Join our 5-Day FREE NutriBullet Detox!

Join our FREE 5-Day Detox!

Last year 500 of our clients joined the 5-Day Detox. Join us again this year! Get your metabolism back to speed and rid yourself of bloat and excess body fat. It starts this Friday, July 10!

DetoxWhat do you get? 

In this guided 5-day online program, we will be using the NutriBullet to create healthy and delicious detox shakes as meal replacements. This will help your digestive system relax and your body burn body fat fast. You commit to eating 3 clean meals a day, consisting of lean protein and veggies, plus 2 NutriBullet Shakes.

What do you get?

  • ** 49 NutriBullet recipes (dessert shakes, chia pudding desserts, green smoothies)
  • ** Daily emails with inspiration, specific instructions on what to eat, and health education on what is happening with your body during a detox program.

 

 

Among the issues covered in your daily emails are:

* The most toxic fruits and veggies to avoid or to buy organic

* Daily 7-minute fat burning workouts to stimulate fat loss and detoxification of your fat cells

* Guidance on supplements that stimulate detoxification

* Understand the impact of food on your body: Which create health and beauty? Which create disease and aging?

* How do you stimulate both phases of detoxification?

* How to identify what you’re allergic to.

* What veggies reduce toxins in your body?

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Here’s how to get it FREE:

Purchase a 5-class pack of OUTDOOR classes ($90 – save $15)

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Purchase a 5-class pack of INDOOR classes ($105 – save $20)

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Purchase the Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp DVD, which includes a set of resistance bands and a booklet illustrating the most effective exercises to get defined and lean ($25.)

Must be purchased by Thursday 11pm. Classes must be taken within 30 days. Check the class schedule for your options. 

 

I look forward to connecting with you on Friday for your prep day!

Detox was going great, but then I was attacked by hot dogs!

Does that sound familiar? The day after the 4th of July weekend I received several emails from my clients, letting me know they fell off the wagon. These weren’t just matter-of-fact statements, but they were charged with guilty feelings and self-defeat: “It was going so great, but then someone brought apple pie and before I knew it, I had eaten a slice.” Or, “I was so hungry and then only thing that was there to eat were sandwiches, so I had bread. Now, i’m starting all over again.” Or, “I had to stay late at work to finish this stressful project and I got so hungry and cranky that I caved in on the M&Ms since that’s the only thing I had at work.”

These were emails from women. Not a single guilt trip from a guy. We women are experts at becoming bad people because we had ONE single french fry. Yes, you did sign up for the 21-Day Detox and committed to eating only lean proteins and veggies and drinking two NutriBullet shakes a day. BUT, you didn’t enroll in prison. Nor did you sign up to become the Saint of Kale. Life happens and there will always be triggers that tempt you. It’s all about how you handle the triggers. If you cave in and eat something you were supposed to eliminate (in other words, if you become possessed by the Chocolate Demons), it doesn’t mean that the Detox game is over and you should then reach for the box of pralines and then order a BigMac. It simply means you had something you hadn’t planned on and you move on to your next clean meal. It’s not like you played dodgeball, got hit and have to leave the court now. Life goes on.

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Yesterday I checked in with my detoxers and several had a challenging weekend. Here’s just one email that I received:

“Well, the Detox WAS going great.  During the first 5 days, I was a rock star!  I eliminated all carbs, sugar, alcohol, grains, dairy, fruit and red meat.  I was eating only fresh vegetables, Nutribullet shakes and lean protein – mostly chicken, turkey burgers, tuna and tilapia.  I drank about 64 ounces of water a day, reduced my coffee intake to one cup in the morning and started to walk to work (which is 4 miles from where I live).  I felt very fatigued at first.  In fact, after the second day, I was in bed by 8:00PM.  However, by Wednesday of the first week, my sleeping pattern changed.  I tossed and turned less frequently and felt refreshed when I woke up in the morning.  Aside from a more restful sleep, my skin looked and felt better – especially around my eyes, believe it or not.  I wasn’t so frustrated with the restrictions and began to feel encouraged.  On that first Friday, I felt energized enough to pop in my Brooklyn Bridge Bootcamp DVD and got in a good, hard workout.

