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What is a SMART goal?

MAC Nutrition Team - Sunday, December 01, 2019

With the New Year right around the corner, a lot of people are making resolutions and setting goals. So, this is a good time to discuss what a SMART goal is. SMART goals are: Specific: What exactly do you want to do? Get as detailed as possible. Instead of “I will eat healthier,” choose a specific area of nutrition to focus on ..

5 tips to stay on track during vacation

MAC Fitness Team - Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Integrating exercise into your daily routine can be a struggle, let alone while on your summer getaway. Vacation, however, shouldn’t be synonymous with being sedentary and unhealthy. Research shows a reduction in exercise for even a short period of time can have health consequences. You can still have a relaxing vacation and get  ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: June 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Saturday, June 01, 2019

Start-of-Summer Smoothie June marks the start of summer! In the summer, many people crave colder foods, and some may prefer to spend a bit less time cooking. Enter: a refreshing summer smoothie! This dragon fruit smoothie’s bright pink color just screams summer. Dragon fruit gets its name from the scaly spikes on its skin.  ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: May 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Springtime Salad As the weather gets warmer, sometimes people want to spend a little less time in the kitchen. When that’s the case, I’m a big fan of assembling a meal rather than spending a lot of time cooking. This Southwestern-style salad is a nice and quick dinner meal for a busy night. You can make it even quicker and easi ..

How to Optimize Sleep & Rest for Better Health

MAC Fitness Team - Monday, April 01, 2019

Joe McCormack's specialty is motivating his clients to work hard and focus on best efforts with every workout. He loves teaching safe and proper form on exercises, has experience working with clients of all ages, and will tailor each workout to an individual’s needs and ability levels. Being the father of two boys ..

What is Fitness?

MAC Fitness Team - Monday, April 01, 2019

Chris Hays, () Mount Auburn Club Fitness Department Manager and Certified Personal Trainer, brings over ten years experience to his craft. He believes in continuous learning and following today's best-practices, which allows him to coach his clients from a place of knowledge and confidence. His balanced approach to health and fitnes ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: April 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Monday, April 01, 2019

Are you in need of a quick, healthy appetizer to bring over to your family’s get-together for Easter or another holiday? Or just a protein rich, fun snack? We’ve got you covered! I chose an Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip from Jenn Laughlin (https://peasandcrayons.com/2014/06/healthy-white-bean-dip-with-avocado-and-cilantro.html) to sh ..

FIT30 Part 2: STRIDE30

MAC Fitness Team - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Stride30 is a 30-minute interval training program focused on cardiovascular exercise. Participants are typically coached while using the treadmill, however, a stationary bike, recumbent bike, or elliptical may be used instead to accommodate limitations, injuries or preferences. Interval training is known to improve endura ..

Fad or Fiction - March 2019: Should You Hire a Personal Trainer?

MAC Fitness Team - Friday, March 01, 2019

Why Everyone Needs a Personal Trainer Chris Hays, Mount Auburn Club Fitness Department Manager and Certified Personal Trainer, brings over ten years experience to his craft. He believes in continuous learning and following today's best-practices, which allows him to coach his clients from a place of knowledge and confidence. His ba ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: March 2019

MAC Nutrition Team - Friday, March 01, 2019

Spring is just around the corner (finally)! For many people, this can mean a natural inclination towards slightly lighter food options, while still craving some warming foods as it can still be quite chilly out. A soup and a salad lunch or dinner can be just the thing this time of year: light yet satisfying, and refreshing yet warming.  ..