the fact that orgies are a suitable form of group fitness…. SO I have had to move my focus in another direction that is possibly just as entertaining and informative but you have to remain clothed. Meh… to each their own!

 

There are literally hundreds of reasons that group fitness is beneficial but I have a “top 5” and since I am the blogger, I get to preach!

 

  1. IT’S FUN- if you have attended any of our classes, you know that group fitness classes can make you laugh so much that you pee! (or maybe that’s just me?!) Aside from laughter, the music and the group of others motivating each other makes this a killer way to burn calories and tone.
  2. You are ACCOUNTABLE- whether you have paid for classes in advance or you are required  to sign up to hold your spot, this makes you accountable for your workout. It is a fantastic way to keep yourself motivated and there is very good chance that you won’t skip it!
  3. Taught by CERTIFIED trainers… so, not only are you getting taught proper form for each exercise but you are being taught by some  “expert biatches” that may or may not be some pretty sweet eye candy! Not a bad combo if you ask me!!!!!
  4. MOTIVATION- often, we show up to a fitness class completed exhausted by day to day life.  You my friend, are not alone. That is one of the greatest things about group classes. You all show up feeling the same and then you are recharged by the energy of each other.  Not to mention the friendly fitness instructor who will light a fire under your ass if the rest of the group isn’t enough!
  5. Its a SOCIAL outing- Group fitness is one of the best ways to meet people who have similar interests as you.  The increased feelings of wellness and confidence through social interaction have not only shown benefits to our physical health but also have a direct impact on our physiological health and this, my fellow biatches, means one less crazy ass woman f*cking up our trip to the local market.  

 

Let me finish this week by saying that a group of women with a common interest can literally take over the world.  This may start with a group fitness class…

Be Healthy Be happy, friends!