Spotlight: The Food Box

Spotlight: The Food Box

Fresh, local, organic, gourmet-prepared AND delivered food at a reasonable price sounds like a dream, but that's exactly what Amanda Blackard-Scott, affectionately known as Mayter, has created with The Food Box.  The Food Box is the brain child of Mayter, who after reaching 185 lbs lost over 60lbs by creating her own foods and designing recipes that would help her in her quest to get healthy and lose weight.  So when she thought about offering the foods that helped her so much to others, her friends pushed her to make it a reality!  The result is The Food Box and boy is it good!

"The Food Box provides local-organic vegan,vegetarian,raw, and microbiotic pre-prepared meals for busy people who want to enjoy gourmet food without the hassle of meal planning."

We recently had the opportunity to sample a "box" and we were blown away with the experience.  Each ...

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Posted Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Spotlight, Places

 
 
 

My Koko Experience

My Koko Experience

I had the opportunity to visit the Franklin location of Koko FitClub a few months ago.  At first glance, it appears to be just another workout facility equipped with state of the art exercise machines.  But it’s anything but ordinary.  Koko FitClub uses a sophisticated, computerized system that gives new meaning to the word "customized" and provides you with a fitness experience that is truly different from the ordinary gym experiences of today. How you ask?  Well, think your own personal strength, cardio and nutrition plan that produces and tracks 30 minute workouts all with the goal of building and preserving your body's lean muscle!

Your experience begins when you are given a “Koko Key” that is inserted into the machines to begin your workout.

Koko FitClub ACTIVENOW

The electronic “trainer” will then guide you through your workout, providing the exact reps, time and technique needed.  The trainer will also provide ...

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Posted Sunday, May 19, 2013 by Michael Gonzales in Spotlight, Places

 
 
 

Absolute Pilates - At the Core

Absolute Pilates - At the Core

So, let’s be honest.  There are those who love the vibe and energy at large gyms and then there are those that run from them.  I, for one, am not a fan of large gyms as I much prefer a smaller studio with a more personalized approach to fitness.  So, when I walked into Absolute Pilates, I knew this was for me!

 

618Small, intimate and inviting are words that come to mind when describing the studio that Absolute Pilates in Brentwood calls home.  Outfitted with seven Tower Mat units and a couple Reformers, this intimate studio has everything you need to perfect your practice of Pilates. Once I stowed my belongings, I was ready to find my place and get ready for class.  As my fellow classmates entered the studio, I was amazed at how welcoming they were.  I have visited a number of classes and studios, both big ...

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Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Michael Gonzales in Spotlight, Places