Pricing for 2016 Resolution Challenge

For 2016 Resolution Challenge, we have numerous pricing options:

Resolution Challenge (w/o classes): $130 - click here

Resolution Challenge (unlimited studio classes: $350 - click here

Single Session Massage with Lenaye Todd: $60 - click here

Nutrition Customized Meal Plan with Molly: $150 - click here

Weekly Massage throughout challenge with Lenaye Todd - $350 - click here

Metabolic Testing with Tim Allerton: $80 - click here

Vo2 Testing with Tim Allerton: $175 - click here


Resolution Challenge starts January 10th!!!
Teams of 1, 2, or 3

-Daily Journaling -Body fat measurements
-Weekly Healthy Tips & Recipes
-Nutrition & Running Clinics
-Find Your High Workshop
-Entry to the 504k run
-hp limited edition tank
-Coupons for cycling & running shoes
-Deals on classes
For more details contact mark@higherpowernola.com


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higherpower 2016 Resolution Challenge

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Resolution Challenge starts January 10th!!! Teams of 1, 2, or 3 -Daily Journaling -Body fat measurements -Weekly Healthy Tips & Recipes -Nutrition & Running Clinics -Find Your High Workshop -Entry to the 504k run -hp limited edition tank -Coupons for cycling & running shoes -Deals on classes For more details contact mark@higherpowernola.com

Detox to Retox: The Close Ties Between Exercise and Beer

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Here at higherpower, we love the social aspect of exercise. Sometimes that means meeting up after a  run or cycling session for a drink. Happy's Running Club is a great example of how we can make friends through exercise that form relationships on and off the running trail.  For many people, working out and alcohol are closely linked. Sports teams and training partners celebrate victories or mark the end of training sessions with a beer or three. Beer, in fact, provides a substantial portion of some exercisers’ fluid intake after workouts.

But whether exercise encourages people to drink and, likewise, whether drinking encourages people to exercise has been in dispute. The New York Times published an article today showing the science behind exercise and drinking as our favorite past time.

Two new studies suggest that exercise may well influence when and how much people drink. Drinking may even affect whether people exercise, and, the findings suggest, the interplay between exercise and alcohol could be a good thing.

In the review, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, the authors point out that in lab rodents, both exercise and alcohol have been shown to increase activity in parts of the brain related to reward processing. The animals seem, in animal fashion, to get a kick out of both exercise and drinking.  But while the animals’ brains responded similarly to the two activities, they did not respond identically, the past studies show. But while the available evidence suggests that exercise may encourage people to drink, it does not indicate that this relationship is necessarily worrisome for the vast majority of us. 

Here in New Orleans we're committed to staying fit but it's good to know the occasional Barathon or post race drink is just part of our balanced lifestyle. 

Do you spin or yoga to burn calories from the bar? Leave us a comment below!

CLASS PACKAGE SALE - EXTENDED THRU MONDAY 11/30

ATTENTION SWEATheads - Join us for our advance 2016 package sale!

Our second studio is fast approaching! As an early start to 2016, we are offering unbelievable prices for 2016 NOW.

Join us anytime beginning on Thanksgiving (yes we have a class on turkey day) at higherpower in Mid City. You will not be able to purchase online; these deals are only available for sale at the studio. Every Black Friday package is designed to encourage you to commit to your 2016 with the best Cycling/Yoga/TRX-EPIC community in New Orleans. The sale will take place only over these four days, so make sure you come in and get the best deals of 2016!

Thanksgiving 11/26 – Special 8:30AM Holy Trinity Bicycling Buddha

BLACK Friday 11/27 – All classes are only $5 (Book your class now)

Saturday 11/28–ANNIVERSARY DAY– All classes are only $10 (Book your class now)

Sunday 11/29 – Sale thru 8PM

SALE EXTENDED THRU CYBER MONDAY - 8PM




Package Options:

*Unlimited Yoga in December is just $50 (regularly $160). Back by popular demand, this is your Lagniappe yoga to finish 2015 strong. Additionally, you will have the option during the sale to commit for 6-months at $100 per month for unlimited yoga (again, regularly $150 & includes TRX). This promotion for the following six months can only be bought during these four days.  Please remember when you grab your $50 month to take advantage of this awesome deal for 2016.  This is the best Yoga deal in New Orleans!

