January 2013

Sat
05
Resolution Rescue
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Kirby
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Resolution Rescue
Saturday, January 5th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Kirby, Free

Join us as we sample healthy snacks and meal solutions, provide you with great recipes and give you an opportunity to speak with Gwen, our Healthy Eating Specialist, who will answer questions about healthy eating and provide you with great tips to stay on track.

Let us take the worry off your plate and add some more greens. Your body and mind will thank you!

Fri
11
Healthy Cooking Bowl
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Kirby
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Healthy Cooking Bowl
Friday, January 11th
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Kirby, FREE

Welcome to our annual Healthy Cooking Bowl! For three days in a row, we will provide 5 hours of non stop demos and fun to help you with your health and fitness goals for the new year. We look forward to seeing you!

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
Thursday, January 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

How you eat can help elevate your exerise. We'll share ideas, favorite recipes, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation from 6pm - 7pm CST.

Sat
19
Sweat & Snack
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Kirby
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Sweat & Snack
Saturday, January 19th
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Kirby, Free

Kirby's Innagural Sweat & Snack!

 

In order to help keep you fit in 2013, we have lined up 10 hours of unique fitness classes for FREE! Join us on Saturday, January 19th on our patio for FREE fitness classes, paired with healthy snack options once you are finished sweating and shedding those holiday calories! The line up is listed below. Trainer and instructor profiles will be uploaded soon! Email jen.smith@wholefoods.com to sign up today!

 

7-7:45 a.m. - Sunrise Yoga led by Katalin Axmann

A great way to start the day! Wake up with our invigorating and energizing morning class. Yoga postures to get the blood flowing, clear our minds and provide a fresh start to the day ahead. All levels welcome!

 

8-8:45 a.m. - Yoga & Core Flow led by Katalin Axmann

A vigorous athletic flow, this dynamic practice is strengthening, detoxifying and deeply re-energizing to all systems of the body. All levels are welcome.

 

About Katalin:

Katalin is an energetic health & wellness professional with multiple years experience in worksite health promotion and individual fitness. She excels at coaching and motivating individuals and small groups to pursue the benefits of exercise, relaxation, and nutrition.  With an unparalleled passion for promoting healthy living, Katalin enjoys adding value to the lives of others. For more information, please visit: www.yogawithkat.com, www.axmannconsulting.com

 

9-9:45 a.m. - West U Sweat led by Brent Gallagher

 

10-10:45 a.m. - Crossfit led by Amy Chow

This class won't have you plugging away on a treadmill or staring at your biceps in the mirror. You won’t get yelled at for dropping your weights on the floor, and you certainly don’t have to hold back your grunts and screams – guys and girls alike. You WILL find us pushing you for that extra rep, a few extra pounds, or to go faster. You WILL find us laying on the floor, leaving sweat angels, and searching for the breath we can’t find after the workout. Then you’ll be begging to come back and do it again. Visit www.pinupcrossfit.com for information on classes.

 

About Amy:
Amy is a CrossFit Level 1 Instructor at Pin Up Crossfit.  Growing up she participated in various sports such as gymnastics, basketball, and tennis.  Amy started CrossFIt in February 2011 after being sedentary for almost 7 years.  Amy says it is one the best choices she has made and CrossFit has forever changed her life.  She believes the benefits of CrossFit reach beyond the obvious physical aspects and help you become mentally stronger in all facets of life.  Amy is passionate and dedicated to helping others break down barriers and achieve goals.

 

11-11:45 a.m. - Camp Gladiator led by Lauren Yapundich

Campers should expect a total body workout. A typical session could include interval training, sprint and agility drills, stations, plyometrics, body weight strength drills, cardio mix, and much more. Camp Gladiator is designed to increase your functional strength, speed, stamina and, most importantly, to deliver results.

 

About Camp Gladiator:

Camp Gladiator (CG) is the fastest growing and most dynamic fitness program in the nation that promises a motivating and challenging environment where men and women of all ages and fitness levels can push themselves. CG is more than a fitness boot camp, it's an experience. CG is a wave of positive energy that sweeps through a community, causing people to connect to who they were meant to be. CG is a refuge to be around other like-minded individuals, working together to accomplish something for yourself and be challenged from within. CG Houston has over 25+ locations and times to fit your busy schedule.

Learn more at http://www.campgladiatorhouston.com/

 

12-12:45 p.m. - Hula Hooping for the whole family led by Heather Says

You will learn the basics of waist hooping, hand hooping, and hip hooping, using an adult sized hoop. It's a full body work out that is truly fun!

