The push up is a fantastic way to build strength throughout the entire body. It engages our chest, back, core, arms and even our legs.  By changing arm position we can target our tricep while also getting some of those fantastic benefits of a push-up. To perform a tricep-push-up start with your hands positioned directly under each shoulder joint.  Your body should be straight from your neck to your feet.  […]

A Burrito in a Bowl from Ellipse Fitness

Burrito in a Bowl 4     Oz. Chicken Breast, cut into bite sized pieces 1/4 Cup Black Beans 1/2 Cup Brown Rice, cooked 2   Tbsp. Lemon juice 2   Tbsp. Chopped cilantro 2   Tbsp. Salsa Directions:  Cook chicken and cut into bite sized pieces.  Meanwhile cook rice.  When rice is cooked and tender, add lemon juice and cilantro; let mixture sit covered for about 5 minutes.  Mix chicken, rice, beans, and salsa […]

Are you a VICTOR or a VICTIM?

I traveled to Chicago recently and participated in a conference led by some of the nation’s most reputable personal trainers and fitness industry leaders where I did some training on functional movement, advanced workouts for fat loss and even a few words on customer service in our industry. Occasionally when I visit events like this, I get overwhelmed at the amount of learning there is to be had, but also, […]

Avoid Overtraining – Rest!

Overtraining is defined as any training that repeatedly stresses your body without allowing adequate time to regenerate, rebuild and therefore recover.  Overtraining can occur in both resistance training (sympathetic overtraining); or endurance training (parasympathetic overtraining). How do you know if you’re overtraining?  The most common symptoms include persistent fatigue, persistent muscle soreness, elevated resting heart rate, increased susceptibility to infections, increased incidence of injuries and irritability. There is a fine […]

The “MAN SALAD” from Ellipse Fitness

Romaine lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, and vitamin C. In addition, romaine lettuce is a very good source of dietary fiber, which helps you stay full longer!   Man Salad 9    Oz. Cooked Flank Steak, trimmed & sliced 2    Plum Tomatoes 1/3 Cup Chopped Onion 1    Crushed Garlic Clove 2    Cups Romaine Lettuce Juice of 1 Lemon Salt & Pepper to taste Directions:  Grill […]