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The Weekender: Challenges, Spring, and Caturday

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Finally! Beautiful weather has arrived in CNY! I don’t know how short-lived it may be, but for the weekend at least, I’m basking in bountiful sunshine and can actually go outside without a winter coat. It’s the little things!

Speaking of little things, we shared a variety of incredible recipes this week, including two jam-packed compilations. Check it out:

  1. Recipes to Make with Alfredo Sauce
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  2. Grilled Cheese Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Days
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  3. Chicken Parmesan Quesadilla
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I have been losing my darn mine over the past couple of weeks in order to prepare for launching the brand new release of my group fitness class BODYSTEP at my gym. Every 3 months, we get a brand new release from Les Mills™ with new choreography and music. My gym makes a big event out of launches, and I put up some fun spring decor in honor of our theme, April Sweat Showers Bring May Muscles.

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But for the first time, I had to launch solo without my Step teammate. It was nothing either of us could control, but I have to say, it really pushed my limits to learn all the choreography and teach this very challenging release solo.

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I’m proud to say I successfully launched the Classic AND Athletic formats, which each have a few unique tracks. It meant a lot of practicing and sweat, but my members make it so fun that it was worth the hard work.

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Nothing makes me feel happier or more confident than teaching. That’s why I love group fitness so much. We make each other stronger and push through our weakest points together.DSC09816

There’s nothing better than relaxing with my favorite guys on Caturday after weeks of working my butt off. I’m not sure Mr. Poe is as happy as Ry and I are though.

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Our favorite Eggplant Pizza from Lukin’s Brick Oven Pizza in Utica, NY also makes for an awesome weekend.

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You best believe I’ve been working hard for you guys too. This stack of grilled cheese beauty is coming your way next week.

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See you on Monday!

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Colleen Bierstine