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Your mask is your choice!

On Tuesday February 15th the Yolo County Mask Mandate lifts!

I know it's a day some of you have eagerly waited for! I also understand it's a day some of you are nervous about.

So I just want to reassure you that you have the right to choose if you'd like to wear a mask or not.

Personally I feel safe in this community, I know when I come to the studio I am surrounded by members who are vaccinated, who also test regularly, who are doing the best they can to stay safe.

Remember it's a personal decision and you are the only one who can decide your comfort level.

Yolo Barre is and always will be a judgement free zone, your choice will be respected here. Xo, Brianna

Healthy Snacking You’ve probably heard that snacking is great for the metabolism…but many people take it too far. In other words, excessive snacking can kill fitness results. Even if you’re eating perfectly healthy meals and putting in your time at the gym, the wrong kind of snacks could sabotage your results!

1. Calories Count. Even when you’re snacking on “healthy” food, you’ve got to keep track of how many calories that you’re taking in. Almonds are healthy, but if you down 800 extra calories in them, that's a lot of extra energy and cals!

2. Fill Up on Protein & Fat. A lot of well-meaning people are still afraid of fat. They think that if their snack is high in fat then it will end up on their body as fat. This is simply not true. Healthy fat, such as avocado or almonds, is a wonderful thing to snack on as it fills you up and keeps you full longer.

3. Avoid Sugar Calories. Sugar is an awful thing to snack on when weight loss is your goal. Refined sugar is a catalyst for fat storage, so avoid any snack that contains sugar. Remember that eating sugar will satiate your hunger for a very short period of time, and then you’ll quickly be hungry again.

4. Don’t Be Fooled By 100-Calorie Packs. A popular marketing technique is to package junk food into 100-calorie packs. These could be crackers, cookies, chips…basically any guilty snack food you could think of. The premise is that since you’re only eating 100 calories, the snack is healthy. I’m sorry, folks, but eating 100 calories of junk food is not a healthy snack. You are better off avoiding the junk completely and eating something wholesome.

5. Avoid Refined Carbohydrates. Processed and refined carbohydrates make up the bulk of popular snack foods. Take a look around the snack aisle at the grocery store and you will see that most packaged snacks are made with grains. If your goal is to lose weight and increase lean muscle then eating refined grains will work against you. If you only take one tip away from this article, let it be to remove grain-based snacks from your life. This single change could very well recharge your fitness results.

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