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Discover Optimal Health and Happiness in Atlanta

Discover Optimal Health and Happiness in Atlanta

Feb 20, 2013

Listen up, Ladies of Atlanta… Spring is nearly upon us and now is the time to get lean and luminous with Morgan King of G3 Wellness, an authority in female-specific fitness and nutrition.  Morgan draws from her background as a pilates instructor, personal trainer and pre & post-natal fitness specialist to sculpt your long and strong body using functional training techniques and postural principles of pilates.  As a holistic health coach, Morgan’s approach is refreshingly practical, steering clear of fleeting fad diets and working one-on-one to develop sustainable habits unique to your body and lifestyle.  Finally, a one-two punch for optimal health with a one-size-does-not-fit-all mentality! Best of all, Morgan travels right to your door, whether you live in an apartment, condo or home, eliminating the dreaded trip to the gym as well as any excuse keeping you from achieving your best body and life now. G3 Wellness was founded by Morgan King to teach women that their health is in their own hands. Born a student of health and fitness, studying everything from the gluten-free diet and biopsychosocial model to food harvesting charts and Pilates has sparked Morgan’s interest and has led her to consistently cultivate the tools that will help women lead their best lives. G3 Wellness is a multidimensional resource for the busy woman seeking optimal health and happiness with holistic health programs for permanent weight loss and whole-body well being, personalized fitness plans for a strong and lean body, and residential food gardening for backyard organic nourishment. Sign up for your FREE CONSULTATION at www.G3Wellness.com or email Morgan...

BLAST900: The Ultimate Workout Revolutionizing Fitness

BLAST900: The Ultimate Workout Revolutionizing Fitness

Feb 6, 2013

BLAST900: The Ultimate Workout offers a more efficient way of achieving fitness goals with interval-based classes. Each 60-minute workout consists of short but intense blocks on state-of-the-art treadmills alternating with challenging full-body strength intervals. BLAST900′s highly trained instructors provide an all ages and levels workout where everyone can train at their own pace as a walker, jogger or runner. BLAST900 is now offering adjusted pricing to include unlimited options as well as new innovative fitness professionals. First time clients are invited to try BLAST900 anytime as the initial class is complimentary. “I worked with qualified instructors and nutritionists to design a nutrition and interval training exercise program alternating high and relatively low intensity exercise that is a very effective method for getting results,” said BLAST900 Founder Missi Wolf. ”This kind of workout shocks the body out of its comfort zone and has participants continually burning calories for the next 24 hours.” The team behind the BLAST900: The Ultimate Workout concept and brand has dedicated countless hours to helping develop and perfect an approach to fitness unlike any other. Their mission is to provide a 60-minute ultimate full body workout encompassing all areas of wellness for all levels of fitness, while expending the maximum level of calories in a high-energy class. The BLASTLife encourages clients to take part in not only classes that help with strength training, conditioning, fat burning and cardio but also BLASTNutrition, a healthier way of life through behavior modification, and BLASTProfile, a fitness assessment that helps achieve goals. Guaranteed to shed unwanted fat while simultaneously building and toning muscles, BLAST900 is an efficient and exciting way to change how you look, feel and perform.   Located in Athens, Atlanta and Charleston, BLAST900 is on the web at www.blast900.com.    ...

Kale and White Bean Salad

Kale and White Bean Salad

Jul 15, 2011

I got the most gorgeously ripe kale last week from my CSA share (Community Sustained Agriculture), and I wanted to do something new ~ try it in a salad as opposed to a sautee or soup, my usual route for this vegetable. It’s got a nice crunch, an interesting texture, and just a touch of bitter, so I went into my fridge and pantry to see what I could do to bring it to life in a new way. By adding the beans, I increased both the fiber and protein content making this a really healthy, complete dish, even for a vegan like me!Truth is, I loved it so much that I made it about 5 times in 2 weeks. (I even brought it to the beach but that was a messy proposition…) The ingredients for the dressing may sound a bit strange, but go with me on this one. 1 head of kale, washed and chopped into bite size pieces ½ head of napa cabbage, washed and chopped into bite size pieces ½ can rinsed and drained cannelini beans 1 TBSP tahini (sesame paste) 1 generous TBSP hummus ¾ cup Greek salad dressing (or similar red wine vinaigrette) Wash and chop your greens and place them in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the salad dressing, tahini and hummus until well combined. Pour the dressing over the greens to coat well. Add the beans and refrigerate for 30 minutes and then serve chilled. Feel free to add a few squirts of fresh lemon to brighten the taste even...

