What if YOU were as important as everything on your list?

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What would be different in your life, if you spent your time, money and energy demonstrating you (personally, physically) are as important as everything on your list? Shauna said, “What’s different is I prepare healthier meals and snacks for my kids when I go to the studio regularly, because I go to Kroger more regularly!” Tiffany shared this, “What’s different? …

There’s so much NEW coming to Fit Chicks! in Fishers like TRX (enough said)

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Dear Awesome Lady, There’s so much new coming to Fit Chicks! next month and through the New Year that we can barely get it in one note to you. Here are the highlights: TRX – enough said! We’re incorporating a Precor Stretch Trainer machine into selective weight training routines Stretching Mat with roller and instructions for hip, back, and neck New weight training …

Oh Wow! Lunch Just Got A Lot Better

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It’s Fall. That means it’s time to stop the cold salads, sandwich wraps and grilled vegetables. Ready to mix it up and enjoy lunch again? Here are two simple recipes that can be the centerpiece to your lunch this week. These flavor combinations are delicious and the family just might enjoy them, too! We like these recipes because they fit …

4 Steps to YOUR Yummiest Grain Bowl (just try it)

How to Make a Grain Bowl Without a Recipe By Leslie Stephens, posted on Food52 Blog – Here at Food52, we love recipes — but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don’t always need a recipe, you’ll make your favorite dishes a lot more often. Today: Chuck that takeout burrito bowl out the window and mix and match the contents …

See what happens when you google “body fat and fitness”

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Within the Fit Chicks! program, we focus equally on fitness, nutrition and well-being. In fact, before a woman is invited to enroll, we give her a 14-Day Free Trial Membership and spend about another hour understanding her goals and methodically walking through our 3-Part Program. We go into great detail explaining the importance of lean muscles, metabolism and body composition (or body fat percentage). …

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She asked “should I eat carbs?”… Our answer will surprise you!

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During a recent Nutrition Consult at the studio Preethi asked, “should I eat carbs?”… The next day during the Accountability Club weekly Office Hours Session, Kay asked “what I want to know is how many carbs should I be eating, I think I’m having too many. But everything is a CARB! That’s what I need help on…” Does any of this …

Great Tasting Roasted Vegs, a Tasty NEW Recipe, and 5 Squash TIPS

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What does roasting vegetables have to do with your fitness, personal training, health or losing weight? Last week while running on the treadmill, Rita said, “I think I need some new recipe ideas before I get sick of my kale salads. Can we schedule a time to talk about nutrition? YES! Salad say summer and when the weather cools off, …

5 Essential Strength Training Moves We Do Every Week

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5 Essential Strength-Training Moves Every Woman Needs (and we do at Fit Chicks! every week) The metabolism of a 25-year-old. Jeans that fit. The ability to bend and move, with confidence and without pain. If you’re interested in any of the above, you need to be lifting weights. Right. Message received. But…now what? Which moves should you really be doing, …

Exercise Makes Skin Healthier (it’s proven!)

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Regular workouts don’t just benefit your fitness. They benefit your skin, too — particularly as you age. Preliminary research by scientists at Ontario’s McMaster University shows that exercise not only keeps skin looking younger, but also enhances skin health at a microscopic level. One experiment analyzed the skin of 29 men and women ranging in age from 20 to 84. …

The Most UnHealthiest Salads #stepawayFAST

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Five examples of crazy unhealthy salads from casual chains wasn’t enough. We complied a total of 15 menu items that give salads a BAD name. Nutrition, clean eating and being healthy should be confusing. Let’s help you! A good salad starts with great green (mix your favorite soft, leafy lettuce with mache, baby spinach Swiss chard or kale or sweet …

How to Pack a Salad in a Jar + 21 Stunning Recipes

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How to Pack a Salad in a Jar + 21 Stunning Recipes How to Pack a Salad in a Jar – The Definitive Guide & 21 stunning recipes to get you started on the right foot | hurrythefoodup.com Lunchtime at work can be annoying at times. Some colleagues want to go the Italian restaurant with the unfriendly staff and their …

12 Brilliant Meal Preparation Ideas to Free Up Your Time Mom

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When it comes to healthy eating, preparation is the key to success. (Those Boy Scouts are onto something.) In fact, one study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine suggests that spending time on preparing and cooking meals at home is linked with better dietary habits. But if you love the convenience of prepackaged foods and restaurant meals, it …

Question: Is it’s Okay to NOT be OK?

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I know a woman ­who recently had a crippling diagnosis handed down to her by her doctors. I can’t imagine bearing the news she was given. But you would never know how great her suffering is because all she ever says are things like, “Overall I feel exceedingly blessed,” “Don’t worry about me,” “I will be just great,” or “At …

Intentions Matter, What are you going to do?

