Avocado Salsa by Ellipse Fitness

Avocado Salsa by Ellipse Fitness

Avocado Salsa: 1 medium California avocado, peeled, pitted, and finely chopped 1 small tomato, finely chopped 1/4 red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro Juice of 1 large lime 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper To make the avocado salsa: In a large bowl, combine the avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, and pepper. Lightly toss. Let stand for […]

Kettlebell: Triple Crush

If you’re looking for an effective move to tone up your arms (biceps and triceps) and your shoulders this holiday season, then the Kettlebell Triple Crush is for you! Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 1700s, and are holistic in their nature as they work several muscles simultaneously. Begin by holding the base of the kettlebell with both hands with your arms down at your sides.  Then curl the […]

Personal Spinach Frittatas by Ellipse Fitness

Personal Spinach Frittatas 2   Cups Egg Substitute (Egg Beaters) 1   Cup Low-fat Milk 2   Oz. Reduced-fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese 2   Tsp. Olive Oil 1/4 Medium Red Onion, chopped 2   Cups Baby Spinach 1/4 Tsp. Salt 1/4 Tsp. Pepper   Directions:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray; set aside.  In a large bowl, combine Egg Beaters, milk, and cheddar cheese; whisk well and set […]

Stability Ball: Planks

One of the most versatile ways to strengthen the entire core is the Stability Ball Plank. The incline forearm plank is done with feet on the floor, forearms on the ball, and belly off the ball.  This alone is a great ab workout, but if you want to take it up a notch, add a shift forward and back, side to side or in a circular pattern.  If you’d like […]

Training Rope: Grappler Throw

Looking for one move that is both full body strength and great cardio?  Look no further than the Training Rope Grappler Throw!   This move not only burns through major calories in a short period of time, but also strengthens and tones the shoulders, legs and core simultaneously! To begin, face one end of the room in a forward lunge holding both ends of the rope in a hammer grip with […]

Resistance Tube: Archery Pull Back

It may be bow hunting season, but you don’t have to be a hunter to benefit from this resistance tube move! The Archery Pull Back is effective at strengthening several arm and back muscles simultaneously. To begin, stand with one foot out to the side, and the same side arm extended and elevated shoulder height holding the handle of a resistance tube.   With the opposite hand, grasp the resistance […]