Member Spotlight
Martha Aus
"I started personal training with Megan approximately three months after making dietary changes and joining LIFT Wellness Center.  I had specific goals for strengthening weak areas and building muscle for my goal of running a full marathon within the year.

The last eight months have been transformative for me.  I have built muscles I didn’t think I “could” such as chest and shoulders while strengthening my legs in a way that running alone would not accomplish.  I have lost inches in all measurement areas and gained visible muscle tone in some.  

What I love about personal training is finding new ways to work for the same muscle groups so it does not feel repetitive or monotonous.  I also love having a cheerleader both during my session and whenever I have an accomplishment to share.  I also need accountability sometimes because I suffer from a chronic condition but I know that if I show up willing, Megan will find a way to help me train and I almost always feel somewhat better afterward instead of worse.

I recently completed my first 3-day 5K/10K/Half Marathon challenge since early 2020 and have never felt stronger, leaner, and more fit.  It was the most prepared I ever felt.  I set a personal course record in my 10K even in constant rain and I woke up on the fourth day without pain, soreness or misgivings.  I am confident personal training is helping me accomplish my goals - and then I’ll set new goals!"

Congratulations Martha we are so proud of you!
Don't wait until 2022 to start your resolutions! Fitness doesn't magically get easier in January or when it's most convenient. Get ahead of the game and start your healthy habits today! Build consistency during the most inconvenient times!

Sign up today and SAVE! The earlier you sign up, the more you SAVE!

Save $100 on enrollment: DEC 1 - DEC 10
Save $75 on enrollment: DEC 11 - DEC 17
Save $50 on enrollment DEC 18 - DEC 24
Save $25 on enrollment DEC 25 - DEC 31

Join us on December 8th @ 6:00 PM to discuss "myths" women often believe regarding food & exercise.

Hear from our Dietitian, Allison Haynes
& Personal Trainer, Chelsea Dunn.

FREE & Open to the Community
Sign up @ the front desk or call 731-425-6875


12 Days of Fitmas starts December 13th.
Look for the challenge in our APP in the challenge section.

Your first class is always FREE, come try us out!

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.

Fundamentals Courses ($50) offered the last Saturday of every month
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
2 hour course with a WOD demonstration

CrossFit LWC Success
Ricky Dorris joined CrossFit LWC when we first started CrossFit in October of 2020

"I joined CF LWC because I've always enjoyed how CrossFit doesn't focus on just one area in fitness and helps you be a well-rounded athlete. I enjoy CF LWC because it makes working out easy. Show up and do the work.
The work is never easy but it's so nice having it all planned out for me. The best part of CrossFIT LWC is the community. For over a year now the gym has been the best part of my day because of all of the members in class. We cheer each other on and push each other every day."

Ricky, we are so glad you decide to join CrossFit LWC and you show up to do the work!
CF LWC Referral Program

Refer a friend and earn your next month's dues free! At CF LWC, we love community and sharing our fitness journey with one another so why not workout with your friends. The highest compliment that you can pay us is referring a friend or family member to CF LWC. So, we’ve decided we’d love to give back to our community for making it what it is.
How to participate

- Bring a friend to a free class (guests must sign a guest waiver at the front desk. Guests may use one of your FREE 3 guest passes per year once per person; otherwise, there is a day pass fee for guests).

- When he/she fills out the CF LWC Enrollment form, have them include your name in the “Referred by” section to receive credit for your next month's dues.


From 5:30pm-7:00pm, the back half of the gym and equipment is reserved for the CrossFit LWC Classes
Clayton Ruesewald

Clayton is the Membership and Retention Coordinator here at LIFT Wellness. Clayton is originally from Crockett County but has lived in Jackson for the past two years. Before joining the team Clayton worked for Aramark Uniform Services. He was a member of LIFT previously and learned about the job opening here and thought it would be a great place to work.

Clayton is currently studying Business Management at Jackson State Community College and hopes to use his degree to forge a career here at LIFT Wellness Center.

Clayton loves working at LIFT because he enjoys hearing members’ stories. He remembers a gentleman right when he first started working the front desk that came in with the assistance of a walker and now is able to come in without the use of a walker and that to him is the meaning of LIFT. He loves seeing our member’s success and it warms his heart.

When Clayton isn’t working, you can find him spending time with his fiancé, Alexis.

Thanks, Clayton for all you do and continue to do here at LIFT! We are proud to call you one of our own. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding in January.

DID YOU KNOW?
LIFT Cafe is open the same hours LIFT Wellness Center is open!

  • Monday-Thursday 5am-9pm
  • Friday 5am-8pm
  • Saturday 7am-5pm
  • Sunday 11am-5pm

If you do not see a staff person behind the Cafe, please see the front desk staff!

Every day is a perfect day to try out a healthy & filling smoothie, Clean Eatz meal, fresh hot coffee, or a LIFTed tea at LIFT Cafe!

