Trainer Tip Tuesday: Rep Ranges

When it comes to resistance training, the proper range of repetitions is dictated by our goals. We can train for strength, muscle growth, or muscular endurance.   Strength rep ranges: 1-5  Muscle growth rep ranges: 6-12  Muscular endurance rep ranges: 12-20  No matter our goal or which repetition range we’re using, the key is to train […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Create Tasty Foods at Home

Cooking at home can be healthy, rewarding and cost-effective! Try these seven simple techniques to enhance your food’s taste and experiment with flavor combinations: https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/enhancing-the-flavor-of-your-meals #NationalNutritionMonth

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Snack Planning

Planning ahead can help save money and reduce mealtime stress! Follow these steps to plan and prepare meals that fit your preferences and lifestyle:   1)Make a menu  2)Stock your pantry, fridge and freezer with the five food groups   3)Keep a running grocery list  Visit https://sm.eatright.org/mealplanning for the complete meal planning guide   #NationalNutritionMonth  ~Kaylee Brown, CHFC Registered Dietitian […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday: Push Up Tips

Coach Alli demonstrates proper push up form and gives additional tips. Push up Form  Tuck elbows into the side   Keep core engaged   Shoulders, hips, knees and ankles should be in a straight line  Control movement on the way down  Touch chest to the ground  Push through the ground  Push Up Regression (Hip Circle)  Put hip […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: Cultural Foods and Healthy Eating

Your favorite cultural foods can be part of a healthful eating plan! Here are some ideas for a variety of healthy, cultural meals provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Asian Indian Breakfast: Besan cheela (savory pancakes made with chickpea flour and vegetables) with extra tomatoes and spinach on the side, and a cooked egg. […]

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Trainer Tip Tuesday: Kettlebell Deadlift

Tips for the kettlebell deadlift:  It’s a safe exercise if you’re doing it correctly and is easier to learn than the barbell   Don’t set up too far away from the weight. Try to line up the handle of the kettlebell with your shoelaces Focus on driving your hips backward creating vertical shins (no knees pushing […]

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Weekly Dietitian Tip: March is National Nutrition Month

This year’s theme is Celebrate a World of Flavors! Throughout March, embrace the foods and flavors of your heritage and other global cultures.  During #NationalNutritionMonth and beyond, choose delicious and nutrient-rich foods from each of the five basic food groups!  Use these tips to get started: https://sm.eatright.org/nutrichdiet 

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