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Contents IN EVERY ISSUE From the Editor / 8 Contributors / 10 #MusicCityFit / 14 New in Nashville / 32 Fitness Directory / 66 Events + Races / 70

FITNESS + EXERCISE TRX Core Burnout / 16 Boutique Fitness / 20 FOOD + NUTRITION Arroz Caldo / 22 A Rainbow of Risk / 24 STYLE + APPAREL Winter Wardrobe / 28 PEOPLE + LIFESTYLE Ditching the Resolution Mindset / 36 Best Of 2018 / 40 HEALTH + WELLNESS How to Hold Yourself Accountable / 58 Ask The Doctor / 60 Effects of Inflamation / 62

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ON THE COVER:

The Best Of 2018 Issue is here! Thounsands voted on the best food, fitness, apparel, nutrition, wellness and more. Did your favorites make the cut? Find them on pg. 36. And the winners are...

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Lindsay's Letter

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t its core, the beginning of the calendar year is a fantasy of clean slates and new beginnings. It is the chance to do things different, better, and with intentional purpose. In reality, it’s also one of the most challenging times of year for many of us. We have returned from holidays and family time. More often than not, we have tapered off our nutrition goals, binging on soulful southern cooking and holiday parties. We’ve taken some time away from the constant hustle and allowed ourselves some much-needed rest and relaxation. Then we come home feeling rested, hit the ground running, and smack into a plate-glass window of our consistently full schedule. We don’t often have the time to ponder all the underlying stuff that gives our wellness shape, character, and meaning, and that time won’t ever appear on its own. But we can choose to attend to it. You can eat the kale and drink the bone broth, take all the supplements and exercise daily, do yoga, lift weights, and consistently stay hydrated, but if you don’t deal with the stuff in your head and in your heart, you’ll never reach your truest form of health.

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We come from many different fields and backgrounds and this issue’s content reflects a variety of knowledge to support any of the year’s challenges. From nutritional facts on an anti-inflammatory diet to advice on accountability, and our own team’s Fit Field Trip challenge at Fit Body Boot Camp - we’ve covered topics to support any new adventure you enter this year - even fashion! We’ve featured our Winter Wardrobe in some picturesque views of the city, which served as a collaborative effort from our favorite activewear for the cold weather. This issue also presents the annual Best Of winners. Men, women, gyms, and physicians in the Nashville area that have been consistently bringing you the best services in the fitness industry. As many of us have learned, the successes of our health often come down to consistency. One bad meal doesn’t subtract all our hard work, just like one good meal won’t make all the difference. It is about representing the best version of ourselves on a routine basis and these winners have proven to do so across Music City. Take our first issue of 2019 as a call to take a breath and consider what it is you’re working for - more importantly, remember why you are working for it. You won’t find any New Year’s resolutions (in fact, you’ll read about why you should ditch the tradition), but you will encounter many different angles and principles to consider in order to improve your routine and reach your goals. Our goal this issue, as with every issue, is to educate and to encourage. We wish you progress and lots of hard work in 2019. Make this year the best one yet! And as always, stay #MusicCityFit!

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NASHVILLE FIT MAGAZINE'S

FIT FIELD TRIP

Location Hermitage Fit Body Boot Camp

Guest Trainer Gerell Webb

“Formerly known as Donaldson Fit Body Boot Camp, the newly opened Hermitage Fit Body Boot Camp is located just off Lebanon Pike in Hermitage. When I entered the gym, the first thing I noticed was the bright blue turf. If you’re a college football fan, think Boise State University’s football field. The next thing that caught my attention was the warm, friendly atmosphere. Everyone was laughing, smiling and excited to get to work. As a personal trainer, there’s nothing I enjoy more than a group that feels blessed to work out. The class was lead by Owner Jonathan Herod and his Head Trainer, Nicole De Castro, whose high energy was contagious to us all. Jonathan spent 21 years of his life in the U.S. Army. 11 years were spent as a Master Trainer too where he trained everyone from Navy Seals to everyday Civilians trying to take control of their health. The workout was set up with eight stations that lasted 35 seconds each with a 10-second transition. We cycled through each station four times. Of course, there was a finisher too. I’ll keep that a surprise though. The music was loud, the playlist upbeat and the timer took all the guesswork out of the class. Jonathan and his trainers were highly involved, making sure everyone was working hard, performing each movement correctly and transitioning smoothly from station to station. What’s great about Hermitage Fit Body Boot Camp is that it’s run on a 24-week schedule, so you never repeat the same workout twice. If you’re in the area and looking for a family friendly place to achieve your fitness goals, don’t hesitate to give them a try.” N a s hvi l l e Fit Ma gazin e .com

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Contributors

Nashville is home to some of the best health and wellness gurus in the industry. Without your support, we would not be able to do what we do. Thank you to our contributors who make this magazine a reputable source of health and fitness information and advice in the Greater Nashville Area.

Dawn Burns

Alexandria Bydalek

Nick Carrier

Kate Wilke

Dawn Burns Dawn is a lifestyle blogger located in Nashville. Her blog,

The Nashville Mom, is a place for exploring the city, supporting families, and creating a community. The blog and social media outlets present readers with the latest places to eat, events, travel tips, look and product reviews, style, giveaways and much more.

Alexandria Bydalek Alexandria founded Simply, One You after suffering from diagnoses like PCOS, leaky gut, IBS, hypothyroidism, insulin resistance and more. Passionate to create awareness in the root causes of women’s health challenges, she specializes in gut health and hormone balancing to target bloat, belly fat, to increase energy, and promote a lifestyle of wellness. Nick Carrier Nick is a group fitness coach, online personal trainer, and host of Nick Carrier’s Best You Podcast. Nick’s passion is focused on helping others become the best version of themselves through fitness, lifestyle, and mindset. Kate Wilke Kate is a writer, yoga and meditation teacher, and integrative nutrition health coach. She completed her yoga training at Sanctuary for Yoga and her meditation training with Charlie Knoles. She is an Institute for Integrative Nutrition alum. Kate currently teaches with Madison Ryan Yoga, City Fit Concierge, Flourish, and Climb Nashville.

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PUBLISHER Ryan Freebing EDITOR Lindsay Miller MANAGING EDITOR Brittany Phelps ADVERTISING CONSULTANTS Greg Brannon, Jeff Waller PHOTOGRAPHERS Sam Carbine, Kelly and Ian Kreidich ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS Gerell Webb, Katie Schreiber GENERAL INQUIRIES + STORE DISTRIBUTION info@nashvillefitmagazine.com ADVERTISING INQUIRIES jeff@nashvillefitmagazine.com EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS lindsay@nashvillefitmagazine.com EVENT LISTINGS nashvillefitmagazine.com/events SUBSCRIPTIONS nashvillefitmagazine.com/subscribe

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fitness+exercise Simple, but effective: TRX workouts utilize your own bodyweight as resistence. Used to strengthen and tone your entire body, the TRX is also especially beneficial for core exercises. Developed by a Navy Seal, the TRX is small and portable and can be taken almost anywhere. All you need is an anchor point. This core workout is suitable for all levels. Remember to engage your core muscles as you stabilize your body throughout each movement. And breathe!

TRX

CORE BURNOUT

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EXERCISE #1: TRX FOREARM PLANK HOLD

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A) Adjust the TRX straps to mid calf length. B) Start with your knees, palms and forearms on the ground, facing away from the TRX straps with your feet directly underneath the anchor point. Your feet should be in the loops underneath the handles. C) Lift your knees off the ground and bring your legs together. You’ll know that you are in the correct position when your ears, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles are all in line. D) Hold yourself steady for 30-60 seconds with just your elbows touching the ground. E) Slowly bring your knees back to the ground. Repeat until the desired rep count has been reached. N ashvi l l eFi tM a g a z i n e .co m


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EXERCISE #2: TRX STANDING PLANK ROLL OUT

A) To begin, stand facing away from your TRX anchor point, holding onto the handles with your palms facing your thighs. B) While keeping your abs and core engaged and your arms straight, slowly extend your arms out in front of you, reaching your biceps to your ears. C) Use your abs and arms to pull yourself back to the starting position. D) Repeat until the desired rep count has been reached. Increase the intensity! The further you extend your arms, the more challenging this exercise will become. You can also try moving your feet closer to the anchor point. Try them both to amplify this movement.

