October is upon us and so is our favorite season, Fall!
The year is flying by and we’re spinning our wheels trying to keep up with everything, which has left us in a bit of a Fall Funk. The Fall season brings a change in weather, an adjustment in light and lifestyle, but it also tends to fly by as consumer culture forces the next holiday, months before it even starts! Whats up with that?
Everyone around us seems to not be feeling quite themselves as well… So, when we asked our girls at POUND HQ what October meant to them and they responded, “It’s kind of a filler month before the holidays. It’s a “slump” month,” the lightbulb went off.
We totally agree — school has started, summer is completely over, and the holidays are looming just around the corner. October is the calm before the storm… but this year, we’re challenging you to make October more than a slump month — which is why we’ve deemed it: ROCKTOBER. Make the most of this month. Try new things. Wear new things. Listen to new things. Take advantage of this calm, say “no” to the slump and do something each day that ROCKS.
How will YOU ROCKtober? Tell us in the comments below!
As we were scrolling through Facebook not long ago, this photograph of 13-year-old Dillion Chapman sitting in his wheelchair with Ripstix made us STOP. His smile is infectious; his spirit, palpable. The post came from UK POUND Pro Gina Fry after a fundraising day that she organized to benefit Dillon, her cousin’s son.
“I had a birthday party in February, and Dillon came,” said Gina. “It was two nights before his surgery was due to take place, so the whole family (a large Irish family) had a big leg send off. It was a very emotional evening in that respect, and I had the idea to forge a group of fitness professionals in my area to help to raise funds, but more importantly, to raise awareness [for Dillon].” And that, she did! (more…)
A$$ PASS: Every hour. On the hour.
In a strong plank position, extend your ripstix forward and tap, then come back to plank (light tap), then extend straight out to the side, creating a 90 degree angle or an “L” shape. Do 2-3 sets of 10 reps on each side. READY, GO!
Want more planks? The ONLY place to find a POUND Plank track is in our POUND Rockout Results System! Order yours now!
There’s nothing like pretending you’re on an episode of CHOPPED and trying to come up with something creative early on a Sunday Morning!
This is the easiest recipe and you’ll be blown away by how tasty it is! All you need is some cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, lemon, thyme, and egg and your favorite bread to toast!
You probably don’t want to read any more of our rambles after scoping that pic, huh? Ok, ready, go. 😉 (more…)
We live in a world where the medicine cabinet is our go-to at the first sign of sickness. What you might not realize is that the cure may already be in your kitchen!
Here are four smoothies that will target fall’s infamous “symptoms”. You know them all too well: Stress, Energy, Dehydration and Sickness. We have a cure for all four:
- Load up on our seratonin-boosting Carrot Top smoothie to relieve stress on your most insane days.
- Had a little too much wine last night? Too many hours on a plane? Soak up our hydrating Mango Tango smoothie and feel immediate gratifi-hydration.
- Throat feeling funny? Got the sniffles? Blend up our I Wanna Get Better smoothie and let its detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients work their magic.
- 3PM Slump? Not you! Our Got-A-Lotta Energy smoothie has your back. Each ingredient hands over instant energy and a metabolism boost to match.
… And then your stomach grumbles for something sweet while you’re watching The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon and enjoying a glass of red wine.
We’ve been there (last night) — and such an occasion calls for a healthy late-night goodie that’s easy to snack on and that satisfies your sweet tooth. (more…)
We travel. A LOT. (But you know this already.) If there’s one thing we come head to head with on EVERY trip, it’s FOOD. Sometimes we have enough time to spend an hour googling all of the city’s secret foodie spots. Most times, we don’t. Luckily, there are 3 food apps that we’re app-sessed with that help us find local snack hacks no matter where we are!
So, in the spirit of the “vacation month” (August), we’ve whipped up a quick snack hack app list so you never go anywhere on an empty stomach — and only one of them requires prep! (more…)
It’s Sunday morning, which means you’re still lying in bed reading this on your phone in an effort to spend just a few more minutes under the covers. You had a long week and you deserve it. You know what else you deserve? A bomb breakfast that will get this weekend party started!
Don’t scoff at us. We know brussel sprouts have a bad rep, but they are trending like a hipster holding a can of PBR. But unlike PBR, brussel sprouts are rich in nutrients and an amazing source of vitamin C and K… (sorta like a daily dose of us!) 😉 They’re low in fat and sodium but a great source of fiber and potassium! Oh yeah, and they actually taste AH-MAZING.
We just gave you 4 reasons to jump out of bed (reading this definitely gave you at least 3 extra minutes!), grab some sprouts, mushrooms, onions and eggs and start the last day of your weekend right! (more…)
1. What’s your coffee order?
Decaf hazelnut coffee w/ a little stevia and milk!
2. If you could only eat ONE food for the rest of your life… what would it be?
Cantaloupe! Good for you and sweet!
3. Give us three words that people use to describe your class?
Therapeutic, Entertaining, and Challenging!
4. Tell us the best advice you’ve ever received.
It’s simple but I always have to remind myself to RISE ABOVE IT!
5. Three songs currently on repeat?
I can’t stop listening to:
You know the drill! Every hour. On the hour.
To setup, stand up straight and take your right leg back, keeping your hips squared forward. Bend both knees and make sure your left knee is not coming over your toe. You there? Good.
Now, strike your right Ripstick in front then propel your right knee up and jump, striking at the top. Repeat 20 times then switch legs. Hit a set or 2 every hour, on the hour and expect a “WOAH” from your tush tomorrow morning! (more…)