Christopher Ward

My name is Christopher Ward and I am the Used Car Manager at Robson Toyota here in Jackson. I was a member of another gym then moved my membership to LIFT during peak of Covid-19 because LIFT has plenty of space for people to social distance and it was the cleanest facility I had ever experienced. I witness staff cleaning the machines every few minutes it seems. 
 
I have always been in physical shape but I joined LIFT to maintain my physical physique and help my mental health before a busy workday. Working out also encourages me to eat healthier and drink more water.
 
The staff at LIFT have been amazing from the personal trainers to the front desk staff, everyone is super friendly. The front desk is always energetic and know me by name. This makes for a pleasant, enjoyable experience especially early in the mornings before 7 am!


Thanks Christopher for choosing and trusting us!
At LIFT Wellness Center, we are continuing to take extra precautionary measures to keep you safe! We are wearing masks, sanitizing surfaces, and have recently had an AirPHX unit installed at LIFT Wellness Center.
Click on the video to learn how it works!

Also...

·We are continuing temperature checks for all members and employees

· The member pledge is still in effect! Our members are wiping down their equipment before and after use, maintaining physical distancing of at least 6 feet, and staying home if they don’t feel well

· The front desk staff are making regular announcements reminding members to distance and wipe down the equipment

· We have added more sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility

·We are disinfecting all equipment at least twice per day using the Clorox 360 sanitization system.

· Group exercise classes continue to be physically distanced and all equipment is sanitized before and after class

·The pools are open- the water in each of our pools is sanitized through proper chemical maintenance that is checked multiple times per day AND through a state of the art UV sanitization system- COVID-19 cannot live in those conditions

·Virtual and outdoor classes have been added to the group exercise schedule

·The sauna and steam rooms are OPEN- restricted to one member at a time

·Cardio equipment is spaced to allow for physical distancing

We are so excited to have many of you back and anxiously awaiting the return of those who haven’t made it back yet.

Please be sure that you are staying active and eating healthy even if it isn’t at LIFT ! Healthy living is a lifestyle and a great way to boost your immune system.

Contact Blake A. Butler, ATC, CF-L1   blake.butler@liftjackson.com or signup at the front desk 731-425-6875

Unlimited Classes
Cost: $55 per month (LIFT Wellness Center Membership required)
Fundamentals: $50 (one-time introductory class)

We are offering Fundamentals courses to help you understand the basics. Whether you're new to functional training and CrossFit, or an experienced lifter, it is always good to take a day to revisit the basics.

Schedule of Fundamentals Courses ($50)
12/19/20 11 AM - 1:00 PM
2 hour course with a WOD demonstration
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Wear your Christmas sweaters on Fridays in December for a chance to win a FREE smoothie from LIFT Cafe!
Smoothie flavor of the month:
Peppermint Mocha

Special for December
$1 off Flavor of the Month Smoothie


Cafe Hours

Monday-Friday
5am-8pm

Everyday is a perfect day to try out a healthy & filling smoothie at LIFT Cafe! Come see us today!

Our smoothies contain REAL crushed fruit, No HFCS, no artificial ingredients, and are 100% Gluten Free!  Fruit sugar is gentler on the body than other sugars and causes less of a blood sugar spike. With 20 grams of protein and a variety of nutritional boosts, including Stay Full, Trim and Tone, Boost Immunity, Veggie Boost, Build Muscle, Burn and Build, and Antioxidant Stacks, you can customize your smoothie. Your smoothies can serve as a full meal, pre- workout meal, post-workout meal, or quick energy to meet YOUR needs!
 
We will be proudly serving Bongo Java Coffee  from Bongo Java Roasting Co. , Nashville's only certified organic coffee company, with menu items such as lattes, cappuccinos, cold beverages, etc!
Clean Eatz New Menu Options:

Chicken Fajita Omelette - (Cal 322 F 13g/C 21g/P 29g) - Chicken, peppers and onions omelette with hashbrowns and cheese

Keto Clean Mac- (Cal 353 F 25g/C 10g/P 22g) - Ground beef with tomatoes, pickles and cheese in Thousand Island dressing over green beans

Steak & Cheese Omelette - (Cal 315 F 11g/C 22g/P 32g) - Egg white omelette with shredded steak, red potatoes, salsa and cheese


Stop by after work and pick up a HEALTHY treat! Maybe it's Friday night movie night, or maybe you just don't feel like going to the store. We have ready to cook pizzas for you at LIFT Cafe! Come try one today!