**Monthly Packages
4 Classes/Month (regularly $65/mo) = $60/Month ($15 per class)
8 Classes/Month (regularly $130/mo) = $120/Month ($15 per class)
(UNLIMITED) Six-Month Yoga/TRX E.P.I.C (regularly $150/mo) = $100/month
(UNLIMITED) Six-Month Studio Pass (regularly $180/mo) = $153/month

***Multi-packs (Great for holiday gifts)
10-pack cycling (regularly $170) = $155
10-pack yoga (regularly $130) = $120
20-pack cycling (regularly $320) = $300
20-pack yoga (regularly $240) = $220



*$50 Yoga in December is not contingent on committing for 6 months. The optional 6-month package for the discounted 6 months must be purchased by November 29, 2015. The 6-month package totals $600 Payments are due on January 1, 2016 ($100), February 1, 2016 ($100), March 1, 2016 ($100), April 1, 2016 ($100), May 1, 2016 ($100) and June 1, 2016 ($100). Credit cards are automatically charged and no cancellation is allowed for this package. You may suspend the package once during the program for up to 14-days. In the event of a suspension, your credit card will continue to be charged and you will receive additional days at the end of the contract. If you have any questions, you can reach us at SWEAT@higherpowernola.com or call us at (504) 302-7497.

** 4-class per month and 8-class per month packages total 24 and 48 classes respectively over 6-months. These packages encourage you to come to higherpower approximately 1-2 times per week. Each month, your account resets with 4 or 8 classes and unused classes are not transferable to subsequent months (use them or lose them)! All monthly packages are auto-drafted monthly by credit card. You may suspend the (unlimited packages) once during the program for up to 14-days. In the event of a suspension, your credit card will continue to charge and you will receive additional days at the end of the contract. These packages include all class types with the exception of special event classes. ALL MONTHLY COMMITMENT PRICING IS VALID FROM 11/26/2015 TO 11/29/2015.

***Discounted 10-pack classes expire after 3 months. Discounted 20-pack classes expire after 5 months. If you currently have a 5,10,or 20-class package with classes remaining, these classes will not be affected and will resume at the conclusion of your Black Friday package. If you have any questions, you can reach us at SWEAT@higherpowernola.com or call us at (504) 302-7497.

Sweat is Magic.

COVER YOURSELF IN IT DAILY TO HAVE YOUR WISHES GRANTED. 

There's no secret to leading a fit, healthy life. It's all about hard work and sweat. 

Here's four amazing reasons to add that yoga and cycling to your daily routine. According to LifeHack, here's a few benefits of sweat for your health.

1.  Amazing benefit of toxin release

What exactly happens when we sweat it out?  It’s true…we literally release toxins from our system using sweat as the conduit.  Experts agree that we mainly release excess salt, cholesterol and alcohol. Which means that a sweaty work-out will de-bloat us, clean our clogged arteries and help with a hang-over?

2.  Sweating as an antibiotic

Who needs antibacterial ointment when sweat spreads highly efficient antibiotics on to our skin!  If our skin is wounded by a small cut, a scratch, or the sting of a mosquito, antibiotic agents secreted in sweat glands, such as dermcidin, rapidly and efficiently kill invaders.

3.  Sweating is happy juice for the brain

The proof is in the smiles after the sweat!  Believe it!  Exercise puts you in a better mood. But before you think that tiny dumb bells or casual walks can give you happiness, be aware that you have to SWEAT with heavier weight training or anaerobic exertion to get the real benefit.  Your endorphin level is unique and it will be through trial and error to find the right kind of physical activity that will induce your very own brain “opiates” and get you hooked on feeling the “rush” after sweating it out.

4.  Pain, pain go away

Those exercise endorphins not only stimulate your brain’s mood enhancers, they also are natural pain relievers.  Who knew that a run around the block or a dance class could help relieve aches and pains?  As noted by sports medicine physician, Dr. James Ting of Hoag Orthopedic Institute, “Exercise stimulates neurochemical pathways in the brain, resulting in the production of endorphins that act as natural painkillers.”  As the body becomes accustomed to this relief and your overall fitness improves, you may find yourself reaching less for the aspirin and more for your sneakers.

