“WILL LIFTING WEIGHTS MAKE ME BULKY?”

“WILL LIFTING WEIGHTS MAKE ME BULKY?”

By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran This is a common question we hear in the fitness industry, especially by the ladies.  Will lifting make me bulky?  FALSE.  FALSE. FALSE. The good news is, only about 2% of all women have the actual genes to ‘bulk up’....

LITERALLY, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

LITERALLY, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

BY SPORT SPECIFIC COACH LAURA NAVA You are what you eat. Food effects not only your weight, but what you eat effects your mood and energy. If you have a hard time keeping your eyes open during the workday or have a tough time getting through the afternoon slump, you...

“WHAT ‘CALORIES IN + CALORIES OUT DOESN’T WORK”

“WHAT ‘CALORIES IN + CALORIES OUT DOESN’T WORK”

By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran A lot of people have tried diets and programs that focus on portion control or taking in less calories than you burn. For example, "Weight-Watchers". They focus more on How much to take in, instead of what to take in.  Even though it...

Is the Work Place Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals?

Is the Work Place Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals?

By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran Do you think a company would hire someone that has health problems, low energy, brain fog, lack of motivation with low productivity? I don’t think so. So why on earth, would they put snacks like candy, dough nuts and bagels out nearly...

HEALTHY KIDS LUNCH-BAG IDEAS

HEALTHY KIDS LUNCH-BAG IDEAS

By Sport Nutrition Coach Laura Nava Blog #32 Kids are back to school this month. I’m not sure about you, but for me, I would scramble to put my kids lunches together.  I have found getting the kids involved, letting them pick out lunch items, however still guided...

DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH ACCOUNTABILITY?

DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH ACCOUNTABILITY?

By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran How many of you have decided that you are going to make a change in your life and start eating right and exercising 4 to 5 times per week? We see it all the time. People start out great, see some awesome results and then after a few...

FEAR ME NOT, SAYS CHOLESTEROL

FEAR ME NOT, SAYS CHOLESTEROL

Blog #30 By Fitness Trainer Jesi Mandagaran In the TV classic Dwight Shrute’s voice, “QUESTION… Does eating Fat make you Fat? FALSE—Eating a high consumption of processed carbohydrates and sugar makes you fat.   QUESTION.  Does eating higher amounts of Fat...

Should Kids Be Involved in Strength Training Programs?

Should Kids Be Involved in Strength Training Programs?

By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran There’s been hesitancy in the past when it comes to parents putting their kids in fitness programs due to out dated tests and old professional opinions.  Contrary to all the ugly rumors out there, no scientific evidence indicates...

FIT LIVING: NOT SO TOP 10

FIT LIVING: NOT SO TOP 10

Blog 28 By Jesi Mandagaran             Piggy-backing from my previous blog, “FIT LIVING: SO TOP 10”, here’s the follow up one.  For those who aren’t familiar with watching ESPN’s TOP 10 and NOT SO TOP 10, it’s a highlight reel of ten plays across all sports going on...

FIT LIVING: MY SO TOP 10

FIT LIVING: MY SO TOP 10

By Fitness Trainer Coach Jesi Mandagaran             Having a fitness routine is more than just about trying to get or remain fit.  Fit, in which could be addressed as someone who is at a healthy weight...