Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

12/29/2017

INGREDIENTS

1 bunch asparagus (20 stalks)

10 pieces center cut bacon

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1)    Rinse asparagus and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut off the bottom inch or two and set aside.

2)    Slice bacon strips down the center and wrap each thin, long piece around the asparagus. Place on a baking sheet.

3)    Put baking sheet in the oven and turn oven on to 400° F. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until bacon is crisp.

4)    Optional: Drizzle with a honey balsamic glaze if desired.

 

 

What's Your Fit Workout | HIIT Training : Giant Set

12/25/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they reach their goals.

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four HIIT workouts, which stand for high intensity interval training. The name speaks volumes for these type of workouts as the intensity of the weight training will have you breaking a sweat while building muscle. .

These workouts also provide overall strength and burn calories by combing quick movements and concentration to complete each rep. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post! 

Giant Set: 16 total exercises, broken up into sets of four with each group targeting one part of the body. Complete 3 sets, 10 reps of each exercise and take short break between each muscle group.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout

   

6 Last-Minute Gift Ideas For The Fitness Fanatic In Your Family

12/21/2017

Procrastinating on holidays gifts is as much a part of the season as cookies and carols. If that’s you, don’t worry. We won’t judge. In fact, we have some ideas for you. If you choose wisely, you won’t even have to include a gift receipt. You’ll be hearing thanks for years to come.

 

  • High-Cushioned Yoga Mat. A great yoga mat can make all the difference. You want to give one that is ultra-high and thickly cushioned. Also, look for one that has a specialized closed-cell surface. This keeps sweat from drenching and getting trapped in the mat.
  • Wireless Sport Earbuds. There are many brands that offer a comfortable, stable hooked design, which is ideal for long workouts. And some of the higher-end versions include impressive battery life. Some go up to 36 hours. Good ones also offer tap-touch controls for easy maneuverability.
  • Interactive Water Bottle. This may sound like a somewhat uninspired gift idea. But not for the fitness minded. They know that a water bottle goes with you everywhere and provides the hydration that fuels your life. Here’s what’s cool about today’s top-shelf water bottles: they’re interactive. They can actually calculate your personal hydration needs to make sure you drink enough water before, during and after workouts.
  • A Good Gym Bag. There are gym bags that do the job. You throw things in, you take things out. They eventually get kind of disgusting and you replace. That’s all fine and good. But there are better ones on the market. Look for gym bags that have separate compartments for gym clothes and clean items. This provides an essential separation for life on the go. There are also bags that have a removable shoe bag, which is awesome.
  • MYZONE Belt. Imagine having your heart rate data available to view while working out! It’s possible with MYZONE Belts, a wearable heart rate tracker that shows your effort while training. Contact your local Snap Fitness to purchase one today. 
  • Snap Fitness Gym Membership. Of course, we think this is the best gift of all! Visit us in person or online to get your loved one all signed up.

 

What's Your Fit Workout | HIIT Training : 45|15

12/18/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they reach their goals.

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four HIIT workouts, which stand for high intensity interval training. The name speaks volumes for these type of workouts as the intensity of the weight training will have you breaking a sweat while building muscle. .

These workouts also provide overall strength and burn calories by combing quick movements and concentration to complete each rep. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post!

45-15: Push yourself for 45 seconds to complete as many quality reps. Rest for 15 seconds between each exercise. 10 total exercises and 3 circuits.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout

   

6 Ways To Slay On Your Wedding Day

12/13/2017

Not to put too much pressure on it, but your wedding day is big. Huge. You want to look and feel your best. Of course you do. But here’s the thing. The date comes up fast. Super fast. And there is so much to think about and plan. This can make fitting in time for your workouts difficult. But trust us on this: you want to keep to your gym routines. Not only will exercise help you look amazing on your wedding day, it will help you manage stress. And preparing for a wedding is stressful.  

 

To help you get you ready, here are six suggestions. Follow them closely and you will be ready.

 

Be excited! You’re about to experience one of life’s great joys.

 

  • Get Started Right Away. If you haven’t already been diligently exercising, and you have weight goals, get started now. Begin a regime as soon as you set your wedding date. If you start early, you will have plenty of time for positive and sustainable results. Take that first step.
  • Keep Things Simple. With a wedding to plan, you will have a lot on your mind. Focus on your goals and work with a Snap Fitness trainer to design a program that you can remember and lean on. Don’t go too far out of your comfort zone. Keep it high-impact and manageable.
  • Arm Yourself. If you’re like a lot of brides, your wedding attire may include a sleeveless look. Release your inner Michelle Obama and fire up those arms. Incorporate some easy arm exercises into your routine. Ask a Snap Fitness trainer for suggestions.
  • Food Is Your Friend. Resist the notion of crashing your diet or restricting your calories too severely. There’s no reason to go hungry. Ever. Just make sure you’re fueling your body throughout the day with regular small portions of healthy, whole foods. Focus on lean proteins. Mix in some nuts. Stay strong.
  • Stay Hydrated. Carry water everywhere. You should never feel thirsty. Also, limit your alcohol intake. It can cause inflammation. You don’t have to totally abstain. Just use moderation.
  • Be Gentle With Yourself. Keep reminding yourself that you have a lot going on in your life and you’re doing great. A wedding is often a once-in-a-lifetime event. That’s a lot of pressure. But you don’t have to be perfect. Ask for help if you need it. Take time out for relaxation. Enjoy yourself. You deserve it. 

 

What's Your Fit Workout | HIIT Training : 60 Second Madness

12/11/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they reach their goals.

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four HIIT workouts, which stand for high intensity interval training. The name speaks volumes for these type of workouts as the intensity of the weight training will have you breaking a sweat while building muscle. .

These workouts also provide overall strength and burn calories by combing quick movements and concentration to complete each rep. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post! 

60 Second Madness: In 60 seconds, complete as many reps with a focus on form. Rest for 60 seconds and then start the next exercise. 15 total exercises and 3 circuits.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout