Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Juice Plus


Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables every day is essential for good nutrition and good health. Many of the nutrients and phyto-nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are powerful antioxidants. Our body constantly produces free radicals as a natural by-product of our metabolism. There are also many external sources of oxidants or free radicals such as smoking, UV light and pollution. Some free radicals are needed by our bodies but too many can damage cells by causing harmful chain reactions. This damage is often called “oxidative stress”. Antioxidants can help reduce the harmful reactions caused by free radicals.
Although the body produces its own antioxidants, the antioxidants we obtain from our diet, particularly those from fruits and vegetables, contribute significantly to reducing oxidative stress in the body. Scientific studies have confirmed that by simply eating more fruits and vegetables people may be able to reduce oxidative damage and help maintain a healthy immune system.


Juice PLUS+® Fruit Blend is created from a whole food base of: apples, oranges, pineapple, peaches, cranberries, papaya, acerola cherry, dates and prunes.
Juice PLUS+® Vegetable Blend is: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, kale, spinach, parsley, garlic and tomato.
Juice PLUS+® Vineyard Blend contains: Concord grape, raspberry, blueberry, redcurrant, cranberry, blackcurrant, blackberry, elderberry and bilberry.
Juice PLUS+® uses the highest quality ingredients available. Once harvested the fruit and vegetables are thoroughly washed and juiced to help release the nutrients from the plant cell structure and make them more available for absorption. They are then dried using a proprietary, low temperature process, blended, encapsulated and packed ready to be delivered to your door. Juice PLUS+® ingredients are carefully tested at every step of the production process to ensure the quality and purity of the final product. The process is also monitored to protect the vital nutrients found in fruit and vegetables making Juice PLUS+® a great addition to your daily nutrition.


Adding Juice PLUS+® fruit, vegetables and berries, available through Premium PLUS+® capsules, provides whole food based nutrition from 26 varieties daily. In short, everyone can enjoy the added nutritional benefits of taking Juice PLUS+®.


Juice PLUS+® has had a worldwide scientific research programme in place for over fifteen years in leading universities and institutes. Seventeen independent clinical studies, proving the efficacy of Juice PLUS+®, have already been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and as many are currently underway.
The studies show that Juice PLUS+®:
1       Delivers key phytonutrients that are absorbed by the body
2       Helps reduce oxidative stress
3       Helps support a healthy immune system and DNA integrity
4       Positively impacts several key indicators of cardiovascular wellness


Monday, April 29, 2013

New Challenges and Opportunities

I am honored and excited to announce that I am the proud new Owner/Director of THE 5Fit Program!! If you are looking for a high intensity group class that is safe and effective this is it! I've been coaching for over 5 years now and have taken what I've learned from my experience, and most importantly, what my clients want and created a program that I feel will give you the best results.

I started out coaching outdoor boot camps, then moved to indoor CrossFit classes and Personal Training, then head coach for the Women's Only CrossFit program and from there created my own business called, Strength+Beauty which is an intensive 4 week women's program. Over the years I've grown an amazing client base and they have helped me just as much as I've helped them. I have taken their feedback and created a top notch group class, The 5FIT Program. 

This class is an indoor high intensive 45 minute group workout that uses all 5 components of fitness to achieve the fastest, safest, most effective results.

1. Cardio training
2. Functional strength
3. Nutrition
4. Flexibility
5. Recovery

Group fitness is the most cost effective way to receive personal training! Each class has a dedicated, professional coach in a fun, friendly environment. Your coach and peers will motivate and challenge you to achieve your goals and get RESULTS. The group atmosphere creates even more accountability, motivation and fun! We have 2 different levels to meet your current fitness needs. 

Level 1 Class Schedule









Level 2 Class Schedule

8:30am-9:15am (Women's Only)
9:15am-10:00am (Women's Only)


6:00am-6:45am (Women's Only)
9:30am-10:15am (Women's Only)


Level 1: 2x/week is $125/month 3x/week is $185/month
Level 2: 2x/week is $150/month 3x/week is $220/month

*You are welcome to choose 2x/week even if it is a 3x/week class

For every friend you refer receive $25 off your monthly fee. 5 friends is a FREE month of classes!

5 Fitness Training and Yoga located at 2745 Bee Cave Rd. Upscale full service studio. www.5FitnessTraining.com 

REGISTER: We are currently working on updating our website so if you are interested in enrolling please email me Jessica@5FitnessTraining.com 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Small Group Training

Summer time aka SWIMSUIT SEASON is almost here!! If you need something to get you motivated, push you a little harder, guide you in what will get you results and keep you accountable all while having FUN then join one of my small group training classes!

Each session is only 45 minutes and it is all you need! We work hard and fast so you can get the best results without mentally burning out and can get on with your busy day. Every class incorporates strength and/or skill work, metabolic conditioning or better known as "cardio" and of course the beloved "core work."

Below are the current times but I am always happy to create a new session for 4 or more people! Email me at Jessica@StrengthandBeauty.com for more information or how to register!




Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Staying Motivated With Your Fitness Goals

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If you've recently made a resolution regarding your fitness, you're probably well aware of the likelihood that you'll lose sight of your goals quickly – especially if you made the same goal last January and forgot about it by February. Here's a few tips for staying on track this year.

Set Results-Oriented Goals

When setting goals, write down the specific daily steps you need to take to get there. If you write down what you expect from yourself and your training each day, you'll be less tempted to settle for a stroll around the block if what you really need to meet your goals involves the weight room. Set goals for not only what you will do each day to get fitter, but for what results you want to see – specifically. If your goal is to be able to do “more pushups,” great – but how many and in what period of time? And how many will you do each day to get there?

