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!
 

How To

Counting Clare's Calories

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Calories and weight loss – we all know the general equation: if you burn more calories than you ingest, then you’re on a successful path towards shedding weight. The general consensus is that complementing cardio exercise with strength training, and a well-balanced diet should help you burn fat, and increase muscle mass.

Open Night - 24 April 2015

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The crowd was buzzing with excitement as they awaited the start of what was going to be yet another unforgettable Studio Verve Open Night.

Invert Conditioning - starts this Sunday!

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Whether your struggling to land that "Serpent", battling to hold a "Bat", or striving for that perfect "V", Verve's Invert Conditioning classes are designed help you achieve perfect pole technique.

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