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We love our mamas

And just like that another series of prenatal barre comes to a close. This is our third time running this special series for mamas to be and absolutely love it!  A massive congratulations to all these ladies and we can't wait to see you back in the studio with your pēpē. DescriptionPrenatal Barre is a low-impact, moderate-intensity exercise class that empowers expectant mums by allowing them to safely and effectively stay in shape. Who is this class for?Do you enjoy being in a small ...

July 19, 2021

Introducing Celletoi

INTRODUCING your skin's new best friend... Isagenix skincare range - 'Cellitoi'  I am so excited that these products are finally available in NZ. They are inspired by the science of K-beauty and the results are pretty amazing. For those of you that know me well, you will know that up until recently, my skincare routine has consisted of washing my face with water (and taking my collagen elixir!) - that's it!  But the older I get, the aware I am of how important it is to take good care ...

July 15, 2021

Recipe: Mexican Soup

This easy to make recipe has been the highlight of my month! It's a 2 part recipe that makes MULTIPLE meals at a very good price.PART 1Ingredients:1 can adobe chillies in chipotle sauce1 can chopped tomatoes•approx 500g pork loinMethod: Cook in crockpot / slow cooker for the dayPull out pork and set asideBottle up the sauce and put in the fridge when cooled (this will be used for part 2)Pull pork apart with forks to create shredded porkServe:Can be used for tacos, salad, nachos, burritos,...

June 24, 2021

7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Putting “prioritise my mental health” on the top of your to-do list every day isn’t just a good idea, it’s a necessity. When you make your mental health a priority, you’re better able to deal with life’s unexpected twists and turns.Nurture Your RelationshipsMake Time for ExerciseTake Time to Grieve Your LossesInvest in Your RestStay Mentally StimulatedBurst into LaughterCuddle with a PetDon’t Be Ashamed to Seek Help Admitting y...

June 15, 2021

Help Staying Active in Winter

It's not easy to stay motivated when it's cold, dark and rainy outside. So here are a few ideas to help you stay active during the winter months. Find an accountability buddy - someone who can check in with you to help you stay motivated. Set a reward for your goal - give yourself a treat to look forward to and work towards. Try something new - mix up your usual exercise routine with something different like maybe... Barre Stretch - this class is all about strengthening and lengthening your...

June 7, 2021

Meet Jo - your new Barre instructor

Meet your new instructor - Jo!  Jo has been living in the Waikato for 9 years and is loving this area. She and her husband moved down from Auckland and now have 2 little children who provide great motivation to keep fit and healthy!  Jo started to get more involved in fitness during her 11 years at Uni (a reflection of her love of learning and a PhD) doing ballroom and Latin dancing, then a bit of indoor climbing followed by triathlons and long-distance running. Her focus is much more ...

May 12, 2021

A health journey sparks a community

Liora was recently interviewed and featured on Rocketspark's blog talking about her own health journey and how she fell in love with barre. “I thought, this isn’t what I want. I was constantly nauseous, unwell, lethargic, I couldn’t keep up with anyone, even while just walking up a flight of stairs. I decided, no, I don’t want to die in my 40s. I want to change my story,” she reflected. To read the full article and learn more about why Liora is so passionate about wellness cl...

May 10, 2021

*NEW* Student Deal

We know that being a student can be expensive and we also know that when you are spending all day (or night) studying, moving your body is really important. Which is why we have created a special offer just for you. You can now join any of our barre classes for the casual rate of $12 per class. Just click the link to grab this deal today: https://flourishwellnessnz.punchpass.com/passes/111769...

May 3, 2021

How to Upcycle Plastic Shake Canisters

No one likes to be wasteful. There’s just something so icky about tossing a plastic cup in the trash, right? Thinking about it sitting in a landfill under heaps of rubbish for 450 years … yuck.We feel that way too, and that’s why we’re doing our part to take care of Mother Nature.At Isagenix, they believe it’s important to take care of both your body and the planet. That’s why we made a commitment to be Green Today for Tomorrow®.Part of that commitment ...

April 26, 2021

Recipe: Pumpkin Soup

Make the most of pumpkin season with this delicious, cosy soup recipe.What you will need:1kg pumpkin, peeled and cut into small chunks2 orange kumura6 cups vegetable stock1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger2 cloves garlic, crushedcream (optional) How to make it:Place all of the ingredients (except for the cream) in a large pot and bring it to a boil. Then cover and let it simmer until it is soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add cream and then blend until smooth. Enjoy!...

April 19, 2021

4 ways to break through a weight loss plateau

It is really frustrating when you are working hard to reach a weight loss or fitness goal and then you hit a plateau. All of a sudden, your scale won't budge and you don't seem to get any fitter. Here's what to do to avoid that dreaded plateau: Incorporate strength training into your exercise routine - this helps you to build muscle and boost your metabolism.Try changing up your exercise routine - whether that is the frequency, intensity, or the type of class. Manage your stress - when you are s...

April 12, 2021

Four simples foods that help your skin glow

We have all heard the phrase you are what eat but when it comes to skin this phase has never been more true what you eat can dim your skins natural glow. Here are our top 5 simple food picks to help you support your skin and illuminate from the inside out CarrotsNot only are carrots great for your eyes they do wonders for your skin Foods rich in beta carotene, like carrots, may be helpful in reducing sun sensitivity among certain folks. It’s also a good source of vitamin C, which may help skin...

April 7, 2021

Collagen Elixer

You might have seen fancy powders popping up in the supermarket aisles or on your Instagram feed and wondered what the deal is with collagen. Here are the facts:Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles. It has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones. The problem is, as we age our collagen levels na...

