Friday, August 1, 2014

Why I Love TFC - Part 1

We just celebrated a huge milestone...Texas Fit Chicks Just Turned 5!! What an amazing 5 years it has been. To celebrate our birthday we hosted the Texas Fit Chicks Just Turned 5 Photo Contest and today we announced our winner, Becky Ingram. Thank you to everyone who participated - you made the contest a great success!!

We'd like to share some of the amazing contest submissions with you, so over the next few weeks we invite you to check out the "WHY I LOVE TEXAS FIT CHICKS" blog series. We hope the reasons why these chicks love TFC will inspire YOU to join us.











Learn more at www.texasfitchicks.com


What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

Princeton Texas Fit Chicks: Chick Transformation!!!


Angel Veal, is one incredibly strong and determined Fit Chick! She chose to begin her success story with Princeton Texas Fit Chicks in November with a Groupon and the rest is history. Her determination has lead to amazing results and strength. When starting Texas Fit Chicks, Angel struggled to lift 5lb dumbbells and is now able to complete 100 squats with 10lb weights on each shoulder, without skipping a beat! Her motivation and positive attitude is contagious! With the help and encouragement of her trainer and fellow TFC Chicks, her healthy lifestyle extends beyond boot camp. She has motivated her family to live a healthier lifestyle by preparing nutritious meals and including physical activity into their daily lives. Angel is a walking example of what it means to Live Life. She chose to write a new chapter for not just her but for her family as well. Make the choice! Now is the time to write your story.  

Theresa D. Taylor
Boot Camp Instructor
One-On-One Personal Trainer
Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp



Breaking Barriers




The mind is such a powerful thing, it can help you get through tough times, or it can cause you to break! The strong learn how to handle and control their mind when it starts to rant, rave and tell them to stop what they’re doing. It's possible to develop a few strategies to help break through the barriers and achieve your goals! Here are a few ideas:

Do it one more time! 
So you're at bootcamp having a great workout, when that voice inside your head starts screaming at you to “stop” or “give up,” you fight back by completing whatever exercise your doing and then add one more. Completing just one more exercise, when everything inside of you is telling you to stop is a sure way to grow your mental muscles, and the next time you might do two more. Over time, this builds and you begin to control that voice.

Set Small Goals.
When you're in the middle of a workout, always have small goals in your head. Small goals add up to big goals. For example, if my workout calls for 15 burpees, my first goal might just be to get to 5. When I get to 5 and still feel good, I start thinking, “good, I’ll do 5 more without rest,” and when I get to 10 and start to feel fatigued I might just talk myself into “two more.” But at 12, I might use the “do it one more time rule,” and then do it again. After a few more you'll be knocking out every set!

Break through the wall.
A trainer is supposed to push you! Pushing you helps to break through the wall so many people develop when working out. A person needs to be pushed to reach their physical and mental best. Breaking through a wall = strength. Sometimes you're barely able to stand after an intense workout, but you never want to lose the mental battle, so fight to the end. After doing this over and over, you're WILL wins and you break through the wall. It's amazing! One of Texas Fit Chicks Trainers, Jodi, says "suck it up on soreness. if you're sore, your body is changing and thats what we're all in this for!" So push it chicks!!

Take You're Mind Off.
Contributed by TFC trainer Jodi @ Lake Highlands Texas Fit Chicks During a tough workout, take you're mind off the challenge. Talk about something random, etc. Discuss progress outside of scale/measuring like "hey, I lifted the baby carrier with no struggle this week. I'm obviously stronger."

Celebrate Non-Scale Victories. 
Contributed by TFC trainer LeighAnne @ McKinney Crosspoint Church Texas Fit Chicks It's a lifestyle change and non scale victories can make all the difference! Making healthy food choices when out to eat, drinking all of your water, not eating sugary foods, working out on off boot camp days, dropping a size in clothing...these are all victories to celebrate. Celebrating these victories will help you break through barriers. Other non scale victories that can be celebrated are being a good role model to your kids, friends, and family. Love yourself enough to be healthy for YOURSELF because you deserve it!