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EXERCISE #3: TRX PIKE

A) Adjust the TRX straps to mid calf length. Begin in a suspended plank position with your feet in the loops underneath the handles, toes facing down and wrists directly underneath your shoulders. Your body should be in a straight line from head to toe. B) Press down through your palms and lift your hips up toward the ceiling by drawing your legs toward your chest until you look like an upside down V or as high as you can go. Engage your core. C) Slowly lower your legs and return to the starting position. D) Repeat until the desired rep count has been reached. N a s hvi l l e Fit Ma gazin e .com

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EXERCISE #4: TRX KNEE TUCK

A) With the straps at mid calf length, place your feet into loops underneath the handles. B) Lift your knees off the ground, coming into a plank position with your hands directly underneath your shoulders. Your back should be flat and your core should be engaged (there should be no arch or dip of the torso visible) C) Bring both knees toward your elbows at the same time. D) Extend your legs, returning to the starting position. E) Repeat until the desired rep count has been reached.

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B) Keep your left arm straight as you open your right arm out to the side, eyes gaze upon the opening arm. C) Return your arm back to center and repeat on opposite side. D) Continue back and forth, until the desired rep count has been reached.

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BOUTIQUE FITNESS:

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ou head to class excited for your favorite type of exercise, led by a highenergy, skilled, and highly motivating instructor. When you arrive, you know you will be surrounded by energetic people in an intimate and modern atmosphere that fits your vstyle. The space is aesthetically pleasing and upscale. The music is on point as usual, and you are guaranteed to push your limits while having a blast. “Intimacy, community, accountability, oneon-one attention, and a genuine investment in the neighborhood”— these are just a handful of the ways the Nashville community would describe their obsession with the gyms they attend at least five days a week with enthusiasm. How did we go from setting five alarms because we can’t wake up for that dreaded workout, to jumping out of bed because “Amy,” the trainer, is counting on you to show up? Boutique fitness has emerged in Nashville and continues to thrive because it addresses the whole body—the physical, mental, and emotional. When you walk into a gym, cycling studio, yoga studio, or any other innovative boutique fitness space, you are seen, heard, and you will find a home and sanctuary.

Personalized Fitness

In contrast to larger, less personal gyms, boutique fitness studios place an emphasis on personal relationships. There is something empowering about friendship and a trainer who knows both your name and your dog’s name. Due to the more intimate nature of a boutique fitness space, trainers have the ability to give more attention to individual clients. This means your progress is tracked and celebrated. Your goals will be remembered and realized. You find your trainer and maybe your “counselor” all in the same place.

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Commited to the Community

It comes as no surprise that a boutique fitness studio invested in the lives of each client would also care to invest in the surrounding community. A common theme at these studios is the effort to giving back. At cycling studios, you’ll find charity rides, while at yoga studios you’ll see donation-based classes that dedicate the practice to a good cause. When the community is involved, there is added accountability and participation. In addition to giving back, boutique fitness entities take their workouts outside of their modern studios and bring them to fresh venues, like rooftop bars, parks, and even restaurants, breweries, and wineries. The movers and shakers in the boutique fitness scene know their clients love to try new things and mix their love of fitness with their love of socializing. Why take an impersonal group fitness class with a less than energetic instructor when you can head to a distillery with some other “regulars” and sweat it out to an intentional playlist followed by a free cocktail and extended happy hour? You see, boutique fitness clients are choosing this environment because they are not only getting a personalized workout, but they are also meeting new friends, exploring Music City, and finding fun ways to relax, socialize, and kick back.

Worth the Investment

If boutique fitness is so great, why isn’t everyone jumping on board? The most difficult obstacle to overcome is usually pricing. Boutique fitness memberships are typically more costly compared to your generic gym membership. However, when you factor in oneon-one attention, discounts to major events, the ability to grow your network of friends, highenergy instructors, and often times sound advice on nutrition, crosstraining, and injury prevention, you’re signing up for far more

than you’re paying for. That community you are “paying for” is really a community of educated professionals jumping at the opportunity to better your life and excited to offer their own expertise. Whether it’s the chiropractor you sit next to on Thursday nights, the girl at the front desk with a graphic design degree, or the instructor with a gluten allergy and nutrition certification, your individualized needs are met in ways outside of the 5:30 workout, meaning you come back five times a week and truly get your money’s worth.

Find Your Tribe

As humans, we all seek out a deeper connection. Even if we have occasional mundane days and countless chores, we can always count on that workout to either kick off our day with the right mindset or end our day feeling detoxed and refreshed—even better when we’re surrounded by the same group of people at the same time who are also showing up with their own stress and busyness, but somehow still manage to add to the group energy. With that positive reinforcement, the entire class works toward something bigger than just themselves. So perhaps the greatest benefit of all is that boutique fitness provides you with a tribe of people that make you accountable to show up, perform your best, leave your negative energy at the door, and finish that workout knowing you’ll leave a better person. There is a magnitude of differences between working out isolated versus working out as a team alongside a fiercely loyal instructor. When you get into a routine at your choice of the many boutique fitness studios in Nashville, you will no doubt invite your greatest potential and transformation.

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food +nutrition ABOUT THE DISH:

Arroz Caldo is a hearty Filipino dish made with these traditional ingredients from the chefs at Sunda New Asian restaurant. Arroz Caldo is a chicken and rice porridge and considered one of the most popular comfort foods in the Philippines. The dish has Chinese origins, but the Spaniards actually named the dish to mean hot rice. The result is a quick, comforting bowl that is perfect for wintertime meals and rivals chicken soup for its ability to soothe a sore throat or those suffering from a cold. recipe by SUNDA NEW ASIAN photo by SAM CARBINE

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Arroz Caldo FEEDS: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

WHAT’S IN IT

2 tbsp canola oil 5 garlic gloves 1 diced onion 1 bunch scallion whites separated and sliced 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 whole chicken 2 pcs gingers peeled and minced (about 4oz) 1.5 cups sweet rice 1 cup diced butternut squash 4 tbsp fish sauce (we prefer Red Boat brand) 10 cups water Toppings: Poached egg (you can substitute a fried egg or cut a hard-boiled egg in half) Chili oil Fried shallots Sliced scallions Lemon wedge

HOW TO MAKE IT

1) Add oil into a pot and then add onion, garlic, ginger, and white part of scallions. SautĂŠ until onions are translucent. 2) Add whole chicken and water. Simmer for 45 minutes. 3) After the allotted time, remove chicken from stock and pull the meat into pieces of your preferred size. Discard skin and bones. 4) Add rice and diced squash to stock and simmer for 30 minutes until rice overcooks and breaks apart, leaving a creamy consistency. 5) Add chicken back into pot and season with fish sauce. 6) Season with salt and pepper per your taste buds. Garnish with remaining toppings. Serve with lemon slices and additional fish sauce, if desired. Note: You can mix in additional vegetables to the dish to give it extra nutritional value.

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FOOD DYES: A RAINBOW OF RISK

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allergies, and should be banned.” Top government scientists agree in saying food dyes present unnecessary risks to the public, as they have even been linked to tumor growth. This was research found eight years ago, yet restrictions are scarce by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the Healthline website, “Artificial food dye consumption has increased by 500 percent in the last 50 years, and children are the biggest consumers.” Because of these findings, many European manufacturers are opting for more natural dyes over chemical ones. However, here in the U.S. manufacturers are still poisoning processed food with pretty colors. In a 2013 article published on Greatist’s website, “Fanta in the U.K., for instance, gets its color from pumpkin and carrot extracts. The U.S. version? Red 40 and Yellow 6 (a dye that causes mild to severe hypersensitivity reactions in some people). And a strawberry sundae from McDonald’s is solely strawberries in Britain, but here, petroleumbased Red 40 — which is the most-used dye — gives the sundae its hue. Kraft’s macaroni and cheese was recently under fire for using yellow dyes 5 and 6 in the U.S.