However, soon after I started, a few personal issues arose that derailed my progress.  I had a tough couple of days and, unfortunately, my diet went to pot.  Not literally, of course!  I just lost my incentive to stay on track.  I went out to dinner with a friend one night and that was it – I had bread, pasta, cake and coffee (yikes!) and from there, it was all downhill.  That was last week.  Today, I am starting over again from Day 1.

I had two hard-boiled eggs for breakfast, seasoned with dill and pepper, along with a Nutribullet shake consisting of fresh spinach, a cucumber, carrots and 1 Tbsp of apple-cider vinegar.

For lunch, I have a grilled chicken breast with fresh basil and sliced tomato with a small garden salad.  Dinner will be a salmon burger with oven-roasted cauliflower and broccoli.  In fact, just before I saw your email, I was writing out my grocery list and meal plans for the week.

I want to adhere to my fitness goals this time.  I’m a bit disappointed with myself but I started out so strong on the 22nd, that I know I can do it.   I reached out to my team-mate, and we’ve exchanged a few emails.  It always helps to have support.  I printed out all the emails you’ve been sending us from Day 1 of the Detox and put them in a binder so I can go back and read through them for motivation and tips.

Thanks for checking in with me!  I’m going to send you an email by Friday to let you know how I’m doing with my ‘reboot’.”

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Here’s my response:

“D, there is no need to ‘start over’. This isn’t an on-or-off kind of challenge. Do you quit a relationship after you have just one argument? Do you quit your job after you made a little mistake? Or, do you simply learn from it and move on, determined to deal with it differently next time?

This isn’t a detox designed to make you the perfect person who eats only according to a plan. If you learn nothing about yourself in the process then that’s wasted time. I’d much rather you understand what happened over the weekend:  the emotional triggers, how you responded to them with food, how you then ended up feeling physically awful, emotionally guilty and then how you got yourself back on track. You decided to handle stress with food – that’s just ONE way of handling it, but you have a slew of other options up your sleeve next time when stress hits the fan. Now that you know those foods aren’t the solution, nor make you feel better, nor resolve anything for the better, next time you’ll think a bit harder about how to tackle personal issues. Perhaps you’ll reach for the phone to call a friend, or you’ll address it with that person right on rather than internalizing the anger and then stuffing it down with dinner?

Fast forward also and think about what you are going to do after the 21 days of Detox are over? Just because there won’t be any more daily emails to guide you, doesn’t mean you will give up all guidelines you’ve lived by for the past week. In 21 days you’ll have learned a lot about your emotions and your body and I’m pretty sure you’ll understand what difference it makes to eat clean. You’ll have developed an internal motivation to continue eating a certain way. You’ll know what foods you want to keep and which to keep at bay. You’ll know what foods you’re allergic to, which give you beautiful skin, great energy and help with your sleep and which have the opposite effect. Looking at the mirror you’ll see why you want to keep up with many of the great habits you’ve developed.

Life is always going to throw you challenges that you’ll have to tackle. In the end it is your response that determines whether you feel good in your skin or create disease. The choice will always be in your hands. This is a life-long effort you’ve started. It doesn’t end with the 21 days of Detox, nor does it end with the next cheat meal. It will never end as long as  you value your health, well-being and peace of mind.

Keep on moving on. There is no need to start over. Life goes on. Do know that there is no such thing as perfection. We don’t breathe perfectly clean air. We don’t drink perfectly pure water. We don’t get the perfect amount of sleep and we are surrounded by tons of toxins and pollution. And, we are not always living a life free from stress or triggers, so just do the best you can. Having foods that aren’t ideal isn’t going to be the end of your journey – unless you choose to create that rule. I know you have learned from this and you know what ultimately makes you feel your best. This isn’t the first and won’t be the last time either you’ll get off track. Anticipate it and come up with a plan to handle it and you’ll always feel in charge of your health and emotions.

Rock on and let’s chat Friday!

Cheers, Ariane

The amazing changes the June Slim & Strong winners created!

A week ago the June Slim & Strong session ended.

What is the Slim & Strong Program?  It’s an intense 4-week fat loss program. Participants commit to 3x weekly indoor workouts, focused on building strength, agility, flexibility and endurance. The workouts are non-stop cardio mixed with strength training moves, using dumbbells, resistance bands, mats and our own body weight. The first workout usually feels like you got hit by a bus, but you’ll notice the difference just 5 sessions make. The intense workouts are designed to stimulate adrenaline to release body fat. The intensity stimulates the release of growth hormone to get you leaner and keep you young (add sleep and you’ll be rocking!), and stimulates testosterone to further boost muscle growth (yes, even women have small amounts of testosterone). Participants learn that 80% of their fat loss is the result of a clean diet, so they attend my nutrition workshop and get daily emails with motivation, workout ideas and education on how to take the show on the road.