Trainer Motivation
Contributed by TFC trainer Beth @ Southwest Austin Texas Fit Chicks
Your trainer might help you get past the point of breaking by telling you a funny story or nonsense story! Especially if you are doing a minute or timed challenge it always helps to push you through, so if you're trainer is talking listen up and before you know it the challenge will be over! Beth, one of our TFC Trainers in Austin says, "I also will do some of the harder exercises with my chicks and ask them what is burning. .... for example if we are doing a plank hold- I ask "who is shaking? because I am! I also help by giving quotes of "no pain no gain" "Sweat, Who cares, it is dark out and nobody can tell" "You got this, and just think this is ONLY 60 minutes and you have the rest of the 23 hours to make it matter!" Motivation is key to breaking barriers!


Your body can handle more 

than your mind thinks


Monday, July 14, 2014

Austin Balcones Park Texas Fit Chick Transformation: Cecy Partida

"My name is Cecy Partida and I am 28 years old. I am an attorney practicing in Austin, Texas. I have been a Texas Fit Chick for the past seven months and joined after trying it out first through a Groupon. I decided to get healthy and start working out because I wanted to lose weight and feel better about myself. Not only that, but since I have Lupus, I have always been encouraged by my physicians to do some physical activity since some of the medication I take can cause weight gain.  I have lost 30 lbs since starting with Texas Fit Chicks. I don’t enjoy many of the exercises but I still try my best to complete them. I really like Texas Fit Chicks Bootcamp because it gives me the opportunity to challenge myself but still workout at my own pace." 



Austin Balcones Park Texas Fit Chicks
 FREE Saturday Boot camp
Saturday, July 19th at 9:00am, 
Balcones Park, Austin, TX 
Contact: melanieg@texasfitchicks.com

Melanie Gomez
Personal Trainer
Austin Balcones Park Texas Fit Chicks
M/T/TH 5am & 6:45pm
 
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Welcome New Camps!! Garland Northeast & Lake Highland Dallas TFC



Garland Northeast Texas Fit Chicks
MWTH 5-6am and 7-8am
3046 Lavon Drive Garland, TX 75040
Tues, Thurs 5am Sat 7:30
FREE Preview week starts July 15th!!

Lake Highland Dallas Texas Fit Chicks
MWF 5AM
Dance and More
9090 Skillman St #299a, Dallas, TX 75243
FREE Preview week starts July 14th!!

What to Bring
Exercise mat
Dumbbells (5 – 8 lbs)
Stability Ball (on Thursdays)
Water & Sweat Towel


With nearly a decade of experience in the fitness industry, Jodie brings knowledge of group exercise, one on one training and several specialty certifications to her boot camps.


I started out almost by accident in the fitness world. I was managing the childcare for a fitness center in Red Oak, TX and quickly realized I had a passion for group fitness. I spent the next few years teaching all sorts of formats, building my knowledge of special populations ( pre- and post-partum women, athletes, older adults, and even children) and getting fit. I took a couple of years off to start a family, but remained passionate about returning to Fitness. This time, I came back with a whole new perspective and motivation. I renewed and re-certified in Group Exercise and Personal Training and have a passion for group training & women's fitness.


I hope that you will join me for a class, talk to me about your personal fitness goals, or just chat with me about your life. I love helping people realize their fitness goals, but I like to talk about ABC Family dramas and the best place to go for pizza as well. Come see me and let's work together to have a blast on our fitness journey!


For more information please contact 
TFC Trainer:
and check out Texas Fit Chicks on the web

What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

Sunday, July 6, 2014

65 pounds GONE Danyelles' experience with Texas Fit Chicks Boot camp





"My name is Danyelle Becker and I’m the proud mother of 4 year old twin boys.  During my pregnancy I stopped working out because I was either too tired or did not have time. After the birth of my sons, I found myself getting bigger and bigger to the point that I stopped even stepping on the scale. To lose weight, I tried other boot camps, personal trainers, diets, and workout routines. Nothing worked for me, until I started with Texas Fit Chicks in late August of 2011.  I trained with LeighAnne at her 9:30 class in McKinney. I live in Murphy and this was a 30 minute drive each way! LeighAnne is an AWESOME trainer who really brings out the best in you.