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version while the English version uses no dye.” From reading that bit of info, it sounds like natural dyes are, in fact, an option. If that is true, why aren’t we following the lead of our British friends? Does it concern anyone "By feeding ourselves orange Cheetos, purple gummies, and yellow vitamin water, we're confusing our instincts while simultaneously consuming harmful chemicals." else that strawberry sundaes don’t have actual strawberries in them? Seems like a simple fix. Unfortunately, the only reasoning I could put behind this is the single largest driving force in America today - money. Refraining from the accusation that the healthcare system actually wants to keep us sick for the benefit of profit is almost impossible. But the other side of that is the marketing itself. A constant full-face frontal that “you need this,” “you want this,” and “you should buy it,” while the reasons why aren’t really a factor and neither is the nutrition label. The human mind is designed to be drawn to colors. That natural instinct is there to indicate the likelihood of nutritional content. Picture red peppers, yellow peppers, N ashvi l l eFi tM a g a z i n e .co m

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he safety of products containing artificial dyes has been a point of debate for decades. The word itself - artificial describes the obvious fact that these additives are unnatural. Admittedly, adding colors to our food makes them look more appealing, especially when eating healthy already presents a variety of personal struggles. But please don't fall victim to yet another marketing tactic the food industry has been capitalizing on for years. According to an online article from 2010 in the Center for Science in the Public Intrest, “Food dyes—used in everything from M&Ms to Manischewitz Matzo Balls to Kraft salad dressings—pose risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children, and

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% 500 The increase in artificial food dye consumption in the last 50 years

green spinach, blueberries, lemons all lining the produce aisle at the grocery store just beckoning to be eaten. When food is artificially colored, the mind is tricked into thinking that otherwise unappealing items will be nourishing. Therefore, by feeding ourselves orange Cheetos, purple and pink cartoonshaped gummies, and yellow “vitamin” water, we're confusing our instincts while simultaneously consuming harmful chemicals. There is a reason why our best health advisors preach about laying off the processed foods. Chances are if you’re fueling and supplementing from a box, bottle, or otherwise "Three of the most widely used dyes are Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6. All contain cancer-causing agents." packaged item you’re coming into contact with artificial dyes quite frequently. Furthermore, the FDA points out in an article posted to their own website, “Color additives are now recognized as an important part of practically all processed foods we eat. Without color additives, colas wouldn't be brown, margarine wouldn't be yellow and mint ice N a s hvi l l e Fit Ma gazin e .com

cream wouldn't be green.” Providing evidence that these additives are everywhere and even going so far as to claim they are “an important part” of the foods we eat. But it’s true. Many popular candies, drinks, popsicles, puddings, yogurts, gums, boxed mac n’ cheeses, baking mixes, pickles, meats, fruits, sauces, and chips contain ingredients such as Yellow 5, Blue 1, and Red 40 – three of the most popular FDA-permitted dyes. Currently, there appear to be nine approved color additives on the FDA’s list for use in the United States. According to the same article on the CSPI site, the three most widely used dyes – Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6 – contain cancercausing agents. Another artificial color, Red 3, is still in commercial use despite the fact that the FDA has identified it as a carcinogen. Carcinogens are a substance capable of causing cancer. They act on our DNA, causing dangerous changes at the cellular level. You might be thinking, “well isn’t that everything from smoke to bacon to nail polish?” Well, you’re right, although, if I told you a tumor is more likely to grow on your foot because of your neon blue toe-nail polish, I believe you’d quickly learn to live without painting your nails. If not, you’d at least find a different brand of polish, or perhaps another color. It’s safe to assume we don’t need to argue the issue of smoking as a carcinogen. It's actually

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a perfect example if you look at the near extinction of the tobacco industry once that little label was placed on all their products. My point is this - we have the information and we have options. There are natural ways to make our food “look” good, coupled with the fact that dyes do not improve the safety or nutritional quality of foods. So why aren’t we using alternatives? Especially when these other methods don’t have anything to do with expediting cancer cells or paying a thousand dollars out of pocket for your child’s ADHD testing and monthly medication. Confused? Me too. It seems obvious we could create appealing colors in our food with natural dyes from things like beets, carrots, berries, turmeric or spinach. It also seems like an obvious solution to simply boycott processed foods, which would certainly be better for our health overall. Nonetheless, I don’t know why we aren’t using alternative methods when it seems obvious that we should. I don’t even know what those methods would fully entail. But I do know this - researchers have linked artificial dyes and unnatural food coloring to a list of health concerns that should concern us all - potentially making those sweet and/or salty cravings a bit easier to neglect. See for yourself.

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goods, beverages, candies, and cereal

Blue No. 2

• Causes significant occurrence of tumors, particularly brain gliomas, in male rats • Commonly found in beverages, candies, and dog food

Green No. 3

• Prohibited in Europe and some other countries • Caused significant increases in bladder tumors in male rats • Commonly found in beverages, candies, ice cream, and cosmetics

Be cautious of sugary, fruit-based yogurts. They tend to use artificial dyes to enhance their colors and give you the illusion of a particular flavor.

Red No. 3

• A suspected trigger of hyperactivity in children • Thyroid carcinogen in animals • Issued a partial ban by the FDA in 1990 • Commonly found in baked goods, candies, sausage, and maraschino cherries

Yellow No. 5

• Can cause allergy-like reactions • May cause mild to severe hypersensitivity reactions • Commonly found in baked goods, candies, cereal, and beverages

Yellow No. 6

• May cause hyperactivity in some children • Causes adrenal tumors in animals • Commonly found in baked goods, sausage, cereal, and cosmetics

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WARDROBE PHOTOS BY SAM CARBINE

Styles from some of our favorite apparel brands you can take to and from the gym or wear around town.

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AGATHOS ATHLEISURE

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(left) Breeze Long Sleeve Layer | Granite $82 Knot Crop Top | White $34 Falling Lights Legging $98 (right) Gaze Long Sleeve Camo Tourmaline $66 Jetsetter Legging $80 Models: Myriame Essalki (left) and Ariel Sloan (right)

Damana Bra | Black Infinity Foil $52


Harley Jacket $121

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Lotus Crop $88 Lotus Legging $113 Model: Jen Spice

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NASHVILLE

RECENTLY OPENED GYMS, STORES, SPAS AND MORE FOR NASHVILLE'S FITNESS COMMUNITY

QNTM Fit Life 114 George L Davis Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 qntmfitlife.com

Redefine your potential at QNTM Fit Life (formerly World Gym Music City). They believe the smallest things can make a big difference. With two floors of fitness equipment, you can unlock your highest performance and embrace the “Fit Life” with a wide array of offerings such as personal training, group classes, team training, a gym that’s fully staffed and open 24/7, nutrition plans, and all your recovery needs. QNTM has infrared saunas, red light therapy, tanning and hydromassage at your fingertips. They’ve even got free parking too. QNTM firmly believes the pursuit of health and fitness within their walls can enable you to have a more fulfilling life when you’re outside of them. “Welcome to the Winner’s Circle. Welcome to QNTM.” 32

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Nutrition Faktory 2420 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203 nutritionfaktory.com

Nutrition Faktory was opened with one goal in mind: to give you the best experience you've ever had at a nutrition store. They focus on three areas to accomplish this goal: service, selection and pricing. You'll never feel "pushed" into buying products you don't want. Their stores are filled with all of the national and local brands and they don't carry "house brands". If they don't have something you're looking for, they'll order it and keep it stocked for you at the lowest pricing you've seen too. They've caused quite the stir in Middle Tennessee with their crazy low pricing. They even carry grab & go meals starting at just $5.99 to make healthy eating even easier. Nutrition Faktory will have 10 locations open by February giving them 10 locations in their first 16 months. If you're looking for the best experience you've ever had at a nutrition store, go check them out.

