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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 ..

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  ..

Fad or Fiction - Oct 2018

Jason Deranian - Friday, October 12, 2018

Are All Machines Created Equal? 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 fitne ..

Osteoporosis and the Benefits of Strength Training

MAC Fitness Team - Thursday, October 11, 2018

You Can Effect Bone Health with the Right Exercise What is osteoporosis? Why is it so important (especially for women) to incorporate strength training into your exercise routine? Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become brittle and fragile due to loss of tissue. This means that bones may become weak and people are mo ..

Are numbers keeping you from your goals?

MAC Fitness Team - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Going Beyond Sets and Reps When performing a strength training workout, many people emphasize and depend on counting sets and reps (repetitions). Oftentimes, we see a workout on the internet or in a magazine and think, “aha I need to do 4 sets of 20 reps to tone,” or “I need to do 3 sets of 8 reps to build strength". As h ..

MAC's Recipe of the Month: Oct 2018

MAC Nutrition Team - Monday, October 01, 2018

Nutrient-Dense Dessert As the weather gets colder, many people find themselves craving slightly heavier foods, and foods made with comforting, warm spices. This dessert or snack bar packs a filling, satisfying, flavorful punch. It features the comforting flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin spice, and it is made with mostly whole, unpr ..

Understanding Grains

MAC Nutrition Team - Thursday, September 20, 2018

Are Grains the Enemy? With the rise of fad diets such as the paleo diet and the ketogenic diet, which reject grains, grains have ended up with a rather bad reputation. Many people express a desire to “stop eating bread” or “cut carbs.” However, such blanket statements about an entire food group fail to take into acc ..

Fad or Fiction? - September 2018

Jason Deranian - Friday, September 07, 2018

Small-group Personal Training By Jason Deranian 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’ ..