Exuding a Spirit of Wellness

I know that every day of life isn’t sunshine and roses. I know that we all face obstacles, challenges and stressors that knock our emotions out of alignment. But the question is, how long do you stay off course? This question isn’t just centered around your exercise routine or healthy eating. It’s about life as…

Eat Your Veggies Every Single Day

I have a simple question for you. How many servings of vegetables do you eat on a daily basis? One? Two? Five? Most people overestimate when it comes to healthy food choices, so do me a favor and keep a three day log of every serving of vegetables you eat. You don’t have to measure,…

One Pan Chicken Thighs and Vegetables

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 pint mushrooms, sliced 1 medium onion, cut in chunks 1 lb carrots, cut in 1 inch pieces 2 Tbs olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbs basil 1 Tbs oregano 1 tsp pepper Sea salt — to taste   Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees….

Are You Stretching Regularly?

I know how it feels to want to get your workout over and done with as soon as possible. It’s either super early in the morning before you head to work, so you have a slight rush, or it’s in the evening and you’re tired. You barely made it to the gym in the first…

Egg White Muffins

Ingredients: 12 egg whites Pepper Sea salt (as needed; watch the amount) Veggies and herbs of your choice (e.g. bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, thyme, basil, garlic, etc.) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 Spray 12 tin muffin pan with cooking spray. Line with cups and spray with cooking spray for easier cleanup Fill each muffin…

What’s So Good About Berries?

Rarely does a day go by that I don’t eat at least one serving of berries. Usually, it’s more like two servings. Whether it be with my breakfast or as a standalone snack, I find room to have by blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. There are more berries out there, and I am aware that…

Get The Most Out Of Your Fitness Tracker

Did you get a new FitBit, Apple Watch, or other fitness tracker for Christmas? If so, welcome to the club! I snagged a FitBit Charge 2 for myself over the holidays. Despite all of the haters and naysayers out there, I love it. Now let’s get this straight. In no way do I feel that…

Recipe of the Week: Simply Sweet Overnight Oats

Sometimes it’s nice to wake up in the morning, pull out a bowl or jar from the fridge, and enjoy a nutritious breakfast. No extra steps required. Here’s a simple, and easy overnight oats recipe I think you’ll enjoy. Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 banana 1/4 cup blueberries 1/8…

The New Year and The Two Ends of The Wellness Spectrum

It’s Wednesday, so let’s talk wellness. Total wellness doesn’t merely encompass your physical state of being. It also includes your mental, emotional and spiritual states as well. The holidays have passed. We’ve started a new year. How are you feeling? Are you joyous with the idea of a new beginning, or are you dreadful as…

Is A 10 Minute Workout Sufficient?

Let’s get this clear from the start. We love a good session in the gym. One of those sessions where you target a specific muscle group and have to force yourself through a grueling hour long workout. It happens quite frequently at our gym. But — we also recognize that not everyone loves that type…