Chaatable 345 40th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209 chaatablenashville.com

Chaatable is the hotly anticipated new concept from husband and wife duo, Vivek Deora and Maneet Chauhan, along with Morph Hospitality Group. With Chauhan leading the kitchen team as executive chef, the cuisine centers around dishes inspired by Indian street food and the nostalgic memories Vivek and Maneet share of their childhood and college days in India. The creation of Chaatable has been one long in the making and might be the most personal project for the couple. When stepping through the doors, they hope guests experience an Indian bazaar at its finest. A complete sensory overload full of amazingly vibrant colors, flavors, smells, and sounds. Chaat is the Hindi word for lick. Each dish at Chaatable will have such delicious flavor you’ll be licking your lip and fingers! Chaat is also a broad category of Indian cuisine, typically served at road-side tracks and food carts throughout the vast regions of India. Chaat is the common term used for the flavorful, hand-held bites of Indian Street Food. N a s hvi l l e Fit Ma gazin e .com

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Sunda New Asian 592 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 sundanewasian.com/nashville

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Local entrepreneur Kimberly Novosel is making her next move in Nashville’s fitness and wellness scene with Flourish, a modern meditation studio offering gently guided 30-minute classes focused on breath, present moment awareness, and self-development. “Flourish creates space for you to sit and breathe and reconnect with yourself, to spend time in your inner world and come face to face with your truths, and to connect with others who encourage each other along that path,” Novosel describes. You may know her as the mastermind behind the brand at Verticity where she was one of the original co-owners before her passion for meditation and her mission to change lives led her to create Flourish. Teammate Ashley Van Nuck adds, “Meditation has countless benefits like stress and anxiety relief, improved health, and personal growth. We're bringing to Nashville an approachable way to incorporate meditation into any lifestyle.” Both women will be among the studio’s instructors along with meditation and yoga veteran Kate Wilke and several other familiar faces in Nashville's fitness industry. The studio is starting out by teaching their signature classes pop up-style around the city, while news of their permanent studio home is forthcoming. You'll find their classes to be contemplative, creative, and uplifting, often in the most unexpected of ways, like a forest floor visualization for relaxation or a toy sailboat metaphor as a way to clear a busy mind. Be ready to be challenged, to rest, to heal, and to grow.


why most people don’t. This phenomenon boils down to something I’ve coined, “The Resolution Mindset.” This is the mindset that I am going to wait until January 1st to make a big change in my life. But what’s the big deal with January 1st anyway? Is something stopping you from making this change in December? January 1st gives a convenient cop out to push this positive change off into the future, so we don’t have to do it now. And then what happens when January 1st finally arrives? We’ve created this idea in our heads that this change has to be drastic – that it needs to be life changing. What if it doesn’t have to be

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drastic and can still be life changing? In order to make changes in our lives, we often look towards establishing a new habit. When establishing a habit, we know we have to do it a number of times for it to be ingrained in us – for it to come natural. But how long does it take to form a habit? How do we make a habit stick? Research studies say it all. Some say 30 days, some say 100 repetitions. There’s no cookie cutter answer – the amount of time it takes to form a habit is different for everyone. But what if there was something wrong with the question altogether? Asking ourselves how long it takes leads us to believe there is an end date – some point of completion. This mentality creates an imaginary finish line to cross rather than a concrete lifestyle to live. Think about it. Do you want these lifestyle improvements to stop? No, if you really want to make a change you must be disciplined to stay consistent. So, ditching The Resolution Mindset comes down to one fundamental

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dds are that you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution before. Did you follow through with it? For how long? Maybe a day, a week, a month? Every year millions of New Year’s Resolutions are made yet very few are kept. Study after study reveals just how poor our commitment level really is. In 2015 U.S. News found that around 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by the second week of February. In 2013 a research team from the University of Scranton found just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s goals. And the disappointing evidence goes on. So why is it so hard for so many to follow through on their internal commitments? People give lots of reasons - reasons for how some people follow through and even more for


people+lifestyle action: Creating small, sustainable habits Establishing new habits is easier said than done. But making those small steps to change your life is not only necessary, it’s doable. Here are 6 steps to establish new habits to make your New Year’s Resolution a reality.

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Workout 7 days a week? Save 50% of your paycheck? Never eat sweets again? These are unrealistic, at least to BEGIN WITH. You have to start somewhere. Everyone wants to optimize the finish line and see what that looks like before laying the ground work; before building the foundation. You can’t expect to hit a 99mph fastball if you’ve never hit a ball off the tee. If you’ve

never hit the ball off the tee before, how do you know which side of the plate to stand on, how to grip the bat, when to step, etc. We experience the same sorts of things when implementing habits. If we want to exercise 7 days a week, we need to know where to go to the gym, what we should eat before we go, what we should do when we’re there, how long we should be there, etc. These

components create challenges for us. These challenges create inconveniences and discomfort. The more of these uncomfortable circumstances we face the lower chance we have to follow through with this new habit. Go outside and walk for 20 minutes. Wake up and do 10 push-ups in the morning. Think of small habits that don’t take up a lot of time. Choose something

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that doesn’t present barriers for you to complete. This allows you to master the art of showing up. Routinely completing your small habit gives you the belief in yourself that you will show up and complete it time and time again. Once we master the art of showing up, we’ve laid the ground work, we’ve built the foundation, then we can optimize the habit itself – that walk can turn into a jog, 10 push-ups turns into 50.

Create Certainty In order to take action, we must believe that the particular action will yield a specific preferred result. If not, we wouldn’t take the action. We must have certainty or at least the confidence and belief that if we do ‘X,’ then we will get ‘Y.’ If we don’t, then there’s no use in doing ‘X.’ Everyone is always looking for the fastest

way to lose 10lbs and the easiest way to start exercising. A survey conducted in 2017 showed that 45% of respondents would like to lose weight or get in shape in 2018. There’s endless information in various corners of the internet telling us how we can lose weight, get lean, and build muscle. It’s nearly impossible to know who to trust and what to do that will actually work. So frequently we pick one idea, one diet, one workout plan and we start. We want to see results now – that’s how we’re wired. We need instant gratification. If we don’t, we’re quick to assume something is wrong with our process – with our action steps. We quickly lose confidence and stop practicing our habits. So, find a way to create confidence – a sense of certainty. Find a personal trainer you trust, a nutritionist you believe in, or a group fitness class that can get you closer to your goal. This provides us with a feeling of

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certainty that if we go to that trainer, that nutritionist, that group class our goal will surely come. This confidence allows us to consistently do ‘X’ to get closer to ‘Y.’

Find a Trigger What is telling you to complete ‘X’? What’s telling you it’s time to do your habit? A lot of us create a habit we want to do and then “forget about it.” We’ll try to get our workout in but we, “didn’t have enough time.” Find something you do on a daily basis – shower, brush your teeth, eat, check your email, put the kids to sleep, just to name a few. Pick one. And then do your habit right after that. This part is a game changer. If those don’t work, you can create your own trigger. You can prep your physical environment. If you want to drink 6 glasses of water a day, leave a full water bottle on your nightstand before you go to bed. If you want to go to the gym in the morning, lay out your gym clothes the night before. Make it easy on yourself.

Define Success

How do you expect to succeed if you don’t know what success looks like? Maybe success is eating 4 servings of vegetables a day. Maybe it’s spending 3 hours a week at the gym. Maybe it’s not pressing snooze on the alarm. Whatever it is, define it over a short period of time. No longer than a week. You can’t let the lack of success one time, five times, or even ten times define your journey and convince you to stop. Do better tomorrow. Do better next week. Now that you’ve defined it over a short period of time, you know when you’ve succeeded and when you’ve failed.

Reward Yourself Now, before you go crazy on me, I don’t mean that just because you went to the gym, you should go eat a Big Mac – at least not every time. Rewarding yourself is about finding something small that is stimulating to you! Maybe you drink a glass of water and then you clap. This small stimulating clap is all you need to motivate you to drink another glass. Maybe you physically check the N ashvi l l eFi tM a g a z i n e .co m


habit off of your to-do list to give you that mark of completion. Maybe you give yourself an extra 10 minutes of TV at night. Find something to do after you’ve completed the habit to give you a sense of accomplishment.

Do It Again Consistency and discipline are key. You know this. You’ve tried this, but not with these steps. We’ve prepped ourselves, so that consistency and discipline are much more likely to occur. Because here’s the thing – there will be times when you wake up with less motivation than the day before, NO motivation. There are going to be days where inspiration is the last thing on your mind. Shocking right?! BUT, if we’ve properly laid out these habits, they’ll happen anyway. It’s automatic, it’s been ingrained in you. Even if you don’t do anything else on your to-do list that day, you can cross off your habit. Following through with your habit on these days is what separates those who are successful from those who aren’t. Everyone has those down days – EVERYONE – some more than others. If you’ve laid the groundwork and built the foundation with steps one to five, you will have this discipline to be consistent. So, let’s ditch The Resolution Mindset and create small, sustainable habits. It won’t just happen by itself. We’ve got to put in the work.

