Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Benefits of Group Exercise

This week we get to know our new Group Exercise Director,  Aubrie Nelson, B.S., CPT, CC and understand the benefits of group exercise.       I graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Nutrition. I have worked as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor in this industry for more than… Read more »

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Yield: 4 servings Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa or other small-kernel grain or 1 cup raw 1 large or 2 medium (about 1 pound) sweet potatoes Salt 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced 1/4 cup minced red onion or shallot Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup extra virgin olive… Read more »

Green Juice

Juicing is incredibly healthy but can become time consuming and repetitive. Switch up your regular routine with this beverage recipe that’s fun to make but still packed with vitamins and nutrients. Makes 2 drinks Ingredients: 8 shots apple cider 1 large handful of kale 2 shots fresh lemon juice 1 cube cane sugar 6 slices… Read more »

Living Well

We hear people talk about being well and living well, but what does that really mean? With our focus on health and wellness this week, here are some tips on leading a healthy life.     Having good health means different things to different people. When I evaluate the state of a person’s current health,… Read more »