Blue Zones Recap

Blue Zones Project® | Lean and Green Body® Blog

It’s official!! Lean and Green Body® is a Blue Zones Project® partner!

The ribbon cutting was on Saturday, November 3rd at 8th Ave South in Naples. We were honored to have the official Blue Zone’s team there to celebrate our new partnership. Lean and Green Body® is excited to be a partner and support the mission of the Blue Zones Project®.

Blue Zones Project® | Lean and Green Body® Blog

The ribbon cutting was followed by a 60 minute vinyasa yoga class over looking the beach … the sound of the waves soothed our souls during savasana.

Delicious Raw and Epiphany Bakery both showed their support with post yoga treats!

So what is the Blue Zones Project®???

According to healthways.com “A Blue Zones Community® is an area in which citizens, schools, employers, restaurants, grocery stores, and community leaders have come together to optimize residents’ longevity and well-being. Blue Zones Project® by Healthways takes a systematic, environmental approach to identifying and creating policies and programs that support community transformation. “.

Blue Zones is working to create healthier communities, helping us to live longer better lives, one partnership at a time.

Blue Zones Project® believes in the Power 9®…

  1. Down Shift

  2. Purpose

  3. Plant Slant

  4. Wine @ Five

  5. Family First

  6. 80% Rule

  7. Move Naturally

  8. Right Tribe

  9. Belong

Down Shift: reverse disease by finding a stress relieving strategy that works for you.

Purpose: wake up with purpose each day to add up to 7 years to your life.

Plant Slant: put less meat & more plants on your plate.

Wine @ Five: enjoy a glass of wine with good friend each day.

Family First: invest time with your family & add up to 6 years to your life.

80% Rule: eat mindfully & stop when 80% full.

Move Naturally: find ways to move more! You’ll burn calories without having to think about it.

Right Tribe: surround yourself with people who support positive behaviors.

Belong: belong to a faith-based community & attend services 4 times er month to add 4-14 years to our lifespan.


the power 9® info is taken from the Blue Zones Project® handout


For more information on the Blue Zones Project® or to become a partner email bluezonesprojectswfl@sharecare.com or call (239) 624-2312

Change

Change | Lean and Green Body® Blog

The key to a successful business is change, evolving and adjusting to the needs of our clients and community.

We officially closed the doors to our 5th Ave S studio this summer. 

It was a bittersweet moment for me, one that I chose to keep off of social media. I have not announced this news publicly until now. 

I chose to close the doors on our 5th Ave S studio because it not longer fit with my vision of the business. Lean and Green Body® is ever changing, evolving and growing. It is my job as the leader and visionary to follow and keep up with these changes. Our 5th Ave S studio was simply too small for our needs, we out grew this studio much quicker than anticipated. (Which is good news!!) 

My goal is to teach more group yoga classes through Lean and Green Body®. To offer my yoga teachings as a gift to my community, for rates that are accessible to all. I have already begun offering weekly yoga classes throughout Collier County, for a full list of classes visit our schedule.  We also have a full list of events and workshops through December 2018 on The website.

We have several big and exciting changes coming and I can not wait to share them all with you in much more detail! 

Upcoming Classes

Yoga Classes Begin Monday!

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Weekly yoga classes begin at our 5th Ave S studio location Monday May 28!

We will be offering 3 weekly yoga classes through June, and already have plans to expand to 12+ yoga classes per week. 

Current Schedule:

  • Monday 6:30a
  • Thursday: 8:00a
  • Friday: 10:30a

All classes will be 60 minutes long, and will cost $15 per class. 

Big Announcement...Coming Soon: weekly yoga classes at our 5th Ave S studio location!

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We are thrilled to announce that we will be starting weekly yoga classes at our 5th Ave S studio location!

We will begin with the following schedule starting Monday May 28 with plans to expand.

 

Monday Vinyasa Mix 6:30am

Thursday Slow Flow 8:00am

Friday Vinyasa Mix 10:30am

 

All classes will be 60 minutes long.

Cost per classes $15.

NOT JUST A FITNESS STUDIO

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Lean and Green Body® is not just a fitness studio. We are a Total Mind, Body and Soul Wellness Brand. We specialize in holistic nutrition & wellness, yoga and personal training. 

