Weekly Fitness Blog

Dining out without pigging out

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013

Most people think that going out to eat will automatically sabotage their diet. Wrong! Even though you don’t know exactly what is going into the meal you can use your healthy...

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Exercise Tutorials

Squatting safely

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013

Squats are an absolutely fantastic exercise for building strength, gaining muscle and losing weight. Regardless of your goals squats can help you get there. However, if you do them...

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Healthy Recipes

Banana Bread

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014

  This Banana bread is diary free, sugar free, wheat free and gluten free but not taste free. It is absolutely delicious! It is not overly sweet so it is great for breakfast, a...

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Fitness Fun

Crank up your cardio!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012

Many people associate cardio exercise with long boring workouts on a stationary piece of cardio equipment. Not only can this lead to the body hitting a plateau but it can also lead...

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Recent Posts

Banana Bread

  This Banana bread is diary free, sugar free, wheat free and gluten free but not taste free. It is absolutely delicious! It is not overly sweet so it is great for breakfast, a snack or dessert.       Ingredients: 2 1/2 Bananas 1 cup Brown rice flour 1/4tsp Arrowroot powder 1/4tsp Baking Soda 1 Egg 1/2 tsp Vanilla 1 Tbs Maple Syrup 1 Tbs...

Christmas Kale Salad

Kale is dark leafy vegetable that is packed nutrition. Prepared the right way it can also be packed with flavor. This Christmas kale salad is perfect for the holidays because of its rich evergreen color and ability to trick you into pigging out on what’s healthy instead of what’s not. In my house this Christmas Kale salad has become more of a year round...

Squatting safely

Squats are an absolutely fantastic exercise for building strength, gaining muscle and losing weight. Regardless of your goals squats can help you get there. However, if you do them incorrectly you can do more harm than good. How to squat with proper form: Set feet slightly wider than hips distance apart and turn feet slightly outward. Start without any weight...

Butter-Almond Balls

I love these butter-almond cookies, they remind me of shortbread. They are not very sweet but have a delicious buttery flavor and are perfect with a cup of tea. They are low carb, gluten free, grain free and sugar free but not taste free, like you may be thinking. When I first made them I was worried that they were a waste of good quality ingredients as the...

Dining out without pigging out

Most people think that going out to eat will automatically sabotage their diet. Wrong! Even though you don’t know exactly what is going into the meal you can use your healthy reasoning to determine the lesser of the evils on the menu. You can also make alterations to your order, yes that right, and be that person. But so what, if you’re among friends they...

Weight training for strength gains

This article is provided by my good friend and Exercise scientist Timothy Hanson Exercise Prescription for Strength This is a basic program designed for increasing strength of the main muscle groups. Provided is a two way split routine, two programs, one for the upper body and one for the lower body. The following exercises are ones that can be done at most gyms...

Eating healthy on a budget

Eating on a budget usually leads people to eating unhealthy and unappetizing meals. However, there are many ways to save money without having to sacrifice health or flavor. I believe that every morsel we put in our mouths should be savored and enjoyed. It should also provide nourishment and an adequate amount of energy. Having been a university student living on...

Chocolate cupcakes

I have already made these three times! First two times they were gone before I could snap a photo.  I like to drizzle mine with raspberry honey. You could also put a dollop of whipped cream on top or whip up some cream cheese with vanilla extract and honey and have that as your icing. Ingredients: 1 ½ cup oats (can also use gluten free oats or any other...