Vixen Workout Studio: Opening Schedule

#VIXENARMY Are you ready?!!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here.  During the month of April, the Vixen Workout will transition to the new Wynwood Studio.  We will continue to hold classes with a limited schedule at our Body & Soul location until the studio opens on April 29th.  Below you will find the schedule of classes and special events leading up to our opening day.  

(Broward schedule will remain the same.)

 SOFT OPENING SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

We will have a limited class schedule at Body & Soul leading up to our Wynwood Studio opening on April 29th.  Thursday, April 13th will be our last class at Body & Soul.   

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#VIXENARMY who have taken advantage of our Studio Membership Pre-sales have the opportunity to be the first to preview the studio and break-in the new dance room with a class with Founder, Janet Jones and our best Master Trainers.  If you have a membership, make sure to RSVP for the Members Only Hard Hat Tour and Preview Class below.

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If you’re on the fence on whether or not you should get a membership, we say YASSSSS gurl do it! Let us tell you why.– Once we open for official business, the rate of our membership will go up (to $150 to be exact).  Although the perks will be the same, the fees for additional classes & late cancel/no-shows are a bit more expensive.  Our membership only requires a 3-month commitment (a big YAS for us commitment-phobes).  To sign up for the Pre-Sale Membership click below.

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Here is the schedule effective May 1st.  We will be adding classes to our morning and early evening schedule in May.  

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The Wynwood Studio is located at 547 NW 28 Street Miami, FL 33137 right next to the Miami Ad School.

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Monica Auslander Nutrition Tips

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MAJOR KEY ALERT: Out with the old, in with the HEALTHY

From NOT, to a simple (and delicious) SWAP. Whoever said you couldn’t have your cake and eat it too didn’t try hard enough, because I’ll let you in on a secret – DIETITIANS LOVE CAKE! Too good to be true? Keep on reading… With each of these “swaps” you are set up to slay unnecessary fat and sugar plus gain fiber, protein, phytochemicals, and antioxidants, without any #foodcrazy (you know – that guilty voice that prattles on about how you don’t DESERVE to eat)…

The allure of nutrition fads, gimmicks, and trends is remarkable. Even I, a registered dietitian with a Master’s degree, years of clinical experience in an academic hospital, and published research have fallen prey at times (hence: the four-hundred-dollar liver “cleanse” pack I purchased from a holistic doctor rotting under my bed). As the dietitian, I stand for science. I stand for what I call “Earth Foods,” (foods with minimal processing that come from the earth or a living creature on Earth) which embody the science of nutrition.

I’ve had countless exasperating, misguided clients who simply do not understand that nutrition is, at its core, a science. Mine usually sit across from me in my office and earnestly “admit” that they eat “too much” fruit and attribute mango intake to their weight gain. This is laughable. Fruit, or any Earth Food, is not to be vilified! It’s poor food preparation, poor food planning, portion distortion, emotional/psychosocial factors, and poor food choices over time that create negative weight outcomes. Some of my clients balk at eating a single date because there is just “so much” sugar but will guzzle Diet Coke, a known metabolic disruptor, by the gallon. They’ll reject my promise that you can eat an entire avocado every single day and that you don’t have to measure out blueberries, but will imbibe “Alien Foods” – foods that are NOT from this planet, and avoid the big picture – changing your nutrition LANDSCAPE.


SO:  Here’s my list of DROPS and SWAPS, dietitian-style. Because being healthy is about balance, not going BALLISTIC about veganism or Paleo or alkaline diets or your arm fat.

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  • DROP the white pasta and SWAP it for ‘zoodles’ (zucchini noodles) or spaghetti squash. For the ‘zoodles’ buy a $10 spiralizer (available on Amazon) and get to spiralizing (also works with yellow squash, carrots, cucumbers.. you get the gist). For the spaghetti squash, cut in half, scoop out the seeds, rub with olive oil, salt & pepper, and bake for 35-45 mins in a 400°F oven. Once tender scrape a fork along the inside and see spaghetti appear in front of your eyes!

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  • DROP the ice cream and SWAP is for “nice-cream”. This can be in the form of frozen bananas blended with cacao powder or PB2 peanut butter powder, or frozen strawberries blended with some plain yogurt!

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  • DROP the white flour and SWAP it for almond, coconut, oat or buckwheat flour. These flours can be used in replacement of white flour in a ton of recipes.

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  • DROP ground beef and SWAP it for beans. Whether it be navy beans, chickpeas, kidney beans or lentils, they can ALL be used in chilis, pasta sauces (perfect with your ‘zoodles’!) and soups!

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  • DROP the mayo and SWAP it out for hummus. Adding hummus to wraps, sandwiches, or even just as a dipping sauce is an easy way to add the perfect combination of fiber, fat and protein to your diet.

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  • DROP the cream cheese on your morning (Ezekiel) toast, and SWAP it for unsweetened nut butter or ½ an avocado. Not enticing enough? Top the nut butters with sliced banana or berries and cinnamon, and top the avocado with pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, feta cheese, an egg or even lox!

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  • DROP the fruit juice and SWAP it for the WHOLE fruit. I promise you will feel 10x more satisfied after eating an apple (skin and all), than after chugging a glass of apple juice (which FYI is the equivalent of four apples! Who are you, Johnny Appleseed?!)

RECAP:  Making these simple and effective swaps in your daily diet will contribute to BIG changes. You’ll feel better, while still never feeling deprived but feeling like you are THRIVING.

