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Wellness
Published Tuesday Dec 11, 2018 by Erica Arvanitis

5 Easy Meal Plans to Help You Eat Healthier In 2019, No Cooking Required

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New year, new goals... right? After the ball drops, it’s natural to feel like a change is in order. Gym memberships, healthy eating, wellness trends—putting the pressure on yourself to pivot your lifestyle can become stressful, making your resolutions lack some serious motivation come February. Leading a healthier life doesn’t just start with fitness, it starts with the food you consume. It’s time you *really* enjoyed what you are eating, thanks to Kettlebell Kitchen

The truth is, setting one big goal makes it hard to know where to start, and easy to lose your momentum. Enter Kettlebell Kitchen! With fresh flavors that fuel your body in the best way possible, these meal plans are tailored to you and delivered right to your door. Serving up high-quality food customized by professional nutritionists and registered dietitians, they’ll help you reach your goals while staying satisfied. 

 

Kettlebell Kitchen

 

What’s on the menu? Kettlebell Kitchen makes every meal with the most intentional ingredients. Featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner that’s free of dairy, soy, and artificial sweeteners, some personalized plans are even gluten-free.* With new tasty items added each week, there’s something that fits everyone, and every goal through customizable features. Plus, meals start as low $8.05, so you can find what fits your budget. 

Whether you’re looking to try a plant-based diet, gain some muscle or support your workouts, stick to your New Year’s resolutions and feed your champion one bite at a time with five of our favorite Kettlebell Kitchen meal plans. 

 

Complete Keto 

Made for those that are following the popular ketogenic diet, these meals are rich in quality fats, moderate in protein, and low in carbohydrates from non-starchy vegetables. The food in this meal plan help to promote ketosis, a state where your body uses fat for fuel. 
Our favorite meal? Grilled Chicken and Cauliflower Bake with Mixed Greens 

 

Slim

The plan for those who want to lose some weight, the food in this plan helps you achieve a calorie deficit by consuming fewer calories without that “hangry” feeling. Balanced meals focus on fat and protein over carbohydrates to keep your metabolism moving.
Our favorite meal? Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Bread with Arugula Scramble

 

Flexitarian 

Based on a combination of the Vegetarian and Slim plans, this is the perfect delivery for those who want the best of both worlds and are looking to balance their diets with animal-based and plant-based proteins and nutrients. 
Our favorite meal? Grass-Fed Beef Bowl with Cashew Hummus 

 

Whole30

Want to redefine your relationship with food? Whole30 Approved meals are free of grains, dairy, sugar, and legumes, so this plan is naturally our go-to for easily resetting health goals, any day of the year.
Our favorite meal? Wild Salmon Cakes

 

Burn

If you are all about circuit training and serious bootcamp sessions, this is the plan for you. Featuring a blend of the Slim and Perform plans, these meals offer varying levels of carbohydrates to fuel all of your sweat-worthy workouts. Our favorite meal? Chicken Parm with Spaghetti Squash

 

No matter what you want to achieve this new year, Kettlebell Kitchen can feed you the fuel you need to succeed!


Nutrition isn’t one-size-fits-all so find a satisfying meal plan that supports all goals with Kettlebell Kitchen. Get $25 off your first two meal orders with code MINDBODY. 

*Kettlebell Kitchen does their very best to ensure that their meals are made without gluten, though their kitchen is not certified gluten-free.


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A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
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Wellness
Published Wednesday Oct 06, 2021 by Denise Prichard

What is Wellness?

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Wellness

To say the last year and a half was tough would be an understatement. In fact, it will probably go down as one of the most difficult times for our modern generation. In one of the many social polls we conducted during the pandemic, some of you described this time as a sheer “dumpster fire” or “like stepping on a Lego.” And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more.

Luckily, we’ve been able to get back to some form of normalcy in our lives and wellness routines over the last several months. As vaccines became available to the public, wellness businesses welcomed fitness fanatics, haircut seekers, and massage lovers back to in-person wellness experiences. And thank goodness for that—my roots and horrible posture from working from my bed were both getting wildly out of control. This girl needed a good massage and cupping session stat.

