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Cheese Quiche – A Simple Protein Meal

This cheese quiche is great on its own, perfect for when you need a fast protein meal with no fuss or extra pans to wash! If you have a little extra time or are craving some variety, it provides a great base for adding additional ingredients. Add additional proteins like cooked sausage or ham. Up […]

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Cardio – Find a mode you enjoy for big benefits long term

The long list of benefits for those who regularly engage in aerobic, or cardio exercise, sounds too good to be true! It reads like a ‘magic pill’ nutritional supplement pitch that promises to make us abundantly healthy, improving everything from skin and sexual health to weight loss, mood boosts and longer lifespans! However, one key […]

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Kale Salad – Great Make-Ahead Salad

Very few salads can be made well ahead of time, especially if the dressing is already on the greens. Kale, on the other hand, is so hearty and thick that I actually enjoy this salad more on day 2 or after. This gives the acid in the dressing a chance to soften the thick kale […]

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Proactive Aging – Improve Your Quality of Life After 50

Regardless of how we approach life, time will pass and aging will occur. While this is reliable and inevitable, the status of our abilities is not pre-determined. We can end up in a variety of places on the aging scale. Where we land and the freedoms and activities we partake in later in life is […]

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Laterally Rotated Runner's Stretch

So many of us are tight in the hips! Tight inner thighs can also impede our ability to become more mobile and flexible in this area. Stretch both areas with this variation of a runner’s lunge and whichever one is tightest, that’s where you’ll feel it! The setup for this hip and inner thigh stretch […]

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Hip Flexor Stretch with Foam Roller

This intense hip flexor stretch is fabulous at getting deep into the hip flexors! It allows you to relax your leg into the stretch and get a deep hip flexor stretch with a straight and relaxed leg. A lot of the most common hip flexor stretches require knee bending and weight on one knee in […]

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Warm, delicious and nutritious! This recipe was provided by our Pilates Instructor’s Mom, Karen. A Birkner family favorite is now a Kelzer family favorite! Like most squash recipes, it takes a little time to prepare, but it is simple and delicious. This recipe also freezes beautifully so you can make a large batch and have […]

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Stability Ball Hamstring Curls

Let me start by saying that if you drop your hips during this exercise, it will be way less effective. More on that later, but first let’s talk about the setup. One rule of biomechanics is that the longer the lever, the more difficult the exercise. A great example of this is that pushups from […]

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Inner Thigh Lifts

Strengthen your inner thighs with this low impact exercise! This exercise is excellent at building inner thigh strength. Inner thigh strength is essential for keeping the head of the femur in the hip socket. It is also very helpful if you are twisted one way or the other in the hips to help stabilize your […]

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