Message From Heather: Let’s Keep Upstairs Our “Oasis.”
Multi-tasking is my life. I am constantly juggling at least three things at once, but when I get on the treadmill or stair-climber, I try to let go of any other thoughts and focus on the workout.
It may be tempting to talk on my cell phone while doing cardio, either for business or pleasure, but I know it also takes away from my workout, and the workout of those around me. Setting things aside and just concentrating on my workout makes the experience for me and those around me more focused and in-the-moment.
I like to think of the Juice Bar downstairs as our social area - a place to connect with others, go on-line and do a little work, or use your cell phone. Upstairs, both in the exercise area and in the locker room, is our “oasis,” where we focus on ourselves and forget about work.
I encourage everyone to make your workout about you. No distractions for yourself and others keeps us all focused on why we come to Vie - to help create a healthy, balanced lifestyle for ourselves.
More Pole Dancing Classes on the Schedule
Our Pole Dancing classes are so popular, we’re adding more to keep up with the demand. Starting this month we’ll have Pole Dancing Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 pm, and on Fridays at 6:00 pm.
As of now, we have three spaces available on Friday, and one available on Thursday. As you can tell, these classes fill up VERY quickly.
Starting April 9th, classes are Monday through Thursday at 8:00 pm, Fridays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at noon. Each session last for six weeks, and builds on what you’ve already learned.
Pole Dancing is a high-energy, full body workout that makes you feel sexy at the same time. Two new instructors are teaching Pole Dancing: Noura Bashshur and Blaire Jarvie, both current Spin instructors at Vie. Blaire also has a background in ballet, modern and jazz dance.
Call us at 665-2156 to sign up!
Spinning LIVE to Benefit Food Gatherers
Sign up for our live DJ Spin class on Thursday, March 11, and do your part for Food Gatherers. We’ll have two back-to-back classes, at 6:30 and 7:45 pm. Sign up for one or both, and you can even choose a song or artist you’d like DJ Benzi to play.
Classes are $30 each, and all the proceeds go directly to Ann Arbor's Food Gatherers. Bring lots of energy, and stay afterward for complimentary wine and appetizers. We suggest coming fifteen minutes early to set up your bike, as classes start promptly.
Sign up early and pay in advance to reserve your bike by calling Vie at 665-2156 or emailing Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fifth Anniversary Promotion: 20% Off Waxing
Enjoy our waxing services in a calm, relaxed atmosphere. Melissa Milliken is our waxing expert and makes the experience as painless as possible. Book a waxing in March and receive 20 percent off the price!
Salad of the Month: Apple Crunch
Our new salad for March combines mixed greens, grilled chicken, granny smith apples, pecans, dried cherries, fat-free feta, cucumbers and carrots, served with our homemade and not-too-sweet honey Dijon dressing.
This salad comes in at 421 calories making it, along with our daily rotating salads a delicious, healthy lunch or dinner.
Smoothie of the Month: Orange Slush
Fresh squeezed orange, ripe mango and freshly pressed carrot juice blend together for a refreshing treat, perfect after a hard workout. It's 168 calories and only one gram of fat.
Have one in March and receive 20% off the price!
Recipe of the Month: Almond Stuffed Chicken
A simple, quick, tasty meal. Serve with whole wheat couscous or brown rice and steamed green beans for a balanced dinner.
- 1/3 cup light Boursin cheese
- 1/4 cup slivered toasted almonds (available at Trader Joe’s)
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
- 4 (6 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
Nutritional information: Calories 288; Fat 12.7 g. (4.3 sat.) Protein 37 g.;
Carbs 3.9 g.
- Combine Boursin cheese, 3 tablespoons almonds, and 2 tablespoons parsley in a small bowl.
- Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast to form a pocket. Stuff 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pocket; secure each with a wooden pick, and sprinkle each breast with salt and pepper.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken to pan and cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; cover and let stand 2 minutes.
- Top with remaining 1 tablespoon almonds and remaining 1 tablespoon parsley. 4 servings