Jan 17, 2018
The days are getting shorter. The temperatures are getting colder. You’re cuddled up in bed under your blankets feeling cozy as can be. Then your alarm goes off, blasting a motivational tune. If only that was enough to get your butt out of bed for your morning workout!
Jan 10, 2018
It’s January, and that means many people are looking forward to a fresh start in 2018. If you’re like half the population, you are probably looking forward to accomplishing New Years Resolution success. How can you accomplish that working with a personal trainer?
Jan 3, 2018
The new year is fast approaching and for many of us, that means it’s time for a fresh start! If your New Year’s Resolution involves living a healthier lifestyle and losing weight, you’re not alone!
Jan 2, 2018
Food Weight: 4.0
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 salmon filet)
4 skinless salmon filets (6 oz. each)
¾ pound fresh green beans, trimmed
12 strips of lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
4 tsp. capers (rinsed and drained)
Coarse salt and ground pepper to taste
4 tsp. Extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 400°F. Tear off...
Billy Pratt, BA, CPT, PAS, GIPS, CFMSP
Jan 2, 2018
Happy New Year! Hard to believe it’s 2018 isn’t it? I don’t know about you, but I felt like 2017 just flew right by, almost like life was on autopilot the whole year. Thinking about being on autopilot, how much of our behavior is “automatic” (i.e. unconscious)? I have not come across any good statistics on how much of our...
Dec 27, 2017
Looking back at the winter holidays we just had, take a moment to reflect. Not on how the food turned out, or whether the relatives got along, or how well the gifts you gave were received. But how was it for you? More specifically, were you able to take some time to relax?
Dec 20, 2017
It’s the same maddening cycle year after year: you spend October through December 31st overindulging in holiday food and drinks, and the rest of the year trying to undo the collateral caloric damage. So how does one avoid holiday weight gain?
Dec 13, 2017
You’ve wondered if you’re just imagining it, or if it’s really there; that small smile of satisfaction your Fitness Together trainer gets when he or she launches you into your third round of sit-ups in an hour. And when you can’t cough without flinching two days later, you wonder: are strong abdominal muscles really all that important? Or is the Crunch Craze all just a bunch of hype?
Dec 6, 2017
Do you ever feel like you have a split personality when it comes to your healthy habits? Perhaps during the day you do your workouts, fly through your 10,000 steps-a-day goal, and eat meals that would make health guru Bob Harper swoon. But how about when the sun goes down; is it a different story?
Fitness Together - Ashland, MA
Dec 5, 2017
Food Weight: 1.5
This classic is most commonly served chilled with lightly toasted pita wedges. You can also use it as a topping for chicken, baked potatoes or enjoy a generous spoonful in or on top of your morning (egg white) omelet.
Yield: 4 servings
¾ Cup Whole Grain Bulgur Wheat
3-4 Fresh Ripe Tomatoes
1 Cup Fresh Parsley, chopped