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TAB FITNESS. You're always welcome!
This month is about celebration with family and friends. You’ll be up late, up early, on the road, on the subway, at the mall, and doing more. TAB can help you maintain a balance all December long. That way when you need more energy, you’re gonna have it!

This year so many of you made a choice to make TAB a part of your regular routine. Others have gone beyond and have made healthier diet choices and even started participating in other physical activities because the consistency with your training is paying off. Way to go! We sincerely thank you for trusting us, but more importantly believing enough in yourself to get it done. It has been a privilege. We would like to thank you for making everyday at TAB a great day!

Happy Holidays


SEE CLASS SCHEDULE Facebook and Twitter
Holiday Studio Closures     Dec 2-3     Dec 14     Dec 24-29     Jan 1

 
TAB HOLIDAY PARTY
 
 

Class News


TABBIES & Toddlers
New for January!

A workout involving your little one. Use them as weight & balance and enjoy working out together. Ideal for 22 months-3yrs.

From Saturday Jan 11
12:30p-1:15p
$150 / 8 weeks

Please sign up before Dec. 30
If interested email us.

Sign up today and get a free yogaga mat for the little one!   ---->

Tabbie Tweens
Same awesome class,
different day

4:30p-5:30p
$95/8 weeks

What day works for you?
Mon, Thur or Fri?
Please tell us before Dec. 30
If interested email us.

 
B.A.D. for Dudes
So many of you have asked when we would repeat our BAD series.

Well, kick start your new year with something different.

$84.75/5 weeks
From Sunday Jan 12
2:00pm
Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2 & 9.

Contact us for details

 
 
Yoga Mat Mayhem
The yoga mat rest station is getting full. To keep this area safe and organized, please bring a strap to hang your mat if you plan to leave it in the back. This helps us avoid an avalanche of mats in the changing area.
 
 

STUDIO CLOSURES
Dec 2-3
Dec 14,
Dec
24-29
Jan 1


 
 

Lolë Fall/Winter is here!
If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the lovely Lolë products, come to the studio and see! All the products are very durable, breathe well and are look fantastic in class and on the street.

 
 

TAB wants you!
We are looking for TAB members who could dedicate a Sunday to help us with a promo video. We want you as you are, that is the beauty of the people that come here. We will be shooting different classes including our kids' classes and also looking for live testimonials about TAB and your experience.

This will happen Dec 29.

*Light snacks will keep you going.

If you're available email us.

 
 

TAB Videos!

 

Voila!
Michelle's great article!


 

TAB Wish List
As the holiday season approaches many of you may be thinking of getting started a little early! We’ll have a wish list book available at the front desk all season long for you write any TAB Christmas wishes in: Lolë gear, Tab Dollars...

This is a great way for friends, hubbies, and even fellow Tabbies to look up what you’re thinking! Tell your loved ones you left your list at TAB!

 

Pointy McFingerDon't miss Michelle's great article
at the very bottom of this email!


 

Yogaga
Are you looking for something fun and unique for your little one this Christmas? How about a quality yoga mat just their size? Yogaga kid-sized mats are now available for $19 through TAB.

Want one? email us.

 
 

Balance Break

Judith Kaufman
A Healthy Recipe by Judith Kaufman

Tuna!
Seared Tuna with Olive-Tapenade Vinaigrette and Arugula

1.5 2-3 kinds of pitted olives
3-5 chopped sun-dried tomatoes
.5 cup chopped basil
.25 cup balsamic vinegar
1-2 T. olive oil
1-2 tsp. Lemon juice (taste to see if you want more)
  finely grated peel from 1 lemon
1 pepper
8 1/2-inch-thick diagonal baguette slices
4 6-ounce ahi tuna steaks (each about 1 inch thick or more)
4 cups (packed) baby arugula

MAKE THE MIXED OLIVE TAPENADE:
Coarsely chop the olives and add chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Next, add chopped basil and balsamic vinegar. Add olive oil, lemon juice, finely-grated lemon peel and pepper.

