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Monday
Oct292018

Stress-Free Holiday Tips

As excitement for the holiday season continues to grow, it’s important to establish a game plan so you can make this year’s festivities as stress-free as possible. With all of the decorations, gift-giving, dinner parties, traveling and family gatherings, it can be easy to get caught up in the chaos and exhaustion. It’s a hectic time of year, and it’s often tempting to throw in the towel on healthy habits until the New Year. 

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Tuesday
Oct162018

How To Spot A Bad Supplement


“I don’t trust supplements; they aren’t regulated. I’m going to just get what I need from food.” 

I’ve heard these statements from countless people who are first embarking on a health and fitness journey. Based on the general reputation of the supplement industry, I can appreciate the initial sentiment. Although, the ideas of optimal nutrient sufficiency from our current diet and the perceived lack of regulation are both myths.1-4 Our diet is not as nutrient dense as it once was (most of us do not consume nearly as much produce as we should), and the FDA (and the FTC, for that matter) does in fact have a role in regulating the industry and its claims. 

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Monday
Oct152018

Got Knee Pain? Try These 3 Moves

 

 

If you measured your age based on how your knees felt, how old would you be? It comes as no surprise that the most common pain that I hear about in the club, right behind back pain, is something to do with the knees. In fact, more than 10 million people visited the doctor’s office in 2010 due to knee pain and injury. 

Made up of bone, muscle, ligaments, cartilage and conveniently sandwiched between the hip and ankle, the knee is a complex body part that is susceptible to injury. While many may be quick to point fingers as to what causes knee pain, there are several day-to-day lifestyle components that get overlooked when it comes to the source of knee pain and how they’re negatively impacting our body’s largest pair of shock absorbers: 

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Friday
Oct052018

Is Collagen Really Worth All the Hype?

 

You’ve probably gotten wind of the collagen hype, but before you write it off as just another fad, our expert coaches break down what it is, the benefits, where it can go wrong, and how you can add the right type of quality collagen into your eating plan. 

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Tuesday
Oct022018

Strength Training: Total Body vs. Splits

One of the most common questions I have heard in the 20+ years I’ve been in the fitness industry is, “Should I do total-body workouts or training splits (splits for short)?”  It doesn’t matter if it is asked from a fitness enthusiast who has been working out for six months or six-plus years, the question gets asked all the time, so I will answer it in this article.

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Monday
Sep242018

3 Lower-Carb Chili Recipes for Fall

It’s officially soup season and if you’re like most of our clients, you’re looking for easy (and tasty) recipes that will continue to keep you on track with your nutrition but also give you that comfort food appeal.

Chili is popular amongst our in-club trainers and nutrition coaches because of its easiness to amp it up with plenty of protein per serving.  It’s also super portable, easy to batch prep and cook (for several meals) and is a perfect addition to your typical meal prep routine to change things up a bit and seasonally.

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Monday
Sep172018

A Beginner's Guide to Gluten Free Eating

It feels like these days, gluten has become the butt of a never-ending joke. In the past, the only people who knew what gluten was were those with Celiac disease – an autoimmune disorder that results in damage to the intestinal lining if gluten, a protein in wheat, rye and barely, is consumed. . These days it’s become one of many healthy food fads – with individuals boasting that they’re gluten-free while they reach for a stack of GF cookies – because it’s thought that “they’re healthy”. As a result, gluten sensitivities seem to be taken less seriously than other common sensitivities like dairy or soy. And while not every individual reacts negatively to gluten, the fact is that it’s still one of the most common – and under-estimated – sensitivities Americans experience today.

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