Motion Is Life; Keeping Active Creates A Fountain of Youth!

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Being physically active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of the most important ways to live a longer, more enjoyable life. Regular exercise, even if it’s incidental, has been proven time and again to provide positive benefits to both your physical & mental well-being.  Not only do you feel good, look good, and have more confidence, but regular exercise can actively help SLOW DOWN the ageing process on a cellular level, keeping you looking and feeling younger for longer.

Stepping Up!

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So you’ve reached the end of another awesome term at Pole Athletica. Congratulations! Now comes the important decision: will you be repeating the same class next term, or are you ready to progress a level? It’s a question frequently asked by students reaching the end of term. Whilst some students might be content with making slower progress, others might feel compelled to keep up with their peers who seem to be accelerating through the program.

40 Calorie Zucchini Soup

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With winter well under way, it's tempting to reach for a rich and creamy soup to fill you up. Unfortunately, most of the time these soups are also filled with fatty ingredients that leave you feeling heavy and lethargic for hours afterwards. 

We have the solution! This fabulous and healthy recipe (courtesy of Kim McCosker of 4 Ingredients fame) is the PERFECT alternative.

4 Simple ingredients, easy to throw together, and vegetarian to boot, this soup is a delicious and filling meal during the colder months.

Chocolate Mug Cake

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What better way to have your cake (and eat it too) than this healthy but very decadent Chocolate Mug Cake recipe? 

This is one of Jen's favourite recipes and she swears by it during the colder winter months to keep her feeling full and satisfied during busy days at the studio. 

Packed with protein, healthy fats, and other nutrients, this mug cake is so much better for you than grabbing a muffin on your way to work.

Go and grab your nearest mug and get ready to bake!

Ingredients

Marion Crampe "Twist Your Body" Tour stops at Studio Verve!

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We had the great pleasure of hosting the Magnifique Marion Crampe at Studio Verve on Thursday 3 March for a night of workshops.

In the LaCrampe Signature Tricks workshop Marion took our advanced students through some truly amazing skills (including the Rainbow Marchenko) as well as unique and challenging transitions on the pole.

Twist Your Body really pushed our students to the limit of what they thought possible in terms of their own flexibility. Marion was quite impressed with our students who have since been implementing her drills and exercises to great effect.

Sugar Free Berry Cheesecake

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We LOVE celebrating birthdays at Studio Verve!

So when Jen heard that it was one of our Instructors birthdays a few Saturdays ago she knew it was the perfect opportunity to try out this recipe for a Sugar Free Berry Cheesecake. Adapted by Jen from the I Quit Sugar cookbook, this cheesecake tastes as good as it looks (which is pretty fantastic!).

Cocoa Crust

2 cups pecans
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup rice malt syrup
1 cup shredded or desicated coconut
120 g unsalted butter - softened
pinch sea salt

Tips & Tricks - Table Pull Ups

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Pull ups are a relatively easy exercise that develops your biceps, back, and shoulder muscles. In addition to being a great upper body workout they also improve your grip strength as you are supporting your body weight using just your hands and forearms. This exercise is perfect to add in to your home workout routine and you’ll be able to see the results of your efforts quickly both in class and out!
 

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