Tag | Healthy Recipes/Nutrition

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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Your diet will NEVER work. Ever.

“How did I let this happen again?” – Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is amazing. Billionaire, media mogul, bestseller, bad-ass. But despite all of her accomplishments, her weight is always a topic of discussion. Here’s the tip of the iceberg on her achievements: Had a law named after her Founded a school Honored at the Kennedy […]

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Don’t just “lose weight!” Lose the right kind of weight!

“I can’t imagine my life without Arena Fitness!” There’s so much talk about “losing weight.” It’s a national obsession, and for good reason. But if you want to change the way your body looks, feels and functions, you don’t just want to “lose weight,” you need to lose the right kind of weight. And that […]

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KICK START Success Story: Peter

“Two words: Life Changing” Peter has been with us for a few years, participating in our personal training program in Encino. He trains hard, puts in the work and does a great job. But, recently, he realized that he needed to take a closer look at his nutrition in order to shed some weight and […]

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7 Ways to Cut Down on Sugar!

Weight gain…Heart Disease…High Blood Pressure…Diabetes… These are just some of the consequences of consuming too much sugar. Admittedly, sugar is hard to avoid. It’s hidden in our processed foods, buried in our baked goods, slipped secretly into our specialty coffees. But the reality is that sugar contributes to obesity and chronic illness, so it’s important […]

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How to eat veggies without even knowing it!

If you don’t like to eat your veggies, I have a trick for you! Look, we need veggies. They are our most vital nutrition resources. Think of it this way; when we were cavepeople, good old hunter-gatherers, we evolved into a plant-rich environment. For thousands of years we didn’t even know how to make spears […]

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