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B Well Grand Re-Opening

I highly recommend a visit to check out the expansion at B Well. They have added some great space AND a juice bar, by Juice Boss. It’s the perfect place to go for a class or personal training and a refreshing juice. I love the clean, refreshing, nutritious and organic juices. They are perfect after a great calorie burn, afternoon pick me up or just anytime. Don’t forget to grab one of the soft shirts that are perfect for any workout.

B Well Offers

  • Barre
  • Spin
  • Cardio & Strength
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Personal Training
  • Infrared Sauna
  • AND NEW CLASSES COMING SOON!

The instructors are so welcoming and hands on, you are sure to get a personalized workout in a group setting ensuring correct form and major burn! Each class is created for maximum results in a comforting environment.

Child care is also available so don’t hesitate to get on their website or download the free app to sign up for your class today! There are summer specials going on right now, this is the time to join.

https://bwellhealthandfitness.com/

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Guest Blogger – Fitness Journey

I am so excited to introduce you to Baylee! She is one of the newest instructors at B Well, in Boerne. I have taken her spinning classes and they are great, you must come and try one. Read her journey to becoming an instructor below, you never know where life will lead.

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I consider myself to be one of the least athletic people I know. While my high school classmates scored goals and made touchdowns (still working on my sports terminology), I spent my free time warming up my vocals in choir and memorizing play scripts. While I am beyond thankful for the experiences that the fine arts gave me, I couldn’t help but feel like my lack of athletic experience resulted in me not knowing the value of physical fitness or how to “do exercise”. 

As a result of my years of apathy, I spent the next several years trying and failing to create healthy fitness habits. I’d show up to a gym and have no idea what to do — so I’d just leave! I tried running, but it felt too monotonous and time-consuming for my on-the-go personality. I even tried at-home fitness videos, all of which would last a good 6 minutes before I got bored and found something else to do. I came to a point where I gave up on trying and accepted that I was just not cut out for fitness. 

Eventually, I got sick and tired of feeling sick and tired (what happens when you live an extremely inactive lifestyle) and decided I needed a change. I was new to Boerne and a friend recommended B Well Health & Fitness. My first reaction was absolutely not — I could never fit in at one of those elite fitness studios. My inability to keep up with everyone else would be embarrassing, and I definitely don’t look the part. I even thought about starting a new workout plan to get in shape before I joined B Well (I know, it makes zero sense at all). On top of that, I was just not “cut out” for fitness — it just wouldn’t work out. 

After weeks of encouraging and nudging me, I finally caved and signed up for a one month membership (let’s be honest, I didn’t plan on even sticking around that long). Anxiously, I stepped into the studio for my first class and was immediately greeted by a welcoming staff member. “This isn’t so bad..” I remember thinking. I’m not going to sugar-coat it, the classes were CHALLENGING. However, the genuine encouragement by the instructors as well as the other clients gave me a boost of confidence to keep working at it. 

It didn’t take long at all before I realized all of my preconceived notions about B Well were dead wrong. The instructors weren’t intimidating — they are were my biggest encouragers and supporters! The other members weren’t conceited or elite athletes. In fact, the one thing that has made me fall in love with B Well is the people. No two members are the same, but we all come together in a class with our own goals and victories, regardless of where we are in our fitness journey. 

Before I knew it, I was everything I thought I couldn’t be. Someone who loved to work out! Don’t get me wrong — I still love to sleep in and get tempted to skip a class every now and then. BUT, I genuinely enjoy showing up, working hard, and celebrating small (and huge!) victories with my fellow B Well tribe. I loved it so much that one day a thought popped into my mind: “Why am I not teaching this?” I took my new passion and ran with it — I became a certified group fitness instructor! Now, I’m teaching classes that I love with people that I love — and all it took was STARTING somewhere.

If you would have told me a year ago that I’d spend more than one day a month exercising, I would have laughed in your face. If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be TEACHING fitness classes, I would probably have fallen to the ground in hysterical laughter. But guess what? I’m doing it! I’m thrilled to be sharing my story because I know there are so many of you out there who have similar experiences and (for whatever reason it may be) are too afraid to jump in. Here’s my advice: wherever you are in your fitness (or life!) journey, you are welcome here! There’s no better time to get started than this moment, right now. And I can promise you that once you get started, you’ll be unstoppable! 

