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Eat Well, Train Hard: Dinner & Workout – Done in one!

Instructor: Kristine Chaussard
Level: Intermediate
Focus : 

Eat well, train hard, yep we are hitting out 2 birds with 1 stone today. We are cooking together AND training at the same time! 17 minutes cooking today, 38 minutes working out. IF YOU ONLY WANT TO TRAIN YOU CAN EASILY JUST FOLLOW OUR WORKOUT & FAST FORWARD THROUGH THE COOKING PART. OR VICE VERSA. TRY ONE OR BOTH AND LET ME KNOW BELOW HOW IT WAS! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

Our workout is a 38 minute Pilates Chair lower body burner: legs and thighs.

Our meal is a slow cooked, nourishing beef stew. (NOTE: If you don’t do meat, don’t worry, there will be other episodes all vegetarian).

Whether you start this workout early in the day and the meal we make is for your dinner tonight – OR – you start later in the day and you slow cook the meal overnight for tomorrow’s dinner, both will work!

*Equipment Needed : 

Pilates Chair and your Mat for our workout.

Ingredients Needed :

Make sure you have your ingredients on hand for our cooking session but we’ll rinse, chop and cook together. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ

1-2 lbs (1/2 – 1 kilo) Grass fed stew meat or chuck roast (Looking for a great source? Try ButcherBox). (Option: leave in 1 whole piece – OR – chop into large chunks. It will fall apart either way in the end, should become fork tender.)

2 onions, sliced or diced (whatever color you want)

4-6 carrots, roughly diced

4-5 stalks of celery, roughly diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

4 potatoes – OR – 1 squash like butternut or acorn, roughly chopped up

2 apples, roughly chopped

1 – 32oz. beef or chicken broth (or bone broth)

Worcestershire sauce (lots)

Tomato paste (lots)

Fresh rosemary, 1 large handful (put in whole sprigs and pull out after cooking is finished, discard)

3-4 Tbsp. Grass fed butter (or olive or coconut or avocado oil if you prefer)

Salt and pepper for taste if you like.

Optional toppers: Fresh avocado ๐Ÿฅ‘. Fresh cilantro ๐ŸŒฑ. Grated cheese ๐Ÿง€ if you aren’t dairy free.

Large roasting pan with lid (like a Le Creuset or similar), instant pot or a pressure cooker of some kind (NOTE: you’ll be cooking for much less time), or a slow cooker. I’ll be using a slow cooker.

The Course of this Class :

We are going to eat well & train hard today starting in the kitchen, we’ll get the cooking going and then come over to the Chair and start our workout. We’ll have a brief break to assemble everything and get the slow cooker started and then we’ll finish our workout. All in all you’ll cook for 17 minutes and workout for 38 minutes. We’ll really be concentrating on our lower body and burning out those legs. You’ll have more energy once finished and certainly stronger legs, hips, glutes, hamstrings, ankles and feet. Balance will be worked and challenged as always, plenty of unilateral work, proprioceptive strengthening and increase in lean muscle tone and endurance.

Turn on your favorite Playlist today while we cook and workout. This is the first of hopefully many more cook and train episodes to come. Please let me know how you enjoyed this session as well as take pictures of your stews and share with us how your meal turned out ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ. Feel free to write in requests as well. I will include meals which cater to vegetarians also in other episodes. We’ll mix it up.

Class Level : 

Intermediate level taught but I really encourage everyone to try this. It can easily be challenging to Advanced and also be modified for a Beginner.

Goals : 

It isn’t easy to get nourishing meals on the table every night with the busy lives we all lead. What if we hit both that need out and our workout all in one? Would that not be amazing?! At the end of the day your meal will already be ready for you and your family. That’s essentially our goal in today’s session. In addition, we are building lean muscle tone in the lower body, trimming and toning, sculpting our thighs and booty; increasing our stamina, strength and power; improving always our form and alignment.

Other Chair workouts you might like :

Mountain Climber Chair Workout, Total Body Toning Chair Workout, Toning & Shaping Strength, Pull up a Chair !, Balanced Body & Booty โ€“ Athletic Chair Workout, Magic Circle Power Pilates Chair

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