Remember the “Why” of Your Goals

Don't forget why you've chosen to get in shape. If you want to look better, hang pictures that reflect your goals. This will keep you from getting complacent in your training and expectations of yourself. If you just want to be healthier, remind yourself this by simply writing down your reasons for getting in better shape, or by continually reading material related to your goals.

Expect Setbacks – But Never Settle

You may not make it to every planned gym session for the rest of your life. You may not meet your goals in time period you originally planned, but this is to be expected. Don't let this discourage you – just keep going. If you have to miss several weeks of training because of an injury, you may want to give up; instead, readjust your goals and your original achievement deadline.

Be Realistic

If you've never run a 5K and your goal is to run a marathon next month, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. While it's important not to settle for less than your highest, loftiest goals, you shouldn't expect to reach your goals at superhuman speeds. Giving yourself reasonable but challenging deadlines will keep you on your toes without leaving your overwhelmed or discouraged.

Change How You Think About Yourself

Part of changing your habits relies on changing your identity. If you used to be the type to sleep in and never work out, you likely see yourself as a lazy, unmotivated person. Seeing yourself as a motivated, hard-working person will help you change your habits faster. So instead of feeling like you're faking it until you make it, look in the mirror and think about where you're already closest to meeting your goals. If you can see yourself as already being part-way there, that small amount of encouragement can go a long way.
Author Bio: Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health and fitness. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book and talking about the benefits of ginger root.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Protein Cookies

These are some of the healthiest AND tastiest cookies I have tried! And super easy. Next time you are needing a treat but want to stay healthy, give these a shot!


  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder of choice
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder +pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chopped dark chocolate (optional)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas and combine with the nut butter. Add in the rest of the wet ingredients and beat well. Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl then add in to the wet, mixing everything together. If using chocolate, fold in now. Place dollops on a greased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Flatten with back of the spoon OR tap tray gently a few times on the counter. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Super Bowl CAN Be Healthy!!

Well, I made it 27 out of 28 days of my personal challenge of NO Alcohol and NO sugar. Not bad!! It actually wasn't hard at all. I could've gone that last day obviously BUT I had dinner with 2 of my favorite girls and made a choice to enjoy some delicious wine with them. It was worth it!

February is a fun packed month for me...my BIRTHDAY month ;-) BFF coming into town, Super Bowl which is like a holiday in the Stephen household, Valentine's Day or an excuse to go to go to a fancy dinner, a trip to Phoenix to visit 2 of our best friends, etc., etc. Therefore I need to pick and choose where I relax on my diet instead of going crazy after being so clean for a month. First up...the Super Bowl!

The Super Bowl is not known for healthy foods. It's typically filled with beer and wings, chips and queso, pizza, an assortment of fried and sugary snacks. Which might sound fun to some of you but I know how shitty I would feel going to work Monday at 5:45am! And if I am going to cheat, I want quality, delicious food not cheap crap. Not worth it in my book. If you are trying to stay on track with your nutrition but still enjoy yourself here are some easy, clean foods that are Super Bowl worthy.

Chicken and Beef Skewers with Buffalo Sauce
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Paleo Meatballs http://crossfitrebellion.com/paleo-meatballs/
Veggie Tray (Carrots, Celery, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers)
Fruit Tray (Grapes, Mixed Berries, Pineapple)
Mixed Nuts

Dinner Options
Turkey and Veggie No Bean Chili
Taco Salads
Fajita Meat with Grilled Veggies and Homemade Guacamole

Get creative, google is your best friend, have fun and enjoy!

Monday, December 31, 2012


Today is the last day in the year 2012 which is always a great time to reflect, evaluate and be grateful. My motto that I set for myself last New Years was to create BALANCE in my life. To find happiness and success with my personal life and work life. After looking back on my year I feel like I did exactly that which makes me proud. I think it is important to always remember what you are grateful for in your life no matter how big or small. Simply recognizing the good helped me to feel balance, happiness and success!

1. First year being married! They say the first year of marriage is the hardest; if that's true then Ryan and I will have a long, happy life together =)

2. Travel, travel travel! One of my favorite things to do and one of the most important things to create a richer, fuller life is to see the world! Places I visited over the last 12 months: Australia, Fiji, Jamaica, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Napa, Las Vegas. Some trips were with girlfriends, some with couples and others just with Ryan.

3. Read FUN books, not just work books. Easiest way to escape without having to leave your house or spend money!

4. Started seeing a Nutritionist and realized I had Adrenal issues which was a catalyst to making some lifestyle changes for the best! Learned to slow down, change my outlook to reduce stress, introduced other forms of exercise like yoga, walking and pilates and tweaked my nutrition to help reset my body.

1. Competed on the Strength + Beauty team at the Fittest Games with 3 awesome people, Alex, Miguel and Conner. We took 3rd place and had a blast! Trained and competed alongside the CrossFit Central crew. Won 3rd place at the South Central Regionals.

2. Completed the BASI Pilates teacher training certification. Teaching and practicing Pilates has given me the perfect balance in my career! I love it just as much as CrossFit even though it is completely different.

3. Started training at 5 Fitness which has given me a sense of ownership and introduced me to even more fabulous people in my industry.

4. Given the opportunity to shoot a fitness commercial with Nexersys and an ad with Rae Cosmetics which were both cool experiences.

2012 has been a full year and I am so grateful for this life! Amazing family, friends, clients, a job I love, fun experiences and opportunities and my of course my health! Cheers to 2013!