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Food for Fitness: Roasted Broccolini and Winey Mushrooms

  
  
  
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This scrumptious side dish can happily serve as an awesome snack mid-day as well.  It is that delicious!  As you can see, it's mommy tested and Ava approved!

Food For Fitness: A Shredder's Super Smoothie

  
  
  
Stacey's Super Smoothie

I've been getting tons of requests for my super smoothie recipe I drink every morning.  And there's no wonder why... it's that tasty and so good for you!  Tip: We now carry my favorite protein powder at the gym for your convenience! 

Success Story: Nicholas Rubino

  
  
  
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GAINED OVER 20 POUNDS OF MUSCLE!
In his words:
"I've always wanted to see what my body can do - better yet, what I can do.  And let me tell you, the trainers at Arena Fitness are more than eager to see what you can do too. If you've got a goal, communicate it, they're with you every step of the way. I came to Arena Fitness knowing that I required a trainer who would push me to, through, and, past, my mental limits, (because, y'know, f*** mental limits!) and that's what I got. They asked me what my goals were. I told them that I wanted to bulk up and live a healthier lifestyle. They nodded as most gurus do and the training began. Fast-forward four or five months and I'm still here, feeling better about myself after every class and more surprisingly, proud. I've never weighed as much as I do now (a good thing) and I've never been as flexible as I am now (also good). I'm becoming the person I always knew I could be, one burpee a time. So much gratitude for these people."
In our words:
Nicholas embodies the "what's next?" attitude that we treasure at Arena Fitness. He came in ready to do whatever it took to reach his goals, busted his butt and was incredibly coachable. Along the way he became a member of the Arena Adventure Race team and a vital member of our family. Everyone on the Arena Fitness staff absolutely raves about him. We are incredibly impressed by and proud of his achievements! What's next, Nick?

Training Quality Over Quanity

  
  
  
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Recently, at Arena Fitness Training Centers, we integrated the Functional Movement Systems' philosophies into our program design. Our beliefs and methodologies have been based around these training systems for quite some time, but we had no baseline screening system for classifying whether or not someone would be able to safely enter our program and get the results they are looking for. Integrating this system into our large group format program design has been nothing short of amazing. Our team at Arena Fitness Training Centers really believes that this form of screening and standardizing movement is essential for safe, timely, and effective results.

Food For Fitness: Zucchini Fritters

  
  
  
Zucchini Fritters

I made these last week and they were a huge hit with the family.  It's a great way to sneak in those helpings of veggies.  The hubby didn't even miss the potatoes that are in traditional latkes.  Enjoy!

Food For Fitness: Sausage, Kale, and Mozzarella Egg Bake

  
  
  
sausage kale egg bake!

Tis the season for resolutions.  If yours includes trying new, healthy and delicious recipes, then you've hit the jackpot!  Try this amazing frittata for breakfast, lunch or dinner!  Sub the chicken sausage with your favorite veggie sausage if you wanna go meat free.  Enjoy!

Food For Fitness: Latke Season!

  
  
  
Latke Shneef

It's Latke season.  Don't get trapped in all of the high-fat, low-nutrient recipes out there, and step outside of the box with this healthier version of your holiday favorite.  

Workout of the Week: Sprint Week Circuit

  
  
  
lift those weights!

It's the best week of the month: Sprint Week! It's time to put your pedal to the metal and show off all the technique and work you've been doing! Grab a pair of 12-15 lb. weights for females and 25-30 lb. weights for males and bust through this circuit. 

Food For Fitness: Spaghetti Squash and Quinoa Fritters

  
  
  
Fritters!

My favorite season is upon us.  But be careful entering as it can be a diet trap.  Eggnog, Ham, and Latkes... Oh My!  Try this low-cal, nutrient-rich fritter as a healthy alternative to your favorite holiday treat.

Food For Fitness: Vegan Buffalo Wings

  
  
  
Buffalo Wings!

I made this over the weekend and it was a big hit with my boys!  I chose to use cauliflower instead of tempeh because of its extensive health benefits.  Not only is cauliflower rich in vitamins and minerals but it's also an anti-inflamatory, and it may boost your brain and digestive health. 

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