I would LOVE to see your beautiful face at one of our B Well classes. Give us a call or drop by and we can chat! 

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Food Delivery – Boerne

Did you know there is a company in town that will deliver food from different restaurants to your front door? I was so excited to learn about this because lets be honest, I don’t always want pizza when I am lazy or don’t have time to cook. This is a great option. You have to check out My Town 2 Go Food Delivery!

The delivery fee starts at $4.99 and they deliver within 10 miles of the restaurant you are ordering from.

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Currently they deliver from everyone listed below, and adding more restaurants all the time.

Fritzes’s
Smokey Moes
Longhorn
Raising Cane’s
Chili’s
Valeria
Cypress Grill
The Dienger
Dog and Pony
Sauced Wing Bar
Conroys Irish Pub
Laguna Madre
Bill Miller
Capparellis
Whataburger
Taco Cabana
You can download their app and start using this great service today!
Check them out of Facebook & Instagram for updates and new places
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HC Nutrition

I was so excited to go to HC Nutrition and learn what it was all about. I started seeing their Grand Re-Opening event on Facebook and that really peaked my interest. I was able to meet with the Jennifer, owner, and she had so much information to share. I was so excited to hear she is a RN and really able to speak to the different medical aspects of the benefits she has to offer. I had no idea how much was available at HC Nutrition.

Cryotherapy is something I had been wanting to try since I saw in on the Real Housewives, yes you read that right, I am obsessed with reality TV. I have looked into it further and there are just so many benefits. I loved it and can’t wait to do it again. I could feel the benefits in my muscles the rest of the day and into the next. When I told people I did it their first statement was always I don’t like the cold, well this isn’t your normal cold feeling. It is really un-explainable and the time flies. The employees are there to talk to you and the 3 minutes seemed like nothing.

Cryotherapy Can Benefit

  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports/Injury Recovery
  • Improves Joint Function
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Burns 500-800 Calories

The float room is huge! Which is great because the pods can give you a very enclosed feeling. The room here is a great size and offers a very relaxing time while getting so many benefits. I also find it so amazing how you really just float with no effort, a lot of people actually fall asleep. I am telling your the truth, try it!

Benefits of Float Therapy

  • Mental & Physical Stress
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Boots Immune Function
  • Improves Athletic Performance
  • Improves Circulation
  • Relieves Pain
  • Decreases Cortisol
  • Increases Endorphins

They also offer an Infrared Sauna that allows the heat to penetrate your skin and really detoxify your body and allow those muscles to loosen on another level. This can also burn up to 600+ calories. Massage Therapy & NormaTec Massage are also available. They truly offer a full scope of health that combined with any fitness routine can add so many benefits. It is also a must for people who experience chronic pain to receive holistic relief.

Their newest addition is the smoothie bar. Delicious! They have a huge variety of smoothie flavors with proteins for any dietary needs. The teas are delicious and give you a great boost of energy. Don’t forget you also get a shot of aloe, which offers great benefits for your gut health.

Benefits of Aloe

  • Amino Acids
  • Digestive Function
  • Strengthens Immune System
  • Reduce Dermatitis
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Allergies
  • Energy & Brain Function
  • Muscle Building
  • Mood
  • Hair Growth
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Pressure

You get a smoothie, tea (hot or cold) and shot of aloe for $8.00! You can’t beat that. What a great way to start or your day or a grab and go energy boost. You can even text ahead of time and pick up your ready to go items!

They also do challenges, yoga and many other fun events to promote health and get you on your way to your best self.

I could go on and on but what I really think you need to do is go on over yourself and try it out!

https://www.facebook.com/HCNutritionBoerne/ 

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Hiking

One of my favorite things to do is hike or walk a new park or nature area on the weekends. If you knew me when I was younger this could be shocking information. lol It has really become a relaxing experience for me and I feel like I am really experiencing so much more of our world. I love seeing how different each area is even being so close together sometimes.

