Trainer Spotlight | Juliana C

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How did you find Lagree Fitness and why does it resonate with you?

About 13 years ago, my friend Jessica (who is also a fellow Motivate instructor) took me to her cousin’s brand new studio. I had no idea it was Lagree and no idea what i was doing! I just knew that Jessica looked amazing and I wanted to try it. After my first class I was hooked and started going regularly. I loved how every class was challenging and fun.  The equipment was a lot different 13 years ago, but the method was the same. Lagree has absolutely changed the way I look at fitness. I appreciate the process my body goes through in every class. The method is precise in tempo, resistance, duration, intensity etc. and when you combine all the elements, you get the perfect full body workout. I also love that it is safe enough to do daily, so I know I’ll get stronger without straining or injuring my body.  What resonates with me the most is how challenging it is, but how doable it is as well. Everyone of all fitness levels can take part and get such amazing benefits, both physical and mental. 

How would you describe your teaching style?

I definitely describe myself as your personal Cheerleader. My goal is to engage everyone to take part in class by taking from my energy and giving energy to others. We are all in it together, and we’ll get through it together. In my mind, I’m taking class with you, and it’s hard, and challenging, but we’ll finish and feel so accomplished after. 

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What’s your favorite post-workout nosh?

My body is a big protein craver, so I like to run to Whole Foods and get their peanut butter and greens shake, followed by a nice big custom meade salad. 

If you could give one tip to your clients, what would it be?

I have two!

  1. Keep coming back! The first few classes are very challenging because you are learning something new. After that first learning curve is over, you will be able to dig a little deeper and get to the meaty and shaky part of the classes. That’s where you’ll make those big changes. 

  2. Listen to your instructors so you keep learning. We know that we throw a lot at you in terms of move names, cues, positioning, etc. and it might not always make sense the first few times. Try to keep an ear out in every class because they’ll create a way to communicate it to YOU so YOU can achieve it. You’ll also learn ways to modify and intensify when you want and that’s important for your progress.

Sign up for Juliana’s classes here!

HEALTH HACK | Grain-Free Frozen Berry Bites

You can’t really go wrong with fast delicious and healthy snacks! Whether you’re intermittent fasting or grazing all day, low calories healthy snacks always help! Here’s one full of antioxidants and crunch!

Ingredients:

-1 1/2 cups of yogurt 

- 2 teaspoons lemon juice 

- 1 pint of blueberries 

- stevia 

Mix all ingredients up gently careful to mix throughout without damaging berries


Place the berries on parchment paper on a large cookie sheet and keep in freezer for two hours. 


Serve and enjoy! 

HEALTH HACK | APPLE FILLING

One of the greatest things about the holiday season? Pie. Actually one of the best things about any season? Pie. And without too much sugar, pie isn’t so bad. But unfortunately usually pies come with lots of carbs and sugars which can kill your diet progress!

So here’s a sweet pie like dessert without the sugar and carbs


-1 whole apple

-1 whole mango 

-1 tablespoon cinnamon

-dash nutmeg

-1 teaspoon stevia

Peel your mango and apple and cut into small slices. Put in a small saucepan just covering the bottom lightly with water. Add the other ingredients and cook on low until syrupy and soft. 

Put it in a bowl and enjoy! 🍎

HEALTH HACK | Egg Bites 🍳

Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. A crucial step in weight loss is activating metabolism and for many, breakfast is a great place to start. But the morning is also usually when a lot of other important stuff is going on so having a fast easy breakfast solution is key. In come egg bites! Taking your egg staple and making them fast, flavorful and easy to eat!

Ingredients:

7 eggs

Dash salt

Dash cream

1 cup cheddar cheese

3/4 Parmesan cheese

1 cup chopped spinach

3/4 cup chopped ham slices or bacon

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a cupcake muffin tin. Crack eggs into a bowl and mix thoroughly, then add everything except Parmesan. Mix again and pour evenly into each muffin section filling about 3/4 way. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top and bake for 20 mins.

Pop them out, salt and enjoy! 🍳

HEALTH HACK | PEPPERMINT SMOOTHIE

Thanksgiving is over and hopefully so are the heavy foods! Now that you’ve eaten all the foods and napped all the naps we can give you the news. It’s now Christmas! 

To start your day with some Christmas cheer the healthy way we have a peppermint breakfast smoothie that takes all of 5 minutes to make!

1 frozen ripe banana in pieces

1 cup almond milk

 ¼ cup of fresh mint leaves

¼ tsp vanilla extract 

1 tsp monkfruit

1 handful spinach

1 scoop pea protein powder

Blend it all up, put on your Christmas sweaters and enjoy! 🎄

HEALTH HACK | 5 MINUTE GRAIN-FREE BREAKFAST MUFFIN

What’s better than a muffin with no grains? The answer to that is -when it takes 5 minutes to make it! ⏰

Sometimes eating well can be associated with spending a LOT of time you don’t have in the kitchen. But with the idea of being able to exercise, eat well and enjoy all the fun that is the holidays in mind, we have a 5 minute delicious and healthy breakfast muffin recipe for you!

Ingredients:

1 Egg

1 splash of Heavy Whipping Cream

1 Truvia Packet or replacement healthy sweetener

1 Pinch of Salt

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

4 tbsp Ground Flax Meal

Mix all ingredients together well and microwave in a cup for 1 minute

Enjoy! 😋