Weight Loss Challenge Update

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.


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!

Who’s Ready To Get In Great Shape?


New CARDIO Classes and Prices!

Now that the weather is getting warmer we want to help you get in your best possible shape.

We are adding two new evening classes to our schedule, both taught by the amazing Brian Schiff.

Cardio Circuit Training

Mondays at 7:00 PM

This fast paced class is perfect for the person who wants to change up their routine: use trampolines, jump ropes and spinning bikes for cardio circuits and add light weights and strength exercises for strength training, core stability and balance.

Cardio Bootcamp

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

Cardio Bootcamp is a class focused on challenging both strength and cardio, while using unique techniques focused around the body. This class is designed for clients who want to build their endurance in order to increase strength and cardio function.


Now you can get in your best shape ever for an awesome low price!

NEW Cardio Circuit Training Prices:

Single Class- $25

6 Classes- $138                     $23 each

12 Classes- $252                  $21 each (Silver Package Price)

18 Classes- $342                  $19 each (Gold Package Price)


(Cardio Bootcamp is a Studio Fitness Class).

Call the studio at 248.723.6500 or email us to reserve a space!


New Class Alert!

We know you want to be in your best shape for Spring…SO we’ve added two great new cardio classes that will help you lose weight and feel your best.

Cardio Circuit Training
Mondays at 7:00 PM with Brian

Cardio Bootcamp
Wednesdays at 5:00 PM with Brian


Cardio Circuit Training is a total body workout for the busy person who wants to  increase aerobic fitness and muscular endurance simultaneously. A fast paced class where participants move from one station to the next after one to five minutes performing an exercise targeted to a specific body part or cardio fitness. Trampolines, jump ropes,  and spinning bikes used for the cardiac circuits. Strength training, core stability and balance will be targeted with the addition of light weights and various strength exercises will give you a complete endurance and strength workout..  This class is perfect for the person who needs to change up their routine. This class is for injury free clients who have had experience with body conditioning or TRX. Please bring clean shoes

Cardio Bootcamp is a class focused on challenging both strength and cardio, while using unique techniques focused around the body. This class is designed for clients who want to build their endurance in order to increase strength and cardio function.  With the body as the primary focus, few props will be used. CLEAN SHOES REQUIRED.

Stacy Goldberg’s Nutrition Tip

A great nutrition tip from Stacy Goldberg of What’s In Your Cart?:

“Pick a good nutrition magazine, cookbook, or something to read to give you inspiration. Some of my favorites are: Nutrition Action Magazine, Clean Eating Magazine, VegNews.  Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism Cookbook and Rocco DiSpirito makes a great cookbook with lower calorie comfort food recipes. I also love Kris Carrs Crazy Sexy Diet & Gwenyth Paltrows Cookbooks!”

Equilibrium Wants To Help You Lose Weight

Nancy Talk 

Nancy and Oliver

Thank you for letting me share my favorite things with you.

In addition to my family, friends, studio, music, exercise, food, education, books, and movies, I am passionate about progress, change, and new developments at the studio.

March is National Nutrition Month and as you know equilibrium now has a staff nutritionist, Stacy Goldberg, founder of What’s In Your Cart? and her newest company, Savorfull.

I invited a small group to join me in a Studio Weight Loss Challenge.

Six team members and two clients committed to sharing their stories, pictures, successes, and anything else they learn from this journey to better nutrition and better health. A few examples of our statements:

“I am excited to incorporate healthier eating habits along with the fitness classes I have been taking at Equilibrium to get me in great shape for my wedding this summer! Making nutrition and fitness an important part of my everyday life will help keep me in shape long after the wedding!” Mary, Client Service Manager

“I am looking forward to learning  about the food I eat, giving up pop, and losing 15-20 pounds in a healthy way.”
Jenn, Staff Instructor

“I would like to lose 6-8lbs. during the weight loss challenge, learn to control my sugar cravings and help balance my hormones.”
Amy, Senior Instructor

There are more that we will share this month on Facebook and at the studio.

Here is my personal statement of intent:

” Since going through menopause it has been increasingly difficult to lose weight so I want to take this challenge to lose 8-10 pounds which will reduce my risk of heart disease and diabetes, diseases that run in my family.”

Ask yourself today, am I at the healthiest weight for my age, genetics and gender?

If your answer is no, or even probably not, you owe yourself a comprehensive nutritional analysis of your health history and your five day food journal, a wonderful service offered by WhatsInYourCart at the studio.
Schedule a private consultation with Stacy Goldberg in our new private Nutrition Office.

What do you have to lose except some weight and anxiety over the extra weight?

Your family members who do not exercise at the studio are also encouraged to use our Nutritional Services, including adolescents and teens

And don’t forget that if you or anyone in your family suffers from food allergies, Stacy Goldberg has a specialized program just for you.

If you are ready to take the next step, please call Mary at the studio to get started.

Warm Regards,


Come Work Out New Year’s Eve (DAY) With Us!

Click here to learn more about our New Year’s Eve DAY plans..

December Hip City Deal- Save BIG at Equilibrium

Don’t miss the chance to workout at Equilibrium at the best price! Check out our new Hip City Deal:

For $50 you can get $100 to spend towards Pure STOTTPILATES Matwork Classes, Pure Reformer Classes and Private or Duet sessions with an Apprentice instructor.

It’s never too early to start thinking about that New Years Resolution…

Change your body with the Xtend barre workout challenge

Yelena P. took the Xtend Barre Workout Challenge and changed her body. See her before and after pictures in our January newsletter.

One lucky person will win the opportunity to take the next challenge. You promise us to workout four times a week at Equilibrium, three barre classes, and one additional pilates or fitness class and you workout for free.