Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Dear Bar Patrons, Can you believe 2017 is a wrap? We at The Bar are wishing you all a happy 2018! We have so much going on. . . read on to learn more....
Meet our Client of the Month for January! Shana Lucas
Happy New Year to all! I am so excited to be selected as 2018’s first client of the month. Thank you for such an honor! I have been happy to call Tahoe my home for the past 25 years and still take pictures of the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets that never seem to lose their beauty for me. I am a mother of three, one 15 year old daughter and 11 year old twin boys that help keep life very sporty and always full of surprises. I love animals and I have two dogs that believe my sole purpose in life is to take them out on the trails and feed them. I am fortunate to be a first grade teacher at Bijou elementary and am married to a Tahoe boy who grew up here and enjoys a career as a local firefighter. Exercise is very important to me and helps me be the best version of myself both mentally and physically. It’s a hobby that gives back many times what I put into it. The instructors, as well as all my “barre mates” who I feel privileged to call my friends, are so inspiring and make it such a treat every time. I have been attending classes regularly since June of 2016 and I am always happy and thankful after each class. I also enjoy running and surfing and can be found in the water, on the trails or in the streets with my headlamp on. Barre provides the perfect balance to keep me going through it all injury free. Thank you again and I am happy to get to hang out with such a wonderful group of strong, awesome people. Cheers to 2018!!
New Year Round Robin
Come take a 10 min mini-class from each of our instructors to make up a 1.5 hour class on Saturday, January 6 from 9:30 am-11:00 am! Try pilates, yoga, barre, boot camp, insanity, kickboxing, body sculpt and cardio dance! It’s free, so sign up now to guarantee your spot. . . and bring a friend!
Bingo at The Bar
We will be playing our version of Bingo from January 8 - Feb.3. We will begin passing out cards at our Round Robin and will continue to do so through January 12. Join to win cool prizes, try new things, learn new things, and keep yourself fit and healthy in 2018!
Wonder what you should put in your kids’ lunches? Your own lunches? Interested in learning more about snacks that are quick and healthy? Come to Jessica Keys’ nutrition workshop on healthy snacks and lunches good for you and your kids on Saturday, January 20 at 12:00 pm.
Arbonne 30 Days of Healthy Eating
Interested in cleansing your bod to start the new year right? Let us know so we can put in your order! We will be following the 30 Days of Healthy Eating January 6 through February 3!
Harrah’s, Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 pm- you in? We need to get tickets ASAP, because they sell out. Come out for a night of fun with The Bar. We’ll put Kassi’s moves to good use!
Please note: The 8:15am classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will now begin at 8:30am in order to fit smoothly into our New Year schedule.
Jess's Healthy Tip of the Month!
Although the volume of precipitation that we have received thus far this winter has been very mild, the temperatures…not so much! Low temperatures in December were as low as 12◦, requiring wool gloves and a scarf on every dog walk. I still love and cherish getting outside daily so much, and I know you do to! A little warmth will go a long way this winter.
January’s health tip: Grab your favorite mug and sip on a warm beverage to enjoy many health benefits.
OUR BELOVED COFFEE
Over the last several decades, coffee has been studied extensively. Coffee is a good source of riboflavin and phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties. Research has shown that coffee drinkers may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, uterine and liver cancers, and cirrhosis. Try yours without the concentrated syrups, sugar, or whipped cream to benefit from the nutrients without making it a wash.
Tea has been used for medicinal purposes in many cultures, spanning many centuries. The medicinal use of green tea dates back to China 4700 years ago. Numerous phytochemicals in tea are now being studied for their cancer-preventive effects and various studies suggest that these compounds support prevention of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, and have anti-aging properties. Barre plus hot tea equals strength and radiance powerhouse combo! Although many varietals of tea contain beneficial phytochemicals, the concentration of these compounds is higher in high-quality green and white teas than in black tea.
GINGER and TURMERIC HOT CIDER
Warm apple cider…yes, please! The addition of ginger and turmeric to this variety provides both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Try this recipe below from the American Institute of Cancer Research:
1 cup fresh apple cider
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1 tsp. grated fresh turmeric
1½-inch by 1/2-inch strip lemon peel, white part included
In a small saucepan, combine cider, ginger, turmeric and lemon peel. Over medium-high heat, heat until ring of bubbles appears around edge of pan, 3 minutes.
Warm beverages are a gift that keeps on giving. Sipping on one may also help you spread the love and improve your mental health this winter . A study published in the journal, Science, revealed that when individuals held a cup of hot (versus iced) coffee they perceived someone in the same room as them as having a “warmer” personality (caring, honest, generous) and when holding a hot (versus cold) therapeutic pad, participants were more likely to purchase a gift for a friend than for themselves. Grab your mug, be well, love well, and enjoy!