Lifestyle

Tasty Summer Pops!

The buzz word is always changing, but right now Turmeric is making all the headlines. So we figure why not let Turmeric make the Ellipse headline? These Turmeric Mango Summer Pops are deliciously zesty and contain nutritious ingredients. Turmeric, all the rage or not, rids the body of inflammation. This popsicle’s counterpart, Mango, is rich in vitamins A and C; Vitamins known in topical skin care. Retinol is an anti-aging […]

The struggle to end night-time munching (part II)

A few weeks ago we talked about the common struggle of losing control with food at night. It is probably clear now WHY this happens, and it’s different for everyone, but there are common themes. One of the most common causes of overeating at night is being underfed throughout the day. Whether it’s because you haven’t taken time to eat, or are purposely trying to restrict because you think it will […]

The struggle to end night-time munching

  A common complaint from clients trying to lose weight is that they can’t seem to control themselves from bingeing before bed, after doing well all day long. If this is you, here is where you might be going wrong. When you are on a nutrition plan or watching your food intake, your definition of “doing well” should not be drastically under eating. This is a common mistake and an […]

Can Crunches Really Hurt Your Back?

Absolutely. According to Dr. Stuart M. McGill, author of Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, spinal flexion (rounding the lower back) is a key contributor to disc herniations. Think about it. When do you “throw your back out”? Normally, when you are bending forward (spinal flexion). The exact same motion that is performed during crunches and sit-ups. The common misconception is that your core is only the group of visible muscles […]

The Power and Joy of a Balanced Diet

We all know from elementary school that eating healthy food is important. Now, even as adults, that doesn’t necessarily mean we like doing it or that it’s an easy task. When faced with the prospect of eating a slice of pizza or a chicken breast, you’re likely to always be tempted by the former. What countless articles and websites fail to tell you, is that eating healthy doesn’t have to be […]

Fitness After Injury

You’re getting to Ellipse, you’ve found your flow, you’re seeing results, AND THEN…out of nowhere, an injury throws you off. Not only can if be frustrating, but often times it can be discouraging or even demoralizing too. Thankfully, there are ways and means to get you back to full health and back in the gym. However, it is not recommended to rush back to the gym. Rehabbing an injury can sometimes […]

5 Ways Your Sabotaging Your Results

Getting up early, tying those shoes and heading for the gym....and yet.....nothing is changing... It’s very discouraging when you’re making all of these efforts and you’re not seeing results. The truth is that there is SO many different elements that go into making a change in your body and unfortunately, joining the gym and wearing new sneakers doesn't quite help you tone up or lose weight. Self-sabotage is not always [...]

Low-Fat Chili Recipe

Chili can be a year round affair, though nothing beats it during these cold months of Winter. We wanted to share our fearless leader, Ashley Haag‘s favorite chili recipe. This recipe is low in fats and easy to throw together in the crockpot in the morning and enjoy that same day. Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green, red, yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 tbs olive oil 1/2 cup […]

How to Cut it Out With the Excuses

Having no excuses is harder said than done, especially when getting started. That’s why instead of telling you to have a no excuses mentally in 2017, we’ve got a few things you need to STOP doing, in order to help you START doing. 1. Stop waiting to feel motivated. Motivation does not just hit you like a train. It is something that is built. After years of exercise, and even making it […]

The Salad IS The Main Dish

Salads are only boring if you make them boring! We have 4 different recipes for you to work with as you continue on your New Year resolutions. Each of these salad recipes are easy to make and can take less than 5 minutes! Serving size is for one person, so adjust accordingly. The beauty of these salads are that they are high in veggies, fruit and protein while at the […]