Andrea Beaman’s Arugula Salad with Shaved Manchego Cheese

Andrea Beaman’s Arugula Salad with Shaved Manchego Cheese

Jun 4, 2011

Spicy arugula, briny olives and buttery Manchego come together in this simple salad with complex flavor. Ingredients 1 bag baby arugula 1 large tomato, diced 3-4 black olives 1-2 ounces Manchego cheese, shaved 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Preparation Wash arugula and dry completely. On a serving plate, top arugula leaves with diced tomato, olives and shaved cheese. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing on top of salad. Andrea Beaman By the time she was 28, Andrea Beaman was diagnosed with thyroid disease, which she credits as her motivation to embark on a healthier lifestyle through natural and sustainable food choices. Her health improved after two years of natural food choices and therapies; those adjustments became the catalysts that changed her life and profession. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she currently teaches her mission to encourage a healthier world through nutritious meal solutions. Andrea is a Natural Nutritionist and Holistic Health Counselor accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is also the author of her self-published book, “The Whole Truth,” and her follow-up cookbook, “The Whole Truth Eating and Recipe Guide.” Facebook Andrea Beaman .com  ...

Fat-2-Fit #23, Food Myths

Fat-2-Fit #23, Food Myths

Apr 20, 2011

Name one food that is believed to be healthy or good for you, but is the worst thing you could ever ingest. Why? Sugar substitutes like equal, sucralose, saccharin, nutrasweet and others are the WORST possible things (I can’t even call them food) to put into your body. Many people they are better for you than sugar. This is a bold-faced, flat out, bull-crap lie. Yes, sugar is bad in large quantities, but sugar substitutes are by far worse! Sugar substitutes can be 10 to 200 times sweeter than sugar. This eventually destroys our sweet palate. No longer will an apple or any other piece of fruit taste sweet. Their sweet tooth can never be satisfied with artificial sweeteners. Not only that, but they have been linked with neurological disorders, cancer, digestive problems and a host of other ailments. If you’re craving something sweet try a baked pear. www.andreabeaman.com/health/baked-pears Example: Lo-Fat Little Debbie Snack Cakes. Name the food that is wrongfully accused as harmful but is actually an OK food. Why? The food that I believe has been wrongfully accused of being bad for us is saturated fat and cholesterol. Humans have survived and thrived for centuries, healthfully, while eating saturated animal fat and cholesterol rich foods. A great example is the French – duck and goose fat are liberally supplied in their diet – and they have had notoriously low rates of heart disease. Fat helps retain the integrity of our cells and communication between our cells. For example ALL of the cells in our body, including our brain, are coated in cholesterol. When cholesterol levels fall too low, depression, muscle wasting, bone loss and memory loss ensue. Just ask anyone on cholesterol lowering meds how they’re feeling. When eating saturated fat and cholesterol rich foods we need to make sure it’s the best quality, naturally raised and grass fed. BTW – when we took sat fat out of the diet (example: butter) and replaced it with hydrogenated fat (example: margarine), disease rates skyrocketed! Moral of the story – eat food that is traditional and natural, and delicious (of course!) and forget about the nutritional dogma. Oh, and I forgot to mention that vitamins...

Fat-2-Fit Week 19-hCG controversy continues…

Fat-2-Fit Week 19-hCG controversy continues…

Mar 23, 2011

Last Week’s Question was so vigorously debated that it took time to follow the threads through the emails that make up the expert commentary we bring to you each week.  Here is what we asked and the information about a product that is in all the headlines right now, completely unedited and as it came into to us. The hCG Diet is making a lot of headlines in the news. Some people are calling it a weight loss miracle, while others are calling it a scam. Where do you stand on the hCG Diet? Are there any other products, good or bad that may have claims you want to endorse or discredit? Tracy Gramer March 14 at 4:34pm I actually have a client who’s been on this for less than two weeks and has lost 10lbs. Honestly! For me to say that, as a trainer, it’s absolutely true. Doesn’t help my business! You have to eat a very strict diet and watch your caloric burning amount. Yes, that means burn less calories for once in our lives! 🙂 I’m sure the diet has a little to do with the weight loss, because it’s so strict, but I can clearly see just bodyfat coming off…and fast! I would say a good kick start supplement, but don’t stay on anything too long unless you know EXACTLY what you’re doing. Even then, cycle your supplements properly. Bonnie Talley Pfiester March 14 at 6:04pm Personally, although I only have a few clients that have done this diet and I am not a promoter myself, I am concerned when someone is limited to 500 calories a day (see link to the HCG page). Don’t get me wrong, I know very little about this diet, but the little my clients did tell me raised red flags and one of my client’s doctor made her go off it (and I agreed). People are impatient, which is the first problem. There is no room for impatience in the world of health, diet and fitness. Yes, I do not doubt people are losing weight, but I’d rather someone lose body fat slowly, but permanently, than have someone lose, which hCG says you should expect as,...