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Intentions and Making resolutions, we have reached the beginning of a new year – a time of reflection and rebirth. This is the time that we set our intentions for the rest of the year through the making of resolutions. Unfortunately, these resolutions can sometimes be unkind toward ourselves, focusing on perceived flaws. Or they can be unrealistic – setting ourselves up for disappointment, which is also unkind. I’d like to take the month of January to discuss realistic resolutions, that come from a place of respect and compassion for ourselves and for our bodies.

Self love is important to me, and I know that it is important to Neelam, which is one of the reasons I was drawn to Aradia as an instructor. I’m very happy that this blog series can find a home here, where people are passionate about breaking cycles and healing.

Intentions and making resolutions: Eat Intuitively

The second resolution I’d like to discuss is EAT INTUITIVELY. What does that mean?

“Intuitive Eating is an approach developed to help people heal from the side effects of chronic dieting. An intuitive eater is defined as a person who makes food choices without experiencing guilt or an ethical dilemma, honors hunger, respects fullness, and enjoys the pleasure of eating.” – Be Nourished

I have personally suffered from eating disorders and health problems as a result of toxic diet culture, and discovering the intuitive eating movement was a life saver (literally) for me. We often make resolutions about healthy eating, but forget what healthy means. Mental and emotional health are part of our health, too, and they directly contribute to physical health. Also, wellness and diet culture promote a lot of ideas, fads, and trends about what is “healthy”, making it hard to keep up. And the information is often contradictory, or flat-out incorrect.

So I’d like to propose that you stop listening to the internet, and start listening to your body.

Intuitive Eating has 10 principles, which you can read about here. I’m going to talk about what’s worked best for me, in my own words.

Eat Only when Hungry

Learn to listen to your body. Hunger is your body’s way of telling you that it needs fuel, don’t ignore it. Conversely, wait until you are actually hungry to eat, not just because it is a scheduled meal time. This may mean that you are eating at unusual times, and that’s okay.

Stop Eating When Satisfied

We often interpret “full” as a stuffed, uncomfortable, lethargic feeling. When really we should feel satisfied and energetic. Learn to identify what satisfied feels like, and stop there. Even if it means you are hungry again in a few hours.

Savor Your Food

Take the time to really savor and enjoy your food. What does it look like? Smell like? Taste like? Eat without distractions, like television, so that you can really stay in touch with how your body is feeling. Try not to eat in a rush, or when stressed, which has negative effects on your digestive ability.

Reject the Concept of “Good” or “Bad” Food

Food is fuel, there is no moral value attached. Instead determine – how does this food make my body feel? Does it make me feel sick and tired? Or energetic and strong?

Honor Your Cravings – Food shouldn’t make you feel guilty or naughty, or that you’ve cheated or splurged. If you have a craving, satisfy it. Food restriction leads to negative mental effects and overeating. It is better to fully enjoy one scoop of your favorite ice cream, than to binge on diet food and snacks without ever feeling satisfied (and then probably going for the ice cream afterwards, anyway).

Progress, not perfection – and self compassion, always.

Lady Curvicorn

Aradia Instructor Lady Curvicorn has spent years researching self compassion and intuitive eating, and has used that experience to create a list of compassionate New Year’s Resolutions. We will be sharing her blog series with you throughout the month.

Curvy Confidence| Pole dance program for Curvy Women

Curvy Confidence- Pole dance program for Curvy Women

Curvy Confidence, a pole dance program for Curvy women. Our Ashburn studio is now offering classes for Curvy women!! We are offering these classes as series, so there is a progression build up as you profess through the weeks.A celebration of you and your curves, defined by strength, flexibility and sensuality with Aradia™ pole fitness.Meet Your Sexy side!!

Join plus size dancer Lady Curvicorn in Curvy Confidence series.  This 6-week series, where we will explore the advantages of curvy bodies, develop strength through conditioning, and discover how your unique body wants to move. All levels welcome.*we love all bodies in all shapes. Curves and Chrome is exclusive to curvier (plus sized) girls. 
The current session is Sold out!

 

Learn More about curves and confidence Curvy Confidence series.

 

October News

Curvy Confidence series at Aradia Fitness Loudoun

ASHBURN STUDIO
Workshops with Rihannan

October 20th
We are happy to host guest Pro Instructor Rihannan Nichole!  Please note that both workshops require intermediate pole skills to attend.
12:00 Base Work & Floor Tricks: Favorites like the Venus Fly Trap, Kip Whip, Fish Flop, Lasso, and smooth shoulder transitions
1:45 Make it Rain: As the name suggests, one of her signature workshops with her signature moves do not miss this workshop.
Book your spot here Curvy Confidence
Thursdays at 8:15 pm – Starts October 10th
A celebration of you and your curves, defined by strength, flexibility and sensuality.
Join plus size dancer Lady Curvicorn in this 6-week series, where we will explore the advantages of curvy bodies, develop strength through conditioning, and discover how your unique body wants to move. All levels welcome. Curves and Chrome is exclusive to curvier (plus sized) girls.Book Your Spot Here

Slay The Night Costume Contest
October 28th October 6:45 pm

Sterling location
On this night we shall show one another how we wtp (work the pole) in our amazing costumes. Each candidate will be recorded and put on our group page so GO ALL OUT!!!  The winner will be receiving a pole party with 4  friends! No prior pole experience needed just dress up and come have some fun!
Book Your spot here

Hustlers Club Nights
Thursdays at 6:45 pm – Starts October 17th
Want to move like J.Lo and the rest of the cast of HUSTLERS? Gain confidence and workout without thinking about it while learning how to entice an audience with slithering floorwork and sexy low flow moves!
Book Your spot here

STERLING STUDIO
Booty TwerkOut
October 28th at 8:15 pm
Learn how to do your standard twerk moves. We will be shaking it up down left and right so be sure to bring loads of water, knee pads and wear loose shorts so we can appreciate that shake!!! Get ready to shake your bootys witches!
Book Your spot hereAerial SlingSundays at 4:10 pm
Sling is a unique apparatus that allows you to create mesmerizing shapes and fully express yourself creatively. In this session, we will focus on creating fluidity in our movements through a variety of sequences, dynamic tricks and spinning techniques. Students must be able to flip into a sling at chest height or above.
Book Your Spot HereRussian Exotic
Sundays at 12:30 pm
Russian Exotic combines floor work, low flow, and  acrobatic Pole Elements. Each session will include one or two choreographed routines that will merge pole dance acrobatics and ballet style flow and extensions.. You will learn techniques for using your heels and conditioning exercises designed to make you stronger.
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Aerial Hoop
Sundays at 11:15 am
This series focuses on conditioning, strength-building and fundamental techniques in all apparatuses.  This a 8 week session which will ready students for moving up.
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Pole’Ography
Mondays at 7:00pm
In this class you will learn a unique, stylized routine designed to increase your pole dance vocabulary while also focusing on musical and emotional connectivity.
Book your spot here

New to pole?  Have a friend that wants to try?  Here are our pole intro dates for October:
October 25th at 7pm in Ashburn
October 26th at 12:00 in SterlingTry our $99 special for NEW clients:  2 weeks of unlimited classes!
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