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Thanksgiving Bounce Back

With Thanksgiving behind us, it is time to return to 'normaliy' and follow our daily routines. Despite the food consumed during the festive weekend, it is necessary to dial back, realize it's over and get back on track. However, that's sometimes easier said than done....

Nutrition Tip: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. A day full of joy, thankfulness and food. Traditionally, one has turkey, green bean casserole, pumpkin/apple pie, mashed potatoes and gravy - the list is endless. All this sounds delicious, mouth-watering even. However,...

The Importance of Non-Scored Days

The Importance of Non-Scored Days, “Field Days”, and “Strength Only Days”   As humans, we are creatures of habit. Often times, when there is a break in the “routine,” people get uncomfortable. As gym owners, the same goes for giving our clients programming that goes...

How important is Breakfast?

How important is Breakfast? Well, how important is gas to your car? Without gas your car isn't going anywhere. It may run a little on whatever is in the reserve, but soon enough it's a goner! Your body works in a similar way. If you don't fuel it properly you'll start...

Am I Undereating?

You've been showing up to class every single day of the week, you're eating your fruits and veggies with nearly every meal like you're supposed to, you're sleeping the recommended eight hours or more, but instead of feeling at the top of your game....you feel like...

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it – Melissa Bolaños

5 weeks ago, Melissa Bolaños began the transition from eating meats, poultry, fish and dairy to 100% vegan. The jump seems drastic, for many of us kicking out those high-protein foods seems outrages, but Melissa did it without a problem. What motivated her was the...

Nutrition Tip: Substitute

Have you ever found yourself face to face with a restaurant menu with limitless options??   I'm sure you have!   Most restaurants nowadays find themselves notorious for having a variety of food options. The menu can range from Vegan choices to giant 5lb steaks with...

Nutrition Tip: Portion Control

Have you ever over ate at a restaurant? It happens to all of us. Our brain is 15 minutes behind our belly and by the time we realize we are full; we have over eaten.  It doesn't help when restaurants give portions 2-3x larger than what it should be. Ask for a box...

Eating Out – Balance Your Plate

Balance Your Plate   It is important to continue to balance your meals even when eating out.  Try to stick with the plate method. Load up your plate with veggies and eat all of those FIRST. Then move to your lean protein and save your starch for last. Remember to put...

Toastmasters or CrossFit?

Which is better Toastmasters or CrossFit? There is a pretty big correlation between Toastmasters and CrossFit but it may not be easy to see without explaination.  There are obvious benefits to CrossFit – better health, increased cardiovascular endurance, stronger...