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Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Let’s hear it for the boys!
In November, DEFINE is celebrating the blokes with a Men’s Special all month. Any new male client can experience his first DEFINE class for FREE. If a class package is purchased during this visit, he will receive 50% off. Valid only at DEFINE Houston Studios and DEFINE: Oakley.
Why should he try DEFINE?
DEFINE classes are the perfect compliment to sports such as running, golf, tennis, or cycling. Not only do they offer physical results but mental clarity and release of stress. Small class size and knowledgable instructors provide a hands-on experience not found in traditional gyms.
Don’t just take our word for it, hear DEFINE clients share their experience.
“By joining my daughter in her classes, she changed my physical life. I have lost and kept off almost 30 pounds, I no longer need Advil after physical workouts (whether a full day of chores at the ranch, a round of golf or simply over exerting myself) and I don’t tire easily as I did previous to strengthening my core. Although I had investigated core exercises at my club and other venues, I never found it. My daughter found it for me. She changed my life. Thank you Elizabeth, thank you DEFINE!”-Thomas Suffield
“I was a swimmer from age 8 all the way through college. DEFINE has been a great outlet to help me transition from my swimming career. I love being a part of accomplishing something challenging as a group.”-John Wagner
“Two years ago my daughter, who is a huge fan of DEFINE, asked me to try a class with her…afterwards I could not believe how hard the workout was. I decided to give it a try for one month as I had already lost 45 pounds, but felt like I needed to “strengthen and lengthen” my muscles. I fell in love with DEFINE, have taken 1,275 classes, and have lost another 25 pounds.
DEFINE has helped me in racquetball, tennis, and golf as I won the “longest drive” in my last two golf tournaments…not bad at 59, and my back does not get tired and fatigued anymore as it use to before DEFINE.”-Richard Dale
“DEFINE has transformed the way I workout as well as the way I look and feel. I began going 3 years ago and have loved every second. My posture has improved while my lean muscle mass, flexibility and endurance have increased.
Whether the classes are your only form of exercise or if you enjoy an active lifestyle that includes additional weight training, team sports, or other cardio exercises, you are going to love the way you feel. And if those benefits aren’t enough, I love the community of instructors and my fellow students–they make working out fun and challenge you to exceed your expectations.”-Ben Johnston
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
You’ve rehydrated and revived with DEFINE foods Juice but have you dined with it? This fall, DEFINE foods creator Erin Stewart has found a new way to incorporate the nutrient dense, inflammation-fighting fruits and veggies from the vibrant cold-pressed juices into your meals and onto your dinner table.
In this recipe, Erin uses DEFINE foods GLOW Juice and other natural ingredients to create a Curried Winter Soup with Carrots and Butternut Squash.
2 cups chopped butternut squash, peeled and steamed
1 cup DEFINE foods™ GLOW Juice
½ tsp curry powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp sea salt
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
pinch red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp lite coconut milk, plus more for garnish
fresh cilantro, for garnish
Place all ingredients in a blender or Vitamix and blend on high, until blended and heated through. Divide into bowls and garnish with a drizzle of coconut milk and fresh cilantro.
For another recipe incorporating a DEFINE foods products, BALANCE Superfood Granola, click here.
© Erin O’Leary Stewart, DEFINE foods
Thursday, September 4th, 2014
DEFINE invites you to celebrate the grand opening of our ninth studio. To celebrate the opening of DEFINE: Montrose, the largest studio to date, we will offer free classes, tours, tastings and more on Saturday, September 6, 8:00am-1:00pm.
Rev up your Saturday by signing up for one of the fun yet challenging classes including DEFINE revolution, DEFINE body & mind, or DEFINE body.
Be the first to sample the new DEFINE foods line debuting at the grand opening. In-House Natural Foods Chef Erin O’ Leary Stewart will be offering samples of the new DEFINE foods Juice and DEFINE foods granola.
