Tag | 28 Day KICK START

Crazy delicious chili recipe!

This chili is amazing… This is the time of year for soup, chili and stew. Even in L.A. where it’s dropping down to the 40s (which is FREEZING for us) we appreciate a good, warm soup of some kind.So I have a really good Chili recipe for you courtesy of our partners at Balanced Habits. This is one of […]

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Amazing couples weight loss story!

When couples support each other amazing things can happen! It’s a great thing to see someone make progress on their health and fitness goals. It’s even better so watch couples do it together. Having that built-in support network is critical for long-term success and we are so proud of what James and Denise have accomplished! […]

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counting calories

Why counting calories doesn’t work

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably tried counting calories. And if you’re a woman, you’ve probably fixated on consuming 1,200 calories per day. Where did that come from?  Many women I’ve spoken to about how many calories she thinks she should eat per day say 1,200 but can’t really city WHY this is […]

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Simply Scrumptious Southwest Side!

Simply Scrumptious Southwest Side (Calabacitas!) Yields: About 4 cups Ingredients: 1/4 cup Canola Oil 1 Yellow Onion, thinly sliced lengthwise 1 Tbsp. Garlic, minced 1 avg. Jalapeño Pepper, seeded, diced very small 2 cups Roma Tomatoes, chopped 2 avg. Zucchini, halved lengthwise, cut into thin slices 4 avg. ears of Corn, husked and ears carefully […]

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The healthy swap ebook

The Healthy Swap List

Small hinges swing BIG doors! In other words, small actions can create massive change. Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you hit the wall and were so frustrated that you knew you needed to change, NOW! That’s powerful motivation, when your behavior no longer matches your internal values and you […]

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Fitness and fat loss

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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