Apr 20 2015

1Day Meal Plan + 1 Week Workout Schedule

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Does all this “healthiness” have you overwhelmed?

There is so much information out there! It’s amazing and confusing all at the same time. Take it 1 step at a time, Folks! I promise if you can make just one small change a month, things will start to naturally transform for you. Try not to let “all the info.” create burn out, lead you to “fall off the wagon” or make you never start. Remember, this is supposed to be a lifestyle change. Slow down, breathe and enjoy the ride. (more…)


Feb 19 2015

It’s Healthy AND Pretty

Banana Chocolate Chia Muffins

Check your inbox today for a Chocolate Chia Muffin Recipe (pictured here). It is super yummy & a great on-the-go treat!

And would you check out this beautiful Maelle Baking Dish! My girlfriend, Ryann, gave it to me for my Christmas-Birthday and I absolutely love it! 

If you want to receive more recipes, tips and info. from us… please join Folk Wellness Co. today! 


Dec 2 2014

Rest Stop Workout

Flower Mound TXAlthough park benches and tables are meant for sitting, this routine by BEAUTYLISH is no picnic. You’ll feel the burn within the first minute! Give her a try at your local park or on your next road trip break. 

  • Step Up Back Leg Lift x20 (each leg)
  • Step Up Side Leg Lift x20 (each leg)
  • Incline or Decline Plank Knee Circles x5 (each leg)
  • Incline or Decline Wide Pushups x10
  • Tricep Dips + Leg Kick x20 
  • Goal = 3 rounds! 

And speaking of taking a break on a road trip… check out what our Folkster & dear friend, Ryann Ford, has been up to. For the past 5 years, she has driven all over the country documenting America’s vanishing rest stops.  Her project has turned into something larger than she could ever have imagined, and now it’s time to publish a book! 

She’s launched a Kickstarter to help raise some of the funds needed to bring this book to life. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/180321050/the-last-stop-a-photo-book-of-americas-rest-stops (more…)


Nov 3 2014

30 Minute Bootcamp

Are you feeling strapped for time, but would still like to get a good workout in that requires you to only show up (and not think about what you need to do). Join us! We have several 30 Minute Bootcamp: Sports Complex in Schulenburg; St. Rose School in SchulenburgThe Fairgrounds in La Grange, & Longer Park in Luling just for you! 

Our workouts are always changing, but mostly include High Intensity Interval Training that will result in weight loss and muscle gain. Our training delivers a calorie burning workout and post metabolic boost (ie. boosts your metabolism to burn calories after the workout). It is an effective workouts that maximize your results in minimal time. This short duration, but high intensity interval training creates a prolonged after-burn, or EPOC (excess post oxygen consumption). This type of training causes the body to take longer to return to its state of rest, so it continues to burn calories (5x more) at a higher rate long after the workout session has completed


Oct 27 2014

2014 #thirtytoturkey

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Welcome to our 2nd annual Thirty To Turkey challenge! It’s a simple 3-a-day challenge that lasts for 30 days beginning Oct. 28, 2014. 

1-workout, 1-veggie and 1-fruit, that’s all! The goal is to obtain thirty points for each category by Thanksgiving (90 points total). Want more points? You can earn double the exercise points by working out at a Folk Wellness Co. Bootcamp (equals 2 points). Reminder: Cheating on this challenge only cheats yourself. Please be honest, for your health. Send us your updates on facebook and instagram to #folkwellness and #thirtytoturkey 

PRINTABLE  THIRTY TO TURKEY CHALLENGE SHEET

 


Oct 22 2014

New Bootcamp: Luling, TX!

Boot-Camp

We are so proud to announce that we will be opening a new bootcamp location in Luling, TX with Coach Brittaney (and FREE childcare)! We are way too excited and here are the details: 

  • WHERE: Longer Park (babysitters provided at no charge!)
  • WHEN: Starting November 3, 2014- Monday/Wednesday
  • TIME: 5:30 pm
  • WHO: anyone and everyone
  • COST: $45/session (8 classes)
  • BRING: mat, towel, or blanket; water and weights 
Brittaney is originally from Luling, born and raised. After college, she moved to Schulenburg to become a Paralegal for the Colorado County Public Defender’s Office. While in Schulenburg, she attended the Schulenburg Folk Wellness Boot Camp Class for 2 years, then in 2012, she was asked to take on the role as an instructor for the Flatonia Folk Wellness Boot Camp Class. In August 2014, she was given an opportunity to move home and pursue a career with LISD. Thankfully, Brittaney is willing to want to share her knowledge of NUTRITION and EXERCISE with the lovely Luling community! 
 
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Oct 6 2014

How Much Sugar Should You Eat Per Day?

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Don’t forget there is a difference between added sugars and sugars that occur naturally in foods like fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are healthy foods that contain water, fiber and nutrients. However, added sugars are those that are added to foods and the most common added sugars are regular table sugar (sucrose) or high fructose corn syrup.

If you want to lose weight and optimize your health, then you should do your best to avoid foods that contain added sugars.

What is a Safe Amount of Sugar to Eat Per Day?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. Some people can eat some sugar without harm, while others should avoid it as much as possible. (more…)


Sep 28 2014

Food Challenge

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Tomorrow starts our next “Guilty Pleasure Give-Up” Folk Food Challenge and runs until Saturday, October 4th. Sunday is always our off-day! Our Schulenburg Bootcamp Folksters are giving up soda & white bread; our LaGrange Bootcamp Folksters are giving up soda & candy; and our Stephenville Bootcamp Folksters took an oath (please see below) and are giving up  juice, sweet tea, ice cream & cereal this week! Anytime you reach for either of these, please think about us and put it down. It’s just one week of your life. #folkfoodchallenge

The Oath!  

  • “I solemnly swear to practice portion control, eat more fruit, and steer clear of the foods we listed above until Friday” -Stephenville Folksters, September 29, 2014

Why Soda?

  • Dehydration. Because caffeine is a diuretic, it leads to an increase in urine volume. So, when you drink a caffeinated soda to quench your thirst, you will actually become thirstier. 
  • High calories. A can of regular cola contains over 150 calories. Not only are these calories devoid of any nutritional value, but they also deplete your body of vital nutrients
  • Acid. The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have PH levels as low as 2.. To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of and pure water has a pH of 7.
  • Weight gain. Researchers at the University of Texas say artificial sweeteners can interfere with the body’s natural ability to regulate calorie intake. This could mean that people who consume artificially sweetened items, “diet coke”, are more likely to overindulge.

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