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BEST SMOOTHIE, BOWL OR JUICE SHOP Juice Bar

A staple in the juice community, the Juice Bar has an extensive menu full of juices, smoothies, and healthy shots to keep Nashville feeling fresh (in more ways than one) with every order. Owned by John and Vui Hunt, the Juice Bar is overwhelmingly plant-based, gluten-free, organic and always uses 100% whole fruits and vegetables from scratch.

Franklin Juice Co. Urban Juicer

BEST HEALTHY RESTAURANT

Velvet Waffle or get your hair of the dog fix with one of their Wicked Bloody Marys.

First Watch Milk & Honey

FAVORITE LOCAL WINE, BEER OR SPIRIT Yazoo Brewing Company

A fan favorite in the area, this southern original brewing company has been bottling favorites like the Dos Perros and Pale Ale since 2003. If you like sour and wild beers, check out their Embrace The Funk brewing series.

Jackalope Brewing Company Deep Bay Spirits

BEST LOCAL COFFEE SHOP Frothy Monkey

Nashville loves its coffee. Visit any of Frothy Monkey’s five locations and you’ll find the perfect spot to sit and work, have a business meeting, or connect with friends for lunch or dinner. Frothy bakes their own bread and roasts some epic coffee. We could all use more #frothylove in our lives.

Barista Parlor The Well Coffeehouse

BEST FOOD TRUCK

Califarmia Food Truck

Step up to the Califarmia truck and there’s a good chance you’ll

True Food Kitchen

Food should make you feel better, not worse, and the new kid on the block in Green Hills is already turning heads. Founded by renowned physician and doctor of integrative medicine Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen believes in a lifestyle that encourages simple changes in eating habits to avoid and counteract chronic inflammation. Their dining room is also a gathering place for moving your body with events like Namaste & Brunch.

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FAVORITE BRUNCH SPOT Tavern

No stranger to the “best brunch” list, Tavern is a local foodie favorite. Their cuisine is fun, creative, and accessible to most any palate. For brunch, treat yourself to a scrumptious Red N a s hvi l l e Fit Ma gazin e .com

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be eating food grown right here in Tennessee. Our favorite item on the menu is the West Coast Street Tacos. Duh.

The Grilled Cheeserie Don Miguel Juicery + Rustic Kitchen

BEST MEAL PREP COMPANY OR DELIVERY SERVICE Paleo Works

Located on the top floor of the Thompson Nashville in the Gulch, L.A. Jackson is an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant with tasty treats and some of the most creative libations in the city.

Modern Paleo for busy people. Owners Brian and Lisa Perry have been seasoning Nashville’s meal prep scene for many years now, and they don’t skimp on their portion sizes either. Plus, they just become Whole30 Approved too. Catch them at your local fitness event on the weekends. When available, try their famous Ground Turkey Skillet.

Patterson House Old Glory

Eat Well Nashville Clean Eatz

FAVORITE GROCERY STORE

BEST LOCAL PROTEIN BAR

Trader Joe’s has only has one location in Nashville, but it continues to offer a variety of unique products and quality brands at a reasonable price. Now if we could just get them to add more parking!

Known for their delicious

FAVORITE BAR L.A. Jackson

Trader Joe's

Grab the Gold Bar

chocolate peanut butter taste, this small but mighty protein bar is made right here in Franklin. Created by Danielle Ontiveros in her mother’s kitchen when she was just 16 years old, this wholesome recipe has grown from humble beginnings to being sold nationwide. Try their peanut butter and jelly flavor for a classic flavor combination.

eBars Le Bar

BEST FARMER’S MARKET Nashville Farmer’s Market

Visitors to the Nashville Farmer’s Market will find fresh produce, artisanal food, restaurants, shops, crafts, classes, and chef demos all year round.

Franklin Farmer’s Market 12 South Farmer’s Market

Whole Foods Turnip Truck

BEST NUTRITIONIST OR DIETITIAN Jaime Free

Practicing under Two-Seven Health and Wellness, Jaime has been coaching and educating his clients on nutrition and fitness for the last ten years. A co-owner at CrossFit Trivium, Jaime works with his clients on a three prong approach: fitness, nutrition, and motivation.

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BEST HOSPITAL

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

A collection of hospitals, clinics, schools of medicine and nursing associated with Vanderbilt University, the Vandy Medical Center is No. 1 in patient care and facilities in the Greater Nashville Area.

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital Tristar Centennial Medical Center

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Dr. David Jennings

Dr. Jennings is the clinical manager of the Franklin Johnson & Hayes location. It’s the place to go for injury rehabilitation. Restore yourself to normal range of motion in your body, joints and soft tissue with a visit to their state of the art facility.

Dr. Jennifer Hutton Dr. Josh Orendorf

BEST OB/GYN DOCTOR

Dr. Elizabeth Bleecker

Among many other schools, Dr. Bleecker attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine before settling in Nashville. She practices out of Tennessee Women's Care and enjoys yoga and traveling in her free time.

waterfalls and camping under the stars.

Karen Craven Dr. Lee Cranford

BEST MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (PSYCHOLOGIST, PSYCHIATRIST, LPC) Courtney McInturff

Courtney is a part of the Rooted Counseling Center Team and works with male and female clients primarily in the areas of anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and life transitions. She has been known to be an absolute joy with her clients.

Kathryn Defatta Dr. Kristin M. Rager

BEST ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR Dr. Amanda Martin

Dr. Martin specializes in sports injuries of the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow for both adults and children. She practices out of Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics and has been a team physician for many high school, college, and sports clubs teams, including international travel with the US Women’s National Soccer team program and Major League Soccer.

Dr. Allison Strnad Dr. Grayson Woods

Dr. Burton Elrod Dr. Clark Holmes

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BEST DERMATOLOGIST

Rachelle Smith

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Dr. Lorien Sites

Dr. Sites, a native of McMinnville, Tennessee, has been working with Nashville Skin since 2009.

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Beth Higney Dr. Jennifer Lee

BEST CHIROPRACTOR Dr. Jim Sweeney

You’ll find Dr. Jim Sweeney at Sweeney Chiropractic where he practices alongside his brother Dr. Jon Sweeney. Their motto is "No one leaves this clinic feeling like a number." Come in and leave feeling better indefinitely by receiving a successful wellness plan specifically designed for you.

Photo credit Abby May Photography (top) and Haley Davidson Photography (bottom)

Dr. Peter Hinz Dr. Kevin Bradshaw

BEST MED SPA

Nashville Skin Company

No matter what your concerns may be, valuable information and a customized skin plan at Nashville Skin Company will give you a clear solution.

REN Dermatology Skin Pharm

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST Matthew Miner

Matthew has been practicing massage therapy for 9 years now and has his own studio just off of West End near Centennial Park. He’s helped everyone from athletes to musicians to corporations and small businesses, and everyone in between.

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BEST GYM

Shed Group Fitness

Now with multiple locations, SHED has amassed a loyal audience in their quest to becoming one of the best gyms in Nashville. With some of the best trainers in the area, you’ll be sure to hit all your favorite muscle groups while you’re there.

Gold’s Gym Life Time Fitness

BEST BOUTIQUE FITNESS STUDIO Pure Barre

Tighten your core and point your toes, Pure Barre has a number of classes on the schedule to help firm up your legs and seat. Check out their apparel inclusion in the Winter Wardrobe too.

SculptHouse Neighborhood Barre

BEST BOOTCAMP Barry's Bootcamp

Located in The Gulch, Barry’s intense treadmill and weightlifting combo help you burn fat and build muscle. Fuel up at their in-house smoothie bar or grab a fresh hoodie from their shop on your way out.

Camp Gladiator Shed Group Fitness

BEST CROSSFIT GYM CrossFit Trivium

CrossFit Trivium continues to promote healthy movement, a broad range of fitness, and mental resilience in a supportive community. They also offer kids programming too.