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I’ve been running the program since January 2009 and since then thousands of participants have changed their bodies. It’s my most favorite program because I love the transformations people undergo – both physically and mentally. Many people sign up for the changes they want to create in their body, but many take those changes much further and also feel transformed in their attitude about food, their bodies and their perceived limits. So, I’m always excited to see the before and after numbers as there are quite some amazing changes happening.

Here are the June winners. They’re always based on who gained the most muscle and lost the most body fat. To do both at the same time is challenging because muscle only grows with adequate calories. Body fat is only lost when there is less carbohydrates coming in, enough workout intensity and the right protein/carb balance. Nailing this is difficult and requires awareness of how your body responds to food and workouts and it’s a process, but once you get it, you will never look back.

 

1st Place ($200 Shopping Spree): DINA

Dina lost 2.4 lbs, 1.5% body fat, 2.5 lbs of pure fat, gained .12 lbs of muscle, and lost 4 inches.

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2nd Place: JENNIFER

Jennifer lost 6.2 lbs, lost 1.6% body fat, lost 4.3 lbs of muscle and lost 1.9 lbs of muscle, lost 6 inches.

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3rd Place: REBECCA

Rebecca lost 4.4 lbs, 1.5% body fat, 3.2 lbs of pure fat, lost 1.2 lbs of muscle, and lost 4 inches.

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There were quite a few other remarkable changes:

Che lost 3.5% of her original weight, and Elaine lost 3% of her original weight and 10 inches!

Maria gained 2.7% of muscle!

Congratulations to all my participants! You had a rocking start to the Summer! Now, put on those bikinis and feel good!

 

The next sessions start August 27th. Registration opens tomorrow!

How I successfully killed my metabolism

If you’ve been taking my classes in recent months, you’ve heard me talk about the importance of rest and balance a lot more. Many new clients have come to me with the goal of wanting to lose body fat and get leaner, yet feeling frustrated that no matter what they’re doing, how hard they’re working out and how much they’re dieting, nothing’s budging. The reason I’m pushing rest and balance so much more now is that I’ve learned a lot about my own body in the past year and hope to save you frustration, wasted time and health issues. Let me explain and hopefully you’ll look at your own body and its journey in a different light:

Last year my body went through a pretty drastic change. It went from being lean, strong, and energized  to lethargic, bloated, tired and heavy.

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I would wake up every night at exactly 3am and would lay awake. I would feel lethargic during the day and totally exhausted after my workouts. I couldn’t get through my daily chores without feeling drained and moody. I was so wired that it was hard to focus and my mood fluctuated wildly, ranging from edgy to depressed. I was ravenous and my sweet cravings were through the roof. Normal meals just didn’t do the trick anymore and my digestion wasn’t happy either. To sum it up: I felt like I was in a foreign body.

I hadn’t changed anything drastically and yet I couldn’t figure out what was going on with me. I figured my body had gotten used to the 2-3 hours of daily exercise and just needed to be worked a bit harder. I took the conventional approach of working out more. Most trainers would tell you that you have to push yourself harder and eat less.  It was only natural that my body would get used to twice daily workouts and would not respond as much as it had initially. I added a run here and there and cut the carbs a little more, but to no avail. My body fat wasn’t budging and I continued to feel awful. When I visited my doctor and described what was going on, she suggested an anti-depressant. I insisted on blood work first. To my surprise, nothing was out of the normal range, which confused me even more as I had guessed my thyroid was not up to par or at least I was anemic, explaining my lethargy.

It took some serious research into the variety of symptoms I was exhibiting to understand what I had gotten myself into. It turned out that I was in full-blown metabolic damage. While my doctor chose to look at ONE symptom and label me as depressed, I realized that all the symptoms I was exhibiting were the result of metabolic issues and serious metabolic damage.

How did I end up damaging my metabolism?

