fitU is our lifestyle program. Simply put, we’re going to show you how to live a healthy lifestyle.
During fitU, you’ll lay the foundatoin for lifelong habits with a support system of your peers and accountability from professional coaches over the eight week session.
The goal of fitU is to strengthen nutrition and fitness education in our community and for you to #learnitforlife. Your learning doesn’t end at Graduation – rather, you continue to build upon the habits you formed during the program and maintain a positive relationship with nutrition and fitness for the rest of your life.
Plus, the top three graduates each get $300 to fit-flavors!
The fitU coaches will be there for you every step of the way, providing real world, actionable advice and support on how to live a healthy lifestyle.
With enrollment in fitU, you’re automatically added to the private fitU Facebook group where you’ll get accountability and support from the coaches, your peers, and all fitU alumni on a daily basis.
It’s easy to show up to exercise when you have a team of people cheering you on.
You’ll learn everything you need to know about what your body uses for energy, macronutrients, how much to eat, portion control, how to decipher nutrition labels and ingredient lists, food marketing, fad diets, and an easy to implement, sustainable nutrition philosophy from Allison Lesko, Licensed and Registered Dietitian.
You’ll learn how to structure your meals and snacks for the entire day, why it’s important to eat smaller, more frequent meals, and actionable tips for eating on the go and at restaurants from Allison Lesko, Licensed and Registered Dietitian.
You’ll learn how to record your energy intake on My Fitness Pal and track your progress over time to help you stay accountable and reach your wellness goals from Allison Lesko, Licensed and Registered Dietitian.
You’ll learn how to build a flavor profile for different cuisines, prepare a complex dish with advanced cooking techniques, prepare a simple dish with ingredients you always have in your pantry, cook bright, crunchy vegetables, saute, bake juicy chicken breasts and burgers, make a rice pilaf, bake fries, and portion your meal components from fit-flavors founder Jillian Tedesco and fit-flavors’ Executive Chef Chris Tucker. You’ll also get a family dinner with your fitU class that evening!
You’ll learn about different knives and knife cuts and prepare all the components of an Asian inspired dish through hands-on practice with your own knife from Executive Chef Chris Tucker and other team members from the fit-flavors kitchen.
You’ll learn how to navigate every section of the grocery store efficiently and shop for the recipes covered in the Cooking Demo by Executive Chef Chris Tucker, founder Jillian Tedesco, and Licensed and Registered Dietitian Allison Lesko.
This is basically your healthy lifestyle bible. It contains:
Free shirts are the best shirts.
Hang this on your wall after the eight week session as a constant reminder of your hard work, habits formed, and newfound healthy lifestyle to keep you accountable over the long term.
Beyond feeling confident and overjoyed with your new sustainable mindset towards health and wellness, you’ll also see physical changes in your body over the course of fitU. The coaches will track your progress over the eight week session and share your results at graduation – this is not the primary focus of fitU, but undoubtedly a nice bonus.
During the eight week program, you’ll recieve the equivalent of a 15% discount to fit-flavors and The Smoothie Bar.
The top 3 grads each get $300 to fit-flavors and The Smoothie Bar. Top grads are determined through attendance, sportsmanship, and physical transformation.
Jillian Tedesco is the founder and owner of fit-flavors and The Smoothie Bar. Jillian began fit-flavors out of her home as a personal trainer, simply cooking for her clients, in 2009 and later attended culinary school. She enjoys workouts with her training partners, yoga, fashion, golf, and being a mom and wife.
Allison Lesko is the Licensed and Registered Dietitian at fit-flavors. After getting her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Saint Louis University, Allison went on to complete her dietetic internship at Lenore-Rhyne University in North Carolina, completed various rotations in Dallas, TX, and obtained a certificate in Childhood Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Allison joined the fit-flavors team in 2015 and developed the nutrition coaching program where she creates customized meal plans for her clients based on their individual goals.
Chris Tucker is the Executive Chef of fit-flavors. He has over 20 years of experience in the food industry and is passionate about cooking, weight lifting, and helping others live a healthy lifestyle.
Ryan Hansen is a local fitness professional with over 5 years of industry experience and the owner and founder of PRYMAL.
Kelly Pollman is a local fitness professional with over 10 years of industry experience.
“I love that the staff at fit-flavors walks the walk and are so open about showing everyone else how to do the same. I always felt welcome at every class and feel like I have the tools to live a healthier life. My family is already benefiting from my meal prep and planning and I make better decisions about what I put on my plate. Absolutely awesome!”
-Spring 2017 grad
“I loved fitU and would recommend it to anyone who wants to keep exercise and nutrition interesting and informative. The various programs – from spinning to Yoga to boot camp – helped me stay motivated as each event is different. I liked the Knife Skills Class as I have never been taught how to cook so many vegetables. This will help me in my goal to plan meals. The knowledge and skills of the teachers is impressive!”
-Spring 2017 grad
“This program has truly changed my life!”
-Spring 2017 grad