These muffins are a healthy and delicious twist on everyone’s spring-time favorite...carrot cake! They are great for breakfast or a quick snack to grab on-the-go. They taste amazing by themselves or with nut butter spread on top! You can also make them into carrot cake cupcakes by adding homemade cream cheese frosting (found at the end of this recipe). This frosting is definitely more of a treat- great if you’re having guests to celebrate and need a quick and healthier dessert.
Run Club has taken off this spring (well, sort of spring) with an amazing community striving toward a range of goals. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never run a 5k or you are training for your third marathon. We are proving that community over competition is at the root of Run Club. We are showing ourselves that what we do in the studio is taking our training to a whole other level when we tackle it outdoors. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, here is what is in store.
Everybody!!! Meet our newest GM, Trista. We want to shout this from the rooftops because she epitomizes all that is Fly Feet from the way she pushes herself in the studio to the way she shares her gifts and talents with others. We are incredibly honored to have her on our team. She walked in during our very first opening week and has been a staple member of our community ever since. Her refreshing outlook on life, her drive for excellence, and her charisma are all pure gold. Please give a warm welcome when you see her in the studio and read on to get to know her a little bit better :)
This Saturday kicks off a 14-day training camp designed to take you beyond the normal training cycle, stopping just short of overtraining. This methodology serves to add a very specific and controlled stimulus above and beyond the ordinary. Overreaching helps to break plateaus, engrain challenging new movement patterns and habits, while giving the body’s metabolic processes a kick in the rear.
In Stride this month we are combining the forces of speed and threshold. If you only train at one speed, you will only run one speed. Speed training increases efficiency at all running paces making you faster at all distances. Each class will incorporate speed work either before, during, or after the bulk of threshold work, so your pace is never the same throughout.
Speed, my favorite! Before we go anywhere let’s understand that both speed and power are skills. These attributes must be learned, developed, and continually practiced. Strength is derived from the ability to recruit motor units within a muscle, while power is born from a muscle’s contraction force and speed Essentially, some can fire more of a muscle more quickly than others and these individuals are more powerful within a given movement. While some of us are born with the genetic potential to be more powerful than others, all must work to develop full expression of their capabilities.
March is the time of year when we talk about spring training. It happens like clockwork when thoughts of racing pop into our heads and goals start to come to life. This is why we are taking a very grassroots approach to our training in Stride for the month. We are talking about pure interval training because of its simple and effective approach. Workouts will involve a lot of repeats that require quickness, but consistency all while focusing on distances ranging from short sprints to endurance based intervals.
Many people have a fear of fruit, due to the propaganda fed to society by the diet industry. The trendy diets of today perpetuate this wave of fruit fear, leading us to believe that they are filled with unnecessary carbs and placing fruit sugar and processed/refined sugar in the same category, instead of understanding and differentiating between the two.
The Fly Feet Run Club has stepped up its game as we enter the 2019 season in ways that are all catered to YOU. There are goals to be met and people to do it with whether you are a first time jogger, seasoned marathoner, or somewhere in between. Like all things at Fly Feet, the Run Club is an extension of the bigger belief in chasing a lifestyle that you love. It’s about making goals to get better, proving that you are progressing, and achieving what is meaningful to us as individuals.
Midday drowsiness is the worst. One minute you’re powering through your work tasks, then 3pm hits and suddenly you’re fighting the head bob and your eyelids feel like they’re loaded with lead. We’ve all been there. #amiright?! Many of us may turn to caffeine in these moments of despair, but there are some great alternative options (hello puppy pictures!) worth giving a try, and they don’t require a mid-afternoon coffee refill.