Music Mondays – Concierge Team

On Mondays, we’ll bring you great tunes from the uforia family. The songs are linked to Spotify, so just click and rock out!

You see their smiling faces in the studio every day, but did you know that the lovely ladies of our concierge team also have killer taste in music? Check out their recommendations for tunes that make them want to sing along, sweat it out, and, apparently, hug people.

 

Alice

 

Alice: Sam Sparro – Black & Gold : When this song comes up on my playlist, it instantly makes me want to start grooving- I love the synth beat driving it and the mix of electro sounds.

 

Lindsay

 

Lindsay: Iggy Azalea – Fancy : I’ve been listening to this song on repeat since it came out and am still not sick of it. It’s super catchy, upbeat, and great for workout playlists!

 

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Raina: Lady Gaga – Gypsy : It’s so catchy and has a great beat! It’s a great song to work out to as well; it always gets me in the mood to sweat.

 

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Sabine:  The Osmonds – One Bad Apple : It’s totally random but I woke up with this song stuck in my head a few weeks ago and it’s still there! It’s so upbeat and fun.  It cheers me up whenever stress gets me down.

 

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Grace: Sam Smith – Lay Me Down – Acoustic Version : This acoustic cover has had me swooning the past few weeks. Sam Smith is soo soulful, and the lyrics are so earnest and sad–I just wanna give him a hug! Actually, it makes me want to hug everyone!

 

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Anna:  MKTO – Classic : I first heard this song at uforia and haven’t been able to get enough of it ever since. I can’t help but sing along!

Social Saturday – April 26th!

The event we’ve all been waiting for is finally here…Social Saturday! (formerly known as our fabulous Open House) We’ve revamped this annual event with a fun new name and will have lots of exciting surprises in store for you throughout the day. But, we’ll still have lots of mini sample classes, so now’s your chance to branch out and try that dance or Revolutions class you’ve always wanted to try!

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In addition to kick-ass FREE classes and food, we’ll also have 20% off all class packs and clothing!

Bring a friend new to uforia and they’ll get a special gift. Plus, we all know that taking classes together is much more fun!

  • 8am – Wake up with uforia – Coffee from Peet’s — Embrace the Sweat Team Challenge sign up opens

    • 8:30am – uCycle

    • 9am – GRIT

  • 9:30 – Get Juiced — Project Juice “Getting the Perfect form on the bike” – Bruce/Corey

    • 10am – Revolutions

    • 10:15am – Zumba

  • 10:45am – Build your own parfait

  • 11:15am – “Revolutions form intro” Tessa

  • Mini Classes

    • 11:30 am – Revolutions (Tessa)

    • 12:00 – Hip Hop (Lee)

    • 12:30 am – GRIT (Lissy)

  • 1:00pm-  “Honoring our uforian success stories”

  • 1:30 – Intro to Dance – Dance Party & Team Teach (Lee & Matt)

  • Clearly Kombucha cocktails, Chocolate tasting and snacks from Nibnaks!

Sign up now, first 25 people get a very special gift bag!clearly

We’ll also have our friends providing some very tasty treats:

Our Favorite Greek Yogurts

If you take a stroll through the supermarket, you’ll quickly notice that the Greek yogurt trend has taken America by storm. The refrigerated section is stocked with countless brands and flavors, but that’s just the start of it – you’ll also find Greek yogurt in the ice cream section, coating energy bars, and even in cereal boxes. So what’s with all the hype?

 

Greek yogurt is rich, thick-strained, and high in protein. Compared to the “regular” sweetened yogurts many of us grew up with, Greek yogurt is less sweet and has a tangier taste. It is also full of good-for-your-gut probiotics, and is an awesome source of calcium!

 

Here at uforia, we’re big fans of Greek yogurt. If you stick to varieties low in added sugar, Greek yogurt makes for healthy, convenient snack to fuel up before or after your workout. We recommend choosing plain yogurt and adding your own berries and perhaps a drizzle of honey to limit added sugar. Adding a sprinkling of almond slivers adds some delicious crunch, plus a dose of healthy fat and extra protein.

