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(614)’s FIT WEEK: Errday You’re Musclin’

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Columbus, it’s time of the year to start prepping your soft autumn pumpkin of a body for the Holiday onslaught — yes, it’s time to get back in shape. Well, lucky for you, (614) is here to help you start your journey back into the land of health and happiness, whether you get there or not is kind of on you.

October 17-22 you’re invited to join (614) Magazine as we experience all the FITness trends, gyms & more our city has to offer from 30 local businesses during the 2nd annual FIT Week! By invited, we mean you’ll have to purchase a FIT pass (here), but it’s the thought that counts.

With the purchase of your $10 FIT pass, you will get free access to hundreds of free FITness classes during the week at various studios and gyms, discounts on healthy eats, fashion, beauty & more. Not only is this a perfect way to get together with your friends, and throw medicine balls at each other (we think that’s what working out is) it also is a damn good gift for that special fitfreak in your life.

As an added bonus your pass gets you access to the Grand Finale workout on October 22nd, 11a-1p at Vue Columbus. Featuring a taste of killer workouts from participating FIT Week studios. That way you can be as healthy as possible as you enter into November, also known as fatty-fatty-boom-boom month.

So you purchased your FIT Pass. Now what?
As it gets closer to the event, be on the lookout for an email from (614) with your own official FIT Week pass as well as more information about discount codes and class schedules. (In other words, this will give you everything you need for the Best. Week. EVER.) Plus, keep watching this site for new discounts to be added!

Tell me more about this grande finale workout on Saturday, October 22nd!
Put on your fitness gear that you scored during the week and meet us at VUE Columbus at 11a! We’ll have rotating classes that last 15-20 minutes each to give you a taste (and a full workout) of at least 4 different ways to work up a sweat in Columbus.

Available to you with your FIT Week Pass, FREE Classes from:

Arena District
SPINNING, YOGA, HIIT & More
ALL Classes Available
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Grove City & Powell
BIG BOUNCE, ADULT JUMP, MOMMY n ME & MORE
11 Class Options
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Grandview
MODO, HOT FLOW, 3X3 & MORE
27 Class Options
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New Albany, Polaris, UA
BOXING
121 Class Options
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Grandview, Dublin, New Albany
SCULPT, TONE, LIFT, FLATTEN
23 Class Options
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Dublin
RESISTANCE, CARDIO, STRENGTH TRAINING & MORE
2 Weeks of Free Classes!
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Downtown
YOGA, POWER PILATES, HOT FLOW YOGA, BARRE7, BOOTCAMP & MORE
All Classes Available
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Italian Village
CROSSFIT
15 Class Options
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Downtown
BOOTCAMP, CYCLING, YOGA, ZUMBA & MORE
17 Class Options
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Clark Hall – Gahanna
YOGA, INSANITY, PILATES, BARRE, BODYPUMP, BOOT CAMP & MORE
All Classes Available
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Westerville
YOGA/POWER YOGA, POWER BARRE, POWER RESIST STRENGTH, BOOTCAMP, SLOW BURN & MORE
24 Class Options
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New Albany
CYCLE, PILOXING, CARDIO DANCE, BODY PUMP & MORE 
All Classes Available
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Easton
SPINNING (CLASSIC, MASHUP, TBT, CONCERT RIDE, ETC)
All Classes Available
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Grove City
DANCE MIXX, EXPRESS, FLIP FUSION & MORE
All Classes Available
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Plus, discounts from:

