Our Zombie camp was a blast today! Everyone worked on breaking away and evading the zombies grasp …. Don’t want to end up as dinner !!!
At The Refinery Athletic Club and Wellness Center we strive to facilitate your conversion from ordinary to exceptional. We understand your desire to make improvements to your physical and mental well being and transform who you are to who you wish to be in the future. Everyone has goals whether it’s to lose 10 pounds, run your first 5K or climb the stairs without getting out of breath. The staff at The Refinery are ready to help facilitate your metamorphosis from basic elements to the refined, accomplished outcome you desire.
– 4,000 sq ft of cardio, cybex and free weight machines
– 40+ weekly, FREE Group Fitness Classes
– HEATED Outdoor Lap Pool
– Outdoor Basketball Court
– Racquetball Court
– Outdoor Obstacle Course
– On-site Physical Therapy
– Sauna and Steam Rooms
GROUP EXERCISE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
•AQUA AEROBICS: A non-impact gravity-free aerobic and toning class that is gentle on your joints. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t mind getting wet.
•BODY PUMP: BODYPUMP is a toning and conditioning class with weights and is for everybody who wants to add strength training into their aerobic workout! The simplicity of the class makes BODYPUMP a great way to develop strength and confidence. Hot sounds and compelling choreography keep you going through each workout. You’ll use a step platform, a bar and a set of weights.
•CARDIO-CIRCUIT: Have fun in this class using different methods to strengthen, tone, and challenge your body. During the cardio and strengthening segments expect to use the BOSU, the mini-trampoline, and possibly the step. The possibilities are endless!
•DANCE PARTY: Join the party on Fridays at 10:15am! Enjoy a variety of dance fitness choreography and fun. Learn some awesome moves to club music, hip hop and current beats and get your workout in a fast paced hour! What are you waiting for?
•FITNESS YOGA: Enjoy an energetic yoga class that uses a flowing series of postures to create heat within the body as you increase strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. This Vinyasa Flow style class is good for new students who are physically active; those interested in the fitness benefits of yoga, and anyone who wants to dive in to a multi-level yet strong practice.
•GENTLE YOGA: Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles.
•INTERVAL TRAINING: In this awesome workout, you will alternate between cardio and conditioning exercises for the ultimate workout. Designed using a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) method, this class is sure to give you to results you are after. You will use a variety of interval techniques to get in amazing condition!
•LIGHTEN UP: Ideal for rookies and those who are young at heart. This class is appropriate for older adults who are fit and active as well as those who are sedentary, intimidated, unfamiliar with exercise and ALL those who enjoy a positive and upbeat SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT!
•PILATES: This class incorporates a series of fluid floor work exercises designed to develop a strong foundation, and to kick your butt! Pilates classes are a great way to Increase your core strength and flexibility by performing the classic movements of Joseph Pilates.
•STEP: Looking for a great cardio workout? This is the class for you! This classic high intensity and low impact workout uses the Step platform which guarantees that your heart rate really pumps while you move to the music of your favorite artists! Get ready to be invigorated and entertained!
•SPIN: This traditional indoor cycling class offers a non-impact, highly effective way to build cardiovascular strength and endurance. Designed for all levels, spin classes offer a challenging opportunity to get your heart pumping, burn serious calories and leave you with a feeling of accomplishment and perhaps a desire to be out on the road.
•YOGA: Yoga works the mind and body as a whole unit through a series of postures connected with movement and breathing. Use mediation, breathing exercises and movement to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance through this class. Refresh your mind and stretch your body.
•YOGILATES: A movement system that combines yoga and Pilates. Yogilates is a technique that involves the stretching and strengthening of all the body’s major muscle groups, creating a slender, streamlined shape. It enhances posture with its main focus being to strengthen the core postural muscles where the abdominal, lower back, pelvic floor and buttock muscles meet. Yogilates is excellent for bad backs and for creating a sense of inner calm and relaxation.
•ZUMBA: Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.
ST AUGUSTINE’S PREMIER NEW ATHLETIC CLUB
AND WELLNESS CENTER
At The Refinery Athletic Club our goal is to facilitate your transformation to become your very best. From the moment you enter our facility you become a part of something special.
We are not a gym but a health club that uses fitness, relationships and camaraderie to connect you to our community and inspire you to succeed in every aspect of your life.
Here is a tasty,spicy, low calorie dish to add to your weekly dinner plans!
2 Tbsp Organic Olive Oil
Organic thin sliced pork loin
1 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice
1 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp black pepper
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 hot pepper
1 package Lo Mein noodles
1. Add olive oil and spices to baggie and place pork loin in, allowing to marinate for at least 4 hours in refrigerator.
3. Fill a large pot with water and allow to boil, when boiled turn down heat and add noodles. Cook until desired texture.
4. Allow pork loin to cook for a minimum of 2 minutes per side turning over in pan.
5. When pork is cooked remove from pan and let rest for 5 minutes.
6. In a large bowl, toss peppers with a dash of olive oil and season with black pepper.
8. Place lo mein noodles on plate adding pork and dressing with the peppers.
Here is a wonderful way to celebrate the Holiday and still eat clean and healthy!
Pumpkin is not only tasty and enjoyable during the holidays,but is is full of antioxidants,fiber,and a great source of Vitamin A. Pumpkin also contains high amounts of other essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins C and E, magnesium, potassium and iron.
1 can pumpkin puree
2 scoops chocolate protein
1 1/2 cup original almond milk
1/2 cup raw honey
2 large organic eggs
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 pre made organic pie crust
1. Pre heat oven to 425 degrees
2. Mix cinnamon, ginger, cloves, protein powder in small bowl.
3. Stir in pumpkin puree,honey, and almond milk
4. Beat 2 eggs and add to bowl
5. Pour mixture into pie crust
6. Place in oven for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, and then turn oven down to 350 and let continue to bake for 50 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 2 hours
Knowing how to shop your local grocery store can make this task much more pleasant! Shopping with a plan is a useful tool and can help you save money and time at the store. Listed below are a few tips I find useful when getting to the store so I can be in and out quickly and still get everything I need.
1. Fill your pantry with items you know how to use.
2. Plan your meals for the week, so your not wasting time going up and down every aisle.
3. Shop for fruit and veggies when they are “in-season”.
4. Try to keep your freezer in stock with lean chicken, fish, and turkey.
Some top staples to keep in your refrigerator and cabinets are:
- Pasta (whole wheat, Quinoa, etc..)
- Rice (brown or black)
- Organic dry cereals (bran flakes, plain shredded wheat, flax flakes)
- Milk (almond,coconut,flax,hemp)
- Organic eggs
- Low Fat cottage cheese
- Greek Yogurt
- Chick peas
- Peanut butter
- Air popped pop corn
- Mixed greens
- Sweet Potato
- Olive oil
- Balsamic Vinegar