The first few months with Texas Fit Chicks, I wasn’t consistent with the program; I would skip class and not eat properly. In December, I realized that if I wanted a change, I NEEDED to change!  I started looking at class differently. This was my time that no one else could take from me. That year for the holidays I got a new Polar heart rate monitor, which I still use and love.  I found myself always trying to beat my last calorie burn from the previous class.  I made a game out of it.  It was really great seeing all the dates I worked out and how many calories I burned. As simple as it sounds, I believe this has been a big part of my weight loss. At the beginning of the year, Texas Fit Chicks came out with the Transformation meal plan. I followed the plan and stopped drinking for the month.  As a result, I lost 13 pounds. 

Once I saw the weight coming off, it pushed me to keep it going.  I always had this dream weight in my head of 135lbs.  Once I hit that goal I decided that I was not happy with the way my body looked so I kept going.  A few months later I was slowed down by a hip injury which eventually required surgery. During this time I decided that I wanted to help other ladies change their lives and went through the process of becoming a certified personal trainer.  Shortly after my certification, I had hip surgery. Once I was back on my feet, I opened my own Texas Fit Chicks location in East Plano. My life has changed in so many ways within the past year. Back then I never would have thought I would be where I am now, both physical and mentally.  I’m training a great group of ladies who keep me motivated and inspired to keep improving.  I love seeing their change and I am so proud of the work they are putting in to achieve their goals.  

I would like to thank Melody for creating Texas Fit Chicks program. I would especially like to thank LeighAnne for motivating and pushing me to obtain my goals. Her relationship has had a huge impact on my life.   I would also like to thank my ladies who show up 3 times a week at 5am to train with me so we can obtain own goals together. You all inspire me!" - Danyelle




Danyelle Becker

Boot Camp Instructor
One on one personal trainer



What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Welcome New Camp: Georgetown Texas Fit Chicks



Georgetown Texas Fit Chicks
MWTH 5-6am and 7-8am (SUMMER ONLY)
East View High School
4490 E University Ave, Georgetown Tx

FREE Preview week starts July 7th!!

What to Bring
Exercise mat
Dumbbells (5 – 8 lbs)
Stability Ball (on Thursdays)
Water & Sweat Towel


My name is Marissa Washington and I am your new trainer for the
Georgetown area! I grew up in beautiful sunny San Diego and moved to
Texas in 2010 to earn a masters degree. From a young age, I surfed,
and played competitive sports including softball, volleyball, and
lacrosse. Physical activity continues to be a part of my daily
routine, and I enjoy running ½ marathons with my husband. As an
athletic trainer, I am inspired by the athletes that I work with on a
daily basis, and have drive to help everyone; especially women,
achieve their goals through proper strength training and nutrition.
Whether you are a beginner or trying to stay in shape, I WANT YOU at
my boot camp! Sign up now! Looking forward to meeting you!



Marissa Washington
and check out Texas Fit Chicks on the web
Follow Georgetown Texas Fit Chicks On Facebook

What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

Early Morning Workout Tips!



Don’t let your morning routine hamper a great workout opportunity!

I have been asked time and time again how in the world do you get up at 4am to work 
out!  And my answer (after the usual and honest “you really do get used to it”) is preparedness.  If I am getting up that early to work out and then get straight to work I have to have everything ready prior to the alarm clock going off!  I don’t want to get up and have my workout be clouded by the stresses of running late because I couldn’t find a shoe or not having the time to eat a quick breakfast.  So here are some simple steps for those that do the morning workouts.

  • Do as much the night before as possible.  
  • I lay out my entire “outfit” the night before.  Pants/Shorts, Shirt, Sports Bra, Socks, Sweatshirt (if I need it) and I even have my shoes laid right by where I am getting dressed.  Ready to be slipped on.
  • I make my water the night before and leave it chilling in the fridge.
  • I also get all things ready for my breakfast.
  • EAT BREAKFAST!!!  
  • Most of the energy you got from dinner the previous night is used up by morning, and your blood sugar might be low. If you don't eat, you might feel sluggish or lightheaded when you exercise. If you plan to exercise within an hour after breakfast, eat a light breakfast or drink something to raise your blood sugar, such a simple smoothie (recipe below!). Emphasize carbohydrates for maximum energy or protein to keep those muscles happy!
  • Leave in plenty of time to get in a good warm up and wake up!
  • Let’s not sugar coat any of this…the majority of us who do morning workouts are not necessarily morning people.  MYSELF INCLUDED!  I work out in the morning because it works best with my schedule.  I always try to get to camp about 5-8 minutes before class starts to just walk.  Sometimes I walk alone and “wake” up and other times this is my visit time with my other chicks in class. This little extra time is imperative to a good workout to really get the body ready for the “real” warm up. 
  • Lastly remember that this time is YOUR time. Your time to improve your mind, health, and body and should be looked at as important as any other appointment you may have – whether it be your job, doctor’s appointment, anything.  I mean…if we ladies don’t take care of ourselves then who will?!?!
So all your ladies who get up “in the middle of the night” to work out!  You go girls!!!
To all you ladies who work out mid-morning or at night…YOU GO GIRLS!!  Most of these honestly apply to you as well with just a few tweaks!  

