Browsing all articles from April, 2011

Olive and Chickpea  Mediterranean Salad 1/2 cup pitted green olives 1 cup pitted kalamata olives 1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup organic feta, cubed or crumbled 1 tablespoon juice from the kalamata olive jar 1 tablespoon organic olive oil 1 large handful of fresh parsley, minced 1 handful of fresh oregano 1 teaspoon organic balsamic vinegar ground pepper for taste […]

If you would like a flavourful Sunday morning breakfast or brunch, then try this recipe. Instead of poaching the eggs, you can soft boil them, and as the base you can use Ezekiel English Muffins (found at Baxtrom’s Grocer). For the cheese, you may use Bocochini cheese as pictured above, or you may choose another type like Extra Old Cheddar […]

Apr 15 2011

Hot In Here Workout

Dancers, mostly ballet dancers, have long been admired for their lean, graceful physiques. They spend hours balancing, leaping, leg lifting. They are not as fragile as they look. Most ballet dancers have stomachs of steel. Combining ballet and Pilates together you can build strength, tone your muscles and trim your waistline. Here are some exercises ballet dancers do to create strong, […]

Apr 14 2011

Reach For The Stars

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. ~ Thomas Fuller

Apr 14 2011

Only Girl Workout

1)Reverse Plank Push yourself up on your arms, keeping your core tight and solid, squeezing glutes up. Hold for 10 seconds and break, then do 9 more. 2)Lower Back Extension Lying on your tummy, arms at your sides, slightly and slowly raise your shoulders off the floor. Come down and go back up 10 times […]

Apr 13 2011

Never Give Up

 

This is a simple and delicious shake that is great with breakfast or as a drink right after a workout. Ingredients: 2 scoops high quality vanilla protein powder 1 cup Do Matcha green tea, cooled 1 cup organic blueberries 1/2 banana 1/4 cup bottled spring water (if needed to make thinner) Put all ingredients in blender and […]

Apr 12 2011

Lunge For Strong Legs

Squats are great too, and that will be next…but try lunges today! The many benefits of a lunge include: Strengthening and toning of the glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings Excellent for improving posture Core training Improves balance and coordination Strengthens arms if weights are used  Side Lunge Start with legs wide apart, feet facing forward. Slowly bend […]

Benefits Of The Bosu Ball ~Helps to strengthen your lower body, more specifically your leg muscles, lower back and glutes. ~Helps you to achieve amazing balance. ~Useful for sport specific training that requires a lot of balance and lower body strength. ~Helps build endurance. ~Depending on the types of exercises that you do on the […]

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