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!
The food you eat is just as important to a healthy and balanced lifestyle as your workout routine. Make sure you’re getting the most out of the classes at BellaVita by trying these pre- and post-workout snack ideas. Make sure not to eat too close to class time, or you’ll find yourself uncomfortably full and unable to put all of your energy into the workout.
For a cardio workout like Zumba, have something light like a banana or a serving of pretzels. The carbs will boost your energy and prepare you for the heart-pumping dance moves. After class, rehydrate with a delicious smoothie. You need to restore the water you lose from sweating, and a juice or smoothie is a quick and delicious way to do that. Grab a 25% off coupon for Just Salad and treat yourself to a fruity, nutritious, and refreshing drink.
If you plan on taking a Pilates class, you definitely do not want to have a big meal beforehand; it will make it hard for you to utilize your core correctly, which is essential to Pilates. You will not need a lot of carbs because the muscle-toning moves do not drain glycogen stores as much as a high intensity cardio session. Try a spoonful of peanut butter (or try almond or cashew butter to switch things up) with celery sticks to fuel up on healthy fat, protein, and fiber before your workout. After class, help your muscles recover faster with blueberries mixed into greek yogurt. The combination of protein and antioxidants will eliminate waste products such as lactic acid and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS.
You want to keep your snacks light for Yoga as well. Munch on a granola bar and some fruit for some protein and fiber to keep your blood sugar levels steady during class so you can fully relax without feeling dizzy or hungry. Afterwards, have a spinach salad with chicken or make yourself a shake with some fruit, vegetables and protein (greek yogurt is great). Try mixing an Eboost Spruce into your juice for an extra kick of nutrients and energy. Leafy green veggies can help lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and improve your metabolism.
Proper pre and post-workout nutrition is important to making sure you are going in the right direction toward your goals. Make sure to give your food time to digest before working out!Eating one to two hours before your class will allow you to put all of your energy into each Zumba routine, Pilates move, and Yoga sequence. It’s also important to fuel up correctly after class to give your body the nutrition it needs to repair itself. Keep these snack ideas in mind for your next class at BellaVita.
BellaVita is excited about our creative mashup classes we have been offering for the month of July at Reebok Fithub in Union Square. Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., we hold fun classes inside the Reebok store to help you break a sweat. You get two different workout styles in each unique class to make things different from your usual fitness routine.
Jamece, our wonderful Pilates instructor, will challenge your body and mind with her Pilates and Core mashup class. Lifting weights isn’t the only way to strengthen your body and develop your muscles. If you want to add resistance training but you don’t like to or are unable to lift heavy weights, Pilates is a great alternative. You will definitely feel the burn with the seemingly easy moves in Jamece’s routine.
Make cardio fun with our Zumba Stretch! Get off the treadmill or bike and stop by Reebok for a change of scenery. Jonathan will make your heart race with his fun and energetic dance moves. You’ll start and end the class with a relaxing stretch that’ll release all the built up tension and stress of the day.
These classes are great for all fitness levels, whether you’ve never been to a class or you take one every day. Plus, Reebok is offering 15% off their merchandise to all attendees so you can treat yourself to workout gear after your sweat sesh. We’ll also be handing out 15% off cards for classes at our studio, so be sure to sign up for one of our great classes during the week. Switch it up and try out Pilates Core and Zumba Stretch with BellaVita!
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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