feature friday: westchester mma & fitness.

Happy CHILLLLLLLLLY Friday! Let’s face it – we’ve all overindulged even just a bit these past few months with the holiday season. Now that the 2015 is upon us, and New Year Resolutions are in full effect, check out today’s feature on local business, Westchester Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness – why knot?!


*Information as submitted by WMMA&F:

Company Name- Westchester Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness

Website- www.westchestermmafit.com

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/WestchesterMMA

Contact #/Email- 914-244-8888 (Business Number) / raleighwmmafit@gmail.com

Business Description-
Westchester MMA Fit is a one of a kind Martial Arts and Fitness center. We offer classes for children ages 3 and up. We also have the most fitness classes offered by any school of our kind in the area. We have Cardio Kickboxing, Koga, Cross Camp, and Fitness Impact Training classes in addition to our regular MMA and Jiu-Jitsu classes that are a cardio workout in themselves as well. We are a community school. Everyone here is supportive of each other and we support the community through events and classes to improve lives.

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Wedding Services Offered-
Our services aren’t specifically designed for weddings, but our fitness classes are offered everyday and at plenty of convenient times to make sure everyone can improve at their pace and on their schedule. We revolutionize bodies, creating fit, tone, happy, and healthy clients. Many of our clients come to us trying to look their best on their big day, and I don’t think a single one of them has ever been disappointed by the results.

Other Services Offered-
We also offer Massage packages, Personal Training, Kids Classes, Kids Birthdays, and more!

Short & Sweet Advice for the Brides-
Come let us help you look your best in your dress! And it’s never too soon to start reaching your goals.

Additional Info-
Location: 333N Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco, NY, 10549
[In the same complex at Grand Prix NY]


A big thanks to Westchester Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness  for sharing their vendor information with us. Stay tuned for a FIT-giveaway you won’t want to miss. (hint: it’ll make next Monday morning a lot better!) Be sure you are following us on all of our social media accounts to enter!

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slt-ing with mrs. why knot.

I did it! I survived my first SLT class at SLT Rye Brook! Now you may remember a previous post about this fab fitness studio that is catching on to all local residents since making it’s debut in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center.


A friend of mine swears by SLT which made me even more pumped to try out a class that she was taking. I was even more excited since I had been wanting to try out a class with instructor Marisa after hearing so much hype about how great she is! Want to know my thoughts? Here is the good and the ‘sore’ of it!

First off, I LOVE the layout of the studio. With a fitness class like SLT, which focuses on strengthening, lengthening and toning, it is awesome that the setting is meant for a small group. You each get your own ‘megaformer’ – pilates type workout machine. Marisa quickly showed me how to use the machine (which is actually not nearly as hard as it looks by the way.) She was also really good about helping me change the spring system based on the moves she was calling out. The megaformer takes a little getting used to but in a good way. I liked having the ability to work off my own machine and eventually could notice even just at the end of one session, how I became more familiar and comfortable using it.

It was 50 minutes of an intense, full-body workout that was as challenging as you wanted to make it. Marisa often referred her more advanced SLT-ers to amp up their workout by changing up their form or switching up their moves in a more challenging way. She was equally as helpful to new students and would come over and correct my form when necessary (and yes, I needed it!.)

The only thing that made Marisa’s instructing even better was the music! Loud, fast, beats coupled with her amazing motivating voice and encouraging words definitely helped keep me focused and pushing myself. She made everyone feel comfortable in her class and made waking up on a Saturday morning and spending it at SLT worth my while.

I will say this – I began feeling sore the following day but the day after that was even more. It was a good sore – and all over body sore and one that makes you realize how many muscles you actually did work out in such a short time period. Where else can you do that? Most times people want a quick fix and fast results. Walking on a treadmill for hours upon hours never made me feel the way I did after my first SLT class. It was challenging, fun, motivating and most of all – QUICK! The time flew by so fast! Looking forward to my next class. Thank you SLT Rye Brook and Marisa!

If you haven’t already – definitely check in to taking a class. Tell them Mrs. Why Knot sent you! Check back soon for a surprise collaboration from Mrs. Why Knot + SLT Rye Brook – why knot?!

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Guest blog post by Angela Claire Fitness:

Are you always “on the go”? Find yourself always in a rush, that you constantly find yourself storing food in your bag or eating in your car? The most common question that my clients ask me “what are healthy foods I can snack on?”. As a clean eater, you want to lean towards whole foods and nothing processed. So finding things to snack on that are not processed and not packaged is hard to find. However, as long as you prepare ahead of time and pack the night before the following day, there shouldn’t be any stress!

Check out the following recipes and snack ideas for those on the go!
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eat clean (+bonus recipe!)


