Studio Happenings:

This is a busy time of year for us - as we gear up for the summer months, we've got some changes coming your way, so read on for all the details! We'll also be running a modified schedule this weekend due to Father's Day, and we've got a special treat for the men in our lives getting added to the schedule. Don't miss any of these exciting updates - read on for the info!

Studio Happenings: June 5-11

While today's weather might not show it, summer's right around the corner and we're ready for things to start heating up here at Studio Poise. Coming up this week: a chance to win a $100 from Lululemon, a huge sale on Poisewear, and a very special charity class. Read on for all the details!

Studio Happenings: Memorial Day Edition

Thank you for your patience, #PoiseNation! We needed a few extra days to get this week's Studio Happenings ready, because we needed to get our Memorial Day Weekend plans in order! Read on to find out how you can sweat, sparkle and smile with us this weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend schedule

We will be running our normal class schedule on Saturday and Sunday, so come on out for your favorite classes! 

Our normal Monday classes are cancelled. Instead, please join us for the following options:

9:30am: Poise by the Sea with Danielle (see below)
6:15pm: Poise Fire with Brittany
7:15pm: Poise*N Kick with Diana

Free Poise by the Sea - Monday, 9:30am, Red Rock Park

Join us on Memorial Day for one of our favorite summer holiday weekend traditions. Danielle will be teaching Poise by the Sea at 9:30am in Red Rock Park in Lynn, MA. Please bring your own mat, a bottle of water, sneakers, sunblock, and a towel (in case of wet grass!). We'll get our sweat on next to the waves as we kick off the summer!

Please note, this class is dependent on the weather, so check our social media accounts Monday morning. In case of bad weather, we'll post to our Instagram and Facebook accounts that morning to let you know of any changes.

 

Studio Happenings: May 15-21

Happy Mother's Day!

We want to wish all of the mothers in our community a very happy Mother's Day! We hope you enjoyed celebrating over the weekend. Thank you for always finding time to sweat with us - we know that a mom's job is never done, so taking time out of your day to join us at SP is always appreciated!

St. Joseph's School 2nd Annual Run & Fun 5K - Sunday May 21

Looking for something fun to do with the family? Come join us on May 21st for Saint Joseph School's 2nd Annual Run & Fun event! Come join Studio Poise and many other local vendors focused on living a healthy and balanced life. You won't want to miss all the great activities lined up for the kids: face painting, crafts, dance parties, fun demo classes, a bouncy house, and much more! 

The event kicks off with a 5K around Lake Quannapowitt in Lynnfield. Runners and walkers are both welcome! 

When: Sunday, May 21, 10am-2pm
- 5K Timed Run starts at 10:20am
- 5K Untimed Stroller-Friendly Walk starts at 10:40am

Studio Poise will be hosting several events! Join Erica for a pre-race warm up, and join Krissy for Pound classes at 12pm and 1pm. Make sure to wear your SP gear to show your team spirit!

Register for the race by clicking here! 

Reminder: Poise Punch Card Policy

We love that so many of you have embraced our Poise Punch Cards - congratulations on staying committed to your goals. Please remember a few important policies regarding these cards:

All cards must be punched by a Studio Poise staff member. Please take the time to ask your instructress to punch your card. Please do not punch your own cards - any self-punched cards will be voided. 

All cards must be punched the day of the class. You must have your card punched before leaving the studio. We will no longer be providing punches for past classes. 

Thank you for your cooperation! 

Poised in The Kitchen Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo has arrived (as if we need a reason to celebrate a Friday night!) Typically, all the fixings are the menu for this anticipated holiday - margaritas, nachos, quesadillas, fajitas, and the list goes on! A typical ZUMBA or cardio class at Studio Poise burns an average of 500 calories, you know what else averages 500 calories? The average restaurant margarita on the rocks! 

