Outdoor Ice Skating

It's the season for ice skating in Forest Park. I love this activity, especially as part of a merry group. See ya there?

Steinberg only accepts cash, so come prepared unless you don't mind using their ATMs. I believe admission plus skate rental is $10 (if you have your own skates, it's $6)

Beetnik Foods Presents: Gourmet Paleo Cooking Demo

This Meetup is hosted by our executive chef & founder David Perkins of Le Cordon Blue-Paris for anyone interested in learning how to prepare grass-fed beef cuts. Come join us at our in-house test kitchen for a night filled with cooking demos, free food & beverage. Looking forward to exploring paleo cuisine with everybody.

This demo is limited to 25 attendees.

Weekly Primal Social and New Member Welcome — AND BOOK SHARE

NOTE (added Jan 4): This week we will be having a book share. If you have any paleo-related books that you'd like to lend out or trade, please bring them to spread the good word and help those new to paleo with their transition this healthy lifestyle. Cook books are especially encouraged. Also, a suggested topic for discussion is the application of paleo principles to other lifestyle habits outside of diet/exercise. If you have any questions or thoughts on this topic, we'd love to hear them!

Homo sapiens is a social animal and socializing is a super important part of the primal lifestyle (perhaps more important than the diet and exercise components). Plus, keeping primal can be tough, so keeping a good social support network is a key to success.

This is also a great chance for new or inactive members to come out to meet some of the regulars, learn from them, and make new friends. If you have been curious about this group but haven't pulled the trigger on coming to a meetup, we really encourage you to come out!!!

Note that this is a weekly meetup, so there will be plenty of opportunities to make it out!

We'll be meeting at the HotPot Smoothie Shop, a great primal-friendly spot in Kirkwood. From their website:  “Hotpot Smoothie Shop combines the health and excitement of Asian influenced cuisine with a casual corner coffee shop.  Focusing on natural and responsibly sourced ingredients Hotpot Smoothie shop will offer breakfast and luncheon foods prepared to order.  From delicious rice and noodle dishes to gluten free crepes and freshly made sandwiches; the emphasis is on supplying a unique, alternative to everyday dining.  In addition, a full line of artisan organic tea and coffee drinks, and a health conscious smoothie bar will add further value to the establishment.”

In response to the Paleo/Primal crowd, they have added roasted sweet potatoes as a choice to their Hot Pot bowls (instead of noodles or rice) and many daily specials are Primal friendly.

Free Fitness Classes through Lilly Steele Fitness

I wanted to suggest a few of my fitness classes for events. I am a personal trainer and aerialist who is opening a new fitness studio in St. Louis.

My first week of classes are starting on the 7th and each of the classes that first week are free! Below is the current weekly schedule but if these classes fill up I will add more because space is limited. The week of the opening (January 7th-12th) is FREE!

5:30 pm -HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training
12:30-1pm -Aerial Yoga Lunch Time Mini (Includes a banana and trailmix)
1 -1:30 pm -Aerial Yoga Lunch Time Mini (Includes a banana and trailmix)
5:30 pm -Ballet Body Boot Camp
5:30 pm -Aerial Yoga

Because space is limited it is important, for anyone who wants to attend class, to sign up on my website. https://lillysteelefitness.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php

I hope to see you all in class!

2013 Group Paleo Kickstart

This is a chance for newcomers to get moving on a whole foods/paleo diet and veterans to tighten the reigns after the holidays. There are several formats to this event, ranging in price from completely free to $99.

Those who wish to have generous amounts of external support should set aside $99, which will buy the following components:

*Cookbook and nutrition guide “Practical Paleo” by Diane Sanfilippo
*In-person grocery store tour led by me (!)
*Weekly newsletter containing recipes and resources
*Before and after body and health assessments

For those who wish to “tag along,” please do! Your joining this meetup means more support and solidarity for everyone involved. Everyone who RSVPs will receive a PDF containing “the rules” of the Kickstart and other free support materials.

Please don't hesitate to message me with questions/concerns


Read more here: http://www.rebornsuccess.com/

~Alex ([masked])

Paleo 108 with Mary Kay Martin + Paleo Potluck

Mary Kay will talk about her journey to eliminate toxins and processed products from her life. She will focus on how this journey has affected her health and well-being.

She has recently started making her own products from natural ingredients, and has learned a lot through experimentation!

She adds that, “I’ve been making all natural products for my own use for a few years now and I noticed that the addition of coconut oil as a moisturizer made a huge difference in my texture of my skin. I started making a hard lotion and loved how it kept my skin from drying out. From there it progressed to other skin care products and even toothpaste.”

Bring your questions, and bring your appetite! It will be a fun event! 🙂

If you're new to the group, we'd love to see you join us at the event! Just stop by and say “hello!”

After the discussion, we'll have a paleo potluck. Please feel free to bring your favorite paleo dish! Or, just bring yourself! There's always plenty of food to go around.

Ancestral Health Society of NZ Symposium October Queenstown

This event was amazing 2 years ago, and the next one is now scheduled!
With speakers coming from Europe, UK, USA, Canada, and Australia, as well as plenty of home-grown New Zealand talent, this a truly international event. Our presenters will cover a range of topics, including nutrition, medicine, psychology, movement and physical activity, including theory, and in some cases, practical application, discussing the evolutionary origins of disease, modern biological mismatches, and how the knowledge of the past might inform us on both the problems of present, and those of the future.

We are pleased to welcome the return of a few 2015 favourites, Professor Felice Jacka, Dallas Hartwig, Steph Gaudreau, and Darryl Edwards, as well as some exciting new speakers for 2017, including Katy Bowman, Pilar Gerasimo, Grace Liu, and Tim Gerstmar.
Here is a link to the event information and registration

Kombucha Brewing Workshop

Making Kombucha can be as easy as making your own soda – except you won't need a fancy soda machine. Join us in Emeryville! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/LFN_KBC  

Have you heard of Kombucha, the beverage the ancient Chinese called the “Immortal Health Elixir?” It’s been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like improving digestion, boosting energy and helping your immune system. It is made from sweetened tea that’s been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (a SCOBY, a.k.a. “mother” because of its ability to reproduce, or “mushroom” because of its appearance). By brewing your own Kombucha, you save money that would be otherwise spent on commercially produced Kombucha and get to play around with your favorite flavors! 

* Participants will receive a Kombucha Brewing Kit including a SCOBY, starter liquid and an illustrated “how to” guide.

• What is Kombucha?

• Benefits and Myths of Kombucha

• How to Brew Your Own Kombucha at Home?


• Kombucha Tasting!

Tree Flow

Join us for a session of running, climbing and flowing with the trees of Central Park.

Grocery Store Field Trip

Get tips on budgeting, convenience, and optimal choices at three area grocery stores (Schnucks, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods) centrally located in Brentwood.

This is a great resource for newcomers to paleo to see what the diet looks like in the real world. It's also a fine opportunity for paleo veterans to see how a fellow veteran sources their food and finds good deals.

$20 if you bring a paying friend