Nourishment

 

Nourishment

When it comes to nourishment, consistency is the key. Eating whole foods such as fruits, veggies and legumes will give your body the goodness it needs, without the additives many processed foods include.

Keep it clean by removing added sugar and highly processed foods from your daily meals and snacks. It's necessary to increase your water intake to approximately 2.5 litres a day - this is important for health, growth and development of your bodies system, coordination, concentration, hydration, skin and muscular response. Katie's daily nutritional habits include 1 green smoothie and/or a cold pressed veggie juice, 2-3 cups of organic green and/or peppermint tea, lots of nutrient dense veggies such as carrot, zucchini, spinach, celery, beetroot and a couple of pieces of fruit a day such as banana, pear or apple.

 

Katie's Philosophy

Listening to your body is imperative to reaching your fitness goals. Whether you're craving another day of rest, increased carbohydrates, more water or extra sleep, it's important adapt accordingly.

Katie knows the benefit of lifting weights, and knows how much this will change the shape of your body. At Dance Barre, Katie uses her dance-inspired workouts and exercises, as well as her acquired skill and technique, to develop strength workouts for women. Using the fundamentals of ballet, jazz and Pilates, you can build muscle strength without adding bulk-because who doesn't want to feel strong?

Not sure where to start? Dance Barre by Katie Dickens is the perfect place to learn. Contact Katie to find out more about her unique classes today.

Recipes

Katie encourages all of her clients to start the day with a green or peppermint tea and enjoy 1 green smoothie and/or 1 cold-pressed juice a day. Be sure to play around with ingredients to keep them original and exciting!

Katies's go-to juice includes:

  • 1 beetroot
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 2 inches of ginger
  • 1 bunch of kale or 1 zucchini

Katie's go-to green smoothie includes:

  • 3 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 2 Oranges juiced of whole
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 celery stick
  • 2 tablespoons of flax meal
  • Coconut water

Or

  • 3 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 5-7 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of flax meal
  • 1 cup of coconut milk

 

Dance Barre By Katie Dickens

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