What are Superfoods?

Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition, they are sparse in calories and dense in nutrients, meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They are superior sources of antioxidants and essential nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves.

The most important thing for everyone to know is that superfoods are easy to find in every local supermarket. Be sure to look for organic produce and wild salmon (as opposed to farmed) for the most benefits. They’re worth looking for!


Top 10 Superfoods:

    1. Apples
    2. Blueberries
    3. Beets
    4. Avocados
    5. Kale
    6. Kiwi Fruit
    7. Lentils
    8. Sweet Potatoes
    9. Walnuts
    10. Wild Salmon

These nutritional, powerhouse foods are loaded with nutrients crucial to a healthy, long life.

If you can include a variety of them in your diet every day, I promise they will change your life!

I have also included a few of my favorite superfoods that you may or may not have tried:

Chia Seeds:
Ancient cultures throughout Central America have long enjoyed chia seeds as a key part of their food and medicine. The seeds were even used as currency. Chia seeds are loaded with omega fats, protein, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. They have a mild nutty flavor and, since they absorb liquid, they’re ideal for hydration and feeling full.  Check out this recipe for Chia Pudding:  https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9492/vegan-recipe-banana-strawberry-chia-pudding.html

Hemp Seed:
Hemp is a well-balanced, vegetarian protein source that includes all of the essential amino acids. Not only is hemp one of the best veggie sources of protein, it’s easy for the body to digest and assimilate. Hemp also features plenty of other nutrients, including abundant fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins, and omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids. Sprinkle hemp seeds on salads and add them to smoothies for added protein. Just 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds will add 11 grams of protein to your smoothie.

Raw Cacao Nibs:
Nature’s chocolate chips

Cacao nibs are made from pure cacao beans that come straight out of the tropical cacao fruit. Cacao was a culinary treasure to Mesoamericans for thousands of years and touted as the “Food of the Gods” for its superior nutritional profile and exceptional flavor. Make a trail mix with shredded coconut, raw cacao nibs, dried cranberries, and a nut of your choice.

Maca:
Maca is a potent, ancient Peruvian superfood highly prized by Incan warriors to increase stamina, boost libido, and combat fatigue. The maca root was prized throughout the Incan empire for its adaptogenic-like qualities that enable it to nourish and balance the body’s delicate endocrine system and to help cope with stress. It also energizes naturally, without the jitters and crashes of caffeine, and it can aid in reproductive function, helping to balance hormones and increase fertility.  Add maca to smoothies for an extra energy boost.

Maqui Powder:
The purple Chilean maqui berry is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods. It contains an abundance of vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, anti-aging anthocyanins and polyphenols, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Navitas Naturals Maqui Powder has a tart, fruity flavor that’s a delicious addition to juices, smoothies, and desserts.

Goji Berries: Goji Berries provide a number of important macronutrients, including carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and soluble fiber. There’s even more to this sweet, little, red berry including 18 amino acids, free-radical fighting antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and E, and more than 20 other trace minerals and vitamins including zinc, iron, phosphorus, and riboflavin (B2). Ounce-for-ounce, goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more iron than soybeans and spinach. Munch on these goodies as your afternoon snack. 

Give one of these superfoods a try today to super charge your day!

New Classes Added!

We’ve added new trainers and fun new classes! 

Join us in welcoming Allyson Spungen with new Power Sculpt and HIIT classes, Celine Zeniti for Spin, and Sherri Botano teaching HIIT and Barre-less Barre

Not only are they great instructors, but also personal trainers ready to help you achieve your personal fitness goals.

As with all classes we are taking every precaution in providing you with a safe and clean environment for your continued optimal health. We value and take our members health very seriously. Being a private gym, we have unique amenities that help us stand out among the rest during these unsettling times.

Book your classes  soon. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

New Fitness Class!

We are proud to announce a new class addition to our line up!
 
HIIT which stands for High Intensity Interval Training is hot and hard core!
 
HIIT workouts combine short bursts of intense exercise of about 60 to 90 seconds with periods of rest or lower-intensity exercise. Done correctly this kind of training is more efficient in fat burning and also in flaming calories well after your workout is done than regular cardio exercise!
 
If you want to kick up your cardio this class is for you! Book your spot today by clicking here.

We Are Ready To Open!

Good News! We are all set to bring back members!

Starting Monday, June 1 we will be accepting appointments for workout sessions and classes!

What we’re doing to keep you safe:

• Limiting class sizes to no more than 10 people including the trainer

• Each separate workout room has it’s own designated outside entrance through which you will arrive and leave keeping your exposure level down to the immediate members in your workout zone at the time

• A rotating cleaning schedule throughout the gym and after each class that includes all surfaces and equipment

• A generous supply of cleaning materials available for members use on machines, weights, etc, whatever you’d like to give an extra wipe down. These supply stations are located throughout the gym.

BOOK YOUR CLASS/WORKOUT SESSION:

• Each member will be required to schedule an appointment for the class or workout time they plan on coming in for. 

• If necessary you may cancel your appointment anytime up to 12 hours prior to the class session. Any cancellation after that time period is subject to a cancellation fee of $15.00. This applies to everyone.

• Workout times are first come first served so get your appointments set early. There are no limits to how many workouts you can schedule, however this may change if need dictates.

PLEASE CLEAN UP EQUIPMENT AFTER YOUR WORKOUT:
Please help us maintain a safe environment for your fellow members by wiping down the equipment you have used with disinfecting wipes after your workout. There are cleaning supplies provided in cleaning stations in each area for this purpose.

ENTRY AND EXIT:
Please use the outside entrance for the room you will be using for entry and exit when you leave. Please avoid the other rooms in the gym including walking through to an exit.

Thank you, we really appreciate your support!
Without you we wouldn’t be here and we want to maintain your safety and well-being the entire time you’re here. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us by calling (714)840-0460.