6:45 – 9:30 AM
Arrive: 6:45 am and be ready for the first arrivals.
Attire: Tropical Casual (not workout clothes). It is important that those working the floor at this time separate themselves from the look of the guests. Interns need to be easily identifiable.
ROLE 1: GREETER
Procedures: When each guest arrives in the morning.
Greet: Congratulate them on their good work, their changes, their progress. Point out any evidence of success.
Feel what they may need to feel or hear at that time. If you’re sensitive and paying attention, you may begin to know just the right words to say to help them feel good about themselves. Helping guests to feel the momentum of their progress is the most important thing we can do. We don’t want to tell them untruths. We thus really need to pay attention to any seeds of progress or change we see so that we can use factual information when offering them congratulatory words and support.
We want to guests feeling good about themselves first thing in the day in order to plant the seeds of progress/seeds of success.
Explain: Juices and how to create them. If someone has been around for a day or so, it is not necessary to explain again.
The most important thing to look out for is guests who have just arrived. The new arrivals need a lot of support and must be priority over everyone. Explaining the juices and schedule and making them feel welcome is the more important order of the day when there are new arrivals.
INFORMATION ON GREEN JUICES AND GREEN SUPPLEMENTS TO AID GUESTS
The suggestions for making the morning green drinks are the following.
Take a base green juice which is just a mild blend of leafy greens, nothing too intense.
You can add some of the ginger juice or lime juice to it to add different flavors. Please see the benefits of the different add ons people can add to their juices. They can either blend these items into their base juice or shoot it on the side.
The following are items that everyone should be able to explain the benefits of.
Wheatgrass – Wheatgrass has 90 vitamins and minerals. It is like your morning multivitamin. It greatly oxygenates your blood and you should feel the benefit right away. How to use: Take one shot of it. If after a few days, people notice no issues with stomach discomfort, they can take two shots. It is best for them to work their way up slowly on wheatgrass dosage. The more the better can be true, but not for everyone. For people with a weak stomach, they may get nauseous from wheatgrass. So, if people have a sensitive stomach, they may not be able to take it before a workout. They need to monitor their response.
Spirulina—Spirulina is a green superfood-very high in protein. It facilitates detoxification and greatly improves fitness levels. It energizes you because it has a high level of the nutrient tyrosine which is stimulating and is why we have it in the morning.
Both spirulina and wheatgrass improve fitness hormone levels enabling guests to improve the results they get from the workouts.
How to use: Guests would be best to drink a whole glass of it. Or they can blend it with their green juice.
Precautions: Unlike wheatgrass, spirulina is not hard on the stomach and doesn’t cause stomach upset except for the fact it does not taste good. However, the spirulina can cause people to be over stimulated due to the high tyrosine. Tyrosine is often used by athletes and body builders to enable them to push themselves further. Tyrosine has lots of fitness benefits but some people don’t like the stimulation they get. Some even find they get headaches. So, it is important to ask guests to try it and see how they feel. Most people do not get overstimulated or get headaches. Most people like the way they feel from spirulina and they like the way it pushes their fitness and speeds up metabolism in a natural way.
Other medicinal flavor enhancers that are on the table.
ginger—reduces inflammation, heals gut, reduces cortisol levels
lime juice—alkalizes the body and thus aids in detoxification and mildly gives a gentle energy by increasing adrenaline.
Turmeric—the yellow turmeric can be taken for improved detoxification, healing the gut and overall health. It is a complete tonic that is good for everyone. People can add it into their juices or mix it with water and shoot it back. If people have a strong stomach, they may want to add chili to it.
ROLE 2: KITCHEN LIAISON
The person working this role is in charge of checking the morning breakfast board and making sure guests have their breakfast orders. This person will liaise between the guests and kitchen.
This person also should be checking on the juices to make sure they remain full and clean.
They should clean up any messes, marry juices when they get half full and liaise with the kitchen to get more juices when necessary.
One more note on the role of the Greeter:
Greeters must check the board in the morning to know if new guests will be arriving. They must keep a watchful eye out for the new guests so they can be ready to offer immediate support on all fronts as ALL new guests find the first morning to be very confusing.
ROLE 3: ROUNDING UP
This person is in charge of rounding people up and getting them onto the buses for each workout. It is possible one may be scheduled for role 1 and 3. It is also possible when we are busy, we have two people schedule for role 1 and 3. However, the kitchen liaison role should just focus on the kitchen. If there is down time, they can simply support and communicate with guests, again as a representative of the kitchen. They may go around checking to see if people have put in special orders for lunch, if they want to order any juices or soups for lunch. They can check if people are fasting.