EXCITING NEWS: MindFuel Wellness

So I have been very busy and a little MIA from Fitsouffle but I have been working on something very exciting..MindFuel Wellness. I am so incredibly excited to share my new endeavor with you all. My long time yoga teacher and friend starting chatting a few months ago about our passion for overall health, wellness, and fitness. We truly practice what we preach; our love of movement whether that be yoga, Pilates, running, and strength training, to our love of good wholesome healthy eating, we want to know more and share what we do know. After getting together over many green juices, smoothies, and kale salads, MindFuel Wellness was born!

MindFuel Wellness is a corporate wellness company.

Our goal is simple: to bring wellness initiatives to employees in an accessible and direct manner to improve overall quality of life and work productivity.

Our offerings will include movement classes (Pilates, yoga), wellness workshops and Healthy Hour, not your typical Happy Hour!

MindFuel, and our partnership, is built on our love of movement and our commitment to healthy, mindful living. Jacquelyn comes from a background of exercise science, sport-specific training and Fletcher Pilates. Kelly comes from a background of dance, endurance sports and various yoga disciplines. We joined forces in Fall ‘14 with a vision to bring wellness and fitness to more people in Chicago and answer the demand for innovative programs within companies.

If this sounds interesting to you (we hope it does!) feel free to do any of the following:

  • Connect us to your company so we can teach you and your colleagues
  • Connect us to your friend’s companies and help them grow their wellness community
  • Introduce us to your building’s gym/wellness facility
  • Reach out to us to create your own group class

We are excited to share this journey with you!

If you are interested in finding out more or have any questions please leave a comment below or email us: info@mindfuelwellness.com

Moving forward I will continue to post at Fitsouffle but we will also have a much more comprehensive blog on MindFuel! I have always wanted to be able to share more with all of you but with teaching Pilates and Shred415 full time my schedule can be a little packed, with the help of Kelly you will be getting more and better content! We will also have an option to become a client of MindFuel online where you can get access to our classes to listen to and practice whether that be at home or on the road, just take us with you! 

I'm BACK and you're INVITED!

I'm back and I've missed you all.  My deepest apologies for my almost two month hiatus.  I have been very busy teaching Pilates, Shred415 and working on a new and exciting project...more to come very soon.  I wanted to invite all of my Chicago readers to a very special class my good friend and amazing yoga teacher Kelly and I will be teaching this Sunday, March 22 at 9am at Lululemon Southport. Class is free and mats are provided, all you need to do is show up! The class is a combination of the best of both worlds (in my book), Yoga and Pilates. In an hour long class you will flow from Pilates to Yoga, seamlessly transitioning your breath and your body through strength, balance, endurance and stretches.  We would love to see you there and bring your friends too!

WHEN: This Sunday, March 22nd at 9am
WHAT: Flow Fuel 
WHERE: Lululemon Southport
COST: Free
*all fitness levels and experience welcome

Have a wonderful weekend, see you Sunday ;-)

Pilates & O+A Event Recap!

Happy Monday! I am so excited and energized on this Monday after a super inspiring event yesterday. Yesterday I hosted a mat Pilates event followed by an educational talk about the health benefits of juice by the lovely Rose of Owen & Alchemy

After an hour long mat Pilates class we enjoyed a variety of juice while Rose answered a plethora of questions and I am so happy to say I learned a lot! 

Enjoying our juice post Pilates class.

Enjoying our juice post Pilates class.

How beautiful!

How beautiful!

Everyone received their own juice but we all wanted to taste all of them!

Everyone received their own juice but we all wanted to taste all of them!

Here is some information I thought you all should know:-)

  • O+A has a partnership with the Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern and has helped them assemble and endorses their cleanses.
  • They cold press all of their juices. Cold pressing yields the highest amount of juice and nutrients possible from each raw fruit or vegetable. Each bottle of juice contains 5 lbs of organic produce! 
  • Think about juice as a supplement to your diet, aiding in reaching your daily nutritional needs.
  • They deliver with a $15 minimum (that's just two juices!)
  • Check out this amazing informational sheet they have put together about their cleanses!

A huge thank you to O+A for collaborating with me for this amazing event! 

If you have interest in attending a workshop, please feel free to reach out or leave a comment below, I am hoping to have another one soon!

Workout Plan for the Week:
Sunday: Hot Vinyasa Yoga
Monday: Shred415 Arms and Abs
Tuesday: Teach Bootcamp
Wednesday: OFF
Thursday: Shred415 Shredded Abs and Pilates
Friday: Hot Vinyasa Yoga
Saturday: 8 Mile Run