via - Mary Ann Smith, Wellness Director | Almaden Valley Athletic Club Some of the advantages of coming to some of the events we have here at Almaden Valley Athletic Club are significant and some are subtle. Significant changes can be seen in helping keep in check diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol. We may... Continue Reading →


Lydia’s AbsoluteFIT Journey: A Heavier Kind of Weight Altogether

Our hearts go out to Lydia and her family during this difficult time. via - Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT Participant | Almaden Valley Athletic Club I was planning to write a post about how I maintained — or didn't maintain — my fitness routine and nutrition goals through Christmas week, but then life took a major,... Continue Reading →

Holiday Detox Green Smoothie

Holiday Detox Green Smoothie A refreshing, post-indulgence pick-me-up! via - FitnessRX During the holidays, we all know what happens—even to the best of us. There are indulgences, parties and way too many sweets and glasses of wine. That said, I truly believe you can make it through the holidays unscathed if you properly structure your workouts,... Continue Reading →

A Skinny Version of Our Favorite Dish

Recipe: Skinny Spinach & Artichoke Dip via - | December 2014 Recipe: Skinny Spinach & Artichoke Dip Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes Yield: 16 servings Serving size: ¼ cups Ingredients 8 oz 1/3 less-fat Neufchatel Cheese, softened 6 oz container non-fat, plain Greek yogurt 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp onion... Continue Reading →

Bust the Cold!

via - Jonathan Cebula, Team AVAC Staying Healthy During the Cold Season! As winter approaches its important to keep your immunity strong to fight off bugs and viruses. A great way to maintain a strong immunity system is by supplementing with natural ingredients. Below is a simple and effective recipe for a Natural Cold Buster.... Continue Reading →

Say ‘OM’ and Be Happy

California Tweening: The Making of a 12-year-old Yoga Teacher   via - Today Health Jaysea DeVoe, 12, teaches her yoga class at the Bergamot Spa in Encinitas, Calif. on March 11, 2014. Jaysea Devoe is a yoga instructor who has the challenging job of teaching fidgety preschoolers the ancient practice, but once her charges get... Continue Reading →

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