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BEST STRENGTH & CONDITIONING GYM (NON-CROSSFIT) Shed Group Fitness

SHED has made a name for itself as a premium strength and conditioning gym. Their workouts can be simple but effective. Their Shredder workout class is also up to hardest workout in Nashville.

KrankFit Redline

BEST YOGA STUDIO Inner Light Yoga

“With hustle and heart, anything is possible.” Bold, fresh, and filled with love, Inner Light Yoga is Nashville's first music-based yoga studio. Their high energy and creative vinyasa classes move to the beat, push you to your limits and allow you to get lost in the flow.

Hot Yoga Plus Shakti Power Yoga

BEST BARRE STUDIO Barre3

Sculpt and tone your entire body with low-impact movements in a boutique studio environment. Owner Holly Coltea now has two locations in Nashville. All you need is your own two feet to enjoy their signature 3-step sequence to produce a strong and balanced body.

Pure Barre NuPower Yoga + Barre

BEST PILATES STUDIO Marathon Pilates

Serving two locations in Nashville, Marathon Pilates is not your average Pilates studio, working hard to give you a personalized full-

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body workout with a wellness approach. Owner Anissa Pollard has dedicated her life to helping others heal through the fundamental Pilates principles.

Studio Novo Willow Pilates

BEST CYCLING STUDIO CycleBar

CycleBar classes have something for everyone with a rocking mix of strength, endurance, challenges, hills, and drills.

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Climb Nashville CrossFit East Nashville Kids & Teens

BEST PADDLE BOARD OR KAYAK RENTAL Nashville Paddle Co.

Located inside Hamilton Creek Recreation Area on the scenic Percy Priest Lake, Nashville Paddle Co. is the perfect place to get our on the water on a hot

KrankFIT Full Ride Cycling

BEST BOXING / KICKBOXING / MMA GYM Title Boxing Club

Combo your way through jabs, crosses, hooks, and body shots at four Title Boxing locations in Nashville. You’ll be sweating well before the “warm up” even finishes.

HOTBOX Fitness Training Camp

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER Justin Crutchfield

Training out of Nashville Athletic Club, Justin’s no quit mentality, hard work ethic and passion for seeing his clients grow and become better has earned him the title of one of the best trainers in Nashville.

Cory Grant Adams Naomi Newton

BEST YOUTH FITNESS ORGANIZATION YMCA

The Y has been a staple in the health and wellness community for quite some time now. They offers kids of all ages a safe place to have fun, learn new skills and

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day. Try their SUP Yoga class to mix up your water adventure.

Nashville SUP & Yoga Paddle Up Nashville

BEST FREE COMMUNITY WORKOUT

Capitol Steps Workout

You’ll never find James Crumlin without a smile on his face! Join him every Monday and Thursday (for free!) at 6 p.m. downtown at the Capitol Steps. James is also a certified Ironman and RRCA Coach as well, so make sure you pick up some pointers while you’re there.

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BEST CROSSFIT COACH Korey Akers

Owner of CrossFit Rampage, Korey can easily be spotted by his big, red beard and friendly smile. Other than functional fitness, Korey is a Bully Dog Dad, enjoys off road adventures and biking in the outdoors. The Christmas Throwdown is also up for best fitness competition in Nashville.

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BEST PILATES INSTRUCTOR Lindsey Rae

Practicing out of Marathon Pilates, Lindsey’s experience teaching dance, aerial arts, flexibility, and calisthenics has shaped her into a expert Pilates instructor. Her flowy and centering warm-ups create a challenging class that builds both strength and stability.

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BEST BARRE INSTRUCTOR Anna Perry

Expect to get a full-body workout from head to your pointed toe during Anna’s Neighborhood Barre class.

Saskia Harmon Suzanne Marie Banker

BEST GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR Adam Denison

Adam is an instructor at KrankFIT in Green Hills. He'll push you from start to finish, always focusing on core and a head to toe sweat that leaves you feeling like you really earned something.

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BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR Emmy Singer

Owner of Inner Light Yoga in the 12 South area, Emmy’s big heart and warm studio has created a community of yogis that keep coming back for the loud music and laughter.

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BEST RUNNING COACH Megan Conner

One of our former cover stars, Megan has run marathons and coached clients all over the country. Don’t forget to say hello to her boxer Lulu on your next visit to her home gym!

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BEST TRIATHLON COACH Conrad Goeringer

Conrad is an Ironman Certified Coach and the author of the book The Working Triathlete. He has a strong passion for helping athletes of all levels and endurance goals. Conrad is also a recent 2018 USAT Long Course Duathlon National Champion.

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BEST CYCLING INSTRUCTOR Kenzie Todd

Owner of the newly opened Full Ride Cycle near ONEC1ty, Kenzie is a Master instructor and is no stranger to the cycling community. Her full body, rhythm based ride keep her classes full (in more ways that one) throughout the week.

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BEST LOCAL INSTAGRAM FITNESS CELEBRITY Shawn Booth

Recently opening a new gym near the downtown area called BOOTHCAMP, Shawn has been staying busy. He’s also released a workout app with home exercises and healthy recipes as well as even co-created a plant-based burger named after himself at The Ainsworth.

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HARDEST WORKOUT IN NASHVILLE SHED Fitness Shredder

The Shredder is based purely on how long it takes you to make it through the posted workout of the day. It’s up to you how hard you want to make it!

Studio Novo KrankFit 30/30

BEST SHORT DISTANCE ROAD RACE (10K OR SHORTER) The Boulevard Bolt

Organized by volunteers, The Boulevard Bolt is a collaborative effort that’s been running since 1994 and has grown to over 7,500 participants. Today, the Boulevard Bolt ranks among the largest 5-mile races in the country.

Steps of Success 5K Hot Chocolate 5K

BEST LONG DISTANCE ROAD RACE (LONGER THAN A 10K)

St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon and 1/2 Marathon It’s a tradition unlike any other. As one of the most emotional days in Music City, Nashville’s biggest running event continues to promote a challenging race for an incredible cause.

The Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon Race 13.1 Nashville

BEST TRIATHLON

If you're looking for a scenic venue, a fast but challenging course, and awesome post-race activities, look no further. The Riverbluff Triathlon, hosted by Above The Fold, is a unique race for both veterans and 50

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beginners alike. Enjoy the live music, interactive custom shirts, delicious food, and a post-race experience unlike any other.

The Music City Triathlon Cedars of Lebanon State Park Triathlon

BEST TRAIL RUNNING RACE Music City Trail Ultra

This ultra is hard, and we're not saying this to impress you. If you’re willing to take the challenge, all 50k runners must be capable of finishing the race in 9 hours.

Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon Defeated Creek Trail Half Marathon

BEST CYCLING EVENT Full Ride Cycling Grand Opening

Full Ride is off to a great start after recently opening near ONEC1ty. Their Grand Opening celebration was nothing short of sweat, smiles and a bright future.

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BEST FITNESS COMPETITION

BEST BODYBUILDING COMPETITION

Middle Tennessee’s premier functional fitness event, Battle of the Barbells is a two day, individual CrossFit competition for male and females not for the faint of heart.

An all female NPC competition, Whitney Wiser’s Nashville Fit Show is a great experience for any level athlete from firsttime competitors to seasoned athletes looking to go to the next level.

Battle of the Barbells

CG Games CrossFit Rampage Christmas Throwdown

BEST LOCAL SUPPLEMENT STORE Nutrishop

Now with four locations in the Greater Nashville Area, drop in for all your protein, recovery, BCAA, pre and post-workout needs.

Nutrition Faktory Turnip Truck

Nashville Fit Show

Flex Lewis Classic Music City Muscle

BEST AMBASSADOR TO NASHVILLE’S HEALTH & FITNESS COMMUNITY Kimberly Novosel

A wilderness guide, yogi, runner, and meditation teacher, Kimberly’s open personality and personal involvement in the community has helped develop her lifelong passion for helping others to uncover and reach for their best selves.

James Crumlin Anne Marie Peterson Turan

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BEST ADVENTURE RACE

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Spartan Race

Offering a Sprint, Super, and Kids Race, the Nashville Spartan Sprint Race is a favorite amongst both new and returning racers with 20+ obstacles over a 3-5 miles course.

