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Kick off Spring ‘16 with 16 Events

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When we (the co-owners) look over the start of 2016 until now (summer 2016), we simply confirm our level of craziness. How could we possibly have crammed 16 + events in less than 5 months?! We wanted this spring to be full of our old favorites (like Power Hour sessions and our annual 6 Week Total Body Challenge), but we also wanted to include some new and different events for our community as well. So, we did it all. And it’s (briefly) summarized below!

SPRING EVENTS:

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3 different “Power Hour” sessions (Jan, Feb, April) featuring a 90 minute mash-up of our methods, classes, and teachers

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Novo Turns 2 (March) – Two, two-hour sessions of the pow{h}er method, featuring a variety of teachers, a live DJ, and the method’s creator, Amy Weber. Our biggest Novo party yet, complete with a huge sale, refreshments, giveaways, and Juice Bar Columbus!

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Buti Yoga Certification (Jan) – Novo hosted a 3-day intensive Buti Yoga certification, which included classes taught by master teacher trainer Tara Winterhalter.

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Spring Challenge (April-May) – our third annual “Spring Into Summer Total Body Challenge,” with 68 participants, losing a collective 400+ inches. Third place winner was Stephanie (9.5 in), second place was Margaret (10.5 in), and our first place winner was Dani, with an amazing 11 inches! Congrats to each of our participants, and especially our winners!

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Open House for Small Business Week (May) – Novo opened it’s doors for free classes, giveaways, and huge sales in our Barre Boutique.

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Mother/Daughter tap n’ pow{h}er class (May) – Open to clients and their mothers or daughters, Jessica taught a fun and challenging class on Mother’s Day weekend.

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Columbus Regional Health Fair (Jan) – Novo represented at the fair with information and giveaways, and we were thrilled to meet so many employees of Columbus Regional.

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Buti with the Bacons (Feb)- Co-owners (maiden name – “Bacon”) co-taught a one hour killer Buti Yoga class.

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CSU Buti Yoga Night: A private Buti Yoga class just for our college students!

WORKSHOPS:

FullSizeRender (35)doTERRA workshop (Feb)- Focusing on medicinal uses of doTERRA essential oils, featuring Dr. Varner. Clients sampled oils and made their own hand sanitizer sprays using natural ingredients and essential oils.

form focused BarreAmped workshop (Feb, April) for new clients – breaking down the key form cues for our most commonly used Barre exercises.

2 sessions of Buti Breakdown (Feb) – a 45 minute workshop focusing on commonly used poses in Buti Yoga, followed by a 45 minute Buti Yoga express class to apply techniques from workshop.

FUNDRAISERS:

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Barre Blowout fundraiser for Jasper (April) – Novo partnered with Kerry Mac Salon for a “Barre Blowout” (a barreamped class followed by a wash and style at the salon) to raise money for a local child fighting cancer.

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Barre Bro fundraiser for William (Feb) – Our favorite date night returned, with our clients bringing their men to the barre for a workout. All proceeds went to Mitochondrial Disease Awareness, in honor of one of our client’s child who passed away due to this disease.

Compassion International Sunday (May)- Novo offered incentives for clients to sponsor a child internationally through Compassion International, which is a child-advocacy ministry striving to free children from economic, social, and physical poverty (find our more here: http://www.compassion.com/about/what-is-compassion.htm). Multiple children were sponsored, and Novo (as a community) “adopted” a child to sponsor as well!

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Buti Glo (March) –  Novo’s first class totally in the dark, complete with black lights and glow in the dark paint! All proceeds went to Prevent Blindness Georgia.

Adding to the business (and excitement) of this spring, Novo reached its all-time high in attendance, memberships, and weekly classes. We expanded our spring schedule to include 43 classes each week, with classes reaching record-breaking numbers. And thankfully, we had new teachers to help us through this busiest time! We were thrilled to welcome Janine and Meghan for BarreAmped, Morgan and Haley for Buti Yoga, and Lauren for tap n’ pow{h}er. 

With a spring this awesome, we know summer at Novo will be even better (if that’s possible). Join us this summer for sweating, shaking, and changing your mind, mood, and body!