Too Much Fat?

Too Much Fat?

Watch your calories and don’t eat too many trans fats, as they have tons of calories! If you’re losing Fat and Losing muscle you’re not getting enough calories! If you’re losing muscle and gaining or maintaining fat you’re not getting enough protein! WOW, are you confused, yet? Fat gets a LOT of Press! For kicks try googling “FAT” and see what results you get! What kind of fat? Losing Fat, […]

A Cardio Buff Convinced: Kettlebells

I began fitness instructing as a cardio fiend, and the only heavy objects I was accustomed to moving were my arms and legs. When I had the opportunity to attend the Kettle Bell Concepts’ Level 1 Kettle Bell Lifting Instructor Course, I jumped at it, but assumed I would be out of place among some serious heavy lifters. I was wrong. True, that in attendance there was one Olympic lifting […]

Cod with Dill Recipe from Ellipse Fitness

Cod with Dill 4   5-6 Oz. Fresh or Frozen Cod Fillets 1   Tbsp. Olive Oil 2   Tbsp. Snipped Fresh Dill 1/4 Tsp. Ground White Pepper 3   Large Oranges Directions:  Thaw fish, if frozen.  Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towel.  In a small bowl, combine oil, dill, white pepper, and salt.  Brush mixture over both sides of fish. Cut the oranges into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place the orange slices […]

Small Steps MATTER!

Congratulations!! I’ll be saying this a lot over the next week as we determine the winners of our Summer Shape Up Contest at Ellipse Fitness. However—I’m not just saying that to the winning teams of the $1500—I’m saying that to EVERYONE who took the challenge! “Why, Lisa? My team didn’t win—we “only” lost a few pounds of fat—not enough to win or even be in the running”. Come on, guys!? […]

Define and Visualize Your Success!

What is your definition of success when it comes to your body? Only YOU can answer this question and the great news is, YOU’RE RIGHT! Don’t let anyone dictate their goals for you when it comes to your healthy body! Will you feel successful when you’re a size 4? How about when you’re able to carry both of your kids up the stairs at the same time or even go […]

Ellipse Fitness Tips – The Plank

The Plank is a very effective way to engage your core and build strength that will help with posture, exercise performance and for many of us reduce chronic pain. First, if there is an area that is key to physical activity it is the core.  This is area in our midsection of the body that helps support the spine and is the synergist to all lower body movement.  It is […]

Wild Rice and Mushrooms from Ellipse Fitness

Here is a one of our favorite side dishes!  Enjoy! Wild Rice and Mushrooms ¼   Cup Wild Rice Non-Stick Cooking Spray 1      Cup Quartered Fresh Mushrooms ½    Cup Chopped Onion 1      Cup Water 1/2  Tsp. Instant Beef Bouillon Granules 1/2  Tsp. Dried Sage 1/4  Tsp. Dried Thyme 1/4  Cup Brown Rice Directions:  Rinse uncooked wild rice with cold water, drain, & set aside. Spray a small saucepan with […]