As a trainer my body was used to 2-3 hours of daily workouts. I was eating a clean diet at the same time – all good to keep a lean physique. The trouble started when things got stressful a few years ago: Good stress and bad stress resulted that I was getting 5 hours of sleep a night max. I made up for the lack of energy with coffee and pushing myself harder and harder. I thought I could handle it all and so I continued to ignore the signs from my body, which actually needed rest. If I had a free hour, I’d book a class or a client or work instead of taking a break. The physical and emotional stress then started to affect my digestion. How? Stress reduces your stomach acid and that results in nutrients not being properly digested and assimilated. I was actually deficient in a variety of nutrients and also started to develop food allergies. When I ate protein, it made me bloated and puffy. My stomach was not happy with me either and I hadn’t changed my diet. The nutrient deficiency then affected my brain chemistry and caused  mood swings, severe cravings, sleep disturbances and inability to focus. Even worse, it left my body feeling exhausted all the time, unable to recover from the many workouts. Had I pushed even harder – exercised more and eaten less without rest, I could have seriously pushed my body into a corner and caused more damage, affecting my hormonal balance (menstrual cycle, fertility) and my thyroid function, but I’m lucky it didn’t lead me there.

It took a well-rounded program to get back to feeling like myself again and I’m happy to say that I’ve not felt better in a long time.

What worried me the most was that I had decided to sign up for my first Ironman event. Knowing the long hours of training that would be added to my schedule and the nutrition requirements, I was quite nervous that such a feat would do even more damage to my metabolism. I was determined to repair my metabolism before throwing myself into the training regimen of swimming, biking and running. Ironman training requires about 10 more hours a week in addition to teaching classes and I was sure it would be an impossible feat, given how I had felt.

What did it take to repair my metabolism? 

Sleep: I started sleeping more. I would try to nap during the day when I could and aim for 7 hours a night. Non-negotiable. This is still the biggest lesson I’ve learned. The importance of sleep and its nourishing effects on recovery and nervous system balance.

Supplements: I added a bunch of supplements to my routine that killed my sugar cravings, balanced my mood and allowed me to repair the digestive system so I would properly absorb my nutrients again.

Targeted Workouts: I added targeted workouts – short and efficient –  to my regimen that focus on building muscle, boosting the metabolism, and getting my definition back.

Rest and recovery: I made it a point to add in various activities that would allow my stressed out body and brain to recover: massages, long walks with the dogs, hydrotherapy, yoga, sauna sessions, etc.

Nutrition: I quit sugar once and for all. I started eating more fibrous and starchy carbs and timed them around my workouts. Pre-and post-workout nutrition made all the difference in workout recovery, muscle building, and allowing my body to go into fat burning mode again.

It didn’t happen from one week to the next, but eventually my body realized I was working WITH it, not against it anymore. Now, I can spot metabolic damage in my own clients quickly.  They’re the ones with digestive issues (gas, bloating, indigestion, etc) and thyroid issues, menstrual fluctuations and uncontrollable appetites and sweet cravings. Their moods aren’t very balanced and their sleep is disrupted. They’re the ones who think that working out more is better and eating less is the way to go. If you’re spotting several of those symptoms, you really want to ask yourself if what you’re doing is still working.

Working smarter, not harder is key. And, working your nutrition based on your activity and sleep schedule is crucial if you want to see your body change. Pushing it into the corner by exercising more and eating less is the worst thing you can do to yourself.

Resolving these plateaus and frustrations about my body were the biggest relief. I feel back in charge of my body, my health and have the tools to direct the change I want to see. I know that many of you have the mindset of “more is better”, but the reality is that there is no need for twice daily workouts and dieting if you want to see your body change. The body truly responds best to targeted, effective workouts and proper nourishment and rest. It is the specific balance, however, that determines whether you’ll see your body change or break down.

Stressed out and skipping workouts = Disaster!

Today I received an email from one of my Slim & Strong gals, telling me that the past month was an emotional roller coaster but that she tried using exercise as a stress reliever. Sure enough, there were some mornings when she came in looking deflated, sad, and low on energy. But, she pushed through her workouts with focus and determination, moving aside whatever was on her mind, at least for the duration of her workout. She attended almost every session, even though I knew that on some mornings she sure would have preferred to just turn over in bed and sleep in (don’t we all sometimes…). In the end she realized that showing up for her workout and ultimately, for herself, kept her focused on what matters to her the most: her health, her fitness, her mental health, and to keep moving forward – beyond the issue she was dealing with. She said ” Signing up for boot camp definitely helped to keep me focused when I wasn’t always in the best frame of mind. I feel much stronger than a month ago and happy to have my strength back….” She improved in her strength greatly, dropped inches, body fat and gained muscle and scored some of the best improvements of the class.