DEFINE: Montrose Highlights
- Two DEFINE revolution rooms fitting more than 70 stationary bikes
- Expansive DEFINE body room accommodating 30 clients for barre and mat based classes
- Outdoor patio overlooking the Montrose neighborhood
- Multi-purpose room for various classes including DEFINE’s 30.30.30 format
- Boutique carrying workout apparel from coveted labels and DEFINE branded merchandise
- Extensively trained instructors dedicated to helping you look and feel your best
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
In August, we asked clients how DEFINE has changed them in our Summer Success Giveaway. By telling us their story, the participants were entered into a drawing to win a private body or revolution event. Our DEFINE inbox was full of empowering tales of finding physical strength, achieving personal goals, mental clarity, losing inches, and more!
Thank you to all who entered the giveaway. We are honored to be a part of your journey!
These are the inspiring words of our drawing winners.
DEFINE: Houston, Jennifer McCormick
“I lost 20 lbs. I changed about 3 clothes-sizes. I gave away/donated all of the clothes that no longer fit and said, I’m not going back. THIS is the new me. I love being a wife, a mom of three, running a busy household and being involved in their lives, but I didn’t have something for me. I didn’t have a passion. DEFINE started as a place to exercise. It turned out to be my home away from home….I would have never imagined that I’d find a whole new family while working out. I found friends that I look forward to seeing and will hold me accountable. Now, I make working out my priority. I shift meetings. I schedule babysitters. It keeps me sane – it is MY time!”
DEFINE: Sugar Land, Erin Creeks
In 2008 I did an amateur bodybuilding competition. After a year of training my mind and body were totally depleted. I stopped working out all together and developed an unhealthy relationship with food. Years later I still felt displaced, never really getting back into a consistent fitness routine and not finding any programs that I thoroughly enjoyed.
While working at lululemon, I was encouraged to attend local fitness studios, which is how I came to know DEFINE in Sugar Land. I took a DEFINE rev class with Elizabeth and felt something I had been missing for a long time. I felt that trance like state of euphoria and exhaustion where the mind and body spar, releasing untapped strength. I hadn’t felt that rush in so long, and couldn’t wait to do it again. DEFINE has helped awaken the healthful mindset I had 6 years ago pre-competition, where healthy eating and active lifestyle are a joy, and not a chore.
DEFINE: The Woodlands, Nicole Graham
My summer success story revolves around my two girls (ages 6 and 8). During this summer, we all went to DEFINE. My girls attended DEFINE kids workshops…As a mother of two young girls, I am striving to raise them to be, among other things, confident and strong and to have a healthy body image. Our summer experience at DEFINE in The Woodlands has definitely helped me to further these goals. Children learn by example, and seeing me devote time to exercise and a healthy lifestyle will instill these same values in them. They always want to know what I did in class, and we frequently practice many DEFINE “moves” at home. Further, while at DEFINE, I appreciate that my girls get to observe the strength and confidence that DEFINE clients exude and see that healthy women come in all shapes and sizes.
DEFINE: Oakley, Andrea Torbeck
I started taking body, rev & mind classes at DEFINE: Oakley the day they opened…Since my first class I have noticed a complete change in muscle definition in my arms, chest, back and legs. I have found muscles I never knew I had! Prior to coming to DEFINE I had never taken a spin class and could barely keep up in rev. Now, when the routine calls for it, I can complete not just one but two rhythm jogs in one class! More than all the physical changes, I am learning to mentally push myself and set new goals in every class. I cannot imagine life without DEFINE: Oakley. Thanks for pushing me every time I walk in the door.
The rev photo is from inside my car after a 6am class, I literally fogged up my own windows during my five-minute drive home!
Friday, August 15th, 2014
The DEFINE team has loved reading all of the Summer Success Giveaway entries. We are honored to learn how DEFINE has played a part in your health and fitness journey. One that has inspired us is by DEFINE: Sugar Land client, Erin. We hope her entry encourages you to share your story.
“In 2008 I did an amateur bodybuilding competition. After a year of training my mind and body were totally depleted. I stopped working out all together and developed an unhealthy relationship with food.
