We're on the move!
We're happy to be back with some great news!!!
But first, a huge Thank You to all of our clients (yes, that means you) for being loyal to us in this time of transition and growth. We value your commitment to your health, and most of all, for choosing BellaVita as a place and community where we can support your body, mind, and soul journey.
Now back to the exciting news, we're relocating many of our classes to TADA! 15 West 28th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue) starting April 4th. We'll still keep the Fitness Mashup for zumba and pilates at Reebok retail store & our amazing TTL with PatriciaFit at Doonya because those are just too fun to give up! We feel that this is another huge step in a fresh direction and we're thrilled!
We've got some BIG plans! Although being in TADA! is a great move, our Founder/Director of BellaVita, Izabella Steele, is working on finalizing the details on our brand new home studio! It is going to be better than ever! So, stay tuned for the official announcement, its coming!
When it comes to fitness, many of us are guilty of skipping out on resistance or strength training. Some of us aren’t aware of the vast benefits of resistance workouts, and others have been told false information about the effects of this style of training. There is so much misinformation surrounding strength training that scares women away when really, weight training is an effective and beneficial addition to any fitness plan and should definitely be incorporated for a well-balanced routine.
You might have heard the claim “lifting weights will make you bulky.” Many of you have the fear that if you begin to strength train, your muscles will blow up and you will have a “bulky” or “manly” look. When you see these types of physiques on women, know that it takes years of hard work and dedication to build and sculpt their bodies. Women do not have the same level of hormones, such as testosterone, that make it easier for men to build muscle. You will not accidentally build a large amount of muscle mass.
While all body types should be celebrated and appreciated, different people have different goals. If you want a lean, curvy and, most importantly, healthy body, resistance training will help you get there. When you think of a “toned” physique, what you really want is muscle definition. You can get this definition by growing your muscles and shedding fat. Building muscle boosts your metabolism and makes it easier for you to shed fat. Your body will burn more calories even when you’re not working out. Compound moves such as squats, lunges, pushups, and shoulder presses are great because they work several different muscle groups at once.
Not only will strength training make you look better, but it will also make you feel better. It has proven to greatly improve your health, sleep patterns, and mood. It increases bone density, which is especially important as you get older. You will notice yourself standing taller as your posture improves and being able to move easier with increased balance and coordination. You will lower your risk of diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and other health concerns with a regular strength training program.
Finally, you will generally be a happier person when you begin working your muscles. You will fall asleep faster and more deeply. Higher quality sleep leads to a better mood, which is already improved from the endorphins released and stress relieved during your workouts.
Don’t just take my word for it; discover the benefits of strength training yourself by implementing weights and bodyweight resistance training into your weekly routine. Try out a Body Conceptions (BoCo) class at BellaVita, which uses lighter weights to work your shoulders, arms, legs, and glutes, or pick up some heavier weights at the gym once or twice a week. Who doesn’t love feeling strong, looking great, and being healthy?
Dear BellaVita Team, Members, Clients & Partners,
This message is long overdue as it's been hard for me to put how grateful I am into words. In the beginning we had absolutely no clients, but passion and drive for making fitness fun, enjoyable, and by adding balance to our members’ lives in crazy New York City. Now we can proudly say we’ve had over 9000 class attendees to date which is incredible! On behalf of the BellaVita team, I'd like to thank all of you for meditating, exercising, and sweating with us! We've come a long way since day 1 and your continued support means everything to us. YOU are the reason we exist and our number one goal is to show our appreciation by making sure you are always happy!
As a company, we've gone through major changes from schedule to a new location, and many of you have stayed loyal to us, for that I am thankful.
In addition to our wonderful clients, it is especially important that I take a moment for our team. Without you, there would be no BellaVita. Each and every one of you has contributed to creating a beautiful, supportive and judgment free environment. You are our greatest assets and I appreciate everyone that has been, is, or will be a part of our team. You are what makes BellaVita exceptional. Every studio representative, instructor, clean team, and partner has made their contribution to bring us where we are today! I feel truly blessed to have THE BEST team on the planet! Love you guys!
Last week was our company photo-shoot and we are so excited to be sharing pictures with you soon! With our new pictures we’ll be introducing you to our wonderful instructors. To share the excitement with everyone, we decided to make an event out of it and invited you all to come, it was a blast!
I'd like to give a special thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for being a part of our special day. DAVIDsTEA gave us delicious samples to help relax & detoxify. We highly recommend their delicious blends, with over 150 teas in store and 500 total teas there is sure to be one for you! After a long day’s work, EBoost was a life savior because they gave our members an extra burst of instant energy for evening classes. Xanadu also gave us a caffeine rush for that extra push for class with their great iced coffee. Congratulations to Xanadu on the new location and we are so happy to welcome you to the community! WTRMLN WTR also showed their support by giving all of us fresh watermelon after class to stay hydrated, absolutely fabulous! Our community support is inspiring and we are so happy to have such amazing neighbors! Speaking of AMAZING neighbors, we have a HUGE partnership event in the works for May...Stay tuned for info! (SOOO excited about this one, you will be too!)
A special thanks to our incredible studio representative Nerissa for coordinating; Stephen, Robert, and Imani our talented photographers and videographer for catching everything on film; DJ Radicate for taking class to the next level; Our make-up artists and hair stylists, Annie, Nichole, Monique, and Galina for getting us camera ready; and everyone else that participated in the festivities!
We have many plans in the coming weeks, including additional classes, new partnerships, events & MUCH MORE! Finally if you have any questions, or suggestions, I'd love to hear from you as we are always looking for ways to improve!
I am so excited to see what the future holds for BellaVita! Today is wonderful so remember to live in the present, the best is yet to come. Here's to a healthy and happy future.
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