FitRev’s January Member of the Month – Niloo Hennings!
Happy 2017, everyone! New year, new YOU!
We are SO happy to announce our January Member of the Month and everyone’s friend, Niloo Hennings! It’s safe to say everyone at FitRev has had the chance to work-out next to Niloo and if so, you know she has a heart of gold. Niloo is incredibly kind and always willing to lend a helping hand. Not to mention, it’s awesome how Niloo and her hubby, Tom, encourage each other to wake up for a 5AM FitRev workout. We truly believe that FitRev’s loving and family vibes stem from this beautiful lady.
Niloo helped kick start 2017 at FitRev by putting her goals in writing and then nominating another FitRev member to do the same. She has motivated all of us to think of our 2017 goals and we LOVE her for that.
Niloo wrote, “My goal is to be more mindful this year with what I put in my mouth and how I exercise my body. It is time for me to leave all the excuses behind. I tag Thomas Hennings because he helps me on those early mornings with coffee at my bedside.”
While her hubby posted his 2017 goals, he continued Niloo’s trend by nominating other FitRev members to do the same. This is truly what FitRev is all about. Encouraging & motivating each other on a daily basis. That is what makes FitRev feel less like gym, but everyone’s happy place. Niloo, thank you for all that you bring to all of us every single day. We love you and appreciate the smile you bring to EVERY class!
Get to know Niloo more by reading her Q&A’s below!
When you’re not at FR or at work, where can we find you?
Walking my dog or at a dog park with her……yes I have become a total doggy person
What’s your favorite post-workout snack/meal?
2 eggs sunnyside up with sautéed vegetables
Who or what keeps you motivated?
Looking into the future and wanting to be able to do normal everyday things in my old age
Any mantra you repeat during an especially grueling workout?
This is for me! This is for me!
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
My parents because of the example they set each and every day caring for others. We always had extended family members living with us and people in our community could always count on my parents to help them…..they did all this with very little of their own to share.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to work in a non-profit organization (here in the US or elsewhere) that makes a difference in people’s lives.
If you could live anywhere for one year where would you live?
I cannot decide…. so many places
If you could be any age for one week, what age would you choose?
10 years old
Starbucks or Dunkin?
Starbucks all the way
If I had one more hour in the day, I would…read more
What’s one thing about you someone wouldn’t know unless they really knew you?
I am a very opinionated political junkie
If you could design your very own work out what would it include?
Fit Rev’s Spin and Strength Class would be ideal with a 15 minute extended stretching session at the end
What’s your favorite memory at FitRev?
Doing the fundraising classes
Could you share with us a favorite meal or recipe that we could share with the rest of the FitRev community?
Sri Lankan Chicken Curry
2 lbs of skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 cup diced sweet onions
6 cloves minced garlic
3 inch piece of fresh ginger minced
2 sprigs of curry leaves
3 inch piece of cinnamon stick
4 whole cloves
4 whole cardamoms (leave it whole with the outer shell intact)
1.5 cups coconut milk
2 tsp chillie powder (or less if spice intolerant)
1 lb of tomatoes chopped
1/2 tsp of Salt and pepper to taste
2 T Sri Lankan Curry Powder (recipe follows)
Juice from 1 lime
Sauté onions, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom (medium heat) until onions are softened. Be careful to not let the ginger and garlic burn. Add the chicken. Coat the chicken with all the spices and onions and continue sautéing for a couple of minutes. Add the coconut milk, tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper. Stir well and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until chicken is tender. Add the curry powder, lime juice stir well and check for salt. Let simmer for 2 more minutes and shut off the stove. Before serving take out the 4 cardamoms, 4 cloves, cinnamon stick and curry leaves.
Sri Lankan Curry Powder:
In a dry cast iron skillet on medium low heat, lightly roast ¼ cup whole coriander, 1/8 cup cumin seed, 1/8 cup of peppercorns, 3 whole cloves and 3 cardamoms (remove the little seeds inside the cardamom and discard the outer shell) and a 3 inch piece of cinnamon until you can smell the spices. Do not burn the spices. This should take about 4 minutes on a low heat. Grind the spices to a fine powder.