Foodie Fridays: Patriotic Edition

In honor of the upcoming Independence Day holiday, we've got some red, white &y blue recipes for you today, courtesy of our favorite Poised chef, Emaly Hunt! These ideas will help to keep your cookouts fresh and festive, and best of all, they're 6 Weeks 2 Chic approved!

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Sweet & Savory Watermelon Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 Watermelon, deseeded and cut into half inch chunks
  • 1 cup of crumbled Feta
  • 2 or more cups of fresh blueberries
  • A few sprigs of mint, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons of good quality olive oil
  • Fresh ground pepper and sea salt

Combine all of the ingredients in a pretty serving bowl and chill before serving. This is a great side or even dessert. See options below for ways to amp up the flavors

Options:

  • Add additional herbs like chives, lemon balm or basil to the mix (remember a little goes a long way)
  • Add some red pepper flakes or a few dashes of cayenne (great twist on sweet, savory, spicy and salty…I love it)
  • You can make this into individual servings by placing them on skewers or toothpicks: 1 chunk of watermelon, 1-2blueberries, a “crumble of feta” (works best if you chop your own off of a large block versus the pre-crumbled in a box) and 1 small leaf of mint, lay on a tray and drizzle with oil and salt & pepper 

Bright Bites

  • 1 box black berries
  • 1 box strawberries
  • 1 box triscuits (or other salty cracker; for a LOW CARB & LOW CAL OPTION – use a cucumber slice!)
  • 1 wheel of Boursin cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of good local honey
  • Fresh sea salt & cracked pepper
  • Optional: slices of spicy salami cut into small 1 inch squares

On each “vehicle” (cracker or cucumber) place a small amount (about ½ tablespoon) of Boursin and top with either a blackberry or strawberry (and alternate the salami if you want). When arranged on a plate, drizzle the honey and sprinkle on salt and pepper. 

Poised BBQ Tips & Tricks

Use a high-fiber, whole wheat pita as your burger “bun,” and stuff it full of veggies and meat, minus all those sugar laden condiments and nutritionally void white bun. Or use fresh lettuce leaves to make yourself a “burger taco"!

Fill your plate with veggies and salad FIRST before adding your protein and the “optional” treat. I always try to take a small plate so I can only fill it so much.

Take a first pass on the BBQ without taking anything so you can decide what is REALLY worth it versus just taking one of everything. Was that over-cooked, dried out fried chicken really worth it or would you rather have had a small slice of that friend's famous chocolate cake? It's okay to treat yourself in moderation!

Remember to hydrate throughout the day, especially if you plan on having a few cocktails. Have a glass of water in between every alcoholic beverage! For some drink recipes that will help you keep it poised, check out last winter's Super Bowl snacks post

For more great recipes from Emaly, make sure to check out her blog, Grapes and Garlic, or follow her on Instagram at @grapesandgarlic. Thanks for the tips, Emaly!

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!