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  • Nutrition Tip: Ways to Make Healthier Food Choices When Dining Out

    It is summer time, and nearly every other night there is something going on: birthdays, catching up with friends, weddings, family gatherings, or the sound of eating dinner on a restaurant patio with a nice view is just too hard to pass up! Not only is everyone eating out more, but many of us are trying to stick to our

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  • Anthem Blue Cross, Woodland Hills Kicks it into High Gear for Diabetes

    The Anthem Blue Cross cafeteria in Woodland Hills was filled with anticipation preceding a recent Fit 4 The Cause corporate “fun”-raiser. Slowly but surely, employees and guest participants gathered at the corporate commissary in their sweat repellant attire and athletic shoes. At 5:30pm, an army of enthusiastic and nimble warriors flooded the room ready for a fitness battle. The catalyst,

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  • Nutrition Tip: Figs

    NOW IN SEASON: FIGS! You either love them or you hate them. But there’s just something about FRESH California figs! They are not a huge staple fruit in the American diet but they sure do have great nutritional benefits that aren’t commonly talked about. Figs are a great source of dietary FIBER (about 7 grams per serving of fresh figs)!

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  • Mall Madness

        The Oaks mall shoppers in Thousand Oaks were in for a surprise on their casual stroll. An hour long, kick ass cardio workout in the middle of the mall, left participants as well as spectators pumped up to help Fit 4 The Cause (“F4TC”) in anyway possible. Led by esteemed fitness gurus, Chris and Lisa Stevenson, participants engaged

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  • Nutrition Tip: Chia Seeds

    Ch-ch-ch-CHIA. Nearly a decade ago, we only saw infomercials about these seeds and how they created the craziest looking pets. But over the last few years the health benefits of chia seeds have circumvented the importance of spouted pets leading you to see them in nearly every grocery store. Question is, why is everyone obsessing over these tiny seeds and

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  • Nutrition Tip: Cold Pressed Juices

    Cold-Pressed Juices We’re beginning to see cold-pressed juiceries popping up faster than Starbucks these days and you may be seeing these juices uploaded on every social media platform. You’re probably asking yourself: “what is all the hype about cold-pressed juices and what the heck does cold-pressed even mean!?” Although juice cleansing has become one of the biggest diet fads of

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  • Nutrition Tip: Post Cardiovascular Workout Meal/ Snack

    In honor of this past Sunday’s Camp Pendleton World Famous Mud-Run, here is a little somethin’ somethin’ about the importance of a post- CARDIOVASCULAR workout meal/snack! To some, nutrition is not in the forefront of their thoughts, where to others it is EVERYTHING, while the rest are just not sure what the heck to eat after each workout. After a

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  • Getting Down and Dirty

    On the way down to Camp Pendleton for World Famous Mud Run, I became teary-eyed while reviewing our mission and vision for this new non-profit. The dream to help others through group exercise programs began about 7 years ago while morphing into a fitness lifestyle.   The long narrative on the estimated 40-page Form 1023 application for recognition of tax exemption

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  • Nutrition Tip: Watermelon

    It’s that time of the year where we begin seeing this fruit out at BBQs as a side on a hot summer evening. The sweet and refreshing fruit I’m speaking of is watermelon. Deliciousness aside, it has a handful of nutritional benefits and better yet, it’s low in calories! Watermelon contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A (an antioxidant, and

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  • Nutrition Tip: Hydration

    Spring has ARRIVED and so has the HEAT! During these warm days nothing is more important than HYDRATING, especially when exercising. Here are some tips to make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated while being active out in the heat!– Drink WATER! You want to drink a good amount of water before a workout (~2-3 cups), during (sipping is necessary) and

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