Come see us today!
Smoothie flavor of the month:
Peppermint Hot Cocoa
Special for December
$1 off Flavor of the Month Smoothie on Fridays



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!
The holiday season is full of sweets and treats, and for people who are trying to eat healthier or manage their blood sugar, it can be a tough time. If you are making the treats this holiday season, take a look at some great ways to reduce sugar or fat, and add in fiber and nutrients!

1)     For many recipes you can slightly reduce the amount of sugar used and you won’t notice any changes in taste! If the dessert is fruity, you can cut the sugar by up to one-third. This is a great method to use if you don’t want to “ruin” a family recipe or a fan favorite but you want to make it a little healthier.

2)     Dark chocolate has more of the health benefits of chocolate, but less of the sugar compared to milk chocolate or white chocolate. Next time try reaching for the 70% cacao dark chocolate, especially if you are adding it to a sweet dessert! The sweetness from the rest of the dessert will balance the slightly-less sweet chocolate. You can also add walnuts to increase the fiber, magnesium, and iron content, as well as adding in some great omega-3 fatty acids!

3)     Whole wheat pastry flour can offer more fiber and nutrients from the bran and germ of the grain. This can make the food more satisfying and filling so you don’t eat as much at a time. Some resources suggest reducing how much of the whole wheat pastry flour you use when using it instead of regular pastry flour

4)     Using pureed avocado instead of butter replaces the saturated fat with heart-healthy unsaturated fat and fiber, and may reduce your risk for heart disease. This is a great swap because you don’t have to think about the math! You can use the same amount of pureed avocado as you would butter. There may be a color change in the dessert, so try it in chocolate desserts or add in a touch of green food dye to make it seasonal and fun. Another great substitution you can use is applesauce instead of oil, eggs, or sugar. The amount you use depends on what you are substituting it for.

If you aren’t the baking type, but you do enjoy sampling the holiday treats, here are some helpful tips for you as well! Be mindful of portion size. The more we eat something the less satisfying it is, so instead of getting a huge slice of pie but only truly enjoying half of it, cut a smaller piece. It’s also helpful to focus on the foods you don’t get year-round, and as always, practice mindful eating! Eat slowly, enjoy the taste, texture, and smell of what you’re eating. If you don’t love it, or if it isn’t as good as you thought it was, it’s ok to leave it alone.

Are you looking for a tasty but unique treat to share with your loved ones? Try these Orange Cranberry Biscotti! This crunchy cookie tastes best dipped in coffee or tea, and is perfect for gifting!
Orange Cranberry Biscotti
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour (can use whole wheat flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Zest of 1 orange

Instructions
1)     Preheat oven to 350F. Line a sheet with parchment paper.

2)     Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir.

3)     Add butter and eggs and mix until well combined. Gently mix in the orange zest, cranberries, and pistachios until mixed evenly.

4)     Divide the dough into two halves, and place on the parchment paper. Shape each into a rectangle, no wider than 4 inches, and about 1 inch thick.

5)     Bake for 35 minutes, then remove from the oven and turn the oven down to 325F. Let the biscotti cool for 20 minutes.

6)     Gently slice the biscotti with a sharp knife into half inch thick slices. Turn the biscotti slices on a cut side and bake for 25-30 more minutes, flipping halfway through.

7)     Let the cookies cool completely before eating, then dip in your favorite hot beverage like coffee, a chai latte, or hot chocolate!
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!
Merry Miles Challenge
December 1-31
Log your miles from LIFT’s cycle classes on our board in studio 2 and try to be the one with the most at the end of the month.

1st place- $25 lift bucks
2nd place- $15 lift bucks
3rd place- $10 lift bucks
All that participate will be entered for a chance to win $25 lift bucks
Participants can only count miles from lift cycle classes 
Check out our video!

"A good friend invited me to cycle class at the LIFT 5 years ago. I went one time and was hooked! I attend cycle class on Monday and Friday mornings and it bookends my week. The instructors are excellent and I‘ve made friends in the class who hold me accountable to show up.

There is a great atmosphere and there’s something for everyone, give it a try!"

Tim
Help shape the future of Downtown Jackson!
Downtown Jackson (JDDC) needs you as it works to position itself to effectively plan, advocate, and provide for the needs of our community during the continued growth of our downtown district. By answering this short survey, you could win a gift card to one of our wonderful downtown businesses!

Your thoughts are important to us, so please be honest and help shape a strategy to guide the direction of our ongoing revitalization efforts. It’s important to us for this strategy to be rooted in our community's collective vision for Downtown.

Basketball Play & Shooting
  • Covid restrictions are no longer in effect.
  • Half-court play and shooting is allowed during the times when there is no scheduled activities on the EAST side of the gym.
  • Restricted to Members only
  • Members must have a BLUE armband ON from the front desk to be able to play.

NO basketball during these times.

Monday
  • 5:30am-6:30am
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm

Tuesday
  • 5:30am-6:30am
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • 5:30pm-7:00pm

Wednesday
  • 5:30am-6:30am
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday
  • 5:30am-6:30am
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm
  • 4:50pm-7:00pm

Friday
  • 5:30am-6:30am
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm

Saturday
  • 7:00am-8:00am
  • 9:00am-11:00am
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.