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Quick Chicken – “Ariba!”

Quick Tip – Grab a pre-roasted chicken for a tasty homemade dish! When I’m in a pinch for time, I’ll pick up a roasted chicken from the market. They’re great because you can make a variety of “home cooked” meals from Indian curry’s, to Mexican-style meals. This is a family favorite; I like to serve … Read More

Show Me How You Breathe – I’ll Show You How You Live

Why Exercise? At the most basic level, exercise is all about energy. Energy is the key to life. Without it, our cells cannot function, our bodies cannot move, our brains cannot think. Lack of energy is the first step towards illness and disease. In our bodies, energy originates in our cells. Cells and their mitochondria … Read More

Quick Workout: “One Spot” Lower Body – 10 minutes

Short on time and space? No problem. You can complete this well-rounded lower body workout in your backyard or on your front porch (or in your living room!) in 10 minutes or less. Perform 15-25 repetitions of each of the following exercises: Warm up • High knees • Step-ups Exercises 1. Split Squat 2. Reverse … Read More

Eat Slowly…Lose Weight!

Lose up to 20 pounds in 12 months You’ve heard it said before, to lose weight you should, “Eat slowly, because it takes your brain 20 minutes to register that you’re full.” Until now, there was no proof that you could lose weight by taking pauses between bites. A study presented at the annual meeting … Read More

Feeding On Sunlight

It’s easy to forget when we spend too much time indoors that we need sunlight for our basic well being. The amount of natural light we take in has an effect on our mood and our physical health. Sunlight directly affects the levels of serotonin and the hormone melatonin created in our bodies. When we … Read More

Work your Core! An easy exercise that targets your waist

Props: Flat ground or floor This is similar to the cross-over crunch, only its focus is on the obliques, hips and shoulders. Starting Position: From the Athletic Stance, activate your midsection by lifting your ribs up and away from your hips. Place your left hand on your hip so that you can feel the deep … Read More

Flexibility – The Basic Stretches

While technically you don’t have to stretch during your warm up session, we usually recommend that after your cardio warm up, you include the “Four Basics”—Hip Flexors, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves. * If lunges are part of your workout, include the adductor or inner thighs as your fifth stretch. The Basic Stretches – VIDEO 1. … Read More

Eat Frequently For a Stronger Metabolism

Eating early and often creates a metabolic reaction in your body. By eating small, well-portioned meals throughout the day, you continually stoke and strengthen your body’s engine. Good eating habits begin with breakfast. Think about what happens when you skip breakfast: You might not feel hungry until noon or even later, but once you start … Read More

Endive Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Appetizer for Easy, Elegant Entertaining Sure it’s the middle of the winter season. But, did you know that it’s peak season for Belgian endive and oranges? In addition to fiber and phytonutrients, both are packed with vitamins A and C—great for boosting immunity. Here’s an appetizer that has a lot going for it – It’s … Read More

RTW Outdoor Fitness Winter Workout

Winter sports are a blast! They’re even more fun when you’re fit for the challenges of the terrain. The following workout uses simple strength exercises that are incredibly effective—and efficient—because they demand that your body on and with the terrain. They are also great for mental focus and balance—the perfect complement for winter sports. Perform … Read More

Winter Workouts – Burn 32% More FAT!

Question: It’s too cold where I live for Outdoor Fitness! How can I still do one of your workouts? Alright, so the weather outside may be chilly and cold, but, don’t let that interfere with your outdoor fitness routine. Your body is remarkably adaptive to hot and cold weather. The right clothing and the right … Read More

Heal Thyself – New Study Finds Exercise Can Fight the Common Cold

We all know working out regularly keeps your body fit, but did you know it could also help you dodge the common cold?
 According to a study by Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, fitter people, those who exercise regularly (5 or more times per week), suffered fewer colds than those … Read More

Your Best Self – Make Goals and Keep Track of Your Progress

Strategies for Goal Setting
 
 Outdoor Fitness is not just about a firmer butt and better biceps; it’s about health, fitness and well-being, and creating a better lifestyle—a life with style! However, it takes more than just fat loss and firm muscles. For a happier, healthier, well-balanced life, it’s important to create goals in all … Read More

Why Stretch?

Stretching is a vital part of your warm-up and cool-down during a workout session. In the warm-up, it enhances performance and prevents injury. In the cool-down, it lengthens tight muscles, increases circulation, prevents injury, and removes waste from your system.
 Here are a few simple tips to remember about stretching: • Never stretch a cold … Read More

Turn Up the Heat on Your Cold Weather Workouts

Have you heard the saying, “There is no inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing?” While this may be a stretch in a lightning storm, for the most part it is true. Another thing that outdoor enthusiasts discover is that the weather is NEVER as bad as it may seem. Once you’re warmed up, you’ll forget it’s … Read More

Sugar and Your System – Get off the Fat Track

Your body has two primary fuel sources: fat and sugar, also called glycogen. Carbohydrates–all carbohydrates–turn into sugar in your body. This sugar becomes the fuel source glucose and then glycogen. Here’s the Kicker… Glucose gets converted into glycogen and stored in your muscles and liver to be used as fuel. Once these stores are full … Read More

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No matter where you decide to live at Rendezvous, there will always be plenty of open space to stretch out and breathe.

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