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ACTIVE.

Hello Toning!
At first glance, the pilates reformer looks like a medieval torture device, but our owners Hannah and Marty are big fans! That’s why we're joining the band wagon full of fitness reformer fans in 2020. 

Need a few reasons to give the reformer a shot this year?

Strengthen core muscles: The reformer’s rolling carriage and varying levels of spring resistance means that the core has to work twice as hard to both support and stabilize the body.
 
Eccentric Muscle Contractions:
A fancy phrase for how long, lean muscles are created. When you use the reformer, your muscles lengthen in order to resist force.

Evolution of Strength and Balance:  Whether you're a beginner or an advanced reformer, the machine and exercises can be adapted to your level so a workout can evolve. 

Need a little more inspiration? Read this Women’s Health article, featuring the pilates reformer! AND, if you're in the OBX, join our favorite pilates reformer instructor Angelique. Check below for more info!

Everything You Need to Know About Reformer Pilates  by Women's Health

Seacore Pilates • Reformer • Barre - Angelique Furr

Photo cred : Seacore

LEISURE.

Local. Leisure. Love. 
Is travel on your 2020 must do list? We love travel and getting away, even for a weekend, can recharge the battery. Want to know a secret? When the locals of the northern Outer Banks want to get away, we go to Ocracoke. We like to keep it local. :) 

Need more info on your future Ocracoke getaway? We found this great travel guide to help you start dreaming of your vacation.  

Essential First Visit Guide to Ocracoke Island  by Mikkel and Dan of Sometimes Home

LIFESTYLE.

What's Your 2020 Word of the Year?
New Year, New YOU? Ugh! Between you and me, we’re not fans of this catch phrase AT ALL. In fact, we searched high and low for an article that focuses on the present you, not the new you.  But, where did we find the most inspiring words? On our own Zen&Zip website, located under “About Us.” 

“We strive to serve a woman who enjoys where she is in life and chooses to thrive there.”

When looking for words to describe our year ahead, we decided on THRIVE. In the process, we went down a scary and dramatic internet rabbit hole and stopped when we found this sarcastic gem of an article! 

Abbey's Road: The Year of the 2020 Word  This author might just be our spirit animal.
 

Events you don't want to miss...

The Annual Duck Wine & Food Festival - TICKETS on SALE
Where: ONLINE
When: Friday, January 31st at midnight (*technically 2/01/2020)

*Go online when the clock strikes midnight to get your tickets! Don't delay, they won't last long!
 
Love on the Run 5 Valentine's Vineyard Run
Where: Sanctuary Vineyard, Jarvisburg
When: Saturday, February 8th, 8am to 1pm

*Start your day with a run or walk with your sweetheart (or maybe find one on the course)! This scenic trail runs through the vineyard, under the trees, and along the sound, leading back to the winery for the post-race wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting party!

Z&Z Galentine's Day Party
Where: Zen & Zip
When: Saturday, February 15th starting at 11am

*Join us to celebrate the month of love with all of our favorite things: chocolate, bubbles, and girlfriends!

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