This is our fourth Xtend Challenge and you can read what former participants said on our testimonial page.
Whether you want to lose weight for health reasons, a wedding, a reunion, or any other reason, I want to hear from you!
Here are the rules: Please submit a letter of interest to email@example.com. Tell me honestly what this opportunity means to you and what you hope to accomplish.I personally read all of your letters and select the person with the most compelling reason for wanting to take the challenge. On December 20th I will select our next Xtend Challenger who will be given three months of free transformative exercise. In return for this gift we simply ask that the challenger workout a minimum of three to four times per week at the studio. We will ask you to share your progress during the challenge and you must be willing to be photographed in workout clothes when you start, and at the end of your challenge.
Yours in good health,
55 minutes of HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING; a purpose driven class. no gimmicks. ONLY taught by STOTTPILATES instructors so you don’t work hard without proper form. You won’t get hurt.
Truth in Advertising: You won’t look like a supermodel after doing Xtend Barre at Equilibirum…UNLESS you were a supermodel when you came to class. But have you read what our clients and teachers are saying about Xtend Barre?
Would you take “toned arms” “lifted derriere” “weight loss” “firmer thighs” “better posture”. If you would settle for any of those and not expect to look like a super model..come to Xtend Barre at Equilibrium. I would not sell you the super model hype. Best Regards, Nancy H.
Hannah, Shereen, Amanda and Martina in a 4 person plank…impressive, right?
Instructor Brian Schiff sure looks proud!
New spring clothes are in! Our two desk beauties, Shereen and Kelly, model our new gear!
Shereen and her super cute bag:
This bag is perfect for storing all of your exercise gear, with tons of pockets designed to help you stay organized!
Cute girl. Cute duffel.
Kelly in her springy new tank:
This light, floral tank is perfect for all of your spring activities!
Weight Loss Challenge update from Jenn:
“Since having my consultation with Stacy, I have made many changes to my diet. The first thing I did was download “My Fitness Pal”, an awesome app that has helped me immensely! I am able to track what I eat throughout the day so I do not eat too few calories as that was my major problem. It also allows me to see how many carbs, sugars, protein, fiber and calories I have consumed each day. Stacy suggested I cut way back on my carbs, and this helps me make sure I do not eat too many!
I also always eat breakfast now (something I never did before) and try to be conscious of eating something every three to four hours. I feel so much beter than I did a few weeks ago! I feel more energized, happier, healthier and more in control. I also make sure I drink enough water throughout the day and have successfully cut back on the pop.
I lost two pounds this week and one pound the week before, for a total weight loss of three pounds thus far. I was extremely nervous and skeptical that eating almost double the calories I was eating before would help me lose weight, but I have been happily proven wrong.”
Thanks Jenn! We’re proud of you.
Weight Loss Challenge Leader Stacy Goldberg’s Nutrition TIP:
“When looking for bread or cereal, look for 100% whole wheat with a minimum of 3-4 grams of dietary fiber per slice.”
We are so happy for our AMAZING client Anastasia who has worked so hard at Equilibrium and now looks and feels GREAT:
“I’m excited that I have lost 20 lbs in 3 months, which is half way to my 2012 goal of losing 40 lbs before turning 40 in December. Twice weekly private sessions and adding Pure Mat and Reformer classes gave me a good start – And lastmonth, I added the Xtend Barre classes weekly, giving me an extra edge toward achieving my goal. My husband was inspired to join me with the Xtend classes and some privates as well, so we are having fun together while getting fit!”
We’re so proud of you, Anastasia. Keep up the good work
For today’s update, we have two excellent meal ideas from Nancy H (with the help of Stacy Goldberg, of course).
For breakfast it’s cantaloupe, Fage non fat Greek yogurt, topped with The Healthy Nut Almonds and served with a non-fat cappuccino.
“I found out at my consultation yesterday that I am still short on my daily goals for fiber and protein…so I’m starting the day with both and in a way that tastes great! Also, Stacy suggested that some of my allergy symptoms could be aggravated by dairy and I’m working on cutting back.”
And Nancy’s healthy lunch: chicken salad made with Light Lemonaise (a great alternative to mayo) and lentils for protein and fiber. Instead of cappuccino, mint tea with lots of lemon and ginger added to soothe a sore throat.
Good work Nancy on coming up with a creative way to make a classic meal a healthy one!
Equilibrium is hands-down one of the best Pilates studios in Michigan. All the instructors are fully certified in the Stott Pilates® method and they have all the best Stott equipment. — Jean P., Ferndale, MI