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National Running Day

May 25, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

June 1st is National Running Day. “It’s 1 Day with 1 Goal: celebrate the power of the running community.” Whether you consider yourself “a runner” or not, everyone can feel the inspiration when going to a running event, a running race, etc. So I love that this day, National Running Day, is about the running community…

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

May 18, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Yum! This recipe is delicious and all the ingredients are trainer approved Here’s the recipe, including the serving size and nutrition facts for the recipe at the end (so scroll all the way to the bottom): Ground Turkey Stuffed Tomatoes As always, contact me with any questions! Healthy, happy cooking!

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One Exercise To Burn More Calories In Less Time

May 11, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

I read this article and had to laugh because who doesn’t love BURPEES? Yes, one exercise you can do that helps burn a lot of calories are burpees, because it’s a full body strength exercise and it gets your heart rate elevated for some cardio too. If you have no idea what a burpee exercise..

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Your Heart Rate Monitor Questions Answered

May 4, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Since we have the May Cardio Challenge, a few people have asked me about heart rates and heart rate monitors. Here is some information that might help you determine if you should be using a heart rate monitor during your three 45 minute sessions of cardio each week A heart rate monitor (HRM) obviously monitors..

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May Cardio Challenge

April 20, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Let’s do a May Cardio Challenge! I’ve done this challenge the past few years with clients at my training studio. It’s a great motivation for getting summer ready! The Challenge: DO 45min to 1hr of sustained cardio 3 times per week. Qualifying cardio includes 45+ mins that gets your heart rate above 135bpm. Walking, hiking..

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Show Off Those Abs: Combine Cardio and Core Exercises!

April 13, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

We can do all the sit-ups and crunches we want, but what about that annoying layer of “extra” skin on top of our awesome abs?! You know what I’m talking about, you can feel the muscle underneath, but how do you burn off that top layer? That’s where cardio comes into play. Why not add..

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Play With Your Food to Get Healthy?

April 6, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Maybe it’s because I know someone who likes to poke food before trying it (yes, it’s as weird as it sounds ;)), but I can see how this would help! This article is specific to kids and the study it references is specific to toddlers, but I think everyone likes to play with their food!..

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Burn More Calories Walking

March 30, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

Walking is good exercise, but what if that’s all you have time for on a regular basis? Here are some ideas for how to switch it up and burn more calories on your walks: 4 Ways to Burn More Calories on Your Walk Get out there and move! As always, contact me with any questions…

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“How Slim Is Your Home?”

March 23, 2016 | posted in: Fitness Tip of the Week, Nutrition | by

Since March is National Nutrition Month, I wanted to share some great ideas from the IDEA Fitness Journal. They had an article this month titled “Food-Related Behavior Change Made Easy” that has some great research about how your home, mostly your kitchen, can influence your eating habits. Below is the summary of their findings in..

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What does it mean to be healthy?

March 16, 2016 | posted in: Exercise, Fitness Tip of the Week | by

We’re talking literally here, what is the definition of healthy? We use so many health terms, but what do they actually mean? Some of these might help motivate you to feel healthy or improve your physical fitness by understanding the definitions: Health: “A human condition with physical, social and psychological dimensions, each characterized on a..

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