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Wellness Facts

We've compiled some studies for you so that you can improve your overall health. Facts are derived from the University of California, Berkeley:

 

 

- Nearly one quarter of all cases of colorectal cancer could be prevented: study encourages folks to load up on fruits, veggies, lean protein, and whole grains; quit smoking; and exercise regularly.

 

 

- Cabin air in commercial aircraft is no more likely to spread coles and other infections than the air in other closed spaces: People blame poor ventilation (especially cabin air) for an increase of colds and infections, but it's human proximity that's the real culprit, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

 

 

- Whole grains help lower blood pressure: sound familiar? A Scottish study found that whole grains helped overweight middle-aged people. Previous research has also shown that a diet rich in whole grains has also helped to lower hypertension long-term.

 

 

Trainers Fitness Institute Team

Too...laid back?

Our nation is facing some of the worst health crisis with obesity. And with obesity comes a whole range of health issues. Every state has high incidences of heart disease, strokes and other obesity-related illnesses. Instead of becoming part of that growing statistic, NOW is the time to get your family and yourself involved in improving your health: there's hope! And if you don't believe us (cause we're trainers! -wink-!), here's some info that might change your mind:
Helping Hands Outreach reports: "There are 20.8 million people or 7.0% of the population in the United States who has diabetes. Of this number, 14.6 million people are diagnosed and 6.2 million people are believed to be walking around undiagnosed. Ninety percent of individuals with type 2 diabetes are overweight. The trends in smoking, the level of hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia have declined since the 1960’s. However, the prevalence of overweight has been increasing steadily and dramatically in recent years.
 
At the national level, about 15.5% of adolescents (ages 12 to 19) and 15.3% of children (ages 6 to 11) are obese.  Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavior Risk Factor  Surveillance System (BRFSS) shows that in 1991, four states had obesity prevalence rates of 15%-24%, and four states had rates of 25% or more.  Georgia is one of the later. Clinically based reports and regional studies suggest that type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, is being diagnosed more frequently, particularly in African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic/Latino Americans."
 
Get moving! We can help you and your entire family!!!
 
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TRY it!


Try this AB workout from diets.com! Come into Trainers Fitness Institute to learn correct form and much more.
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Time for Fitness

 When it comes to fitness, one of the things we hear all the time is, "I'm just so busy!" The truth is we ALL have time for fitness and great nutrition. The key is taking a long, hard look at your life and shifting priorities. Here's some great tips to get you on the right track:
 
 
1. Watch less Television: It's simply amazing how much T.V. we watch. If you were to exercise during commercial breaks, or during your favorite TV show, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how much you could do - regardless of the time of day.
 
 
2. Plan, Plan, Plan: If you treat exercise like, oh, say, a play date with your kids, church, or an important business meeting, then exercise becomes manageable and something you'll look forward to.
 
 
3. Browse Less: Do you find yourself aimlessly surfing the internet with nothing particularly in mind? Or, do you spend hours on Facebook, updating your status, playing games, and chatting? Cut back!
 
 
4. Recognize the importance of movement: Constant daily reminders are key when it comes to healthy living. Put post-its up on your bathroom mirror; in the kitchen; living room; and even on your computer screen with your "scheduled" exercise time.
 
 
 
Share your stories and pictures with us! How did you reach your exercise goals?
 
 
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Sustaining Exercise

The advice, when it comes to exercise, is numerous. From the internet to magazines, we're bombarded with all kind of health information, exercise tips and diets.
 
 
Sustaining exercise can be a challenge. Here are some great tips to keep your exercise going, when you're starting to fill up your exercise calendar with anything BUT exercise:
 
 
1. Change your routine: This is the time to break out of the rut. Try something fun and exhilarating you've never tried before - like jet skiing; martial arts; or playing basketball outdoors.
 
 
2. Focus on Fun: Do something you enjoy! Don't get stuck in "I-have-to-exercise-and-get-my-30-minutes-in." Change your attitude towards exercise. Think family time, me time, stress-relief time. And the chore of "having to" will fly out the window.
 
 
3. Invite friends and family: Get your kids on board; your husband off the couch; or get your girlfriends to come along.
 
 
And don't forget to...enjoy yourself!
 
 
Trainers Fitness Institute Team

Healthy Eating

Adopting a healthy lifestyle can be daunting at first, but health should always be our primary concern in life. The statistics for heart health in Georgia are staggering. Here's a heart-healthy recipe that will get you started on the right track from the Food Network:
 
 
Whole-Wheat Pasta with Broccolini and Feta
 
Ingredients

  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch broccolini (about 10 ounces), stems cut into 2-inch stems, and florets
  • 1 medium bunch radishes, trimmed and very thinly sliced
  • 12 ounces whole-wheat rigatoni
  • 1 tablespoon sherry wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 7 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Directions
 

Put the shallots in a bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes; drain.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it generously. Fill a medium bowl with ice water and salt it as well. Add the broccolini to the boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the radish slices, and cook 30 seconds, more. Use a slotted spoon or strainer to scoop out the vegetables and plunge them immediately into the ice water. Drain the vegetables, pat them very dry.

Add the pasta to the same pot of boiling water, and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 8 to 9 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Whisk the sherry vinegar, orange zest, the 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste, in a large serving bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a steady stream, to make a dressing.

Toss the rigatoni, broccolini, radish and shallot with the dressing. Add the feta cheese and toss lightly. Serve warm or room temperature.
 

Send us your heart healthy recipe and we'll feature it on our blog! Simply go to our contact page!

Trainers Fitness Institute Team

At the End...or the Beginning?

So, you've joined a gym; taken group fitness classes; bought countless home DVDs. Shoot, you even tried boot camp classes. And nothing has sticked or motivated you to keep up with a regular exercise regime. Well, maybe it's time to think about your health differently.

 

Have you ever considered hiring a personal trainer? Angie, Michelle and Robin have seen and heard it all. The difference at Trainers Fitness Institute is that you'll be getting the individualized attention that was lacking in, well, all the other things you've tried. A trainer will help develop a plan that is suited to YOUR specific needs.

 

If you're at the end of your rope, consider it the beginning: it's your mind's way of saying, "Something needs to change." As trainers, Robin, Michelle, and Angie will provide:

 

- Guidance on reaching your fitness and nutrition goals;

- Information on strength training, nutrition, wellness, and fitness;

- Accountability;

- Tools to track your progress.

 

It's easy to get started! Go to our contact form and fill it out!

 

Trainers Fitness Institute Team

Welcome To Trainers Fitness Institute's Blog

We're excited you're here! Read our informational blog. We offer information on great recipes, workouts, health tips and so much more. Your health is very important and SHOULD be your number one priority. If you don’t make time for your health now, you’ll pay for it later. Give us a call to get started on your plan today!
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Our one-on-one approach allows us to design integrated, challenging fitness programs that address your specific goals. Trainers Fitness Institute believes in providing clients with training that is fun, highly energetic and dynamic, but most importantly, effective!

 

Take the step to enter Trainers Fitness Institute to improve your Health and Fitness goals.

 

In our state of the art facility, you will experience an educated and experienced staff that is dedicated to the highest level of customer service. Personal attention is given to each client throughout the workout to assure proper form, breathing and speed. Your experience will be unlike anything you’ve ever tried before!

 

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