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Mexican night can be healthy too! Grab some corn tortillas, cook lean ground turkey, and mix together black beans, corn, red pepper, cilantro and lime juice for a salsa topping!
It’s really as good as it looks :)

Mexican night can be healthy too! Grab some corn tortillas, cook lean ground turkey, and mix together black beans, corn, red pepper, cilantro and lime juice for a salsa topping!

It’s really as good as it looks :)

Cilantro Chickpea Lime Salad!
The best foods are those with the least amount of ingredients. Exactly what the title says, just 3 ingredients:
Cilantro, Lime & Chickpeas!
Derrrricious 

Cilantro Chickpea Lime Salad!

The best foods are those with the least amount of ingredients. Exactly what the title says, just 3 ingredients:

Cilantro, Lime & Chickpeas!

Derrrricious 

I’ve been member to many a gym during my 24 year tenure on this earth. For me, the experience of signing up at a new gym can be equated with that of a new school semester. I buy my new workout clothes, create my workout program, create my meal plan and have all my back to gym tools ready. Yet, as I begin my speed dating with the local gyms to find the best fit, I quickly find soon thereafter why I resent the process.

We’ve evolved into a socially connected world through many mediums and it is the enveloped human element that molds our experiences; how we convey, connect, and care for a product and/or company.

Let’s go with an example, one you can possibly relate to. We have two characters and a gym; Bernie the gym salesman, a potential new member Colan, and the gym itself The Body Shop.

Colan walks into the gym, curious of what The Body Shop has to offer. Inside, Colan meets Bernie, a “Fitness Manager” who takes it upon himself to give Colan the grand tour of the facility, listening to each word spoken and every question asked to make sure any concerns/doubts can be combatted and accommodated. Having made a great connection with Bernie, Colan leaves with exuding confidence not just about The Body Shop, but about his decision to join a gym and become part of a culture. Throughout the week, Colan receives multiple follow-up phone calls & e-mails from Bernie offering his time, thoughts, and personal attention. 

Colan decides The Body Shop is the best fit for him but soon after joining, he notices the attention he once had disappeared after the dotted line was signed. The once communicatively elaborate Bernie no longer checks on Colan. The once attentively Bernie no longer offers his time as he did while Colan was in the process of choosing a gym. The support system and culture sold to Colan when he was talking with Bernie evaporated soon after.

Where did that personal attention disappear to and why did it suddenly dwindle from 150% effort to a 10% hello after you signed? What happened to the human element of personal follow-up phone calls, e-mails, and other communications to check up on you? 

The more you focus on new clients, the less you focus on existing members. This ultimately leads to a downward spiral of trying to patch holes of a sinking ship while attempting to look like a brand new ride to hopefuls. 

Chain gyms need a social reform, applying the same support & attention they offer during the selling phase of potential members to newly signed & veteran members. The magic that originally conveyed the auspicious experience Colan would have, the intimate connection he made with Bernie, and the detailed care for him as a member needs to be upheld and sustained throughout the entirety of a member’s tenure!

To just put this into perspective for you guys, 1 Gallon = 3.79 Liters

That means miss Coke’n Carla (random name) was drinking roughly 2.6 gallons of coke A DAY!

Those of you additionally curious, yes….that’s 281 grams of sugar per day from her drinking habits alone. 

This excludes any of her actual dietary intake, which we can assume didn’t consist of the healthiest options available.

As us fitness professionals like to say, “Everything In Moderation!”

Frozen Fruit Pops!
So for these awesome pops:
Take any fruit of your choice, slicing it very thin
Arrange and place the inside a typical popsicle container
Then pour some juice inside to fill in the spaces and glue together the fruit
Place in the freezer, let it freeze and then enjoy!
Hot summer days are already on us so make this one of your go-to desserts!

Frozen Fruit Pops!

So for these awesome pops:

  1. Take any fruit of your choice, slicing it very thin
  2. Arrange and place the inside a typical popsicle container
  3. Then pour some juice inside to fill in the spaces and glue together the fruit
  4. Place in the freezer, let it freeze and then enjoy!

Hot summer days are already on us so make this one of your go-to desserts!

Apple PB & Choco Chip Sandwich!
Another amazing snack! Quick & health yet again :)
Take and decore 1 apple
Lay apple on it’s side and cut roughly 1/4 inch slices (you can have them thicker if you prefer!)
Lather peanut butter on one slice, drizzle a few chocolate chips, place the 2nd slice on top and presto!
You now have an amazing and very easy snack (or meal!) 

Apple PB & Choco Chip Sandwich!

Another amazing snack! Quick & health yet again :)

  1. Take and decore 1 apple
  2. Lay apple on it’s side and cut roughly 1/4 inch slices (you can have them thicker if you prefer!)
  3. Lather peanut butter on one slice, drizzle a few chocolate chips, place the 2nd slice on top and presto!

You now have an amazing and very easy snack (or meal!) 

Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries
The perfect dessert! Or snack if you wish ;P 
Shave off the top of the strawberry, removing the stem and leaves. 
Then dip them in yogurt (flavored greek yogurt or something similar), placing on a tray. Don’t bunch them up in a bag! Or it will look like a hobbit hill of yogurt :D
Put them in the freezer and in a matter of time, you have yourself frozen bite-sized yogurt covered strawberries!
Let me know if you tried them and what you think!

Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries

The perfect dessert! Or snack if you wish ;P 

  1. Shave off the top of the strawberry, removing the stem and leaves. 
  2. Then dip them in yogurt (flavored greek yogurt or something similar), placing on a tray. Don’t bunch them up in a bag! Or it will look like a hobbit hill of yogurt :D
  3. Put them in the freezer and in a matter of time, you have yourself frozen bite-sized yogurt covered strawberries!

Let me know if you tried them and what you think!