Annual Food For Fat Challenge is here

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Food for Fat Holiday Challenge

November 1st – January 31st

Defeat the ‘holiday bulge’ while fighting hunger in our community this holiday season.  For every 1 pound &/or 1% body fat lost, Seascape Village Fitness will donate 1 pound of food to Loaves and Fishes to provide meals for local families in need.  What a wonderful gift to give yourself and the community this year!

  • Weigh In: Oct. 27th, 28th, 29th, & 30th
  • Weigh Out: February 1st-4th 

3 ways to help you meet your goals during this challenge!

  1. Consider Jump Starting your membership to Elite (UNLIMITED SEMI’S!!!), plus you will receive the benefit of the Online Nutrition Program with Roy. Inquire at the Front Desk for pricing.
  2. Any Annual member can purchase semi-privates for $25.00 each throughout this challenge.
  3. Join the 3 month Online Nutrition Program, $49.00 a month for members

A prize will be awarded to the man and woman who lose the most weight/body fat during this challenge.

Vegetable of the Month-Acorn Squash

Vegetable of the Month:
Acorn Squash
Also called pepper squash or Des Moines squash
Fun Facts:
• Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species as all summer squashes (including zucchini and yellow crookneck squash). Acorn Squash is commonly mistaken as a gourd.

• The most common variety is dark green in color, often with a single splotch of orange on the side or top. However, newer varieties have arisen, including Golden Acorn, so named for its glowing yellow color, as well as varieties that are white.

• Winter squash is one of the richest sources of plant based anti-inflammatory nutrients such as omega 3s and beta-carotene, which are important for a strong immune system to help protect against colds and flu.

• Although winter squash has long been recognized as an important food source of carotenoids, only recently have research studies documented just how fantastic winter squash can be when it comes to these key antioxidants. For some groups of study participants, winter squash turns out to be the primary food source of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene in the entire diet. Continue reading

Nutrition Success, a 12-Week Online Weight Loss Program with Roy Fowler

Finally, a cost effective weight loss program that addresses the root causes of weight gain, and how to get your body healthy once and for all!  Often times, our weight loss efforts leave us feeling helpless, frustrated and depressed, but there are many unique and individual factors that can affect your body’s ability to lose weight. Our program is designed to identify and correct YOUR underlying causes of weight gain so that you can achieve your optimal weight.
During the 12-week program we will work together to uncover limiting factors and learn the necessary skills to eliminate them.  You will learn and apply good nutritional habits and set realistic and sustainable nutrition and fitness goals.  By the end of the 12 weeks, each participant will feel more comfortable in their skin, lose weight, and have renewed energy and a better understanding of their unique body and its relationship to real food.
This program is led by our very own, Roy Fowler.  With over 20 years of coaching experience, Roy brings an effective blend of coaching knowledge, intensity and motivation and is certified by the following:
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Certified Nutrition Coach, Precision Nutrition
  • Weight Loss Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Annual Members, who participate in our Elite Training program-including the Jump Start 3 month Elite Training program-will receive this added service at no additional cost.
  • This service is also available to all other member levels for $49.00 a month.
  • Community members, $129.00 per month.
  • The series launches, October 1st, 2015.

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Jim Tucker in Aptos Life local newspaper

Maintain a Positive Attitude during your path to health

 

By Jim Tucker

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Often when I meet with a Patient or Client, I am reminded that most of them simply want to feel and function better.  They desire to regain their health, move more freely and be able to enjoy life a little more.  Many aren’t even sure how they got to where they are now.  They have been focused on the day to day responsibilities of work, family, and finances and have found themselves middle aged, overweight, deconditioned, and often times in pain.   It is clear to them that something needs to change, but they don’t know where to start.  Remember the phrase “Today is first day of the rest of your life.”  Well, it’s true.  Change must start today with the decision to let go of the past and to focus on the future.  Though it is a simple decision, it will be a challenging, yet worthwhile journey. 

If you are one of the many who suffer from painful joints, chronic injuries, or have become so deconditioned that you just can’t seem to get yourself moving again, then it is time to get some help.  First, start by seeing your Medical Doctor to evaluate your health and/or diagnose that persistent pain you have been having.  It’s important to be screened for any major health issues as sometimes serious illness can remain silent, or have symptoms that are misinterpreted.  Once you have been cleared “Medically” by your Doctor, then it’s time to get moving again.  Seek treatment from a qualified Physical Therapist to help rehabilitate that nagging injury, relieve your pain, regain your mobility and restore your physical strength and endurance.  Join a gym or hire a Personal Trainer to help you stay on track with your goals.  Be consistent.  It’s well understood that regular physical activity and exercise contributes to good health.  Among other benefits, exercise prevents weight gain, decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, improves mood and energy levels, reduces joint pain, and strengthens bones.   If you need extra help losing weight, start a diet program or meet with a Nutrition or Weight-Loss Specialist.  Whatever it takes; just reach out and ask for some help; there are many who will answer your call.

Remember, your path to health and fitness and overcoming chronic deconditioning, disease, and pain, will take time, effort and allot of will power.  I usually advise people to plan on six to twelve months of consistent effort to rehabilitate an injury or to safely regain their physical mobility, cardiovascular fitness, or lose those extra pounds.  Put together your  “Team,” and with the right support system and a positive attitude, change will gradually happen.   

Start TODAY, because it’s the first day of the rest of your life.

When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy

Andrea Wachter is a local Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in eating disorders.  She is the co-founder of InnerSolutions Counseling Services and the co-author of The Don’t Diet, Live-it Workbook.

“When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy” in the Huffington Post by Andrea is about orthorexia, when healthy eating turns to a true obsession.  Our relationship with food is so important because eating is part of our every day and vital to our survival.  When the connection with something that is so integral to health, function, and life is dysfunctional, the effects can be immensely damaging to our physical and psychological well being.

Food for thought!