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Some people choose food based on total calories, others opt for foods based on their macronutrient ratio (high protein, low fat etc.). Whatever you are looking for, don't take for granted the vital nutrients that you get from your food. Nutrients that keep you energetic, your bones strong, organs functioning, skin healthy, and more. Essential Fatty Acids are part of those nutrients that do a variety of very good things in our body.




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The Benefits of a Personal Trainer

If you're having a hard time getting motivated at the health club, or just don't feel like you're getting enough out of your exercise routine, consider hiring a personal trainer. More than just an instructor, a personal trainer can help you come up with the right workout plan to meet your goals. Whether it's losing a few pounds, toning up your arms, or flattening your stomach for swimsuit season, a personal trainer can help you get there.

How a Personal Trainer Can Help

Hiring a personal trainer means both a financial commitment and a time commitment to your health and fitness. A personal trainer can help you:

  • Get started. A personal trainer can guide you down the path to fitness by creating a specific exercise routine for you.
  • Learn proper technique and form. If you're not doing exercises the right way, it can lead to injury that can sideline you. By doing them right, you're staying safe and also getting the maximum benefit from your workout.
  • Achieve your goals. If you've always wanted to lose that last 20 pounds, tone up your body, or just be a healthier person, but you haven't quite been able to get there on your own, a personal trainer can help keep you on track.

Even a few sessions with a personal trainer can be worthwhile. "Everyone can benefit from education and different points of view,” says Jody Swimmer, anexercise specialist and owner of Fitness on Frankfort in Louisville, Ky.

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If you think a personal trainer might be beneficial, keep these things in mind when searching for someone who fits your needs:

  • Try out a trainer. "If you're a member of a gym, ask for a list of trainers, and ask what their education and experiences are, and then watch them. Or just buy one session and get a feel for their personality and skills," says Swimmer.
  • Look for qualifications and style. You want a personal trainer who is educated and certified by a reputable organization, such as the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. Beyond certification, you want to make sure that the trainer is a good fit for you and your workout style.
  • Search online. Many organizations that certify personal trainers have Web sites that allow you to search for such a trainer in your area. This may be a good place to start if you don’t belong to a gym.
  • Ask yourself how well they teach. A personal trainer should do more than just give you exercises to do. "From a one-on-one personal training experience, it should be all about you, your needs, and special issues you're dealing with," Swimmer says. "Your trainer shouldn't be someone to just lead you through exercises; they should be teaching you these exercises."


Eat the correct number of calories

What is Metabolism?

Science time! Metabolism is the chemical process in the body that converts the food you eat into fuel. The result: You get the energy that keeps you going each day. Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories per day your body naturally burns at rest, says Louis Aronne, MD, an obesity specialist at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. Knowing your number is key because it means you'll be aware of exactly how many calories to consume to maintain your weight (or lose or gain, if need be).


Take a Bite Out of the New Year With These Healthy Eating Tips

With the new year in full swing, our resolutions to work out more, lose weight or eat healthier can seem so far out of reach, and the temptation to quit starts nagging. But now is actually the perfect time to hold tight to those goals and build momentum toward lasting, healthy lifestyle changes.

Ready to take your resolutions to the next level? Take Smoothie King’s #ChangeAMeal Challenge to kick-start your health goals and instill healthy habits. It’s never too late to start!

Every time you change a meal with one of 11 Meal Replacement Smoothies, you’re filling your body with nutritious protein to help:

  • Burn fat.
  • Build lean, strong muscle.
  • Feel full and stay full longer.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Curb appetite.

Now that you have a health goal in mind, implement these tips to keep your resolutions and achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Stay Simple.

Overcommitting to multiple, strict diet and fitness resolutions can deplete valuable time and energy, making good intentions difficult to maintain. Rather, focus on making ONE change that supports multiple health goals. For example, just changing one meal with a Meal Replacement Smoothie can save up to 500 calories* and provides essential vitamins, minerals and protein.

Be Specific.

Going after dramatic results can be daunting without specific steps to get there. First, commit to a plan. How often will you change a meal and which meal will you change? Second, ask for accountability. Sharing your commitment with friends is a great way to increase resolve and find people with similar goals – both of which increase your chances of reaching success.

Don’t Stop.

Have you heard the adage, "It takes 21 days to build a habit"?  The truth is, habit forming is just like health – everyone’s different! Fortunately, you can choose from 11 Meal Replacement Smoothies, in 28 flavors and blended for a purpose. Yours. Want to build muscle? Try Gladiator Protein. Slim down? Hello, Lean1. Stick to a vegan diet? Sunwarrior plant-based protein is for you. Many Smoothies are also gluten-free or dairy-free so everyone can get the nutrients they need to make a change.




Here's to a year of good cheer, great friends, light, laughter and joy. A year to conquer challenges, setting goals, hurdling obstacles, and to believing in yourself as hard as you can. So from all of us here at Rebellion Fitness have a happy and healthy New Year!!!!

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5 Ways To Fit In Workouts During The Busy Holiday Season

It’s easy to let exercise slide when life gets a little more hectic during the holidays, but this season of extra stress (and eating) is the time of year we need to move most!

Instead of abandoning your fitness plan until the New Year, use these five tips to help you create a plan of action to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle during the holidays:

1. Make a master plan.

Follow the lead of banks, schools and even your gym, and take a few minutes to sit down and create a holiday schedule. Around the holidays, we tend to work different hours, spend more time running errands and going to parties, so creating a personal master plan can be a great way to eliminate some of the stress, chaos and wasted time that can keep you from exercising.

If, for example, you know you’ll be spending Wednesday traveling to your parents’ house, you may want to schedule in a quick early morning fitness session before you need to start getting the kids ready and the bags packed to head out the door by 10 a.m. Be sure to write down your exercise time and give it priority like an important appointment you can’t cancel with less than 24 hours notice (and if you do have to cancel, move it around so that you have another time to work out somewhere in your schedule).

2. Create an arsenal of travel-friendly workouts.

Even if your holiday schedule is full of out-of-town trips, there are still plenty of great ways to get your sweat on away from home. Do you love going to the gym? Awesome! Use this opportunity to check out a new fitness center while you’re on the road. Head to the closest club and get a guest pass, or try out a new class or workout space to mix up your regular routine. Bonus tip: Some gyms, particularly boutique fitness studios, offer a free or discounted class to first-time visitors.

3. Get the family involved.

Spending quality time with the family doesn’t have to mean sitting around and eating all day (and night) long! Get the party started by suggesting a holiday-themed dance contest or an outdoor football game. Even a walk around the block to look at holiday decorations is a simple way to get everybody moving together.

4. Multi-task.

Headed to the mall to do some holiday shopping? Squeeze in some extra steps while you are there by taking a few window-shopping laps before starting your mission. Cooking a big meal for a family gathering? Once your prep is done and everything is in the oven, set your timer and hit your yoga mat for a short session while you wait. Even just pumping out a few sets of squats or jumping jacks at various intervals throughout your day can make a difference. Remember, a little bit of something is always better than a big nothing.

5. Aim to maintain.

Finally, don’t forget to cut yourself some slack. Sure, a hardcore session at the gym would be great if you can find the time to fit it in, but a walk around the neighborhood with your kids is also a win. Celebrate your small victories during this busy time to help you stay inspired to get back into the game.