The Power of 3 E’s

Continuing on in our regular series “The Vail Blog” – A monthly discussion on the “ABC’s” of discipline in health, fitness and wellness. via – Jackie Vail, Personal Trainer, Team AVAC® The Vail Blog – “E”. . . Effort, Energy and Enthusiasm Express these 3 words to enhance your workouts! A statement I've developed which defines success: "Having... Continue Reading →

On the Ropes in AbsoluteFIT

via - Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT Don’t be intimidated by equipment you haven’t used before — it’s fun to try new things! We use a lot of different equipment in AbsoluteFIT workouts; some of it, you can tell what it’s for (e.g. dumbbells are pretty self-explanatory), and some of it is … not. Heh. But the... Continue Reading →

SMASH!

-via Lydia M., AbsoluteFITness Challege 2.0 participant https://youtu.be/CNELJ_uOWqE Sometimes the most fun things are also really beneficial, fitness-wise. Here’s a slo-mo video of me smashing the 20-lb smashball — I only did it once for the camera, but Marie had us doing it over and over for 50 seconds at a time in last Tuesday's... Continue Reading →

5 Easy Tips to Make Your Green Smoothies Better

Adapted from simplegreensmoothies.com 1) Blend in stages to avoid leafy chunks. [I personally think this one is the most important!] Chewing your green smoothie is no fun! To get a “smooth” green smoothie experience, blend up your leafy greens and liquid-base first. Then add your remaining fruits and blend again. 2) Follow the 60/40 formula. When... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Quizzes

Turns out, “I eat pretty healthy” is just, like, my opinion, man.  At the beginning of the AbsoluteFIT Challenge 2.0, we were all asked to complete two quizzes — one about our physical activity, and one about our nutrition situation. I thought I was a pretty healthy eater, in general, in that I don’t eat... Continue Reading →

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