Tough Mudder Ragnar Relay

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Bink’s Outfitters

An outdoor & lifestyle clothing and footwear store that carries brands such as North Face, Patagonia, Southern Tide and much more. Stop in for any weekend hiking trip or a new coat for the upcoming season.

Mountain High Outfitters Cumberland Transit

FAVORITE FITNESS APPAREL AND GEAR STORE lululemon

High-quality athletic apparel meets functionality and comfort. Whether you’re aiming to get sweaty or be stylish (or both), lululemon has plenty of options for every workout enthusiast.

Fleet Feet Barbell Voodoo

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BEST SPA EXPERIENCE Escape Day Spa

For an unforgettable pampering experience, check into Nashville’s Escape Day Spa. Escape’s scrubs are designed to polish away dull, dry skin cells, and draw out impurities.

Woodhouse Day Spa O.Liv Body Bar

BEST HOTEL

Thompson Hotel

A Gulch resident, the Thompson has been known to host a number of local cycling events on their rooftop. Sip cocktails at their stylish bar or dine in the Marsh House with seafood-centric Southern fare.

Omni Hotel Noelle

BEST HAIR SALON Local Honey

With three locations in Nashville, Local Honey’s family of salons are home to some

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LIFESTYLE of the most talented stylists in the area. Yes, they do hair, but each shop also sells a curated selection of vintage clothing, along with goods from local fashion designers.

Parlour 3 Green Pea

BEST BIKE SHOP Halcyon Bike Shop

Halcyon has been serving the growing Nashville bike community since 2008 and is committed to providing the best quality products at affordable prices.

Cumberland Transit EastSide Cycles

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FAVORITE CAMPING SPOT

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Fall Creek Falls State Park

Fall Creek Falls includes 222 campsites in five different areas allowing you to fish, kayak, or hike the many trails throughout the park while you sleep comfortably under the stars.

Montgomery Bell State Park Henry Horton State Park

FITTEST CEO John Cuthill

Lighthouse Fitness Management is a premier outsourced personal training company practicing out of many of the nation’s top health clubs. Their CEO lives right here in Nashville though. John’s #1 goal is to provide an affordable and quality service to gym members and the gyms they

are working out in.

Will Bartholomew Katherine Mason

BEST LOCAL NONPROFIT Small World Yoga

Connecting people in the Nashville area by increasing their access to yoga, Small World Yoga has built a community of yogis with a passion for volunteering and transforming individuals through healing and connection. From the Music City Yoga Festival to International Day of Yoga, there’s plenty of ways to get involved and donate to a great cause.

Thistle Farms Second Harvest Food Bank

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BEST VETERINARY CLINIC

barbell-voodoo.com/podcast.

Belmont Animal Hospital believes in putting you and your pet first. Their passionate staff and steadfast mission to unite the city through a love of animals keeps their customers coming back.

BEST LOCAL BLOG

Belmont Animal Hospital

Hillsboro Animal Hospital Parker's Paws Animal Hospital

BEST LOCAL PET FOOD STORE Nashville Pet Products

Opening its first store in Nashville in 1987, Nashville Pet Products now has five locations throughout the area. They carry a wide variety of products that cater to the health, happiness and comfort of your favorite sidekick.

New in Nashville Inside the Noize Fit By 40

As the name suggests, Jacob Fasig is on a mission to be “fit” by his fortieth birthday. At one point in his life, Jacob was living at 415 lbs and soon realized he needed to make some big changes in his diet and lifestyle. Recently getting his L1 in CrossFit, Jacob has not only lost a significant amount of weight, but he’s also inspiring others to do the same. Follow his journey on Instagram at @fitby40.blog.

Living with Landyn Happily Grey

Wags and Whiskers Happy Retales

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER Sam Carbine

Cutting his teeth as a photographer in the music industry, Sam shifted gears to focus on fitness and is now one of the most sought after photographers in Nashville. His sharp eye and willingness to do whatever is necessary to get the job done has earned him a reputable career in the fitness community.

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BEST LOCAL PODCAST Barbell Voodoo

Covering athletes in the local CrossFit, Strongman, and fitness community, Barbell Voodoo is more than just an apparel brand. Follow along at

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How to Hold Yourself Accountable by DAWN BURNS

he new year begins with new dreams, new ideas, and new resolutions. However, each year we often make promises to ourselves to lose weight, save money, break a bad habit or make drastic changes in our lives. But all too often, by mid-year, these goals are distant memories. Resolutions are sometimes unrealistic as our hopes and motivation level are at an all-time high when we choose to set them. If your goal doesn’t fit your mandatory lifestyle then they are less likely to be achieved. This year, instead of creating lofty resolutions, we encourage you to set specific, attainable goals. To achieve this, we should begin by setting up accountable actions to keep our plans on track. Here are four strategies to help improve your success:

Set Clear Resolutions

Instead of resolving to lose weight, set an actual number and have a definitive date for completion. Create an action plan of how you want to achieve your goal. If you'd like to lose a pound a week, adding minimal healthy habits to your lifestyle is a good way to start. Trading in your beverages for glasses of water, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, adding an extra run in each week. Try consistently adding 58

to a food journal, as this is a sure way to help you stay on course. Overall, writing down your goal and your plan to succeed will not only give you a visual memory to remind yourself, but it will also do wonders for your own selfawareness.

Phone a Friend

Don't keep your goals to yourself. Talking about your goals will help with laying out a plan. Tell your close friends or coworkers what you wish to achieve. Ask them to check in with you throughout

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your timeline to keep you accountable. Knowing that someone else is cheering you on not only holds you to your plan but will also push you to keep going. Another option is to find an online group with people who are doing the same. An online support group provides different perspectives along with the opportunity to learn from others. This forum allows you to ask questions and share your experience. Life is always better with like-minded friends.

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Plan for Success

After you have set your goal and time frame, plan a few times throughout the year to assess your progress. At the end of each month or every other month, set aside the time to evaluate your progress and make accommodations or changes as you see fit. Evaluating your process points out the methods that are helping and hindering your success. You will be able to see the steps you've taken and adjust if needed.

There's an App for That

Achieving goals is not easy, as we all know. So enlisted a few mobile apps that can help! My Fitness Pal is a weight management app that tracks calories, macros and more. It will help you establish healthy habits and read the progress. This app allows you to enter your daily consumptions, as well as record activity and water. Being able to see how many N a s hvi l l e Fit Ma gazin e .com

calories have been consumed and burned gives you a clear way to see how you're hard work is paying off! For goals relating to money, Mint is a beneficial resource. Mint gives you a complete analysis of your savings, transactions, and spending. You can easily understand your finances with graphs and charts. This app also gives you the ability to set bill reminders to ensure you won’t accumulate late fees. Quit That is another app that gives you a visual reminder of quitting a bad habit. If you're trying to stop an indulgent habit like biting your nails or mindlessly scrolling through social media, Quit That tracks how many days you've gone without succumbing to the habit. If the habit is one that has been costing you money, the app will show you how much you've saved by quitting. Take time to audit your life and identify what areas need some fine tuning. Everyone’s lifestyle is different. Instead of using that as an excuse, see it as the opportunity to set personal, realtisic,

and obtainable goals. Create your goals to fit around your life and the process tends to be an easier transition setting you up for success. So try enlisting your friends and an app or two! Make 2019 the year that you accomplish your resolutions.

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with THOMAS NABORS, DDS COSMETIC + GENERAL DENTISTRY

What type of toothbrush and toothpaste should I be using? That is a great question and one I get often. Even though the basic toothbrushes might seem simple, they can be the most effective. A soft brush is all you need in terms of the abrasiveness of the brush. Any brush with medium or hard bristles is not necessary and can actually cause damage. Basic toothpaste that has the ADA (American Dental Association) stamp of approval is perfectly fine. Whitening toothpaste can do very little in terms of actual whitening. They can be much more expensive too.

