My Story. How I landed in fitness and why I love it and this life so very much.
It's Rosh Hashanah!
Are some of you confused already? It's the Jewish New Year!
Glad we are all on the same page now.
The symbolic foods for this holiday are apples dipped in honey to represent the start of a sweet new year.
Today we are making Charoset! Mmm mmm good...
Charoset is traditionally a Passover recipe but it's a favorite of mine and I couldn't help making it early.
I want you all to give it a try and enjoy!
It takes 20 minutes max!
3 large apples peeled, chopped, and cored into tiny pieces. I personally love organic Fuji apples or red delicious.
1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts
1 & 3/4 teaspoons of honey or agave
1/2 teaspoon of white sugar
1/4 cup or less of a sweet red wine. I enjoy a nice Pinot Noir. If alcohol isn't your thing you can also use grape or apple juice.
Add a touch of cinnamon on top to give it a little flair.
You can plate some fresh spinach and add the Charoset on top for a sweet and scrumptious lunch.
Side note: I'm eating it as I'm typing this to all of you. :)
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I've been to New York in the winter, spring, summer, and this was my first time in the fall…
It was so dreamy...
I'm having post NYC trip disorder. It's true. I have loved New York since I first learned about New York as a wee little one. My childhood dream when I was just a mere ten years old was to be an optometrist during the day and a broadway star at night. I have always been very ambitious! :)
I've been fortunate enough to travel to NYC a few times a year for work and or play. This particular trip was a combination of the two which was ideal. Although, I did not end up becoming an eye doctor or a musical theatre performer I feel like the luckiest lady around that I get to do what I love everyday.
No matter where I travel to fitness is a part of my daily routine. And in New York City the fitness studios and class options seem endless. This particular trip I focused on my yoga practice and found some beautiful spots to do so.
I checked out Strala Yoga which is the wonderful, Tara Stiles, studio located in SOHO and loved the happy spirit of this space. It was light, bright, and welcoming! All the instructors have a positive and approachable presence which is really beautiful to walk into.
Jivamukti is a very traditional yoga studio located right near Union Square. Every instructor here has hours and hours of training and experience so you know you are in dynamic hands. The class I took had a beautiful flow, the transitions were seamless and although we held our poses for an extended length of time I really felt the energy and heard the breathe of all the students in the room which helped to center my focus. After class I ate at a delightful vegan cafe they have in the studio. The food was AMAZING! Even if you're not a yogi but you like to fill your body with healthy foods go to this vegan cafe, I highly suggest it!
mmm mmm good!
I also popped into a group pilates class and a Yogaworks studio which has locations all over the U.S.
When you are on the road and you don't necessarily have the time or income to pop into a class remember that BENNERFIT circuits are always there and available to you! YOU deserve feel your best! Making yourself a priority is not selfish at all but rather a necessity because when we feel our best we do a better job of being that for everyone around us.
I'll see you soon NYC!
Have a beautiful weekend Bennerfitter's!
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