Flyers, you’ve gotta meet our guy Rob! He is not your typical group fitness guru, in fact Fly Feet is the first place he has ever joined. The former hockey player, speedster, Michigander has found his stride at Fly Feet where he gets after it more days than most. His drive fuels the power of the pack mentality and his dedication to everything he takes on has impressed every coach we’ve got! Read on to learn a little more about him.
This month in Stride we are ordering up a holiday special for you at the beginning or end of every session. When you receive a gift during the holiday season you never know exactly what you’re going to get, and the same principle is going to apply to our training sessions this month. Think of this as naughty or nice, but knowing that no matter where you fall we will be getting you out of your comfort zone.
We all know what it’s like to be working out and have our lungs be the limiting factor to our performance, whether it’s running on the tread or doing strength work on the floor. My legs might feel good, but if I can’t control my breathing, I’ve got to hop off the belt early or drop my weights before my set is over. That feeling is both frustrating and helpless. It’s a moment that occurs for all of us, but if we can make them few and far between, we feel better about heading into the gym, better during the workout, and leave feeling empowered for whatever comes next.
Thanksgiving celebrations are in full swing this week and we can’t help but gush about the many ways this life is a gift. This is the time of year when we channel energy toward family, friends, and the many other elements of living that we cherish. It also presents the opportunity to actively share these sentiments with others. The words that we choose to express become so much more powerful when shared during this season, and all seasons of life. We asked our staff to share what they are thankful for this season and we can pretty much sum it up like this… YOU. Here’s what our team had to say.
Fly Feet, meet Coach Colin! If you have had the pleasure of taking a class from Colin then you know his motivation is endless, is authenticity is so pure, and his energy takes everything to another level. He is a multi-dimensional coach with a background and personality that you must get to know. We are so honored to have him as one of our newest coaches and can’t wait for you to learn more about what makes Colin so special and such an important member of our team.
It is crazy to think that two years ago we unlocked the doors to a place that would forever reimagine the spirit of group fitness. It gives a brand new perspective on treadmill running, traditional hiit training, and glowing green lights. We opened the doors to total strangers and now two years later we have a TreadMighty family …
Flyers, meet Thomas! He is a Fly Feet all-star who walked in our Flyzata doors when we first opened and has been a regular ever since. He is a joy to coach because of his dedication and drive to make progress. He goes all-in whether it’s a grinding Stride session, heavy lifting Strength day, or the tried and true Tread & Shred. His passions range from work and family to thoroughly planned snowy getaways. Read for more!
November we will focus on training that surrounds time trials. We will develop how we prepare for them and how we can truly benefit from having these checkpoints in our training. We will work with time trials that test our speeds over a range of distances and time domains so that we have a better understanding of our capabilities and ranges.
Are you ready for this? We give you… Creamy Thai Carrot Soup!
½ large yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, dic ed
1 T C oconut or Oliv e Oil
1 pound carrots, scrubbed (or peeled) and chopped (4 cups )
Salt and Pepper
2 cups Veggie Stock
2 cups water
⅓ cup sunflower butter
2 tsp chili garlic sauce
Fresh basil, cilantro, or mint
Sriracha hot sauce
Heat a large pot over medium heat, add coconut oil, diced onion and garlic.
Add carrots and cook for 5 minutes
Season with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper, and stir in veggie stock and water
Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to a simmer
Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until veggies are tender (test by cutting a larger piece of carrot in half – it should cut with ease )
Transfer to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend until smooth and creamy
Add peanut butter and chili garlic sauce to the blender and blend to combine, using a ‘puree’ or ‘liquify’ setting if you have it
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. For a touch of added sweetness, add a T or so of brown sugar or agave nectar
Add more chili garlic sauce for more heat
Serve immediately with fresh basil or herbs of choice. A drizzle of coconut milk will add a creamy, sweet touch. Serve with sriracha for extra heat
Scott is a member that walked into class for the first time, gave it everything he had, clapped his hands, and walked out with the biggest smile on his face. As a coach these are the moments that move us and his authentic energy became captivating for us. He has shown up (almost) every day since then with the most dedicated, driven, and inspiring attitude that can’t be missed among staff and flyers. We are so lucky to have him and his big heart in our community!
Read on to learn a little bit more about Scott and why he is so special to all of us at Fly Feet! Plus, have you seen his kicks???
Marcia is a regular Flyer that doesn’t shy away from hard work and embraces the challenges that come her way. She is loyal to her family, her health, and her community. She is an inspiration to us and all that know her for so many reasons and several that you will discover for yourself as you read on…