March 16, 2021

Recipe: Museli

If you are always rushing in the mornings and maybe forget to eat breakfast sometimes, this recipe is perfect for you. Healthy bircher muesli:100g oats2 tbsp chia seeds1 tbsp pumpkin seeds350ml milk / mylk2 apples1 tsp cinnamon1/4 cup of cranberries Dice the apples, then mix all of the ingredients together. Store in a jar in the fridge overnight. Add more milk if desired before eating. Enjoy!...

March 9, 2021

Sugar Cravings

You are not alone! Sugar is in so much of the food that we eat these days, we have gotten used to everything tasting much sweeter so that's the way we like it. But it is possible to curb those cravings for sugary treats... How to beat sugar cravings: Have nutrition-packed meals Include healthy fats and proteins with your meals to stabilise your blood sugar and keep yourself feeling fuller for longer. Often we crave sugar because we are hungry and want that instant energy! Retrain your tastebud...

March 2, 2021

MoveActive Grip Socks

There are many reasons we chose to stock MoveActive grip socks in the studio and online. First off we can all agree their designs are super fun. Secondly their grip stands the test of barre while being comfortable to wear. But another big reason for picking MoveActive is that they work with i=Change to donate $1 of your order to three charities that strive to make our world a kinder place:These grip socks offer:SupportBreathabilityNon-slip gripDurability Style & PersonalityDon't own a pair ...

February 11, 2021

Barre, Bowls, Bliss

A morning of new experiences your mind body soul will thank you for. Meet your hosts:  Liora of founder of Flourish Wellness NZ and certified Barre InstructorAimee of Wildly Bliss holistic therapist, crystal sound bowl and meditation teacher Enjoy an energising barre class followed by a grounding sound bowls session. Finishing off the morning with wholefood nibbles. Good for the mind, body and soul. What is a Barre:Barre is a great fitness class mostly because you don’t feel like you...

February 4, 2021

7 Summer SUPERFOODS to include in your diet

It's January and summer is really here. So along with warm, sunny days and longer evenings, we have a beautiful bounty of gorgeous fruits and vegetables to enjoy. Here are 7 superfoods to add to your shopping cart this summer: Tomatoes - An excellent source of vitamin C as well as the antioxidant lycopene. Berries - Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are full of vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants (like anthocyanins that give them their beautiful colour!) Avocados - Packed full of healt...

January 21, 2021

Barre - what to bring to class

So you're keen to give barre a go? Yay! We think you are gonna love it! Before your first class I ask that you arrive a few moments early to fill out a quick form if you haven't filled it in online first. Here's what you should bring to class:Wear - comfortable workout clothing (tights and a loose top, crop top, singlet, whatever floats your boat!)A towel for floor workA water bottleGrippy socks if you have them or you can workout with bare feet An open mind and a smile! Classes start January 11...

January 1, 2021

Recipe: Christmas Leftover Frittata

One of the best parts of Christmas is having leftovers for days right? But on the other hand, sometimes you can get sick of eating the same thing day after day. The solution Christmas leftovers frittata. Here's the recipe:6 eggs1/2 cup of cream1 cup of grated cheese3 -4 cups of chopped leftover veggies and meat All you have to do is whisk the eggs and cream together then add all the rest of the ingredients and put it all into an oven dish. Bake it at 200°C for about 20 minutes. Viola! A new...

December 28, 2020

Wellness during the festive season

With Christmas and New Year's Eve right around the corner, you are probably getting ready for lots of celebrations, feasts and gatherings...which can make it difficult to stick to your healthy routines. So let's chat about how to find balance this festive season... Move you body - Try to fit in a little bit of movement each day. This will help you to clear your head, burn off some of those extra calories and avoid that sluggish feeling. Get in your greens - I am all for indulging in your favo...

December 16, 2020

Stay Hydrated - Tips and Tricks

Things are starting to heat up. So staying hydrated should be a top priority.Keeping hydrated is so important for thinking clearly, functioning well and avoiding nasty headaches. Here are some tips to make staying hydrated easier... 1) Don't wait until you are thirsty - Often, by the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. So drink water throughout the day to avoid dehydration. 2) Bring a bottle - Want to avoid feeling thirsty and irritable when you're out and about? Make sure you t...

December 9, 2020

Meet Liora - your Barre instructor

Hi, I'm Liora  I'm on a mission to give women back their energy and confidence while also creating a community around wellness. I started my own health journey 15 years ago, when I saw myself starting to slip into some unhealthy habits. Several of my family members have health issues, which made me determined to make sure I did everything I could to take care of myself. I love sharing what I have learned about nutrition, using supplements and exercise to help others feel their best! ...

December 3, 2020

Eat Good, Feel Good, Do Good

Eat good, feel good, do good. We will start by evaluating your goals and match you with a customised holistic nutrition system that fits into your lifestyle.   The foundation of our system involves addressing your body holistically by adding in dense nutrition, managing cortisol and energy levels through adaptogenic tonics, and releasing inflammation, body fat, and toxins through supported intermittent fasting.Nothing changes if nothing changes. Now is the time to make for your wellnes...

October 20, 2020

New class - Bro Barre

Barre class? Like, the ballet-dancer workout? Nope. No way. Not a chance. If you're a human of the dude persuasion, that's probably what you're thinking.  Sure, there's a ballet barre in the class, but don't be fooled thinking you'll be needing to wear a tutu. This workout is all about intensely concentrated, isolated movements, with tons of repetition and very little rest between exercises. All that said, you will still have to plié, which is a fancy French word for very sore quads.Read m...

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