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Intentions are interesting, because intentions are a combination of self awareness, hope, a goal and execution. When you set an intention you’re setting all these pieces in motion. So go for it! You don’t need to “reach perfect”… practice some thing new, make progress. You’re worth it! What’s your summer intention?  Make up missed personal training sessions? Set up a …

Happiest Mother Day to Rita Zinc

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We love you Rita and we’re hoping that you have an amazing Mother’s Day.  You joined Fit Chicks five years ago and we’ve seen you get strong, and stay strong year after year. You are an inspiration to so many women.  We salute, fist bump, and hug you… Thank you! Kelli, Kami, Kay and Roz

This Kiwi Berry Goodness…

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Kiwi-Berry Blast Benefits: Kiwi is full of essential vitamins particularly A and E, that work against the effects of fat on the body   Ingredients: 2 sliced kiwis 2 cup strawberries 1 cup Spinach 1/2 cup kiwi-strawberry juice 1 cup Non Fat Greek yogurt 2 cups ice   Directions: Blend! Extra: For more protein, add 1 scoop high quality vegetable protein …

You Won’t Guess this “Menopause Magical Booster” found in your Produce Section?

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Menopause Magical Booster Carrots are great for easing menopausal symptoms and aid in breast cancer prevention. As you approach menopause, adding the right foods to your daily routine, can reduce or prevent menopause symptoms (Source: Everydayhealth.com)   Carrot Juice Recipe 1 cup sliced carrots 1/2 cup apple juice 1/2 cup applesauce 1/4 cup sliced celery 1/2 cup milk 2 cups ice …

Coconut Cravers Recipe, Plus 10 Health Benefits of this Versatile Goodness

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Coconut Craver Recipe 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1/3 grated coconut 2 cups sliced (or chopped up) strawberry – fresh or frozen work 2 cups crushed ice 1/4 tbs honey (optional) …Then BLEND or SHAKE   Top 10 Health Benefits of Coconuts 1. Supports immune system health: it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasite 2. Provides a natural source of …

Cool, Light and Yummy Recipes – Hello Spring!

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The 5-STEP MOM-osa Recipe INGREDIENTS 1 cup Orange Juice 1/4 cup Ginger Ale or Seltzer Fresh orange or strawberry DIRECTIONS 1. POUR 1 cup orange juice into champagne flute 2. ADD 1/4 cup seltzer/ginger ale 3. STIR ingredients gently w/spoon 4. GARNISH the drink w/fresh strawberries or oranges 5. FINISHED.

What Good Mothers Do: 6 Essential Habits for Proper Care

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We all know that a good mother should be loving, nurturing, giving, and kind to her children. But can a good mother offer those same traits to herself? As a mother and stepmother of five children, I’ve learned the importance of proper care of myself. I also know how difficult it is to make it happen. First is the issue …

9 Ways to Become the Parent — and Role Model — Your Children Really Need at Any Age

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Women welcome the sacrifice. You love your children. You love your life and you’re want to do all you can to raise, healthy, well-adjusted, happy and wholesome kids. Children need love. Children need boundaries. Children need someone to look up to and learn from. Your job, as a parent, is to lead by example — modeling the kind of behavior that you want …

THE POWER OF HABIT by Charles Duhigg

THE POWER OF HABIT In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding …

8 Super Awesome Tips For GREAT Tasting Roasted Vegetables

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8 Tips for the BEST Tasting Roasted Vegetables Salad say summer and when the weather cools off, you want something warm for lunch. Make a big batch of roasted vegetables, nuke them and drizzle with a little dressing.  Check out these tips for great tasting roasted vegetables and don’t forget: add seasonings! See the details and share your recipes ideas in …

Fit Chicks! Survivor Continues – Feedback Form, Points List [Updated]

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Wednesday, November 2nd Season 2 of the Fit Chicks! Survivor Contest is in full swing! …You made it to Round 2!  Now before November 11 earn 330 points and move on to the final round. See the Updated POINTS List, Feedback form and Link to the Book Club Meeting Remember stay motivated, focused and have FUN Here the FEEDBACK Form for the …

Survivor 2016 Starts Next Week

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Season 2 of the Fit Chicks! Survivor Contest starts in two weeks. Sign today and Play. Remember EVERYONE can stay on the island, will you??? There are so many great reasons to play Survivor with us like… Join In. Have Fun. Share Your Tips & Recipes. Get Focused. Encourage Others. Discover New Foods & Meals Learn What “Healthy” Means. …and Turn …

The IKEA Effect Hits Fishers’ Mom and They’re Losing Weight

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You want to lose weight and get in shape, but don’t know what to eat? And you secretly believe that once someone tells you the diet to follow, it’s going to involve eating nasty tasting, yucky, boring food. Well, maybe not. You want to jump start your weight loss and fitness program? The one BEST (& easy) thing you can …