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Standardizing memberships in 2017

PT Fitness is adjusting pricing on January 1st. We are standardizing our pricing to reflect the value of *unlimited classes* in 2017. This adjustment will affect your current payment by 10%. You will be grandfathered into this new pricing plan without any action required. We’ll adjust…

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Lighten up your recipes

Have a favorite “Go to” recipe you want to make healthier? Even making a few adjustments will lighten up some of your favorites and still keep cooking for your family easy! Here are a few examples: When making tacos substitute lean ground chicken or lean…

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How often should running / training shoes be replaced?

A running shoe typically lasts 350-500 miles – depending on the runner.  Weight and frequency of use play a large part in determining the exact number.  If you are a consistent runner, we recommend assessing the life of your shoe after about 3-6 months.  A…

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Blue Zones Move Naturally Tip 8

Burn Calories through household tasks Watering houseplants burns the same number of calories as stretching and walking.  Increasing simple movements like standing, walking, and talking can help you burn an extra 350 calories a day. Blue Zones Project

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Blue Zones Move Naturally Tip 7

Own a bike Having a bike nudges you to use it.  Riding at moderate speed burns about 235 calories per half hour.  (Don’t forget to wear a helmet.) Blue Zones Project

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Blue Zones Move Naturally Tip 6

Grow you own garden You can burn up to 150 calories gardening 30-45 minutes.  As a bonus, this low-intensity exercise provides both stress reducing benefits and fresh herbs and veggies to eat! Blue Zones Project

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Blue Zones Move Naturally Tip 5

Create exercise space Make exercise easier by designating space in your home for it.  You’re more likely to use this equipment if it’s visible and easily accessible.  A study at the University of Florida found that women who exercised at home lost 25 pounds in…

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Blue Zones Move Naturally Tip 3

Keep sporting equipment in your yard. Basketballs, baseballs, footballs, golf clubs, roller blades, camping supplies, or running shoes – have at least four in your yard for easy use.  Playing catch, for example, for 30 minutes burns over 100 calories.

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take the stress out of weighing in – tip 3

Take the stress out of weighing in – tip 3 Use the number on the scale to actually help your program work for you. If you’re going to use the scale as a tool, you might as well do it right.  Try keeping a journal…

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Featured Recipe – Trey Maben’s Turkey Chili

Trey Maben’s Turkey Chili 2#s extra lean turkey 1 onion 1 tbls minced garlic 2 packages chili seasoning (I use McCormack lower sodium) 1 lg can petite diced tomatoes 1 can Hot Rotel 1 small can tomato sauce 2 cans Kidney beans 1 can pinto…

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