Do I really need to floss and how often? Flossing is great to do, but the reality is most people don’t do it. It has some great benefits in terms of helping to keep your gum tissue healthy, but most people find it cumbersome, or hard to do, so they don’t. There are some great alternatives to flossing. A water pick may look cumbersome on your bathroom counter, but it’s phenomenal at keeping your mouth healthy.

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a problem, there could already be significant damage done. The number one sign to watch out for is inflammation in the gum tissues. Bleeding gums can be an early sign of gum disease, but what we know now, is that it is also linked to heart disease, cancers, pregnancy problems, diabetes, and a host of other bodily problems. It is an infection and chronic infections are not healthy. Prevention is the key. Be on the lookout for dark spots on your teeth and gums that are inflamed or bleed easily. These are red flags and should be attended to.

Will a rinse or mouthwash help my oral health? Mouthwashes are always good to have on hand, But in terms of gum disease, can not heal an infection. For healthy mouths, rinses help in keeping them feeling fresh and healthy, however, if there is an infection or decay present, they can not stop, or heal it.

What is the healthiest way to whiten my teeth? Professionally. Of course, that sounds self-serving, but placing chemicals on your teeth is a serious matter. Especially, the kind that can penetrate tooth enamel, which is harder than bone. These chemicals must be watched and regulated so they do not cause harm to the tooth or the gum tissue. When handled appropriately, whitening N ashvi l l eFi tM a g a z i n e .co m


your teeth is a simple and effective procedure. When handled poorly, you can burn the gum tissues, cause sensitivity to the teeth, and often get an inconsistent or poor result.

How does the consumption of sugar affect my teeth? Simply put, sugar provides the bacteria in your mouth with a happy home. We all have bacteria in our mouths, both good and bad. The bodies immune system helps to regulate that balance.

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We all have bad bacteria, but most of the time, the immune system keeps them in check. Sugar, and sugar substitutes, help create an environment in which the bacteria that cause tooth decay thrive. Thus, making it harder on our body to fight. Just because it says “diet” or “sugar-free” doesn’t mean there aren’t any artificial sweeteners included. Don’t be fooled. Sugar substitutes often have the same effect and will cause just as much harm to your chompers.

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Inflamed: The Power to Heal and Protect Starts with You. by ALEXANDRIA BYDALEK

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There is a reason the discussion on inflammation is a hot topic. Chronic inflammation is the culprit of many life-altering diseases such as stroke, respiratory illness, heart disorders, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. It’s both good and bad news that your daily lifestyle choices contribute to the cause. Our routine decisions may be at the root of activating the unhealthy side effects caused by inflammation, but our daily health-conscious decisions can also be the source of healing those same issues, plus many more. Take some time to commit to your body, how it is feeling, and if inflammation could be the source. We can discover almost anything through education and action. Inflammation is a naturally occurring defense mechanism during moments the body encounters immediate stress and injury. The inflammation process exists for our internal entities to protect itself from perceived danger. When this response is prolonged (or chronic) due to factors such as stress, poor diet, infections, or a sedentary lifestyle, it weakens your immune system. This leads to chronic inflammation as it is continued over time, causing issues such as hormone imbalance and improper digestion. Key signs your N ashvi l l eFi tM a g a z i n e .co m


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How much of your body's immune system is housed in the gastrointestinal tract

immune system could be compromised include joint pain, swelling and water retention, bloating, gas, diarrhea, hair loss, exhaustion, and fatigue. Any of these sound familiar? We’re going to kick off this journey by balancing nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, and wellness to reboot your body and give it a fighting chance to heal from the inside out.

It’s All About Food

Let’s start here because proper and specific nutrition choices are key to reducing inflammation. Eating a whole-food, antiinflammatory diet can prevent digestive problems like leaky gut, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, candida overgrowth, and the body’s inability to heal. A diet filled with inflammatory foods like sugar, dairy, processed meats, and gluten can tear their way through your digestive system and essentially create holes in the lining of your intestines and stomach. This allows partially digested food to seep into your body. Since the food in your digestive N a s hvi l l e Fit Ma gazin e .com

system is broken down and acidic, white blood cells try to attack the “leaked” foreign, rotting food, leading to an inflammatory response by the immune system. Healing your gut lining

70% and the microbiota inside (what fights to maintain balance in your intestines) by stabilizing the “good” and “bad” bacteria with probiotic supplementation is fundamental to combat this process, mostly because the gastrointestinal tract houses 70 percent of your body’s immune system. Eating a diet filled with healthy fats provides the nutrients for the body to heal. These include olive oil, nuts and avocados, omega 3’s and omega 6’s (essential fatty acids), whole grain and gluten-free carbs, fruits, vegetables, proteins found in hormone-free meat and cold water fish, and plantbased proteins such as

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legumes and seeds. The more you diversify your diet with brightly colored fruits and vegetables the healthier your gut microbiota will be. Drink green tea, take a shot of apple cider vinegar in the morning and load up on spices such as turmeric and paprika to reduce inflammation and support a healthy gut.

the wrong doses at the wrong time can wreak havoc on your body and dramatically reduce the overall functions of your immune system. A study published in 2014 suggested that people who performed two and a half hours of moderate exercise every week for 10 years lowered inflammatory markers by at least 12 percent.

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Behavior Change

A combination of high-intensity interval training, low impact stretching, and strength training is a must for regulating your body’s function. Exercise allows your body to produce a more diverse microbiota, balancing

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the bacteria in your gut. Highintensity interval training assists in stabilizing hormones that regulate appetite, reduce stress, boost your metabolism, and increase energy levels. Low-intensity activities such as yoga, barre, and pilates help to clear your mind, promote well being, strengthen and lengthen muscles, which improve your respiratory, digestive, and circulatory systems and reduce stress, which also helps to regulate cortisol. Cortisol is important because

Reducing toxins in the household such as cleaning products, smoke, alcohol, and personal care products will also help to control your inflammatory response. Go natural whenever possible on products in order to limit immune system reactions. A recent review of 34 separate studies concluded, “Mind-body therapies [such as meditating at least 5 minutes a day, soaking in the sun, massage, or spending time with friends and family] reduced markers of inflammation.” Gut health plays a major role in your mental well being. Scientists sometimes refer to your gut as your “second brain” because there are over 100 million brain cells in your gastrointestinal tract. If the microbiota isn’t balanced, it has been shown to lead to a variety of mental issues, such as anxiety, depression and chronic stress. And we all know that too much stress can be detrimental in numerous ways. Your overall happiness and taking care of your body is integral to healing and overall function. People who smile more often live longer - this has been studied and confirmed.

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health+wellness Get Stronger While You Sleep Bottom Line Wellness practices including adequate hydration, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep are obviously vital to your health. You know getting seven to nine hours of sleep at night is critical. But how often can you attest to that? Those who get under six hours of sleep per night, store up to 32 percent more fat, as opposed to someone who sleeps at least eight. Sleep is the key to living a truly well-balanced, happy, productive, and stressfree lifestyle. In addition, drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is imperative for your body to rid itself of toxins and inflammation. Furthermore, 26 percent of the American population that suffer from inflammation driven joint pain is caused by dehydration. Water is a critical component to healing these issues since any source of pain triggers a response by the immune system.

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Living an intentional, healthy life will dramatically reduce chronic inflammation and protect you from the mentioned diseases and many more. Here is a simplified call to action to keep inflammatory issues under control.

Fitness: Get out and move at least three times a week and be intentional about daily efforts and routines. Try a new yoga class, or at the very least, spend your time on a phone call walking instead of seated at your desk. Nutrition: Add green leafy vegetables to every meal and reduced processed foods. If it has more than two or three ingredients, don’t eat it. Try switching one of your cups of coffee a day to green tea. Lifestyle: Attempt meditation with an app (try Headspace) and replace household cleaning supplies and personal products with ones that are natural, or free and clear of chemical ingredients. Wellness: Make sleep and hydration a priority in your life. Always have a bottle or glass of water near you. It will lead to a happier, healthier, leaner, less stressed and more productive lifestyle.

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Jan/Feb 2019 - The Best Of 2018 Issue  

A celebration of the best in nutrition, fitness, lifestyle and wellness in 2018.

Jan/Feb 2019 - The Best Of 2018 Issue  

A celebration of the best in nutrition, fitness, lifestyle and wellness in 2018.

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