Breakfast Wrap by Ellipse Fitness

Fitness Tip of the Week: Kettlebell Figure 8 Wide Stance Squat

Are you looking for a move that will tone your inner thighs while tightening your booty as well?  Look no further than the Kettlebell Figure 8 Wide Stance Squat! The wide stance position allows you to drop deeper in your squat with less pressure on your knees and lower back, and then engages and contracts the inner thighs and glute as you drive through your heels and return to a […]

Yolkless Deviled Eggs by Ellipse Fitness

Yolkless Deviled Eggs 12  Hard-boiled Eggs 1   Cup Non-fat Cottage Cheese 1   Tbsp. Green Onion, minced 2   Tbsp. Dijon Mustard 2   Cloves Garlic, minced 1/4 Tsp. Curry Powder Paprika to Taste Ground Pepper to taste   Directions:  Shell eggs and cut in half lengthwise.  Discard yolks.  Puree cottage cheese, mustard, onion, garlic, and curry powder in a blender or food processor.  Spoon mixture into the egg halves.  Sprinkle with paprika […]

Fitness Tip of the Week: Stability Ball Oblique Wall Crunch

The oblique crunch with rotation strengthens and stabilizes the core. In this move, the rectus abdominis and spinal erectors work in unison to enable movement in multiple planes. The stability ball allows for a greater range of movement which adds to the effectiveness of the move. The oblique crunch with rotation is a functional movement as it mimics many sports and everyday twisting and turning movements. 1. Begin with one […]

Balsamic Vegetable Salad by Ellipse Fitness

Balsamic Vegetable Salad 3   Large Tomatoes cut into wedges 3   Medium Cucumbers, peeled, halved, and sliced 3   Tbsp. Olive Oil 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar 3   Tbsp. Water 1   Envelope Italian Salad Dressing Mix   Directions:  In a salad dish, combine tomatoes and cucumbers.  In a small dish, whisk the oil, vinegar, water, and dressing mix.  Pour over vegetables and toss to coat.   Serves:  6 Total Calories: 101   Carb=9.7g Prot=1.3g […]

Fitness Tip of the Week: Dumbbell Bridge Chest Press

The Bridge Chest Press is a combination strength move engaging the core and targeting primarily the Pectorals and Gluteal muscles.  As with any combination lifting, the Bridge Chest Press burns more calories than a chest press alone due to the additional contraction of the core and lower body muscles.  1.    Lay supine (on your back), with feet on the floor and knees pointing to the ceiling.  2.   Hold dumbbells […]

Bacon Wrapped Scallops by Ellipse Fitness

Bacon Wrapped Scallops 4   Ears Corn, husked 4   Slices Turkey Bacon 16  Large Sea Scallops 2   Medium Tomatoes, chopped 2   Ripe Nectarines, chopped 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil Leaves 2   Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice Pinch Cayenne or Ground Red Pepper   Directions:  Preheat grill on medium-high heat.  Grill corn 10 minutes or until browned, turning.  Meanwhile, on a microwave-safe plate, place bacon between paper towels.  Microwave on High 1 minute. […]

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