Happy FITNESS!!
Jennifer Shumate, CFT
Senior Trainer
Denton North (MWF – 5AM)
JenniferS@TexasFitChicks.com
TexasFitChicks.com/JenniferS
940-453-9691

Recipe!!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie 
  • 1 large banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen (you won’t even taste this!)
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 oz Chobani 0% Greek Yogurt (or 2%, flavored or unflavored)
  • 3/4 cup skim milk (or your favorite kind of nondairy or dairy milk – use your favorite milk!)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (natural peanut butter)
  • 1 Cup Kale Leaves (again…won’t taste them!)
Directions:
Put all of the ingredients into the blender, in the order listed, and blend on high until thick and smooth. I would start with only 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder, blend, and then add 1 more for a stronger chocolate taste. You may need to stop and stir/scrape down the sides of the blender a few times.   (If you prefer a less sweet smoothie, you may leave out the honey. Add more peanut butter for a stronger peanut butter taste. Add more milk to make the smoothie thinner, if desired.)


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Welcome New Trainer! Flowermound & Tuckerhill




Flowermound Texas Fit Chicks
5AM & 6AM MTTH
1100 cottonwood creek suite 110, highland village 75077

FREE PREVIEW WEEK JULY 14th!!!!

Prosper Tuckerhill Texas Fit Chicks
8:15 AM
Camp Days: MTTH

Email Becky for more information: Becky@texasfitchicks.com

What to Bring
Exercise mat
Dumbbells (5 – 8 lbs)
Stability Ball (on Thursdays)
Water & Sweat Towel


Becky Phillips has been a high school teacher and coach for the past 19 years.  She has had a passion for sport and fitness since her early years as a high school and collegiate volleyball athlete.  Having been a high school coach and working with teams more than individual's, Becky's strength and passion lies in working with groups of women.  She brings with her a deep desire to enhance the lives of women everywhere  by helping them develop a love of physical fitness, which will improve not only their physical but also their mental well-being.

Becky has been married to Mike Phillips for 8 wonderful years and they proudly own two boxers (Zoe and Laila).  Mike is the owner of  two Ultimate Sport Nutrition locations: Allen and McKinney.   In Mike and Becky's spare time they enjoy fishing, golfing, going to sporting events, and hanging out with family.



Becky Phillips
and check out Texas Fit Chicks on the web

What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

Friday, June 20, 2014

Break Free from Weight Loss Plateaus



Break Free from Weight Loss Plateaus
1.) WRITE GOALS – Hand write goals down on a piece of paper that you want to work toward either on a weekly or monthly basis. The key here is to write REALISTIC & MEASURABLE ones. They can be action related (“I’m going to do 30 min of cardio MondayWednesday and Friday mornings”) or weight loss specific (“I’m going to lose 3 pounds in 4 weeks”), or even lifestyle related (“I will be in bed by 9:30 PM on the nights before my boot camp training). Pick however many goals per week or month that you can reasonable attain. Just make sure to write it down and make it official by leaving your goal list out in the open for you to see on a daily basis. For each goal you achieve, treat yourself to a non-food reward. For example:  a new dress, a long bubble bath, a pedicure, etc. You deserve it! After your reward, set new goals for the next week or the next month. It will become fun to invest in your health!
2.) ACCOUNT FOR EVERYTHING – If you have hit a plateau in your weight loss and you are continuing to exercise normally, it may be time to start a food log in a spiral notebook or by using food logging apps like MyFitnessPal or MyNetDiary that will help you keep track of your caloric intake. The point is, sometimes we are overeating without even realizing where those extra calories are coming from. Every bite counts – even small ones. So, if you find yourself nibbling on a bag of chips while watching TV or stealing a bit of your kid’s ice cream, it is time to crunch numbers and account for those calories. For one week, write literally every single thing down that you eat or drink. At the end of the week, you will be able to spot any unhealthy eating patterns/weak moments or times of day and adjust accordingly.
3) CLOSE THE KITCHEN – Don’t even give yourself a chance to bust your great eating habits from the day by coming home to binge at night. Snacking in the evening is the toughest time to resist because that’s when we have the least resolve. Fight off the munchies by eliminating the option completely. Following dinner, immediately clean up your kitchen, turn out the lights, and brush and floss your teeth. This will help you to close out the day’s eating.

