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Healthy Eating Myths – BUSTED!

healthyeatingmythsMYTH #1: Frozen fruits & vegetables are less nutritious than fresh ones. Frozen fruits and vegetables are flash-frozen within hours of being picked, locking in a majority of the nutrients. Take advantage of fresh produce when you can-but keeping a stash of frozen produce on-hand for times when you’re in a hurry or it’s not […]

TIRED of Being Tired? Read this!

energyboostingMONDAY MOTIVATION: Find yourself needing an afternoon “pick-me-up” just to get through the day? TRY SOME OF THESE: Carbs are not your enemy – if you pick the right ones.  Try brown rice, sweet potatoes, or a spoonful of honey. Most fruits can be easily and quickly digested for a quick, nutritious burst of energy.  Keep a banana, apple […]
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The Power of Protein

high-protein-foodsMONDAY MOTIVATION: Try adding some of these high-protein foods into your diet PROTEIN IS GREAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS: PROTEIN SATISFIES - Protein is helps you feel fuller longer. It slows down digestion making you feel more satisfied, so you’ll be less likely to go back for seconds. IT CURBS CARB HIGHS & LOWS - Pairing protein with […]

HOW TO: Avoid Muscle Soreness

yoga stretches to avoid muscle sorenessSTART SLOW - Whether you’re new to exercise or just took a few days off, ease into it to keep your muscle fibers happy. HYDRATE - This is your body’s first defense against soreness and most illnesses.  Sip water throughout the day, then 32oz more for each hour of exercise. POST-WORKOUT FUEL – Help speed up the recovery process with a nutritious protein-filled […]

5 Quick Tips for a Flat Stomach

girl_situpMAKE TIME FOR CARDIO.  Burn belly fat with fun classes, walking, running, swimming, etc. FORGET FROZEN DINNERS.  Many pre-packaged foods have too much salt which makes you feel sluggish and look bloated.  Focus on fruits and veggies that are packed with water. GOSSIP ON THE GO.  Instead of meeting friends for drinks, invite them to join you at the club! […]

Fit Tip: Do You Need Supplements?

supplements  A study of 3 million people revealed that less than 1% of the participants got enough essential vitamins from diet alone. 10 Reasons you may need vitamins and/or supplements: You skip meals.  Skipping meals won’t affect your nutrition if, over the course of each day, you get enough calories and nutrients to meet your daily […]

Fit Tip: Plan Ahead for a Healthier Halloween

Monday Morning Fit Tip: PLAN AHEAD FOR A HEALTHIER HALLOWEEN Whether you’re sitting and passing out candy, or walking around with little ones to collect it, here some tips to help you enjoy Trick-or-Treat while not ruining all your hard work at the gym: 1. Resist the Sales. Don’t fall for coupons or BOGO deals. A 5-pound […]

Fit Tip: Brown Bag It!

nutritionmonthMonday Morning Fit Tip: BROWN BAG IT FOR A CHEAP AND HEALTHY LUNCH! Whether you’re preparing for back to school, or just back to another week at the office, packing your lunch is a great idea!  It’s cost effective and a chance for you to really nourish your body.  Need some ideas to get started? […]

Fit Tip: Stop with the Pop!

nopopMonday Morning Fit Tip: Pop is not just a waste of calories.  Many people want to cut back on soda to limit their consumption of artificial sweeteners, caffeine, or to save money.  Does this sound like you?  Then keep reading! Scale back slowly.  If you’re used to drinking pop all day long, take this slowly! […]

September Newsletter * WIN 1 YEAR FREE

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Randy is a member at our West Club.  He’s dedicated, always willing to try something new, and is committed to working hard for his results.  He has inspired so many people, and keeps us all laughing!  Here’s his story: “I love this place!  I’ve been here for 2 year and lost 50 lbs. The […]
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