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12 Nov: Black Bean & Mango Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups cooked quinoa, at room temperature or chilled 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoon red OR white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 small lime) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper

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08 Nov: Expecting Immediate Results

One of the biggest reasons why some people fail to reach their fitness goals is a lack of patience. Oftentimes someone will start their fitness journey and improve their diet and exercise, but the results they are hoping for don’t come as quickly as they hoped. Since every area seems to be taken care of and nothing seems to be missing, they feel frustrated and quit. In these situations, the reality is that there was one thing missing: time.

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05 Nov: Taco Zucchini Noodles

INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 large zucchinis, spiralized 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 small brown onion, peeled and finely chopped 3 tbsp of homemade taco seasoning (or one packet of your favorite taco seasoning) 1/4 cup water 14 oz can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese fresh cilantro leaves one lime, sliced into wedges

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27 Oct: Say NO to Fad Diets

Let’s talk about fad diets! You’ve all heard of at least one. They come in a variety of names and all claim to get you FASTER and BETTER results! The thing about fad diets that usually gets consumers is the buzzwords revolving around commitment. “You can lose X amount in X amount by only paying X amount”. If you were told to plug away at something consistently for a year and you’d get slow results, CONSISTENT AND SUSTAINABLE slow results, you might be interested, or you might choose that quick fix.

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26 Oct: All About Stretching

Everywhere you look there are active Movimento members doing their strength routines, their cardio routines, and keeping active at home as well! And loving it. But do you ever have days where your joints hurt, your muscle soreness just won’t go away or that old back injury seems to be creeping up again? Are we missing something? Your answer may lie in stretching. Indeed, stretching gives us that important link between active movement and sedentary life. It can mean the difference between performing your best, or waking up the next day with a painful muscle. Perhaps you need to de-stress from life’s daily struggles, or increase range of motion in a particular area. Whatever the case may be, let’s delve into why and how stretching is paramount to your success!

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22 Oct: One-Pot Veggie Pasta

INGREDIENTS: 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 (8 oz.) package button mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 1 (14.5 oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 10 oz. thin whole-wheat spaghetti noodles 3 cups fresh spinach or baby spinach 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving For serving: 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil or parsley (optional)

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16 Oct: Mastering the Pushup

Drop and give me 50! Whether in movies, school gym class, or at the training facility, we have all been faced with doing everyone’s favorite upper body exercise (just admit it!), the push up. Arguably one of the most effective moves in workout history, the push up has been providing the human body with quick and anatomically safe chest/arm movement for almost everyone on their fitness journey.

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15 Oct: Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 4 large Chicken Breasts (whole or cut into strips) 1/4 cup Chicken Broth 1 tablespoon Cornstarch 2 cloves Garlic, minced 1/2 cup Coconut Cream 1/2 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes (drained if packed in oil) 1/2 cup Fresh Basil, chopped  Sea Salt  Pepper