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Welcome to our 5th Newsletter.  The holidays are around the corner and we would like to keep you in shape, so we have included some ideas on healthy eating and exercising throughout the holiday seasons.  We have some new exciting changes at the studio which we would like to tell you about.


We would like to welcome our new instructor, Lizzy Chiappy, she will be teaching classes, privates and semi-privates. Lizzy will be teaching a special 1 1/2 hour class, the day after Thanksgiving, at 10 am for all those "turkeys" (a.k.a. clients) that need to workout.


Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday,

Lizzy, Genine and Marilyn


"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." 





"It is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day."
Marilu Henner 




1 cups sugar

cup all purpose flour

4 large eggs plus 2 egg whites

8 cups skim milk, scalded

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Pinch nutmeg

cup - 1 cup brandy, rum or whiskey (optional)


Whisk together sugar, flour and salt in a large, heavy saucepan. Add eggs and egg whites and whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook over low heat, stirring for 15 minutes or until custard has thickened enough to coat a spoon. Immediately remove from heat and strain into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until chilled at least 2 hours or overnight.


Before serving, stir in vanilla, nutmeg and liquor, if using. Pour 2 cups of custard into a blender, add ice cubes and blend until frothy. Repeat with remaining custard. Serve immediately.


Serve 12. 

4 oz. serving

140 calories

2 gms fat




1-  If you eat something and no one sees you doing so, it has no calories.

2-  If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are canceled out by the soda.

3-  When you eat with someone else, calories don't count if you do not eat more than they do.

4-  Food used for medicinal purposes never count, such as chocolate cake, margaritas and cheesecake.

5-  Movie related foods do not count as additional calories because they are part of the entire entertainment package and one's personal fuel. This includes milk duds, junior mints, M&M's, and buttered popcorn.

6-  Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories, if you are in the process of preparing something. Examples: peanut butter on a knife if you making a sandwich or ice cream off a spoon when making a sundae.

7-  Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking the cookies causes calorie leakage.



1-  Never starve yourself before a party. You will be so hungry when you get there that you will want to eat everything in sight. That does not mean over doing it during the day. Eat low-fat, nutritious foods such as a whole grain cereal, fruit and low-fat milk for breakfast, then a vegetable/bean soup and salad for lunch.

2-  Have you been asked to contribute something to a get together? This is your chance to create a low-fat dip, salad (with low-fat dressing), fresh fruit or vegetable platter, healthy dessert, or anything else that you'll be able to nibble at guilt free. In fact, don't wait to be asked. Offer your services.

3-  Remember, holiday events are for socializing, not eating. Put more focus on the getting together than on the food and drink. When panning a party, schedule an activity such as dancing or games.

4-  If you overdo it at one meal, simply go right back to your routine. And be sure to exercise.

5-  Learn the art of substitutions. Non-fat or low-fat sour cream works well as regular in dips. In cheesecake recipes, replace heavy cream with evaporated skim milk. For baking bread, try applesauce instead of oil. Substitute egg whites for whole eggs (two egg whites for each egg). Instead of loading a recipe with nuts, which are full of fat, sprinkle a few on top.

6-  Make everybody's favorite, but take smaller portions.

7-  Limit alcohol consumption. Alternate each alcoholic drink with water to stay hydrated. Nothing reduces willpower like a few stiff drinks.

8-  When challenged up against a buffet line avoid breaded and fried hors d'oeuvres, stuffed pastries and high fat salty snacks like pate or salami. Choose fresh fruit and vegetables, grilled kabobs or steamed shrimp. Pass up chunks of high fat cheese and big dollops of dip in favor of a thin smear of soft cheese or dip on whole grain crackers, flatbread pita or melba toast. 

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Holiday Season Specials! 
OPTION 1:  1 Private Session and 1  Group Class  $75.00 (retail value $105.00)
OPTION 2:  2 Private Sessions and 2 Group Classes  $170.00 (retail value $210.00)
OPTION 3:  3 Private Sessions and 3 Group Clases  $225.00 (retail value $315.00)

(Purchase before December 15, 2011)


Give that special someone the gift of fitness with a Pilates Gift Certificates.

(available at the studio)


Refer a friend to a "free" introductory class, if the friend signs up you get a "free" class. ($30 value)


Remember to come in for your "free birthday class".


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