WIN AN ENERGETIKS ASHI ROSS SIGNED POSTER & BEANIE KIDS BEAR!

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To celebrate the end of another wonderful week we're giving away this beautifully inspiring Energetiks poster, hand signed by Ashi Ross herself as well as this super adorable Beanie Kids Bear (also signed by Ashi)! To win simply comment below what your favourite Energetiks colour is at the moment (Note: Make sure it is a colour from our range!)  and 'POSTER' or 'BEAR' for which prize you're hoping to receive. We'll announce our two lucky WINNERS on Monday (July 14th)! :) Goodluck!

 


Happy Birthday Isadora Duncan

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Happy Birthday to early dance pioneer, choreographer and free spirit Isadora Duncan (1877-1927). The innovative and talented Duncan began teaching dance classes in her neighbourhood at the ripe old age of six. By the time she was ten she had a large enough following to leave school and begin making a living from her teaching. Later, as an adult she would reshape not only the definitions of dance (creating her own unique style inspired by Greek imagery and Italian Renaissance painting,s and rejecting the more rigid contraints of classical dance, shunning pointe shoes entirely), she also championed dance as a form of high art, when at the time many saw it as a subsidiary artform. Duncan is often referred to as the Mother of Modern dance,  and is immortalised as the daring, barefoot dancer who moved with an uninhibited freedom, always in her trademark free-flowing dresses and tunics. Today her legacy lives on around the world, passed down from Isadora’s six protégés (fondly called the Isadorables) and continued through the Isadora Duncan Foundation and Company.

Happy Birthday Isadora!

Recipe of the Week: The post workout meal!

What to eat after exercising.

Post workout meal: Veggie Omelet with Avocado

This week we've got a delicious omelet recipe for you that's perfect as a post-workout recovery meal, great for after gym, class or performances to help your body recover and stay fighting fit. The eggs provide a great source of protein to aid in muscle recovery and growth and the veggie packed goodness give you a healthy dose of vitamins A, D, E, K, antioxidants, fibre and many other wonderful nutrients, whilst the avocado in particular keeps your blood sugar regulated, acts as an anti-inflammatory and is a great source of the healthy monounsaturated fats, phytosterols and oleic acid (all 'good' fat sources).

 

It has been determined that the body's cells are most receptive to replenishment, particularly glycogen stores, within the first thirty minutes after training, so make sure you take the time to re-fuel, and don't forget to re-hydrate either!

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Image source: http://beforeitsnews.com


Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. fat-reduced butter
  • 1/2 a sliced avocado
  • Various chopped raw vegetables as favoured (suggestion: grated carrot, zucchini and champgnion mushrooms is our combination!)
  • Salt and ground white pepper, to taste.


Directions:

Place the tablespoon of butter in a non-stick fry pan and heat on low-medium heat and allow to melt. Meanwhile, combine the eggs, milk and a pinch of salt/pepper with a whisk or blender. When the pan is properly heated pour the mixture in and allow to sit for a minute or two, until the bottom starts to set,  now tilt the pan slightly from side to side to allow the uncooked egg on top to slide to the edges and harden. Add in assorted vegetables, making sure they are evenly distributed,  then once the mixture has been allowed to set a little further add the avocado slices to one half of the omelet and using a spatula gently flip the other side on top to make a pocket. Work the spatula underneath and flip the whole omelet over and cook for another minute or so before removing your omelet from the stove!

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Image source: http://beforeitsnews.com

 

Extra nutrition info:

Eggs:

Eggs are one of the few foods considered a complete protein, as they contain all 9 essential amino acids. Amino acids are the "building blocks for the body" needed to form protein.

For an added health benefit try buying Omega-3 enriched eggs:

Omega-3:

Omega-3s are a type of polyunsaturated fat, or healthy fat, that help protect your heart and are essential for good health. Unfortunately though our bodies don't naturally produce them, which means we have to get them from foods such as salmon, certain types of oils and nuts, and omega-3 eggs.

Avocado:

The monounsaturated (good) fats in avocados can reverse insulin resistance which help to regulate blood sugar levels. Avocados also contain soluble fiber which keep a steady blood sugar levels.


Dancer of the Month and Pointe Shoe Winner!

First of all thank you to all our entrants, we got so many fantastic entries choosing a winner proved very difficult! A decision was eventually made however! :) Don't despair if you didn't win this time though, since we loved your submissions so much we'll me publishing some runners up later on, so if you do see yourself as one of our Dancers of the Month, congrats! We'll be sending you a special prize... ;) x

 

Introducing...

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Name: Neave Jamison 

Age: 14

How did you get into dancing, and how old were you? I was 3 years old and my Mum danced for many years so she got me into dancing and I love it. 

What do you like about Energetiks Dancewear? I love that Energetiks Dancewear has so many styles and colors that varies on your style and it is also quite affordable, also there are so many different products so I'm not limited to what I want. 

Do you have a favorite style of dance? I do, lyrical. Lyrical is my favorite style of dance because it intertwines my two favorite styles of dance, ballet and contemporary. 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself dancing at a ballet company. 

What do you like to do when you're not dancing? I like hanging out with my friends and just relaxing. 

All-time favorite dance movie? Easy, Mao's last dancer. 

Favourite dance memory/moment? When I first danced with the Russian Imperial Ballet Company in the Nutcracker when I was 10. It showed me that I loved being on stage and performing for people.

Food you can't live without? I can not live with out carrots dipped in Kumara and Pumpkin humus it is perfection. 

The person you would most like to meet? I would love to meet Li Cunxin. I think it would be extremely inspiring and motivating to never give up.

Favourite saying or advice that inspires you: "Dancing with your feet is one thing, but dancing with your heart is another."

 

Congratulations Neave, you've won Energetiks hand-decorated pointe shoes by Elly Ford, please contact us at promotions@energetiks.com.au with your postal address to receive your prize!

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Energetiks Dancer of the Month Questionaire - email your answers to promotions@energetiks.com.au

  • Name:
  • Age:
  • How did you get into dancing, and how old were you?
  • What do you like about Energetiks Dancewear?
  • Do you have a favourite style of dance (if so what)?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • What do you like to do when you're not dancing?
  • All-time favourite dance movie:
  • Best dance memory/moment:
  • Food you can't live without:
  • The person you'd most like to meet (living or dead):
  • Favourite saying or advice that inspires you:
  • Include a photo of yourself (dance related please)!