‘Tis the season for new goals, new fitness programs and new gym memberships. Luckily the fitness market here in Philly continues to expand in a big way with studios and gyms that fit everyone’s needs. So how are you going about assessing which is the best fit for you? Here are six ways to shop for a gym that will get you looking at the right factors to ensure your studio or gym can truly help you get what you want. Otherwise, it could be another year of wasted money.
This was a very challenging post for me to write, because I have a confession to make: I, Juliet Burgh, loooooove protein powder! I love it so much that I use it in the morning for breakfast, after my workouts and sometimes even for dessert. It’s been a staple in my diet since my weight-lifting career started back when I was 18 years old.
Over the years I have switched to many different kinds of protein, shifting to more natural supplements coming from plants or grass-fed animals, and I truly believed that I was consuming what was good for my health. That is, until my recent rude awakening.
Benefits: Nicknamed the “beauty berry,” it has so many compounds that make the body both feel and look better from the inside out. Its combination of antioxidants, amino acids and omega fatty acids all help slow the aging process by boosting immune and metabolic function and removing destructive free radicals from our bodies.
How to eat it: Create the ever so popular acai bowl, found everywhere in southern California! An acai smoothie with granola and fruit on top.
Where to find it: Frozen packs of this stuff are in most health food store freezer sections.