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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 Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Every Saturday at 715 am we venture to N2SHAPE for our beloved Boot Camp. It is a love/hate relationship – getting up early on a Saturday for something so painful but so much fun. When we are finished, we feel oh so good! As former #Sorority member of #AlphaXiDelta I love these kind of team […]


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 Ellen Yates on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Hire a Personal Trainer or Go It Alone? Your investment in hiring a personal trainer can bring great returns: Effectiveness. A professional trainer can provide you with the most effective workout for your body type and fitness goals. You can spend less time in the gym and get better results faster. Safety. A personal trainer […]


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 Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Maybe you know me . . . or someone like me. I was always the one picked last for the games at recess. Unlike most grammar school kids, gym was my least favorite subject as I was always considered a total liability. Volleyball hurt my wrists, the balance beam was totally out of the question, […]


By admin on Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Functional Boot Camp – Free Class on Mon, Sept 23 @ 7 pm @ James Fitness Center. Session starts the next Monday, Oct 7 @ 7 pm.   Roof top Yoga – Free Class on Tues, Sept 24 @ 7 pm @ 1600 Bldg Rooftop. Session starts the next Tuesday, Oct 8 @ 7 pm. […]


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 Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I know many take statins and thought that you would interested to read its effects on exercise.  From Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s Fitness and Health e-Zine May 19, 2013 Statins Prevent Exercise Benefits? Statins, drugs used to lower cholesterol and help to prevent heart attacks, prevented exercise benefits in overweight and sedentary men and women. Participants […]