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Deliciously yours,

Monica Auslander, MS, RD, LD/N

Essence Nutrition, Founder

www.essencenutritionmiami.com

 

Reina Rebelde #GirlBoss

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Regina Merson is the founder and creator of Reina Rebelde, a new emerging cosmetics line taking the beauty world by storm, whose mission is all about celebrating the fierce cultural dualities of today’s Latinas. We at #VixenArmy are obsessed with Regina’s unapologetic love for her culture while owning her passion for all things beauty so much that she left a stable law career to launch the makeup line.

Check out Regina’s story below and be ready to meet your new #girlboss crush!

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  1. Who is Regina Merson?

“This is a tough one to answer, lol…I’m a proud Mexicana, born in Guadalajara, but immigrated to the United States when I was 9 years old. The transition from Mexico to the U.S. was tough for me, so I used school and education as my outlet. I became a certified bookworm. I took a liking to law and made it my goal to become a lawyer. I graduated from Yale University for undergrad and received my law degree from the University of Chicago. I spent nearly six years as a bankruptcy attorney, and although I’m beyond grateful for the experience and the incredible people that were part of the journey, I felt that my passion lived in makeup. I would spend parts of my day dreaming of lipsticks, but when I would tell the people closest to me of my idea to start a makeup line, they thought I was absolutely crazy. How could I leave a stable career I worked so hard for, for something unsure in an already saturated market? But I personally felt that no makeup brand understood me as a bilingual, bicultural Latina and the beautiful cultural relationship that Latinas have with makeup. So after an unfortunate round of layoffs at the law firm I was working at, I took it as a sign that it was time to dive head first to bring Reina Rebelde to life! 

  1. What motivates you to succeed and just keep pushing forward?

My motivation right now is simply to not disappoint myself.  In my past career, so much of my success was to make other people happy, often at the expense of my own aspirations. Now, my sheer motivation is creating a brand that I feel is an extension of myself, my passions and what I authentically share with other women. When I hear that other women and Latinas connect with Reina Rebelde and the products, that’s all the motivation I need. 

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  1. Why did you feel like you needed to start a makeup line, and specifically, one for the Latina consumer?

I felt like there was a gap in the beauty industry, specifically with how beauty brands address Latinas, which is what inspired me. You always see beauty brands address Latinas or show Latinas in a very one-dimensional way, which is the complete opposite of who Latinas are. There are so many layers/dualities to Latinas. Even with the brand name “Reina Rebelde,” which translates to “Rebel Queen,” I wanted to capture the unique dualities Latinas have to manage in their lives here in the United States (and elsewhere). Reina/Queen is a term of endearment for us, but it’s also accurate to our sense of self and relationship to our beauty. At the same time, there is a lot of fire inside of us, breaking barriers/trailblazing, which is where the Rebelde/Rebel comes from. A Reina Rebelde is many things at all times, but above all, she is always stunning and fierce in her pursuit of life. For us, it is never a decision of whether we will be a Reina/Queen or Rebelde/Rebel, we are always both.

  1. What was the transition from corporate bankruptcy attorney to entrepreneur?

The transition was exciting and energizing, but also terrifying and full of highs and lows. Like any new beginning, I believe there is a lot of blind faith one has to have in believing in yourself and trusting your ability to figure things out that are foreign and new. But there was so much positive energy that naturally comes with any new beginning, especially one you’re really passionate about, and I think it’s so important to use that energy to your benefit.

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  1. What advice do you have for women trying to start their own businesses?

Make sure you have a true passion for what it is you want to do. Having your own business is very hard. The journey is paved with so many roadblocks and obstacles along the way, and it is that fire in your gut that will help keep you going in the harder moments. And really important is to try to connect with other female entrepreneurs and get their support as a mentor. It is great to talk to people who have been through the process because, no matter the industry, the road is very similar.

  1. What’s your favorite quote?

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell

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Instructor Spotlight: Kamilah Humphrey

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  • Why did you decide to become a certified instructor?

I saw Vixen in a video clip and immediately knew it was something I needed to be a part of. I could FEEL the energy through the video and knew it was going to be something BIG. On the other hand, as a former competitive boxer who used to teach classes and train fighters, I was always known for my highly energetic classes. I soon decided that it was time to test my limits with something that was “out of the box” for me. Dancing is soooo not my thing! But I realized that if I could master this I’d be able to motivate other women to also become better versions of themselves, proving to myself and my clients that I was willing to step up my game and dedication level to my craft of fitness!

  • Tell us about your first class as a Certified Instructor for Vixen Workout:

My 1st class was AWESOME! I like my classes to be very intense so the weeks leading into my 1st class I stayed up practicing until 1-2am every day! I had over 15 ladies in my 1st class, it felt so liberating and full of energy. I immediately knew that I was going to keep Vixen as part of my fitness repertoire.

  • What is your favorite thing to do on your time off?

I am a busy body, but I am also a mother of 4 (17 year old, 14 year old, 11 year old, and 4 year old). So when I have “off time” it really just means “on time” as a mom!

  • Who is your #1 Man Crush?

Idris Elba

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  • Who is your #1 Woman Crush?

Elisabeth Akinwale (Crossfit Goddess)

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  • What would you do with your life if you had a billion dollars in the bank?

I would travel the world to learn other cultures and languages.

  • Tell us about your current goals:

My current goal is to open my own fitness studio “The Xperience by Kam” so I can eventually work for myself teaching exciting fitness classes to women!

  • What has inspired you the most in your journey as a Certified Instructor?

Honestly, I have been inspired by Janet’s journey of small beginnings as a woman and mother. Seeing how she was able to build something from nothing motivates me every day. I have been shadowing her vision and tracking the progress of her dreams to see what I can learn from her. So that one day, I can help someone else build the pathways towards their dreams.

Follow Kam on her journey in Houston, TX

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