What are Energy Balls and what are the benefits?

"Energy balls are pretty much the perfect snack."

Energy balls have a satiating combination of protein, good carbs, healthy fats, and high in fiber. Each ball offers you between 100-250 calories depending on the ingredients. Also, energy balls are portable, so they are the perfect healthy on-the-go snack before or after your workout!

What are the benefits of energy balls?

They are full with nutrients, made with super food and whole food, high in protein, healthy carbs, fats, and fiber, which helps build lean muscle mass, boost energy and aid weight maintenance. Essentially, they are simply the guilt-free, energy hit and the perfect snack!

When is the best time to eat energy balls?

Pre-gym: Have a bite before your workout for maximum and sustained energy.
Post-gym: After exercise, your muscles are like sponges. Energy balls contain protein and other important nutrients that will help to repair and replenish your post-workout body.
Between meals: Snacking can be dangerous sometimes, so make sure you have a healthy snack near you like the energy balls - they can help you conquer the hunger with guilt-free.
3 PM: When you are tired and stressed it’s easy to go climbing the walls in search of a sugar hit! Keep these babies on hand and you’ll satisfy any craving with a nourishing snack!

How many balls you should be consuming per day?

“Everything in moderation.”, says Oscar Wilde. Too much of anything is never good for your body, so make sure you don’t overeat energy balls even though it’s healthy but some recipes can have high calories. So if you over-consume them, you might end up having too many calories in a day with no realization.

 

Read on for a mixture of our favourite healthy and tasty recipe that will help you energized before/after your workout.

Chia Banana Oat Cookies Balls (102 kcal/ball)

  • Banana
  • Chia seed
  • Oat
  • Almond
  • Chocolate chip
  • Coconut flake

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites (106 kcal/ball)

  • Pumpkin
  • Walnut
  • Date
  • Peanut
  • Almond
  • Raisin
  • Cinnamon

Matcha Chia (96 kcal/ball)

  • Green tea powder
  • Chia seed
  • Cashew nut
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut flake

Acai Superfood Bite (85 kcal/ball)

  • Acai powder
  • Almond
  • Date
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut flake

Guarana (104 kcal/ball)

  • Guarana powder
  • Date
  • Peanut butter
  • Chia seed
  • Coconut flake

Questions or comments? please email us HERE Looking for healthy & tasty energy balls? Check out our kitchen, Absolute Fit Food


Hip Hop Thursday Ride By Gift

Hip Hop Thursday Ride

Are you looking for a Hip Hop night? Absolute Cycle is here for you. Let’s tap it back through your Thursday night with Gift as she brings together all the Hip Hop and underground hits in the room.

SEP 14th, 2017

7.30 PM

Amarin

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How Mimi & Zuzi made it to the podium at Absolute Cycle

Today we got a chance to talk with Mimi and Zuzi, our Rockstar sister instructors at Absolute Cycle. They both share an inspiring story about their journey to the podium.

Mimi: My journey to Absolute Cycle didn’t come from my interest in the first place. I tried RPM and normal spin classes before, but I didn’t fall in love with it. When I saw Absolute You introduce Rhythm Cycling, I wasn’t sure what it was exactly, but I gave it a try because I trust the brand. My first class was with Dan at theCOMMONs. It was really tough for me as I didn’t have much cardio endurance, but when Dan started the moves, the dancing on the bike, the loud music and the amazing lighting, all I could think was...

“Yes, This is what I’m looking for!”

I walked out of the room with a big smile, ready for the next class. I kept going back for more. Eventually, I got the rhythm in every pedal stroke. Then, in March 2017, I auditioned to be an Absolute Cycle instructor and it was the best decision I ever made.


My background was typical. I used to hate working out. My previous career was a normal office job. When I worked in the office, my weight went up dramatically...During the first year, I gained 5 kg, then the next year I gained another 8 kg. It reached the point where I felt like “OK, I need to do something about this.” So I started adjusting my diet, eating cleaner and healthier. I did that for about a year, just focusing on my diet. After around 6 months, I had dropped approximately 8 kg and then my weight stabilized. I woke up one day and thought that I need to do something else to transform my body. So, I decided to do yoga here at Absolute You. My ex-boss was actually the one who recommended it. He was an Absolute You customer from the very beginning, so I trusted him! I enjoyed yoga at the time but I still wanted to explore more of what Absolute You had to offer.

Being an instructor is another level - we have to be a rider, an instructor, an entertainer, and definitely an inspiration. The training is 5 hours per day, 5 days a week, I learnt a lot - we made new friends and we had fun together. There has never been a day that I wanted to give up. Every day I worked to improve more and more. It’s not easy - but the hard work doesn’t feel as hard when you get to do something that you love and feel passionate about.

Zuzi: I used to hate working out just like Mimi. My previous company had a fitness club membership benefit but I never used it. I tried going to the park to run but ended up just walking around. Exercise and I were like garlic and vampires!

My sister has always been my motivation, she pushed and dragged me to sweat with her at Absolute Cycle. However, my first class at Absolute Cycle didn’t go so well...I fell off the bike! I was really focused as I wanted to get all the moves right like other riders in the room but I guess I didn’t have good balance. After class, I said to myself that I’m not coming back again, it was so tiring. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! Mimi dragged me back to the class until I got addicted to it. One day, she said to me that she wanted to quit her job and becoming an Absolute Cycle instructor. At that time, I was a global customer service at a big corporate firm. All of my colleagues said that I’m too energetic and lively to do an office job. Seeing my sister following her passion is really inspiring. I love music and dancing as much as she does, so it didn’t take me long to decide to give up my job too and join my sister.

I recently started teaching and I can honestly say this is the best job I’ve ever had. The best moment of every class is when the riders come to share their experience afterwards. Now my time is more flexible, I get to do whatever makes me happy and most importantly I get to spend more time with my family. I could never be more thankful for this opportunity that Absolute Cycle had given me.


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