Member of the Month: Corinne

Here at Watts, our community is really important. We want you to be able to walk in and know the staff AND your fellow riders. Each month we will be featuring a member of the month who killed it in the saddle and is a vital part of making the Watts community what it is. This month’s member of the month is Corinne.

corinne2Corinne emailed me before Watts opened its doors dying for classes to start. She showed up day 1 and has been back many times each week since then. We can always count on her to be right on the beat, pushing the limits and never backing down. I sat down with Corinne to ask her about her background in cycling, why she loves it, and why she keeps coming back to Watts.

Here’s what she said.

Q: How did you get into cycling?
A: A friend. I went to a class with a  friend when I lived in New York and then to another class with another friend. I guess you could say that it’s friends that got me into it.

Q: What kept you going back?
A: I loved having fun while getting in a great workout. They’re always fun, and the music is probably what really keeps me coming back.

Q: Why do you love Watts?
A: I love the community at Watts. It’s awesome that when I walk in, everyone says, “Corinne!”. It has a tight knit, family atmosphere that is really special.

Thanks for being a part of Watts, Corinne. We love having you in class!

To sign up for a class at Watts, please click here. And you can view our schedule here.

Be powerful today! Paige

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Recipe Review: Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

I love riding bikes. I love riding outside, and I love riding at Watts. And I also love eating. Part of being able to exercise and maintain your desired level of intensity is properly fueling your body. This is where nutrition becomes so important to your lifestyle. With summer upon us, Watts will be reviewing recipes and letting you know which ones we think will be great ones to add to you summer menu!

I heard of the blog Annie’s Eats when Annie herself came in for a ride wearing one of her shirts. It cracked me up so I asked her and we got to talking a bit about her blog. I checked her out and she posts great recipes and beautiful pictures of all of them. In honor of the first *hot* summer-ish day, here is what I hope is the start of a great series of posts!

First up: Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles from Annie’s Eats

This recipe was right up my alley. Put ingredients in a blender, pour into mold, freeze, eat.

Meet the ingredients: strawberries, lemon, IMG_2098vanilla, plain greek yogurt. For this recipe you need:

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. Greek yogurt

There were a few options for different flavors, and one was a strawberry lemon version which I used. I have no zester so I used all of the juice of the lemon instead of the recommended 1 1/2 tsp.

So basically once you have all of these ingredients assembled,  you put them all in a blender, but here at my house, we’re too cool for blenders, so we have a make shift magic bullet. **Fun Fact: a glass thread on the bottom of a blender is a standard thread which is the same as on the regular size mason jar**

That means you can take a jar, and the blade and blender attachment and screw them on… flip them over… and presto, homemade magic bullet!

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So once all the blending was done, I poured the mixture into my super awesome crayola popsicle molds, popped them in the freezer and tada!

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The result was a tart, refreshing frozen treat with about 30 calories each. These will definitely be a regular on my summer menu. I might add a little honey or something to sweeten it a bit in the future or maybe a little less lemon because mine turned out a tad sour, but overall they were delicious. Thanks so much, Annie, for the great recipe!