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While we each have our personal favorites, we decided to embark on a quest to uncover the key to Greek yogurt perfection.  We tasted our way through a shopping basket full of yogurt from our friendly neighbors at Whole Foods, and emerged with the following list of favorites.

 

 

Best Plain:

Fage Total 0%:

100 calories , 7g sugar, and 18g protein per 6oz cup

This one is a favorite in Greece and no wonder; it’s tangy, tart and smooth.  The 2% version proved comparable in taste and a little fat is great for an active lifestyle! It’s slightly creamier than the nonfat variety, so it’s a matter of personal preference. Both are great for cooking and baking! Using Greek yogurt as a substitute in recipes that call for sour cream is an easy, healthy swap.

Plain Runners Up:

Brown Cow and Stoneyfield Farms:

80 calories, 5g sugar, and 15 g protein per 5.3oz cup

We also loved the nonfat plain offerings from these organic brands. They have a creamier texture than Fage but offer a similar flavor with only 80 calories per 5.3oz serving.

Best All-Around Flavor:

Brown Cow Vanilla Nonfat Greek Yogurt

110 calories, 13g sugar, and 12g protein per 5.3oz cup.

We love that you can actually see specks of vanilla in this creamy treat. It has a subtle kick of the tang of Greek yogurt, with a sweet finish and only 110 calories! Perfect for those of you who are big fans of our other friendly neighbors at Fraiche.

 Best Fruit On The Bottom:

Whole Foods 365 Mango

140 calories, 12 g protein, and 14g sugar per 6oz cup

Two thumbs up! This flavor from the Whole Foods house-brand offers a smooth texture with fresh mango taste – none of that gelatinous texture that often accompanies fruit blended yogurts! 

Best Fruit Pairings:

Whole Foods 365 Blueberry Pomegranate:

150 calories, 12g sugar, and 17g protein per 5.3oz cup

This one has a mousse-like texture. It is mild on the “tart” scale, but not overwhelmingly sweet.

 

Wallaby Organic Greek Low Fat Yogurt with Blueberries:

140 calories, 12 g sugar, and 15g protein per 5.3oz cup

If you can’t add your own fresh blueberries, this one is a good alternative. It tastes fresh and the blueberries on the side don’t seem drenched in syrup, like some other brands. It makes a great dessert alternative or a post-workout snack.

Music Mondays – Matt

On Mondays, we’ll bring you great tunes from the uforia family. The songs are linked to Spotify, so just click and rock out!

matt cropped siteTriple-threat Rockstar Matt brings insatiable energy to his Revolutions and Zumba classes, then helps everyone find peace and relaxation in bliss. Today, he shares two of his favorite songs from each of his fabulous classes. Check the schedule to find one of Matt’s many classes, or join him for a real challenge in his back-to-back-to-back Wednesday nights, starting with Revolutions at 5:30pm.

 

Gavin DeGraw – Best I Ever Had: This is one of my favorite finale songs in Revolutions! It has a great beat, is tons of fun, and brings the energy up to end class on a high note.

 

Nicki Minaj – Whip It: How can you not love this song? Especially when we use our imaginary whips in Revolutions!

 

Sushy – Jumpin’ Up: This is my jam in Zumba and at home. It’s just makes me want to dance! This song pumps up everyone and it’s almost impossible not to sing along.

 

Marc Anthony – Vivir Mi Vida – Versión Pop: Great song with a great message: live your life! This is a song about celebrating exactly who you are. Dance and love!

 

Rusted Root – Back To The Earth: I brought this song to bliss from a dance warm-up I used to do before every rehearsal when I danced professionally in NYC. I’ve heard it thousands of times and still love it. That’s the true show of a great song.

 

MIKA – Any Other World: Light a candle and let your mind drift with this song. Indulge in your relaxation. It’s hard to listen to this song and not take a deep breath. Exactly what we want towards the end of a Bliss class!