Not all smoothie bars are created equal. There’s a switch afoot at Chuze Fitness and it’s all because we want to offer our members the best options for recovery. The expanded offerings at the Chuze Fitness smoothie bar now include whole foods, organic, and 100% GMO-free options. You can choose from everything from purees (with no sugar added) and chocolates and peanut butters, to proteins and natural supplements—everything just as nature intended it to be!
It’s All About Nutrition
We’re often so focused on reaching goals through increasing our physical activity. We sometimes forget that nutrition, particularly post workout recovery, plays the most important role in reaching the finish line.
Eliminating processed foods, artificial sweeteners, and going 100% GMO free ensures our recovery shakes are packed with the perfect nutritional composition to help your body recover from your sweat sesh at Chuze.
We know that it’s tough to think about nutrition all the time. We’ve eliminated the guesswork for you during the most critical time of the entire day to eat: right after your workout. You can rest assured that what you’re getting with us is nothing but what’s best for your body.
All the Good Stuff and Flavors for Days…Without the Bad Stuff!
What’s in our shakes? Actually, it’s really about what’s not in them. There is no added sugar of any kind and no high fructose corn syrup. You won’t find trans fats, preservatives, or additives in our shakes either. Artificial colors or dyes? Never. GMOs? As if!
But, don’t worry, this doesn’t mean we’re not having any fun—we’ve got flavors for everyone! Try our delectable Chocolate Frosty made with your choice of organic milk, delicious Ghirardelli chocolate, and 20 grams of chocolate whey protein. It’s so delicious, you won’t believe it’s good for you. Our Chocolate Thinny Mint plays off our favorite Girl Scout cookies (OK, we love them all) and it’s like sipping your dessert through a straw. (A plus: Peppermint has been proven to decrease appetite.) Or, for our coffee lovers, there’s Java Jolt, which is likely one of the healthiest, most balanced iced coffees on the planet! Bulking? Mo Mass is the shake for you.
You’ll discover a full menu of meal replacement options, organic vegetable-based options, and much more. There’s also a whole line of Veggie Fusion choices for refueling and detoxing. Kids will go crazy for Cookie Monster or Strawberry Shortcake which is packed with antioxidants and an excellent source of Vitamin C. So, after your workout, and you pick them up from the on-site Kids Club, treat them to a healthy smoothie too!
Smoothies Improve Your Workout and Your Recovery
When you have put in the time and effort at the gym, you and your body need to be restored and replenished. If you’re looking to really lose fat, you need to replace the calories you’ve burned during the workout immediately afterward. Whether your goal is burning fat, building muscle or both, your body uses its stored sugar (glycogen) as its first fuel source. This glycogen needs to be present in your body in order to burn fat, so we need to continually replace our stored energy throughout the day—especially after a workout. This keeps our bodies in an anabolic or “muscle-saving” state. (Remember, muscle burns fat!) Most people are focused intensely on weight loss– they should be focused on fat loss! Do you want to lose weight if it means you’re losing muscle? No! The only thing that saves your muscles and targets fat after a workout is proper post workout recovery.
Okay, so why shakes? Why are they perfect for post workout recovery? Two reasons: simple sugars (in the form of GMO-free fruit and organic veggies) & fast digesting, bio available, protein (in the form of whey protein). All of our shakes are packed with the right composition of simple sugars and fast digesting protein. This will prevent your body from burning up your muscle in its attempt to recover from your workout. If you don’t eat after a hard workout, you are going to lose muscle—plain and simple. Post workout recovery shakes rescue your muscles which allows your body to target burning the fat your body doesn’t need and you don’t want!
All of our shakes, in all categories, will help refuel your depleted glycogen stores if the drinks are consumed within 30 minutes after your workout. Stopping by our smoothie bar makes it easy for you to stay on top of your health while avoiding the hormones, GMOs and other “bad stuff.” So, check out our new menu today, and let us help take care of you—after you’ve put in the work on the gym floor, of course! Chuze Blends available at our San Diego CA gym, Rancho Cucamonga CA gym, Corona CA gym, Anaheim CA gym, Broomfield CO gym, and South Monaco CO gym!
Ani is the Vice President of Fitness at Chuze Fitness and oversees the group fitness and team training departments. She’s had a 25+ year career in club management, personal training, group exercise and instructor training. Ani lives with her husband and son in San Diego, CA and loves hot yoga, snowboarding and all things wellness.
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