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Another person who had signed up for the month went missing for a few sessions. When I checked in with her about her whereabouts she replied that she was dealing with a personal issue and needed some time to handle it. She chose to forgo self-care in the face of stress and stopped coming to the workouts.

Who do you think will feel better about herself at the end of the stressful period? I always find it interesting to see how people choose to handle stress. Some use working out as stress reliever (I include myself in that category. Had I not had my classes to teach during certain times, I don’t know what I would have done. Working out gives me the feeling of physical strength when my mental strength is a bit wobbly). Others consider working out an additional burden and chore that is too much to handle and give up taking care of themselves.

Isn’t it funny that during the times we need to take care of ourselves the most, we often choose to go for junk food, skip workouts, skip on sleep and handle the stress with booze, shopping, and other unhealthy behaviors?  Isn’t the most important thing we need during crazy times our health and sanity?

Next time, the stress hits the fan, ask yourself how you want to come out of it in the end: physically and emotionally stronger or lagging behind in your health, energy and strength? Crazy times never last long. They do pass and how you handle stress determines how you come out of it. So, what’s it going to be…?

See you in class!

Join our 3 Most Effective Fat Loss Programs

How do you feel about your body right now? If you’re happy – congrats! If not, time to take action and GET happy with our 3 super-effective customized programs you can do either ONLINE or in-person:

21-Day NutriBullet Detox

Starts Monday, June 22 – ONLINE

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Who is this for? You want to lose fat fast, get healthy, glowing skin, improved digestion, and can give up sugar, alcohol, grains, dairy and fruit for 3 weeks. You have a NutriBullet or Vitamix or other green smoothie blender.  

 This 3-week guided online program is designed to restore your health, drop body fat, and get you back to feeling like a superhero. You will be using the NutriBullet to create healthy and delicious detox shakes as meal replacements. You will learn how to put together detox meals and help your body release toxins and body fat.

Price: $99

Details and sign up here 

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23-Day Summer Body Challenge

Starts Monday, June 22 – ONLINE

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Who is this for? This program is for the person who has yo-yo dieted in the past and may have a sluggish or damaged metabolism. You want to lose body fat fast, learn how to make your workouts more effective, and want to change how you think about food and your body. 

This 23-Day guided online program gives you access to customized fat burning workouts and routines, teaches you how to burn body fat, build muscle definition, and eat for great skin, energy, and mood, while improving your relationship to your body and food.

Price: $99

Details and sign up here

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Slim & Strong

NYC’s most effective fat loss program 

Starts Monday, June 29

Who is this for? Slim & Strong is a 4-week program not for the uncommitted. Designed to give you a kickstart towards your ideal body, you commit to 12 indoor workouts with Ariane. Get your before and after measurements and pictures taken and learn everything you need to know to get slim and strong. Learn about fat loss eating, make new friends, and learn how fitness models get in killer shape.

Locations:

6.30am Complete Body & Spa, 301 E. 57th Street, NYC

6.30pm Stepping Out Studios, 37 W. 26th Street, NYC

Price: $350

Details and sign up here

Boot Camp Fitness Urlaub mit Ariane Hundt in New York

I’m excited to announce New York City’s Boot Camp Wellness Retreat for my German clients:

Haben Sie schon immer davon geträumt, in den Urlaub zu fahren und gesünder, fitter und schlanker zurückzukehren? 

Ariane Hundt, die Gründerin des wohl härtesten Trainingsprogramms New Yorks macht es Ihnen möglich.

August 23-28, 2015

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Verbringen Sie sechs Tage in New York City mit Ariane Hundt und ihrem Team, um in die beste Form Ihres Lebens zu kommen. Tägliche Trainingseinheiten vor einer wahrhaft einzigartigen Kulisse, der Skyline Manhattans, dazu gesunde Ernährung und jede Menge Sehenswürdigkeiten garantieren für eine einmaliges Erlebnisreise, die Ihr Leben verändern könnte.

