Just a reminder, the new Monday morning schedule going forward has Step at 735 am, Training at 835, Yoga at 935. We still have 6 am Coed, 430 training, and 530 pm Step. We will be open for everything Monday, MLK Day.


Preserving memories with photos, and looking back on those snapshots knowing they captured how great you were feeling takes just a little effort and practice. Think long lines, triangles, side poses, use of props, and showing off your curves (or guns!)  This fun article makes it easy.

Look-Good-Photos-Bonnie-Rodriguez-KrzywickiPhotography Major Shares 30 Easy Tips That Make Anyone Look Way Better In Photos – Bored PandaBonnie Rodríguez Krzywicki is trying to show people that being photogenic is not something you are; it’s something you become. And she’s doing one hell of a job. Bonnie has been sharing easy tips, explaining how to feel and look more comfortable in front of the camera on her Instagram for quite some time now, and they have already earned her over 621,000


We will be open for all training and classes, Monday, MLK Day. We will not have training Thurs evening or Friday morning (Thurs Jan 20 pm and Fri Jan 21 am). We will still have training/step, etc Thurs morning and of course, 6 am coed and the afternoon sessions that Friday. 

Jen will do a special 830 am Yoga class Friday!


Every time we post about anything Covid-related on our business FB page we lose about 5 ‘likes,’ but you can’t teach somebody something they don’t want to know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

If, however, you would like to contribute to the normalization of society—the most critical factors being a decrease in the patient loads in our hospitals and the return of students to classroom learning—then testing is one of the tools you could employ. It’s not always perfect, especially at the beginning of exposure to the Omicron variant, but all of the tools together can make a difference, just as wearing seatbelts/obeying speed limits/stopping at red lights/DWI checkpoints can all make a difference in traffic-related deaths.

Covid isn’t going away, but learning to live with it means making an effort to minimize ​its impact. Businesses can’t run with sick employees and teachers can’t teach if they’re bedridden.

If you can’t vaccinate, at least properly mask, and if you won’t mask, then testing and social distancing are simple ways to make a difference.

There are people who will be sick with Covid who assume they just have a sinus infection and end up needlessly exposing others. Free testing allows you to find out your status early enough to make an impact. It allows you to return to your favorite activities without worry you are exposing friends/family to C-19. These tests are free, no shipping costs, and no credit card required.  

(And Fake tests, too: Please be aware that the State of NM is investigating fake pop-up testing sites. In Alamogordo you can get a valid Covid-19 test at Walgreens, Champion Urgent Care and the GCRMC Outpatient Pharmacy – Free at-home COVID-19 testsEvery home in the U.S. can soon order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests will be completely free—there are no shipping costs and you don’t need to enter a credit card


Double the batch (but maybe not your serving!) These tasty muffins freeze well!


  • 1 cup (100 g) old-fashioned rolled oats (see note)
  • 1 cup (227 g) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup (57 g) butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup (71 g) granulated sugar or honey
  • 3/4 cup (107 g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (70 g) dried cranberries or raisins (optional)


1.                  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners or grease the muffin cups. Set aside..

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the oatmeal, applesauce, milk, egg, vanilla, butter and sugar. Set aside.
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt (and cranberries or raisins if using). Make a well in the center and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir until just combined (don’t overmix or the muffins will be dense and dry). The muffin batter texture might be a bit different (wetter?) than other muffin batters but no fear, carry on!
  1. Distribute the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Don’t overbake or the muffins will be dry.
  1. Remove the muffins to a rack to cool completely. Once cool, I place 6-9 muffins in a large freezer ziploc bag, suck all the air out (oh yes I do) and seal the bag, then freeze, pulling them out one by one to stick in my kids lunches or warm slightly for a snack.
  1. nutrition information: serving: 1 muffin, calories: 131kcal, carbohydrates: 19g, protein: 3g, fat: 6g, saturated fat: 4g, cholesterol: 14mg, sodium: 140mg, fiber: 2g, sugar: 8g


Freezable: I always double this recipe because they freeze so well! Oats: quick oats can be subbed for old-fashioned oats (I prefer the texture of old-fashioned oats); steel cut oats do not work well in this recipe.

©Mel’s Kitchen Cafe — 

applesauce oat muffin in paper wrapper on wire rackApplesauce Muffins {Simple and Healthy} | Mel’s Kitchen CafeIn a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt (and cranberries or raisins if using). Make a well in the center and pour in the applesauce
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