Three DO’s and DON’Ts of your New Year Fitness Resolutions   By Renee Leon Fitness resolutions are among the most popular in January. To help you reach your fitness goals, we’ve asked our customer and ISSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Chris Young, to share 3 DO’S and 3 DON’T’s towards building healthy fittness habits.   √ DO: Start slow. X DON’T: Expect instant changes. You can’t rush fittness goals; they happen over time so enjoy the small and big changes as you progress, changes like more energy and the satisfaction of keeping a promise to yourself. Eventually you’ll see physical changes as well as improved health stats!   √ DO: Keep it simple. X DON’T: Get overwhelmed by creating a complicated plan. Start with simple nutrition changes and a beginner workout plan to prepare your body to be able to do more.   √ DO: Ask for help. X DON’T: Try to do it alone. Ask for support from your family and friends. They can support you as accountability partners to keep your workouts consistent. They can also avoid tempting you with decadent dinners and drinks that could derail your progress. Also, consider help from a trainer. A trainer will assess your current level of fittness and create a program specific to YOUR goals while ensuring you progress safely. Chris cautions people to be realistic. The primary goal for those new to fittness is to build the habits of a fit person – move daily, rest, and make smart nutrition choices to support your goals. Consistency is key for both physical AND automotive maintenance! To meet Chris and hear about a special offer, be sure to follow us on Facebook @AuroraAutoPros and on Instagram @auroraautopros. What’s New at the Shop New Loyalty Cards! The next time you come for an oil change, be sure to ask for your Loyalty Card, a punch card and handy key tag that tracks your oil changes – get 4 and the 5th is free! And remember that we continue to offer 6 Month Special Financing with Synchrony Car Care. Click HERE to see if you qualify! We are HIRING! Join our team by visiting the link HERE   Save $$$ with our January Specials! Never Miss Our Specials! Check https://auroraautopros.com/coupons   Community NEWS Renee is proud to be volunteering with Metamorphosis, the immersive art performance during the Reflection Garden On Tap Fundraiser, happening at the 7/20 Memorial Garden on July 23rd, 2022. For information about volunteering or sponsoring, click here!     What Our Customers are SAYING about US “My entire experience was great! I highly recommend Aurora AutoPros.” - DeeDee S. “Courteous and flexible team. Solid work.” - Joshua D. Read all the reviews at https://auroraautopros.com/reviews Don’t Forget our Referal Reward Program! We’ve had a lot of customers reap the rewards of referring Aurora AutoPros to their friends, family, and co-workers! Find a referral link here or pick up a handy referral card at the shop. To ensure you get the $50 referral credited to your account, we need to know who sent them! We’ll notify you via text you when your account gets credited, so be sure to sign up to accept our texts! The Funnies Friend: What is that you’re having for lunch!? Me: Fruit Salad Friend: That’s funny. It looks like a Sangria. Me: Weird… *sips fruit salad*   Cooking with the Aurora Auto Pros Fruit Salad Recipe Lemon Vanilla Glaze   Ingredients Lemon Vanilla Glaze 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water 4 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp lemon zest 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp vanilla extract   Fruit Salad: 1 cup sliced red grapes 1 cup sliced green grapes 1 cup blueberries 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup cubed cantaloupe 1 cup cubed pineapple 1 cup cubed watermelon   Instructions Lemon Vanilla Glaze Stir the sugar, water, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Cool toroom temperature and then cool completely in the fridge. Fruit Salad Put all fruit in a large bowl, pour the chilled glaze over it, and stir to combine. Cover and store in the fridge. Cooking with the Aurora Auto Pros Original recipe and photo courtesy of The Gunny Shack. You can access original recipe at https://www.thegunnysack.com/fruit-salad-recipe-lemon-vanilla-glaze/ Let’s Stay Connected! Please click on the icons to follow our social media accounts and stay up to date with current specials, news, and videos!   Supporting LOCAL Artists   Aurora AutoPros has been an Aurora Chamber member since their first year in business. Renee has gotten involved in various events and 3 years ago she became the Chair of the Arts + Business Connection committee. This year, Renee and her fellow committee members are inviting local artists to participate, free of charge, in monthly meetings. Help them spread the word!