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

 

"My name is Irvin Markham. I am a member of A2 Physical Therapy and Fitness. I have been a member of several gyms but never had a personal trainer. With no schedule or workout plan, I would always eventually quit. My wife suggested to go see her personal trainer Kristi Cruz. What a difference the experience has made in helping me get the most out of my workouts. Kristi has not only helped me get 71 year old body back in shape physically, but mentally as well. She has put me on a set schedule and encourages me to do all the things I need to do to stay healthy. I cannot thank Kristi and the entire staff at A2 for all of the support they have shown me."

− Irvin

"A2 Physical Therapy is very professional. What I liked the most is that they are very thorough with their assessments and personalizing exercises/treatment according to my pain/limitations/injuries. I really do feel stronger and feel confident to get even stronger! Everyone has a super positive attitude which helps with motivation. Thank You!"

− A. Mun

"William and I have been working out with Kristi on Saturday mornings for months now and we love it! We find the couples training so beautiful physically, mentally and relationally. Kristi not only challenges us with cardio and lifting but has introduced us to exercises that relate to balance and stretching. As we enter our 60’s we appreciate these balance routines and can see how it benefits our daily lives. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard William say, “I am not doing that, that’s a girl exercise!” and then later he’ll say “wow that was harder than I thought” or sometime that week he’ll bring up an exercise we do on Saturday and how it benefited him that day! Most importantly we have blast encouraging each other, competing with each other and having fun! We appreciate A2 and Kristi for providing a space for us to stay fit and have fun. We wish you all much success! Thank you"

− Pam and William