Marissa Balch, CPT.
Texas Fit Chicks Directing Trainer
Houston Regional Lead




What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Healthy Summer Dips & Smoothies!


It's getting hot here in Texas! Smoothies can be such a refreshing low calorie way to stay hydrated and cool! The possibilities are endless, but we've really been enjoying the two we're sharing with you! Have a favorite smoothie or yummy summer dip? Share it with us in the comments! We'd love to hear from you. We're wishing you a great week of Texas Fit Chicks workouts & hoping you stay cool as June heats up!



1. Berry Chipotle Dip

Ingredients
1 (5.3oz) greek yogurt - blueberry or raspberry 
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 tsp. ground chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
Zest of lemon
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. chipotle in adobo
4 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp. kosher salt

Instructions
Puree all ingredients in a food processor.
Refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors come together.
Serve with veggies or chips.


2. Spicy Black Bean Dip

Ingredients
15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fresh salsa
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, including stems
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulsate until the black beans and cilantro are nearly blended. Add up to a tablespoon of water to thin the hummus if necessary.
Serve with tortilla chips or fresh cut vegetables like bell pepper strips, cucumbers, zucchini, celery, snap peas, or carrots.



3. Blue Cheese Date dip

Ingredients
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon nonfat buttermilk
5 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened $
3 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened $
3 tablespoons minced pitted dates (2 to 3 dates)
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind $
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted

Preparation
1. Place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add dates, shallots, lemon rind, salt, and pepper; beat at medium speed until well blended, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
2. Spoon cheese mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap. Form into a ball, using a rubber spatula. Wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap; chill overnight.
3. Combine parsley and walnuts in a shallow dish. Unwrap cheese ball; gently roll in nut mixture, coating well. Place on a serving plate. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.



4. Summer Crush Smoothie

1 cup fresh organic strawberries
1/2 green apple
1/4 lemon
1/2 almond milk
4 ice cubes

Blend for 2 minutes and enjoy!


5. Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

1 cup pineapple 
1/2 cup almond / coconut blend milk
ginger
Ice

Blend for 2 minutes and enjoy!

What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com

Monday, June 16, 2014

FREE SUMMER SPECIAL WEEK - TOMBALL AND MAGNOLIA TFC



FREE SUMMER SPECIAL WEEK with Trainer Deena June 23-28
Tomball TFC MTTH 7pm
1603 Baker Drive
Tomball
or
Magnolia TFC MW 9am & Sat 8am (Indoors)
11503 FM 1488
Magnolia

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Deena Hobbs, CPT

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What is Texas Fit Chicks? 
We create a fun environment for women to lose weight and get FIT! With over 125 camp times and locations across the state of Texas, we are the leader in womens' fitness. Our trainers are all (female) nationally certified and have a true passion for helping other women GET fit or STAY fit! Designed to be modified for all ages and levels of fitness, Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp will change the way you look at fitness and yourself! We think every woman should have access to a trainer, at an affordable price. We believe that there is no need to yell, scream or intimidate women into working out and pushing themselves. Our trainers encourage you to push to the next level in a safe and effective way. You won't ever get bored or do the same workout twice! We have many clients that have been with us since we started, in 2009.
Our program is designed to dramatically change the way you look and feel in as little as 4 weeks. Our workouts and female fitness experts can help you reach your goals, in a healthy, sustainable way. Texas Fit Chicks includes a full body composition from your trainer before and after your session, and a free meal plan from a nutritionist to maximize your boot camp results. This plan includes family friendly recipes and printable grocery lists to make healthy eating simple.
For a full list of our locations, please visit our website www.texasfitchicks.com Are you a certified trainer interested in joining our team? Find out more here: www.fitchicktrainers.com