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26 Nov

Meet Jaimie!

Jaimie received her B.S. degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Health Science from California State University of San Marcos. She was recognized for distinguished service from the Kinesiology department for contributing in multiple health related events on campus as well as playing a large roll in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Post graduation Jaimie became a personal trainer with the goal to change lives through fitness. Developing relationships and creating programs based on individual goals is a passion...

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Healthy Classic Holiday Dishes   The holiday season is underway, and that means dinner parties with family, friends, and coworkers. The average person gains one to two pounds over the holiday season, but unfortunately almost 65% of us gain closer five pounds. What are some ways to keep our hard work all year from being sabotaged? I have put together a list of three classic holiday dishes and how they can easily be substituted for a healthier alternative into your upcoming...

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Try this hearty recipe to fill you up and keep you warm during the Fall and Winter months. Ingredients 2 lbs. chicken, cooked and shredded (see below to make this dish vegetarian friendly) 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium jalapeno, minced (optional to seed) 2-3 green chilies, minced (optional to seed) 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. oregano ½ to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 4 cups chicken stock (less sodium in home-prepared) 4½ cups...

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By Ryan Halvorson Welcome to the season of sweets! If you’re like me it can be difficult to make it through the next few months unscathed. And that’s ok. While I don’t necessarily buy into the “people-gain-5-pounds-during-the-hoidays-and-never-burn-it-off” mentality, I do think it’s important to set up a system to mitigate potential damage and avoid turning a bit of indulgence into a 3-month binge. Here are the seven steps of my Sugar Rehab Program to help you get back on track. And...

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How increasing your protein intake can help you achieve your fitness goals. By Katelyn Castro You can bet this month’s inspiration came from one of our very own Bird Rock Fit members. I frequently get questions on ways to decrease muscle soreness and increase energy, and my first question is, “What is your post-workout nutrition like?” I generally follow up with what a normal day might look like in terms of nutrition and one thing I find is that we...

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  Healthy Recipe: Coconut Pumpkin Curry Soup Need a little more pumpkin in your life? Add in this hearty, healthy, delicious staple into your weekly menu. Ingredients • ¼ cup coconut oil • 2 medium carrots, chopped • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped • 1 medium onion, chopped • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and minced • 1 clove garlic, minced • 3 cups chicken stock • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar • ½ teaspoon salt • ½ teaspoon ginger •...

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  The Power of Pumpkin By Katelyn Castro This autumn staple is a great addition to a well-rounded nutrition plan. It’s pumpkin season! Need I say more? Fall is just around the corner which means the kids are back in school, football season has started, and the holiday’s are on their way. When I think of fall, I think of the scent of apple cinnamon filling my house; using my slow-cooker more in the next few months than I do...

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18 Sep

Welcome Travis!

It’s with great excitement and gratitude that we welcome Travis Parkyn to the Bird Rock Fit team! Many of you may have seen him around the studio lately–you might have even had the pleasure of seeing his backflip skills! If you haven’t seen it I’m sure he’d be glad to show you. Here’s a little bit more about our brand new team member: Travis comes from a large family of 7 and was born in Fountain Valley, California. He played...

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  How to Stay Fit Anywhere Do you struggle to make lasting change because you constantly fall short on your food and fitness goals? Try the Structured Flexibility plan. By Ryan Halvorson Have you ever heard that phrase, “You are what you repeatedly do?” It’s a tenet that I regularly share with people who are interested in getting into better shape. Most of the time I see those people skip from plan to plan and never seem to see results....

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The other day I told you a story about a friend of mine, Natalie, who I had asked to participate in a phone-based weight loss coaching program. I did this for several reasons. First, she’s a dear friend who has struggled with her weight as long as I’ve known her and I wanted to help put that struggle to rest. Second, I figured that if someone as busy as her could see success, then just about anyone else could. Natalie...

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