Member Spotlight
Roger Curry
"I moved to Jackson in February. Shortly after I joined LIFT Wellness Center. I wanted a heated pool to swim in. After I swam I would always get in the hot tub.

One day there was an aquafit class going on. The group leader was passing out frisbees to her students tossing them to the students. I heard a ruckus and saw she had overthrown the frisbee. I laughed and commented loudly from the hot tub, “muscles!” And Sheila threw a frisbee to me and told me to use it. Previously Sheila and another group instructor, Keith, had invited me to join their group. I had declined, but this time frisbee in hand, I joined in on the class. And joined Keith in his next class. I became a regular. They both told me the rules. Don’t drown and don’t get hurt. Modify if I was unable to do the exercises.

It was time for knee replacement surgery and I had been doing extra exercises in the water to strengthen my legs. On September 14, I had total knee replacement surgery. On September 19, I put down my walker and cane. On September 24, I started climbing 17 steps. September 29, I saw my surgeon and he was amazed. Dr. Sickle told me I was recuperating faster and better than any patient he’s ever had.

So how did this happen? I give credit to the doctors, nurses, and physical therapists. But I also give credit to Sheila, Keith, and Carrie for the inspiration to do more before surgery so afterward would go better! It wouldn’t have happened without them. The “sit and fit class”, the “chair yoga class” and the “SAIL” classes were also instrumental!

If you’re having or considering surgery, talk to the people at LIFT Wellness Center. They’re all knowledgeable. They’re all helpful. And they’ve made my life better!"

Roger, we are so glad you chose us pre-surgery and that you recovered so well!
1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Men, don't wait. Take charge of your health today while we're offering 50% OFF enrollment for men this month at LIFT!
Members who lose weight or do not gain will receive a t-shirt and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing

Non-members who lose weight or do not gain receive a t-shirt and $0 enrollment (must join during January).

Non-members will have access to LIFT Wellness Center
during the challenge.
Dispelling Myths about Food & Exercise
RESCHEDULED
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

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
"My name is Dani Wyszynski and I joined Crossfit LIFT Wellness Center in July 2021. I was invited by a friend to join Crossfit. It took about a month to persuade me into joining. I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. I love how Crossfit is an hour-long of pushing yourself to your limit. I also love how everyone is always cheering each other on to finish that last rep. I've had many personal goals that I've accomplished. I always surprise myself with the physical and mental strength I've gained from CrossFit. Blake and Chelsea are amazing coaches from the beginner to the more active. The coaches truly want you to succeed in your wellness journey."

Dani, we are so glad you decide to join CrossFit LWC and have accomplished some of your goals!
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
We officially launched CrossFit LWC 1 year ago! The CrossFit LWC crew celebrated on October 30th with a workout followed by food and fellowship!
Olivia Hall

I have been a member of LIFT since the opening year, fell in love with the facility, and pursued a career in fitness. However, health was not always my main priority. Before working at LIFT, I managed a bakery. Surrounded by sweets on a daily basis, I was living life 50% cakes, 50% gym: best of both worlds! Working in the pastry atmosphere opened my eyes to how important not only physical activity was but also nutrition. I have now been a Certified Personal Trainer here at LIFT for 2 years. My goal is to encourage people to live life to the fullest, better their quality of life, and enjoy everything in moderation.

Olivia, thank you for everything you do at LIFT! We are especially thankful for the cakes and cookies you bring! We believe everything in moderation also!
November is American Diabetes Month!

Did you know we have a Diabetes program with Exercise is Medicine?

Diabetes can be very complicated and needs to be taken seriously. Luckily, there is research that shows that an exercise program can help individuals reduce their risk of diabetes or even help control current diagnoses of diabetes. There are safe and effective exercise programs for individuals with diabetes. Under the guidance of an exercise specialist, individuals will learn how to include cardiovascular, strength training, and flexibility programs into their everyday lives. They will learn how much exercise is needed and learn how exercise can enhance their quality of life.

Take this quick risk test to see if you should talk to your doctor about your risk for diabetes.

If you have diabetes or you are at risk, ask your doctor to prescribe Exercise is Medicine to help prevent & manage diabetes. More Information


SAVE the DATE:
Diabetes Cooking Demo with
Registered Dietitian, Allison Haynes

November 18th, 6:00 PM
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 November
$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!
November is National Diabetes Month, and this year the focus is on prediabetes and diabetes prevention. Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than what is considered normal, but not quite at the level where it would be considered diabetes. It is estimated that 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, and many don’t know they have it. According to the CDC, many people with prediabetes could develop type 2 diabetes within five years if they do not make changes to their lifestyle. Diabetes can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and loss of toes, feet, or legs.

The first step in prevention is knowing your risk. There are diabetes and prediabetes risk tests available ( such as this one: https://www.cdc.gov/prediabetes/takethetest/), but the best way to know is to visit your doctor regularly and to ensure you are getting lab work done. If you find you are at risk or have prediabetes, there are steps you can take to reverse it. Being more physically active has many benefits such as increasing your sensitivity to insulin and reducing your blood sugar. If starting an intense workout program right now seems overwhelming, you can start small by breaking up how long you are sitting, trying to limit it to no more than an hour at a time. Incorporating fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help you feel fuller, for longer, and can help level out your blood sugar.

As always, when looking to make changes in your diet it is best to start with small, sustainable changes. Although making big or drastic changes may seem more impactful, they are not typically as successful long term. Some changes to get you started could be to take a walk on your lunch break, reduce your sweetened drink intake, or include a vegetable with each meal.
Minestrone with Turkey Meatballs
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup ditalini pasta
  • 2 medium zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Turkey meatballs (may have to cook longer if frozen)

Directions
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add meatballs, in batches, and cook until all sides are browned, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.

  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the stockpot. Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in thyme until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Whisk in chicken stock and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta and meatballs; reduce heat and simmer until pasta is tender and meatballs are cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in zucchini and spinach until the spinach has wilted, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir in lemon juice and parsley; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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!
We have added new Group Exercise formats to our schedule including Tai Chi, Aqua Yoga, and Ride + Renew!

We hope you will try out our new classes!


Group Exercise Changes

  • Monday 5:30a Cycle changes to Ride + Renew
  • Monday 8:30a Cycle/Step changes to Step/Kick
  • Tuesday 8:30a Tai Chi added
  • Tuesday 9:30a Chisel added
  • Tuesday 12:15p Body Bar Kickboxing changes to Pilates
  • Tuesday 4:30p M.E.L.T. changes to Chisel
  • Tuesday 4:30p Aqua Yoga added
  • Tuesday 5:00p Overdrive moves to Thursday
  • Wednesday 9:30a Yin Yoga changes to Restorative Yoga
  • Wednesday 5:30p Recovery Yoga changes to Restorative Yoga
  • Wednesday 5:00p Express Cycle changes to Cycle/Abs
  • Thursday 10:30 Kick/Step changes to Gentle Kick/Step
  • Thursday 11:00a Aqua Yoga added
  • Friday 8:30a Step/Sculpt changes to Step
  • Saturday 12:30p Recovery Yoga removed
SAVE THE DATE
Pilates Party

Tuesday, November 30th
@ 5:30 PM

Members: FREE
Non Members: $5
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.