Dublin
10% OFF
Fresh & nutritious meal choices that energize people on the go.
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Polaris Parkway, Ohio Statehouse
10% OFF
Create healthy, handcrafted meals
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Short North
15%OFF
All diet & nutrition products storewide + free Good Greens bar with $35+ purchase
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Downtown
Free protein + superfood w/a smoothie purchase
Health-focused smoothie & juice bar also offering sandwiches, salads, acai bowls & coffee drinks.
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Short North
$1 OFF JUICE
Cold pressed juice company
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North Market
Buy 3 veggie scoops, get the 4th free
Best in seasonal vegetable-based cuisine
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North Market
20% off anything in the store
Buy the season’s best produce, support local farmers
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Grove City
15%OFF
Paintball
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Online + UA
10%OFF
Fit fashion apparel including tanks, leggings, socks, tees & more
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Online
15% OFF SITE-WIDE
Comfy, artsy, yet fashionable Ohio apparel. With each order placed, we will give a new t-shirt or sweatshirt to an Ohioan in need.
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Worthington
Up to $25 off services
Nails, Swedish Massage, Hair Services
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782 Bethel Rd, near Rt 315
10% off everything
Sports supplements & protein
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Downtown – Event
BOGO Entry + FIT Bag (while supplies last)
20-minute teaser fitness classes January 15th
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Dublin – Event
$5 OFF Registration (& a bottle of wine at the finish!)
Thanksgiving Day 4 miler run/walk and Gobbler Chase for the kids
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Arena District
$5 off entry + free visor
A race for the biggest chocolate aficionados
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FIT Week Grand Finale Workout
Downtown – Event
October 22nd at VUE!
FREE ENTRY
Sample workouts from 4-5 fitness studios & a sampling of Truly: Spiked Sparkling water. (Must be 21 years or older)
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Truth or Trend: Does “detox water” really work?

Becca Kirian RD, LD, CNSC

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Water, H20, aqua: the most basic of necessities for human life. Water is a vital part of many bodily functions, including removal of waste products, but can we make water even “better” for us as a “detox water?"

Simple answer: no.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1F2t7Vg91U/?igshid=9icqe17xmslg

H20, i.e. two hydrogen atoms connected to an oxygen atom, is the chemical identity of water. This specific formation is what separates it from other molecules, and makes it the most vital substance to human existence.

Soaking things in your water like ginger, cinnamon, or cucumbers can alter the taste but will not chemically alter the structure. Water infusions like the ones listed in the post above can taste great, but water is still H20 and will function as such.

That being said, water infusions are not bad; in fact if you’re struggling to meet your daily intake, water infusions are often an idea I suggest to patients and clients. Mixing up the flavors can bring water can elevate the flavor, making it easier to drink throughout the day!

Take-away: Don’t let social media tell you water can be changed to a magical detox; water is already an amazing life giving drink. Instead, use social media for inspiration for trying a new tasty drink that might help you get the adequate hydration you’ve been struggling to get!

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Truth or Trend: 30 Day Challenges

Becca Kirian RD, LD, CNSC

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@DietBetch, a popular Instagram account with over 213k followers, tends to post memes that subtly poking fun at our diet culture. But recently, I was disappointed to see a post about a "30 Day Challenge" that reinforces the unhealthy, fad diet-obsessed world we live in.

This "30 Day Challenge" prohibits participants from consuming foods that many people often associate with being “unhealthy” like soda, candy, and doughnuts.

As a dietitian, I’m not going to disagree that the foods listed do tend to be higher in nutrients of concerns—like added sugars and salt, and overall calories—but, I absolutely believe they can be part of a balanced diet.

By completely removing foods from the diet with a 30 Day Challenge like this, one will simply think, “No…for this month." This purge-style challenge won't teach healthy sustainable eating habits like intuitive eating or portion control.

Take-away: Instead of tagging a friend for a restrictive diet challenge that doesn’t set either of you up for long-term success, try implementing a small sustainable change. Maybe instead of going out for fast food every day of the workweek with a friend, you both could try packing once a week and share recipes and meal ideas!

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Truth or Trend: “His” vs “Her” portions

Becca Kirian RD, LD, CNSC

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It’s not uncommon to scroll through Instagram and see beautiful plates of food labeled “his” and “hers.” Typically the “his” plate is larger in all portions of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

But, this depiction of portioning is inaccurate and can be damaging to the way women satisfy their hunger.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmBjeBnB5jb/

Gender does not determine the quantity of food people “should” eat. From a science perspective, there are so many variables that affect metabolic rates that are not specific to sex, such as amount of muscle mass, fat mass, location of these deposits, physical activity, and more. 

For example, a very active, self-identified woman with high lean body mass can have significantly higher maintenance caloric needs compared to a more sedentary male identifying person. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxnh7yaFftA/

Take-away: Don’t let social media tell you that gender determines the amount you deserve to eat. Listen to your body and your hunger cues. Fuel your body for what you need!

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