June 6, 2012
Everyone should make their health on top of their priorities and then followed by all the other important things in their lives. After all, one will not be able to improve his family relationship or his work if he is not in his best health condition. Keeping this in mind, it is important that every one of us find time in improving our health. This could be done by taking a membership at gyms and health clubs. If you are from Cucamonga, then you should not have problems in finding Rancho Cucamonga Health clubs that will suit your needs.
Now that you have finally decided to put your health on top of your priorities, it is now time for you to find the right Health club. Gone are the days when you have to search the local directories alone in finding Health clubs in Rancho Cucamonga . There are now many gyms that you can find either when you search locally or through the internet. The internet had helped us a lot in finding things that we need whether online or land based. It has also helped us in finding the right products to purchase or services to avail with the help of the many reviews that we can find online. Not only online reviews can help you find the right Health club to join. Asking referrals from your friends or family members who have tried certain health clubs in Rancho Cucamonga will also help you find the right one to join. The word of mouth is still the best testimonials that you can rely on when trying to find the best health club to join in Rancho Cucamonga.
Sure you can find many gyms and fitness centers but they differ from each other. So, you need to make sure that you check all the Health clubs one by one before deciding to get a membership on one. There are some Health clubs that are barely bones which are offering minimum amenities and equipment for their members. There are also some centers that are also offering massage, yoga and Tai-Chi and many other things. It is not hard to find the right place for you if you know how to start. Finding the right Health club is a matter of researching.
When trying to find which fitness center is the right one for you, there are considerations that you need to keep in mind. Of course, you don’t want to commit at Health clubs that will not be able to provide you with everything that you need. Before signing up at one center, you need to consider things like your budget, your specific goals and the location.
For most of the people looking for Health clubs, their budget is one of the biggest considerations. The prices involved in getting a membership to gyms vary. The prices vary for different Health clubs. When considering your budget, you need to keep in mind how much you are willing to pay for the fee up front. You should not think about signing in with places that are out of your means as it will only lead you to resentment towards an exciting venture.
You also need to consider the specific goals you have. Keeping your specific goals in mind, try to find Rancho Cucamonga Health clubs that are able to provide you with the right equipment and specific programs you need for your specific needs. You need to determine before hand the things that you are looking for in fitness centers. Determine before hand if you need large variety of machines or the added extras such as spas. If you will pay enough attention on your fitness goals prior to choosing your facility, you can be sure that you will avoid making poor decisions.
The location of the Health club should also be included in your considerations for the right center to join. Find a location that provides convenience. Traveling to your fitness facility should be easy for you such that it is accessible either through walking or driving as much as possible. If it is not convenient to go to your chosen Health club, then you may find too many excuses not to go to it. Remember that you are going to use your chosen Health club regularly and frequently. So, it is important that it is very much accessible for you. The facility that is easily accessed can beat the health club with everything that you need but is 30 miles away. So, when considering a Health club to join, always keep the location in mind.
It is also a good thing to know that there are Health clubs that are offering trial periods. Actually, most of them are offering this for their promotion.
Rancho Cucamonga Health clubs are offering few passes for their prospective clients. They do this to help their prospective clients decide if their club is the right for them. If your chosen Health club at Rancho Cucamonga does not offer passes, it would be good if you will ask them. This will help you determine if they have all the equipment that you need. With the passes that these clubs offer, you will also be able to check out their staff. Make sure to check too how clean their facility is and how friendly their staffs are. Because you will be spending more of your time at these Health clubs, you need to be sure that you will be comfortable working with them.
Make sure that you will look at these points when choosing the right Health club to join.
March 1, 2009
Do you have a hard time eating healthy because of your busy schedule and tight budget? Some of you may feel that eating healthy is too expensive or takes too much time, but today I’ll change your mind.
Use the following tips to eat healthy and save money:
• Eat at home more often
o Make healthy snacks at home and take them with you
o Pack a lunch most days of the week
o Make healthy meals in large portions and freeze leftovers
• Shopping techniques
o Make a shopping list for this week’s meals and stick to the list
o Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry!
o Shop for most of your food around the perimeter of the store to avoid the more costly, processed foods
• Look for deals
o Browse your local stores to see who offers the best deals on your favorite, healthy products
o Search the newspaper for coupons
o Compare the per unit price between brands and different sized packages
o Choose generic if possible
• Buy in bulk
o Look for deals on pre-bagged, bulk fruits and veggies
o Purchase sale priced lean meats in bulk and freeze what you don’t plan to use in 5 days
o Stock up on sale priced whole grain crackers and cereals
o Most stores offer a discount on milk if you buy 2 gallons at a time
• Go Frozen!
o Stock up on sale priced frozen meals (Kashi, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Smart Ones)
o Buy a wide variety of frozen veggies. They are just as healthy as fresh veggies but they’re cheaper and last longer
o Purchase frozen lean meats
• Do your own prep work
o Buy whole fruits and veggies and do the cutting and peeling yourself
o Shred a block of reduced fat cheese
o Remove skin from chicken breasts
Today’s fast-paced lifestyle might not allow you to prepare food at home everyday. For days when you don’t have time to cook, here’s a list of healthy, inexpensive meal options at popular fast food restaurants.
Healthy Fast Food Meals for Under $4
• El Pollo Loco
o BRC Burrito and Side of Fresh Vegetables
430 Calories, 10g Fat, 10g Fiber
o Hamburger and Fruit n Yogurt Parfait
410 Calories, 11g Fat, 2g Fiber
• Kentucky Fried Chicken
o Honey BBQ Sandwich with Green Beans
335 Calories, 4g Fat, 4g Fiber
• Jack in the Box
o Chicken Fajita Pita
310 Calories, 9.5g Fat, 4g Fiber
o Hamburger with Fruit Cup
370 Calories, 12g Fat, 3g Fiber
Healthy Fast Food Meals for Under $6
• El Pollo Loco
o Skinless Chicken Breast, Small Side of Pinto Beans and Small Side of Vegetables
370 Calories, 4g Fat, 10g Fiber
o 6” Sandwich from 6g Fat or Less Menu with a Package of Apple Slices
265-405 Calories, 3-6g Fat, 7-8g Fiber
o Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich with No Mayo and Apple Slices
370 Calories, 4.5g Fat, 3g Fiber
o Oven Roasted Twister without Sauce and with Green Beans
365 Calories, 7g Fat, 4g Fiber
o Tender Roast Sandwich without Sauce and with a Small Corn Cob
370 Calories, 4.5g Fat, 3g Fiber
o Honey BBQ Snacker with Green Beans and a Small Corn Cobb
305 Calories, 3.5g Fat, 6g Fiber
• Jack in the Box
o Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
585 Calories, 5.5g Fat, 4g Fiber
o Asian Chicken Salad with Grilled Chicken and Low Fat Chocolate Milk
365 Calories, 4g Fat, 6.5g Fiber
This information was brought to you by OC Nutrition, Your Trusted Source for Health & Nutrition Advice. OC Nutrition offers nutrition counseling services at Fitness Concepts in Chino. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact:
Kristy Richardson, MS, MPH, RD, CSSD, CHES
Registered Dietitian & Exercise Physiologist
February 12, 2009
Check out this video of my good friend and client Mr. Richard Ward. Richard is 61 years young and has lost 54lb in a very short time.
Mr. Ward talks about keys to his success, check it out!