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FIT30 Part 1: TABATA30

MAC Fitness Team - Saturday, December 01, 2018

What is Tabata30? Tabata is a form of HIIT training (high-intensity interval training). The workout consists of performing one exercise for 20-seconds using maximum effort followed by a 10-second recovery period before a different exercise. In MAC’s Tabata30, the cycle lasts for eight rounds (four minutes). While short ..

Fad or Fiction? - Dec 2018

Jason Deranian - Saturday, December 01, 2018

SPRINT 8 Jason Deranian is MAC’s Fitness Director. As a devoted Personal Trainer and health enthusiast throughout his adult life, Jason created MAC’s fitness philosophy to prioritize expertly developed exercises over unfounded wellness trends. Here is his take on this month’s featured fitness craze.  ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: Dec 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Healthy Holiday Treats For many people, cookies and other sweets are a big part of holiday festivities. You may have your favorites that you make every year and give out to your friends, family, and coworkers or bring to holiday parties. You may have a recipe that has been handed down from your grandmother. However you enjoy holi ..

All Dietitians are Nutritionists, but NOT all Nutritionists are Dietitians

Jennifer Jasmin - Saturday, November 24, 2018

A closer look at the difference between a Registered Dietitian and a Nutritionist. We get it, it’s confusing. Hopefully, this post will clear away some of the mystery surrounding what exactly a registered dietitian is, why our department is such a valuable asset to your membership at Mount Auburn Club and also ..

Maneuvering Through the Holidays

MAC Nutrition Team - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Last month we covered some suggestions for getting the right mindset in place for maintaining your weight during the holidays. In this section, we focus on basic strategies to help you manage the multitude of holiday parties, dinners, and events while keeping your health goals in mind. Adjust your Exercise Routine Adding smal ..

Why You Should Say Yes to Dessert

MAC Nutrition Team - Friday, November 16, 2018

The Sneaky Psychology of Dessert and Why You Should Enjoy It For many of us, the holiday season can pose a challenge when it comes to food and nutrition. Perhaps you’re trying to be “good” and stay away from sweets, or you have weight-loss goals, or you’re trying to cut down on the carbs. W ..

Body Neutrality: A Rest-Stop Between Body-Hate and Body-Love and How to Get There

MAC Fitness Team - Thursday, November 08, 2018

We, as perfectly-flawed humans, can be easily influenced by the media. How many hours are spent glued to cell phones, scanning the plethora of media outlets (social media included) for answers to our questions and solutions to our problems? Through the media, we can find ourselves exposed and somewhat vulnerable to the images ..

Fad or Fiction? - Nov 2018

MAC Fitness Team - Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Advice is everywhere. Should you follow a system when working out? 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 kn ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: November 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, November 01, 2018

Healthy Thanksgiving Sides With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you may be starting to plan the holiday’s big feast. If you have a specific health or fitness goal or are interested in making the day’s offerings feel a little more balanced, you may want to think about making some simple ingredient swaps  ..

What's in Your Drink?

MAC Nutrition Team - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Should You Rethink Your Drink? For many people, October marks the start of months of celebrations that are a bit (or a lot) more indulgent than the rest of the year. Halloween candy leads to mashed potatoes, gravy, and pie, which lead to eggnog, glazed ham, and plenty of cookies and sweets. It can all spill into the new year (plenty of  ..