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Fitness and Fat Loss Success Story: Belle Taylor

#commitment Belle has been a member for several years and is always upping her game. From personal training to group training to nutrition coaching, she knows that the key to success is having a clear objective and a specific plan of attack. She’s had many successes during her time with Arena Fitness, but here are […]

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Fitness and Fat Loss Success Story: Christine Soliman

The “All-In” Mentality There are a lot of factors that determine success versus failure. But it’s safe to say that people who commit to a process COMPLETELY are almost always successful. Complete commitment, in this case, means a lot of things; being totally coachable and willing to learn, participating fully in group training and personal […]

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KICK START™ Recipe: Applesauce Rice Cake Sammich

Another delicious recipe… Here’s another good one from the vaults of the Balanced Habits 28 Day KICK START™, which begins on September 14th! This recipe is a little bit sweet, a little salty, a little cinnamony and all around delicious! Please feel free to download the recipe PDF below! Applesauce Rice Cake Sammich Ingredients: Rice Cakes […]

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50 pounds down and still going…

When the switch gets flipped, the results roll in… What do you do when you’ve struggled with weight your whole life? You feel trapped. You lose hope. Sometimes you begin to doubt any and every idea. A lot of people quit and resign themselves to a life of excess weight and illness. After so much […]

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Blueberry Strudel Muffin Recipe

Personal training, group training, running, yoga, hiking, racquetball, swimming; all physical activity is beneficial for optimal health and weight. But your nutrition needs to be in place, too. One of the things that people worry about most when considering a change in nutrition is that they will be forced to give up ALL tasty foods […]

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Success Story: Alicia Truesdale

From personal training program to personal growth… Alicia came to us looking for a personal training program in Encino and wowed us from the start. Totally committed, super open to coaching, willing to push herself hard. She made tons of progress but decided she wanted to step it up a level and signed up for […]

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4th of July Recipe Book!

You can have fun and be healthy at the same time! The 4th of July is coming and we’re going to help you get ready! We know you’re looking forward to spending a fun day partying and eating with friends and family, but we also know you’ve been working hard on staying healthy and fit. You can do both. […]

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The Science of Goals: Think BIG, Act SMALL

Everyone has goals We move through life with intention. It may conscious intention or unconscious, but we are a goal-oriented species with a bias for progress.  Sometimes our goals are as slight as making it to the end of another business day. Sometimes they are grand. But we have all undergone the process of goal […]

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Manage Your Expectations

Let’s try something. Grab a tennis ball. Go to an area that is heavily populated with foot traffic; say, Disneyland, an outdoor mall of some kind, a convention. Spin around in a circle three times and throw that tennis ball as far as you can! There’s about a 95% chance you’ll hit someone who wants […]

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Never vow to give up chocolate!

According to Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney, authors of the book, Willpower: If you’re serious about controlling your weight you need the discipline to follow these three rules: #1 – Never go on a diet #2 – Never vow to give up chocolate or any other food #3 – Whether you’re judging yourself or […]

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