Post date: May 13, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Minestrone Soup

  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • ½ cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat pasta, uncooked
  • 15-ounce can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1...
Post date: May 13, 2015

Lose yourself in this fun, effective, competition program. Sign up today!

Start Date: June 1st, 2015
Duration: 8 weeks
Capacity: 7–8
Cost: $295 (Members, bring a Guest and both receive 10% off.)

Program includes:

  • Pre- and post- body analysis assessment
  • Initial diet assessment and meal plan with a registered dietitian
  • Initial evaluation and exercise plan with a...
Post date: May 11, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Lemon Caper Tilapia

  • 4 Tilapia fillets
  • 3 Tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons capers, drained
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  1. Place Tilapia in a 9x13 ungreased baking dish. In a small bowl, combine margarine, lemon juice, garlic...
Post date: Apr 27, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Spaghetti with Broccoli & Chickpeas

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 20 ounces frozen chopped broccoli
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ pound whole wheat spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh lemon juice
  1. Cook garlic and red pepper flakes...
Post date: Apr 24, 2015

Could an anti-inflammatory diet help to ease chronic pain symptoms? Your questions about diet and inflammation answered.

What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is any pain lasting for greater than three months. Pain is the body’s normal response to alert us to possible injury, but chronic pain persists and often can start without an obvious cause. When there is no clear cause, pain is usually linked to an underlying issue such as sleep disorders, mood changes,...

Post date: Apr 24, 2015

The term Fibromyalgia is widely used nowadays. Quite a number of people say they have fibromyalgia, especially with chronic pain over multiple parts of their body. However, how much do you understand this condition? We know it's meaning, derived from three words: "fibro" (fibrous tissue), "myo" (muscles), and "algia" (pain). However, medically, there is still a lot we do not know about it.

Not a Disease
Fibromyalgia affects middle aged women. The incidence is...

Post date: Apr 16, 2015

As the Illinois Marathon races approach, we thought there may be a few out there who are experiencing some muscle tension toward the end of training.

Our own therapist, Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT, has some advice for streching your TFL (tensor fascia latae). If you have front of the hip, IT band, or lateral knee pain, then watch this video.

And if you're a runner and don't yet have a foam roller, what are you waiting for? Get...

Post date: Apr 15, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Balsamic Chicken with Corn & Swiss Chard

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1½ pounds)
  • 2 slices bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped with stems and leaves separated
  • 1...
Post date: Apr 9, 2015

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Recipe of the Week: Crockpot Chicken Salsa

  • 1 ¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 15 ounce can black beans
  • 15 ounce bag frozen corn
  • 32 ounces salsa
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Shredded Mexican cheese
  • Reduced fat sour cream

Combine chicken, beans, corn, and salsa in a crockpot. Heat on low for 4 hours. Use a fork to shred the chicken.


Post date: Apr 1, 2015

Put away the winter blues and warm up this Spring 2015 with Hot Yoga as you stretch, strengthen, and tone in our 95 degree heated studio. Discover the additional benefits that heat provides.


  • Deeper stretches – Warm muscles help you safely enter deeper poses.
  • Reduced stress – Extra heat promotes relaxation of muscles and nerves.
  • Eliminate toxins – Heavy sweating helps to flush toxins from your body.

Choose a Night...