Thursday, December 27, 2007
Style File: Fit and Fab
How about latin food that we love with half the fat, and an exercise plan that'll turn you into a strong woman? In today's Style File, we have two great ways to look fit and fab in 2008.
WSVN -- Forget the presidential candidates, here's a campaign slogan for you to lose the weight in 2008, and we have just the winning strategy, Shape Lovers.
Silvia Camps: "What we're trying to do is teach people that you can eat the food that you grew up with but without the fat."
For all of us who love Latin food, Shape Lovers is a food delivery service that offers Latin food without the Latin fat.
Silvia Camps: "A lot of the traditional Latin food is baked with lard or made with oil, and what we try to do is chop that in half and deliver the same great taste."
We can't give away the secret of how they do it, but they've found a way to cut the calories in half.
Executive Chef: "This is a traditional meal, which has pork loin, black beans and rice split pea soup, which is 500 calories compared to traditional meal that would be up to a 1000 calories."
For about $7 you get a four-course meal, and they'll deliver it fresh to your door each day. Most importantly, does it pass the taste test from a true Latina?
Tiffany Ortiz: "You're not sacrificing taste at all that's the best part of it. My favorite is the ropa vieja, it still has the nice saucy content in it."
To get fit, skip the machines at the gym and join Matt Pack's Women of Strength program.
Matt Pack: "You do not have to go to the gym to get optimal results. It's just getting creative."
This hour long class at Matt's Miami Shores home is designed after the strongman competition, but it's only for women. From whopping a tire with a sledgehammer, to pushing a prowler and then carrying a sandbag back, this class is no joke.
Rikki Goodman: "The prowler kicks butt. It creeps up on you."
And just when you think you're done, look what's down this rope. You actually pull Matt's truck then push it back.
Lazara Torres: "I thought he was crazy. I thought I would never, never be able to push or the pull the truck. It's not the usual kind of boring workout. It's dynamic, it's different."
You can't get bored and Matt promises you'll see results in 2008.
Matt Pack: "We're going to change body composition and get people in really good shape."
Lillian Ser: "I don't know about strong as a man but pretty close."
Belkys Nerey: "The Women of Strength classes are $20 and are held twice a week."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
5485 NW 79th Ave.
Miami, FL 33166
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Women of Strength Class
383 NE 96th St.