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thanksgiving
18 Nov 2016

How to Remedy the Wretched Food Coma

The holidays are vastly approaching, and we all know what that means: parties filled with loving family, amazing friends and, of course, let’s not forget the food coma that comes along with any Thanksgiving celebration. No holiday would be complete without a mouthwatering butterball, creamy mashed potatoes, freshly baked bread, pumpkin pie with homemade whip cream, and the champagne to celebrate. Mmmm, I can taste all the calories packing on right now just thinking about it!
So, how does one celebrate with family and friends without packing on the pounds? One way to stop the Thanksgiving gain is to take part in a pre-Thanksgiving workout before indulging on homemade snacks and pies. Interval training, a workout that alternates periods of higher intensity exercises with lower intensity recovery periods, can turn your body into a calorie burning machine, even after you have left the gym.
Turkey Day Tabata with Leslie will get your body ready for all the fixings! In fact, your body will be craving those calories! So what are you waiting for? Set your alarms for 8:30 AM Turkey Day Tabata. Don’t worry, Tabata can be tailored to every fitness level, beginner all the way to seasoned pro. If you are looking for another calorie torcher, go see Monica at 9:30 AM for Spin and get ready to turn and burn that turkey before you even enjoy it!
Too busy on Thanksgiving to make it to the gym? Don’t worry, the Athletic Club has several classes on Black Friday to get you moving and sweating. We have many ways to burn the bird! Starting at 8:30 AM we have Turkey Burn Bootcamp for all levels, 9:30 AM dance off the pie with Zumba, swim off the stuffing with Aquarobics, and at 10:30 AM carve out your core with Pilates Barre. It’s that time of year to be grateful and giving so come give some love to your body and be thankful for your health!