Hello Pulse Family! Winter has passed but thankfully a visit from Bob Do Planks on a cold Valentine's Day weekend warmed our favorite Pulse couples up. We were happy to welcome Spring with some of our members at some fun St. Patty's Day festivities!

Did you put your outdoor activities on pause during the Winter? Now is the perfect time to get back into getting outdoors for walking, running, or biking. The Pulse running and walking group meets every Wednesday at 5:30PM and Saturday at 7:30AM. If you have a goal to participate in an event or just want to get started, join us! It's the perfect place for beginners and those looking for accountability to get back in the habit.

Mark Your Calendars:

May 7th - Knife Skills Workshop - Mango Salsa

May 28th - Highland Lions Biathlon

June 11th - SchweizerDash 5K

June 18th - Knife Skills Workshop - Grilling

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our weight lost workshops. We hope that hearing real stories about weight loss along with tips and tools will help you to write your own success story!



Client Spotlight:

Each newsletter we will feature a client nominated by our Pulse trainers. We are excited to announce our first spotlight client, Rachael Zurliene!

Rachael joined Pulse in June of 2020 with a goal of getting healthy. She has lost over 50lbs but more importantly she has gotten very clear on her "why". Her trainer Tina said "I watched her dial into her movement, nutrition, and mindset habits. She is putting in the reps day after day and that is why she has been and will continue to be successful!"

A note from Rachael:

I love Pulse. Pulse has made me a stronger person both inside and out. I started over a year and a half ago with the goal of being healthier by the time I turned 40. Although I am not at my goal weight yet, I am half-way there. There have been times where my progress has stalled or I have even taken steps back, Tina and Jeff have truly listened to me, made me feel comfortable, and encouraged me to continue at my own pace. I truly believe that they are reason I have been so successful and not given up. Pulse has been such a positive influence in my life I even got my husband involved. He loves it as much as I do.

Congratulations Rachael, keep up the great work!

Knife Skills Workshop:
Efficient meal planning includes having and knowing how to use the right tools for the job. We are excited to offer two different knife skills workshops in the upcoming months. At the first workshop in April, you will learn how to cut a variety of fruits and vegetables and will be making your own mango salsa to take home. All attendees will have the chance to win a professional knife or a sharpening block just by attending. Stay tuned for more details!

Foods We Love Right Now:

Spring in the Midwest is all about root vegetables. Look for carrots, potatoes, radishes along with greens like cabbage, spinach and asparagus. Spring fruits are still mostly imported but we are approaching gardening season very soon. Check out our local farmer's markets for the freshest choices!

Josh's Spring Recipe Recommendations:

Josh's chose two tasty recipes that are easy to prepare! The chicken because of its versatility to be turned into several different meals, and the salad because strawberries and spinach are good in the Spring.