HigherPowerNola is here to help you on your journey to fitness by offering an opportunity to sweat everyday. Visit our facebook page to get inspired by our Sweat Head of the week.

Halloween Tricks for Too Many Treats

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Here at higherpower we love Reese's peanut butter cups! Everyone has their favorite kind of Halloween candy but it's easy to overdo the amount of sweets you eat.

Sure your cycling and yoga habits help with the indulgences but here's a few more tips for staying on track while the candy is 'staring you in the face.'

1. Skip the value packs. Limit the amount of candy you bring into the house by avoiding the giant bags of candy sold in stores. 
2. Spend a little more for better quality treats that you can savor. Dark chocolate is a great choice! Remember to look for 60% or greater cacao content. 
3. When a craving hits indulge in fun non-food treats like chocolate flavored lip balm. Our favorite is Burts Bees Blueberry and Dark Chocolate lip balm.

Shower Your Muscles With Water


Winter is quickly approaching and as the temperature decreases our bodies need for fluids increases. On average our lungs expel between 2-4 cups through normal breathing, but during cold months their work is kicked up a notch. Add cold weather with a hour spin class and your body is begging for the hydration. Dehydration occurs with a loss of 10% of water but negative effects to athletic performance and mental clarity can start as soon as a 2% loss. Your water bottle is the best workout buddy! The benefits don’t stop at your mat, hydration helps circulation, transportation of nutrients and can even prevent getting the unwanted winter cold.



A great way to keep yourself on track is to take your body weight and put an “oz” behind it, that is your goal. If you weigh 140 lbs, set out to drink 140 ozs of water a day, which is about 8 small water bottles. Always keep that bottle close so you can react to the initial warning sign...thirst.


Cheers!

Inside our newest workout: TRX

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Q&A with Mark Berger about the newest workout at higerpower: TRX

Q: What is TRX? Where did it start? 

A: Randy Hetrick, a former Navy Seal and Stanford MBA graduate, developed the Total Resistance eXercise (TRX) equipment in the 1990's and started marketing it in 2005.

Q: Suspension training? What is that?
A: Suspension training is an approach to strength training that uses a system of ropes and webbing called a "suspension trainer" to allow the user to work against his own body weight. Suspension training develops physical strength while using functional movements and dynamic positions.

Q: What is the workout like?
A: The workout is similar to a simple version of reformer Pilates or antigravity yoga, TRX offers a total-body workout, centered on your core and relying on your body weight.
 
Q: What can I expect in the gym?
A: Expect an individualized and amazing workout. The exercises can easily be adapted to your fitness level. Be prepared to start slow, as little by little you can train up to the full position. Breathe through the movement, and always listen to your body. 

Q: Results?
A: You can expect improved core strength and joint integrity.

Q: Who else does TRX?
A: Celebs like Mary J Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Ellen Pompeo, and Jaimie Pressley are rumored to be fans of the workout. 

At higher power, it's all about cycling and yoga, but there are always ways to round out your practice with special workouts like TRX. Find your high here in New Orleans and get inspired to look your best for the holidays! TRX classes start soon, check out the website for a complete schedule! 


4 Tips to Stay in Shape through the Holiday Season

New Year's resolutions are great, but why wait?!? With cooler weather and a lack of beach time, it's easy to lose focus on your wellness goals until January. According to experts from the Huffington Post, now is the best time to tune up your health & wellness routine to keep your summer workout momentum rolling and make sure you're ready for the holiday season. Read More

Boost your smoothie power

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Transport yourself from New Orleans to a tropical paradise while boosting your nutrient intake. Try a pineapple ginger smoothie after a workout to boost your antioxidant intake. For thousands of years, Arabic, Indian, and Asian healers prized ginger as food and medicine. Ginger has amazing healing properties like reducing pain and inflammation, making it valuable in managing arthritis, headaches, and cramps. Try it after an intense cycling and yoga class to boost your recovery time!

Pineapple Ginger Smoothie Recipe:

INGREDIENTS
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 cup pineapple juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup ice (if using fresh pineapple)
1/8 teaspoon stevia or sweetener (optional)
Squeeze of fresh lime juice (optional)

DIRECTIONS
Blend pineapple, ginger, yogurt, pineapple juice, cinnamon, and ice (if using fresh pineapple).



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