Workout Challenge of the Month

November Workout Challenge of the Month

Perform the following exercises while holding a pair of dumbbells in a “count up” format (1 rep of each, then 2 of each then 3 and so on until the time is complete). Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes. -Alternating lunges -Squats -Pushups with Row -Jumping Jacks

Bad Foods

Everyone enjoys to overindulge in unhealthy foods. For individuals working out and eating well, the idea behind a cheat meal is to eat clean for a period of time, execute workouts as usual, and then reward the body with something unhealthy. Tim McComsey, “a registered dietician specializing in weight-loss programming shares his eight foods to avoid at all costs. This …

That Gut Feeling

By Carla Schuit – Registered Dietitian We eat when we are happy. We eat when we are sad. We eat when we are bored. We eat when we are mad. Many of us experience that 3pm craving for something to eat. Whether it being true hunger or just needing an escape from work for a moment. There are hundreds of …

Haunted Workout 2015

ForwardFit Haunted Workout!

  Join us Wednesday, October 28th for our second Halloween workout and costume contest.  We will be having our Fitness boxing class at 6:15pm and TRX suspension training class at 7:15pm.  However, the gym will be converted into a haunted house.  If you saw last year’s photos on Facebook, get ready it is going to be even better.  It’s free …

No Dairy, No Problem

By Carla Schuit   – Registered Dietitian About 65% of the adult population has some difficulty digesting lactose, the protein in milk, after infancy. It is thought that as we age our dependency on milk for nutrition decreases. Our diets vary more and the bodies lactase production (the enzyme that breaks down lactose) decreases. This makes it harder for our bodies …

Why So Hangry

Have you ever been so hungry that you became angry? What your feeling is called “Hangry” Recently, Oxford Dictionaries add this word: hangry (adjective): bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger. The simple answer is that your body needs food. But why does this happen? Here is the science behind why we get Hangry. “The carbohydrates, proteins and fats …

Salad Bar Strategy

By Carla Schuit   – Registered Dietitian I thought this month it would be fun to turn the article into a fun challenge. These days most meals are eaten away from the home and grocery stores are becoming more than just a place to fill the cupboard. Grocery stores now offer cappuccinos and or glasses of wine to enjoy while walking …

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Benefits of Antioxidants

Antioxidants found in your morning coffee or tea, known as polyphenol antioxidants, may help prevent heart disease. They work to prevent the oxidation of fat and thereby limit the internal inflammation that may increase risk of heart disease and diabetes. If you prefer coffee to tea, choose your roast carefully; light roasts have been shown to have a much higher …