Years later I still felt displaced, never really getting back into a consistent fitness routine and not finding any programs that I thoroughly enjoyed. While working at Lululemon, I was encouraged to attend local fitness studios, which is how I came to know DEFINE in Sugar Land.
I took a DEFINE rev class with Elizabeth and felt something I had been missing for a long time. I felt that trance like state of euphoria and exhaustion where the mind and body spar, releasing untapped strength. I hadn’t felt that rush in so long, and couldn’t wait to do it again.
I soon added DEFINE body classes to my routine and now attend either the Sugar Land or West U locations 5-6 times a week, often doing classes back to back. DEFINE has helped awaken the healthful mindset I had 6 years ago pre-competition, where healthy eating and active lifestyle are a joy, and not a chore. I am so thrilled to have DEFINE to keep me challenged, engaged, and transformed.”
Monday, August 4th, 2014
As we wrap up the summer season, we’re reflecting on what a transforming time it was. We want to know how DEFINE has changed you through our Summer Success Giveaway.
Success can mean so many things! Whatever your DEFINE success story is, we want to know about it! Here’s how to enter:
1. Submit Your Story
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your success story.
- Be sure to include your name and preferred studio location.
- It can be learning something you didn’t know about your body…adding 5 classes a week to your busy schedule instead of 3…finding time to bond with your child in DEFINE baby. It can be upping your resistance and weight size in revolution from when you first started…even taking strokes off your golf game or getting a good bill of health from your doctor.
2. Follow Along
Throughout the month, we’ll share these encouraging success stories on DEFINE’s Facebook Page.
A DEFINE body or revolution private event!
- Fill the studio with your friends, family or colleagues for a 1-hour workshop. To a customized playlist and class all to yourself, we’ll celebrate you and your tremendous accomplishment!
- The winner will be announced during our September “Salute Yourself” campaign.
Monday, August 4th, 2014
Soak in the last of the season and get ready to spend your fall in studio at DEFINE. With our End of Summer Special, you’ll receive over $150 in savings on our barre, cycling and yoga-infused classes. Offered ONLY at the following studios.
DEFINE: Sugar Land
DEFINE: River Oaks, Montrose, West University, Tanglewood, Energy Corridor
Monday, August 4th, 2014
DEFINE body & mind and lululemon athletica Houston Galleria are joining together to offer complimentary poolside yoga classes every Saturday in August. On the Westin Oaks 4th floor pool deck, flow with a different DEFINE senior instructor each week. After class refreshments provided. Registration not required.
Class Schedule: click to learn more about each instructor.
Saturday, August 9: Kasey Buchtein
Saturday, August 16: April Coutino
Saturday, August 23: Erin Stewart
Saturday, August 30: Ashley Barber
Monday, June 30th, 2014
This month, we’re getting summerlicious with a tasty recipe using fruits and vegetables of the season. With cooling and hydrating components like coriander, watermelon and cucumber, this Stacked Watermelon Salad with Coriander-Tahini Dressing created by DEFINE foods Chef Erin O’ Leary Stewart will make your mouth water!
½ watermelon, rind removed, thinly sliced into rectangle pieces
¼ large cucumber, thinly sliced
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
½ cup pistachios, toasted, cooled and roughly chopped
¼ cup olive oil
zest plus juice from one lime
1 Tbsp tahini
½ tsp honey
¼ tsp coriander
½ tsp sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
flaky sea salt and red pepper flakes, for garnish
micro greens or fresh herbs like basil, cilantro or mint, for garnish
chili olive oil (optional)
To make the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, tahini, honey, coriander, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Place one piece of watermelon in the center of a small plate. Stack a thin layer of avocado, followed by 3-4 slices of cucumber. Drizzle with a small of amount of the dressing and sprinkle some of the pistachios. Continue layering watermelon, avocado, cucumber, dressing and pistachios twice more. Drizzle with chili olive oil (if using) and garnish with fresh herbs, flaky sea salt, red pepper flakes and more pistachios.