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Staying Positive During Tough Times

Posted by: Shera Strange, Certified Personal Trainer - January 14, 2021

It’s Monday! Again!   As much as we hate Monday’s, to say we’re living through challenging times sounds like a cliché and an understatement. During these past months, news about the pandemic, economic woes, and harsh political debates have triggered tremendous anxiety and sadness for many Americans. Whether you’re building a start-up, thriving in your […]

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Proof in the Protein

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - January 8, 2021

Happy New Year, everyone!   Are you focusing on your personal nutrition in 2021? We’ve talked about how to introduce meal prepping into your schedule in our past blogs before. If you’d like to catch up on tips for meal prepping, check out our previous blog HERE!   For those that are taking their nutrition […]

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2021: The Year You Stick to Your Nutrition Goals

Posted by: Lorelei Sturm, MS, RD, LDN - December 30, 2020

It’s the new year!   The time when we look at our lives and habits and make resolutions for self-improvement in hopes of a year better than the previous one. For most of us, 2020 was not the year of our dreams, so we may be hoping for many changes in this year to come, […]

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Ring In The New Year With Meal Planning

Posted by: Kim Kramer R.D., L.D.N., CDCES - December 17, 2020

Have You Tried Meal Planning? Meal planning is one of the biggest secrets to success for eating healthy, but also one of the hardest things to do. Some people think about food too much while others don’t think about food enough and miss out on certain meals. Meal planning is also ideal especially now as […]

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Perfecting the Lunge

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - December 9, 2020

It’s All About Angles in Lunges   The lunge is a VERY good exercise to strengthen the quads (thigh muscle) and glutes. However, if done incorrectly, it is a wasted movement that causes major injury in the knee. Now, this is about the forward and backward lunges. If you hear me in class, I usually shout, “Take big […]

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Tips to Minimize Holiday Stress

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - December 4, 2020

This past weekend, my family put up our holiday decorations.  This picture is my oldest daughter, topping our living room tree with a star.  We definitely deck our house from floor to ceiling as this is our family’s most favorite time of the year.      While putting up the wreath on our front door, […]

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Eating Healthy for the Holidays

Posted by: Kim Kramer R.D., L.D.N., CDCES - November 23, 2020

Eating healthy during the holidays can be a real challenge, but it is possible. With some planning, fitting holiday favorites into a healthful eating plan is easy.   When cooking foods, it is important think about easy and healthy substitutions. Here are some tips for simple modifications to holiday foods which still can be delicious […]

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Push-Ups: Getting Your Full Range

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - November 19, 2020

The Benefits of Wide Push-Ups and How to Do Them   The Push-Up is only beneficial if we can get our chest close to the floor. Compared to dumbbells during the chest press, our bodies are much heavier than dumbbells. Therefore, it makes sense that push–ups are generally harder. However, there are ways to improve the […]

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How to Make Working Out a Habit

Posted by: Shera Strange, Certified Personal Trainer - November 12, 2020

It’s Going to Take More than Willpower   We’re all creatures of habit. On most days, we wake up at the same time to shower, eat, and get ready for work, following the same patterns every day. The holiday season is near, and the fitness, diet, and workout plans you made earlier and tried to […]

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