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Comments Off on Holiday Survival Guide: How to Get Through the Holidays With No Regrets

Holiday Survival Guide: How to Get Through the Holidays With No Regrets

Let’s face it:  it is hard to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan during the holidays.  Everywhere you turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to your own traditional family favorites.  When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers that ...

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Comments Off on Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

by Liz Kampschroeder, BSE, ACE-CPT 1/2 cup thawed spinach, squeezed dry 2 cloves garlic minced 3/4 cup Feta Cheese 3 TBSP Low Fat Cream cheese (optional) 3 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts Preheat oven to 450. In a bowl mix together spinach, garlic, cream cheese, and feta. Cut ...

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Comments Off on Power Of Habit: Why Mindset Matters

Power Of Habit: Why Mindset Matters

If you have ever tried to ignore a box of doughnuts at work, you know how hard it is to keep your hands to yourself and walk on by.  And once you walk on by, the battle isn’t over.  Even if you are in a different room and down the ...

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Comments Off on 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES™

7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES™

MAT HQ August 10, 2016 Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT™) is a revolutionary approach that assesses and corrects a client’s muscular system. It is as simple as that to explain, yet it is an amazingly effective and nuanced tool. You may often see and hear about MAT™ in the news because of high profile athletes crediting some ...

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Comments Off on Minimum Effective Dosage:  Train Smarter Not Harder

Minimum Effective Dosage:  Train Smarter Not Harder

There are few things as exciting as new exercise enthusiasts eager to make serious lifestyle changes and make up for lost time in their quest to get fit and healthy.  Their motivation and passion are contagious, and watching transformations is one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a trainer.   But ...

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Prepare For Success: Back to School Tips

Have you noticed?  The days are getting a little shorter, store aisles are full of school supplies and you may have seen a school bus or two making practice runs in your neighborhood.  All this can only mean one thing:  it’s back to school time!   If you are like most people, ...

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Comments Off on Independence Day: How to Break Free from a Weight Loss Slump

Independence Day: How to Break Free from a Weight Loss Slump

Happy Independence Day!  We’re surrounded by all kinds of reminders about the priceless freedom that we enjoy in our country.  Flags, fireworks and fun cookouts all symbolize the bravery and determination of our ancestors as they fought to secure our freedom and help our country to break free from tyrannical ...

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Comments Off on Father’s Day Fitness: Formula for Success

Father’s Day Fitness: Formula for Success

I have good news and bad news, Dads. First the bad news:  you can’t do it all. That long to-do list you have staring at you?  Working harder, longer and more frantically will not help you get all your boxes checked.  The reason is because more tasks, more responsibilities, and more activities ...

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Comments Off on Be Mindful with Resistance Training and Reap the Rewards

Be Mindful with Resistance Training and Reap the Rewards

Jon Kabat-Zinn - Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School - states that "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and ...

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Stress Busters for Tax Day

It’s that time of year again:  tax season.     If you are like many people, you feel increased stress around April 15.  Tensions can run high from the pressure of getting the forms filed on time or coming up with the funds to pay your (hopefully not too big) tax bill. But you ...

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