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Erin’s Summer Success Story

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.

 

20140726_182046“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.”

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Summer Success Giveaway: Win a DEFINE body or revolution Private Event!

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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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 marketing@definebody.com 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.

 

3. Win! 

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.

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END OF SUMMER SPECIAL

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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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: Midland

Purchase 3 Months Unlimited DEFINE body Class Package
Purchase 3 Months Unlimited DEFINE revolution Class Package 
Purchase 3 Months Unlimited body and revolution Class Package 

 

DEFINE: Sugar Land

Purchase 3 Months Unlimited DEFINE body Class Package
Purchase 3 Months Unlimited DEFINE revolution Class Package 
Purchase 3 Months Unlimited body and revolution Class Package 

 

DEFINE: River Oaks, Montrose, West University, Tanglewood, Energy Corridor

Purchase 3 Months Unlimited DEFINE body Class Package
Purchase 3 Months Unlimited DEFINE revolution Class Package 
Purchase 3 Months Unlimited body and revolution Class Package 

 

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Complimentary Yoga Classes with DEFINE and lululemon athletica

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

 

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Summerlicious Stacked Watermelon Salad with Coriander-Tahini Dressing

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!

Watermelon Stacks

Yield: 4

Ingredients

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)

Directions

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.

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WHAT’S IN HENRY’S BAG?

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Look no further. The new revolution zip bag is it. In addition to easy carrying of shoes for class, the water resistant bag can double as a dopp kit for travel necessities and toiletries.

When it comes to his go-to essentials, DEFINE founder Henry Richardson tells what he tosses into his.

1. iPhone 5G

“I just added a new rev playlist that’s been a big hit in class. It’s got everything from Kanye and Zedd to the Bee Gees and Stevie Nicks.”

Listen to the playlist here:

https://soundcloud.com/hanker1002/sets/rev-6-10-14

2. SHIMANO rev Shoes 

3. Crush Cleanse Green Juice

“The mix of kale, spinach, cucumber, romaine, celery, apple and lemon is a refreshing pick-me-up. I always head straight to the studio fridge for this after class.”

4. Marks & Spencer Anti-Bacterial Lemon Hand Gel

5. La Fresh Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes

“These are great for freshening up after class.”

6. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

Get the bag HERE

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Spend Summer at DEFINE

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Calling all undergrads!

Stay fit this summer while away from campus by attending classes at DEFINE. Take advantage of our Student Summer Special where you can spend your 3 months off finding strength, length and balance.

Student Summer Special

  • $333 for 3 months of unlimited body or revolution classes
  • For an additional $100 ($433), unlimited body and revolution classes
  • Receive 1/2 off ($6.00) a pair of spirit grippy socks from your school upon class package purchase (DEFINE socks if college is not available)

 

Call or visit studio to purchase. Must show valid student ID. 

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May Recipe of the Month: Smashed Pea Butter with Mint & Meyer Lemon

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Featured in Harpers Bazaar, Smashed Pea Butter with Mint & Meyer Lemon is a remix on guacamole curated by Natural Foods Chef and DEFINE Co-owner Erin Stewart. This fresh take on the beloved dip has us boosting into the summer with energy.

Smashed Pea Butter

Smashed Pea Butter with Mint & Meyer Lemon

{Yield: 4}

1 cup shelled peas

2-3 Tbsp olive oil

pinch red pepper flakes

¼ cup chopped spring onions

1 clove garlic, roughly chopped

sea salt

1 Tbsp sweet miso

juice from ½ lemon

½ tsp lemon zest

¼ cup packed fresh mint, roughly chopped

Blanch the shelled peas in salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Cool in ice water.

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil with the red pepper flakes in a medium skillet on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté a few minutes. Next, add ¾ of the blanched peas with a pinch of sea salt. Take off the heat and stir in the miso.

Once cooled, transfer mixture to a small food processor or bowl. Add the lemon juice, zest, and mint and process (or smash with a potato smasher), adding olive oil a little at a time, until smooth but keeping a bit of texture. Fold in the remaining blanched peas and sprinkle with more sea salt, to taste. Garnish with fresh mint and lemon zest. Serve with homemade or store bought pita chips.

