Monday, May 9, 2011

Quinoa, Brown Rice & Bean Salad

1 cup brown rice (cook in 2 cups water & set aside)
1 cup quinoa (cook in 1 cup water and set aside)
juice 2-3 lemons
6 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp tamari
1/4 cup diced red onion
3-4 green onions sliced thin into small rings
2 cloves garlic
2-3 Tbsps. chopped fresh mint
2-3 Tbsps. chopped fresh parsley
2-3 Tbsps. chopped fresh cilantro
1 can chick peas drained and rinsed
1 can kidney (or any kind of beans) drained and rinsed
1 cup edamame (cooked and shelled)..or you can buy frozen already shelled
freshly ground pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup toasted and chopped almonds

Can be eaten hot or cold and you can add any other kind of vegetables that you like.
Gets better with age too.

Friday, May 6, 2011

BDHQ's Jen Rose is SHAVING HER HEAD for Cancer

So what's is all the BUZZ about?? haha, I love a good pun. BDHQ’s Jen Rose is SHAVING HER HEAD and donating her hair when she raises $3,000 for cancer research. She is also participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer by biking 200km from Vancouver to Seattle on June 18th and 19th, 2011.

How can you help us ensure that Jen looks like James by the end of June?

BDHQ is hosting “Burpees for Bucks” where Michele, Lovisa, James and Jen will be smashing out one burpee for every dollar raised!

How it works: From $0 to $100, Jen does ALL the burpees. From $101 to $200 raised, Lovisa will join in. From $201 to $300 raised, James joins in too. Once we clear $300, we get to add MICHELE to this crazy mix! Anything above $400 is mo’money, mo’burpees!

I mean really, your trainers work you crazy hard…isn’t it time for some pay back?! Get your revenge AND donate to an great cause. It's a win-win.

Another amazing event being held is the “Bootcamp Poker Run!” - Sun, May 29
The Bootcamp Poker Run will kick off at 9am on May 29 from BDHQ and will feature 7 butt kicking stations throughout downtown. At each workout station, you will receive a playing card upon completing the workout. And don't even think of cheating as it isn’t necessarily the best card hand that wins the prizes....Yes, PRIZES! Entry fee for this event will be a $20 donation per person. Plus you'll get an wicked workout. Again, it's a win-win.

So get involved! Empty out your pocket change and drop your donation in the “Burpees for Bucks” box at BDHQ and save the date for the “Bootcamp Poker Run”!

Speaking of saving the date – the head shaving is being planned for Saturday, June 11th. Stay tuned for more info!

You can also donate online directly to Jen's goal for Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Biggest Winners - Why we love our job...

Wow...wiping away tears. I like to watch this video when I'm having a super crap day and it always cheers me up and reminds me why I'm so lucky to have the job I do.

The real thanks needs to go to the participants of the Biggest Winner program who continuely amaze all the trainers at BDHQ with their determination, courage and crazy hard work they put in week after week after week.

For those of you that don't know, the BW's don't get trained any different than our fittest clients do. We train them just as hard, if not harder.

Thanks to everyone for making this video...WE LOVE YOU!!