In New York ist Zeit kostbar, die Redewendung „Time is Money“ trifft in keiner anderen Stadt dieser Welt besser zu. 

Deshalb hat Ariane Hundt, die in Deutschland geboren und aufgewachsen ist, das Brooklyn Bridge Trainingsprogramm für New Yorker entwickelt, die sich in kürzester Zeit in Topform bringen möchten. Jetzt können auch Sie sich von Ariane für sechs Tage betreuen lassen. Sie hilft Ihnen auch über diese Reise hinaus, gesünder und bewusster zu leben.

 

 

Während dieser Reise werden Trainingseinheiten mit Sehenswürdigkeiten kombiniert. Sie kehren nicht nur fitter und gesünder zurück, sondern erleben New York von seinen schönsten Seiten.

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Nach dem Check-In geht es auch sofort los: Ariane Hundt wird Sie mit einer ersten Trainingseinheit, einer kleiner Orientierung und Spaziergang durch den Central Park am ersten Abend ins Programm einführen. Beenden Sie den ersten Tag und starten Ihre Erlebnisreise mit einem gesunden Abendessen im Hotel.

 

 

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Day 2: Der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm: Starten Sie mit einer intensive Trainingseinheit mit Ariane Hundt im Central Park in den Tag. 

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Ariane Hundt wird ein Programm basieren auf Ihr Gewicht, Körperfett und –maße erstellen. Anschließend gibt Ihnen Ariane Hundt im Ernährungskurs passende Tips und Tricks zum Thema Ernährung mit gesundem Frühstück im Hippodrome an der Avenue of the Americas. Tun Sie sich danach etwas Gutes für Seele und Geist während eines Hypnose-Workshops, in dem Sie u. a. lernen, wie Sie sich Ziele für die Zukunft setzen können. Am Nachmittag können Sie in Eigenregie Downtown New Yorks zu Fuß erkunden: oberhalb des Zusammenflusses von East und Hudson River befindet sich der Financial District mit der Wall Street, Ground Zero und Battery Park. Von hier haben Sie einen wunderschönen Blick auf die Freiheitstatue. Sie können anschließend die Brooklyn Bridge überqueren und Brooklyns.

Day 3: Auch der dritte Tag beginnt mit einer morgenlichen Trainingseinheit mit Ariane Hundt im Central Park. 

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Nach der Trainingseinheit am Morgen steht Ihnen der halbe Tag zur freien Verfügung, Zeit um mit Ihrem Hop on and off Sightseeing Busticket mehr von New York zu entdecken:

Im Norden befinden sich die ausgedehnten Parkanlagen des Central Parks. Über den Columbus Circle erreichen Sie die Upper West Side, die Nachbarschaft der Schönen und Reichen. Sie fahren am Lincoln Center und der weltberühmten Metropolitan Opera vorbei.

Entlang der eleganten Fifth Avenue, dann vorbei am Schauplatz vieler bekannter Theaterstücke – dem Broadway – sehen Sie Sehenswürdigkeiten wie das Empire State Buildling, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, bis hin zum Künstlerviertel Greenwich Village und den neuesten Park „High Line“, ein Abschnitt stillgelegter Bahngleise über den Straßen New Yorks im Meatpacking District. Sie Morning workout in Central Park.

Sollten es Zeit und Wetter erlauben, ist der Chelsea Market definitiv ein Kurzbesuch wert.

Am Abend spazieren Sie noch einmal durch den Highline Park und verbrennen danach zahlreiche Kalorien während einer Trainingseinheit mit Ariane Hundt am Westside Highway Path.

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Day 4: Sie können die Ziellinie bereits leicht erkennen. 

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Die zweite Hälfte Ihrer Erlebnisreise wird mit einem morgenlichen Trainingseinheit an der Brooklyn Bridge eingeläutet. Danach werden sie mit Freizeit belohnt. Sie können diese Zeit nutzen, um die Shoppingmeilen New Yorks zu erkunden oder sich mit dem Fahrrad durch den Central Park auf Entdeckerreisen gehen. Am Nachmittag treffen Sie sich wieder mit Ariane Hundt im Central Park und treiben Ihren Stoffwechsel während einer Trainingseinheit an. Eine Fahrt mit der Fähre bei Nacht rundet Ihren vierten Tag perfekt ab. Dabei sehen Sie die Wolkenkratzer Manhattans sowie die Freiheitsstatue bei Dunkelheit – ein garantiert unvergessliches Erlebnis.