© Erin O’Leary Stewart

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Mission Of Yahweh!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The month of May, DEFINE’s strength4service is The Mission of Yahweh! Donation classes this month and a future mission trip,  this charity comes to us from DEFINE Founder, Henry Richardson & his friend Monica Hartland. They took a moment to share with us about this charity and how to get involved!

HenryDEFINE:  What is Mission of Yahweh?

logo_yahweh_lgHenry:  Mission of Yahweh is a Christian faith-based shelter for homeless women and their children.  Since 1961 they have given refuge to families in crisis.  They do such a wonderful job providing for these families on so many levels.  They don’t just provide shelter, they empower these women so they can become self-sufficient, productive members of society.

DEFINE: How did you become involved and why does this charity resonate with you? 

Henry:  My friend Monica Hartland made me aware of the charity and I was so impressed with what they do that I knew I had to get involved.  I am committed to meaningful community service through my works in organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Teach for America and so I know a well run charity when I see one. Mission of Yahweh is doing a tremendous job even in the face of growing needs in our community.

DEFINE:  What can people do to help or get involved?

Henry: Attend the DEFINE + yoga donation class: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Click here (http://www.missionofyahweh.org/volunteering/index.html) to see volunteer opportunities at Mission of Yahweh.

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DEFINE: Tell us what The Mission of Yahweh means to you and how you got involved.

Monica: I became involved with the Mission in 2003, which also happened to be my most challenging year financially. I was so touched by my family and friends that helped me get through that difficult year, that I felt compelled to pass it on.  The Mission was the place I chose. The Mission of Yahweh has been sheltering homeless women and Children for 52 years.  It is truly a Home Away from Home for women and children who have simply fallen on hard times, just like I did. They need a helping hand to get them back on their feet.  The Mission not only provides a safe haven but also 3 hot meals a day, clothing, job training and spiritual guidance.

DEFINE: What does paying it forward/giving back mean to you personally?

imageMonica: Bad days happen to everyone: sometimes it becomes a bad week or year, but as humans on this earth we are given a chance to help make someone’s day better by the most simple things.  Perhaps you have changed someone’s day by smiling or by an encouraging word or by giving a little bit of your time or money to others that really need it.  I have been on the receiving side of these acts of kindness and it changed the course of my life.  Today I give because it blesses my life to do so.

DEFINE: What is your connection to TheThe Mission Of Yahweh?

Monica: My heart is connected to the Mission of Yahweh, I receive much more by giving. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”

DEFINE: What can people do to help or get involved?

Monica: The MIssion needs you to get involved there are so many ways that you can volunteer>  Donate women and children clothes, shoes, household items and definitely the Mission always needs money to continue its great work.

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LAYERING GUIDE 101 – DEFINE Style

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

If you’ve taken class at a DEFINE studio lately, chances are you’ve probably noticed our fashionable instructors and equally fashionable clients! All  of them rocking the layers of bras, tanks, and coverups. Straps of all sorts can be seen peeking out while comfy coverups emerge between classes for “street” wear. Layering is a true personal expression, and can be fit into everyone’s workout wardrobe.

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Our Suggestions?

Start out with a colored bra. Neon bras are a subtle, fun way to incorporate brights into your outfit. We like the Splits 59 Loren bra in lime acid for the color and super comfy feel. A more supportive option is the Splits 59 Reed Bra in aqua. This bra beautifully pairs with white and aqua with a touch of black surprise in the back.

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Add a long and fitted tank. This layer must have a performance based fabric while still being soft, with a flattering cut. Our favorites right now are the Splits 59 Ashby tanks in nude or white, and the Beyond Yoga Striped Layering Tank in grey/white. Both options provide comfy, long, flattering silhouettes that will hold up to any DEFINE body, revolution, or mind class.

Coverup with Cutouts. In studios now, we currently have a TON of fun coverup options! Unique shapes and cutouts rule the coverup category. We love that the different shapes allow visibility of layers, and give off the modern, sporty, layered workout look! Coverups pictured: Splits 59 Misty M. Pullover in black and Splits 59 Deena K. Coverup in Apricot.

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