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Hard to believe summer officially ended and as if overnight, we’ve rolled into pumpkin season. I revisited ABC10 last week as their TV health expert and was excited to feature some healthy ways to eat America’s beloved fall vegetable. Pumpkins are packed with anti-aging nutrition and are a versatile veggie — you can cook it, soup it, bake it, sweeten it, or just eat their seeds! Pumpkin for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Yes, yes, and yes! Click HERE to link to the video.
On the menu:
BREAKFAST: Pumpkin Nut Belgian Waffles — Chopped walnuts add a healthy dose of heart healthy omega-3’s to these light whole grain waffles. Topped with my favorite naturally sweet Spiced Apple Topping. (This antioxidant-rich topping is delicious over yogurt and muesli, pumpkin pancakes, and ice cream too!)
BREAKFAST, SNACK OR DESSERT: Super Moist Pumpkin Bars with Greek Cream Cheese Pineapple Frosting — These bars are delicious and healthy any time!
ENTREE: Pumpkin Marinara over Green Lentil Pasta — Super easy to make and super rich in skin-loving ingredients: pumpkin and tomato purée!
SOUP: Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Soup in Pumpkin Tureen — Pumpkins + apples make the perfect pair.
BEVERAGE: Pineapple Pumpkin Smoothie — This creamy smoothie (frozen pineapple, bananas, pumpkin, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt) makes a great way to start the day, pick you up in the afternoon, or reenergize you after a workout. Freeze it for a fresh fruit frozen dessert! 😀
DESSERT: Pumpkin Bark — Handmadeextreme dark chocolate with roasted pumpkin seeds and almonds.
Do you know what it means to be functionally fit? One in 3 people – and 60% of those over 65 – suffer from a functional limitation limiting their ability to carry out daily activities – like climbing stairs, bending over to tie their shoes, picking something up off the floor, or carrying groceries.
If you’d like to hear my radio interview on Remedying Functional Limitations with Functional Fitness on About Health, here it is!
Do you need help planning balanced, antioxidant-rich* meals? This small-group session is a follow-up to “The Basics” class. It provides you with specific menus based around centenarian principles and the vegetarian and Mediterranean-style patterns. (The Basics class is not required, but recommended.)
Simple menu plans and plant-rich plates are heart healthy, diabetic friendly, and cancer protective. Ideal if you’re trying to lose weight and want simplicity in the kitchen.
*Note: If you received a low antioxidant test score, i.e., Skin Carotenoid Score (SCS), when we tested you at the Kick-Off Shopping Party, the menus provided in this class will help you boost antioxidant activity and your SCS score.
OBJECTIVE: Learn how to put healthy eating into practice.
WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm
WHERE: Sports Basement San Ramon – 1041 Market Place, San Ramon, CA 94583
What Guests Get As a guest of our Kick-Off Shopping Party!, you’ll receive 20% off your purchases (including already marked down items!) and a FREE lifetime ‘Basementeer’ membership fee (regularly $25). Basementeers receive 10% off every purchase every time they shop and 10% of the profits go to a charity of their choice.
The Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer with 7 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and are known for selling the “best brands at basement prices”.
*Get Sized! The Sports Basement offers gait analysis and will help you select the proper and correct fitting shoes. Great thing to do at the shopping party!
* Get Psyched! Sports Basement San Ramon hosts weekly fun runs on Thursdays. Meet Coach Mike at the party to inspire you.
* Get Started!Karen Owoc, Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, will be there to answer your health, fitness, and nutrition questions.
* Get Geared Up! The Sports Basement has everything from camping gear to training gear — even equipment rentals.
Medical fitness practice, HealthStyleRx, and the Sports Basement have joined as partners. To celebrate this partnership and to welcome you, we’re hosting this Kick-Off Shopping Party! Stop in for some refreshments and an evening of shopping for your sports and fitness gear. Friends and family welcome!
See you there!
We’re here to support your fitness goals and cultivate fun in moving.
I started a new class from 10:30-12:00 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (HealthStyleRx2) and it is already gaining popularity. Here’s why…
The Goal:To increase metabolism and improve functionality because you have to move, lift, balance, and support your body in this class. Intensive flexibility training improves and maintains mobility.
Rx2 is an ‘advanced’ class and therefore, not for beginning exercisers. It is more challenging, but is still inclusive with plenty of modifications.
How It Is Different
The main difference with the Rx2 class compared to Rx1:
Semi-private and limited to 4 people maximum per session
More time spent on strength training routines
Pilates floor work instead of the Pilates reformer
Specific exercise sequences focus on:
Strengthening and lengthening muscles (upper/lower extremities)
Targeting postural muscles
Improving bone health and cardiorespiratory function
Protecting the spine
These sequences incorporate bodyweight, stability, and resistance training techniques plus circuit and metabolic training.
Building muscle and bone mass are the keys to longevity and weight loss.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Pre- and post-blood pressure readings are taken and recorded just like other Rx classes.
Who Can Benefit from Rx2
Rx2 is for the ‘experienced’ exerciser, but that does not mean you must be able to perform at a high level. Rx2 participants have engaged regularly in some type of fundamental exercise training and are highly motivated.
You can add the Tue/Thu Rx2 workout to your current weekly routine or substitute when you miss a M-W-F session. The price is the same as Rx1, so you can choose whether you want to attend the Rx1 class on M-W-F or the Rx2 class on T-Th or both.
I’m excited to offer this new class! Feel free to contact me with any questions: (925) 413.6207.
Location: IMX Pilates and Fitness, 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 112 | San Ramon, CA