 

 

 

 

Day 5: Am fünften Tag Ihrer Reise setzen Sie unzählige Endorphine frei. 

Spin Class Wellness Spa Mittagessen Yogakurs 

In einer sogenannten „Indoor Spin Class“ fahren Sie zu inspirierender Musik 20 bis 25 Kilometer durch unterschiedliches Terrain auf einem Indoor-Fahrrad und gewinnen an Beinkraft und Ausdauer.

Entspannen Sie sich danach während einer 15-minütigen Mini-Massage in einer der schönsten Beauty- und Wellness Spas New Yorks mit anschließend gesundem Mittagessen. Der Nachmittag steht Ihnen zur freien Verfügung. Ein Besuch eines Yogakurses beendet diesen vorletzen Tag.

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Day 6: Sie haben es geschafft. 

Trainingseinheit am Morgen Abschiedszeremonie Gruppenfoto Freizeit Abreise 

Nach einer letzten Trainingseinheit auf der Brooklyn Bridge wird Ariane Hundt Sie heute, am letzten Tag Ihrer Reise, wiegen und die Erfolge Ihrer vergangen Tage anhand Körpermaße und –fett feststellen.

Während einer Abschiedszeremonie feiern wir den erfolgreichsten Teilnehmer, sechs erfolgreiche Tage zu einem gesünderen, fitteren und besseren Leben und machen ein Gruppenfoto zum Andenken. Die Zeit vor dem Transfer zum Flughafen steht Ihnen zur freien Verfügung, um noch Souvenirs für Familie und Freunde zuhause zu besorgen oder den „Top of the Rock“ zu besuchen. Nachdem Sie ausgecheckt haben, wartet Ihr Flughafenshuttle auf Sie, das Sie zum Flughafen bringt.

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Programmeinführung mit Ariane Hundt

Individuelle Bestimmung Ihres Gewichts, Maße und Körperfett

MTA 7-tägige U-Bahnkarte für unbegrenzte Fahrten im Verkehrsbund Manhattan

8x Trainingseinheiten mit Ariane Hundt

1x Spin Class mit Ariane Hundt

1x Yogakursmit Ariane Hundt

Kurs zum Thema „Ernährung“ und Frühstück mit Ariane Hundt

Gruppenbild und Abschiedsfeier

Stadtrundfahrt im Hop on/off Bus

Eintritt zur Aussichtsplattform “Top of the Rock“

FULL-DAY BIKE RENTAL+MY WAY PASS

Fahrt mit der Fähre um die Freiheitsstatue (kein Halt) bei Nacht

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Get glowing & slow aging with The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

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Have you ever woken up feeling puffy, bloated and lethargic?

Have you ever had to deal with breakouts or random headaches? How about joint pain and digestive issues? All these can be signs of inflammation. When our inflammatory response is healthy, our white blood cells protect us from disease. However, when we go into a chronically inflamed state, our defenses can break down and cause disease. Chronic inflammation is the root of most disease, including heart disease, pre-mature aging, Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

The good news is we can take control of our diet to ensure an anti-inflammatory response and a glowing and healthy body.

Here are the top 5 foods that drive inflammation in your body:

Foods high in sugar and white flour: Pastries, wheat, yeast, pasta, white rice, white bread, and sugar create blood sugar spikes, which in turn create inflammation in your body. Typical symptoms are puffiness, achy joints, sluggish digestion, and water retention.

Milk and animal fat products (in large amounts): Make sure you choose organic and free-range chicken and meat. These animals are grass-fed, not grain-fed, which provides you with a larger amounts of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-6 fatty acids: These come mostly from vegetable oils, such as sunflower oil, peanut oil, soy oil, cottonseed oil and safflower oil. A high ratio of Omega-6 versus Omega-3 fatty acids makes your body more inflamed. Use olive oil instead and take fish oil supplements.

Fructose: Many refined foods contain fructose (high-fructose corn syrup, for example) and these drive your insulin levels up. This can lead to insulin resistance and chronic inflammation.

Overcooking foods: Whether it is oil heated too high or eggs overcooked or foods containing trans-fats – they all have a pro-inflammatory effect on your body.