Brush baguette slices and tuna on both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle tuna with salt and pepper. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add baguette slices; toast until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to plate. Add tuna to same skillet, ensuring it is very hot; cook to desired doneness, 30-60 seconds depending on thickness. Should be just seared on the outside and very rare on the inside.

Divide arugula among 4 plates, dress lightly with olive oil. Cut tuna into slices; arrange atop arugula. Spoon tapenade vinaigrette over tuna. Place 2 baguette slices alongside each and serve.


 
 

TAB Parties
Space is limited but if you have a 15-kid-max event contact us.

 
 
Michelle BevanHoliday Stress and How to Minimize It
A Special Note by Michelle BevanThe Alchemy Group

Welcome to the holiday season! -- that whirlwind of holiday parties, shopping, decorating baking, gift giving…and of course the annual visit from Aunt Bertha…Aaarrrggh!

While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it can also be a time of high stress for many. What is it that has us all so hot and bothered?

Elizabeth Scott M.S. has identified the common causes and provides some tips to help reduce holiday stress in her article; Managing the Inevitable Holiday Season Stress…here are some of the common causes:

• Doing too much
• Eating, drinking and spending too much
• Too much togetherness
• Not enough togetherness
• Seasonal affective disorder


HOW TO MINIMIZE HOLIDAY STRESS

The great thing about holiday stress is that it’s predictable. Unlike many other types of negative stress we encounter in life, we know when holiday stress will begin and end, and we can make plans to reduce the amount of stress we experience and the negative impact it has on us. Here are some tips you can try to help reduce holiday stress before it begins:

SET YOUR PRIORITIES
Before you get overwhelmed by too many activities, it’s important to decide what traditions offer the most positive impact and eliminate superfluous activities. For example, you may want to examine your priorities, pick a few favourite activities and really enjoy them, while skipping the rest.

BE SMART ABOUT HOLIDAY EATING
During the holidays, we may want to look and feel great (especially if we're around people we don't see often--we know that this is how we'll be remembered). This year, plan ahead by being aware of your triggers, do what you can to have some healthy food at hand for each meal, be aware of your intake, and practice mindful eating.

CHANGE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR TOGETHERNESS
With family and friends, it’s important to be aware of your limitations. Think back to previous years and try to pinpoint how much togetherness you and your family can take before feeling negative stress. Can you limit the number of parties you attend or throw, or the time you spend at each? Can you limit your time with family to a smaller timeframe that will still feel special and joyous, without draining you?

For those who experience loneliness during the holidays consider inviting a group of friends to your home. If virtually everyone you know is with family during the holidays, you might consider volunteering to help those less fortunate than yourself. Many people report these experiences to be extremely fulfilling, and your focus will be on what you have rather than what you lack.

SET A SCHEDULE
Putting your plans on paper can show you, in black and white, how realistic they are. Being realistic and including driving time and down time, you will be able to see if you’re trying to pack in too much. Start with your highest priorities, so you will be able to eliminate the less important activities. Be sure to schedule in some time to take a walk in nature each day if at all possible, as exercise and exposure to daylight can drastically reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of SAD (If climate or other factors prohibit this, try to find some time to sit by a window and look out; several minutes of exposure to natural light, even if through a window pane, can help.)

BREATHE!
This sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes we forget to take deep breaths and really give our bodies the oxygen we need. It's great if you can take ten minutes by yourself to do a breathing meditation, but merely stopping to take a few deep, cleansing breaths can reduce your level of negative stress in a matter of minutes, too. If you visualize that you are breathing in serenity and breathing out stress, you will find the positive effects of this exercise to be even more pronounced.

And so with a little planning and a few minor but important changes, this holiday season can not only bring Aunt Bertha…but all the love and joy it was meant to bring, and leave you feeling fulfilled rather than drained!

Enjoy your Holidays!!
 

CLOSURES

Dec 2-3
Dec 14,
Dec
24-29
Jan 1


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