Our team looks to heal and strengthen the body. Jennifer, the founder and owner of Lean and Green Body®, LLC has a degree in sports medicine and specializes in diagnosing, treating, preventing and rehabbing injuries in the athletic population. Lean and Green Body® has three functional certified personal trainers on staff with a multitude of specialties and experience. Our trainers can help you reach your goals, whether you are looking to heal and rehabilitate an injury, lose weight, tone your body, or prepare for your sport season. Our trainers have worked at the high school level, collegiate level, and with our United States military training them to be their best. Even with all this experience and focus on the physical body, we are much more than a fitness studio.

Lean and Green Body® has three yoga teachers on staff with a passion for helping you deepen your yoga practice. All three yoga teachers specialize in vinyasa yoga, aiding you in connecting breath to movement. Lean and Green Body® offers private sessions at the studio or your home. We offer weekly yoga classes at our 5th Ave S studio in downtown Naples Florida, all levels welcome.

One of Lean and Green Body®’s most unique and specialized areas of expertise is Holistic Nutrition. Our founder, Jennifer is not only a Mind Body Wellness Practitioner, but is also a Holistic Nutrition Specialist. After going to graduate school for clinical dietetics, Jennifer realized that working in a hospital and pumping patients full of medicine was not how she wanted to approach healing. Jennifer found that holistic nutrition allows us to heal the body naturally through food, herbs, and lifestyle. We are able to look at the entire body, and treat it as a whole instead of one aliment at a time. We are able to treat underlying issues such as food allergies, intolerances, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, cholesterol, and weight management.

Lean and Green Body® stands out because of our team’s ability to see the whole person, identify what each client specifically needs, and create a customized plan. The Lean and Green Body® team is comprised of educated and licensed yoga teachers, certified trainers, and holistic nutrition specialists.  No one on our team took a weekend course and read a book to get where they are. Each member of the Lean and Green Body® team has a passion and a drive to do what they do, and  they continue learning and educating themselves, constantly pushing themselves to be the best they can be, and to offer the best to their clients. 

 

Celebrating over 16 years in the fitness industry!

Did you know?

Our founder, Jennifer Khosla, has been in the fitness industry for over 16 years?!?!

Read on to learn more!

Jennifer, how long have you been in the fitness business? How did it start?

Jennifer:

I have been in the fitness industry for 16 years! I can’t believe how fast time has gone by and all the changes. I started working at the local YMCA in Northwest Connecticut when I was 16 years old. My job was to teach members how to use and adjust the many exercise machines, I had to clean the machines and monitor clients while they used them. During that time, I was available to provide exercises to members, and answer fitness questions. You may be wondering how I knew so much. I was like a sponge, I learned everything I could from trainers, DVDs, and books. I was only 3 years old when I started dance classes and gymnastics, and team sports in school began early on. I loved playing sports year round, but I found that it wasn't about being competitive. I liked the sports because I loved the feeling of being physically fit. I started working with the Athletic Trainer in my school to learn more. Eventually, I designed an internship for Athletic Training at our school for myself and future students. I knew then that I needed to find a career that would make fitness and wellness a part of my life. I have to thank my brother for giving me my first yoga mat. It was the start of something beautiful. Yoga was one of the many pieces to my education and journey of fitness and wellness.

Springfield College was the top school in the nation for sports medicine. I knew that was where I had to be to make my dreams come true. I went on to receive my B.S. in Athletic Training, with a minor in Nutrition.

I started personal training during my time at Springfield College, and actually took my first personal training course through ACE when I was only 18 years old. I have been working actively as a personal trainer now for 11 years! It’s hard to believe, the past decade has flown by! I worked as a personal trainer in Boston for several years while furthering my nutrition education, and later decided to combine all my passions into one total wellness business. 

California here I come! I wanted to get my yoga certification at one of the leading yoga studios in La Jolla, California. I trained with some of the top Yogis in the field. This was important for me personally as well as for future clients.

I have worked in several gyms, private training settings, yoga studios, and owned two fitness and wellness businesses in New York and currently now in Florida. I officially opened Lean and Green Body® in 2015, and now lead a team trainers, coaches and fitness & wellness professionals here in Naples. We are a growing national brand with clients in Florida, New York, Connecticut, Ohio, Minnesota, Georgia, and California. We currently see clients in their home, community gyms in Naples, Florida, or at our studio on 5th Ave S in downtown Naples, host weekly yoga classes at our studio and live stream, as well as see clients nationally through live stream technology.

It is amazing how far I have come professionally in the last 16 years! I could never have imagined my career what it is today, and I am grateful for this journey everyday! My clients and my team continue to push me daily to be the best leader in wellness and fitness that I can be. This is only the beginning for me and Lean and Green body®.