BBQ Chicken Pizza - (Cal 749 F 29g/C 74g/P 47g) - BBQ Chicken with pineapple and cheddar cheese on a gluten-free cauliflower crust. 
Cheese Pizza - (Cal 841 F 37g/C 82g/P 45g) - Classic cheese pizza with marinara sauce on a gluten-free cauliflower crust.
Meatball Pizza - (Cal 779 F 31g/C 83g/P 42g) - Classic cheese pizza with marinara sauce and diced meatballs on a gluten-free cauliflower crust.




12 Days of Fitmas starts December 16th.
Look for the challenge in our APP in the challenge section.
Darren Crozier

Darren Crozier is the Membership and Retention Coordinator here at LIFT Wellness. Darren is originally from Florida but moved to Tennessee when his family moved with his father’s job. Before joining the team in August, Darren worked at Walmart as CAP Team Supervisor where he led a 72 man team.

Darren is currently studying Political Science at Jackson State Community College and plans to enlist in the United State Marine Corps and go to Officer Candidate School once he completes his Bachelor’s degree.

Darren loves working at LIFT because he enjoys meeting new people and talking with them about how they can reach their health and fitness goals. He is very passionate about health and wellness and often leads through the inspiration of David Goggins.

His office door is always open if you have questions about membership or just want to chat about anything and everything from football to fitness to military operations.

Thanks Darren for all you do and continue to do here at LIFT! We are proud to call you one of our own.
The shortened days of winter seem to have hit a little harder this year, and with the early darkness and cold come changes in eating habits. Dehydration, decreased fruit and vegetable intake, and holiday party treats are all common occurrences once December rolls around. Here are some dietary changes you can focus on this month that may help fight off the winter time blues!

Although a cold refreshing glass of water may not seem as appealing when the temperature drops, hydration is still incredibly important in the winter. To help warm you up while also meeting your hydration needs, you can add broth based soups to your dinner rotation, add lemon to hot water, or sip on some hot tea!

The cost of fresh fruits and vegetables tend to increase as those summer time favorites go out of season, but that doesn’t mean you should stop buying them! Berries, peppers, and so much more are offered (typically at a lower cost) in the frozen aisle and are still packed with nutrition. If you are a stickler for fresh foods, buying foods that are in season can help keep your costs low. Citrus fruits, grapes and cranberries are all seasonal favorites, while carrots, squash and mushrooms can help round out the meal. If you are feeling adventurous, try pomegranate seeds! Don’t worry, here are step by step instructions on how to get to the seeds.

Though I am a fan of holiday parties and the treats they often include, overindulging can have an impact on your weight and fitness goals. Add on the fact that physical activity typically decreases with the colder and shorter days, and we can see undesirable weight gain. To try and counter this, focus on sticking to smaller portions and really savoring each bite (or sip), and find an activity that you enjoy that will keep you wanting to get up and get moving!

This recipe for Pinto Bean Soup is a broth based soup that can help with hydration, add in some vegetables, and is easy and flexible so you can use whatever you have in the house!
Pinto Bean Soup
  • 1 can pinto beans (can exchange for any beans on hand)
  • 1 32oz carton low sodium broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable broth acceptable)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2-3 celery stalks
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp rosemary
Directions:

Add all ingredients to a large pot. Simmer ingredients in a covered pot until beans are tender.
Don’t be afraid to mix up the spices or other ingredients! I added some leftover turkey and egg noodles to this batch.
Do you need help with your eating habits? Or have questions for our Dietitian?
Call us today at 731-425-6964 to schedule an appointment. Many insurances accepted!
12 Days of Christmas
Group Exercise Challenge
                       
Challenge: participate in 12 group exercise classes during the month of December.

  •  Get your punch card from the front
desk or from a group exercise instructor

  • Your instructor will punch your card
after class.

  • Turn in your completed punch card to the front desk to receive a prize!

                    Limit 1 punch/day
  Contact Rachel.Royer@wth.org for more info


Group Exercise Schedule Changes
  • Monday 9:30am Cardio Barre Removed
  • Wednesday 6:30am Aqua Fit Removed
  • Wednesday 4:00pm Outdoor Barre Removed
  • Friday 4:00pm Outdoor Yoga moves Indoor 
Sassafras offers all LIFT Wellness Center Members 10% off purchases!

All you have to do is show your scan tag receive 10% off your purchase.

Try out their new activewear!
Grubb's is offering LIFT Wellness Center Members TRIPLE Loyalty points! All you have to do is go by Grubb's, show your scan tag or app scan bar code to be added into their system to get triple loyalty points!

Points accrue on every purchase, they never expire and it's FREE! Stop by to Sign up today!
Blacksmith offers all LIFT Wellness Center Members 10% off purchases!
*excluding alcohol*

All you have to do is show your scan tag to your waitress to receive 10% off your order.