This week’s recipe is by Coach Josef!  He is actually pretty handy in the kitchen and is a mean cook.  This is a terrific snack or side dish for the hot weather we are all experiencing.  Feel free to jazz it up and make it your own with different herbs and spices. Try it this…

The difference between your life span and your play span is primarily determined by your strength levels. Without strength training we lose 1% of our muscle mass every year after age 30.     As we lose muscle we lose our ability to move, our independence and quality of life. Additionally, declining muscle equals declining metabolic health…

Just about every Northerner you meet who now lives in Charlotte likes to chat about the weather. And, can you blame them? The city sees an average annual high temperature of 70 (amazingly comfortable) degrees.   But somewhere along the line, they forgot to talk about the average summertime temp—a  swampy 87 degrees. In fact a…

“What should I order when I go out for 🍱 sushi?” is a common question we get. Hopefully, this will help you order more easily and enjoy.  Oh, and yes, soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi are generally deliciously acceptable to eat as much as you like but some places will sweeten their ginger with sugar,…

The easiest 10 pounds to lose are the 10 you don’t gain on vacation. But, if you’re anything like me, the easiest week to gain 10 pounds is a week on vacation. Isn’t that a rather unfortunate coincidence? But after six months of regularly wearing 37 different hats ranging from the household sous chef to…

This cilantro lime shrimp with zucchini noodles is simply drool worthy. Lime and cilantro combo makes for a full-flavored dish that tastes like restaurant quality, while only taking minutes to prepare! A perfect low-carb option when you’re looking for a quick, light dinner that’s packed with flavor this summer or anytime. Ingredients: 1 lb (450g) shrimp,…

15 years ago, for no good reason, I handed off all my clients in DC and moved to LA. After I ran out of savings, I scrambled to get a job as a personal trainer at Spectrum Sports Clubs. Driving to my very first day I got my first flat tire ever, and I had…

Chicken salad is a Southern staple. Try this recipe for a simple twist on a classic favorite.  Did you know chicken salad recipes can be found in early 19th century Southern cookbooks, including Sarah Rutledge’s “The Carolina Housewife?! Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded 1 avocado 2 tbsp mayo or Greek yogurt 1-2…

🗣 Q: So, a girlfriend and I are talking about our Aug birthdays, where we are/wanna be weight wise/healthy eating blah blah blah. Carbs came up. If one is counting carbs, what’s more important? The total carbs or net carbs (which I think is total minus fiber?) ?   A: First of all, thank you very…

Want an amazing meal but don’t want to stand over the stove for hours? This dish serves 10 – great for a party or for meal prepping for the week. Braising is a combination-cooking method that uses both wet and dry heats: typically, the food is first seared at a high temperature, then finished in…

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