 

Here are the top 8 anti-inflammatory foods:

Turmeric, ginger, garlic and rosemary contain potent anti-inflammatory power. Add turmeric to your curry dishes, make ginger tea from a fresh ginger root and add rosemary to your roasted sweet potatoes. Add garlic to your stir-fries or even add a clove into your smoothies.

Omega-3-fatty acids: Fatty cold-water fish, such as herring, mackerel, salmon (ideally wild-caught) lower inflammatory markers and boost your HDL, which is the healthy cholesterol, while lowering LDL (the inflammatory type).

Blueberries: High in antioxidants and lower in sugar than most fruits.

Tea: Matcha tea (powder) and green tea are loaded with antioxidants.

Lots of green veggies: Eating lots of greens ensures you are supplying your body with fiber to keep your blood sugar balanced, as well as Vitamin C (a potent antioxidant and cell protector) and enzymes to ensure proper digestion and nutrient assimilation (if you’re nutrient deprived your body’s anti-inflammatory powers are suppressed).

 

Here are my favorite roasted veggie dishes that are quick and easy to make:

Mixed roasted veggies

Best substitute for French Fries? Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Fennel 

Remember that every meal sends your body a new message, so if you eat a pro-inflammatory food, you can always balance your body with a nutritious meal.

 

Matcha Green Tea Magic

I have a new smoothie addiction. For months I was hooked on the closest thing you’ll ever get to a Strawberry Milkshake! This concoction is made with frozen cauliflower, butternut squash, protein powder and 2 strawberries with water. Totally does the trick when you want something creamy, rich and filling.

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Recently I discovered Match Green Tea Powder and the many smoothies, desserts and foods you can create around this Superfood. Matcha has for centuries been considered the most special of the green teas. Zen Buddhist monks used to drink it to get into deeper meditative states, it has been consumed to boost health, longevity, and boost antioxidant activity. You can prepare match tea by dissolving the powder with a little bit of hot water, stir it until it’s smooth and then add the rest of the hot (not boiling) water. Match tea utilizes only the young green leaves and contains more antioxidants (especially ECGC) than most Superfoods. It will energize you without crashing you, boost your digestion, can lower cholesterol, and relaxes your mind. It’s also shown to have some fat burning effects if consumed on a regular basis, along with a clean diet.

Here are two of my favorite ways to enjoy Matcha Green Tea Powder (by the way, this Superfood will cost you a bit…):

Matcha Green Tea Protein Smoothie

  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 scoop Protein Powder (my favorite right now is Orgain Vegan Vanilla)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 teaspoon Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Water
  • Almond Milk (unsweetened vanilla)

Matcha Green Tea Pudding

Use the recipe above, but less liquid and add a bit of frozen cauliflower, which will make the consistency creamy and rich.

Enjoy and get younger with every sip :-)

Ready for Summer?

Summer Body Challenge
23 Days To Show Off YOU!
 

May 4 – May 26, 2015

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Is your body ready for Summer? Get in swimsuit shape by Memorial Day with our Summer Body Challenge. Access to customized fat burning workouts and routines, learn how to burn body fat, build muscle definition, and eat for great skin, energy, and mood.

Follow the Summer Body Plan and drop an easy 10-15 lbs!

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  • A detailed workout and nutrition plan for each of the 3 weeks (outlining daily workouts, specific nutrition instructions, recipes, motivation, and supplement suggestions to kickstart fat burning.)
  • Set up with a super team mate for accountability
  • Nutrition Workshop Video Tutorial
  • Nutrition Handout with specific fat loss instructions
  • Regular email check-ins by Ariane

 

Your commitment:

  • Work out at least 5 hours a week
  • Schedule your weekly workouts ahead of time
  • Send Ariane at least one food diary for review
  • Check in with your team mate at least once a week

Challenge Details

  • Sign up by May 2nd

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Price:

Option 1 – Online participation only: $99

Option 2 – Program plus 8 Outdoor Classes: $150

Option 3 – Program plus 8 Indoor Classes: $250

Option 4 Add-On:  Individualized before and after measurements (weight, body fat, inches), nutrition calculations (protein, carbs, fat requirements based on your body fat%, lean mass, target goals): $50

REGISTER NOW!

 Notes:

  • The workouts recommended in the weekly plans can be completed in the gym with machines or at home without any equipment or just dumbbells.
  • Indoor and outdoor classes are good for 28 days starting May 4th
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