If there’s one thing we learned from the pandemic, it’s that our wellness routines are as personal as they are important. During shelter-at-home, those routines looked a bit different. For many, it meant taking a new approach to the “typical” wellness services we count on—I’m looking at you DIY haircuts, at-home waxing sessions (ouch!), and virtual swerking classes.

Now that we can leave our humble abodes to take advantage of in-person experiences again, the word “wellness” has seemingly taken on a new meaning.

Recently, we conducted another one of our famous social polls to see what wellness means to you, our Mindbody community, now that we're slowly but surely getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. We also tapped some of our most influential Mindbody business owners about the ever-evolving wellness landscape.

Here’s what you all had to say.

Wellness is more important to you than ever

According to our annual Mindbody Wellness Index, 60% of Americans say they’re more focused on their health and wellness since COVID. Consumers are now realizing they need to take greater care of themselves to optimize and preserve their health. When we asked you on Instagram how important wellness is, a whopping 98% said it was more important than ever. When it comes to how you’re practicing wellness, though, the answers were all over the board. Many of you pointed to journaling, practicing breathwork, and daily workout routines (cycling and yoga topped the list) as being the activities that help you keep your chill throughout the week.

I’m also happy to report that over 50% said you tend to feel more blessed than stressed on a daily basis—which is more than likely a big improvement. Let’s be honest, a year ago I would’ve bet a billion dollars that 99.9% of us knew no other feeling than anxiety—am I right? But even with the stress in our lives dwindling, many of you are still experiencing burnout at the end of a long work week (guilty!). But instead of succumbing to a bottle of wine for relief (please, that was so 2020), you’re unwinding by going to your favorite workout classes—with hot yoga, barre, and Pilates as your faves.

What wellness means to the pros

Let’s be honest, we should credit the business owners in this space for helping us reignite our spark when it comes to our wellness routines, right? Thanks to them, we’ve been inspired to prioritize the activities that help us feel our best. In turn, we thought it’d be interesting to learn what wellness means to them—and how that definition has changed over the past eighteen months.

Here’s what they had to say.

“Wellness is living in balance—mind, body, spirit. Highs and lows. It all ebbs and flows and we can navigate it a bit better when we take time to move, breath and remember who we are, and how we are connected to this big, beautiful world.” - Jess Pierno, Founder, Owner, and Chief Inspiration Officer of Yoga Heights

“Wellness is a true balancing of the mental, physical, and spiritual. It has definitely evolved over the years for me—from something that I just thought was about exercising and eating a healthy diet—to also incorporating balancing and healing internally and spiritually.” - Stefanie Patterson, Owner, Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center

“My sense of wellness has evolved from staying healthy and motivated, mind/body/spirit... to being more gentle with myself, less demanding. Accepting my limitations, taking time for resting, and gaining real clarity about what's important. I care less about what people think of me—difficult as a performer and as a business owner with so many demands on me—and more about getting quiet and tapping into the divine source inside of me that helps me discern my next move. In this way, I know my motives are as pure as possible and I'm not getting distracted—not that I don't make mistakes! Those are necessary, that's how we learn!” - Johanna Krynytzky, Owner, Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio

“My studio name reminds us that we are constantly evolving. The past 18 months have certainly shown us that! Wellness to me means doing your best on any given day to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as best you can. It leads to resilience. Diet, exercise, sleep, a sense of community, and some form of faith. It all matters. Setbacks happen all the time, and every day is a chance to start again. We strive to be 'cheerleaders' for our clients when we sense that things are coming out of balance in their lives. So many have been with us for 18 years and are friends—they are our community and we all watch out for each other.” - Mo Wolfe, Owner and Founder, Evolution Pilates

Putting wellness into action

I think we can all agree that there isn’t one true definition of wellness anymore. To some of us, it means getting that hot yoga sesh in daily, and to others, it means carving out time to treat ourselves to a massage or manicure. As long as you’re actively pursuing wellness—whatever that means to you—you're on the right track.

Our MO has always been about connecting the world to wellness—a term that's seen a lot of change lately. Whether you’re fully embracing the in-person experience or still delighted by the convenience of practicing at-home wellness, the Mindbody app makes it easy for you to book experiences that help you feel like YOU again.

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Denise Prichard
Senior Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.