WHAT IS... #PIYO?

PiYo™ means no loud music, no weights, no bands, no crazy jumps and no "burpees," just the use of the most wonderful and effective tool you possess; your own body! During this sixty-minute class, you will go through a series of body strengthening exercises that will leave you feeling strong and energized.

We live in a world where workouts have become a mash-up of different techniques and fitness styles, so similarities between Yoga, Pilates and PiYo™ simply cannot be denied. However, PiYo™ is very much a workout─a workout that your body will thank you for, where as Yoga for example is an experience you 'breathe' and ease yourself into. The PiYo™ soundtrack is more energizing, the pace is a bit quicker and the movement and poses are designed to raise your heart rate and sculpt your body in the most wonderful way!

Catch PiYo™ with Whitney every Wednesday (9:15 a.m.) and Saturday (9:00 a.m.)!

♥,

Baile

WHAT IS... #WERQ?

The two most feared words in the dance fitness world: HIP. HOP.

Baile Dance Fitness Studio turned one a couple of months ago. In the year we have been in business, we have noticed some pretty big consistencies, whenever people hear the words 'hip hop' most people instantly become intimidated and almost completely check out. Yes, it's true, the art of hip hop is loved by many people. It would appear that the people who are familiar with hip hop truly love it and are always prepared to dive into it, head first. Everyone else is a little bit scared of it.

This is where WerQ® comes into play. WerQ® is based on the idea of hip hop, but then, in a very smart move, this growing dance fitness class made it completely approachable and oh-so fun. There is a reason why they keep making Step Up movies, people can't get enough of this dance style. WerQ® comfortably exists somewhere between Step Up-like awesomeness and follow-the-leader dance group fitness that is simple and gets right to the point; people love to dance, people want to learn.

WerQ® at Baile Dance Fitness is a mash-up of the playful, popular beats that you listen to in your car on your way to work, which always go hand-in-hand with choreography that is funky, easy to learn/follow, and fun to dance to. Like your knowledge, your WerQ® experience will grow with the passing of each week/lesson. Don't be surprised when you notice that die-hard fans of this class seem to always recognize their favorite songs and will bust out the moves attached to that particular song in front of the studio mirrors at a moment's notice. That's because this class has mass appeal─women and men of all ages love it, and we've also held special WerQ® events that have been custom-made for younger crowds with great results.

Of course, you simply cannot talk WerQ® without mentioning Amber Wood, the single biggest player in bringing WerQ® to Salt Lake City. Her unique style is the biggest reason why WerQ® is something we're incredibly proud of. Amber takes pride in following the WerQ® format, and she tops it all off with her own flavor and funky little subtleties. She understands what her dance army want out of her and her dance classes, the result is a class that will leave your heart pumping and feeling happy.

WerQ® is: cardio dance and toning.

Catch Amber and WerQ® every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m.

With ♥,

Baile

PERFECT 10

Here are ten perfectly healthy foods to help nourish your body before, or after your favorite workout (source; HuffPost ─ Helathy Living):

1. Almonds

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Almonds are a rich source of fiber, protein, heart-healthy fat, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, making them a one-stop-food. Serving size is key as they are they are high in calories, so stick to no more than an ounce.

2. Artichoke Hearts

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These small greenish-yellow veggies are jam packed with fiber (12 ounces per cup). Fun fact: a diet sufficient in fiber helps to promote healthy weight, cholesterol levels and digestive health.

3. Avocado

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Packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat that helps you feel satiated, avocados are also rich sources of vitamin C, E, potassium, and lutein.

4. Beans

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Beans are good for your heart thanks to a high fiber content. Beans also have high levels of iron, potassium and magnesium, which help with bone health and blood pressure levels.

5. Bell Peppers

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Bell peppers are loaded with vitamin C, relatively low in sugar, while also providing fiber and several antioxidants.

6. Brown Rice

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Fiber-packed and nutrient dense brown rice helps fill you up while being relatively low in calories.

7. Coffee

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The perks of this remarkable brew have been more and more researched lately, with potential health benefits including the ability to protect against heart failure, lower depression risk, lower risk of some cancers, protect against diabetes and possibly even help you live longer.

8. Dark Chocolate

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Cocoa is able to protect the heart from disease by lowering blood pressure, raising levels of 'good' cholesterol and lowering levels of 'bad' cholesterol, helping with blood flow and even improving insulin sensitivity.

9. Edamame

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This green soy bean is packed to the gills with important nutrients like folate, protein, magnesium, potassium and fiber.

10. Eggs

Eggs provide perfect protein in a nutrient-rich, low calorie, low-fat package.

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Remember, your workout begins in your kitchen.

♥,

Baile