Before you head out and undo all that hard work, take a look at what some of these Cinco De Mayo favorites are packing in their calorie count:

  • 1oz Shot of Tequila = 69 Calories 
  • Modelo Especial = 145
  • Modelo Negra = 173
  • Modelo Chelada = 144
  • Corona Extra = 148
  • Corona Light = 99
  • Dos Equis Amber = 146
  • Sangria = 115 to 260 per glass depending on mixture

Here are some good swap suggestions for you to consider tonight when you're out enjoying your favorite haunt with friends or at home enjoying the holiday low-key:

  • Use a cucumber or carrot to dip instead of chips! (sometimes a dash of sea salt adds that salty taste you are craving) 
  • Make your own baked tortilla chips with joseph’s flax oat and wheat lavash, sprayed with cooking spray and bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes on a single layer baking sheet
  • Use fresh squeezed juice (orange, lime, lemon) in exchange of packaged or pre-made mixes that can be full of sugar
  • Greek yogurt is a great swap for sour cream
  • Latin/Mexican dishes can be filled with great veggies and lean protein. Skip the queso, tortilla chips and chipotle mayo sauce and add pico de gallo, salsa, lime and avocado on top of your protein-rich burrito, fajita or bowl!

EMALY'S SOUTH OF THE BORDER BOWLS

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Our favorite in-house foodie, Emaly, was gracious enough to share one of her favorite at-home, healthy, Cinco De Mayo specialties with #poisenation! See the recipe and all of her tips to go along with it below. To check out more of Emaly's healthy (very 6 Weeks to Chic approved) dishes, follow her on Instagram @grapesandgarlic

Why spend almost ten-bucks on take out when you can make it yourself. As usual, this makes about four bowls, adjust quantity as needed.  Some of the bowls pieces are hot while the others are cold, play on textures and temperature. Feel free to amp up the spice with more chili powder or jalapeños slices. All of the sections are easy to make ahead and assemble day of and great for take-to-work lunches.

TIP: we eat with our eye first, there are lots of colors and textures here. Arrange them nicely in a bowl with the toppings. You’ll feel more satisfied if you take an extra few minutes to make it look nice and then sit down to pretty meal.

1 small / medium sized oven safe dish (it will hold about 4 cups of food) 

1 can of low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup of yellow or white frozen corn kernels
½ of a red onion diced small
½ of a lime, juiced/squeezed
A few dashes of Goya Abobo (light sodium brand – has a light blue top)
A few sprays of cooking oil spray
Spray the pan (or pot) and put all ingredients into oven safe bowl and cook until warmed and bubbly about 20 minutes on 350, you can also put all of these ingredients on the stove top in a bowl and heat up stirring occasionally

1 yellow pepper chopped / diced
1 green pepper chopped / diced
A handful cherry tomatoes chopped (I like the variety with yellow and red tomatoes)
A few dashes of Goya Abobo
½ of a lime, juiced/squeezed
(This should look like a chunky “salsa”or if you prefer just used canned salsa or canned tomatoes with fresh peppers)
Option to add in some sliced jalapeños here if you need more spice
Serve this part room temperature to cold

1 ½ to 2 pounds of chicken breast strips (these are quick cooking – especially on the grill)
Season the chicken 1 hour ahead or even over night with:
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of maple syrup (can also use honey or agave)
½ lime juiced
1 teaspoon each of each of: chili powder, cumin and garlic powder (if you want to cheat just use some fajita seasoning in a pack but these can sometimes carry a lot of sodium and other stuff)
Grill the chicken for about 3-4 minute each side until done. Let them rest a few minutes before slicing. Don’t dry out the chicken. When resting cover with tin foil.

1 ½ cups of uncooked white quinoa (follow package directions) – FYI you can make quinoa a day or two ahead and re-heat it (time saving and great for prepping) 


TOPPINGS:
1 package of plain Greek yogurt divided into four
1 bunch of scallions, chopped
1 small bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, sliced and divided into four
1 cup of large shredded cheese divided into four (pick your favorite – cheddar, Monterey jack, pre-packaged with taco seasoning?)
Juice of a lime / lime wedges 

Tip: Adobo seasoning is great on just about EVERYTHING, use it on eggs, chicken, fish, pork…it add a nice all around flavor not just for Latin cooking (heck, I even sprinkle it on my cream cheese on a bagel for some savory seasoning).

Tip: To go low-carb you can replace the rice with greens such as romaine or arugula

Tip: You can cook all of these items separately a few days ahead and warm up everything but the “salsa” and the toppings and assemble the bowl. Also great for a “make your own” bowl set up for a party. 

Options:
Sub out red-onion for shallot (if that what you have on hand)
Trade out chicken for another protein (chili dusted baked tofu, spiced rub steak, slow-cooked pork loin that is shredded) or even in a pinch a some shredded rotisserie chicken
Trade out the quinoa for your favorite type of rice or cous-cous

Leftovers:
If someone didn’t eat all the “salsa” mix it works great in your egg muffins with some cheese