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If it’s your turn to host the Thanksgiving feast this year, you may be feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed. Planning a bountiful meal is a lot of work! Here are some tips to help make the holiday a little easier. Preparation Tips Consider ordering a pre-cooked turkey from your favorite grocery store. No defrosting. Read more
Are you looking for more ways to spend time with your kids, off the electronics all while keeping them moving this holiday season? For most families on Thanksgiving, physically getting up and moving takes a back burner to all that turkey, stuffing,  and pie.  The traditional Thanksgiving go-to when it comes to family fun play…is Read more
Nov 04 2019

AFF Strong Games

If you happened to be working out in our Short Pump location this past weekend you may have heard quite a ruckus coming from our First Annual AFF Strong Games held in our Fusion studio upstairs. There was a lot of banging and clanging, shouting, grunting, and cheering and the energy was amazing. What are Read more
If you are one of the 30+ million Americans who have been diagnosed with diabetes, you know that the holidays are perhaps the most difficult time of year to manage blood sugar levels. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, holiday parties and family get togethers offer plenty of opportunities to indulge in delicious foods that are Read more
Food boredom has become a real issue for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. The Problem In order to support muscle growth, athletic performance, and recovery, substantial amounts of nutrient-dense foods are required. Eating an abundance of these clean foods each day can become boring and even a struggle. The routine of eating the same food cooked Read more
You might find that fall flavors and smells pack a lot of comfort, calling up memories of mom’s baking, trips to the pumpkin patch, or holiday meals shared with family. But the mental health benefits of certain fall foods go beyond the food memories that make you feel good. The nutrients in these five fall Read more
Pumpkin is a type of winter squash that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It’s native to North America and particularly popular around Thanksgiving and Halloween. In the US, pumpkin typically refers to Cucurbita pepo, an orange type of winter squash. In other regions, such as Australia, pumpkin may refer to any type of winter squash. Read more
Many factors, biological and environmental, influence appetite, food choices, and meal timing. Some people can’t tell when they are hungry, while others have learned to ignore feelings of hunger. Both scenarios can lead to low energy levels, a dissatisfaction with food choices, intense cravings, and heightened hunger pangs. Food is used to nourish our bodies Read more
Maybe you’re the person who walks quickly past the door of the Group Fitness Studio, hoping the instructor and participants won’t notice you watching.  Maybe you’re thinking “I wish I looked that happy while I work out.” Maybe you’ve tried a class or two and are still looking for the one that feeds your soul. Read more
Aug 28 2019

How to Get Your Bliss

By now, we all know that physical health is imperative for quality of life. We know that moving more, eating more whole foods and practicing mindful meditation can help prevent most chronic disease and increase longevity. However, as an exuberant optimist, I find that practicing daily gratitude leads to overall satisfaction and a joyful heart. Read more
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