Just around our home there are so many options for hiking and walking. One of the places I really enjoy is Joshua Springs Park & Preserves. It is just a quick drive north and has a dog park, fishing area, picnic area, play area and trails. It is very well kept and is a great place to spend the day or afternoon. I always love to see the water falls or look through the bird watching buildings to see if I can spot any deer.

http://www.kendallcountyparks.org/parks/joshua-springs-park-and-preserve-jspp

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We tried a new place recently as well, Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area. Also just a quick drive away. It offers many trails to choose from and these are more natural and not paved like many are now. I recommend actual hiking shoes or boots for this location. The Guadalupe River runs right through and you can hike along it or take a canoe or kayak. It is animal friendly and also very well kept. With the hills, and natural trail you really get a great workout here while enjoying the hill country views.

http://www.kendallcountyparks.org/parks/kreutzberg-canyon-natural-area-kcna

Both of these are free! What a great way to get out, get active, enjoy nature and not have to spend any money. Make sure you take your own water to both.

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Yoga House Boerne

I was so excited to try out Yoga House Boerne, I have seen Rachel on social media and she looked so fun and inspiring. I checked out her website, which is very user friendly and easy to sign up for classes. I did her gentle yoga and yoga flow. Even though I workout so many different places I always get a little nervous going to a new place for the first time. Rachel was so welcoming and personable. She was easy to speak with and individually welcomed each person into the class.

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Her gentle yoga class was very calming and a slower pace so you can really melt into each pose and expand your muscles deeper through your breath. This is a great class for beginners to gain experience and also good for experienced yogis to slow down and really embrace each pose.

The yoga flow class was a higher pace with a mixture of advanced poses and modifications to build up your practice. She really focused on each persons form to ensure your body is in proper alignment for the best results and safety. I really enjoyed that she walked around and checked each person in the room assisting when necessary. It can be very hard during yoga to know if you are in the right position and you can’t always see the instructor. Having that additional help and then feeling the change when you get to the right place really pushes you to progress in your practice.

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She offers classes 6 days a week at convenient times to accommodate work schedules. The studio is conveniently located at I10 near Fair Oaks Ranch, just behind the gas station. It is located in the basement of her home, how convenient for her right! It is set up so nicely and allows for great class size to allow the attention each student needs.

Check out her schedule and sign up for come classes!

https://www.yogahouseboerne.com/

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House Happenings

I feel like I am still catching up on here with what has been going on the past couple of months so here are some random things happening in my house.

I had my dad here for a few days and he was able to share his handy skills and put up a new ceiling fan for me in our living room. I have been wanting this since we moved in. Oddly enough I have maybe used it twice since, but hey this weather has been crazy here in Texas. I mean we even had snow! Which I love, love, love, yes I love snow. It is one of the things I miss most about moving south. He also taught me about our sprinkler system, yes I am just now learning about this. He showed me how to set it and change everything, all of my zones and we checked all the sprinkler heads. I still have a long list of other things for him to do so he can come back anytime.

I have noticed I have a serious addiction to coffee. Oh it’s real! I follow so many coffee shops on instagram it’s like all I see. I could drink it all day long, hot or cold, latte, black, with cream, it really doesn’t matter. Just give me all the coffee! This morning I didn’t have to get up early but my husband got up early and went to the gym and woke me up saying he had Starbucks but I didn’t have to get up yet, um no worries I wake up for Starbucks!

Fresh flowers in our house are a new thing I love as well, I can blame my husband for this. No complaints here though. Now I just need to grab a bundle every time I am at the grocery store. I just like to look at them, it brightens my day and makes me forget every other plant in my house is dead. 🙂

One of my favorite past times is walking our dogs. Lately the weather has been hindering this activity so when I get a chance I take them out. They love it and it exhausts them, if only they would stop pulling on the leash, any tips? They also take any chance they can to be mischievous but it keeps me on my toes.

The hubs loves a cigar now and then, since we aren’t stocked up at home we tried out a cigar bar around here. It was something different, also just holding the cigar for the pic, never had one. The one we went to had poker games going on as well and a great bar. It was fun to try something new. Do you like cigars?

I will post every now and then a quick overview of our house happenings. What do you want to know?