Live Event: Wellbeing the 8fit Way

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8fit Team @ 8fit
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8fit Team @ 8fit
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Join the 8fit team of coaches for a special 2-hour digital event that includes movement, meditation, educational content, and recipe demos. We are calling this event Wellbeing the 8fit Way and during the entire two hours, we’ll be raising money for Feeding America – the United State’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Wellbeing the 8fit Way takes place on Sunday, November 8, at 10am ET / 4pm CET. To join, follow 8fit on Instagram and tune in 5 minutes before the event starts in order to wind down and prepare. Below find the full itinerary, what you’ll need to participate, how to prepare you and your space, and what you’ll get out of it.

This event is free but we encourage you to donate to Feeding America if you are able. You can do so right on Instagram during the event or at this link ahead of the event.

More about Feeding America

In a country that wastes billions of pounds of food each year, it's surprising that anyone in America goes hungry. Yet every day, there are millions of children and adults who do not get the meals they need to grow and thrive.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment has soared and food insecurity is on the rise. In 2020 more than 54 million people may face hunger because of coronavirus. We’ve selected Feeding America as our event’s charity to help fulfill their mission of getting nourishing food – from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers – to people in need.

Event Schedule

  • 10:00am - 30-minute cardio workout

  • 10:30am - Cooking session

  • 11:00am - Learn meditation

  • 11:30am - 30-minute vinyasa yoga

The entire event will be moderated by our head coach Emily.

How to prepare

This event will be 2 hours long. We suggest eating 1-2 hours before the event so that you feel energized until the end. After the cooking portion of the event, we recommend setting the meals aside for later – that is, if you’re cooking them. Of course, you can enjoy a bite during the event, but it’s best to meditate and practice yoga on a mostly empty stomach.

Other tips for preparing:

  • Hydrate


  • Prepare your space


  • Communicate with people you share your space with


  • Put phone on do-not-disturb mode


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What you’ll need

Find a space with a good internet connection and where you can enjoy the event uninterrupted. We also recommend prepping some of your recipe ingredients ahead of time if you’ll be cooking one or both of the meals with us. If you’d rather sit back and watch the cooking session like it’s Master Chef -- that’s OK too.

For the cardio workout

  • Yoga mat


  • Water 


  • Sneakers


  • Sweat towel


For recipe #1: Banana & chocolate porridge

This is the 400-calorie version of the recipes. Check your 8fit recipe book to see which variation is right for you.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup non-dairy milk, unsweetened


  • ¼ tsp cinnamon 


  • ½ tsp raw cocoa powder


  • 1 banana


  • ⅓ cup rolled oats


  • 7 almonds


  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds


Equipment

  • Stovetop or microwave


  • Small pot if cooking on the stove


  • Bowl for serving or tupperware for storage


  • Spoon 


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For recipe #2: Avocado & egg breakfast tortilla

This is the 500-calorie version of the recipes. Check your 8fit recipe book to see which variation is right for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole grain tortilla


  • ⅓ avocado


  • 3 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped


  • ½ lime


  • Pinch of salt


  • 2 eggs


  • ¼ onion


  • ¼ bell pepper


  • ½ Tbsp coconut oil


Equipment

  • Small bowl for avocado smash


  • Cutting board and knife


  • Stovetop 


  • Small skillet


  • Plate for serving or tupperware for storage


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For the meditation lesson

  • Comfortable clothes, socks for warmth 


  • Pillow or blanket (optional)


For the yoga practice

  • Comfortable clothes 


  • Yoga mat


  • Yoga block or other props you like (optional)


What you’ll get out of it

We want you to leave this 2-hour event feeling refreshed, energized, and grounded. We also hope you learned something new when it comes to preparing a healthy breakfast or starting a meditation practice. During the session, we’ll also reflect on the cause we’re raising money for and how lucky we are to feel nourished not just in the realm of nutrition, but also in the realm of mind and body.

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