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Benefits Of Spin

Benefits Of Spin

Joining a spinning class offers a superb way of burning those excess calories while also relieving stress. Here are the list of reasons to jump into one of ours classes this week Enhanced Cardiovascular Fitness High Calorie and Fat Burning Strengthening the Core and...

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Chicken, Zucchini And Fresh Corn Burgers

Chicken, Zucchini And Fresh Corn Burgers

Chicken, Zucchini and Fresh Corn Burgers - move over burgers, these are fabulous and so much healthier Ingredients for the burgers: •   1 lb. ground chicken •   1 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped •   1 ear fresh corn, husks and silk removed and kernels cut from cob...

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Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn

Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn

Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn made with Greek Yogurt! The perfect yummy and easy side dish for summer BBQs! Yum! Ingredients 1/4 cup Cilantro, fresh 1 tsp Fiesta lime mrs. 1 Lime, wedges 4 ears Sweet corn, fresh Baking & Spices 1 tsp Chili powder 1 Dash Salt and...

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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad

Sweet watermelon, plump berries and fragrant mint combine with rich feta cheese for a salad combination you will dream about! You’ll love my Watermelon Blueberry and Feta Salad. Ingredients ½ seedless watermelon, cubed (about 8-10 cups) 1 cup blueberries ¼ cup...

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Strawberry Avocado & Goat Cheese Panini

Strawberry Avocado & Goat Cheese Panini

2 slices sandwich bread 4 strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced 1/2 an avocado, sliced 1 ounce goat cheese, at room temperature 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature Heat a small skillet or griddle over medium heat, and grease with baking spray. Butter 1 side of...

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Fitness Myths

Fitness Myths

We all have these “truths” about fitness that we’ve either heard from others or made up ourselves. Most fitness “truths” are passed down from person to person. I am calling them “truths” because until now we probably believed them wholeheartedly. Some common “truths” we tell ourselves are “weight training will make women bulky” or “cardio is more important for fat loss than weight lifting” another common one is “exercise can erase bad eating habits”.  There are many more but let’s take a look at these three “truths” and understand why they are fitness myths. 

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

“Adopting a healthy lifestyle offers more than just weight loss alone, it can also promote your overall health and reduce your risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and even some types of cancer,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Ximena Jimenez. “Now is the time to invest in a high-quality life, and eating right and staying active can make that happen.”

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Healthy Grocery Shopping

Healthy Grocery Shopping

Summer is creeping in which means we have to get our grocery list ready with the right ingredients to get that fit and healthy beach body ready in time! Before you start throwing stuff into your shopping cart, here are a few tips to help you choose the right foods to help you reach your goals.

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Fail Proof your resolutions!  Set Small Goals/Deadlines

Fail Proof your resolutions! Set Small Goals/Deadlines

A serious way to set yourself up for success, and to avoid regret, is to set small goals, and work from there.

If your goal is Fat loss, move from stage to stage in your head, you are making a resolution, so odds are high that you are past pre-contemplation and firmly in either planning or action.

If you hit action and have no plan….

Seriously, slow your roll and back it up

Plan it out.

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Your eyes can determine your movement performance in the gym and on the playing field?

Your eyes can determine your movement performance in the gym and on the playing field?

So when they come in to see me one of the things I do is give their brain some input its been craving which is some low intensity visual warm-ups followed by eye massage. When this occurs they feel a sudden relaxing feeling followed by energy and boom they are wired to for their training session. Now that your kind of aware of how dangerous it is to even be on the freeway with these people that are severely inhibited by their visual system let talk about the other side of the spectrum and look at how having poor vision in sports can sink your career or hold you back from getting to your maximum potential. 

 

 

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