 

About Heather:

Quickly approaching her 30's, Heather Says decided to take a chance and learn something new, hula hoop dance. After losing 15 pounds, and gaining a general feeling of better physical and mental health, she new she had to spread this hooping thing around! Visit www.hoopcubed.com for more information.

 

1-1:45 p.m. - Zumba for the whole family led by Jerry Maese

 

2-2:45 p.m. - Brazilian Capoeira for the whole family led by Sam Martinez

Capoeira is an art that develops strength, grace, and confidence.  It is a unique Brazilian discipline that combines elements of self-defense, dance, music, acrobatics and technique.  It is a game that requires focus, commitment, constant movement and interaction. Class consists of a quick warm up followed by a series of techniques and drills and end with a game of Capoeira.

 

About Sam:

Sam ‘Pica Pau’ Martinez began training the Martial Art of Capoeira in 1999 with Grupo Cafu Capoeira Association.  He opened his own Capoeira school four years ago in South Houston where he currently teaches four days a week.  Sam’s personality, enthusiasm, and big smile are contagious. His dedication to long hours of training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle make him a great role model. For information on classes, visit www.247gcca.com.

 

3-3:45 p.m. - Australian Football led by the Houston Australian Football Team, the Houston Lonestars

Learn about the most popular amateur and professional sport in Australia – Aussie Rules Football.  Houston's local Australian Rules Football team, the Houston Lonestars, will demonstrate some of the highlights of this highly dynamic game (a cross between soccer and rugby) including ball handling skills, tackling and scoring goals!

 

About Aussie Rules Football:

Australian Rules Football has been played for over 150 years and is the only professional sport solely based within Australia.  Originating from Rugby in England in the 19th century, this amazing and physical game has expanded into Europe, America and Africa over the last 25 years and now the USA has established a competition of 40 local clubs in 30 cities across the country.  The Houston Lonestars are relatively new club but are growing quickly and are looking to increase awareness and participation of Aussie Rules Football in Houston. www.houstonfooty.com

 

4-4:45 p.m. - Sunset Yoga led Selise Stewart of Yoga Heart Studio

www.yogaheartstudiohouston.com

 

Thu
24
Vitamix Roadshow
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Kirby
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Vitamix Roadshow
Thursday, January 24th
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Kirby, FREE

It's that time of year again, folks, where you can walk into our store and hear the quiet hum of a Vitamix blender and see all the amazing things it can do while tasting great recipes that come out of it. Once you are hooked, purchase a Vitamix for yourself or a loved one!

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Super Foods
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Super Foods
Thursday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

You've heard about "super foods" but what's behind all of the hype? Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to discuss just what super foods are, what they can do for you, and how to get more of them in your diet in tasy ways. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Thu
31
Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
Thursday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From big game parties to comforting dinners and healthy soirees, winter is a great time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Events At Nearby Stores

Fit for Five Friday
Friday, August 29th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Five items for $5.00

With our Health Starts Here® program, we’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing the right foods.

At its core, Health Starts Here is a mindful approach to healthy eating that’s rooted in simple ways to build better meals.

Join us  every Friday in our prepared foods department where you can get five Health Starts Here items for only $5.

There will be a new featured menu each Friday, so be sure to add the day to your calendars!

With our Health Starts Here® program, we’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing the right foods.

Saturday Brunch
Saturday, August 30th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Prepared Foods, FREE

Enjoy your Saturday and leave the cooking up to us!  Come enjoy a Mexican-style brunch for build your own burrito bowl or tacos.  Vegetarian and Vegan options are available.  A brunch that is tasty, fresh and won't break your diet!

Enjoy your Saturday and leave the cooking up to us!  Come enjoy a Mexican-style brunch for build your own burrito bowl or tacos.  Vegetarian and Vegan options are available.  A brunch that is tast

Yoga
Wednesday, September 3rd
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Mezzanine, FREE

Interested in Yoga or trying to find more time on the mat?  Now is your chance to try it for free!  Join our talented Team Member, Amanda Benavides, as she guides you through a 45 minute Baptiste yoga class on the Mezzanine.  Afterwards, meet our Healthy Eating Specialist and learn about our exciting program: Health Starts Here.  Spots are limited!  Please sign up in advance. 

Interested in Yoga or trying to find more time on the mat?  Now is your chance to try it for free!  Join our talented Team Member, Amanda Benavides, as she guides you through a 45 minute Baptiste