Let me get in shape first...

11 Oct

Let me get in shape first, then I will join.   I’m too out of shape to do that. I wouldn’t be able to keep up. These are just a few of the excuses I hear before people begin a fitness program.  ...

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Training with injuries

26 Sep

Injuries: We’ve all been there.  Some pain or injury that prevents us from doing the things we love: running, hiking, lifting, etc…. We “rest” in the hopes that it will just go away.  It may go awa...

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Zoning IN

24 Apr

It’s common to hear people talk about using exercise as a way to zone out and turn their brains off from the stress of their daily lives. While working out can be a great tool for clearing your mi...

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Always Seek Progress

12 Apr

Have you ever stopped to consider if what you’re doing is truly moving you forward, or if you’re just doing it out of routine or convenience? With a busy work schedule and a laundry list of respons...

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10 Things that Matter More than Macros

03 Apr

It is well known in functional fitness that we must have a solid foundation of quality movement and strength before we can move to more complex exercises. At OPEX North Scottsdale we take this same...

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Meal Prep Monday: Crockpot Chili

11 Feb

The days are getting warmer, but the nights are still cold.  I'm still having cravings for "comfort foods" that keep you warm.  This is one of those meals.  So easy to make, and the crockpot does m...

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Meal Prep Monday: Grilled Veggies

04 Feb

Now that the weather is starting to get a bit warmer (at least it in here in Scottsdale!) we begin to turn our attention again to the grill.   When I think of the grill, we tend to focus on protein...

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Meal Prep Monday - Green Smoothie

28 Jan

Are mornings always a rush?  Do you struggle to get your 10 shades of fruits and veggies throughout the day?  This recipe from the Organic Dietician take about 5 minutes to prepare and will get you...

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Monday Meal Prep: CrockPot Beef and Vegetables

07 Jan

Meal Prep Monday: Crock Pot Beef Roast with Veggies If you are like me, USUALLY Sundays are for meal prep. But right now...Sundays are for playoff football, so I rely on my slow cooker to cut my p...

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Meal Prep Monday: Roasted Winter Vegetables

17 Dec

I love this recipe from 5 Dollar Dinners because it is so simple!  Veggies + oil + seasoning.  I adapt this recipe for ALL of my veggies: beets, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, y...

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