Nutrition and Exercise


Tailored nutritional, post workout “recovery” smoothies can give you the nutrients and fluids lost during your workout. This can help to rid the body of inflammatory causing free radicals, as well as help in muscle recovery. After your next workout, grab your blender and these anti-inflammatory ingredients to concoct a smoothie that will help prevent oxidative damage, aid in muscle repair and replenish lost nutrients and water.

 

 

Protein Smoothies for Weight lifting

2 scoops chocolate protein powder (whey or non dairy)

2 TBSP almond butter

1 cup almond milk

½ cup greek yogurt

1 frozen banana (precut in slices)

5 ice cubes

Adding protein rich greek yogurt to your smoothie not only helps repair muscle, but the calcium will aid in strengthening bones after weight training. Blend well and enjoy!

 

HIIT Workout Smoothie

1 cup frozen cherries

½ banana frozen in slices

1 cup frozen blackberries

2 scoops chocolate protein powder

1 cup almond milk

A few ice cubes if you choose fruits that are not frozen

Blend and enjoy after a high energy workout!

 

Post-Spin Smoothie

2 Scoops DailyBurn Fuel-6 Protein in Vanilla

1 cup of water

1 cup raw chopped kale (stems removed)

1 orange (peeled and seeded)

½ tsp spirulina powder

1 pinch of ground cinnamon

1 pinch of ground ginger

Blend and enjoy to help replenish lost fluids and electrolytes after a sweat inducing spin class.

 

Post Barre Workout Smoothie

2 scoops DailyBurn Fuel-6 in Vanilla

2 TBSP rolled oats

2 frozen-sliced bananas

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 TSP honey

¼ TSP cinnamon

Bananas are great for replenishing potassium, aiding in the absorption of calcium and keeping blood  sugar in check.
 

Group Classes New Days and Times

Adult Group Fitness - Monday-Thursday 6 pm & Saturday 9 am

Fitness Fundamentals - Wednesday & Friday 9 am

Mindfulness With Monte - Monday 12:15 pm & Saturday 8 am

 

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− A. Mun

"Last Sunday I played full court basketball for the first time in 15 years. I will qualify the contest by saying it happened on a court just out of the back door of an elder care center. The teams consisted of a 7 year old, an d8 year old, a young woman in flip-flops (I played in sandals), a woman who proudly stated she was 55 years old (I retorted with my age of 65), and a couple of other young guys that really played well. I ran the court, I played defense, blocked shots, made shots (missed a lot), got lots of rebounds, and talked a lot of smack while playing with a group of people a lot younger than me. I even made a behind the back-twisting fall-away shot, then fell and tumbled on the court. I jumped up and continued to play, and we played for about 45 minutes.
I attribute my ability to play this game that I love so much again to the excellent training receive from Kristy who is a trainer at A2 Physical Therapy. I have worked out and trained since I was very young. I played high school basketball, baseball, and I ran track. I spent 20 years in the Army with all the training requirements associated with that occupation. I played on community and city leagues, and I have trained with weights for many years. The training program Kristy has devised for me at A2 is rigorous, thorough, diverse, fun, challenging, and focused. She prepares workout plans that are age and fitness level appropriate. My work out now is so much different then it was when I first started. She both trains me individually and as a couple. I run, jump, stretch, lift, balance, squat, push, pull, and every other movement you can imagine. I look forward to going to my workout every time. Kristy is completely in charge of every workout. I am retired, and my training at A2 allows me to fill the need to accomplish something positive every day I work out. I am doing physical activity with ease that I would not have thought I would be able be able to accomplish at the age of 65 such as hiking on Mt Rainer and running 4 days per week. Kristy and A2 have really changed my life…"

− William

"Thanks so much - from the front desk, to my therapist Danny, to the owners. I felt supported by caring professionals while I recovered from my work related injuries. I felt encouraged to work hard to fully recover, and I feel like I have. Negotiating health care services can be overwhelming, but A2 made getting the care I needed straight forward. Thanks again for everything."

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