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Recipes: Cajun Shrimp

Thursday August 23, 2018

Don’t skip the shrimp!

This cajun shrimp recipe is off-the-chain fantastic! The spices remind you of delicious traditional Southern cuisine, and it’s topped off with a savory cilantro dressing. Serve with some fresh veggies and/or grains for a full meal!

The real treat here is how nutritious these shrimp are. They’re low in calories, carbs, and sugar, and high in protein. Plus, you’ll grill the shrimp on skewers, which is healthier for you than frying them.

Shrimp has never looked—or tasted—this good before!

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Workout of the Week: Tank Top Tabata!

Wednesday August 22, 2018

Are your arms tank top ready?

If you want arms that look amazing without sleeves, then this tabata workout is exactly what you need!

Not only do strong arms look good, but they also help you perform everyday movements, such as lifting heavy groceries or pushing a wheelchair. Put simply, strength makes life much easier on you!

Once again, tabata workouts are simple. You’ll perform 8 rounds at each station. Each round consists of 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Pace yourself and do your best!

Ready to tabata and tone your arms?

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Recipes: Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Friday August 17, 2018

Want some protein with a kick of spiciness? Then these firecracker chicken meatballs are the explosion of flavors you’ve been looking for!

You’ll cook these meatballs in a slow cooker, which is a necessity for any of you beginner chefs out there. With a slow cooker, you can cook your food overnight or while you’re gone at work, and that’s it! Once they’re done, these meatballs will be coated in a delicious firecracker sauce that takes this dish to a new level!

Here’s the secret: these meatballs are made out of chicken! That means they’re healthier than normal meatballs, yet they still deliver on the flavor and are perfect on your favorite pasta dish. You can even garnish them with red pepper flakes and chili paste to increase/decrease spiciness.

Ready for some melt-in-your-mouth chicken meatball magic?

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Workout of the Week: Bodyweight Business

Thursday August 16, 2018

Get down with some bodyweight business!

Today’s workout is made up of all bodyweight leg exercises. No dumbbells. No confusing machines. You just need yourself to get started!

This is another freestyle time trial! Use your phone or a stopwatch to record how fast you can get through this workout. Rather than compete with others, try to best your own time and focus on your own progress!

What kind of bodyweight exercises do you enjoy doing? Let us know in the comments below!

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Recipes: Grain-Free Mini Muffins

Friday August 10, 2018

Grain-free. Gluten-free. Only 88 calories a muffin!

These grain-free mini muffins are your new favorite guilt-free muffins. They are low in calories and carbs, so you won’t have to stress out about enjoying one or two!

With ingredients like ground cinnamon, coconut sugar, maple syrup, bananas, and vanilla extract, these muffins come with a burst of sweetness. So how are these muffins still healthy? They’re made with flax meal! You can also add in raisins and pecans to give these muffins texture and extra flavor.

Let’s get cookin’!

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Workout of the Week: Tabata Around the World!

Friday August 10, 2018

Tabata, or not tabata…that is the question.

Today’s tabata workout is a full body experience. You’ll start with some abs, then hit your arms, and finally work out your legs for a sweet 3-in-1 deal!

Just a refresher: Tabata workouts feature 8 rounds of work per station. Each round is 20 seconds of maximum effort, and you rest for 10 seconds in between rounds.

Not sure you can keep up the pace? Don’t worry! You can go at your own pace; just make sure your form is always on point.

Let us know how effective this workout is in the comments below!

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You Should Sign Up for Boot Camp If You Do One of These 3 Things…

Thursday August 09, 2018

Do you carry your heavy purse up a flight of stairs every day, or push a stroller through the park on Sunday afternoons, or walk back and forth all day making sales calls?

Whether we realize it or not, activity is a part of all of our lives. That means most people are actually closer to jumping into fitness than they think!

Let’s list off a few daily activities that translate to boot camp. Let us know if you can think of any others in the comments below!

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Recipes: Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Quick Apple Chutney

Thursday August 02, 2018

Got a sweet tooth but still want to eat healthy?

Then try making these delicious turkey lettuce wraps! They’re protein-based, healthy, and just sweet enough to satisfy your tastebuds.

In this recipe, the organic ground turkey is sprinkled with a bit of ground cinnamon, and each wrap is topped with a tasty apple chutney. Oh, and all of it sits on a bed of lettuce, which reduces the amount of carbs in each wrap. They’re also great for when you’re on the go and in need of a healthy snack.

Ready to tackle this one? Then read the instructions below to get started!

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Workout of the Week: Long-Lasting Legs!

Wednesday August 01, 2018

Yes, you can age gracefully!

That starts today, even if you’re in your twenties. The key is in strengthening your legs!

Take the time to build strength in your legs and you’ll be on your feet for years to come. While all your friends are slowing down, you’ll still be hiking, biking, and walking circles around them.

Again, the best fitness is that which is sustained over a long period of time. When you invest in your health long-term, you extend the clock on your life, and you get to do more of the things you love

Start with this leg workout, then fit in leg day 2-3 times a week. Do that, and you’ll feel unstoppable—in body, in mind, and in everything else! Read More…

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3 Bodyweight Resistance Exercises That Flat Out Work

Monday July 30, 2018

Ditch those janky old weight machines. You don’t need them to get in a great workout!

In fact, all you need are a few bands and yourself. Simple enough, right?

Bodyweight resistance training is a hit in boot camps nationwide. Rather than mess around with overcomplicated machines, people want something straightforward and effective. It’s why more and more people are switching from big box gyms to boot camp programs.

So where do you start? Here are a few bodyweight resistance exercises to try the next time you work out.

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