Trainer Tip Tuesday: SMART Goals

SMART is an acronym we can use to guide our goal setting. This helps to ensure that our goals are meaningful and reachable.  Each goal should be:  Specific  Measurable  Achievable  Relevant  Time-Bound   How to use SMART:  Specific – Each goal should be clear and specific to help you focus your efforts. It also makes it […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Fats

National Heart Health Month: Saturated vs Unsaturated fats    Saturated and unsaturated fats are important terms to know. One improves your heart health while the other ensues further risk.   Saturated fats are found in highly processed meats like bacon, sausage, and pepperoni, as well as butter, high-fat dairy products, and some oils such as coconut oil. […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Dark Chocolate

National heart health month and Valentine’s Day! Is dark chocolate really that good for you? Are you buying your loved one dark chocolate this Valentine’s Day? Research suggests a diet high in a specific antioxidant called, flavonoids, leads to a lower risk for coronary heart disease. Flavonoids are found in cacao. Cacao is used in […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday: Fitting in Workouts

Not able to fit in a workout for the day? Do you not have 30 full minutes? Don’t worry! You don’t need to work out all at once. You can still get your workout in by splitting up your workout into three 10 minutes sessions. Ten minutes in the morning, at noon and at night can […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Salt (Part 2)

National heart health month: Are some versions of salt healthier than others?  Popular types of salt include table salt, sea salt, and pink Himalayan salt. Sea salt and pink Himalayan salts are often marketed with health foods. Does that mean they are healthier options or worth the extra price point?   Sea salt comes from dehydrated […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday: Proper Rowing Techniques

Cues: 1. Upright torso – Think of your torso like a clock – Sitting upright in the 12 o’clock position 2. Start with a leg drive, keep your arms extended 3. Once legs are fully extended, finish by pulling the handle to your chest right below the sternum (No chicken wings!) 4. Lean slightly back […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday: Exercise and Motivation

Trainer Tip by Adam Shook, Health Coach As exercise professionals, we often are tasked with providing and finding ways to motivate our clients. This can be a difficult task because the motivation to exercise can come and go like the afternoon breeze. So here are some tips to help you find the motivation to stay […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Salt

February is National Heart Health Month! Salt is a major ingredient of concern when it comes to heart health. The American Heart Association tells us that too much sodium can lead to headaches, bloating and puffiness, weight gain, and over time can also increase the risk for heart diseases such as high blood pressure, kidney […]

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