Archive: October 2017

HOW TO REDUCE STRESS

Posted on October 29, 2017

1. Drop and do 10. That's right, power out some push-ups. "Moving your muscles is an effective, instant stress reliever. It actually fools your body into thinking you're escaping the source of your stress. Exercise makes your blood circulate more quickly, transporting the cortisol to your kidneys and flushing it out of your system. But if push-ups aren't practical, just flexing your hands or calf muscles will help move cortisol...

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The Importance of Flexibility

Posted on October 29, 2017

So often we overlook the importance of flexibility and stretching in our weekly routines. With today's demands on our time, we are lucky to even get in our daily workouts, let alone fine an extra 20 minutes to stretch it out afterwards. But stretching is just as important, as building lean muscle mass. Here are some of the major benefits of stretching: It improves flexibility Stretching reduces the instances of...

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6 Week Fall Meltdown

Posted on October 15, 2017

It's back and better than EVER!  We have redesigned our 6 Week Fall Meltdown to completely transform your lifestyle from start to finish. We are merging together both our In Studio & Online clients to give everyone the opportunity to workout no matter where they live! WHAT IS IT? The 6 Week Fall Meltdown begins November 6th until December 15th. It is a custom designed program to help you make...

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What It Feels Like to Be 8 Months Pregnant

Posted on October 11, 2017

With school in full swing, schedules settling in, sports team practices - to what feels like every day… here I am 8 months pregnant. Officially I am 34 weeks – which has felt like, in some ways, an eternity to get to and yet at the same time  it’s flown by… how does that always happen??? All these sort of normal life things like planning weekly schedules, preparing for Thanksgiving,...

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Poached Ginger Chicken

Posted on October 11, 2017

INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 3/4 to 2 pounds) Kosher salt 1 2-inch piece ginger, peeled 1 large shallot 4 tablespoons peanut oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced, or 1 small daikon radish, peeled and cut into matchsticks 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (such as sambal oelek) 1 bunch watercress, trimmed...

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How to increase your metabolism

Posted on October 7, 2017

Throughout my childhood I always complained that I had a slow metabolism – which resulted in excess fat around my abdomen and buttock area and made losing unwanted “fatty areas” more difficult. But what I didn’t realize was, even though I probably did have a slow metabolism, it wasn’t the result of my “awful genetics” which I blamed on my mom that made it slow. There are a few major...

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