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12 Days of Christmas

Here's a Recap of How Our 12 Days of Christmas Went

Sade Meeks, MS, RD


Despite the chaos of 2020, we managed to have an exciting 12 days of Christmas with our subscribers! We had a merry time, from meditating with one of our favorite yoga instructors to catching some major deals at local Nashville businesses. Don't worry if you missed out; we are here to recap.

Day 1: Meditate with Yoga Shala On day one, we got to highlight Yoga Shala, a yoga studio located in East Nashville. Cory Bryant is the Shala instructor and guides the community in the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Everyone isn't familiar with this form of yoga, so we were excited to share more about the studio. Our subscribers got the heads up that Cory was offering FREE MEDITATION on Christmas Day.

Day 2: Order Juice from InnerG Juice & Yoga Things got juicy on Day 2 because we got to feature the new Juice and Yoga studio! Inner G Juice and Yoga is described as the new-new vegan and non-dairy "milkman." They're serving up all healthy juices right to your doorstep. If you need a vitality boost and live, work, or workout in downtown Nashville, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, and Joelton, they have a Juice Box with your name on it.

Stay tuned (subscribe), so you'll be the first to know about our interview with Nielah, the InnerG Juice, and Yoga founder. We're not only going to be talking all things juice, but she will fill us in on the practice of Egyptian yoga.

Day 3: Take a walk down your favorite trail This day was full of fresh air! Nashville is home to so many parks and nature trails, so we wanted to highlight them. Not only did we shed light on our top five trails, but we also filled you in on how you can get rewards, just BY MOVING! You can get all the details at

Day 4: Share your favorite holiday recipe Sharing is caring, and on day four, we expressed our care by sharing one of our favorite recipes. Founder of nonprofit GRITS Inc. has a black bean burger recipe that we recommend adding to your home's menu. It's quick, simple, and tasty. The recipe demo is available on our YouTube channel. Move Nashville - YouTube

Day 5: Move well with Urbn Fitness The fifth day of Christmas was all about moving well, the Urbn fitness way! URBN Fitness is a goal-focused gym located in East Nashville. It was once your local CrossFit gym, but it has since evolved! You can now experience energetic, fun, and dynamic movement pairings through their core group classes, as well as complete a personalized program. We love that Urbn Fitness allows you to experience all the fun and movement for free!

They are all about helping you "look good naked" without any long-term commitments. You can learn more about their story here.

Day 6: Donate to Nashville's Community Fridge On day six, we addressed a need within the community. Food insecurity is a nationwide issue, so we're grateful that the Nashville community is doing what they can do to help address the issue locally. Nashville Community Fridge is a free resource that functions as a tool to help address the food insecurity that impacts 1 in 8 people who deal with food insecurity within Middle TN.

They are always accepting donations, so it's never too late to give. You can donate produce, bread, cheese, milk, baked goods, canned/boxed foods, baby formula, and packaged meals with listed ingredients. Donations are accepted at either of their two locations. Locations: (North) 1411 Buchanan St (East) 1111 Dickerson Pike

Day 7: Workout with 80/20 fitness Day seven was all about fitness and nutrition the 80/20 way! 80/20 is a fitness studio founded on the ideals that a healthy lifestyle requires 80% nutrition and mindset and 20% fitness. The Coaches, Kevin, and Jade, help the community find their balance through coaching, expertise, and a positive mindset. I can attest to the positivity in the studio because I got a chance to visit. You can check out the Move Nashville visit here on our youtube channel. Move Nashville - YouTube

Day 8: Leave an extra tip at a local restaurant On day eight, we wanted to encourage everyone to tip a little extra! During the pandemic, big cooperations have been getting richer, while many local businesses have struggled to keep their doors open. These are our neighbors and friends, so we wanted to make sure we took the time to encourage you to support local businesses. As we continue to go through these unprecedented times and beyond, the support keeps us Nashville Strong.

Day 9: Buy a friend a gift from TNT Goods On day nine, we were inching close to Christmas and wanted to help you with any last-minute Christmas shopping. Whether you are Christmas shopping or wanted some cool merch, TNT Goods is the place for you. TNT Goods is a Nashville-based business that specializes in creating custom accessories and handmade home decor. They offer coasters, decorative trays, trinket dishes, soap dishes, keychains, stickers, and pin-back buttons. Their buttons are completely customizable and perfect for brand awareness, conferences, festivals, special events, and gift shops.

Day 10: Visit Local Vendors at the Farmers Market The Farmers Market is open year-round, so on day ten, we wanted to share that reminder! Throughout the year, you can visit the local farmers market and find ranchers, dairy farmers, cheese-makers, bakers, food artisans, crafters, and flea merchants, as well as farm-direct products like honey, jams, jellies, and more. The Winter Shed Hours are Friday—Sunday 8 a.m.—2 p.m.

Day 11: Give to a Local Nonprofit Tis' the season of giving, so we wanted to encourage you to give a little extra on Day 8! Whether it's a smile, your time, or a monetary donation, your giving most definitely positively impacts the community. Here are some tips we share for giving wisely during the holiday season:

  1. Find a charity/organization that aligns with your values
  2. Find out where your dollar goes
  3. Keep a record of your donation
  4. Request Charity's tax-exempt letter
  5. Give generously if you can, but don't respond to pressure

Day 12: Spread some Christmas Cheer On Christmas Day, we woke up to the news of a bombing in Nashville. A… set an RV on fire. Thankfully no one was injured. It shook Nashville, at the same time, reminded us that we are a strong community. And despite the tragic news, we still managed to spread some Christmas Cheer. We are grateful for the Move Nashville community, and be sure to subscribe for updates on all things community, movement, mindfulness, and nutrition.




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