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Good morning to you! So I told you last week that I have some big news (in my world, at least)


Yay for Group X and Smoothies!

. Well- I officially had my first prep class for my ACE Group Fitness Certification. I have been playing around with getting my Personal Training cert for about a year and I got to thinking about it...and it just makes sense for me to do Group Fit, rather than CPT...RIGHT NOW. (Shout out to my class at LTA, especially my instructor Jayme!) 

Lifetime Fitness has something called Lifetime Academy, where they have curriculum that prepares you for your exam. It's both online and hands-on, which is what I really need. The whole...here's your book, read it, now take the exam, just doesn't work for my learning style. 

I was a little bit hesitant to take this class because, well, I work for Anytime Fitness Corporate. After thinking about it, I think it is quite alright. I actually really like Lifetime. The concept is very different than Anytime and there is no reason why I can't take advantage of their awesome services. 

The cost of this prep class was a little bit expensive (a little under a 1k). I look at it this way- I'd rather learn the proper way and actually know what I am doing. Plus, this way, I can get some hands-on experience, which will ultimately help me prepare for my CPT as well. On top of it, Lifetime uses their academy to recruit new instructors. Almost 75% of all LTA students get a job at Lifetime. The more experience for me the better! There is a Lifetime in St. Louis Park, which is where I would hopefully be able to teach on top of Anytime Fitness and Corepower.

Also, one of my (going-to-be best friends) Allie from Nutritional Epiphany is taking my same exact class! She went to the U of M and also went through the Tom Barnett Leadership Program (A leadership program I took my senior year). We are long lost twins that are reuniting in our dream land...fitness.

In celebration of my future Group X career...here is one of my favorite post workout smoothies! Triple Berry Protein Smoothie.

Like most of the smoothies I eat...It's made with Designer Whey Protein Powder, Silk Alomond Milk, and Frozen Mixed Berries from Target. 
Yay for Group X and Smoothies!

I almost always have to put something on top of my smoothie to give it a crunch. This time, it was Flaked Coconut...which I got in the health-food section at Cub Foods. 

Yay for Group X and Smoothies!
Yay for Group X and Smoothies!

Triple Berry Protein Smoothie
-1 cup mixed berries (I used blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
-1 scoop Designer Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
-1 Cut Silk Vanilla Almond Milk, unsweetened
-1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Mix all ingredients together in a blender (I use a magic bullet) and blend for about a minute. PS: I know I told you I was having a giveaway yesterday...I had to put the breaks on things...STAY ON THE LOOKOUT SOON! I promise, it's going to be a good one :)

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