Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

August 28, 2017
These chicken nuggets are really good, but they’re a bit unconventional. Never fear! They still provide the crunchy exterior with a delicious chicken interior that is completely devoid of dryness.  They’re baked after being coated with cooked quinoa instead of breadcrumbs which gives them a healthy protein-packed makeover. They’re so yummy you may never want to have the traditional breadcrumb chicken nuggets again! Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Ingredients 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch ... Read More

Tips for a Rockin’ Core

August 21, 2017
MIKE VASILIEVAS, MANHATTAN FITNESS MANAGER 1.  Don't forget about your back: Everyone focuses on doing sit-ups and other core work to get the six-pack; but your lower back and butt are just as important for your core strength! Start incorporating exercises that also serve those muscle areas and you will see faster results. Also, your six pack isn't going to emerge if you don't remove the layer of fat that is obscuring it. But that's a post for another day! ... Read More

Go with your GUT

August 16, 2017
The Best Foods for a Healthy Gut By Anisha Jhaveri | May 22, 2017 The bacteria living in your belly has a powerful impact on your health. Feel your best by eating more probiotics and prebiotics. healthy gut. Gut bacteria might not be the sexiest topic, but it’s getting a lot of attention in the health world. And for good reason: A growing body of research shows your gut microbiome (the scientific name for the trillions of microorganisms living in ... Read More

Let’s HIIT It!

August 14, 2017
8 Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) And why it needs to be part of your regular workout routine By Charlotte Hilton Andersen High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. For example, a good starter workout is running as fast as you can for 1 minute and then walking for 2 minutes. Repeat that 3-minute interval five times for a 15-minute, fat-blasting workout. It sounds ... Read More

Eating Tips to Live By

August 7, 2017
TARA JUZESZYN, BEECHER FITNESS MANAGER Eat Small & Drink Big! Eat 4- 6 small meals per day to boost metabolism, reduce the likelihood of excess food being stored as fat, and to feel full throughout the day. To avoid stifling your metabolism, do NOT let your calories for the day drop below 1000. Reducing daily calorie intake to 1200 to 1500 depending on your lifestyle combined with healthy exercise and smart food choices is sufficient to lose weight in a healthy ... Read More