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By Ellen Yates on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

People who eat 35 grams or more of protein at breakfast have been shown to reduce their food intake by 400 calories/day, are less hungry and are less prone to an increase in body fat. I personally make a shake every morning so that I get my 35+ grams of protein. The shake is the […]


By Ellen Yates on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

So many have asked me what I put in my #protein #shake.  I have included my recipe below along with an easy to follow “picture guide” so you can make a shake that suits your taste & needs! 3/4 cup of water, 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein, handful of spinach, 1 carrot, 1/2 cup […]


By Ellen Yates on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Functional Fitness workouts are my favorite.  After my functional workout, I feel invigorated, strong and flexible as my routine has a cardio (aerobic & anaerobic) & strength (overall & core) component through so many planes of motion.  Clients that train this way see a significant improvement in body composition, energy level and have the ability […]


By Ellen Yates on Monday, June 15th, 2015

The old guideline recommending 30 minutes of exercise three times a week just isn’t enough, according to the latest research. Athletes know that they need to work out every day, and all people who just want to stay healthy can benefit from the same type of exercise program. Why Athletes Need to Exercise Every Day […]


By admin on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Exercise in the morning before dinner. Shower (necessary) & wear a tight belt, control top panty hose, or Spanx. One tbsp of your favorite dishes & avoid the rest or you’ll spend more time in the bathroom in discomfort than visiting your family (well maybe that is what you want). A joyous Thanksgiving to all […]


By admin on Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Unfortunately, we only got one definitive for Sunday morning Spin. I know it is Sunday and it is August but also know that many of you have missed your regular sessions this summer due to vacation, work, etc. If so many of you had not missed workouts, I would not be writing this. Am I […]


By admin on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

1. Tackle weight lifting at a 2-4 tempo. There’s more to strength training than moving the weights around. The speed at which you lift and lower those weights is very important if you want to sculpt your body.  For best results, follow the “2-4 count” during resistance training. Spend two  seconds in the concentric phase […]


By admin on Sunday, April 28th, 2013

A recent study at the University of Padova in Italy found that short bursts of interval resistance training is more effective in increasing post exercise energy consumption than traditional resistance training. This is good news as this will shorten the time that we need to work out. The bad news is that we have to […]


By admin on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Changes to November  Anyone staying in town for Thanksgiving?  If so, there is a class pre-Thanksgiving on Wed, Nov 21 at 6 am and post-Thanksgiving on Fri, Nov 23 at 6 am.   Special Classes in November Training Ride – Wed Nov 14 530 am to 7 am – One week before Thanksgiving!  The instructor will […]


By admin on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Coconut Water Coconut water can be found in your average supermarket.  The brands now in the marketplace  grow on a daily basis. A great beverage to add back electrolytes lost through exercise and a great tasting shake ingredient, the water is especially high in potassium, much higher amounts, than say, a banana, so drink up! […]