Finally!! Spring time….the sun is out, the birds are chirping and the tank tops are out of the closet. It’s time to step up our diet and exercise routine a notch. And what better way to stay committed and motivated than the always-so-fun-bathing-suit-shopping. Diet is KEY with maintaining health, wellness and weight. You could be working out every second of the day, but without a balanced diet, you are sabotaging your own progress. It’s all about clean eating.

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fit @ home.

March is almost done! And can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday we were trying to figure out New Years Eve plans and rushing around to find the tightest dress! Most importantly, we were writing down a list of New Years Resolutions. Let me be the first to remind you of the goals you set two months ago and check in to see how your progress is going!

Spring is around the corner! And yes we still have a few more cold fronts to dodge.  However don’t let the weather set you back from reaching your goals. Yes the weather is gross and all we feel like doing is wearing sweats, vegging out, and watching re runs of Real Housewives. But there are no excuses! Especially when we have goals set. Don’t feel like making the trip to the gym? No fear! Here are some exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. No equipment needed!

1) Standing Side Crunch – Stand with feet shoulder width apart, and make a fist with your right hand overhead, extend left arm at side. Shift weight to left leg and raise right knee out to side as you bend right elbow, crunching it toward inside of right thigh. And repeat. Do 20 reps and switch sides for 4 sets each.

2) Glute Lift– Position yourself on all fours and pulls abs in so your back is flat. Raise right knee to hip height behind you, foot flexed, and lower to start position. Do 20 reps. Switch legs and repeat for 4 sets each.

3) Full Extension – Lie face up with knees bent over hips and extend arms overhead. Crunch up as you reach for your hands toward feet. Extend legs a few inches off the ground in front of you as you extend arms overhead. Crunch up as you bend knees, placing weight back on ankles to return to starting position. Do 20 reps for 4 sets.

4) Stationary Lunge – Stand with your legs staggered, your right foot about two feet in front of your left. Bend your knees to lower your body until your right thigh is parallel and your shin is perpendicular to the floor. Straighten your legs to return to start. Do 10 reps, then switch sides and repeat 4 times.

5) Incline Push up– Get into a pushup position with your hands more than shoulder width apart on your couch or low table. Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the surface. Pause at the bottom and then push yourself back to start. Do as many reps as possible until you can not maintain form or have to stop.

6) Tricep Dips – Sit on the edge of your couch or a chair with your knees bent and your feet on the floor in front of you. Place your palms face down next to your thighs and keeping your arms straight, shift forward until your hips and butt are in front of the seat. Bend your elbows to lower your hips until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Push back to start. That is one rep. Do as many reps as possible until you can’t maintain form.

Stay tuned for more fit tips from our expert and guest blogger, Angela Claire Fitness!

giveaway monday: free personal training.

What better way to kick off Valentine’s week than with a giveaway? This week, up for grabs is a FREE personal training session with fitness competitor and certified personal trainer, Angela Claire Fitness! Angela is also the Mrs. Why Knot fitness guest blogger and we love love love the fit tips she shares with all of our readers.

Entering is simple and remember…you’ve got to be in it to win it!


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v-day alternatives.

Our Guest Blogger & Fitness Expert, Angela Claire, loves alternative gift and date ideas for Valentine’s Day. Read ’em over and drop some hints! Valentine’s Day is just a week away!


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HWTM: top tips for turkey day.

Here’s our final hostess with the mostess post- with a quadruple dose of tips from some fabulous local pros!
Heather Adessa, Best of Westchester Winner of Makeup by Heather A., shared her recommendations for the perfect holiday face:
“Being the ‘hostess with the mostess’ on Thanksgiving is a lot of work. My recommendations? Do any preparations you can prior to getting showered and ready. Once it’s makeup time, you want to use a foundation primer after your moisturizer, and then a full coverage powder.  Powder will last longer through the steam and heat from your oven and stovetop. Waterproof mascara and eyeliner won’t budge either! Keeping it simple will be your best bet”
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bridal belly blasting tips.

So your wedding is just weeks away and you want to blast your belly flab just in time for your last dress fitting. Most brides would say in order to get fit in time for their big day they started just after their engagement with a disciplined work out routine, eating right and limiting their guilty pleasure foods.

What about those brides looking to flatten their midsection just before putting on their dream dress. Wondering if there are any last minute ‘fixes’? There sure are! Read below for some go-to tips to tackling your tummy (spanx not required!)

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feature friday: fitness together.

Good morning and Happy Friday! Today, the spotlight is on Fitness Together, a one-to-one personal training studio located in Scarsdale. So read along on how the studio can help you get the bridal body you are looking for…why knot?!

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